It takes more than platform skills to build a speaking business
I became a professional speaker in one day.
Even by National Speakers Association folklore, I am an anomaly. I did not realize one was, evidently, supposed to speak for free, then for expenses only. Then slowly, over the course of years, grow a speaker business. Evidently that part of the plan was missing in my DNA.
I had a passion and a message. My market place, (teaching dental practice management) I felt, was not being served. I hired a hotel, sent out a flier and l49 paying customers walked through the day. I grossed $18,500 for my first speaking day. I thought, ‘this can only get better’! And it did.
So when I speak to you as a colleague, I am truly speaking from experience.
FACT: When you focus on building your presentation skills without paying attention to actually building a career as a speaker, you find yourself overworked, underpaid and undervalued.
A a result of building a successful speaking business that wasn’t solely dependent on live presentations I sold my speaker/product company to one of the largest dental corporations in the world. Today, I continue to speak to dental professionals using The JdSG Method.
Speaking from Experience Programs
Jenny’s program for emerging speakers…from passion to profit’
“Speaking from Experience: Jenny’s program for Seasoned speakers…rethink the obvious and embrace the unusual