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Media Alert: Workshops for people wanting a speaking career. Get paid to speak in dollars rather than a bottle of wine.

What: Free to Fee speaker workshops

When: 8.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Saturday, 29 March 2014

Where: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth

Help is at hand for local people wishing to turn their “gift of the gab” into a speaking career and for people who want cash rather than teaspoons and bottles of wine when they speak.

The national industry association for speakers, National Speakers Association of Australia (NSAA), is running a series of speaking workshops in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth on March 29.

NSAA president Winston Marsh has been a speaker for more than 30 years. He said the workshops were a golden opportunity for people to learn the steps they need to take to enter the potentially lucrative world of professional paid speaking. Mr Marsh said a number of NSAA members have six figure annual incomes from speaking.  He said this is despite the well known statistic that 60 per cent of people say “speaking in public” is their biggest fear, followed by “dying”.

“Moving from the gift for speaking stage to the satisfaction of fee for speaking just doesn’t happen by magic,” Mr Marsh said.

“Getting paid to speak is the result of careful planning and successful implementation of a series of logical steps and this workshop gives you that know-how,” he said.

“You can be a great speaker but you need other skills to make it pay.”

He said the workshops are also useful for people who speak at Rotary or Toastmasters or people who need do presentations to Boards, management, colleagues or staff. People wishing to find out more information or to register should visit www.freetofee.com.au

NSAA’s 5 tips to launch a speaking career

1.Speak to the right people. Identify the people and the organisations who are crying out for information, inspiration and motivation.

2.Don’t talk – speak. Turn your “talk” into a keynote speech and workshop that meets a niche answers the needs of your market and gives them value.

3.Be THE expert. Market yourself to demonstrate you are the expert so people want you to speak.

4.Be professional. Run your speaking like a business.

5.FREE can mean FEE. Doing some free speeches can market you to other clients and be an opportunity to sell your books or related business items.

Media information: Craig Eardley (NSAA PR) on 0437 477493 or Winston Marsh (NSAA president) on 0415 358 324. Workshop details at www.freetofee.com.au Interviews with and bio and pic of an expert LOCAL speaker also available (ie Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth). 

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