Whether you want to start a new career or just share your message with the world, public speaking is one of those skills that will help you with everything else. The possibilities become endless with public speaking as an option for an extra income and it can really help build your brand in the best way. But how do you get started? Here are 3 things to keep in mind:
1- Find your style and put a price on it. There are many different types of public speaking, so it’s important to find the style that best suits your skills and interests. Do you have an inspirational side? Or do you have a passion for teaching? Once you’ve identified your strengths, you can start to focus on finding opportunities that will allow you to use them. Speaking fee ranges vary depending on the services you provide, whether it is a 1-to-1 or a group engagement. It is important to have a price range set before starting your public speaking engagements. Make sure it is fair and realistic.
2- Be organized and flexible. Being prepared is key to any successful public speaking engagement. Make sure you have everything you need before the event including you speech, presentation and other materials. You should also have a backup plan in case something goes wrong. Creating syntax and checklists while preparing to ensure a smooth presentation is important and remember that no matter how well you prepare, anything might happen suddenly. Be flexible mentally and physically. Be prepared to present with or without your slides. And be flexible to change the topic if necessary. Prepare your questions for the audience to engage them from the beginning, and never forget to end your presentation with a clear and simple call of action.
3- Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse. To feel more confident when delivering your speech, practice it in front of a live audience or record yourself speaking and get feedback on how you can improve. You can’t expect outstanding results if you didn’t practice enough or practiced only before the actual event. So make sure you practice as much as you can until you feel that you are ready.
Public speaking is more than just about impressing audiences. It’s also a chance for entrepreneurs and leaders to show off their skills in communicating with people effectively, which could mean closing deals or giving inspiring presentations!
In today’s business world, skills that are important to have include leadership, communication, and public speaking. It will help you communicate on a deeper level with people which can make life more engaging for you. To learn these valuable lessons in our 1-to-1 training, visit us at: