Paying it forward is not a new concept.
Remember Haley Joel Osment’s character (Trevor) from the movie ‘Pay it Forward’ several years ago? The 11-year old boy inspired thousands with his concept of helping 3 people.
But we all need a reminder every now and again.
Sam Silverstein gave us one during a recent edition of NSA’s Voices of Experience when he talked about a colleague of his dropping a gig in his lap. There was no arrangement between them, the friend just did him a “solid” by introducing him to a client, which turned into a booking.
So here’s what I’d ask you to do.
Think about a speaking colleague who could use a gift – someone whose talent you know and trust.
Then think about a client that you’ve worked with who might be a good fit for them.
Without any formal agreement with the other speaker, simply pick up the phone or drop the client a line to introduce your friend. Word of mouth can be so much more powerful when coming from a trusted source.
The idea is that we give without thought of what might return. That said, if you are a recipient of a gig, I hope you will in turn, give a gig.
If everyone on this list does it, that’s 5000 gigs, just imagine!
Give a gig, get a gig. Got it? Good.