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Get Booked, Public Speaker! – Tips From A to Z | Tip V

Tip V

So I’ve filled up the SpeakerTunity™ You Tube Channel with tons of useful content for speakers, leaders and authors seeking to use speaking as a way to attract clients–and to get booked for those gigs.. Yet, I still have more tips for you! So we’re going to cover them from A to Z, short tips which pack a big wallop!

Today’s Tip is …..

V is for Verbal Pitch. Now as for the content of your verbal followup phone call…sometimes you’ll be talking to a voicemail and sometimes to a real human being. Either way, you want to have your verbal presentation down so you can deliver it impactfully and concisely. So write it out first and then rehearse it. You can adapt as you go, but this should be as natural as your “elevator pitch” by the time you’ve got it embedded into your mind! And don’t be thrown off if you actually get a real live person…small talk and chit chat are great, even questions about what they want in a speaker, but then you’ll still need to get into the nitty gritty of your pitch. Be prepared, so you don’t stumble — and use the time wisely!

So this one in a series of 26, presented by SpeakerTunity Cities Regional Speaker Lead Directories. If you like this tip, please subscribe to the SpeakerTunity You Tube Channel so you can get the other 25, and see all of the more extended segments we’ve posted to help you get booked locally and across North America.

Get Booked, Public Speaker! – Tips From A to Z | Tip U

Tip U

So I’ve filled up the SpeakerTunity™ You Tube Channel with tons of useful content for speakers, leaders and authors seeking to use speaking as a way to attract clients–and to get booked for those gigs.. Yet, I still have more tips for you! So we’re going to cover them from A to Z, short tips which pack a big wallop!

Today’s Tip is …..

U is for Uncork Your Enthusiastic Voice on the Phone. If you are trying to get booked for speaking, then the mostly deadly mistake you can make is to sound boring, monotone or uninteresting in your follow-up phone call. You need to let them hear just how compelling a speaker you would be on stage, by giving them a slight preview in your phone call –whether they pick it up on the voicemail or hear you in person.

So this one in a series of 26, presented by SpeakerTunity Cities Regional Speaker Lead Directories. If you like this tip, please subscribe to the SpeakerTunity You Tube Channel so you can get the other 25, and see all of the more extended segments we’ve posted to help you get booked locally and across North America.

Get Booked, Public Speaker! – Tips From A to Z | Tip T

Tip T

So I’ve filled up the SpeakerTunity™ You Tube Channel with tons of useful content for speakers, leaders and authors seeking to use speaking as a way to attract clients–and to get booked for those gigs.. Yet, I still have more tips for you! So we’re going to cover them from A to Z, short tips which pack a big wallop!

Today’s Tip is …..

T is for Testimonials. We’ve talked before about how important it is for you to get testimonials from people who have booked you to influence future bookers. However, did you know there are now services that can help you capture on-site video testimonials almost from the moment when you get off stage from both bookers and attendees? You can fill up your speaker website or webpage with tons of great testimonials. Our favorite is SoTellus.com. Using technology, you can make this a breeze and show what a dynamic speaker you are through the eyes of your audience!   

So this one in a series of 26, presented by SpeakerTunity Cities Regional Speaker Lead Directories. If you like this tip, please subscribe to the SpeakerTunity You Tube Channel so you can get the other 25, and see all of the more extended segments we’ve posted to help you get booked locally and across North America.

Get Booked, Public Speaker! – Tips From A to Z | Tip S

Tip S

So I’ve filled up the SpeakerTunity™ You Tube Channel with tons of useful content for speakers, leaders and authors seeking to use speaking as a way to attract clients–and to get booked for those gigs.. Yet, I still have more tips for you! So we’re going to cover them from A to Z, short tips which pack a big wallop!

Today’s Tip is …..

S is for Social Media. When people see on social media that you are booked as a speaker, it reaffirms in their minds that you are available for speaking opportunities. One of the best ways to keep getting those invites flowing in, is to make sure that you promote your appearances on social media. Use this tool as a way to remind folks that they should refer you to meeting, events and conference bookers they might know. Keep your profile as a speaker high on social media, and it will continue to spur invites. Whenever possible, do Facebook live broadcasts from your events, to show people you are in the thick of the action!

So this one in a series of 26, presented by SpeakerTunity Cities Regional Speaker Lead Directories. If you like this tip, please subscribe to the SpeakerTunity You Tube Channel so you can get the other 25, and see all of the more extended segments we’ve posted to help you get booked locally and across North America.

Get Booked, Public Speaker! – Tips From A to Z | Tip R

Tip R

So I’ve filled up the SpeakerTunity™ You Tube Channel with tons of useful content for speakers, leaders and authors seeking to use speaking as a way to attract clients–and to get booked for those gigs.. Yet, I still have more tips for you! So we’re going to cover them from A to Z, short tips which pack a big wallop!

Today’s Tip is …..

R is for Referrals. There are so many different ways to get speaking referrals, and many leaders don’t take advantage of them! Ever think of asking your audience? Some speakers I know provide a short evaluation sheet that asks “do know of other organizations that might like to have me come and speak? Please let us know on this form!”  What about friends, family, other professionals in your business, clubs, masterminds or churches that you belong to? Ask them! Referrals are all around you. Ask the person who just booked you, who else they know. You can stimulate referrals by being present to the opportunities already around –and expressing a desire to be connected!

So this one in a series of 26, presented by SpeakerTunity Cities Regional Speaker Lead Directories. If you like this tip, please subscribe to the SpeakerTunity You Tube Channel so you can get the other 25, and see all of the more extended segments we’ve posted to help you get booked locally and across North America.

Get Booked, Public Speaker! – Tips From A to Z | Tip Q

Tip Q

So I’ve filled up the SpeakerTunity™ You Tube Channel with tons of useful content for speakers, leaders and authors seeking to use speaking as a way to attract clients–and to get booked for those gigs.. Yet, I still have more tips for you! So we’re going to cover them from A to Z, short tips which pack a big wallop!

Today’s Tip is …..

Q is for Questions. When you get a booker on the phone—and he or she is showing interest—what do you ask?

  • How long would the presentation be?
  • Can you present video or slides?
  • Would this be for a primary stage — or for breakouts or workshops?
  • How many people would be expected?
  • Can you sell something from the stage, make a free offer, or is it presentation ONLY?
  • Can you do handouts?
  • What would you need from me for promotional purposes?
  • Is there a fee involved or is travel covered? If travel is covered, how many nights in the hotel? 
  • If there is no fee, will you be provided lunch or dinner? Or are there any other considerations?

Ask the questions that will ensure you and the booker are on the same page, and make your presentation a success!

So this one in a series of 26, presented by SpeakerTunity Cities Regional Speaker Lead Directories. If you like this tip, please subscribe to the SpeakerTunity You Tube Channel so you can get the other 25, and see all of the more extended segments we’ve posted to help you get booked locally and across North America.

Get Booked, Public Speaker! – Tips From A to Z | Tip P

Tip P

So I’ve filled up the SpeakerTunity™ You Tube Channel with tons of useful content for speakers, leaders and authors seeking to use speaking as a way to attract clients–and to get booked for those gigs.. Yet, I still have more tips for you! So we’re going to cover them from A to Z, short tips which pack a big wallop!

Today’s Tip is …..

P is for Promotion. You’ve got the gig…don’t be quiet about it. Get the word out on social media, though local traditional media, trade publications, your podcast and elsewhere– when and where you’ll be speaking. Not only will you endear yourself to the organization, but you tell the world that you are in demand. Success begets more success. Let people see you are available for speaking gigs and they must might connect you up with another one! So promote, promote, promote!

So this one in a series of 26, presented by SpeakerTunity Cities Regional Speaker Lead Directories. If you like this tip, please subscribe to the SpeakerTunity You Tube Channel so you can get the other 25, and see all of the more extended segments we’ve posted to help you get booked locally and across North America.

Get Booked, Public Speaker! – Tips From A to Z | Tip O

Tip O

So I’ve filled up the SpeakerTunity™ You Tube Channel with tons of useful content for speakers, leaders and authors seeking to use speaking as a way to attract clients–and to get booked for those gigs.. Yet, I still have more tips for you! So we’re going to cover them from A to Z, short tips which pack a big wallop!

Today’s Tip is …..

O is for Offer. Do you have a clear and concise offer? Have you created either a compelling free offer that is irresistible for the audience to register for– including a possible free consultation or strategy session? Or have you structured a product that is easy, clear and priced right for the audience? Have you provided incentives for them to buy—such as bonuses, or limited time availability, or special only for this event? Even if you are just selling a book, you should have in mind where you are taking this audience next—a coaching program, a webinar, an event, etc. Knowing exactly what you are marketing and your marketing sequence will actually make it easier for you to sell yourself with confidence to your next booker.

So this one in a series of 26, presented by SpeakerTunity Cities Regional Speaker Lead Directories. If you like this tip, please subscribe to the SpeakerTunity You Tube Channel so you can get the other 25, and see all of the more extended segments we’ve posted to help you get booked locally and across North America.

Get Booked, Public Speaker! – Tips From A to Z | Tip N

Tip N

So I’ve filled up the SpeakerTunity™ You Tube Channel with tons of useful content for speakers, leaders and authors seeking to use speaking as a way to attract clients–and to get booked for those gigs.. Yet, I still have more tips for you! So we’re going to cover them from A to Z, short tips which pack a big wallop!

Today’s Tip is …..

N is for Network with Other Speakers. Want great intel on organizations, meetings, associations and events that are bringing in speakers? Network with other speaker!. While some may be stingy in their responses, fearful they are giving away their own future stages, but most speakers are generous and will be willing to tell you about opportunities that you might never have thought of. Sharing some of your nuggets will undoubtedly open the gate for a dialogue that could generate a multitude of opportunities for you. 

So this one in a series of 26, presented by SpeakerTunity Cities, Regional Speaker Lead Directories. if you like this tip, please subscribe to the SpeakerTunity You Tube Channel so you can get the other 25, and see all of the more extended segments we’ve posted to help you get booked locally and across North America.

Get Booked, Public Speaker! – Tips From A to Z | Tip M

Tip M

So I’ve filled up the SpeakerTunity™ You Tube Channel with tons of useful content for speakers, leaders and authors seeking to use speaking as a way to attract clients–and to get booked for those gigs.. Yet, I still have more tips for you! So we’re going to cover them from A to Z, short tips which pack a big wallop!

Today’s Tip is …..

M is for Meeting Planners. Meeting planners are often on staff or hired as outsourced experts when a company or an association is putting on a regional, national or international conference. But they are hard to reach, and often shield themselves from directly talking to speakers. Most often you apply for their events on a website or through a “call for speakers.” But if you are able to talk directly to a meeting planner, you can start building a relationship. Many planners work for multiple companies and if you’re not right for one, you might be right for another. There are actually several national associations of meeting planners, and you might explore attending one of their local chapter meetings to network. You can buy lists of meeting planners, but in my experience those lists tend to be very outdated. Better to see if you can locate them through LinkedIn. Alternate names for these professionals are conference planners, event managers, event coordinators, director of events, education directors.    

So this one in a series of 26, presented by SpeakerTunity Cities Regional Speaker Lead Directories. If you like this tip, please subscribe to the SpeakerTunity You Tube Channel so you can get the other 25, and see all of the more extended segments we’ve posted to help you get booked locally and across North America.

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