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Professional Speaking 101: What You Can Learn from TED Speakers

One of my favorite things to do when I have some free time is to surf and watch videos on TED.com. If you’ve somehow missed the TED phenomenon, you should know that the site features 20 minute presentations from some of the world’s top thought...

Earn More Money with a Book: 10 Business Model Options for Nonfiction Authors

A book is a fantastic credibility-builder and can create a wide variety of opportunities for authors. While the book itself can generate some revenues, the real profits come from the other revenue-generating activities that you can create around the book. Here are some ideas to...

Become a Professional Speaker: How to Create a Speaker Sheet

If you’re just getting started in professional speaking, one of the most important pieces of marketing collateral you will need is a speaker sheet. This is a simple document that can be given to those who would book you to speak at an event. There...

Resources for Getting Started with Professional Speaking

In yesterday’s post, I covered how authors can break in to professional speaking. 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...

How Authors Can Break in to Professional Speaking

Though it may be among people’s top fears—next to the fear of flying and ahead of the fear of death—public speaking has many advantages. As the featured speaker at an event, conference or meeting, you are perceived as the ultimate authority in the room. Speakers...

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