Speaking: The Best Profession in the World

By Jane Atkinson

Two thirds of North Americans are unhappy in their jobs.

It’s hard to believe that we (professional speakers) get paid to talk. True story! In the case of many of my clients, $5K, $10K or even $20K for one hour of their time!  Sure, there is a responsibility that goes with this, and we know that travel has become a giant headache. But it’s hard for me to complain – this is a unique place to be!

My Mom was looking over my shoulder at my laptop one day and she pointed to a number on my screen.  It was my InfusionSoft Dashboard. She asked “What’s that number?” I told her it was my sales for the month (coaching, University classes, books, etc).  “What??? Your father didn’t earn that much in an entire year!!!”

I know that you have thought this and heard it before, but

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Where else do you…..

  1. Get paid to talk
  2. Work in your sweatpants all day (if you want to)
  3. Be in control of your time
  4. Choose who you want to work with
  5. Travel to cool places (and stay extra if you like)
  6. Take as many vacations as you choose
  7. Help people and make the world a better place

Of course, we can’t forget that it’s a business. In order to run a business you need cash flow, strategy, expertise, sales skills and talent.

Congratulations for being a part of the The Wealthy Speaker Club!  It’s a cool place to be!

Speaking really is the best profession in the world. Please let us know what you enjoy most about being part of it here on our blog! 

See you soon, Wealthy Speakers!

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PS: Looking for help this year with your business?
Emerging/intermediate Speakers – School starts March 1.
Seasoned speakers – our Masters Class starts late March.