How about … to change lives … to sell truckloads of books … to make money … to go places you never thought you would … to make a difference … to have fun.
Did you know that for authors, speaking is the #1 way to sell thousands of books? You’ve written a book, you KNOW the content, and you are passionate about the topic/message. NOW, go share it.
In How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech, you will learn:
How to pitch to the decision maker.
How to move from “free” to “fee.”
How to identify your key points and create stories to engage your audience.
How to hook an audience within the first few minutes of your presentation.
How to create a closing that delivers the “buzz” factor.
How to discover sponsors and secure them.
How to market your speech to meeting planners.
JUDITH BRILES is The Book Shepherd®, working with beginning and already published authors for over two decades. She’s knowledgeable and entertaining.
Her 37 books have been translated to 16 languages; sold a combined 1,000,000 in copies and generated in excess of $5,000,000 in revenues from combined book sales and speaking fees. Judith knows publishing inside and out from both the traditional and independent sides. As an advocate for authors within her blogs, podcasts and speaking engagements. What’s her pet peeve? Two words: publishing predators.
Within How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech--my latest book--I dissect my speaking contract paragraph by paragraph--giving the "official" then in simple language, explain why it's there and how I use it. No speaker should make a commitment without a contract--even for freebies.
How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech
Your contract is a formal agreement between you and the group that is hiring you. It includes speaking fees; what the deposit is and when the balance is to be paid; what you are going to do for them; where the site of the speech will be; who your contact is and contact information; any requirements that you have; a reimbursement clause; and a cancellation clause. In addition to your speaking fee, the client should cover transportation (cabs, Uber, Lyft, etc.), airfare, lodging, meals, and any other miscellaneous expenses you incur on behalf of the engagement.