Is Speaking right for you?
Let’s get real on speaking vs. digital.
Okay, fess up… are you a little afraid of the online world?
Do you think public speaking is a better choice because you’re not that techie?
Maaaaybe not so much.
Listen as I share some numbers and expenses and where the rewards and targeted results come from.
You may be surprised.
I meet so many women entrepreneurs and coaches who totally buy into the ‘speaking thing’ without realizing the hidden costs… emotional, physical, and monetary from pursuing the dream.
The results are not nearly as targeted (unless you can sell ice to an Eskimo) and you end up in a viscous circle of maybe the next one will be better.
But online… you can target exactly who you and your message would be magnetic!!!
You can find your peeps!
But you have to be authentic to make a difference:
Hiding behind a facade of branding shoots with blurry backgrounds doesn’t bring trust… just that you paid a photographer to clean up up.
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I’ll show you what’s working today and how to have the confidence to be you!
PS- Speaking is a great asset to your business, just NOT the only one nor the most practical.
Hey, comin’ in super fast
’cause I was talkin’ to someone earlier
and I want you to keep this in mind
about spending too much money and thinking
that things are not
gonna cost what they do
when you’re comparing apples to apples
and oranges to oranges
and lemons to pomegranate
in your business.
So I was talking to someone earlier
about speaking and she was saying
“Ah I’m gonna go out
of the speaking circuit
and I’m gonna make all this money and
blah, blah, blah, blah.”
Well, I want you to think about something.
When you’re saying you wanna do digital
and you’re all “Now it
costs money to advertise,
now it costs money to do this.”
Think about apple to apple
as to what you’d be spending
if you were on the speaking circuit.
There’s your transportation,
airfare, plane, right?
Plane, train, gas in a
car, staying in a hotel.
It all adds up: actual fees for going back
and forth from the hotel.
Parking, the cost of actually speaking
because a lot of big events,
you have to pay to speak, right?
You have to pay a speakers fee or
you’re splitting it with a host,
which a lot of people don’t do anymore.
And then you compare that to
what you’re doing digital,
where if you have to have
an advertising budget,
it would be apple to apple
for what it is, right?
So before you go out
and you start doing any
of this stuff, you start
doing any of these things,
when you’re saying, “I’m gonna go speaking
because I don’t have to
pay for advertising.”
Not exactly true to what it is.
You have other hidden expenses, as well.
So I want you to keep that in mind,
when you’re afraid of
doing somethin’ digital
’cause, “Oh it’s online and it scares me
and it costs so much money.” Well,
it’s actually cost you
less money in the long run.
The other thing that
you need to think about,
which is super important, is targeting
your audience, right?
So if you’re at a speaking event,
they might be people who are in the type
of business you want, but they’re not
the vibe, they’re not your people, right?
Might be a general…
Women entrepreneurs let’s say, right?
So, but, maybe they’re
not women entrepreneurs
that are your kinda women entrepreneurs,
’cause everyone y’know
Is there a pot for every cover,
is that that expression?
Because, you know, I’ll personally,
I’ve been in masterminds programs where
I have paid a boat-load of money.
Like, if I would have
put the 40K on one thing
into advertising, oh my God
the results would have been
so different and so much better.
Why, you ask? Because they
would have been specific.
So when you’re doing advertising,
when you’re doing digital stuff,
it is specific, right? Totally specific
to what you want, you’re
actually going in there
and you’re honing it and you’re targeting
the type of people you want,
and those type of people that you want
will be attracted to you online.
So, they’ll be listening to you whereas
if you’re going into a big pool
of people who are attending an event,
they all might not see
things the same way, right?
They all might not be your “people”.
They might be your kinda group,
but they might not be your people.
So, you’re actually spending more money,
and getting there and setting it up
and networking and everything else,
and might walk away with not getting
what you wanna be getting.
So, I’m really all about trying
things in a digital world, trying
to find your audience, in a way where
Consistently there and
they can relate to you
and that’s the other thing,
if you’re doing something that’s online,
you can be intentional and consistent
in reaching the kind of
people you wanna be reaching.
Rather than just going
and doing, you know like
the shot in the dark,
the drop in the bucket…
Boy are my idioms all backwards today.
And, you know, as you would
be in a speaking event.
So, it’s like, don’t think that that’s
the be-all and end-all.
It will, going and doing things in person,
there is something to be said about that.
There is something to be
said about human connection.
However, the expenses
involved in doing that,
may not always add up and you may be able
to get a much bigger and more
effective bang for your buck
when you do something
online, and most of the time,
almost always online,
people are attracted to you,
in one-tenth of a second, right?
So, that’s that critical
first impression photo
that you’ve got there.
So, before they listen to your video,
before they read your memes,
before they do anything,
you have a snap second
to capture their attention.
So, I can help you with that part of it,
because I was a stylist for fifteen years
on photo shoots and I learned everything
I needed to know behind-the-scenes
that when I became in front of the scenes
and the camera, it kinda
scared the bajeesus outta me,
but I figured out how to…
I can do this and be cool
and authentic and real,
and I’ll show you how to do that as well.
So, go over to AuthenticSuperstar.com,
join me in the free for
now five day challenge.
I will help you how to show
up, stand out effectively
on-brand, so you can
position yourself for success
and attract your best audience.
Whether you wanna do that organically,
whether you wanna do
that later on as you grow
with an ad budget, whatever it is.
Stop with all these fake photos,
they are just throwin’ money out.
People know that they’re fake,
the only people who are
promoting that stuff
are photographers or people
who as Gary Vee said,
go look back a couple of videos
where I was interviewing him,
that you know it’s people
who are too insecure
to come out there and be real.
So, go out there, be real, attract
your own best audience.
You can do it online.
Supplement that with what you do speaking
and traveling and networking, but remember
that all that money you spend doing that
or all those hours you spend driving
or those hotels, it’s, not
only is it mentally taxing
and physically exhausting,
but you’re also spending
a lot of money where you’re
just, really, it’s…
You’re putting a drop in the bucket
and you may or may not get
the right personal rewards.
You’re doing it online,
you are really doing
one to many like this,
and you will start building and attracting
your audience, because you can call them,
you can hone them, you can target them
through advertising or
they will start to listen
to you and follow you organically.
Although, organically is
kinda sucking these days
because of the way the
algorithm is working,
it’s not completely
dead, but it’s certainly
not where it was a few years ago.
So, if you see someone who
has a massive following
that they claim they got overnight,
they probably got it a few years ago
when it was much easier to do
and if they’re telling
you otherwise right now,
it’s not one-hundred percent the truth.
There probably was
advertising money behind it.
And that’s okay! Right?
So, go over to AuthenticSuperstar.com,
I will see you there.
Any questions, drop it
below and let me know,
drop a comment, put an
emoji and let me know,
like, are you trying to do everything
in real life and going
to speaking engagements
and traveling, or are
you trying to really do
it virtually, digitally
online, or are you trying
to do a combination of it? Anyway,
let me know in the comments. See you soon.
– That song’s pretty
powerful right here, right?
[audience clapping and cheering]
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