P8: Public Speaking
Use your book and bestselling author status to get more speaking gigs, raise your speaker's fees, and attract more qualified leads to your business from stage.
How to Get Speaking Gigs with Your Book!
Special Interview of Joon Han, Founder of AwesomeGuests.com and a 5-Figure Speaker [1:18:10 video]
How to get booked for speaking gigs (especially if you have a bestselling book to leverage!)
Such great advice dished by Joon!
ABOUT JOON (from his LinkedIn profile):
From being deported from the USA at age 10 and making my way back - I've learned quite a few profound things about success in life and business. These insights fuel my mission to directly serve at least 10,000 entrepreneurial leaders a year to grow from being merely busy to very effective.
All of my companies are focused to that end and it's no secret that I have a ginormous soft spot for bright social entrepreneurs, changemakers and social innovators*; so I accelerate as many as I can as advisor, mentor and investor.
> Our strategy and process engineering firm only takes on two new clients per year and word on the street is that I'm the "consultant other consultants hire" to boost their own businesses.
> As a podcast pioneer (first Asian-American in podcasting) I advise many in the industry as an analyst and we're building new podcast networks as we speak... also produce a sundry of marvelous podcasts along the way.
> After hitting the stage as a professional speaker at 16 years old (yikes!) - I keynote around the globe in my quest to inspire, equip and challenge entrepreneurs to be better for a better world.
> Most importantly - if you're a decent, well-meaning person striving to win in the mean, cutthroat world of business - then by all means dig into everything related to my TEDx talk and book "Get Ahead by Giving Back!"
*Despite all of the above, most of my time is spent being the lead parent for our family and holding it down here in City Heights (a global capital for refugee resettlement located in San Diego, CA).
I love the magicianship of Penn & Teller™ and my biggest pet peeves are when people say, “could care less” instead of “couldn’t” and when someone speaks on leadership when they’ve never led anything in their life.
Just for kicks, some of my stats...
» Hardcore Polymath
» MBTI: ENTJ (The Visionary Executive)
» StrengthsFinder: Strategic, Command, Activator, Woo, Belief
» LI member since August 8, 2006 (member# 6,775,186)
How to Leverage Your Book for More Speaking Gigs
Special Interview with Davide Di Giorgio and Larry Roberts [1:03:22 video]
What We Talk About:
Making connections and marketing your best self on stage! Sounds like a great plan right?
You are about to hear THE conversation to take you to the next level on stage and on brand!
A few exciting highlights include:
– How can you leverage your expertise (and books) to gain speaking gigs?
– What is an educational budget when it comes to speaking events?
– Where are great places to speak?!
– Find out how you identify yourself when booking an event…Are you a podcaster? A speaker? An author?!
– Learn the best ways to market yourself as a great speaker
– When should you send a signed copy of your book to event planners? Hint: When you want to get booked!
Davide Di Giorgio is an international bestselling author, keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and leadership coach. As one of the world’s leading speaking experts, he’s worked with thousands of on-purpose speakers, performers, executives, and leaders across multiple industries for more than twenty-five years with his signature UNapologetic approach and brand.
He’s also an award-winning theater producer, acclaimed educator, and entrepreneur. He’s been featured around the world in major media for his work as Founder of the unWorld Leaders Network and Creator of the Mastermind and Speaker Experience at Sea.
These days, he describes himself as:
I’m a PR and social media strategist, producer, creator, keynote speaker, and consultant with over 25 years experience.
From creating PR strategies to building relationships with global brands and personalities, negotiating and managing brand deals, to being an ambassador, speaker, and champion for individuals, organizations, and causes, my breadth of experiences across multiple industries affords me the ability to create unprecedented results for uncommon people!
Results? A defined brand. A growing following of people who understand your mission or message. Mainstream media coverage. Brand deals. The ability to do more good!
- “He’s being himself 100% authentically.” – Davide Di Giorgio
“Be intentional with what you are saying.” – Davide Di Giorgio
“Your boss is not the audience; it’s the event planner; the person that is going to book you.” – Davide Di Giorgio
“When filling out speaker applications, you want to arouse the person.” – David Di Giorgio
“There’s always a way to get a little more money when gaining speaker fees.” – Davide Di Giorgio
“When you stand out, it makes people want to book you.” – Davide Di Giorgio
“Sell who you are and what you are up to and people will book you.” – Davide Di Giorgio
“It really is stepping into your own confidence and power.” – Davide Di Giorgio
“I like to be in control of my credibility.” – Larry Roberts
Secret to Getting More Speaking Gigs
with Davide Di Giorgio [31:56 video]
1. When did you get started speaking?
2. When did you start training others to speak?
3. What’s one tip for doing well in a TED talk?
4. Once someone wants to speak more, what’s the REAL SECRET behind getting more gigs?
5. How long does it take to research places you can apply or pitch to?
6. Why we created the Speaker’s Secret Gig List!
....First 50 ppl in Feb' 2019
....Special pricing of just $27/month
....Full all access to all future trainings up our sleeve
....We really want to overdeliver for our Founding Member VIPers!