Saturday, July 19, 2008

Selling From the Stage

A lot of speakers will tell you they would never stoop to selling from the stage. They make their money from fees and, thank you, that makes them professionals.

What many speakers don't realize is that every time they open their mouths on stage, they are selling themselves, their message, their ideas and maybe their products and services.

We get on stage to educate, motivate, entertain and train. However, if we don't prepare the audience properly, they will never get our message. If a trainer just drones out the facts, the audience will fall asleep fast. If a speaker forgets to use humor and stories, the speech will fall flat. If the speaker has no call to action, they audience will never use the information the speaker gives.

One of the best ways to learn how to sell from the stage is to watch the masters in action. My business partner Arvee Robinson and I have a great opportunity to do just this August 22-24 at our Speak Your Way to Wealth seminar in Manhattan Beach, California. You can hear great speakers like Mark Victor Hansen, Adam Urbanski, Dave Lakhani, Brad Montgomery, Daniel Hall, Pamela Harper, Joe Nunziata, Eric Lofholm, and of course Arvee and I teach you how to use speaking to grow your business. You can sign up at

Next time you are up on stage, remember, you have to sell yourself to the audience before they will listen to you and buy your products and services.

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