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Free To Fee: How To Move Into The World Of Professional Speaking

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Would you like to be speaking professionally, traveling the world, making a superior income, helping people improve their lives and companies achieve their potential? This book is your complete personal roadmap to realizing those dreams of becoming a top professional speaker. Free To Fee is a 290-page success manual packed with speaking tips.

You can earn what you’re worth as a speaker by discovering:

  • How to develop unique, saleable topics and speeches that people will pay to hear.

  • Platform skills that will help you connect with every audience.

  • The secret fee levels in pro speaking- and how to set your fees now.

  • Powerful marketing strategies to build your unique image as a speaker.


  • Acknowledgements

  • Dedication

  • What Is Not In This Book

  • How To Use This Book

  • Introduction

  • The World Of Speaking

  • Getting Started

  • Developing Unique Topics

  • Platform Skills

  • Marketing

  • Developing Products

  • Setting Fees

Award-Winning Professional Speakers Share Their Strategies For Going From Free To Fee

  • Janelle Barlow, Ph.D., CSP

  • Art Berg CSP, CPAE: From Free To Fee: Becoming A Professional Speaker

  • Jeff Blackman, J.D., CSP, CPAE

  • Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE: How To Turn A Service Club Talk Into A Marketing Opportunity

  • Roger E. Herman, CSP, CMC

  • Dr. Willie Jolley, CSP, CPAE

  • Peter Legge, O.B.C., LL.D. (HON.), D.Tech., CSP, CPAE, Hall Of Fame Author & Professional Speaker: Professional Speakers: Building Your Business Without Working More

  • Grady Jim Robinson, CSP, CPAE

  • Lorna Riley, CSP

Working With Meeting Planners And Attendees

  • The 47 Most Common Complaints Meeting Planners Have About Professional Speakers

  • The 46 Most Common "Meeting Monsters" Presenters Encounter

Resources For Professional Development

  • The National Speakers Association

  • Why Should You Join The National Speakers Association? 58 Professional Speakers, Trainers, Facilitators, Writers And Coaches Tell Why They Joined NSA.

  • Toastmasters

  • SpeakerNet News

Business Resources For Speaking

  • Pre-Program Questionnaire (PPQ)

  • Pre-Program Welcome And Questionnaire To Attendees

  • The Trade Program

  • Speaking Date Action Checklist

  • Presentation Analysis Chart

  • Speaking Program Equipment Checklist Request

  • Speaking Program One Sheet Examples

  • One Sheet For Bill Cole, MS, MA

  • One Sheet For Dr. Michael Lee, CSP

  • Speaking Contract Example

About The Authors

  • Dr. Michael Lee, CSP

  • Bill Cole, MS, MA

  • Reader Tip Request And Reward

  • Glossary Of Important Terms In The Speaking Business

  • Index

About The Authors

Dr. Michael Soon Lee, CSP is the first Asian American in the history of the National Speakers Association to earn the coveted CSP-Certified Speaking Professional designation. Only about 400 professional speakers in the world have earned the CSP. Michael consistently earns a six-figure income as a speaker and has spoken to tens of thousands of people.
Visit him on the web: www.ethnoconnect.com

Bill Cole, MS, MA is a leading authority on peak performance and has coached in major-league pro sports and corporate America. He has coached numerous national champions, world champions. He was on the Board of Directors of the National Speakers Association, northern California chapter.
Visit him on the web: www.MentalGameCoach.com

“If you really want to make it in this high-paying, fascinating business – and make it fast – this book will cut years off your learning curve. I should know. I teach what they say! Buy this book – and read it – now!”
Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE, Cavett Award Winner


Are you realizing your dreams in speaking? This one-of-a-kind speaking success manual shows you step-by-step how to break into – and succeed mightily-in the pro speaking world. Are you ready to join that exciting world?

Your Interview Coach, Author Bill Cole, MS, MA

Bill Bole The Mental Game CoachBill Cole, MS, MA is a nationally-recognized media personality and interview coach and the author of 17 books on interview skills, including the well-selling book, The Interview Success Guide and the book Interview Mistakes You Don't Even Know You're Making.

Bill is regularly interviewed by the media on interviewing, job hunt and career strategies by such career outlets as Monster.com, LEADx.org, Riley Guide Careers Blog, Business Insider magazine, Dice magazine, SimplyHired.com and Yahoo Style Magazine.

Bill is an expert at coaching people on how to shine in media and business interviews. He developed this skill set over decades of being involved with the media—on the inside—and on the outside. Countless times, Bill has either been interviewed by the media himself and/or coached people to give successful interviews with them. You no doubt recognize these big media outlets where Bill's work has appeared, and/or where he has helped his clients get press attention:

MSNBC.com, Golf Magazine, the BBC, ABC-TV, Fox News, the Associated Press Radio, Sirius Radio, The New York Times, Success Magazine, The Washington Post, Corporate & Incentive Travel magazine, The San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle, Yahoo! Sports, ABC-TV, Entrepreneur Magazine, The San Jose Mercury News, The Denver Post, The Detroit News, The Buffalo News, The Kansas City Star, Tennis Magazine, Runner's World, Fitness Magazine, Presentations Magazine, Professionally Speaking, Time Magazine, the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. There are many others.

For years, Bill has improved thousands of people's interview skills to help them advance in their careers, enter professional, graduate and medical schools and shine in media interviews on TV and radio.

Bill has trained people in better interview and career-strategies in high tech, the executive suite, engineering, sales, finance, consulting, customer service, education, politics, government, medical school, osteopathic school, dental school, pharmacy school, chiropractic school, physical therapy school, nursing school, and all other allied health care field interviews. He has taught people state of the art interviewing skills to foreign dentists and physicians wishing to begin US practices, physicians seeking residency programs and fellowships, psychiatrists, psychologists, MFT's, LCSW's, therapists, counselors, police, law enforcement, civil service, and law firms.

There is a counseling and career coaching perspective to Bill's work as an interview coach that few other interview coaches possess. He was a psychotherapist at one time and holds a master's degree in Counseling Psychology. Bill regularly helps his clients "figure out who they are" and what their values, goals and dreams are so they can portray themselves authentically in their interviews and match themselves precisely to the position or school they are seeking.

"Bill Cole is a leading Olympic sports psychologist and a world-renowned peak performance coach." British Broadcasting Corporation (The BBC)

"Bill Cole is a world-leading authority on sports psychology." New Idea Magazine, Coleman-Rayner, LLC

"Bill Cole is a leading author on sports psychology." Yahoo! Sports

"Bill Cole is a renowned sports psychologist and 'mental game coach' who helps athletes cope with the demands of intense competition." CNET Magazine

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