SPE A K ING
10 Habits to Break
to Make More Money!
Making money as a speaker is a landmine topic. It all comes down to a mental tug of war. Your honest desire to earn money—something you need and want— is constantly pushing and pulling against the fear that wanting it too much will make you look greedy. Or shal-
low. Or selfish. That’s a particularly uncomfortable battle for those who
share their wisdom onstage for “the greater good.”
Whether you view speaking as a higher calling or a lucrative career,
attaching a price tag to your services and negotiating with clients can be
a real struggle. That’s why it’s time to engage in some straight talk about
money in the speaking world. Let’s defuse the landmine.
Here are 10 habits that could definitely be getting in the way of you
becoming more financially successful as a professional speaker.
S A BOTAG
BY CONNIE PODESTA,
MS, CSP, CPAE