4 Tips to Help You Book Your First Speaking Engagement

A public speaking career can be a lucrative and rewarding way to make a living. But if you’re still trying to book your first gig, you might feel as if you’re never going to be able to launch your career.

Finding your first speaking engagement can certainly be difficult, but it’s not impossible. Today I’m going to share four tips to help you find that first gig. These are things I learned through trial and error when I was starting out as a speaker, and they can help you land your first speaking engagement and pave the way to the rest of your career.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Public Speaking

Becoming a professional public speaker isn’t always easy — you have to be charismatic yet collected, unique yet relatable, and sincere yet inspirational. It’s a delicate balance and on top of that, you want to make sure you are delivering a message that is clear and entertaining. 

Luckily, whether you’re giving a live and in-person speech or conducting a virtual presentation, there are a few fundamental techniques that, when used, will dramatically improve the value of your speech. On the other hand, there are also a few pitfalls that you need to watch out for. 

So, here are the dos and don’ts of public speaking to improve your speech and captivate your audience.

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5 Mistakes to Avoid During Closing Remarks of a Speech

Is your speech for your next event prepared and ready to go? The introduction and body of your presentation might be in good shape. But don’t forget about your closing remarks.

Often, your audience will remember your final words the longest. So don’t waste this important part of your speech. It can be difficult to craft closing remarks that are brief but make an impact on your audience. With a few small changes, however, you can end your speech with a bang.

Here are five common mistakes you should avoid during your closing remarks for a speech.

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Public Speaking Classes: Everything You Need to Know

Being a talented public speaker is a skill that is able to help advance a wide range of careers. The first step in this pursuit typically begins with enrolling in public speaking classes to help you master the craft.

Whether you are a published author trying to promote your new book, a marketing specialist presenting an important pitch at work, or anything in-between, being a great public speaker is something that is sure to be incredibly valuable.

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6 Tips to Improve Your Public Speaking Voice

When most people think about how to improve their public speaking skills, they often overlook one of the most important tools at their disposal: your speaking voice.

Common public speaking tips might include how to start your speech or how to overcome public speaking fears, but your voice influences the impact of your speech and can make or break its success.

Fortunately, you can learn to use your voice, just like playing a musical instrument, to increase your power and persuasiveness in any conversation or speech that you give.  This is becoming increasingly important now that a lot of presentations are being done virtually.

All you need is a little bit of guidance, so now I’m going to walk you through my 6 tips to help you improve your public speaking voice. … Read more

15 Ways to Start a Speech + Bonus Tips

You have heard the saying “First impressions are lasting; you never get a second chance to create a good first impression.”

The same is true when talking about how to start a speech…

The truth is, when you start your speech, you must focus everything on making a positive first impression on your audience members (especially if you are doing the presentation virtually). The introduction is basically the formal greetings for speeches, so let’s be sure to get this right to really hook the audience.

Here are 15 different ways to start a speech as well as 2 extra BONUS tips at the end…. Read more

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