Freelance Writing and Public Speaking A Powerful Combination
Do you fear public speaking? It does not have to be that way. In fact, you can get accustomed to writing persuasive speeches as a Freelance Writer. Then, you can simply perform your original content as a Public Speaker. Then you will have a very marketable skill combination. That is what it takes to succeed in today's market.
Decide to Offer Freelance Writing With Public Speaking.
It may feel like a terribly hard goal but summon up your courage. There are many Freelance Writers out there but far fewer Public Speakers. If you are a person who is able to communicate effectively in a written fashion then you have a real ability. Now add to that the desire to speak publicly. Make a strong decision to master this area as well. Let this be your goal in order to see how well you can truly do.
Compile a List of Possible Clients.
Who could benefit from your Freelance Writer and Public Speaker combination? Perhaps you can immediately think of someone or some organization. If not, there may be a nonprofit organization who would benefit from your service. You will likely have to dedicate some thought to this and maybe even launch a search to discover venues. This would be a great opportunity to practice as well and every speaker needs practice.
Write and Practice Delivery of Your Speech.
A good speech has an introduction, conclusion and three major points. Each of these major points is supported by two or three well-researched facts. Use quite a few visuals to keep people entertained. Be relaxed and attempt to enjoy the speaking. Keep the speeches fairly short in the beginning and maybe even after you are experienced as well. People appreciate brevity and conciseness.
Make a Concrete Goal of How Many Speeches You Want to Perform Yearly.
Do you want to perform one speech per month? Perhaps you would prefer to speak more or less frequently than that. That is fine. It is your schedule so book what feels comfortable for you. Be sure to book yourself far into advance.
Simply get determined to be a Freelance Writer and Public Speaker. Brainstorm who your most likely first audience could logically be. Prepare and research so your presentation can be memorable. Now that you have experience, keep it up by doing many planned speeches every year.
Kushner, Malcolm. Public Speaking for Dummies. Wiley Publishing Inc. Hoboken NJ. (2004)