From the perspective of a speaker bureau owner for more than 15 years, this is a must read if you want to become a successful professional speaker and trainer. This book is the blueprint for your speaking career. There are not many books on this subject because no one has devoted the time or effort to such a task. Yet, everyone thinks he or she can speak because professional speakers make it appear easy. Just think, someone will pay you for talking! The reality is that this is hard and grueling work. As Anne has so vividly stated, “If you don’t have the stomach for this crazy ride, then you may not be cut out for the speaking and training profession.”

There have been many speakers and trainers who have gone by the wayside because they ...

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