Tag: public speaking

Book Award Winner: Keynote Mastery: The Personal Journey of a Professional Speaker

Book Award Winner: Keynote Mastery: The Personal Journey of a Professional Speaker

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Gold Author Name: Patrick Schwerdtfeger Synopsis Keynote Mastery is a raw and personal account of Patrick Schwerdtfeger’s journey as a professional speaker. The book demonstrates that anyone with tenacity and determination can build a career as a keynote speaker. If you have ever wanted an inside look at what it takes to […]

The Business of Public Speaking: Speaker Intake Form

The Business of Public Speaking: Speaker Intake Form

When I receive an inquiry from someone who wants to hire me as a speaker for their event, I go through a series of questions to make sure I understand the scope of the opportunity. This Speaker Intake Form helps me collect all of the data I need to move forward and meet expectations for […]

The Business of Public Speaking: Transitioning to Paid Speaking

The Business of Public Speaking: Transitioning to Paid Speaking

If you want speaking to become a revenue stream for you, start by getting as many free engagements under your belt as possible. Then begin reaching out to companies and conferences that need speakers. Professional speakers typically earn $2,500 to $10,000 and up for a keynote presentation, plus travel expenses. It can be a lucrative […]

Public Speaking Basics: Give Great Presentations

Public Speaking Basics: Give Great Presentations

While you may think you have good public speaking skills, it doesn’t always mean that you will dazzle an audience. Professional speakers spend years developing and refining their craft. At the very least, you should put some effort into cultivating your skills so that you leave your audience with a great impression. Here’s how: Develop […]

How Authors Can Break in to Professional Speaking

How Authors Can Break in to Professional Speaking

Public speaking is always near the top of people’s worst fears. Though even the thought of talking in front of an audience might make your palms sweat and your legs buckle, there are many resources to help get you started and banish the fears and stigmas associated with it (see our “Professional Speaking Resources” post […]