O'Reilly logo

Million Dollar Speaking: The Professional's Guide to Building Your Platform by Alan Weiss

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER 9FROM STEADY, TOSURFER, TO STAR

HEY, AREN’T YOU . . .? WHY, YES, I AM!

IREMEMBER standing in the lobby of a Cincinnati hotel when a man waiting for an elevator said, “Aren’t you Alan Weiss? I heard you speak at my company’s conference last year.” That was kind of nice. It was even nicer when I was sitting in a boat with a dozen people on Grand Cayman, waiting to go to feed stingrays off the coast, when a man said, “Hey, you’re Alan Weiss, right?” (My son moaned, “Here we go again.”)

Getting off a plane together in Sydney, I warned Dolly Parton, who was sitting next to me, that there would be a huge crowd of reporters waiting for me when we disembarked. (There was, but obviously not for me.)

You can achieve the kind of semicelebrity that ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required