Take note of the characteristics below that apply to you. You may feel like a bit of each, and that's okay! In fact, some items will reappear throughout your speaking career. Aim to find a level that most feels like where you are at this moment in time.
Skill Refinement and Your Delivery Excellence:
Every time you speak, you hone your skills and nail your delivery to keep audiences captivated and engaged.
You're not just a speaker; you're a storyteller. Crafting and delivering compelling stories that really hit home leaves a lasting impact. Buzz is building.
GTB (Get The Bookings): The main goal? Get yourself more opportunities on the stage, whether paid or unpaid. It's all about getting noticed.
Strategic Marketing Plans: You're not just waiting for opportunities but creating them. Ensuring your website is pro-level, having a strong online presence, being active on social media, and sharing valuable thought leadership content are all part of your game.
Proactive Event Seeking: You're out there actively seeking events. It's about making strategic moves through marketing campaigns and networking.
Transition to Full-time Speaking: It's not just a side gig; it's a potential full-time venture for you. Word-of-mouth referrals are starting to roll in, sparking thoughts of making speaking more than just a part-time hustle.
Speaking Fees and Marketing Swagger:
Your speaking fees and marketing materials reflect a serious level of success.
Standout Brand Identity:
You and your brand stand out in the crowd of speakers. Your brand identity is compelling, consistent, and unmistakably you, reflecting your unique style, story, and message.
Your Niche, Your Expertise:
You're not a jack of all trades; you're the master of your niche. Your clearly defined expertise sets you apart and makes you a standout player in a competitive market.
Networking Game: It's not just about what you know; it's who you know with networking, relationship building, and making industry connections.
Building Relationships, Boosting Visibility:
You don't wait for opportunities; you create them through relationships. You prioritize building connections with event organizers, fellow speakers, and industry influencers, boosting your visibility and referral opportunities.
Speakers Bureaus Opening Doors:
Speaker bureaus become the 'force multiplier' to your success, expanding access to various events and conferences.
Staying in the Loop:
You're on the cutting edge, keeping tabs on industry trends, knowing what the audience digs, and staying in the loop with emerging topics.
You're constantly developing new skills and throwing in some innovative presentation techniques.
Full-time Speaker Life:
Your calendar is consistently packed, and your brand identity is unmistakably yours, loud and clear.
Credibility Game Strong: You're not just speaking but being heard, repeated, and maybe even imitated. With strong credibility and industry acknowledgment, you've earned your stripes.
Major Milestone Unlocked:
Your speaking fee is a remarkable milestone in your professional speaking journey.
Every Next-Level Hustle:
Progressing to the next level involves persistent effort and a solid work ethic. Continuous learning is more important than ever.