Hiring That Elusive Speaker’s Agent

The irony of the speaking world is that although speakers want gigs, most don’t feel comfortable selling themselves. They would rather hand that particular part of the business to someone else by hiring a speaker’s agent. My first exposure to this aspect of the speaking business came at the age of 25 when I got […]

Part I: Are You Ready to Hire?

One of the most common things I hear from professional speakers is that they are not interested in marketing themselves. They’d like to hire someone to do it for them. For those of you who have tried to hire, and failed, you know that this is easier said than done. Let’s face it – hiring, […]