Comprehensive Coverage Completely Up-to-date! Turn your expertise into a highly paid speaking career! Getting Started in SPEAKING, TRAINING, or SEMINAR CONSULTING Superstar speakers like Tom Peters get $30,000 or more for a one-hour keynote address. Other top speakers earn $5,000 to $10,000 or more per day. The market for speakers, trainers, and seminar consultants is huge: U.S. companies spend an estimated $55 billion annually on workplace training. And you don't have to be a Tom Peters to earn a good living as a professional speaker. There's a demand for experts in every area from how to reduce stress, organize time, and manage people to how to write a business letter or troubleshoot a local area network. People from all walks of life successfully do it: Teachers, consultants, authors, executives, entrepreneurs, and training professionals have all built lucrative second careers as speakers. Getting Started in Speaking, Training, or Seminar Consulting shows you, step-by-step, exactly what you need to know to become a polished and highly paid speaker (or, if you already are one, a better one). You'll learn how to: * Create a presentation that audiences want to hear * Identify your market * Establish yourself as an authority in your field * Effectively sell yourself and win speaking engagements * Set fees, write contracts, and handle other financial and legal aspects of the profession * Promote yourself on the Internet * Work with bureaus, agents, reps, and office assistants * Boost your speaking income with information products Imagine yourself as a successful speaker: You get to stand up and talk in front of an audience . . . you help others with your knowledge . . . you're sought out for your expert counsel . . . and you're paid very well for it! It can happen-with the straightforward, podium-proven advice in the book you're holding in your hand.Bly, Robert W. is the author of 'Getting Started in Speaking, Training, or Seminar Consulting' with ISBN 9780471388821 and ISBN 0471388823.