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Moving from Free to Fee (and Getting Started Right)
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Introduction to Moving From Free to Fee

Have you ever considered becoming a professional speaker... but you don't know how to get started?

Are you already a popular public speaker... but you want to get paid for doing what you're doing, and you don't know how to "move from free to fee"?

Do you want to write a book (or maybe you've already written one), but your publisher wants to know what your "platform" is?

Welcome to the sometimes wild, occasionally wacky, and possibly profitable world of professional speaking!

The title of this first focus, "Moving from Free to Fee (and Getting Started Right)", pretty much says it all. If you have seriously considered — or even idly daydreamed about — becoming a paid speaking professional, the Insights in this Focus will help you get started. (Even if you're already started on your pro speaking journey, you might pick up some useful tips and suggestions in here.)

The Insights in this particular Focus are presented in no particular order (that's not true for some other focuses in PSU), so feel free to skip around and look at whichever ones strike your fancy.

These are chaotic times, and there are certainly no guarantees about anything. But if you want to try your hand at speaking as a profession, then Pro Speaker U is here to help. Wishing you every success!

Jim Barber
signed Jim

Jim Barber
Creator of Pro Speaker U and the Finders Speakers Marketing Center, and Head Barber of one of the web's longest-running sites, The Barber Shop

Here are Insights # 1 - 9 (of 9 total Insights)
in the focus Moving from Free to Fee (and Getting Started Right)....
1: Introduction to Moving From Free to Fee — The title of this focus, "Moving from Free to Fee (and Getting Started Right)", pretty much says it all. If you have seriously considered — or...
2: You Are NOT a Speaker! — Rev. Tina Dupree presented a popular workshop at a convention of the National Speakers Association in which she credited me – twice – with opening...
3: Why Be a Pro Speaker? — Is pro speaking the right career for you? Here are 10 good reasons why moving "from free to fee" is a great idea!
4: Can You Be a Pro? (A Just-for-fun Assessment) — Do you want to be a professional speaker, but you're not sure if you've got "the right stuff"? This quick 10-question assessment (absolutely free...
5: Glossary of Terms for Speakers — Like other industries, the speaking and training industry has its own “lingo” (specialized terminology). Many of these terms are borrowed from...
6: The traditional speaker's business model is busted! — "The traditional speaker's business model is busted!" says Randy Gage, international speaker and bestselling author. What worked in the past doesn't...
7: Ten Big-time Gaffes, Goofs, and Mistakes — Here are Ten Big-time Gaffes, Goofs, and Mistakes that oftentimes sabotage the careers of professional speakers.
8: 50 Ways to Make Money as a Pro Speaker — It is vital that you diversify your income, so that if one income stream dries up, you can still stay profitable. Here are 50 ways to make money as a...
9: Do You Know the Score? (A Just-for-fun Quiz) — Do you think you already 'know the score' when it comes to pro speaking? If you do, good for you! But if you don't, you might want to polish your...