I love speaking! I love everything about it, which is truly strange since 20 years ago it was the last thing in the world I wanted to do! But over the years I have learned to not only look forward to speaking, but to embrace the entire spectrum of being a professional speaker.
I was asked to speak in Sacramento at the K101.5 live event that was to be broadcast over the radio simultaneously. There were two speakers before me each in the legal field and each one spouting the ill fate of legal mishaps. Of coursed they had not researched their audience so most of their presentation was lost on a group of solopreneurs.
The audience was the same mix of those I have been teaching for more than 20 years. They have been the backbone of the economy in the U.S. for the past 20 years.
One of my presentations is 7 Techniques to Thrive in Any Economy. It is what business owners need to adhere to in order to revitalize their profitability. When entrepreneurs follow these 7 Techniques there is always more than enough business. The problem is everyone does the same thing as they have always done and with the changes in the economy, those things no longer can be counted upon.
Give me an audience and I will find a topic for them! I truly believe that, but it wasn’t always the case!
I was introduced to Christie Dutcher through Patience Awazi who had been a member of my Elite Leads Business Development group in San Jose about four or five years ago.
Christie heads up the Yuba City One Stop Shop, a government agency which provides resources for entrepreneurs. She attended the event I provided for Patience last month and asked if I would be interested in creating a presentation for her business owners.
Of course I had to say yes. It is about a 4 hour drive from where I live and it meant staying overnight so we could be there by 8 am. That’s always been a challenge for me, speaking early in the morning, but I always manage to get through it.
This was a great opportunity because Christie gave me 3 hours to do the presentation. I was able to deliver a lot of content. It is one of my beliefs, give them as much content as possible, since I never know what will appeal to who or why.
I was able to cover the 7 Techniques for Thriving in Any Economy very thoroughly. I managed to give the details as to how they could expand their client base easier and not work as hard as they have been working.