It's guest appearance time! Today our very special VIP isMichelle Mazur, PhD who is one of those extraordinary speechconsultants (no, she doesn't help you with diction, although sheprobably could) who helps folks determine how to monetize theirspeeches.
So, is a speech the same as a presentation, and what's the best wayto get one cooking for real time, I asked Michelle in this episode.(I am Jayme Soulati, co-host of The Heart ofMarketing podcast with John Gregory Olson, my arch frenemy --because we always nag one another on the show).
BTW, the answer to those two questions are 'blowing in the wind!'(Remember that song??)
Then, I asked whether it was OK to write my deck in my head andthen hit the PowerPoint and create. I'll answer that one --Michelle said, " not usual, Jayme!" Oh, well, I never did conformto the rules, right John?
Michelle has a great story about helping people make money, or not,on stage as an edutainer. The operative word here is STORY. What'syour story? Is it good enough to hit the speaking circuit? How doyou make that leap from free to paid speaking engagements,anyway?
Honestly, I am stuck in the free. I have been paid to speak, butit's not consistent every time. Michelle shares her tips of thetrade, and her energy is boundless. We love this woman for all herexpertise. She has a book, she has a course, she is brilliant atemail marketing and community nurturing, and if I had designs onspeaking for greenbacks, I'd make her my coach -- in a heartbeat(soundbite, please, John!).