As many established speakers will tell you, it takes more than an attractive slide deck and showmanship to really make your mark in the speaking industry. There's a lot of hard work that goes on off-stage, and that doesn't even include working on the actual presentations. Speaking is a referral based business which means you will need a solid strategy in place to make sure you make the right impressions with organizers and your audience in order to maximize your speaking careers.
For this episode, we have author and professional speaker, Andrew Davis join us as we go into the business of building a speaking career – warts and all! We dive deep as we talk about the formula and strategy when it comes to building a long-lasting speaking career, what you can do to multiply your amount of gigs, fee structures and so much more.
Andrew also shares how he tracks the variables into what gets you another speaking gig, the different components event organizers look for in a speaker and why you shouldn't make any excuses on why you cost so much as a speaker.
This was a fantastic chat with Andrew which is a must-listen for anyone who wants to start or develop their speaking careers. So get your notepads and pens out, sit back, relax and enjoy!
Essential Learning Points From This Episode:
- How Andrew manages to give 50 speaking gigs a year and what he means by a speech cycle.
- Andrew shares his strategy when it comes to offering your speaking services to events.
- The different kinds of gigs you will be attending and the referrals you can expect from them.
- How to make sure that you get paid on time as a speaker.
- Much, much more!
Important Links & Mentions From This Episode:
- Andrew Davis' website
- Andrew Davis on Twitter
- Joe Pulizzi
- Content Marketing World
- Scott Straten
- Jay Baer
- YoupreneurFM Episode with Jeff Walker
- Youpreneur Summit 2017
- Personal Branding Roadmap
- Sign-up for the FREE Youpreneur Launchpad Training Course
- Youpreneur Personal Brand Business Building Community
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Chris founded Youpreneur® in 2015. He is a serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker and author of the bestselling books “Virtual Freedom” and “Rise of the Youpreneur”. He hosts our weekly podcast, Youpreneur.FM, as well as our annual conference, the Youpreneur Summit. Chris is based in Cambridge, UK.