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Speak to Win by Brian Tracy

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CHAPTER 7

Platform Mastery: Impressing Large Audiences

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your Vision is the promise of what you shall one day be.

—JAMES ALLEN

Once upon a time, a meeting planner phoned a professional speaker to enquire into booking him for an upcoming event. The planner’s first question was, “How much do you charge?” The speaker replied, “It depends on the length of the talk that you want me to give and the amount of time that it takes for preparation.”

The meeting planner then asked, “How much would you charge for a 30-minute talk, and how long would it take to prepare?” The speaker replied, “For a 30-minute talk it would require six to eight hours to prepare, and the fee would be $5,000.”

The meeting ...

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