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Are You Getting Consistently Booked for Speaking in 2021?

How To Be In Demand, Booked Up And Paid Your Worth As A Speaker

Both established and emerging speakers I’ve been talking to and working with have been saying that their bookings both F2F, on stage and virtually are going well.  Many are booked up until the end of the year which is wonderful news.

There are a lot of factors as to why this is happening.

A couple of key things is that they have good relationships, credibility and the hot topics that organisers and bureaus are wanting to hear. Most importantly, they are positioning themselves well to be seen, heard and known. It’s as simple as that. Not easy, but yes as simple as that.

Will you do whatever it takes to be successful? Or will you get left behind as others step into your spotlight?

Top Speakers work hard on positioning themselves. They know that positioning equals the dollars.

The recent changes within the speaking industry aren’t going away anytime soon. The virtual event and presentation space has moved front and center for speaking opportunities.

There are now MORE opportunities for speaking than ever before.

Event organisers and speaker bureaus are constantly looking for speakers who are ready to deliver online presentations as well as onstage.

Speakers are looking at ways to position themselves to get more bookings not just nationally but globally.


Stop and ask yourself:

“What can I do right now to position myself powerfully to be in demand, booked up and paid my worth?” 

Before booking you for an engagement, speaker bureaus and event organisers need assurance that you will elevate an event with your expertise, personality and presence.

But how can they know that if they haven’t seen or heard you speak before, especially virtually?

As a speaker, it is nearly impossible to be booked for well-paying engagements without proving your speaking ability and expertise first!

Opening The Door To Opportunity With A Professional Speaker Showreel

A professional video showreel is your entry point to the world of getting booked and paid to speak. Consider it your calling card, and an essential ingredient for success.

Now it’s all about the Hybrid Speaker Demo Reel. A demonstration of you speaking onstage and online.

Professional video is a powerful way to grab the attention you need to stand out from a crowded field of competitors. 

Read on to learn how a professional speaker showreel can help you get booked.

Would you purposely position yourself behind the eight ball? 

You may be asking yourself, “Is it possible to apply for speaking opportunities without a showreel?”

Even though you may have some luck booking low-paid engagements without one, the vast majority of opportunities will require a showreel.

Imagine the many opportunities you’ll miss by not having this one essential promotional tool…

You may also be tempted to take the “Do it yourself” route, attempting to cobble together something on your own.

Unfortunately, most novice reels do more harm than good since the viewer will be distracted by the sub-par video production instead of your speaking skills.

Trying to take a shortcut by producing a cheap, low-quality showreel will ultimately cost you in reputation and income.

In-demand speakers have professional quality videos to represent their brand, and they rarely settle for just good enough which is why you only see the best of the best with updated reels.

Imagine how great it will feel to be 100% prepared to send a potential client a professional showreel that will wow them with the true you! You’ll have full confidence to reach out for your next speaking gig.

Here are other key benefits of having a professional speaker showreel:

  • Position yourself ahead of your competitors as the subject matter expert in your field.
  • Connect powerfully from the get-go with the people hiring you.
  • Feel confident in asking for your worth.
  • Make it easy for bookers to choose YOU for their speaking engagement.
  • Amplify your message.
  • Build trust and rapport.
  • Capture the attention of readers.
  • Drive more book sales.

What If I haven’t got great virtual video assets?

No problem, this is why I’m offering an exclusive recording days to capture your virtual keynote or presentation at Dale Beaumont’s stand-out recording studio or at a

I will combine this recorded footage with your most recent on-stage footage to create a hybrid showreel to position you for more bookings in 2021.

What if I have new keynote that needs to be recorded on stage?

Covid-19 has set some challenges with getting updated stage recordings. This is why I will also be holding exclusive stage recordings (Speaker Demo Days) at one of Sydney’s most prestigious conference centres with my team to help you get recordings and incorporate into your new speaker reel.

Are you ready to take the lead?

I know that it can feel daunting or time-consuming to get yourself out there, but you don’t have to go it alone.

I’m Melinda Hird, and my specialty is making you look amazing and credible with a killer new speaker reel, while getting your message across powerfully.

There is an entire strategy that underpins how to create a memorable and impactful speaker showreel, and I’m here to make it easy for you. I will guide you every step of the way, from crafting a script to recording you in action as you deliver your message.

With the right planning and tools, it IS possible to succeed in 2021! 

The number one key investment for speakers right now is having an up-to-date professional showreel with footage that demonstrates your speaking skills both on screen and on stage. Ask any speaker bureaus and they will say this they can’t book you or put your forward without one.

By investing intelligently in yourself, you will be ready to level up and play a bigger game.

Will you do whatever it takes to have a successful? Or will you get left behind as others step into your spotlight?

If you are keen to claim your spotlight, reach out to learn more here: https://melindahirdphotography.com.au/virtual-presentation-day/

If you’re ready to update your speaker reel and elevate your business to the next level, then let’s chat. Book into a complementary vision discovery call at https://calendly.com/mel-3/30min?month=2021-01&date=2021-01-22

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