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The Highly Paid Expert: Turn Your Passion, Skills, and Talents Into a Lucrative Career by Becoming the Go-To Authority in Your Industry by Debbie Allen

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CHAPTER 17BUILD A HIGHLY PAID SPEAKING PLATFORM

CAN YOU IMAGE HAVING A CAREER IN WHICH YOU get paid well to share your wisdom, inspiration, and advice, all while you travel the world on someone else’s dime? Sounds like a good gig, huh? That’s the life I lived as a professional speaker for nearly 20 years. I’ve presented in 28 countries and experienced more adventure and culture than I could have ever imagined.

There is a big difference between a paid professional speaker who speaks to receive a fee and an expert who educates to sell. They are two completely different approaches to the speaking business. Having been paid well to speak and travel for years, I would never have imagined that speaking for free and traveling at my own expense would ...

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