So you want to be a professional speaker

Now that I’ve been speaking as a paid professional for several years, a lot of people ask me how to become a speaker.   By no means am I an expert on this topic and there are plenty of people and organizations that provide services and content specifically to help aspiring speakers (see partial list below.)  But I have learned a few things  about how the business works and so I thought I’d share what I know about becoming a professional speaker.

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