“Give more to your audience than they have any right to expect.” – Tony Robbins
Take a good, hard look in the mirror. What do you see? Do you have what it takes to be a conference speaker? Do you have the right stuff to dazzle an audience of your peers? Of course you do! Don’t sell yourself short – you have more experience, knowledge and know-how than you might realize.
The only prerequisite to being a conference speaker is having the desire, passion and confidence to put yourself up for consideration. Match this with a great topic that an audience would be interested in hearing and you’ve got the pieces you need to pitch yourself as a speaker for a conference.
Ideal speakers typically include:
• Professionals looking to become industry thought-leaders
• Industry experts eager to raise their profile amongst peers
• Experts with a compelling success story, unique process that makes other’s jobs easier, or a distinct point of view on a particular topic
Boldly Go Where You’ve Never Gone Before
For those who have never spoken at an event, conference or trade show, doing so is a great way to raise your profile in your industry and among your peers. You can also bring attention to your organization and its value in the marketplace. For many conferences, having prior speaking experience is a plus, but by no means a necessity when it comes to getting picked by a selection committee. A well-conceived proposal is all that’s needed to get on the agenda.
All that stands between you and much deserved respect as a thought-leader is to boldly and confidently submit yourself to a conference. Your moment in the spotlight is only a speaker proposal away!
Establish Yourself As a Thought-leader
What makes a thought-leader? Your opinions, experiences, successes and yes, even your failures, make you a thought-leader. It helps if you have a deep knowledge base on your topic, but a lack of expertise hasn’t stopped many a speaker from thriving in front of an audience. In the end, you’ll get out of the experience what you put into it. By tapping into your own knowledge and expertise, you can enlighten an audience and expand their understanding.
Don’t hold yourself back. Go for it and submit a conference proposal today. There’s an audience out there that’s dying to hear what you have to say.
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