The Best Way For A Motivational Speaker To Get Business Is Through Referrals
People talk – especially meeting planners. So if you want to get more business as a motivational speaker, then get people talking. And one easy way to do this is to get a testimonial. This is a written quote or letter that the client writes to tell others about their experience having you come speak. Collect these testimonials and put them on your website. Video testimonials are also great, though harder to get. Often it’s just a matter of remembering to ask for one. If you can get one on your cell phone, that should be okay too.
Your audience members will contact you via email or Facebook to tell you how much they loved it. Save these too. Ask for permission to use these quotes. You don’t have to include their last name if privacy is an issue.
What others say about us has far more power than what we say about us.
Here is a recent video I did, stringing along several video testimonials. I posted it on YouTube, shared it through social media, and plan to put it on the video gallery on my website.
Kelly Swanson is an award-winning storyteller, comedian, motivational speaker, Huffington Post Contributor, and cast member of The Fashion Hero television show airing on Amazon Prime. She is also the author of Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale, The Land of If Only, The Story Formula, and The Affirmation Journal for Positive Thinking. She was a featured entertainer for Holland America Cruise Lines, keynote speaker for the International Toastmasters Convention, and has keynoted major conferences and corporate events from coast to coast. She just launched her one-woman show Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale in theaters, and it is being booked all over the country. In July of 2022, she was inducted into the National Speakers Association Speaker Hall of Fame.
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