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    Hi there

    I am interested in doing some public speaking engagements this year for groups like mortgage brokers, real estate agents, network marketers.

    I am putting together my speakers’ page -but do you have any suggestions on

    1. where to find these groups
    2. the best way t approach them to land a speaking gig?

    Thanks – head in fog over this one!

    Zoe

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    Geoff Kelly
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    Hi Zoe,

    In virtually every market there is a shortage of good speakers prepared to speak for free to quality audiences. Your question indicates you recognise the huge opportunity this provides to those of us prepared to provide value to generate quality leads.

    To find where these guys meet, a good source is Crown Content’s Directory of Associations.

    I have just drafted a seven page report that lists other sources to look at and how to go about approaching them. It’s still in draft form, but I can send you a copy if you want – please confirm.

    Regards

    Geoff

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    Lisa Murray – Biz Coach
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    Hi Geoff
    thanks for the great tip! Could I have a copy of your draft report as well? I’m also interested in doing more speaking.

    many thanks
    Lisa
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    Do they have associations & regular networking meetings? Maybe that’s a place to start. Look at sites like http://www.networkingworld.net.au for a list of networking events :)

    Melissa

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    Hi Zoe

    I would also suggest contacting the industry associations for each of the groups you mentioned.

    Geoff – would you mind sending me a copy of your draft report too? I have several clients who enjoy speaking and this would provide a great resource for me.

    Regards

    Johanna

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    Geoff Kelly
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    I’ve sought emails from each who requested the report so that I can send it on. I’m happy to send it to others – just include your email address with your request.

    Regards

    Geoff

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    Thank you for your offer Geoff :) I’d also be interested in seeing your report. My email is [email protected]

    Melissa

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    Hi Geoff

    Thanks so much for offering this! My email address is:

    [email protected]

    cheers
    Zoe

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    Johanna and Missie

    Thanks for the tips – now I’ve got to get crackin’!

    Zoe

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    Hi Geoff,

    I’ll grab a copy of that one, too …

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    Thanks!

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    Geoff Kelly
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    I’ve sent the report to you Leela – enjoy!

    Best

    Geoff

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    Burgo
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    Hi Geoff

    A copy of your draft would be also appreciated, thank you

    Burgo

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    Geoff Kelly
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    Ok Patrick – I’ve just emailed it to you.

    Best

    Geoff

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    Burgo
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    Thanks Geoff

    Libraries also have a monthly guest speaker on many and varied subjects.
    If any of you live in the Ryde area of NSW last Thursday in the month a wine and cheese night with a guest speaker all for free.

    You have given me food for thought, and while i was at it I cheekily downloaded your Deliver speeches that Inspire action.

    I wish I had know about you in October when I had to represent our association at a trade night. The other speakers were seasoned and represented the major cleaning associations. On the other hand I had never had to present a speech in front of 100 industry representatives before. Somewhat nervous and stumbled a few times ( because I hadnt practiced the speach) but somehow got through it. The guy running the night said to me as I was going back to my seat wow that was powerful.

    So thank you Geoff you may have inspired me into taking on more of this style of communication.

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    Geoff Kelly
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    Well done Patrick,

    A great suggestion about the library – might be worth the flight from Melbourne :-)

    Thanks for teh comments about the speeches article you found on my site. If I can help with other resources, just let me know – embarking on free speaking to grow a business or spread an important idea is one of the most effective strategies available.

    Best

    Geoff

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