I do speak occasionally, but rarely actually get paid. In fact, for my most recent speaking gig, I got “paid” with an LED lightsabre. Seriously.
For the young staff person, and maybe others in the room that day, all the important things I had taught were suddenly lost to this one word.
After I speak, I never walk back to my seat wishing I had said “and in conclusion” one more time.
I made so many mistakes in the early stages of fundraising. By not asking people to give face-to-face I was dramatically reducing the chances that they would give. The principle applies when you’re looking for opportunities to grow your speaking ministry. Here are a few key moves that will help you dramatically improve your chances of landing more speaking events