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How to Succeed at Speaking for Fees, Session 3-1
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How to Succeed at Speaking for Fees, Session 3-1

Maryann Murphy, MSW, CPO®
Business Operations & Growth/Marketing/Leadership

Wondering how you could qualify for the “Speaking for Fees” SIG? Bridging the gap from wannabe speaker or low-paid occasional speaker to well-paid professional can be a challenge if you don't know the steps to get there. This session will teach participants how to identify the specific niches that fit their specific talents and topics, and that pay for presentations to their audiences. Wherever you are along the journey, we'll teach you how to create speaking titles that sell, figure out who to contact to find out about paid speaking engagements in your niche, and the questions you should ask once you do contact them. We will review some of the best organizations and resources for taking your speaking to the next level, and how to decide which strategies are right for you. The session will be highly interactive so that you can come away with a plan targeted just for you and your specific goals, whether it's to add a little extra cash to your income stream or to bump your speaking up to more significant levels of income and professionalism.

  • Identify at least three specific speaking audiences that make sense for their business goals
  • Create speaking titles that sell
  • Identify who to speak to and what to say to find out about paid speaking engagements
  • Ask for (and get) fees every time they speak
  • Know which organizations and resources can best help them take their next steps to speaking for fees

Maryann Murphy, MSW, CPO®

Maryann Murphy has spent 30+ years helping people become more organized, as a therapist, teacher, manager, and now as a Certified Professional Organizer(R), speaker, and time management consultant. Maryann is a Distinguished Toastmaster, President of the National Speakers Association’s New England chapter, and co-chair of NAPO’s Speaking for Fees SIG.




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