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Get Your Message Heard

May 15, 2017

Your mindset, your message, and your method—all three must be in order for you to move away from pro-bono gigs to full-fee speaking engagements.


Whether you are just starting your speaking business or have been established for many years, you will undoubtedly be approached to give a no-fee presentation. Sometimes this is worth considering if (and only if) it serves both you and the client.


But don’t be afraid to walk away if the engagement doesn't serve both the client and you. Keep in are not selling time. You are selling expertise and transformation. It took you months or years to craft and rehearse your audience-focused message.  


You deliver unique value, and you should be appropriately compensated for your expertise. The most important story you have to share is the one that lives inside of you...the one only you can share.


In today’s episode, you’ll learn about 3 points to help you turn free gigs into paid speaking engagements.  


Question Of The Week


This week’s question comes from Tom Schwab from Interview Valet.


Many people struggle with valuing what they have to say. How do you get over this?


Listen to the podcast and learn about what I see as the path to recognizing your value and the power of what you know and can share with your audiences.


A reminder to Get Your Message Heard listeners: If you have a question, please send it to I will respond on a future episode and send you a copy of my book, Public Speaker Secrets.


Grow Your 6-Figure Business With The Vision Speaker Mastermind


If you are looking to grow your 6-figure speaking business, you need to know about the Vision Speaker Mastermind.


As entrepreneurs, we tend to work in isolation too much. One of the most underutilized secrets to growing your business is getting the advice and insight of others.


We oftentimes find ourselves feeling unsure about the next step to take.


But what if you had a group of people you could share your doubts, fears, hopes, and dreams with?


That is exactly what the Vision Speaker Mastermind program will do for your business.  


Go to to learn more. Spots are filling up quickly, so don’t wait. It could be the next step you need to take to achieve your goals in 2017.