5 Steps to Find Speaking Gigs
You have the desire to start speaking to a wider audience but you’re not sure where to start.
You see industry leaders speaking from the stage and you’d love to be one of them. ut, how can you get there?
You dream f being a confident and mesmerizing speaker who influences millions and creates a movement with her message. f you only knew where to start!
But wait ... What if getting started as a speaker were only a few steps away?
Because the truth is ... is!
Follow these simple steps and get yourself & your message in front of the people who need to hear it--stat!
Identify 2-3 topics you want to talk about.
Write them down.
Identify who your speech is for.
In other words, who’s your ideal audience? Is it mompreneurs, high-performers, awakening empaths, women who want to change their career, etc.?
Use Google to search for places where your ideal audience might gather.
Good places to start with are local meetups, chambers of commerce, networking groups or organizations, industry-specific conferences, volunteering organizations, etc. At the beginning, you’ll be speaking for free and I recommend speaking as much as you can. Your goal is to practice your speaking skill, refine your message, and build your platform (i.e., get your name out there). In addition, speaking for free is totally okay if you’re using it as a way to market your business.
Create an Excel spreadsheet where you list all the places you found, and keep track of who you've contacted and when.
Make sure your spreadsheet includes: name of event (meetup, organization, conference, etc.), name and email of contact person, date you contacted them, date of first follow-up, date of second follow-up, and notes (on the type of events they host and what they’re looking for. This is based on what you gather from their website).
Select the first 3 events and write to the organizer offering to speak to their audience.
Make sure you’ve done some research on the types of events that they host, and make sure you focus on how your talk can enefit their audience. This is super-important: your talk’s about them, not you. What is the audience going to get from it? If you can, include concrete results (i.e., 3 strategies to love your body--right now!).
Wait 10-15 days. If they don’t respond, follow up with them. Keep at it.
It’s important to keep in mind that speaking is a long-term game. The more you do it, the better you become.
The better you become, the more people start noticing you and inviting to their events.
So start today, get your name out there, and try to have fun while doing it!
With much love,
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