- 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.
- The Benefits of Professional Speaking
No matter how good you are, you'll still have something to learn or some new set of skills to acquire.
- Building on the Emotional Experience of the Brand
Linking Individual Brands With the Brand of a Convention or Event
As professional speakers, we each seek to create our own brand. However, in today's marketplace, aligning everything we do with the brand of the convention or event will assist us in fulfilling the expectations of those who hire us.
- 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.
- Email scam which targets professional speakers
Sources News Release
An email scam targetting professional speakers is making the rounds. The NSA, a British speakers' association reports that the scam has been aimed at its members. Speakers listed with SOURCES - www.sources.com - have also reported being targetted.
- 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.
- 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.
- Gain Clients (and Earn Money) By Speaking Engagements
One of the best way to get new clients is by speaking to organizations. There's something about the immediacy of being in front of people that has great spin-off benefits. So whether you do it for the fees or for the contacts or both, you really can't lose.
- 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.
- Mastering the Teleprompter
Mastering the teleprompter can be learned by using ten easy steps.
- Professional Speakers: Create Brilliant Marketing Material
Speakers really find it difficult to talk about themselves in glowing terms but that's exactly what you need to do. Put your words on paper in a way that really reflects your brilliance.
- Professional Speakers: To Market, To Market!
Your positioning defines your market. Once you've decided on exactly what you stand for, you are now clear about who wants to hear you speak.
- Professional Speakers: What's on Your Menu of Services?
As a professional speaker, you need to offer more than simply a keynote or two to your clients. But you don't want to offer so many different things in different forms that you confuse your client.
- Public Speaking: Overcoming The Fear
Tips for overcoming anxiety.
- Review: Your Guide to Public Speaking
A no-nonsense guide to public speaking.
- 7 Tips for Effective Speeches
How to make your speeches more effective.
- 6 Keys to Becoming a Six Figure Speaker
Rather than ask what the hot topics are, ask yourself what you want to say and then find the fit you're looking for.
- Smooth Talking! Explore the Paid Speaking Market
Becoming a professional speaker.
Portal for Journalists and Writers - The directory for reporters, writers, editors and researchers
Sources is an information portal for journalists, freelance writers, news editors, authors, researchers and journalism students -- and a resource for organizations, institutions, businesses, and individuals who want to get media coverage of their expertise and their views on newsworthy topics.
Journalists: Use Sources to find experts, media contacts, spokespersons, scientists, lobbyists, officials, speakers, university professors, researchers, newsmakers, CEOs, executive directors, media relations contacts, spokespeople, talk show guests, PR representatives, Canadian sources, story ideas, research studies, databases, universities, colleges, associations, businesses, government, research institutions, lobby groups, non-government organizations (NGOs), in Canada and internationally.
Newsmakers: Use Sources to raise your profile and get media coverage. Sources is a powerful tool which complements and magnifies your other efforts to publicize yourself. See www.sources.com/Profile.htm, fill out the membership form, or call 416-964-7799.
- 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 of Success
Join your colleages in Sources
- 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.
- Why Buyers Don't Choose You
Positioning is basically how you differentiate yourself in the marketplace. The most powerful positioning addresses your prospects' (often unspoken) needs. It appeals to the emotions first, then the intellect.