Unconsciousness is one of the most important conditions of good style in speaking and writing.
~ R. S. White ~
There are many reasons why people may want to become a public speaker. They may range from the desire to make the big money and travel the world speaking and training, to develop a little extra money and a supplement income, to make a complete career change, to speak about something you are passionate about to or just for the plain fact of building self confidence on the platform and being and excellent communicator. If you possess knowledge or information that can be of value to someone else then you qualify to share in many rewards and the profits being reaped by those in the seminar or speaking business.
Below are several reasons why people have chosen to become a public speakers.
- Simply make big money.
- Communicate your ideas.
- Become a trainer in your field of expertise.
- Represent your company, its products or services.
- Challenge a political agenda.
- Retirement career.
- Make a difference or a contribution to society.
- Help fill the need for new ideas.
Our research has lead us to believe that there is a need to hear the thoughts and ideas of this generation. From the research in the excellent report by Lilly Walters she says “First and foremost, we are an industry that is in transition. It had started before 9/11/2001, and has perhaps been hasten along by the terrorist attacks. We are reinventing topics that serve the new focus of our industry.” Work place changes and a service economy – becoming a global economy that has multicultural differences (many jobs now require excellent communication skills because of this service orientation)