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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  |  August 19, 2010

Why Authors Don’t Get Enough Speaking Invites

Here’s another deadly mistake experts make when they pitch a speech:  they assume that being an author is enough to get the gig.  I can understand why:  after all, you’ve spent almost a year writing and promoting the dang thing.  It’s time to get out there.

The reality:  a book might get you in the first round of consideration if the overall approach is relevant.  But in the midst of many options, buyers will go for the topic that not only addresses a hot trend or challenge but also hints at a unique approach.  It is the latter — the approach — that gives an expert the inside edge.

Yes, I rant more about this topic via video — here’s the link again.  And if you want my best ideas on how to create that topic, join me for Tuesday’s Extreme Mini Makeover call.  Yes, you have to purchase the entire series — but the price point is low enough that if you get the help you need from just one call, it’s worth the investment.


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.