January 9, 2021 - 9:00 AM EST
Zoom Virtual Program
Time: 9am to 12pm
Turning Lightning into Electricity!
TURNING LIGHTING INTO ELECTRICITY PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Your financial success as a speaker is only as strong as your ability to execute a business strategy. The problem is most speakers have a mission-driven message but don’t have the building blocks of business. According to a recent Market Research blog, there are more than 40,000 professional speakers, but the overwhelming majority don’t work full time. There are roughly 3500 members of the National Speakers Association and nearly 50% are not full-time speakers. The recent impact of COVID19 has devastated the meeting and event industry, thus making it more difficult for full-time speakers to grow their businesses, and some are leaving the speaking industry, actively looking for full-time jobs.
Anton Gunn knows what it’s like to struggle as a part-time professional speaker and a full-time employee. Since joining NSA in 2005, Anton wanted to be full-time but didn’t have the direction, dedication, or discipline to grow a successful speaking business. He could never find a way to generate enough revenue to walk away from a successful career as a c-level executive and former senior advisor to President Barack Obama. But since 2016, Anton has transformed his life and business as a speaker. In 2017, he did 112 speaking events with audience sizes ranging from 150 to 2,300 people, earning more than six-figures. Anton Gunn has learned that anyone can build an excellent speaking business by developing an action mindset and an executable game plan. He will share some of his most effective strategies for speaking business success.
Attendees Leave This Presentation Knowing:
· How to use LinkedIn to connect with your ideal client
· How to create resources, tip sheets, and compile research on a limited budget.
· How to make the most of your time when working full time and build a six-figure speaking business.
· How to create services that solve your client’s problems
· How to make influential connections while you serve in your community or non-profit.
· How to keep a Mindset of implementation going when you hit setbacks.
ANTON GUNN BIO
Anton Gunn is a former senior advisor to President Barack Obama and the world’s leading authority on Socially Conscious Leadership. He is the bestselling author of The Presidential Principles and has been featured in TIME magazine, the Wall St Journal, INC Magazine, BBC, NPR and on Good Morning America. As an international speaker and consultant, he has worked with organizations like Microsoft, Sodexo, KPMG, Verizon Wireless, Aetna, the American College of Healthcare Executives, Blue Shield of California, and the Boeing Company.
From playing SEC Football and being the first African American in history elected to the SC legislature from his district early in his career, to now working as a leadership development consultant and serving on multiple boards, he has spent his life helping people build diverse, high-performing teams, and great leadership culture.
His presentations challenge leaders to think differently and act differently. Offstage, He rolls up his sleeves with individuals and organizations to guide them through a proven, easy-to-implement strategies that helps them take their organization from status quo to state-of-the-art.
Costs: Non Members Fee – $50.00 (US Dollars) , Members Fee– Free
Virtual Meeting Agenda:
8:45am Virtual Networking
9:00am President’s Welcome Message
9:15am Program Depth
11:00am Small Group Breakout Session
11:30am Report out
11:45am Announcements from Members and Participants / Additional Business Closing Remarks / Adjourn
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If you are serious about growing your speaking business and want to build relationships with some of the most successful people in the business, then you need to join NSA Carolina's today! Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, these content rich and targeted programs will give you an edge in business. Merikay Tillman, Catalyst Coach