Top 20 Countries Where I Want to Travel for Paid Speaking Engagements

I just finished reading the book: Keynote Mastery by Patrick Schwerdtfeger and was inspired to create a list of my top 20 destinations for paid speaking engagements. Patrick has a Google map on his website with geo-markers on cities where he has spoken before. It’s a brilliant way of showcasing instant credibility. If you have travelled to that many places (over 50 for Patrick) to speak, you must be doing something right. Let’s get to it. In no particular order, these are cities where I will have paid speaking engagement in the years to come: Seattle in Washington, USA New York Continue reading Top 20 Countries Where I Want to Travel for Paid Speaking Engagements

Lessons From the 365 Days of Public Speaking Project

It’s a wrap for the 365 Days of Public Speaking Project. 136 YouTube videos later, I can say that it has been a great experience. The original idea was to produce content daily on a subject I love, public speaking. When I started the year my ambition was to create one 2 to 5 minutes video and publish on YouTube.com under the channel I had created for the purpose. The channel is accessible here: http://www.youtube.com/user/365dps The project was not successfully completed. I stopped recording after the 136th video. There are many reasons why I stopped, and reflecting about the experience allowed me to draw the Continue reading Lessons From the 365 Days of Public Speaking Project

7 Action Steps to Grow Your Speaking Business in 2015

2015 is just around the corner. By this time of the year, most corporations have already set their budgets for the new year and scheduled their meetings, conferences and events. One of my passions is speaking and I have been progressively learning how to get rewarded financially for sharing valuable information and knowledge to audiences, as a professional speaker. If you are involved in the speaking business or want to get involved but need some guidance, you will get from this article seven action steps you can take to start or make your business grow next year. Review or Revamp Your Continue reading 7 Action Steps to Grow Your Speaking Business in 2015

Top 5 Free Webinar Services For Speakers

One aspect of my speaking business for next year involves conducting monthly webinars on various topics. As part of my research for a solid and affordable webinar platform, I am listing below the top 5 services that made the best impression on me.  AnyMeeting (http://www.anymeeting.com) AnyMeeting offers a full-featured web conferencing product designed and priced for small business, including a completely free ad-supported option. The setup is easy and creating an account was painless. If you need not to pay for your webinars and don’t mind your webinar participants being exposed to ads you have no control over, AnyMeeting might Continue reading Top 5 Free Webinar Services For Speakers

Stop Using These Five Expressions When You Speak

Have you ever listened to yourself talk and discovered you overuse certain expressions that don’t really help in getting your message across? I sure have. Today I want to share five expressions we must stop using when we speak if we are to make our communication more effective.  One of the keys to learning any new language is to master the most common words used by native speakers. English being my second language I regularly find myself in situations where my accent is totally different from the native English speakers’ accents. Having to do quite a few public speaking, I Continue reading Stop Using These Five Expressions When You Speak