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Resources for Getting Started with Professional Speaking

In yesterday’s post, I covered how authors can break in to professional Resources for professional speakingspeaking. Here are some additional ideas and resources for getting started with speaking.

  • Contact local chambers of commerce and service groups such as Rotary and Kiwanis.
  • For trade associations, search online for <your city> plus “association,” “group,” or “organization.”
  • Let peers and clients know that you’re available to speak. Ask what groups they belong to and if they can connect you with the right people.
  • For schools, contact department administrators and coordinators (those who would handle your particular subject matter).

It really isn’t that hard to get booked once you start looking around!

Resources for Speakers

www.Toastmasters.org – Find a chapter near you to learn the craft of speaking professionally

http://www.nsaspeaker.org/ – National Speakers’ Association

http://www.astd.org/ – American Society for Training and Development

http://www.asla.com/ – American Seminar Leaders Association

http://SpeakerNetNews.com – Free newsletter with subscriber tips for speakers

LinkedIn Groups

http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=48422 – ASTD National

http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=125470 – Global Keynote Speakers Association

http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1742397 – Need a Speaker/Be a Speaker

http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=37544 – Professional Speakers and Seminar Leaders

Books

Speak and Grow Rich by Dottie Walters and Lilly Walters

The Wealthy Speaker by Jane Atkinson

Money Talks: How to Make a Million as a Speaker by Alan Weiss

 

Contact local chambers of commerce and service groups such as Rotary and Kiwanis. For trade associations, search online for <your city> plus “association,” “group,” or “organization.” Also start letting peers and clients know that you’re available to speak. Ask what groups they belong to and if they can connect you with the right people. It really isn’t that hard to get booked once you start looking around.

Resources for Speakers

 

v     www.Toastmasters.org – Find a chapter near you to learn the craft of speaking professionally

v     http://www.nsaspeaker.org/ – National Speakers’ Association

v     http://www.astd.org/ – American Society for Training and Development

v     http://www.asla.com/ – American Seminar Leaders Association

v     http://SpeakerNetNews.com – Free newsletter with subscriber tips for speakers

 

LinkedIn Groups

 

v     http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=48422 – ASTD National

v     http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=125470 – Global Keynote Speakers Association

v     http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1742397 – Need a Speaker/Be a Speaker

v     http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=37544 – Professional Speakers and Seminar Leaders

 

Books

 

v     Speak and Grow Rich by Dottie Walters and Lilly Walters

v     The Wealthy Speaker by Jane Atkinson

v     Money Talks: How to Make a Million as a Speaker by Alan Weiss

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