BY GEORGE WALTHER, MBA, CSP, CPAE
What do you do after you’ve spent decades offering value to countless conference-goers, association members, and corporate groups?
You’ve given your talk thousands of times.
You’ve earned your CSP.
Clients are happy.
You’re in a rut, though it’s a financially rewarding one.
Welcome to Phase III of your speaking career. The tense,
positive excitement and the energy of uncertainty has waned.
You already know you’ll get strong ratings and positive client
feedback. Your audience will stand and applaud.
You’re tired, though, and the standing ovation is just
another standing ovation.
What’s missing is the creative energy you felt in the earlier
stages of your career. It’s all become routine, predictable, and
even … boring!
What do you do next?
FOCUS ON YOU
You don’t stop offering value to others. You change your focus
and offer a lot more value to yourself.
What excites me now is adventure travel. It’s hard to make
a return-on-investment case for a speaker who will advise
Play off your passions
to shape the third phase
of your career