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Why you should consider speaking as a career

Jun 29, 2022

by Jaimie Abbott

“Oh, you speak so well. Have you ever considered public speaking as a career?”

You’ve probably heard this statement so many times. Or you’re in love with the idea of public speaking and still need some convincing on why you should take that leap. It takes a lot to get into public speaking, especially the confidence to stand in front of people to share your thoughts and experience. 

But there’s so much more you can gain from taking speaking as a career. So, apart from being able to build your personal development, critical thinking and networking skills, here are the biggest reasons you should consider speaking as a career.

Get paid while doing what you love

Being a paid speaker is an excellent opportunity to increase your earnings astronomically. The best part is that you can choose a topic or issue you’re passionate about, making it as stress-free as possible to carry out research. So, if you’re an expert on entrepreneurship like Oprah Winfrey, Jack Ma or Mark Cuban, you can share your first-hand knowledge with the world and an audience of high-paying people.

Hundreds of people will pay cool cash to gain from your wealth of knowledge and get information that can’t be acquired anywhere else. Your experience serves as a good foundation for a public speaking career as you will be the inspiration for your speeches. No other person can share your lived experiences as well as you can. Being a paid speaker gives you the opportunity to let others learn from your mistakes.

So, as soon as you figure out that one topic that your audience resonates with and wouldn’t mind spending to listen to you, you’ve officially launched your career as a paid speaker. How much are we talking about here? As a beginner, you can earn as much as $4000. However, as soon as you’ve successfully made your way to the top and cemented your place as a speaker of repute, you can charge as much as $50,000 for each session. Sounds impossible? Well, it isn’t.

Establish your credibility too

Public speaking as a career is for you if you’ve spent lots of time and resources working in a particular field and would like to share this with as many people as possible. This is more about providing information in a simple and clear way that shows your credibility and expertise on that topic. Many people have spent a significant chunk of their lives making the same mistake and need guidance you can provide as an expert on the topic. You can help people understand a problem by becoming a paid speaker. 

So, if you wouldn’t mind that extra bit of exposure added to your incredible work and how this could help you network with other credible people in your field, you should consider speaking as a career. This exposure means that you get to sit at the table of other professionals and build your portfolio as an expert. The more respect you gain through your professional network as a paid speaker, the higher you can charge for every keynote presentation. 

If you’re good at something, should you do it for free? Instead of giving free advice all the time, becoming a paid speaker gives you that extra advantage of building your professional network while earning some big bucks. So, if you’re ready to enhance your long-term goals in any field through public speaking and will accept people paying to tap into your wealth of experience, a career in public speaking is perfect for you.

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