How to Market Yourself as a Speaker?

It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been doing public speaking for a while now or you’re just starting out. You need to be able to market yourself constantly in order to attract a steady stream of speaking engagements, ergo, income. You have to be able to sell yourself. So how do you do that? Below are four key marketing practices you should try:

  • Film your speech. – Have someone record your speaking engagements so you can later upload it to YouTube and your other social networks. You can also present it to potential clients when you market yourself so they’ll see how good you are and what you can offer to the table.
  • Create your own category. Be your own brand. Know what sets you apart from all the other speakers and leverage on that.
  • Maintain a source for more information. Create your own blog and update it regularly. This way, both current and potential clients will get to know you through the personality you exude on your blog, and hopefully like what they read that they eventually hire you.
  • Be seen and heard. Be active on Facebook and twitter and all the social networking sites. Write-ups in magazines and newspapers will help you a lot too.

I’m pretty sure a lot of you have already been practicing these things so just keep that up. For those of you who haven’t yet, it’s about time that you make an extra effort to put yourself out there. Doing so will spell the different between having a fully booked calendar and an empty schedule.

For more info, please head to: Be seen and heard before you hit the stage

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2 Responses to How to Market Yourself as a Speaker?

  1. Thanks for sharing these ideas from the American Speaker Blog! The author Kendall Martin is thrilled to share her ideas with your readers.

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