Chapter 2
Do You Have What It Takes?
In This Chapter
• Breaking down your personality
• Using your expertise and personal experience in your presentation
• Running your own business
• Watching the company you keep
What does it take to become a successful professional speaker? Time? Money? Intelligence? Well, it takes all of these to some extent … but there are also other contributing factors. Your personality, your home life, and your natural abilities all play into your achievements as a speaker.
In this chapter, we’ll take a look at the foundational pillars for success, and consider the bedrock upon which the pillars stand. The world’s greatest pro speakers are some of the world’s most highly principled, intelligent, caring, and hard-working ...

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