Climbing the ladder of the speaking world takes time, dedication and hard work. I have been looking forward to this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show since it was booked and today, I’m thrilled to welcome Josh Linkner.
Josh started his career as a jazz guitarist – personifies creativity, entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation. He has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million.
Josh is the author of four books, two New York Times Bestsellers: Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity, and The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation, as well as his latest book, Hacking Innovation. He is also the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners, investing in and mentoring over 100 startups.
“A great keynote is about the audience, not the speaker.” Josh Linkner
Listen to the podcast below:
Highlights you won’t want to miss:
- How to best present your bio. 0:50
- Establishing balance…it’s a team effort. 4:30
- Why Josh started speaking. 9:05
- Becoming a thought leader and presenting fresh ideas. 13:00
- Taking it all to a higher level. 18:00
- Creating a demo reel that stands out. 21:00
- Looking at it from the client’s perspective. 25:10
- Strategies for setting your fee. 31:45
- Making a difference. 36:15
Taking your speaking business to the next level isn’t easy, it takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Be sure to tune in to hear Josh Linkner share his journey and learn many great tips on scaling up! Click to tweet
Josh has twice been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is a President Barack Obama Champion of Change award recipient. He is a regular columnist for Forbes, The Detroit Free Press, and Inc. Magazine. His work on innovation has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, CNN, and The New York Times. And yes, he still plays a mean jazz guitar.
If you could use some really great ideas to help put your speaking business on an upward trajectory, you simply can’t afford to miss this episode!
I hope you’ll download and learn!
Josh’s website: https://joshlinkner.com/