Complete Guide to Becoming a Successful Professional Speaker
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Last updated 4/2017
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 17 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Creating a signature speech
  • Determining the difference between speaking categories
  • Determining the target audience
  • Marketing the speech for the target audience
  • Creating a speaking contract
  • Dealing with meeting planners and audiences
  • Effectively using public relations skills to promote the speaking business.
  • Creating products from the signature speech to benefit clients and their speaking business.
  • Discovering resources for professional speakers
  • Join 800+ students in this popular course!
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Requirements
  • Students should have the desire to become a professional speaker.
  • Students should have some basic computer and Internet skills
  • Students should be leaders or experts in their field, or have the desire to motivate others
Description

Welcome!

This is THE course to take if you are even thinking about marketing your skills in the speaking world.  

The Complete Guide to Becoming a Successful Professional Speaker is a course for anyone with a desire to become a professional public speaker.  

Public speaking is a business, and the course material includes 

  • the different categories of professional speakers
  • defining your ideal target audience
  • developing your signature speech
  • creating your target list of potential speaking clients
  • marketing your speaking business
  • using public relations to promote your speaking business
  • creating a rock-solid speaking contract
  • creating value for your clients and informational products based on your presentation
  • resources for professional speakers

This course provides everything you need to know before you start your professional speaking business and develop your professional speaking career!

I sincerely hope that you enjoy the course!

Samantha

Who is the target audience?
  • Students who would like to become a professional speaker.
  • Students who want to learn the business aspects of a professional speakin business.
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Welcome to How to Become a Successful Professional Speaker
8 Lectures 47:31




Introduction and overview.  Review the slideshow and use the essay worksheet to start brainstorming for your speech.  

Public Relations and Publicity
03:33

Creating a Rock-Solid Speaking Contract
08:52

Pricing Your Services
05:31

Exploring Resources for Speakers
04:51
About the Instructor
Samantha Snow Ward, J.D.
4.2 Average rating
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1,381 Students
2 Courses
Attorney, Speaker, Professor

My name is Samantha Ward, and I am originally from Galveston, Texas. I received my Doctorate of Juris Prudence (J.D.) from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 1999. I received a B.A. in Spanish and Political Science from Central Methodist University in 1996.

I have designed curriculum for top-level executives, attorneys, bar associations, law schools, law firms, legal assistants, paralegals, law enforcement, the military, and many more. My experience includes curriculum and presentation of live, on-site programs, conferences, telephone seminars, webinars, live webcasting, developing digital libraries, and more. I have taught, presented, and consulted for Post University, Ohio Christian University, Austin Women’s Small Business Alliance, the New Jersey Institute for CLE, Seattle University Law School, Cumberland Law School at Samford University (Birmingham, Alabama), the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Oklahoma Bar Association, the State Bar of New Mexico, the Association of Continuing Legal Education Professionals (ACLEA), the Missouri Bar, the Missouri Department of Revenue, Central Methodist University, Moberly Area College, and Mineral Area College.

I have interpreted and translated for several Missouri courts and for the Bootheel Migrant Farmworkers’ Project.

I am an attorney and mediator for Student and Legal Mediation Services at Sam Houston State University.  And, I recently served as the Assistant Director and CLE Programs Attorney at The Missouri Bar. I practiced law for a number of years in Federal Bankruptcy Court, and practiced probate/wills, and contract review in Texas, Missouri and Kansas.

My international experience includes a study abroad with Duke University in Spain, and a language exchange in Mexico City, Mexico.  I completed a year-long trip through Spain, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Canada and the Pacific Northwest.

I am a licensed attorney in Texas and Missouri. I have been published in the Texas Bar Journal, the Atlanta Lawyer Magazine, the North Carolina Lawyers’ Weekly, and Missouri Lawyers’ Weekly. I was featured in Law Enforcement Technology News and the Memphis Bar Journal in the fall of 2008.  The American Bar Association is publishing my book, The ABA Spanish Legal Phrasebook (ABA 2010).

I am an officer of the Walker County Bar Association, and am active in the Huntsville Junior Service League.