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Paid to Speak Podcast with Kent Julian - how to book paid speaking engagements

Podcast Show Notes

Don't Quit Now

12. Now is NOT the TIme to Quit

Don’t Quit Now Near the beginning of every Paid to Speak Conference, I explain how stick-to-it-tiveness is your greatest competitive advantage as a speaker. The reason is simple: most speakers quit too soon. The truth is getting booked and paid as a speaker isn’t overly difficult. Sure, it takes time and effort. But when you…

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3 Speaking Books You've Probably Never Heard Of

11. 3 Great Speaking Books You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

If you type “speaking books” in a Google or Amazon search, you’ll find a lot of great titles. But in Episode 11, I share 3 great speaking books you’ve probably never heard of… even if you’re a veteran speaker. The reason? These are NOT actually speaking books. Yet each one of them have been key…

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how to build a speaking business right now

10. How to Build a Speaking Business RIGHT NOW

The #1 question I am being asked during the COVID-19 crisis is: what are you doing RIGHT NOW to build your speaking business? The truth is, even in times like this when we are facing the coronavirus pandemic, there are steps you can take to build your speaking business. In fact, as the world slows…

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Speaker Agreement - The Importance of Your Cancelation Clause

9. Speaker Agreement – The Importance of Your Cancelation Clause

Speaking engagements get canceled. When it happens, the difference between getting paid to speak or not often comes down to what is written in your speaker agreement. In Episode 9, I continue to share how the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is impacting my speaking business and the speaking industry. Whether you’re a brand new…

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Meeting Canceled - Now What Do I Do as a Speaker

8. Meeting Canceled – Now What Do I Do?

When you hear the words meeting canceled as a speaker (and you will from time to time), you have the opportunity to set yourself apart in a positive way. In Episode 8, I continue to share how the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is impacting my speaking business. As of this recording, I have heard…

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E+R=O / You ARE Still in Charge

7. You ARE Still in Charge

If you’re a speaker, you will face challenges. Challenges in marketing your speaking services. AV challenges in the middle of your presentation. Even unexpected challenges in the world like coronavirus. And we all know, the more difficult the challenge, the more stress, anxiety, and fear it can create. How can you build the courage and…

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3 Steps to Make Speaking a Side Hustle - How to Become a Speaker

6. 3 Steps to Make Speaking a Side Hustle That Works for You

Most speakers start speaking as a side hustle. As any speaker will tell you, speaking as a side hustle isn’t easy (what side hustle is?). But it can be done. Besides, the best way to learn how to become a speaker is to start speaking! In this episode, Kent shares 3 steps you can take…

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5 Reasons to Love Speaking as a Side Hustle

5. 5 Reasons to LOVE Speaking as a Side Hustle

If you want to be a speaker, you’ll probably start speaking as a side hustle. What is a side hustle? It’s any kind of work you do in addition to your full-time job. It’s more than a hobby because a hobby is primarily done for enjoyment. The purpose of a side hustle, in large part,…

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5 Reasons Speaking is a Better Side Hustle than Coaching - Marketing for Speakers

4. 5 Marketing Reasons Speaking is a Better Side Hustle than Coaching

A side hustle is any kind of work you do in addition to your full-time job. It’s more than a hobby because a hobby is primarily done for enjoyment. The purpose of a side hustle, in large part, is to create an additional stream of revenue. There are two primary types of side hustles: Permanent…

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7 Ways You Get Paid to Speak Beyond a Paycheck

3. 7 Ways You Get Paid to Speak Beyond a Paycheck

  You want to get paid to speak. Why else would you be listening to a podcast named Paid to Speak? But did you know there are a lot of ways to get paid as a speaker that go beyond receiving a paycheck? What’s more, many of the non-cash payments you receive from speaking are…

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