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How to Start Your Own
Profitable Motivational Speaking
Secrets to Paid Speaking
The Secrets that Made Me a $2500.00 -
$3500 an Hour Motivational Speaker
"It's easy to lose a
small fortune buying information
products that prove a disappointment. .
But you are a marvelous teacher"
Pedersen, Orangeville Canada
Dear Would be Speaker
If you are interested in becoming a well
paid speaker either full time or part time this
article will help get you started.
The Path to Profitable Speaking By
Every month I receive numerous emails from
people all over North America asking how I got
into the speaking business and how they can
too. To respond to these many inquiries I
wrote Public Speaking for Profit and Pleasure.
Here are ten timely tips, from my manual, to
get you started on the path to profitable
1. You know that you might have what it takes
to become a speaker if you feel compelled to
speak. The fact that you were drawn to this
article and clicked The Path to Profitable
Speaking indicates a definite interest and a
possible compulsion. If you feel compelled to
speak you can easily learn how. You can
accomplish whatever you put your mind to.
2. Good speakers enjoy what they do and the
audience senses their enjoyment and responds
positively. Enthusiasm is essential in an
3. If you want to become a successful, well
paid speaker you must become well known.
Promotion and publicity are vital to your
4. Leave your promotional
footprints wherever you go so people find you
5. After each speech ask those who hired you
for a written testimonial. Use these
testimonials, or parts of them, in your
advertising and publicity. I have never had
people refuse to provide a testimonial for me.
Sometimes I have had to remind them, but no
one has ever refused.
6.Access free publicity whenever possible.
Write and submit press releases frequently.
Writers and editors are always looking for new
story material and your press release could
result in an interview and a story being
written about you, your work and/or your
7. Some new speakers say that it is difficult
to establish a reputation as a speaker when
many businesses are reluctant to hire unknowns
to in-service their employees. I solved this
problem by offering to speak free of charge
...with certain conditions attached of course.
8. To get speaking engagements you must
present yourself to people looking for
speakers. Every community has an abundance of
organizations, associations and service groups
in need of speakers for their conferences,
banquets and in-service sessions. Make
yourself known to them.
9.Write and record
material related to the topics you speak on
and offer these products for sale as back of
the room items after every speech. Sales of
these back of the room items frequently exceed
the speaking fee you receive. Publish on
demand using your computer and printer. Only
have your products produced professionally
when you see that they are selling well.
10. Promote yourself and your products within
each speech, but in just the right dosage. Too
much self promotion and you can turn your
audience against you. Too little and they
might ignore your products altogether.
This is just a sample of what you will learn
in Public Speaking for Profit and Pleasure.
Each tip presented here is expanded upon in
the manual providing you with valuable
information to get started in your own
profitable speaking business.
Good luck on the path to
Vital Profitable Speaking Resources
" I will be by your
as you learn
"Yes Mike, show me how to earn
$2500- $3500 ,
two or three times a month, just by speaking"
"Mike, I live in
my own little writing and speaking world
and most days I couldn't tell you what
time it is or the day of the month. Thus,
I called you on NEW YEARS DAY. Did you
fuss? Did you tell me it was a holiday and
to call back some other time (as you
should have)? Nope. You talked to me, were
very warm and friendly, and answered all
of my questions. You are for real.
THAT'S what counts into today's marketing.
Give me real or my money stays in the
bank. I so appreciate your ... ah ...
REALISM. (Is that a word?)"