Episode #346
Is Public Speaking Worth It?
July 12, 2017

In Episode #346, Eric and Neil discuss whether public speaking is worth it. Tune in to find out the benefits of public speaking, such as networking and increasing your brand awareness. Eric and Neil also discuss what they aim for whenever they participate in a speaking engagement.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:27 – Today’s topic: Is Public Speaking Worth It?
  • 00:50 – Neil was 20 years old when he started public speaking
    • 01:14 – Speaking consistently within your space will eventually drive a business
    • 01:26 – The content should be advanced
  • 01:45 – You can get better offers if you’re a public speaker
  • 02:01 – Eric was in Amsterdam a month ago and he talked with other public speakers
    • 02:12 – Having a network of public speakers is a benefit for Eric
    • 02:27 – The right people can introduce you to other people
  • 02:38 – Public speaking is a great way to connect with people
  • 02:50 – Eric will always aim for 1 good connection in every public speaking event that he does
  • 03:00 – Neil observed that speaking outside of your country can get you better results
    • 03:12 – Neil was in Brazil for VTexDay, and was an opening speaker for Richard Branson
    • 03:25 – Neil and Richard were the only speakers on a specific day
    • 03:44 – Neil has met different government officials, investors and business owners who are on the Forbes list
  • 04:40 – “There’s a much higher ROI speaking in smaller markets that aren’t as competitive”
  • 04:48 – That’s it for today’s episode!

3 Key Points:

  1. Speaking consistently can help build your brand.
  2. Your content should be invaluable and well-prepared for your audience.
  3. Growing your network and increasing your brand awareness are some of the benefits of public speaking.

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