So you’ve watched some TED Talks and you’ve decided you want to start a speaking career! You’ve got this! But before you jump in head first, make sure that you have these 3 key things in place:
1. Find Your Niche
This one is pretty straightforward – find a topic to speak about. Chances are if you are seriously considering a speaking career, you’ve already got this one nailed down. But if you don’t, sit down and strategize. Ask yourself these questions:
- Am I an expert on this topic? If not, how can I become one?
- Am I passionate about this topic?
- Who is my audience?
- Does my audience care about this topic? How do I connect with them?
2. Branded Materials
Unless you are a globally known sensation like Oprah, you’ll likely need to promote yourself and your speaking capabilities. Start by creating your own brand. Work with graphic design experts to create everything from a business card to letterhead, an email signature, leave-behinds, promotional flyers, and a custom website design. Our favorite graphic designers these days come from DesignFixx. Go check them out and tell them we sent you for a special discount! www.designfixx.com.
3. A Well Designed Presentation
You’ve selected your niche and branded yourself, what’s next? You’ll need a well-designed presentation to supplement your speech. There are tons of reasons why you need a visually appealing deck, but one is that it will help keep your audiences attention. Here’s where our experts at GoPrezo come in! We can create a custom presentation for you for only $45/slide! A good presentation can make or break you – it’s worth every penny.
These are the things you need to get started, the possibilities of where you can go are endless. Wishing you all the best luck on your journey! If you have any other tips, leave them below in the comments!