Landing a one-off gig is great, but if you want to make a career out of professional speaking, having the event ask you back for repeat talks will add to your bottom line and help your business grow.
Networking is crucial for both speakers and event organizers: rubbing shoulders with the right people increases your chances of finding the right event and the right speaker.
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Here’s how speakers can help improve your company performance:
Business and leadership speakers are people who offer talks about how to convey a vision, whether this is for a cause, organization, industry, team or individuals. They set out strategies that others can follow, and inspire groups to work towards a common goal.
Technology seems to be moving faster and faster as advancement is transforming and inspiring almost every industry. Technology speakers can help make sense of, inspire and impact how your organization views and uses technology.
As a panel moderator, asking insightful and interesting questions is your biggest responsibilities, don’t make up your mind about the topic, rather come in with the perspective that you are intensely interested in the topic and want to gain insights by questioning the panelists.
“According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” -Jerry Seinfeld
The fear of public speaking even supersedes the fear of death-- isn’t that shocking?
A Chinese proverb says, “Tell me something, I’ll forget; show me, I’ll remember, involve me, I’ll understand.”
According to recent studies, when people participate in a presentation, the material becomes at least three times more memorable for them than if they merely listened to a lecture.
Most people have to make a presentation at some point in their career—whether it’s in front of a small group or in an auditorium.
No matter the size, the stakes are the same: How can you convince someone of what you’re saying—and how can you build your confidence about speaking to groups of people?
But even individuals who speak in front of crowds all the time will tell you that nerves never go away, entirely.
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