If you already have your website up and running – rocking and rolling – you may want to skip this article and wait for part 03: Growing Your Audience.
For those who have not anchored their web presence yet here are the steps to get you started. All of this can be completed in less than 24 hours, so there’s no reason to get bogged down and delay. Continue reading »
June 21 is my birthday. Turning 44! You guys who know me best also know I “joke” a lot about accepting gifts, such as…. cash or cupcakes!
However, this year let’s give all the gifts to the kids of Mtendere Village in Malawi Africa. Many of you who are friends already sponsor a child. Thank you!
All day long on June 21 I will be bugging you about gifting to the children. Be sure to share the love with your friends. Let’s raise a bunch of money for orphans.
100% of your gift will go directly to the children. No money will be taken out… not even to buy me a cupcake or donut or bacon! You will be giving directly to 100X Missions.
Donate now… Gift any amount you choose… no gift is too small or too LARGE.
Click the link below right now to gift $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, $500, $1,000, $5,000 more or even $4.95. You get to choose the amount…
This guest post is by Kimanzi Constable who is an author, international speaker, and coach. He writes about work, business and chasing your dreams, you can read his blog here or follow him on Twitter. He just started booking speaking engagements and I knew his experiences would be valuable – especially to those just getting stepping to the stage.
My Experience Booking Speaking Events as a Rookie
I delivered bread for ten years and hated every minute of it, I wanted to get out but I didn’t have a college degree or any special skills, I was stuck.
This begins a series of podcasts for The Platinum Platform: Discover, Develop and Deploy Your Speaking Business…
In the episode…
The 4M Objective
Casey Sollock - Christian Women or Women Entrepreneurs?
Kevin Horn - Combining topics within one market?
Tor Constantino - What’s the best approach with multiple markets?
I teach a bible class every Sunday morning at church. Rarely do I mention any of my work. In fact, the most asked question Marla and the boys (Sam & Steven) get is…
“What exactly does Paul do?”
My refusal to get “labeled” has now labeled me an enigma.
However, yesterday in a class of about 100 we were talking about not letting criticizers get to you. (Some of what I covered in Public Speaking ADD.)
I mentioned that speakers have a hard time accepting criticism because they want 5 star reviews across the board. “Most of the speakers I train feel this way.”
That’s all I said about training speakers.
Yet two people came up after class and asked if I would coach them.
It doesn’t take much to get booked, sell your products, etc.
All you have to do is mention what you do.
If I had mentioned that I design websites I would have had 2-3 people come up and ask about that too.
Tell people you’re a speaker. They’ll ask what you speak about. If it fits a need they’ll give you an invitation.
It doesn’t take much.
Speak with Passion or Just Leave Me a Note,
In this series of articles we’ll cover… The Platinum Platform: Discover, Develop, & Deploy Your Speaking Business.
If you’ve been in the speaking business a while or have taken a lot of professional speaker training some of the things in this series you will disagree with. I’ll be the first to admit that I did not go, nor will I go, the traditional speaker’s route.
My goal is to help you become an awesome speaker and to help you build a fun speaking business. Something you look forward to and enjoy. Something opposite of the average job. Something that makes folks say things like… “What?! You get paid how much just to talk?!!!!”
Don’t want to get paid to speak? That’s cool too. This series will help you get your voice to the masses. The more people hear you the more lives you impact.
One final note… use what you need from this series. Ignore what doesn’t fit you. Use the comment areas to ask questions or comment. Let’s roll… Continue reading »
Destroy the Myth of “Special”
Perhaps you’ve heard someone say, “The world is waiting for your voice. You are special and unique. You’re special gifts can change the world.”
That’s a bit of hogwash. A frame like that makes you and me the most important component. It sets us up to have an affirmation-based business. As long as we feel “special” and someone makes us feel good then we’re happy. If someone gets disappointed then our specialness is in question.
Replace the words special and unique with responsibility.
It’s your responsibility to impact your world.
You speak, present, write… communicate… to give, not to receive.
Everything that has taken place in your life up to this point is an opportunity to pass along your value. You can share your experiences, knowledge, and skills for the benefit of others. That doesn’t make your or me special – it makes use human.
Speak with Passion or Just Leave me a Note,