How do you get those primo gigs doing public speaking? I’ve written about this before, but just discovered a service that will take a fair deal of the work out of the process out of it for you.
It’s called Espeakers, and while I’m not super-familiar with it, it has a feature that’s pretty cool: After signing up, you can set an hourly rate for people to call chambers of commerce and such on your behalf talking you up as a public speaker and telling them they should hire you because you’re great and smell great and overall are a great person and they’d be dumb to not have you come and give a talk. The more you can pay, the more people that can call. But it’s pretty nifty if you’re strapped for time — and what entrepreneur isn’t?
Prices are fairly reasonable, and depending on the range of services you want, you can pony up $179 a year to $1,099 a year. Just depends on what your needs are.
Anyway, take a look to find out more.
David Wolinsky is a freelance writer and a lifelong Chicagoan. In addition to currently serving as an interviewer-writer for Adult Swim, he's also a comedy-writing instructor for Second City. He was the Chicago city editor for The Onion A.V. Club where he provided in-depth daily coverage of this city's bustling arts/entertainment scene for half a decade. His first career aspirations were to be a game-show host.