Chapter 3

Wannabes to Celebrity Rock Stars: Many Aspire to Speak


  • Different types of speaker profiles
  • Why combined speaking and training earn you more money
  • What shift is and why it happens
  • Six speaker demographics and what they charge


Imagine how public speaking might have gotten its start. Go back to the Stone Age. There’s a group of cavemen sitting around a fire one evening. Half of the men took part in a violent battle that happened earlier that day, first between a saber-tooth tiger and later a woolly rhinoceros. ...

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