Contents of Paid to Speak
Paid to Speak includes 29 business building chapters written by NSA members with thriving speaking careers.

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Introduction: Charting Your Professional Growth: Using NSA’s Professional Competencies
Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE


Chapter 1: The Elements of Eloquence
Glenna Salsbury, CSP, CPAE

Chapter 2: What’s Your Story?
Sam Horn

Chapter 3: The Impact of Stories
Max W. Dixon

Chapter 4: When Presenting Becomes Facilitating
Kristin Arnold, MBA, CFP, CMC, CSP

Chapter 5: Facilitation 101: The Six Roles of Effective Facilitators
Jonathan Tessier

Chapter 6: A Pause Can Build Applause
Lou Heckler, CSP, CPAE

Chapter 7: Improv Rules! Five Ways to Make Your Speeches More Powerful and Engaging
Gilda Bonanno

Chapter 8: Cooking Up Comedy
Molly Cox, Dale Irvin, CSP, CPAE, Bill Stainton, and Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

Chapter 9: Move Your Audience with the Right Body Language
Patti Wood, MA, CSP

Chapter 10: Dress for Success
Janice Hurley-Trailor

Chapter 11: From Backstage to Onstage: Prepare to Shine!
Kevin E. O’Connor, CSP, and Cyndi Maxey, CSP


Chapter 12: Top Ten Biggest Challenges Professional Speakers Face Today
Nido R. Qubein, CSP, CPAE

Chapter 13: Seven Keys to Get Up, Get Speaking, and Get Paid
David Newman

Chapter 14: Simply the Best! Create a Compelling and Authentic Brand for Your Speaking Enterprise
Dick Bruso

Chapter 15: Monetize Your Message: Turn Your Presentations into Additional Income
Kim Clausen

Chapter 16: Power Partnerships: Working with Bureaus
Holli Catchpole

Chapter 17: How to Spice Up Your Writing
Dianna Booher, MA, CSP, CPAE

Chapter 18: Land that Book Contract!
Rich Gallagher

Chapter 19: Use Verbal Ping-Pong to Get a Rise from Your Elevator Speech
Brian Walter, CSP

Chapter 20: Your Name in Lights! How to Capitalize on the Power of Publicity
Pam Lontos, MA, CSP


Chapter 21: A Niche Can Make You Rich
LeAnn Thieman, CSP, CPAE

Chapter 22: Tell the Right Story at the Right Time
Bruce Hale

Chapter 23: How to Write a Compelling Book Proposal
Barbara Glanz, CSP

Chapter 24: Seven Strategies to Guide You Through the Virtual World
Susan Friedmann, CSP, and Gina Schreck, CSP

Chapter 25: Four Big Reasons Why Speakers Should Blog
Jeff Korhan

Chapter 26: The Ins and Outs of Licensing
Jim Hennig, PhD, CSP, CPAE


Chapter 27: Ethics: The Hot New “E” Word
Rita Barreto Craig

Chapter 28: Walk Your Own Talk
Al Walker, CSP, CPAE

Chapter 29: Setting a Code of Professional Ethics for the Speaking Profession
Stacy Tetschner, CAE

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