It may seem glamorous to fly around the world, deliver speeches to adoring fans, and bring in a big paycheck. In reality, the life of a professional speaker is much less glamorous and much more demanding. But even with the long flights and rejection, it can still be incredibly rewarding.
I am a professional speaker. That is my job. But the truth is I used to be extremely uncomfortable with public speaking but I followed a formula and over time created an entire speaking business for myself.
Keynote speakers often give presentations at company-wide events, conferences, trainings and retreats. As thought leaders and professional speakers, these presenters know how to engage an audience and leave a lasting impression. Join the conversation and make customer experience a focus in your organization by bringing in an expert as a keynote speaker for a conference or event.
What has turned into a successful career as an author and keynote speaker started with a birthday party magic performance as a young boy. When Shep Hyken was just 12 years old, he gave his first presentation of sorts by performing tricks in front of an audience of other kids. Years later, he would begin a full-time speaking career that tapped into much of what he did as a young magician...