Unlocking the Secret Language of Audience Engagement: It's Like Learning to Speak Dolphin!
Picture this: You stand in front of a sea of faces, all eyes fixed on you. You're about to address an audience, and the room buzzes with anticipation. It's a situation that can send shivers down anyone's spine. But fear not, my fellow speaker! Today, we're going to embark on a journey that's as exhilarating as swimming with dolphins - unlocking the secret language of audience engagement!
Speaking to an audience isn't just about delivering words; it's about creating a connection, much like communicating with dolphins. Yes, you heard that right - dolphins! And who better to guide us through this aquatic adventure than Erin, who once traded her business attire for a wetsuit in her 20s to work as a dolphin trainer at the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys?
Diving into the World of Audience Engagement
So, how do you start speaking "dolphinese" to your audience? Well, just...
How does one get paid to speak:
There are several ways to get paid for public speaking:
Speak at conferences and events: Many organizations and businesses host conferences and events that pay speakers to give presentations or lead workshops. You can find these opportunities by searching online for upcoming events in your field, or by contacting event planners directly.
Keynote speaking: Many organizations and businesses also pay keynote speakers to give speeches at their events. Keynote speakers are often thought leaders or experts in their field.
Professional speaking agency: Some speakers use professional speaking agencies to help them find paid speaking opportunities. These agencies represent a number of speakers and help match them with organizations and events that are looking for speakers.
Own speaking engagements: You can create your own speaking engagements by reaching out to organizations and businesses, and offering to speak at their events.
Online speaking: With the...