How to Make Money As a Speaker (Hint: Quick Way To Get Event Organizer to Tell You Speaker Budget)

Shari Alexander

In Episode # 223, Nathan interviews persuasive coach and entrepreneur, Shari Alexander. Listen as Shari highlights how her coaching services, how she earns money through speaking, and her exciting plans for growth in 2016.

Famous 5

  • Favorite Book? – Creativity Inc
  • What CEO do you follow?— No
  • What is your favorite online tool?—Calendly
  • Do you get 8 hours of sleep?— Yes
  • If you could let your 20 year old self know one thing, what would it be?— Do it your way—don’t get distracted by ever shiny object that comes across your path

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:12 – Nathan’s introduction
  • 01:46 – Nathan welcomes Shari
  • 02:00 – How Shari makes money
  • 02:32 – 2015’s revenue -$150,000
  • 03:12 – One-on-one coaching packages
  • 04:05 – Getting paid to speak and how negotiation works
  • 09:16 – Plans for 2016
  • 09:48 – Reach out to people that are familiar or inside of your target market—everything else is a waste of time
  • 10:07 – If you’re just getting started in Lead Gen, start by reaching out to people you know
  • 10:35 – Building an email list and doing webinars
  • 11:33 – How many are in your list? – I don’t have a big list, only about 3500, but it is engaging
  • 12:45 –
  • 12:57 –

3 Key Points:

  1. Getting paid to speak isn’t as easy as it seems.
  2. When you’re first getting started with outreach, begin with people you know.

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