Turning Your Passion Into Profit:
Making a Living as a Professional Speaker
Many people enjoy doing presentations and training, just for the thrill of it. However, some people are lucky and persistent enough to turn their passion into their income by becoming professional speakers or trainers.
Statistics show that companies and individuals are spending more money on skill development and personal development. Therefore, it would appear that speaking, training and facilitation skills will continue to be in demand in the future.
The seminar and professional speaking business can be profitable for those who:
What do Professional Speakers Do?There are a variety of ways that speaking expertise can be applied. The two most common types of performance are as keynote or motivational speaker or as a seminar leader or trainer.
Keynote / Motivational A keynote or motivational speaker generally provides a short session, of up to one hour, which is intended to inform, inspire and or motivate the audience to some feeling, understanding or action.
These sessions are generally high in energy and involve the rapid delivery of
ideas and information.
Training and seminars are characterized by extensive interaction with the audience (participants). The sessions usually have a core concept or specific objectives which are intended to be achieved by the participants:
Facilitator As the level of knowledge of our organizations and the complexity of interaction between people is increasing there is an increasing demand for individuals to work with organizations and groups to facilitate change or learning within the group.
This type of professional work generally involves and requires extensive
knowledge of facilitation skills, subject expertise and possibly coaching or
So, how do you be come a pro?
Does this career sound interesting to you? How do you get started?
Best wishes for a glorious career!
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