Speaking: The Best Profession in the World

Two thirds of North Americans are unhappy in their jobs.

It’s hard to believe that we (professional speakers) get paid to talk. True story! In the case of many of my clients, $5K, $10K or even $20K for one hour of their time!  Sure, there is a responsibility that goes with this, and we know that travel has become a giant headache. But it’s hard for me to complain – this is a unique place to be!

My Mom was looking over my shoulder at my laptop one day and she pointed to a number on my screen.  It was my InfusionSoft Dashboard. She asked “What’s that number?” I told her it was my sales for the month (coaching, University classes, books, etc).  “What??? Your father didn’t earn that much in an entire year!!!”

I know that you have thought this and heard it before, but

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Where else do you…..

  1. Get paid to talk
  2. Work in your sweatpants all day (if you want to)
  3. Be in control of your time
  4. Choose who you want to work with
  5. Travel to cool places (and stay extra if you like)
  6. Take as many vacations as you choose
  7. Help people and make the world a better place

Of course, we can’t forget that it’s a business. In order to run a business you need cash flow, strategy, expertise, sales skills and talent.

Congratulations for being a part of the The Wealthy Speaker Club!  It’s a cool place to be!

Speaking really is the best profession in the world. Please let us know what you enjoy most about being part of it here on our blog! 

See you soon, Wealthy Speakers!

  • Indeed grabbing a mic is a privilege and a responsibility. As a speaker what I enjoy more is the fact that we reach more people with useful messages than through other systems, the rewarding feeling of contribution and of course the financial freedom that it provides! All points to be deeply grateful for. Thank you for this reflection Jane!

    • speakerlauncher

      So true Guillermo – I am in gratitude mode, but sometimes need reminding.

  • Dave Lieber

    I like the way every opportunity presents itself as the chance to be the very best ever. You never know when lightning will strike and you have the perfect day. Every day is an opportunity for (artistic) perfection.

    • speakerlauncher

      Every day is an opportunity for artistic perfection. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why we adore Mr. Dave Lieber. Well said sir!

  • I give every speech like it was the first time I ever told it. When I worked as a speaker for Tony Robbins and his seminars he had this to say: “Kevin Saunders is a person that I think can touch any audience. The reason I say that is that is because he has a story that no one will ever forget, and it’s a true story.” I have tons of testimonials & have given thousands of speeches. Do you think video taping myself and developing new material is a possible answer?