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If you want to be a public speaker, you must realize the work isn’t as easy as it seems. You will have to work hard, plan well and network. Success won’t happen overnight even if you’re talented.

Here are some tips to make money becoming a paid speaker.

  • Do research and find lessons given by other speakers in the field you choose. Read autobiographies of speakers that will tell how they got started. Analyze their quotes experiences and their quotes.
  • Find a topic you can speak about from experience. Many speakers work to provide solutions for a problem that is common. You may be an amazing manager of time, or perhaps overcome a serious addiction. If you talent, this is something to center your topic around, as well.
  • Determine who your audience will be. Who will want to hear what you have to say? Many speakers address only particular audiences. That’s who your speaking “target” market will be. Determine who will be most receptive to your message, and focus what you have to say on them.
  • Create your presentation, write your speech, and amend it for various engagements. You need to establish your basic introduction, your supporting points, and how you’d like to conclude by sending the audience back out into the world with some knowledge from you.
  • Begin by volunteering to speak for various local civic organizations. This will get your started and get your name out there.
  • Join the National Speakers Association. Consider attending their academy and utilizing their resources. Their website is quite good one with many learning opportunities.

Now that you’re ready, it is time to set your price. Here is some information as to the pay of a public speaker.

  • Average Salary

According to Simply Hired, the average salary for a public speaker in the United States was $48,000, depending on the state. It can be as high as $54,000 to as low as $41,000. That is the average, of course, some make much more.

  • Experience and Notoriety

The price can vary by your experience and how well you’re known. If you are widely accepted as one of the most well-versed individuals on a certain topic, or you possess a certain deal of notoriety, you should expect your salary for public speaking to be above the average.

  • Where to work

All types of public speakers are needed, and can find work in many areas, such as motivational speaking, advertising, sales and personnel training. You simply need expert knowledge in a topic people are interested in and the ability to communicate it clearly and confidently.

As a beginner, rates will vary based on the type of speech you’re asked to give. Speeches that last about an hour, obviously charge less than a seminar, which will possibly take half a day to an entire day. Beginning speakers with fewer credentials usually charge $300 to $500 for their presentations. Celebrities can easily demand $25,000.


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