To help you do that, we are sharing with you a template that several professional speakers use to get a conversation going! Look at the list of events on the list. Pick the events that are the best fit for you and your expertise, then send out a query.
Getting paid to speak requires a lot of hard work. You need to create a credible foundation or body of work, create a great signature talk, compile the materials and presentation, and practice the speech. Some speakers work on their craft for years before being paid.
Just keep working on the process. It might feel daunting. It might feel crazy. It might feel like some weeks NOTHING is happening and all you are getting is no’s. Eventually it starts to break, and when it does you can choose to accept the gigs you want, negotiate on the ones you feel you can get more on, and ultimately speak a lot more at the events you want to speak at!