Thursday, December 13, 2012

5 Ways To Build Your Speaking Business Using Social Media

Greetings Dear Readers

A couple of weeks back I received an email from someone asking about the speaking business
and asking for some advice on how to start and how to use social media for it.

The advice I sent him has led to this blog post.  I thought I would share these tips with you.
So if you are thinking of becoming a public speaker, here are 5 ways you can use social media
to build your speaking business:

1.  Join a speaking organisation like PSASA in South Africa. 

Not only will this help you learn all about speaking but you will learn from some master speakers
and you can also then tweet them and the other speakers and work as a team to build your speaking businesses.

2.  Make sure you have setup profiles on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Google Plus.

Post updates on them about where next you are speaking with the hashtag #speaker.  You never know who might be listening.  You might just get your next gig via Social Media.

3.  Make sure your social media profiles are on your business card.

Check when you do the design of your business card that you have all your social media profiles on there as well or if you don't have much space just choose your most popular profile.

4.  Setup events for your next talk and invite people to it.

Setup a event for each of your speaking events and invite a select few people to come.  You never know they might just like what they hear and book you for their next company meeting.

5.  Use Twitter to find speaking gigs. 

Use the power of Twitter to search #speaking or #speakers to see what is on offer in your area or in your country.  You never know you might just find someone who is looking for a speaker for their next big conference.  Don't be shy either.  Tweet some people and start looking for business.  No harm in asking.

Have a wonderful week ahead.

Yours in Social

Fred Felton
Digital & Social Media Strategist & Trainer
A Digital Media Agency

Book Fred for a talk, conference or social media strategy & training email him

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