Every day more entrepreneurs are entering the speaking arena. Granted, public speaking isn’t for everyone. It does take a special talent to want to get up in front of a group of strangers and speak. But if you have the talent and you have the expertise, why not share it?
The problem is, once a market starts to get over-saturated you have to work even harder to find people who will pay you for that expertise. These days way too many meeting planners have stopped paying speakers.
If you’ve ever thought about becoming a speaker, you should know how much work goes into it. Writing a speech and giving a great speech are only a fraction of what you’ll spend your time on. Most of your time will be spent on getting the work. And getting free speaking jobs is much easier than getting a paid one. But there is a way to guarantee you’ll get paid every time and that’s through sponsorship. [Read more…]