- Achieving Success as a professional speaker
Attaining success as a professional speaker is no easy matter! Talent and hard work are absolute musts. And, another absolute is EXPOSURE # success as a professional speaker depends on promoting yourself and becoming known to the people who are the gatekeepers to your audience.
- Blowing Your Own Horn!
Launching your own public relations campaign.
- Don't neglect your presentation skills
Do not wait until you are about to present. It's not worth the stress, or to risk looking like a fool. Take time to prepare.
- Expand your knowledge by getting advice from the experts!
Public opinion plays a key role in government spending decisions, and one of the most effective ways to influence public opinion is through the media. A single appearance on television, for example, gets your message across to tens of thousand of people.
- Flying High: 5 Sure Ways to Get Your Business Soaring
Know your audience, know your message, be clear and consistent in that message, then develop a strategy and execute it.
- Frequently Asked Questions about Sources
SOURCES is a media service that connects journalists, editors, authors and researchers with the sources they need for their work. SOURCES spotlights organizations, institutions, government agencies, companies, and individuals who want to share their expertise and points of view with the media. The SOURCES directory is used by thousands of reporters and researchers who need to find quotable sources and reliable information for their news stories or research.
- From the pages of Sources meet...
Meet some of the organizations, companies, and individuals listed in Sources.
- Getting your story into the media
Stories are the heart and soul of the media. Journalism is about telling stories, and good stories require sources # human contacts, the people who provide informed comment and expertise, the people who make stories interesting and informative.
For more than 30 years, SOURCES has provided a vital networking service connecting journalists with the sources they need # the experts and spokespersons without whom the media would have no stories to tell.
- Going to the Public -- Ten public speaking tips
Advice on effective public speaking.
- Helping you reach the media
How Sources can help you get more and better media coverage
Media coverage is the most valuable kind of publicity there is because it is based on the news value or information value of what you do or say, and is therefore far more credible than paid publicity like advertising. SOURCES makes it possible for organizations, institutions, companies, and individuals to reach the media effectively, consistently, and inexpensively. SOURCES has been helping organizations, companies, institutions, and individuals get media attention for over 30 years.
- HotLink Resource Shelf #16
Reviews of books on writing and presentations.
- HotLink Resource Shelf: Going for Gold!
Review of Going for Gold, a book on marketing strategies for speakers.
- How to Win Over and Wow a Crowd
This instructional guide on public speaking. It gives tips how to captivate your audience and deliver and deliver an effective message.
- Mastering the Teleprompter
Mastering the teleprompter can be learned by using ten easy steps.
- Public Speaking: Overcoming The Fear
Tips for overcoming anxiety.
- Review: Your Guide to Public Speaking
A no-nonsense guide to public speaking.
- Secrets of a worthwhile presentation
Preparation is the key to a successful presentation.
- Seven golden rules for more effective speaking
Tips to be a more powerful, memorable and successful speaker.
- 7 Tips for Effective Speeches
How to make your speeches more effective.
- Smooth Talking! Explore the Paid Speaking Market
Becoming a professional speaker.
- Sources gives you powerful tools to help you stand out from the crowd
An overview of how you can use SOURCES to amplify your message.
SOURCES is a media service that connects journalists, editors, writers, producers and researchers with the sources they need for their work. Being included in SOURCES positions you as a media source and puts you in line to receive more media calls and more media coverage.
- Sources media training
Media training to ensure that you are ready to handle media interviews. Topics include Message making, Staying newsworthy, Safe spokesperson techniques, Preparation and relaxation techniques, Media ethics and expectations. Simulations of all media venues including talk shows, double enders, stand-up interviews and scrums, print columnists, videographers, and editorial boards.
- Sources Select Speakers
Speakers available to take media calls about their area of expertise, and available for speaking engagements.
- Speaking to the Media
A special report from Sources with articles from The Sources HotLink
Being seen, heard, and quoted in the media is perhaps the quickest, best, and most lasting way for a speaker to become better known and more sought after. This booklet offers advice on handling media calls and interviews well.