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Finders Speakers' mission is to provide affordable marketing opportunities to professional speakers. Although low-cost marketing is important, it doesn't do you any good if you don't know what you're doing. So Finders is pleased to offer you – at no charge or obligation – full access to the Pro Speaker U Career Enrichment Center.

You can explore Pro Speaker U in several different ways —

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PSU Insights

Here are the 99 PSU insights currently available:
1. Moving from Free to Fee (and Getting Started Right) : Glossary of Terms for Speakers
2. Writing Your Business Plan : Plan to Succeed
3. Writing Your Business Plan : Visions, Goals, and Plans -- Oh My!
4. Writing Your Business Plan : Why You Gotta Have a Plan!
5. Writing Your Business Plan : Planning Your Business Plan
6. Writing Your Business Plan : Which Type of Business Plan Do You Need?
7. Writing Your Business Plan : Do You Need a Formal Business Plan?
8. Writing Your Business Plan : E Pluribus Unum for your Business Plan
9. Writing Your Business Plan : Your Business Plan Status Summary
10. Writing Your Business Plan : Your Business Summary
11. Writing Your Business Plan : The Importance of Your Company History
12. Writing Your Business Plan : Forming Your Business
13. Writing Your Business Plan : Choosing the Right Business Structure
14. Writing Your Business Plan : Choosing Your Business Name
15. Writing Your Business Plan : Your Personnel Plan
16. Writing Your Business Plan : Your Product Plan
17. Writing Your Business Plan : Your Marketing Plan
18. Writing Your Business Plan : Your Financial Plans
19. Writing Your Business Plan : Developing Your (Yuck!) Budget
20. Writing Your Business Plan : Your Detailed (Double Yuck!) Budget
21. Writing Your Business Plan : Your Cashflow Analysis
22. Writing Your Business Plan : Make Things Happen with Action Plans
23. Writing Your Business Plan : Why You Need a Procedures Manual
24. Writing Your Business Plan : Battling the OOPs Factor (Contingency Plans)
25. Writing Your Business Plan : Why You Need Well-defined Policies!
26. Writing Your Business Plan : Plan to Grow Your Business
27. Writing Your Business Plan : The History of Your Business Plan
28. Writing Your Business Plan : What To Do After You Write Your Plan
29. Moving from Free to Fee (and Getting Started Right) : Ten Big-time Gaffes, Goofs, and Mistakes
30. Moving from Free to Fee (and Getting Started Right) : "The traditional speaker's business model is busted!" says Randy Gage
31. Protecting Your Intellectual Property : An Introduction to Protecting Your Intellectual Property
32. Protecting Your Intellectual Property : Copyrights and Intellectual Property Protection
33. Protecting Your Intellectual Property : Protecting Your Intellectual Property
34. Protecting Your Intellectual Property : Copyright Works Both Ways!
35. Protecting Your Intellectual Property : Unusual Things to Copyright
36. Protecting Your Intellectual Property : How to Obtain Copyright Protection
37. Protecting Your Intellectual Property : What's the Difference Between a Trademark and a Copyright?
38. Marketing and Promotion : Marketing --- The Key to Your Business Success!
39. Marketing and Promotion : Speakers Bureaus -- Holy Grail or Waste of Time?
40. Marketing and Promotion : Two Types of Speakers Bureaus
41. Marketing and Promotion : Just What Is a Speakers Bureau?
42. Marketing and Promotion : How Do Bureaus Make Money?
43. Marketing and Promotion : Do All Bureaus Charge a Commission?
44. Marketing and Promotion : What's the "Forbidden Topic" When Working with Bureaus?
45. Marketing and Promotion : What's So Important About Spin-Off Engagements?
46. Marketing and Promotion : When You Work With Bureaus, What Question MUST You Ask?
47. Marketing and Promotion : Do You Pay Commission on Product Sales?
48. Marketing and Promotion : How to Create Bureau-Friendly Marketing Materials
49. The Importance of "Running the Numbers" : What is "Running the Numbers"?
50. The Importance of "Running the Numbers" : Basic Arithmetic Skills Are All You Need
51. The Importance of "Running the Numbers" : Never Assume the Obvious is True!
52. The Importance of "Running the Numbers" : Selling Product the "Obvious" Way
53. The Importance of "Running the Numbers" : Can You Make Money By Cutting Your Price?
54. The Importance of "Running the Numbers" : Delving Deeper Into Pricing Strategies
55. The Importance of "Running the Numbers" : Is Inventory Good?
56. The Importance of "Running the Numbers" : Make Money by Giving Stuff Away
57. The Importance of "Running the Numbers" : What About Your Customers?
58. The Importance of "Running the Numbers" : Developing Your Own Numbers
59. The Importance of "Running the Numbers" : Develop Estimates and Guesses
60. The Importance of "Running the Numbers" : "Coming Up With Numbers" Summary
61. The Importance of "Running the Numbers" : Calculating Project Costs
62. The Importance of "Running the Numbers" : Cost of Publishing Your Book
63. The Importance of "Running the Numbers" : Succeed at Marketing by Running the Numbers
64. The Importance of "Running the Numbers" : The Awesome Power of Compounding
65. The Importance of "Running the Numbers" : Viral Marketing
66. The Importance of "Running the Numbers" : In Conclusion....
67. Setting Your Fees and Prices : Introduction to Setting Fees and Prices
68. Setting Your Fees and Prices : Are Speaking Fees Really That Important?
69. Setting Your Fees and Prices : What's Your Preconceived Value?
70. Setting Your Fees and Prices : What's Your Cost of Production?
71. Setting Your Fees and Prices : How Much Is Your Time Worth?
72. Setting Your Fees and Prices : Production Costs of a Keynote or Seminar
73. Setting Your Fees and Prices : Determining Your Fee From Production Costs
74. Setting Your Fees and Prices : Want vs. Need
75. Setting Your Fees and Prices : How Badly Do You Want the Sale?
76. Setting Your Fees and Prices : Does Increasing the Price Increase or Decrease Desirability?
77. Setting Your Fees and Prices : The Danger of Competing on Price
78. Setting Your Fees and Prices : Avoid Commodity Perception
79. Setting Your Fees and Prices : How to Increase What You Charge
80. Setting Your Fees and Prices : How High Can You Go?
81. Setting Your Fees and Prices : Alternatives to Getting Paid Your Fee
82. Setting Your Fees and Prices : Should You Do It Backwards?
83. Setting Your Fees and Prices : The Psychology of Price Breakpoints
84. Setting Your Fees and Prices : Determining Your Own Price Breakpoints
85. Setting Your Fees and Prices : In Conclusion....
86. Effective Microphone Usage : Should You Use a Microphone?
87. Effective Microphone Usage : The Lectern Microphone
88. Effective Microphone Usage : The Handheld Mic
89. Effective Microphone Usage : The Lavaliere Mic
90. Effective Microphone Usage : The Headset Microphone
91. Effective Microphone Usage : Wired vs. Wireless Mics
92. Effective Microphone Usage : Microphone Tips and Techniques
93. Effective Microphone Usage : Effective Microphone Usage
94. Effective Microphone Usage : In Conclusion
95. Speakers' Contracts and Other Important Forms : Get It In Writing! (Why You Need a Speaker's Contract)
96. Speakers' Contracts and Other Important Forms : What About Freebie Speeches and Verbal Contracts?
97. Speakers' Contracts and Other Important Forms : When You Shouldn't Use a "Contract"
98. Speakers' Contracts and Other Important Forms : READ THIS FIRST!
99. Speakers' Contracts and Other Important Forms : An Agreement for Services

While Pro Speaker U is no substitute for a full-fledged training course or career coaching, I hope that the guidance you'll find in PSU will shave a few months off your learning curve as you grow your career as a speaking professional!

Wishing you a profitable future as a speaking pro!

Jim Barbersigned Jim

Jim Barber
Creator of Finders Speakers (and Pro Speaker U) and Head Barber, The Barber Shop