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Marty Wilson - More Funny, More Money

Marty Wilson – More Funny, More Money

Marty Wilson Marty Wilson is Australia’s funniest motivational speaker. He followed the traditional career path from Pharmacist to Advertising Copywriter to Stand-Up Comic – well not so traditional – to become Australian Comic of the Year. Today, Marty is a regular on the corporate speaking circuit making audiences laugh about the serious topics of resilience […]

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Jon Yeo

Jon Yeo: Presenting and Speaking TEDx

Jon Yeo Jon Yeo is an Executive Speaking Coach who has worked with over a thousand people to communicate a more powerful and more influential message. He is the curator and license holder of TEDx Melbourne, which has created some of the best speaker based events in Australia. At the 2016 event around 1500 people […]

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Make Money From Speaking

Make Money From Speaking

The professional speaking business used to be very simple: You stood up in front of a live audience and you were paid to present. If we were talking about business models for speakers 20 years ago this would be it. Done. Complete. Finished. Today, it’s not so simple. With the rise of digital media, the […]

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Better Speakers - Helen Macdonald

Be a Better Speaker

Comedian Steve Martin once said the key to making it in any field was: Be undeniably good. When people ask me how do you make it in show business or whatever, what I always tell them and nobody ever takes note of it cuz it’s not the answer they wanted to hear — what they want […]

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16 Ways to Score Your Next Speaking Gig

16 Ways to Score Your Next Speaking Gig

I’ve been asking a few speakers how they get their gigs. Here’s a general list from their responses of what really works: Past clients – This depends on the opportunity for repeat business, if it’s a conference keynote slot then it may be difficult to gain repeat business every year Clients that book you for […]

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Sam Cawthorn

How to become a Professional Speaker

Professional Speaker A couple of days ago I hinted at making a change in my career direction. One aspect I want to do more of is presenting from stage and earning money as a professional speaker. I have done my share of public speaking and I’ve never deliberately pursued presentations as a consistent business activity. […]

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What does it mean to be ‘Live’? Part 3

What does it mean to be live? Part 3Following from our previous posts on the ‘The Virtual Presenter’, “What does it mean to present in the ‘live’ world?” In this series of blog posts, we’ll take a tour of some of the industries that have already grappled with this question.1 Theatre2 Music 3 MoviesWhen movies […]

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What does it mean to be ‘Live’? Part 2

What does it mean to be live? Part 2Following from our previous posts on the ‘The Virtual Presenter’, “What does it mean to present in the ‘live’ world?” In this series of blog posts, we’ll take a tour of some of the industries that have already grappled with this question. 2 Music Talk about comebacks! […]

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What does it mean to present ‘live’?

What does it mean to present ‘live’? Following from our previous posts on the ‘The Virtual Presenter’, “What does it mean to present in the ‘live’ world?” In other words, as a presenter, what’s your physical presence worth?And, what’s in it for your live or virtual audience?If you’re going to take a day off from […]

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