RADIO SHOW/AUDIO PODCAST: Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA) Episode 020 - Originally aired 1/20/2014 9:00 AM - MYTH WARRIORS! series - “Speakers earn $5,000 an hour, no education required!": Part 3 of 3
In the MYTH WARRIORS™ series we are targeting ideas to begin to assess whether they are credible or not. This is Part 3 of a 3 part episode that I feel I need to do in order to address some of the myths, misunderstandings and misconceptions about the Professional Speaking industry. The target for this episode is “Professional Speakers earn $5,000 USD an hour and no education is needed!” (Part 3 of 3)
In Part 1 of this episode we addressed what the speaking industry actually is! Is it real? Do some people actually make a living as a “speaker”? In Part 2 we addressed whether speaking is a good fit for what makes you happy in life everyday (if you hate travel and fear public speaking it might not be the best choice for a career). We also discussed what it takes to succeed in the field (if you do want to pursue it).
In the final Part 3 of this episode, we focus on the obstacles that can prevent a person from having a rewarding speaking career and the types of issues (or entities) that can take advantage of a person who desires to be a speaker. Never pay anyone. They are supposed to pay you. Just like some modeling “agencies” will take advantage of a person who is a foot too short to be a runway model (by taking their “tuition” and “teaching” them how to “be a model”), there are some entities that will take advantage of an aspiring speaker. Just because someone says that they can “teach you how to speak” does not mean that they have ever given a paid speech in their lives. Use your [...]