Public Speaking

7 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Land Speaking Gigs

When I started out as a public speaker, I had to hustle to find gigs. I sent cold emails, reached out to old friends and former colleagues, and submitted proposal after proposal to conferences. But today, 90% of my speaking opportunities come from people who reach...

How I Landed a Speaking Gig with the Miami Dolphins

I was recently asked to speak to the Miami Dolphins' rookies about personal branding and how to use social media to amplify their message. I've spoken in dozens of college athletic departments, but this was my first time speaking to professional athletes. I was understandably excited, and...

How to Snag Speaking Engagements

[caption id="attachment_250" align="alignright" width="260"] That's me speaking at Ole Miss at an athletic department staff meeting in April 2015 on the current state of intercollegiate athletics[/caption] Public speaking can be a great way to establish yourself as an expert in your field, but the opportunities don't...