The Power of Story Telling: Epiphanies

by Derek Featherstone

The art of story-telling is a critical skill for delivering great presentations. But you also must choose the correct stories. Eureka moments–where you literally have an epiphany–are some of the best stories to tell.

June 26th, 2012

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How to Create Value as a Speaker

by Derek Featherstone

The secret to paid speaking is mastering the concept of Value. If you want to be paid to speak, you need to have something valuable in your presentations. You need to help people save time, money, pain or just plain feel better about themselves. Here’s a list of some of the things that you can focus on to create that value.

May 23rd, 2012

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Getting to Best

by Derek Featherstone

Part of getting paid speaking gigs is about determining what you’re best at doing and how you can share that with your audience. The formula that works for me is pretty simple and 4 key components that lead to repeatedly getting paid to speak at conferences around the world.

May 17th, 2012

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3 Simple Approaches to Finding Speaking Opportunities

by Derek Featherstone

I know you want to get paid speaking gigs. You need to find speaking gigs first—paid or not. Once you’ve found conferences, workshops, and events, you can start to zero in on the ones you want to speak at and the ones that will pay you. Here’s a big step in the process: finding a decent number of gigs in the first place. How? Read and learn…

February 28th, 2012

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Getting Paid Speaking Gigs

by Derek Featherstone

I get asked this question over and over and over again. How do you find paid speaking gigs? It’s all about one simple word. And it rhymes with dalue. If you can clearly answer the questions I pose here, you’re well on your way to getting paid to speak.

January 3rd, 2012

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