Public Speaking – 4 Tips on How to Get Paid to be a Motivational Speaker
Public Speaking – How to Get Paid to be a Motivational Speaker
1. Start With What You Know
The first thing you need to do is to start with something that you really care about and that you think is really important for people to know about. Become educated and knowledgeable in that subject. Then begin to offer speeches or small workshops to people within your circle for free to get experience and gain credibility.
You will have to hustle and work hard to begin your public speaking career, but with anything that requires hard work, if you persist it will reward you exponentially.
2. Talk for Free
To be paid for public speaking,you must first give many free such talks to become known and have credibility as a motivational speaker. Professional speakers have one central focus. They always think about how to get more public speaking engagements.
You will have to offer many free talks to establish yourself as an experienced public speaker before you cans tart to get paid. As more people begin to know you and associate your as a motivational speaker, you can begin to ask for money to give talks at events and in organizations around the world.
3. Build an International Career
The next step, to be paid to be a public speaker around the world, is to choose one country outside of your own and work hard to get public speaking engagements there. You have to ask and look for business with international corporations.
Focus on your specialized subject and ask organizations to give you the chance to speak to their employees. Find out if they have used motivational speakers in the past and if they are likely to use one again.
4. Learn Another Language
Learn another language to increase your opportunity to get more public speaking engagements as a motivational speaker in a another language. Being able to speak more than one language will make you stand out from your competition and be able to engage with a wider audience.
Pick a widely spoken language in a country that is surrounded by other countries that you can work in.
5. Hang Around After a Public Speaking Engagement
You want to make sure that you stay around after you’ve given a speech or a talk. Offer to talk with others, perhaps on another subject. You’ll be amazed how much more business you can get if you hang around and talk with people after you have given a speech.
People will ask you to come and speak with their people in their organization.
By following these basic tips, you’ll be able to get started with your public speaking career and begin giving motivational talks at organizations around the world.
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