Stop Listening to People Who Aren’t Getting Booked,
and Making Big Money, TODAY…RIGHT NOW!
by James Malinchak
Be careful of listening to that old line that’s been floating around for years. I’m sure you’ve heard it many times:
‘Learn from people who have been there, done that!’
That seems fine on the surface, but it’s just no good when it comes to your speaking business. I highly recommend you take it deeper than that and use my criteria for determining who I personally choose to learn from.
Here it is…
AND WHO ARE STILL DOING IT TODAY!’
Just because someone has been there, done that doesn’t mean much if they still aren’t out there, NOW, competing against, and getting booked over, other speakers for dates.
What happened 5, 10, or 20 years ago, isn’t relevant TODAY because the speaking industry is constantly changing. Anyone trying to persuade you to believe differently, is doing nothing more than trying to ‘sell’ you on paying them.
I know it’s hard to believe, but there are so-called ‘speaker trainers’ who haven’t been booked for a paid talk in years, still trying to convince you they can ‘take you to the next level’…or, they can ‘make you a millionaire’…or, they can (you get the picture)!
Be careful because they are really good at sounding convincing!
Here are the guidelines you need to follow…
RIGHT NOW, is booked more than you,
at higher fees than you, in markets that
you want to speak in, who’s not a celebrity
and, here’s the BIG deciding factor…
who’s making A LOT MORE MONEY than you!
Pursue this person and learn from them.
However, show enough respect to pay them for their knowledge, time, experience and expertise.
Don’t try getting free advice. This person has no obligation, whatsoever, to share their wisdom with you.
I see so many speakers who think that just because they belong to the same speaker association, or just because they have a mutual friend, or…(you get the picture)… they’re ‘entitled to’ or ‘owed’ the advice.
If you wanted sound advice from a lawyer or CPA, you would pay a fee for their advice because of their years of education, knowledge and experience.
How is it any different for getting sound advice from someone successful in the speaking industry?
Speaker James Malinchak, ‘America’s Hottest Young Speaker,’ is the creator of the two top-selling speaker courses, ‘How to Make BIG Money As a Speaker,’ and the ‘College Speaking Success Home Study Course.’ To learn more about his step-by-step systems and to sign up for his FREE ‘Speaker Tips’ E-zine, visit: www.Malinchak.com