Do you really know what it takes to be an Author-Speaker? I mean really think about it…
- Travel the world speaking.
- Book signings all across the country and the world.
- Get paid thousands of dollars to speak.
- Impact the lives of people with your written and verbal words.
That sounds like some kind of rapper or R&B artist with an album, but it’s not. It’s the life of an Author-Speaker. Some of us have 9-5 jobs and some of us are 100% entrepreneurs. It sounds amazing and honestly it is, but lets be clear about some very vital information.
The Truth About Motivational Speakers
This is big… I’m going to be honest with you. There is no such thing as a motivational speaker. There are only experts and rich people that we happen to be motivated by. Let that sink in. Sure, once you’re inspiring the world people will call you a motivational speaker, but I assure you that every person considered a real “motivational speaker” has an expertise and a well established brand centered around that expertise. Or they are rich and we just listen to whatever they say… With that said, my suggestion to you is: BECOME AN EXPERT!
Establishing an Expertise
The real question people must ask themselves if they want to be an Author-Speaker is “What is my expertise?”. Lets start here:
Q1: What does every expert need?
Every expert should have a book about their expertise! Having a book is a great way to command authority over a subject matter. As renown speaker Jim Rohn says, “It’s simple, but it’s not easy.” In order to be taken serious with a book you should have some social proof that you are a subject matter expert.
Q2: How do I determine my area of expertise?
I’m glad you asked! Honestly, you’re probably already an expert, but you’re not respecting your craft. Real talk! For example, someone may be a school teacher who creates rich environments. Well, that’s a craft that you should respect! Do you know how many educators and schools have issues creating culture in their classrooms? Teach for America needs you, Colleges need your curriculum, The Department of Education across the country need your professional development, tons of people are excited about your expertise and need to hear your Ted Talk all about creating culture. The Army is actually picking up your book as a go-to for creating culture for the higher ranking officers… You see where I’m going here? Can you see the vision? Before you look outside of yourself for an expertise. Look within yourself.
In a nutshell, being an Author-Speaker takes work. However, if you’re up for the task to gain multiple streams of impact and income… Get started now!
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