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Tips for Getting Booked as a paid speaker

With 90,000 international, national and local associations holding 767 meetings a day, speakers are needed. But sometimes it’s hard for speakers to find those paying audiences. At the April meeting of the NSA-Arizona chapter, Certified Speaking Professional Ed Rigsbee will share how to get paid bookings through article writing.

Rigsbee, an author and expert on strategic alliances, has written 2,000 articles that he has offered to associations at no charge. It’s his primary strategy for getting booked as a speaker.

“Giving a talk at an association meeting is a great way to break into the speaking business,” said Susan Ratliff, president of NSA-AZ. “And our April speaker, Ed Rigsbee will tell us exactly how to do it.”

Rigsbee speaks to Arizona speakers and those interested in a speaking career at the chapter’s Tempe conference center on April 13 from 9-noon. More information and registration links are at http://nsa-arizona.org.

National Speakers Association-Arizona is an award-winning chapter of the National Speakers Association, an organization of professional speakers, trainers, facilitators and consultants. The chapter helps members increase their business, improve skills and network. For more information, go to http://nsa-arizona.org.