Speak It Forward - Real SUCCESS and PROFIT as a Speaker


Speak It Forward - Real SUCCESS and PROFIT as a Speaker

Whether you're just getting into speaking or a pro, this group is for you. It's not just about how to present, but how build and grow a successful speaking business. Join us if you want to turn your passion to present into profit!

Website: http://www.48days.net/group/speakerssuccess
Location: www.kentjulian.com
Members: 1291
Latest Activity: 2 hours ago

Discussion Forum

Fighting off impostor syndrome

Started by The Chris Puckett. Last reply by Kent Julian 2 hours ago. 5 Replies

Now that my testimony is written and has been viewed by a couple people (who gave it great feedback by the way), I'm struggling with the thoughts that maybe I shouldn't go through with this now. Just because I went from living a life where I was a…Continue

Tags: past, syndrome, impostor

Speaking is the BEST Marketing Tool

Started by Jared Buckley. Last reply by Kent Julian on Friday. 4 Replies

I don't know if Kent, you were the one to say this or someone else, but it is really accurate. "Speaking is the BEST Marketing Tool"I just finished up my first official paid speaking engagement. It was a very small fee, but it was with 60 meeting…Continue

New opportunities opening up for me

Started by The Chris Puckett. Last reply by The Chris Puckett Oct 16. 13 Replies

I know haven't posted much in the group, but I do read and follow the tips and advice given here. I've mentioned before that I'm highly involved in Celebrate Recovery in my area and last night during our pre-launch meeting for the new group we're…Continue

Tags: forward, moving, training, Speaking

How Far in Advance is the Typical Speaking Engagement Booked?

Started by Kent Julian. Last reply by Kent Julian Oct 4. 4 Replies

I'm often asked this question:How far in advance is the typical speaking engagement booked?The answer is, there is no such thing as a "typical" speaking engagement. For instance, in October I have 7 paid speaking contracts (several are for multiple…Continue

Good standing desks?

Started by Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen". Last reply by Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" Oct 4. 7 Replies

Any recommendations for good standing desks? In my quest to focus on gaining better health this year, this is something I want to have available in my office. I checked out Amazon…Continue

A BIG thank you & new eBook released

Started by Will Ratliff. Last reply by Kent Julian Sep 15. 1 Reply

Hi all - I wanted to share a big accomplishment with this community, since it's been so helpful and encouraging. Watching you all keeps me motivated to develop myself as I help others. A big thank you to all of you!I just released my new eBook this…Continue

Tags: development, leadership, organizational, icebreakers, building

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Comment by David Weiss on October 17, 2016 at 7:05pm

Hi Jen, please let me know what you think of the calendar. This is my first shot at this kind of product.

Comment by Bryan Bulmer on October 16, 2016 at 5:16pm

I know many of you know this already but beyond being a great speaker Kent is a great person!  He recently bought some shirts for his business through my wife.  Kent was great to work with during the entire process, which I believe is a strong indicator of great character.  I hope you take a minute and check out his up coming ADVANCE conference. Here is the link if you want to check it out http://liveitforward.com/advance-2016/ (not an affiliate link)

Group Leader
Comment by Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" on October 15, 2016 at 7:33pm
David - fun idea! Just ordered mine.

Group Leader
Comment by Kent Julian on October 15, 2016 at 7:06pm

David... absolutely appropriate. It's a resources that can help speakers. Thanks for sharing!

Group Leader
Comment by David Weiss on October 15, 2016 at 6:45pm

I don't know if this is appropriate or not. Please delete it if it's not. After trying to find a calendar that would work for my speaking, I decided to create my own. Here's what I wrote about it. This 2017 Calendar is designed with speakers in mind Each month it includes eight "gig sheets" logging all the information you need for your speaking engagements. It includes both a block format calendar to see the month at a glance as well as a list format calendar to record more information. If you're interested in checking it out click here.

Group Leader
Comment by Kent Julian on October 5, 2016 at 4:27pm

Kevin...my first 2 thoughts are:

1) Find the center of influence people in that niche market and see who they hire to speak and why

2) Find speakers who serve this niche market and see who they serve and why

Comment by Kevin Troupe on October 5, 2016 at 6:35am

Kent, the two speaking engagements came through my church, one for the Men's Ministry Fall kickoff event and the other was for a monthly luncheon for the Seniors. Both groups were for about 100 people. I know that I was asked as a direct result of my book. People wanted to here more about our story of faith. The invitation for being an MC was from a ministry that is having their annual fund raising banquet and someone from their board was at one of the events I spoke at. They already had a speaker lined up but wanted me to be a part of it and be a presenter later for another event.

I know I have heard Dan say and you have echoed that a book will credibility to your speaking and your speaking will give credibility to a book. The Men's Ministry bought 100 books to give to each attendee! I sold several at the Senior's event.

I need some focus as to how to market for speaking opportunities in the niche that I am in...special needs parenting, inspirational, etc.

I have seen a surge in a link on my blog for my e-store with links to products for safety and security. With my contractor background I have come up with several modifications to stay one step ahead of our 15 year old who has a laser focus on the neighbors pool. Biometric locks, keypad locks, window modifications, etc. I have been toying with creating how-to videos of installation and application of different safety products. Many parent of autistic spectrum kids know of our struggle! I think this "funnel" may produce the opportunity to present as a workshop at special needs conferences.

Any input?

Group Leader
Comment by Kent Julian on October 4, 2016 at 2:16pm

Kevin...so proud of you! 

Question...how did these engagements come your way?

Group Leader
Comment by Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" on October 4, 2016 at 7:16am

Kevin - congrats!!!!!!!! Hey by the way Gang, if you haven't read Kevin's story - his blog was listed on as one of the featured blogs this week. It was one of the most heartwarming posts I have ever read and has so many stories and lessons to be gained from reading it. If you are interested in reading, just click HERE

Comment by Kevin Troupe on September 29, 2016 at 2:03pm

Kent, In the last month or so I have gone from nothing on the books to two speaking events and a fundraiser I was asked to MC for. I am thankful my schedule was open enough to allow these to happen. I still would like to go to the boot camp. I just wished it was available at a different time. It has always happened in the same week as a conference we go to as a family. Thanks for your encouragement over the years!



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