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10 Steps to Becoming a Keynote Speaker

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10 Steps to Becoming a Keynote Speaker

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If you’re looking to become an experienced public speaker with invites coming in your inbox every week, check out these 10 easy steps to becoming a keynote speaker!

Download the full guide here: http://bit.ly/2gZu00G

Delivering powerful keynote speeches takes more than words. Public speaking is in many ways a form of art or entertainment - presenting yourself and your ideas to an audience. While there is no single formula for a good performance, there are many techniques that you can employ to make it work for you.

As a speaker you have to convey an idea. But to do that, you need to bring people into the same feeling, the same wavelength around that single idea. TED curator Chris Anderson encourages speakers to organize their speeches following this simple framework:

1. Focus on a single idea
Choose an idea that you’re most passionate about. Explain that idea and try to give it context as well as offer examples.

2. Give people a reason to care
Your audience is most likely not as aware of the idea you want to approach. Stir their curiosity by using guiding questions. Try to spark in them the desire to bridge the knowledge gap.

3. Build your idea piece by piece
Speak the same language as your audience, especially if you have a technical presentation to deliver. The more you can use visual explanations and patterns, the easier it will be for your audience to understand and to Have those “Aha!” moments.

Make your idea worth sharing
TED’s tagline encourage speakers to consider who does their ideas benefit. An idea worthy of being shared is one that has the potential to change someone else’ perspective and inspire. It’s not a selfish presentation serving only a few or, worse, your own interests exclusively.

Now, ideas come in all shapes and sizes from the complex and analytical to the simple and aesthetic. To convey them, you have to stimulate your audience’s minds. How? By delivering a performance, not just a speech. This is how you’ll be able to transfer your idea from your head to theirs.

Read more about how you can create and deliver amazing keynote speeches on our blog - http://visualhackers.com/blog/

If you’re looking to become an experienced public speaker with invites coming in your inbox every week, check out these 10 easy steps to becoming a keynote speaker!

Download the full guide here: http://bit.ly/2gZu00G

Delivering powerful keynote speeches takes more than words. Public speaking is in many ways a form of art or entertainment - presenting yourself and your ideas to an audience. While there is no single formula for a good performance, there are many techniques that you can employ to make it work for you.

As a speaker you have to convey an idea. But to do that, you need to bring people into the same feeling, the same wavelength around that single idea. TED curator Chris Anderson encourages speakers to organize their speeches following this simple framework:

1. Focus on a single idea
Choose an idea that you’re most passionate about. Explain that idea and try to give it context as well as offer examples.

2. Give people a reason to care
Your audience is most likely not as aware of the idea you want to approach. Stir their curiosity by using guiding questions. Try to spark in them the desire to bridge the knowledge gap.

3. Build your idea piece by piece
Speak the same language as your audience, especially if you have a technical presentation to deliver. The more you can use visual explanations and patterns, the easier it will be for your audience to understand and to Have those “Aha!” moments.

Make your idea worth sharing
TED’s tagline encourage speakers to consider who does their ideas benefit. An idea worthy of being shared is one that has the potential to change someone else’ perspective and inspire. It’s not a selfish presentation serving only a few or, worse, your own interests exclusively.

Now, ideas come in all shapes and sizes from the complex and analytical to the simple and aesthetic. To convey them, you have to stimulate your audience’s minds. How? By delivering a performance, not just a speech. This is how you’ll be able to transfer your idea from your head to theirs.

Read more about how you can create and deliver amazing keynote speeches on our blog - http://visualhackers.com/blog/

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10 Steps to Becoming a Keynote Speaker

  1. 1. 10 STEPS TO BECOMING A KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  2. 2. If you’re looking to become an experienced public speaker with keynote speech invites coming in your inbox every week, you’ve come to the right place.
  3. 3. Perfect for entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, managers and any person who has to give a public speech or presentation, this guide will help you create an effective action plan to building your personal brand and mastering the art of public speaking.
  4. 4. Start by being the best at what you do “Work hard at your job and you can make a living. Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune.”  — Jim Rohn
  5. 5. Keynote speeches are not handed out lightly. Event organizers have the tough job of finding the best people to speak but also the best people to teach.
  6. 6. To be invited to hold a keynote speech at a conference, you need to be recognized as an industry leader in your community or niche.
  7. 7. To be able to convey your expertise and your knowledge, you need to be an experienced speaker. That means attending many industry events, as a participant and, with time, as a speaker.
  8. 8. With every speaking engagement, you make yourself known and also gain experience in interacting with an audience and conveying a clear message.
  9. 9. Keynote speeches are 10 levels up from a regular speaking engagement. Attendees often pay upwards of $1,000 or more to hear from seasoned experts, which makes event organizers particularly picky about who they want to invite as a speaker.
  10. 10. Aside from being a notorious industry professional and a good public speaker, a keynote speaker also has to be able to transfer some of their knowledge, in order to make that conference fee worth it for participants.
  11. 11. Practical tips to help you get started Publish articles in industry magazines Start a blog Get involved on Social Media Network
  12. 12. Attend events
  13. 13. You need to walk before you can run. An overnight expert is not credible. But people will trust you more after seeing you at 5 different events.
  14. 14. Start locally by researching events, conferences and networking opportunities in your industry.
  15. 15. National and international events will have a big impact on your development so make sure you try at least one or two.
  16. 16. Use these events to connect with like-minded people but also to become better at what you do since this will be the base of a successful public speaking career.
  17. 17. In a nutshell Attend 3-5 local/national events in your niche Attend an international event to get a sense of the Big league Use these events to be better and do better
  18. 18. Start speaking
  19. 19. The scary part is here. The sooner you start, the faster you’ll improve. Don’t say no to speaking opportunities even if they aren’t the best events available or the most desired conferences.
  20. 20. Every speaking engagement counts, it will give you a chance to learn essential body language, audience management and presentation skills.
  21. 21. Try joining Toastmasters or other public speaking organizations where you can deliver short talks and improve your public speaking skills.
  22. 22. Identify your weak points and work on improving them, one at a time. Ali Soheil recommends watching TED Talks of great presentations.
  23. 23. Practical tips If you’ve never done it before, start by reading a newspaper or magazine to your family members. Sign-up with organizations like Toastmasters, which promote the development of skills like public speaking and communication. Participate in Startup Weekends, business conferences or other entrepreneurial events which focus on sales, public speaking and communicating ideas. If you're working on amazing projects, be on the lookout for competitions or conferences where you can showcase them
  24. 24. Get feedback
  25. 25. Download the full guide here: http://bit.ly/2gZu00G REQUEST FREE QUOTEProfessional visual design for presentations, infographics, business documents, pitch decks, sales reports and eBooks. visualhackers.com REQUEST FREE QUOTE

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