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Once you’ve done a few speaking gigs, and shown that you can be halfway competent on stage with a microphone, you will become known as someone who can speak to a crowd. Any crowd. About anything. Since you are now one of the few who demonstrably do not have a mortal fear of public speaking, you will be the fall girl or guy when someone is called on to speak. The dreaded chant of “Speech, Speech!” will fill you with dread, and rightly so.
Conference planning should be done a year in advance. That’s your life as a speaker. You’re going to be traveling so you need to know when and where, and how it’s going to impact your personal life. You will get the occasional late-breaking invitation, or have to step in to fill a gap, but then leaving spare capacity for those occurrences is also good planning.
(metsitaba is also a startup. Read my weekly diary in the Irish Independent newspaper to follow our story. Warning: radical openness!)