public speaking Tag

How public speaking has led to real results

Public speaking has positioned me as an expert and given me extreme confidence. That's right - I didn't say I was confident before I was a speaker, I said speaking has given me confidence. Seriously, there's nothing better for your ego than a standing ovation...

Get PAID speaking gigs

71 That's the number of times I've been paid to speak. Maybe more…I feel like I'm missing a few. I had to update my CV a little while ago for a proposal I was submitting, which required me going back and adding three years of 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...