Public Speaking

How to Get Started as a Public Speaker

If you are wondering how to get started as a public speaker, universities can be a great place to start! I had my very first speaking gig at Georgia State University more than a decade ago. How did I land my very first speaking gig? It...

The #1 secret to booking paid speaking gigs

Last year, I was invited for the third time to speak at my alma mater at their annual Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium! Over the years, I've spoken at nearly two dozen law schools, including schools that I couldn't have even gotten into for law school...

How to Get Results from Public Speaking

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...

How to 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 engagements...

How to Land PAID Speaking Gigs

I recently got invited for the third time to speak at my alma mater at their annual Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium! Over the years, I've spoken at nearly two dozen law schools, including schools that I couldn't have even gotten into for law school - like Harvard! Want...

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...