When confronted with the term 'professional speaker', many individuals picture an award-winning TED-Talker. However, this notion could not be farther from the truth. Not only are professional speakers usually only working part-time, but they are also not necessarily the best speakers in the game. Professional speakers are simply individuals who have recognized a window of skill-development and financial benefit, and seized the opportunity. If you are looking to gain some great experience and another income, here are three key tips to become a professional presenter.
1. Give Out Some Freebies
If you find your resume lacking in experience, volunteer to speak at some gigs free of charge. These events of practice will build up an impressive resume, which will in turn open more professional-speaking doors. Consider giving out some freebies to benefit your career in the long run.
2. Build an Online Presence
An online presence is the quickest and most effective way to let a job market know that you are ready for business. With free website-building tools, such as Wordpress or Wix, it has never been easier to build your own page. Use this resource to advertise your skills, highlight your qualifications, and share your experience!
3. Create a Fanbase
Utilize your social media platforms to build awareness around your profession. While promoting yourself online can seem daunting, in actuality, it is very simple. From a few clips of your past experiences, to a short blog post around your passion for presenting, let your community know who you are and what you're about!
Looking for more presentation tips and tricks? Check out our Dog and Pony Show blog post on how to maintain an office presence while working remotely!