Thursday, March 09, 2006

How Speaking Spreads

About 6 months ago I did a free speech for a chamber of commerce. That led to a paid series of speaking engagements to a school system. Tonight I am preparing to go and speak to a class on administrative management for public entities at the Masters level in a University. It is at the request of two people that saw the paid speech I did. Will I walk away with a contract tonight? Of course not, but I might plan the seed in these people that I am the guy to call for creating buzz and stronger community ties. Since I know some of them already have jobs in cities and schools, it may or may not result in additional opportunities.

Speaking Engagements are a great way to create buzz. One just seems to lead to another.