105: Matt Drayton | Military and Corporate Leadership

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Matt Drayton is a decorated combat veteran, corporate speaker, consultant, and leadership expert. He merges his military and corporate experiences to convey points on leadership, success, and productivity. He is quick to state,

There are no shortcuts to a successful speaking business – time and practice are necessary.

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Preparation Precision

Matt believes in preparation checklists – for rapport, for practicing and over-practicing. 80 hours of preparation for a 20-minute presentation provides the opportunity on the day for extras in a lead-in, and the comfort to adjust to what’s needed, and then return to what’s been prepared.

Making a Living

Speakers need other revenue streams in addition to speaking, Matt believes. Therefore he’s involved in:

  • his website
  • writing articles
  • participating in and conducting webinars and interviews
  • and consulting.

Speakers to Watch

Matt admires the late Keith Harrell and recommends watching and learning from Keith’s expertise as a speaker.

Tips for Speakers

  1. Be deliberate – take your time. Don’t rush into things.
  2. Put the work into your business, even when it’s not easy.
  3. Remember that a speaker is an entertainer.


Connect with Matt Drayton on his website – on Twitter – on FacebookLinkedIn and watch his KEY5 presentation.

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