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5 Public Speaking Mistakes to Avoid

5 Public Speaking Mistakes to Avoid

As an aspiring public speaker, you’ve most likely seen an abundance of tips and tricks telling you exactly how to build the speaking career of your dreams. In this post, we’re switching up our typical public speaking recommendations and showing you what NOT to do as a...

How to Find Leads for Speaking Engagements

How to Find Leads for Speaking Engagements

When it comes to building a speaking career, you might be surprised to learn that the majority of your time will be spent pitching rather than presenting. The key to landing speaking engagements isn’t just being a great speaker. In order to actually get booked...

4 Networking Tips For Public Speakers

4 Networking Tips For Public Speakers

Public speaking can often feel like a one-woman show that’s hard to keep consistent. In order to grow your impact and income as a paid public speaker, nailing down a networking strategy is key. Does networking feel like a nightmare for you? Does your inbox stay empty...

How to Show Up Confidently On Camera for a Virtual Speaking Gig

How to Show Up Confidently On Camera for a Virtual Speaking Gig

It’s no secret that virtual events are now just as common as in-person events. From virtual conferences to company-wide Zoom meetings to social media live events, now is the time to polish and perfect your video presentation skills. Believe it or not, presenting on a...

What to Wear Onstage as a Public Speaker

What to Wear Onstage as a Public Speaker

Your keynote is ready, you’ve traveled to your public speaking gig, and now it’s time to get dressed. What should you wear onstage as a public speaker? Not only is your onstage outfit as a speaker important for comfort while you deliver your keynote talk or workshop,...

How to Create a Demo Reel

How to Create a Demo Reel

If you are looking to become a paid public speaker, one of the most important ways to land a paid public speaking gig is with a demo reel. A demo reel is like a movie trailer, but instead of previewing a movie, it’s giving an event organizer a preview into your stage...

How to Make Money from Public Speaking

How to Make Money from Public Speaking

What if we told you that you could make thousands of dollars from one public speaking engagement? You can! If you associate public speaking with unpaid obligations like team meetings or class presentations, think again! You can make major supplemental income or even a...

The Best Way to Get Speaking Gigs

The Best Way to Get Speaking Gigs

One of our most frequently asked questions from aspiring public speakers is “what’s the best way to get speaking gigs?” Truth be told, there are several different factors that contribute to landing a paid public speaking gig that it’s impossible to name just one....

5 Things Your Speaker Website Needs

5 Things Your Speaker Website Needs

So you’ve finished your keynote and you’re ready to step on stage. Great! Now, the marketing comes in. Remember, people won’t know you’re a speaker unless you tell them you’re a speaker. Building a speaker website is crucial to showcase yourself as a professional and...

5 Tips for Soundcheck

5 Tips for Soundcheck

It’s gig day! No matter how big or how small the speaking engagement, a smooth soundcheck is crucial to make sure any and all kinks are ironed out before you grab the mic. The less surprises you encounter like a faulty flash drive or wonky WiFi, the better. Keep these...

How to Overcome a Fear of Public Speaking

How to Overcome a Fear of Public Speaking

Did you know that 73% of the U.S. population has a fear of public speaking? 🤯 Even some of the most notable celebrities and speakers have struggled with public speaking nerves (Nicole Kidman, Jay-Z, Julia Roberts, just to name a few). The good news is you can always...

13 Inspirational Quotes For Women, By Women

13 Inspirational Quotes For Women, By Women

As storytellers, speakers, and authors, inspirational quotes motivate us to be our best, most confident selves. On this International Women's Day, we've rounded up a collection of our favorite inspirational quotes from the world's most influential and impactful women....

How to Negotiate Value Out of a Free Speaking Gig

How to Negotiate Value Out of a Free Speaking Gig

If you’re just starting out as a speaker, it’s possible that your first few speaking gigs could be unpaid. Don’t let an unpaid gig deter you! There are plenty of ways to negotiate value out of a free speaking gig. The next time you find yourself considering speaking...

The Secret to Crafting a Powerful Keynote Talk

The Secret to Crafting a Powerful Keynote Talk

Picture this - you’re smiling and waving to a standing ovation after wrapping up your keynote talk in a packed auditorium. There’s a line forming in the aisle of people eager to meet you when you step off stage. Can you say adrenaline rush?  When it comes to...

5 Places to Find Speaking Gigs

5 Places to Find Speaking Gigs

You’ve written your keynote speech, built your website, and changed your LinkedIn title to “public speaker.” It’s time to find speaking gigs! Are you ready to start booking speaking gigs but not sure where to find them? Finding paid speaking gigs is not as...

How Much to Charge as a Public Speaker

How Much to Charge as a Public Speaker

One of the most common questions we get from Mic Drop Workshop students about starting a speaking career is how much to charge for a speaking gig. No matter what stage of your speaker journey you’re in, it can feel a little tricky to figure out what to charge as a...

How to Become a Paid Keynote Speaker in 2022

How to Become a Paid Keynote Speaker in 2022

Are you curious about becoming a paid keynote speaker this year? If you’ve got a story to tell, then you’ve already got what it takes to step on stage and inspire an audience. The world needs more diverse speakers, and there is no better time than now to start your...

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