In This Chapter
• Characteristics of full-time speakers
• Affirm yourself!
• Knowing your audience
• Living a life worthy of imitation
In Chapter 3, I talked about a day in the life of a professional speaker; here, I’m going to share in more general terms the various tasks of the professional speaker.
Most professional speakers work in the solitude of a home office. You are your own boss, responsible for your own work. No one is going to check up on you and make sure that you’re towing the line, so to speak. You need to be motivated and prepared—emotionally and financially—for the good times along with the bad.
Working alone as a professional speaker is not like that movie, Home Alone. No one has left ...