If you’re giving free speeches in your community as a way to practice before you start charging a fee, or simply to market your business, here are more places where you can speak.
When you book a speaking engagement, you can publicize it beforehand by:
- Writing press releases and sending them to local newspapers.
- Posting the information at websites for your local newspapers and TV stations. Many have calendar sections for upcoming events.
- Posting it at MeetUp.com.
- Posting information to Craigslist. See my article “Craigslist: A Valuable Publicity Tool.”
Learn more great ways to publicize your speaking engagements. “Special Report #21: 67 Great Publicity Tips for Professional Speakers” shows you how to create enticing story angles from your keynotes and workshops, what to do before and after every presentation for maximum exposure and how to help meeting planners publicize your speaking engagement.