“The internalizing and transfer of information has been pivotal throughout human history. It led our ancestors to build stone tools, then communities then agriculture. It built our cities has dispelled our false understandings of our world and universe, it literally evolved our brain and will continue to change every aspect of human existence whether you like it or not.”

Daniel A. Janssen

Professional Speakers Guide

    1. Getting Training:

Where does one get trained?

Toastmasters International

Service Clubs

Schoold boards offer starter courses

PS training companies

Speech therapists

Books, tapes & seminars

Volunteer Speaking Opportunities.

The variety of service clubs and nonprofit organizations offer opportunities to contribute your expertise, or speak regarding their material and particular campaign. This is another excellent opportunity for you to learn, gain experience and start to generate contacts as you are building your career. (See this Chapters Tips, Advice & Resource section for a full list of organizations and contact information.)

Toastmasters Speaking Bureaus like D-21 bureau

Rotary Clubs

Service Clubs

Nonprofit Organizations

  • United way

The Red Cross. Below is a message that I receive when this fine organization is providing opportunities for speakers. Here is the message I received along with the local Vancouver contact information.

We are recruiting again!

The Canadian Red Cross RespectED program trains volunteers to deliver violence & abuse prevention workshops. The volunteers go through 100 hours of training before going out to secondary schools and the community.

As Toastmasters focus on public speaking, your members may be interested in our program and sign up as volunteers. This training session will be held in Burnaby and the days are Tuesdays 6 to 9 pm and Thursdays 9 to 4pm. Training starts in September and will end in mid November.

I have enclosed a poster on the volunteer position. Please share this information with your members. If you or any of your members need more information you can call me at (604) 709-6642 or email me at linda.kuan@redcross.ca and I will be pleased to answer any questions.



This post was written by Daniel Janssen.

Daniel A. Janssen

4 Comments on “Professional Speakers Guide”

  1. Dan says:

    Great set of content

    1. Russell says:

      Hey Dan,

      I absolutely agree. This guide is a great help to me and it’s very well organized.

  2. Lena says:

    Look forward to more of his work.

  3. Zangwill says:

    It’s a very useful book!


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