229 Strategies for Getting Booked – Diane DiResta
28 May 2019

Sales, Marketing, Business, Training, Relationships

229 Strategies for Getting Booked – Diane DiResta

Summary

You have honed and crafted your message, and you’re ready to share it with audiences. But how do you actually get booked as a speaker? Today’s guest shares loads of tips you can start putting into practice right away to start booking more speaking opportunities.

Diane DiResta, CSP, is Founder and CEO of DiResta Communications, Inc., a New York City consultancy that serves business leaders who deliver high-stakes presentations, whether one-to-one, in front of a crowd, or from an electronic platform. Diane is the author of Knockout Presentations: How to Deliver Your Message with Power, Punch, and Pizzazz, which has been called the “Bible of Public Speaking.” With a client list that boasts companies and organizations
like Tiffany & Co., Madison Square Garden, NBA, Spectrum Reach, and L’Oreal.

A Certified Speaking Professional, Diane is one of only 12% of speakers to hold that designation. She was President of the New York City chapter of National Speakers Association and former media trainer for the NBA and WNBA. Diane has been featured on CNN and Bloomberg Radio, and quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Guardian UK, and Investor’s Business Daily. She currently resides in Staten Island, New York.

We’ll explore:

  • Why speaking is the new competitive advantage.
  • How Diane transitioned to a speaking career.
  • The value of speaking for free at the beginning of your speaking career in places such as Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, or libraries.
  • Strategies to book yourself on stages.
  • Why you should not be a “jack of all trades” when pitching yourself.
  • What Diane has learned from mistakes she has made in speaking.
  • The value of getting training in sales and marketing, and focusing on building your relationships and network.

Interview Links

DiResta.com

Knockout Presentations by Diane DiResta

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228 Who Needs to Hear Your Message? – Tara Bradford 
21 May 2019

Fear, Confidence, Communication, Storytelling, Pitching

228 Who Needs to Hear Your Message? – Tara Bradford 

Summary

A key part of having a successful speaking business is targeting your ideal client with your message. In other words: Who needs to hear your message? Today’s guest will help you think strategically and hone in on your ideal client when crafting and pitching your talks. In addition, she shares many actionable tips for developing an effective speaking business.

Tara Bradford is a Publicity Strategist and International Speaker. She is also the CEO of Rae Media Group, a PR agency that helps CEOs and Founders develop their personal brand and thought leadership. Her work has been featured in Forbes, HuffPost, Thrive Global, Bustle, and more.

We’ll explore:

  • How Tara transitioned from her role as a nurse to her current role in her agency.
  • Tara’s journey of overcoming her fear of speaking.
  • Thoughts on turning your speaking into a business.
  • Why you need to be strategic and speak to your ideal client.
  • How to use storytelling to speak to one person, but have it relate to many people.
  • How to pitch and land a paid speaking gig.
  • The power of labeling yourself as a “Keynote” speaker.
  • Why you should reframe “speaking for free” as “waiving your free” so that you always attach a value to your speaking.
  • How to use a speaking reel when pitching yourself.
  • How speaking has impacted Tara’s business.

Interview Links

TaraRaeBradford.com

Tara’s FREE video series and checklist to upgrade your online presence to be seen as an authority in your industry

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Resources

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227 From Professor to Public Speaker – Dr. Lindsay Padilla 
14 May 2019

Relationships, Business, Teaching, Courses, Problem-Solving

227 From Professor to Public Speaker – Dr. Lindsay Padilla 

Summary

People make the transition to public speaking in many ways. Today’s guest was a community college professor and used her teaching skills to add value to others through speaking. You’ll learn a variety of lessons on the business of speaking as she shares her story.

Dr. Lindsay Padilla is the ex-professor-turned-entrepreneur behind Build a Better Beta, an online program that helps influential experts release courses to their audiences quickly and easily, so they can focus on theirs teaching. The Better Beta Framework was born out of her tenure-track years teaching adults online at a community college and the ridiculous amount of learning she’s done in all things education. With this unique background, she is also the rambunctious host of the Academics Mean Business Podcast and Community, which shares the journeys of other academics who have made the leap into entrepreneurship.

We’ll explore:

  • The differences and similarities between teaching and public speaking.
  • Lindsay’s journey from the classroom to the stage.
  • How Lindsay saw something missing in the business community and went after a need.
  • Why marketers and educators approach online courses very differently.
  • How to be altruistic and still ask for money.
  • Why a product should be a solution to a problem people have.
  • The value of structuring your business around your strengths, gifts, and calling.
  • Various ways you can use your talk and translate it to different mediums: podcast, Facebook live, small paid workshop.
  • How becoming a speaker has impacted Lindsay’s business.
  • Why authority is not something you assign yourself—it’s something people give you.
  • Tips for becoming a paid speaker.

Interview Links

LindsayMPadilla.com

Academics Mean Business Podcast

Academics Mean Business Facebook Community

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Resources

To access the special MemberVault training and access to your FREE account, click HERE.

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226 Use Your Voice to Empower Others – Robin Joy Meyers
07 May 2019

Fear, Audience, Connection, Empowerment, Business

226 Use Your Voice to Empower Others – Robin Joy Meyers

Summary

What is the end result of your speaking? Of course, making a living is very high on the list. Yet at the end of the day, our speaking is not only about us. It’s ultimately about empowering others and changing lives. Today’s guest will equip you to find your unique voice boldly empower your audience to take action.

Robin Joy Meyers is best-selling author, radio host, international speaker and a
molecular geneticist. Robin’s expertise in the fields of mindset, leadership, and transitions empowers women to give themselves permission to harness fear and pivot and speak their truths.

We’ll explore:

  • Why fear can be an advantage when you choose how you deal with it.
  • How Robin is using her upcoming international speaking tour to strategize more opportunities to speak.
  • Robin’s thoughts on the business of speaking, and why there is always the opportunity to monetize.
  • What Robin has learned from speaking mistakes.
  • How speaking has helped Robin’s business.
  • Tips for becoming a speaker.

Interview Links

RobinJoyMeyers.com

Connect with Robin on LinkedIn

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Resources

To access the special MemberVault training and access to your FREE account, click HERE.

FREE Ebook: 7 Step Formula for Fearless Speaking

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