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Get More Bookings Through Referrals – Part 2

In Part 1, we explored some of the tips you can use to develop a strategy for repeat opportunities with past clients. Here are more tips from Cathleen Fillmore, President of Speaker Gold in Canada. 7) As a speaker, you are in the spotlight, which means that you are a role model for the audience.…

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Get More Bookings Through Referrals – Part 1

Your speaking business is not sustainable of it is based on one-time presentations. If you are always seeking bookings with new organizations, it’s time to formulate a strategy to boost your repeat business. Here are some tips from Cathleen Fillmore, President of Speaker Gold: 1) Be very easy to work with. There is no place…

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Pitch Yourself to Meeting Professionals – Part 3

In our last blog, we talked about the Initial Pitch Email as well as the Most Important When Pitching to a Meeting Pro. In Part 3, we will explore 5 Email Subject Lines that you can try the next time you pitch yourself as a guest speaker. 5 Email Subject Lines to Try Next Time…

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Pitch Yourself to Meeting Professionals – Part 2

In Part 1, we talked about when to pitch and how to pitch to Meeting pros. Let’s talk about what your initial email pitch should contain. Initial Pitch Content In your initial email pitch, keep it brief. Use the subject line, “Speaker Inquiry”. In the body of the message: “My name is______________, your business title.…

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Pitch Yourself to Meeting Professionals – Part 1

Indirectly sell yourself as well as your products and services speaking is a highly effective way to generate nsew business for almost any type of small business. If you are able to share your knowledge about your expertise in an organized fashion, with confidence, you’ll indirectly sell yourself as well as your products and services.…

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Be A Connector! Part 2

Being a Connector allows you to be a part something bigger than yourself. As you meet people, listen to hear what connection you can make for them to solve a problem or to increase someone’s income. Remember those children’s games that encourage kids to remember the tiles that have the same pictures of objects on…

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Be a Connector! Part 1

One of the most effective ways to grow your community of followers and build your business is by becoming a Connector. Something that I hear quite often is “Gail knows everyone!”. Surprising statement, especially considering I am an introvert. I credit that to a gift I got from my Mother. I watched my Mom religiously…

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CREATE A SPEAKER WEBSITE THAT GETS YOU HIRED – Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog, we explored first 3 things that you need to create a speaker website that gets you hired; your target market, visuals, and social page. In Part 2, we will explore the types of videos you need on your speaker website and your website copy. 4) 3 Types of Videos…

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CREATE A SPEAKER WEBSITE THAT GETS YOU HIRED – Part 1

How do Meeting Professionals find you? Your Speaker Website, of course. It’s a great way to grow your speaking business and connect with those who can hire you. Meeting planners visit your website to see if you are worth hiring. Let’s look at what a great speaker’s website needs to get you booked and paid.…

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