A few weeks ago, we shared this article with our audience via our email newsletter are were astounding by how many speakers were looking for this exact information—how do you go from a relatively unknown speaker to hitting the internation stage and getting paid for it?
Forbes writer Joe Escobedo interviews Jeff Gomez, CEO of Starlight Runner, who outlines what he learned after returning from his world-tour of speaking.
See the original article “6 Steps To Becoming A High-Paid International Speaker” to dive more deeply into the information, or see the highlights in the infographic we’ve created below.
1. It’s about the message, not the money.
You have to feel so strongly about your message, that you are willing to go around the world to share it with to everyone.
2. Create a system that you can teach like a story
Each chapter of the story must consist of a major point. Add these points together, to make up a message that is both logical and exciting.
3. Be able to demonstrate how your system gets results
Show the efficacy of your system using real case studies. It pays to research how your message can be localized.
4. Test your system with people from different countries
Convey how your message is relevant to different countries. This means testing your ideas with people from other countries and cultures.
5. Give away your system; yes for free
Gain credibility and respect by publish a book, creating a blog, podcast, or a set of resources that you can offer access to for free.
6. Spread the word through social media and reach out to international influencers
Search for relevant international thought leaders on your topic and connect with them via Start by retweeting their content, and adding an insightful comment (e.g. an observation or a direct quote), then introduce yourself, and share with them your work.
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