What Will I Learn?

Speaker-Bootcamp-Logo_600pYou’ll learn what it takes to become a paid, professional presenter hired by colleges and universities nationwide.

You’ll get insider tips directly from the leaders of three major higher education organizations that hire speakers for their conferences.

You’ll hear from part-time speakers and full-time speakers.

Being a successful speaker is far more than being a good presenter. It’s about being passionate about the issues you’re speaking about. It’s about having expertise in those areas. It’s about being geniune and being truly helpful to those who attend your talks. You won’t be successful if your top priority is making money as a professional speaker. Potential clients will see right through that.

Sponsor Organizations
American Student Government Association
The Harbor Institute
Ceceilyn Miller Institute for Leadership and Diversity in America

  • How to become a full-time speaker
  • How to get your foot in the door at colleges and universities
  • How to get your employer to give you time off for professional development
  • What you should charge?
  • How often should you speak?
  • How you find potential gigs?
  • What is my speaking style?
  • Should I use PowerPoint?
  • Should I have hand-outs?
  • How do I offer interactive workshops without being hokey?
  • How do I find a niche?
  • How do I stand out from every other speaker?
  • What is the best way to approach a potential customer?
  • Does e-mail still work?
  • Does faxing still work?
  • Should I send mailings? If so, when?
  • Should I make up fliers or posters?
  • How long will it take for me to get established?
  • Should I bill the client separately for travel and expenses?
  • What are colleges/universities looking for?
  • How can I really connect with my audience?
  • How do I make my workshops really interactive?
  • How do I keep the crowd awake?
  • What is my expertise?
  • What is my message?
  • Is what I’m teaching different than other speakers?
  • Do do I transition to speaking full time.
  • Does joining a speaker bureau work?
  • Being passionate makes all the difference
  • Be genuine and real to garner respect
  • Should I speak for free to get started?
  • Should I speak at higher education conferences?