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,
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There are no shortcuts to a successful speaking business – time and practice are necessary.
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
- Be deliberate – take your time. Don’t rush into things.
- Put the work into your business, even when it’s not easy.
- Remember that a speaker is an entertainer.
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