Speaking Queen

You’ve been in the business game for years, earning your stripes and all of the accolades coming your way. So why not share your experience to a room filled with prospective clients, potential employers or just other like-minded women – and get paid for it?

“Great professional speakers are among the country’s highest earners and the spin-off career benefits are phenomenal,” says Maggie Jessup, personal branding expert and author of Fame 101. “If you can master the art of speaking, identify target-rich audiences and market yourself properly, you will attract more opportunities than your top five competitors combined.”

Before booking a date, define your niche. Identify the topic or issue you find interesting and research whether it has a profitable market.

Understand the purpose of the presentation, keep the message clear and concise and be vivid when delivering the message. “No matter how good you think you are already, you must constantly be refining and improving your content and presentation style,” says Mindtools.com.

Speakerzone.com and Speakerservices.com let you list your speaking services for a small fee – and they offer resources like workshops, mentors and speech editing services.

Bonus PINK Link: Do you have a great mind for business but also social anxiety that holds you back? Here’s how to become a better communicator.

By Muriel Vega

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

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