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Vickie Sullivan is internationally recognized as the top market strategist for thought leaders, professional speakers and B2B professional service firms. Specializing in brand and message strategies in crowded markets, she has helped thousands of talented people outsmart their competition since 1987.

Written by: Vickie Sullivan  |  July 25, 2013

Speaking as a Side Job?

Yes, comics and emcees are still needed, according to this list of highlighted speakers from Successful Meetings magazine.  Why you should care:  it’s a microcosm of who is hitting the circuit.

Pay attention to these two common threads:

  • They already have the spotlight.  Comedians such as Amy Sedaris and Susie Essman already have careers.  They are using speaking as a side job–a quick way to make extra cash.
  • Who is repping them:  traditional speaker bureaus.  This is a hint of what bureaus are looking for and it ain’t us mere mortals.  Again, they are attracted to those who already have the spotlight.  Newbies, don’t even think of contacting them.

Again, this trend is showing up everywhere, in all speaking segments.  Which is why getting the spotlight is more important than ever.


About Vickie Sullivan

Vickie Sullivan is internationally recognized as the top market strategist for thought leaders, professional speakers and B2B professional service firms. Specializing in brand and message strategies in crowded markets, she has helped thousands of talented people outsmart their competition since 1987.