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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Success as a Professional Speaker by Thomas A. Lisk

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Introduction
What does it take to succeed in the world of paid professional speaking? A sense of humor and a solid plan. I can help motivate you toward a positive mental attitude (it’s something that you must work on developing, if you don’t already have PMA). In this book, I lay out before you all the necessary steps that you must take if you are to take your speaking career to its optimum level.
All professional speakers have a passion for their message or topic; they feel compelled to share what they know with people who can learn from their experience, knowledge, and wisdom. All professional speakers must also be business-minded people. Ideally you love your audience. Those who take the time to learn the ins and outs of this great business ...

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