Having great experience and the eloquence to tell an audience all about it but choosing not to? That wouldn't be prudent at this juncture.
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.