5 Steps to Get More Out of Your Speaking Gigs in Your Social Networks

ByBill Belew

5 Steps to Get More Out of Your Speaking Gigs in Your Social Networks

Google+ Cruise Ship Speaker

Google+ Cruise Ship Speaker

What if you could get more mileage out of your speaking gigs? I mean, what if you could make more money. Or get more visibility? Or more work?

I am not talking about greedy money grubbing. I am referring to maximizing your speaking efforts … on a cruise ship or otherwise.

We converse at 120 words or so a minute. We listen to audiobooks at about 150-160 words a minute.

When speakers use slides they tend to talk at about 100 words a minute.

A 45-minute presentation comes to 4500 words. An optimal blog post is about 250 words. That means I have almost 20 posts worth of content in one presentation.

How many points do you make in a presentation? They used to be called sound bites. Now a point is a Twitter headline. Turn your points into Tweets and you will get more visibility.

Business-related or friend-related. Stick your stuff in manageable bites on Facebook or LinkedIn.

Related: Diary of a Cruise Ship Speaker

How many slides to you have in your deck? Each slide is something you can blog/write about. That content can go along way.

I was speaking at an event in Phoenix not long ago. Literally minutes after I got off the stage I received a tweet asking me if I’d like to be flown and speak to a large similar group in Cape Town! I have never been to Cape Town. I will visit there next year.

Talk as if people in your social network were listening. Then when you are done, go to your social networks and tell them what you said.

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Bill Belew administrator

Bill Belew, PhD, MFA, MSc also has a very interesting career. Bill spent a half dozen years in the US Navy climbing the enlisted ranks and making the jump to Lieutenant where he served as a Surface Warfare, Communications and Intelligence Officer. While aboard ship, in the Navy, he sailed enough nautical miles to circumnavigate the globeAfter his military time, Bill spent nearly 20 years in the Far East – Japan, China, Russia and India where he taught university and created and grew his own language school throughout Japan and Far East Russia.Bill speaks to audiences of all size, countless times yearly. He has a network of 4000+ individuals who follow him in the Silicon Valley Bay Area to learn about Social Media/inbound/content marketing. He is a weekly guest on the Social Network Station broadcast to 90+ countries from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.More than 75,000,000 people have viewed over 125,000,000 pages in his network of sites.Bill is represented by 4 cruise ship agencies that send him, literally, anywhere and everywhere in the world, and is a principal of SpeakOnCruises.com

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