Tiffany's Epiphanies: How to Get Paid to Speak

As a professional public speaker, I feel lucky I have the chance to inspire people to enhance their personal lives and workplaces. Recently, one woman asked me how she, too, could build her own public speaking practice. I told her this: public speaking is like a kite. If you can get the business in the air, it will fly. Public speaking is its own marketing tool -- when you deliver a high-quality product to a room full of people, the likelihood is high that one or two of them will want you to speak at their organization. Here are some questions to ask yourself if you want to launch a public speaking practice.