When I was in Atlanta, I witnessed many people in the entertainment industry taking to the stage as speakers. Sometimes it was for a college event or for a cause they might believe in. At that time many people shared their voices to show appreciation for the support of the community for helping them be the celebrity they had become.
When I wrote my book and joined a speakers bureau, I realized how lucrative a life as a speaker could be. Now I am talking about a time when I went to the National Speakers Association Convention. I was in awe when I heard how much people traveled, the commitments, and the sheer number of speakers, made me want to be in the number.
I realized quickly that there were speakers rules and it would be a big ‘no no’ to break one of them. Then I heard of SpeakersMatch, NSA, National Women’s Speaker’s Association, ToastMasters and more.
I see developing a career as a speaker as a way to stay relevant and ready to face all things in your career.
Tahiera Monique Brown