How to Become a Professional Speaker

Narrated by: Douglas Kruger
Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Are you keen to grow a career as a full-time professional speaker? It can be done, and it can be very lucrative, but only if you go about it correctly. You will have to treat it as a serious business. Veteran professional speaker and business author Douglas Kruger helps you to carve years off your learning curve by introducing you to the business end of the speaking profession.

In this audiobook Douglas covers all the how-to of building a successful full-time speaking career. Learn what business models you can follow, where your actual value lies, how to market yourself, how to create tribes of believing followers, and how to generate media publicity. Douglas shares insights from over 15 years in the full-time speaking industry. As a member of the Professional Speakers Association (SA) and an inductee into the Speakers Hall of Fame, he has made all the mistakes, learned all the lessons, and worked with other aspiring speakers to grow their careers.

Douglas is the author of a number of business books with Penguin Random House, including the acclaimed Own Your Industry - How to Position Yourself as an Expert and They're Your Rules, Break Them!. He speaks globally on entrepreneurial and growth topics. See him in action, or sign up for his weekly newsletter, at www.douglaskruger.co.za.

©2017 Penguin Random House SA (P)2017 Douglas Kruger

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Fantastic practical content.

This was a very informative and motivating book. As a speaker it inspired me to up my game with tools i can put into action. Worth it!!

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Practical guidelines to follow.

Great delivery, and it offers practical guidelines on this subject. Except for a few blank spots, and interruptions on the audio, it was great listen.

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Practical and Doable!

This is an absolute must if you consider becoming a professional speaker. Great content, great delivery.

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Super Useful

Glitches in the audio are surprising however the content and vocal quality are superb. I'm getting more products.

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Very informative and we'll narrated.

The practical tips and advice Douglas shares is invaluable. Enjoyed this book, i highly recommended it.