Becoming a Pro

Becoming a professional speaker is simple, but it's not easy.


When someone asks me how to become a professional speaker, I say, "Consider the discriptors: professional (engaged in a profession), speaker (one who speaks.  What's your profession and can you speak about it?)"  It's that simple.  All you need is a profession people are willing to pay to hear and an ability to speak about it that will draw a paying crowd.


If people will pay to hear what you have to say, take quick assessment:


On a scale of 1 to 10, what is your level of expertise in your profession?

On a scale of 1 to 10, what is your level of speaking ability in your profession?


Calculation:  Multiply the two numbers to determine your chances as a in percentage.

(While this is unscientific, the score is an indicator of your potential and the individual numbers show where you can make your greatest improvement.)


The successful speaker I know score high on both factors and "...did it their way."


How Some Top Pros I Know Did It



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(as of June 10, 2014)