Alan Weiss used to give speeches for free. Now his income from professional speaking and its spinoffs totals more than $1,000,000. In Money Talks, he shows you how to follow him up the steps to the very best - and best - paid-platforms! It's simpler than you think. Through stories, anecdotes, and pointers from his own experience, internationally-known speaker Alan Weiss shows you how you can succeed in today's booming market for public speakers. You'll learn how to choose a topic that people will pay to hear; find audiences that will pay you to speak; deal with a crowd that knows more than you do; turn your expertise as a trainer, workshop leader, or consultant into a professional speaking career (and why you don't necessarily need any special credentials); craft a winning speech; multiply your earnings through passive sales; keep your costs at rock bottom; overcome your natural fear of public speaking (or: Why dying is only the second greatest fear); develop and enjoy star status as a speaker! Packed with boxed tips, checklists, lists of resources, and plenty of helpful examples, this book is your entree into the lucrative world of professional speaking.