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The 3 Essential Steps To Pitch For Paid Speaking Gigs

hot speaking leads paid speaking May 19, 2022

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In the free Hot Speaking Leads training video, I showed you exactly how people just like you are using this 3-step strategy to quickly and confidently pitch for speaking opportunities and improve their income without endlessly searching for speaking opportunities, pitch paralysis, and complicated systems...

 Haven't seen the video yet? Read on below!

The strategy shared in the video reflects the EXACT SYSTEM we have used to help dozens of non-fiction authors, coaches, and aspiring speakers quickly, predictably, and confidently pitch for speaking opportunities and achieve their income goals. 

This is what's working right now - so let's dig in!


Most Aspiring Speakers Get Stuck Here

As you might be aware, trying to get started in the speaking industry and ultimately becoming a sought-after paid speaker can take a long time for aspiring speakers, coaches, and non-fiction authors.

The speaking industry is can be intimidating for the uninitiated and absolutely flooded with gurus, courses, coaches, and hype - all promising to help us get results but ultimately only adding to our overwhelm and frustration.

Just about every day, I hear the same questions from folks trying to confidently pitch for speaking opportunities:

  •  "What's the best way to pitch for speaking opportunities?"
  • "What should I do if I don't hear back from hosts?"
  • "How do I sell myself as a speaker without being too pushy? "

…And countless other questions I hear all the time! 


Typically, there are three main reasons coaches, aspiring speakers, and non-fiction authors struggle to confidently pitch for speaking opportunities.

  1. They are unsure about where and how to search for speaking opportunities.
  2. If they do find an opportunity, they sit on it with “pitch paralysis”, as they’re unsure how to move forward and sell themselves as a speaker.
  3. Aspiring speakers make it too complicated by doing everything “adhoc” and not implementing simple systems.

Do these sound familiar? 


In all of my experience serving and talking with aspiring speakers, I hear these three struggles and pains all the time.

But these are only symptoms of a much greater issue - the real issue is the lack of a clear "Point A to Point B" system that's easy to follow. A clear roadmap that's been proven to help people just like you confidently pitch for speaking opportunities in no time flat!


No More Pitch Paralysis

This is where our 90-Day Pro Speaker Income Launch comes in - let me show you how it works…

  • Step 1: The first thing clients on this path have to do is swipe our email, DM and video Pitch Files. If we’re not working together, you’ll need to create a simple template to “swipe” and tailor to each pitch.
  • Step 2: Next we help our clients Create a Speaker Media Kit, with all the essentials for booking your speaking engagements, such as speaker bio, headshots, Talk title and overview. 
  • Step 3: The last step in this Pitch Dream Stages system is learning how those speakers who are successfully creating income from speaking identify aligned speaking opportunities, so you can spend time on those opportunities that will have the biggest impact for your business. 


The Bigger Picture You Need To See

This is just Step EIGHT in our 90-Day Pro Speaker Income Launch Program and it’s the clearest and most predictable and proven system for anyone serious about doing what it takes to achieve their income goals, launch their speaking business, and become a sought-after paid speaker…



We partner with each client we work with to achieve these steps in this exact order:

Phase 1: Stage

  • First, we’ll utilize our Stand Out Stage system that helps folks just like you find the best stage to meet your goals.
  • Next, our unique 6-Figure Speaking Strategy process ensures our clients have absolute clarity on the 90-day roadmap to meet their speaking and income goals FAST.
  • After that, they create a simple pathway for the buyers in their audience using our Talk Funnel Framework.

Phase 2: Message

  • The Signature Talk Map process will ensure success as clients create a high-conversion talk!
  • The Pro Speaker Prep system is the core mechanism for ensuring they can quickly and confidently prepare talks.
  • The last step in the Message Stage is to customize our Showtime process, which shows our clients how to deliver their Signature Talk to a live audience!

Phase 3: Spotlight

  • Once we have your Stage and Message in place we’ll kick off the Spotlight stage by building out their Speaking Business Launch system which allows them to create the simple processes needed for a flood of new speaking opportunities fast!
  • Next up: We help our clients confidently pitch for speaking opportunities - our unique model called the Pitch Dream Stages (hint: you’ve had a preview of that here!).
  • The final step of our 90-Day Pro Speaker Income Launch coaching program is to ensure our clients are able to confidently convert opportunities using the Booked Solid system.


Ready To Launch Your Speaking Career?

If you want to map out the EXACT STEPS you should be following right now to achieve your speaking and income goals, you can book a time to speak with the team HERE.

In just 45 minutes, we will get clear on what's holding you back. Next, we'll map out a crystal clear, step-by-step strategy you can follow to achieve your speaking and income goals with confidence in the next 90 days.

And lastly, we'll decide if you would be a good fit for our 90-Day Pro Speaker Income Launch program, which works best for coaches, consultants, and other subject-matter experts who have an established premium offer or published non-fiction book (or launching a new offer into an established business) and are actively seeking support to grow their speaking opportunities. 

If that's you then click the link HERE to schedule your free strategy session. I look forward to speaking with you.

Speak soon!



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