Why Everyone Wants to Be a Wedding Speaker

More than ever, we’re seeing an incredible increase in the number of wedding and event professionals that are eager to take to the regional and national stage to share their expertise. Not only does this give them an excellent footing to make some contacts in the industry and spread the wealth when it comes to continuing education, but it can open the door to several...

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Audiovisual Requirements List: What It Is and Why You Need It

When you first start out on the speaking circuit, the world of audiovisual requirements can seem a bit overwhelming. You’ve got your ticket booked, your presentation is finalized, and you’ve practiced your face off in the mirror for hours on end. Now, wouldn’t it be a shame to show up and find out that no one can hear your quips past the third row? Or...

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Checklist: 8 Things You Need to Bring to a Speaking Gig

When you’re making your way to a speaking engagement, there are a number of obvious must-haves—your computer, charger, travel documents, etc. Over time, however, I’ve come up with a short list of not-so-obvious must-haves for speakers to ensure the event is seamless: A Tech-friendly Backpack I officially gave up the good fight with my messenger bag after giving a friend’s backpack a try. I was...

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