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Speak for a Living

The Insider's Guide to Building a Speaking Career

Second Edition

Anne Bruce (author) Sardek Love (author)

ISBN: 9781562860912

Publication Date: Nov 2018

Format: Paperback

This revised and expanded edition of Speak for a Living offers updated strategies for navigating the public-speaking business, providing new material on social media and website marketing, and showing you how to diversify your services in an increasingly globalised industry.
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Get into the business of speaking and training.

There are dozens of books on public speaking. But only Speak for a Living will show you how to launch, build, and sustain a successful speaking and training career.

Wondering whether making the leap into this industry is for you? In this revised and expanded edition, authors Anne Bruce and Sardék Love offer updated strategies for navigating the public-speaking business. Their new material on social media and website marketing will help you find your niche and create a unique brand that reaches the right audience. They'll show you how to diversify your services in an increasingly globalized industry, whether through booking international gigs, getting published, or developing new products. And they'll use their years of experience to help you avoid the mistakes so many speakers and trainers make.

Speak for a Living also has field-tested tools and checklists that all speakers and trainers will find valuable, whether they're new to the profession or old pros. Use them to identify ideal clients, prepare for any presentation, and become a meeting or event planner's dream speaker. And if you want to sharpen your performance skills, the book has a whole chapter on how to take your abilities to the next level.

Speak for a Living is the ultimate insider's guide. Use it to gain insight into the professional speaking lifestyle and become the speaker or trainer people request again and again.
Pages 220
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Nov 2018
Publisher ATD Press
Subject/s Public speaking guides   Self-help & personal development  
Anne Bruce doesn't just speak for a living, she's also a talent manager and an executive coach who helps speakers and authors–including celebrities, politicians, sports figures, and well-known business leaders–soar to the next level of their career. With a background in broadcast journalism and years of extensive television work, Anne has written for clients and projects in Hollywood and New York. Her clients have appeared on Ellen, Shark Tank, Steve Harvey, Today Show, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper 360, and more. She's also carved a niche in coaching talent to write and deliver popular TEDx and TED Talks. Anne has had the privilege of speaking, writing, and conducting talent projects worldwide for organizations like the American Red Cross, Baylor University Medical Center, Sony Entertainment, Sony International, Saks Fifth Avenue, GEICO, Ben & Jerry's, Accenture, Coca Cola, Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, The White House, the Pentagon, the FBI, Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, Columbia University School of Business, the Conference Board of Europe, and NASA, where she produced a documentary on the lives of women astronauts. She is the author of dozens of e-books and more than 23 books, which have been translated into more than 36 languages worldwide. Some of Anne's books include Speak for a Living: The Insider's Guide to Building a Speaking Career; Discover True North: A 4-Week Program to Ignite Your Passion and Activate Your Potential; Be Your Own Mentor; How to Motivate Every Employee; The Manager's Guide to Motivating Employees; and Building a High Morale Workplace; and Leaders Start to Finish: A Roadmap for Developing Top Performers (2nd edition). She's also been a featured author for Perfect Phrases for Employee Development Planning, part of McGraw-Hill's Perfect Phrases series. Anne also authored and acted as acquisition editor for the Pocket Tool Kit series. She has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, London Times, San Jose Mercury News, Newsweek, and Inc. magazine, among others.

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