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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Success as a Professional Speaker by Thomas A. Lisk

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Chapter 9
Finding a Helping Hand or Two
In This Chapter
• Bookings through a bureau
• What speakers’ agents can do for you
• Showcasing your talent
• Why to book yourself independently
You have heard about men who would rather drive 25 miles out of their way than stop and ask for directions, right? I once was speaking to an audience about this very topic, but before I could discuss the pros and cons of asking for help, a woman in the audience said, “I used to be married to a man like that!”
The biggest mistakes I have made in my 30-plus-year career in the speaking profession have come as a result of my forgetting to ask for help, another opinion, or some additional insight. Asking for help doesn’t come naturally to some folks—those who see any ...

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