- Follow industry or topic specific organizations and associations. These are often the people organizing big conferences and looking for speakers.
- Research popular speakers in the chosen industry – what are they doing that you can be doing?
In our “Getting Started in Public Speaking” series, we have written about 7 Questions to Ask Yourself and How to Find Speaking Engagements. So now that you’re ready to get on stage, how do you actually get booked? We have outlined a few helpful steps to guide you for a successful speaking engagement. 1. Maximize your Online Profile It is safe to say that the majority of our readers, if not all, have some sort of online presence. Whether it is on social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, or your own website, you should maximize these and use them to your advantage. If you are trying to target a specific topic or industry, tailor your online profiles to demonstrate that: what do you do, what can you talk about, what’s your story? Make sure all your online channels are consistent. Additionally, you can: