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The Total Freedom Podcast is centered around achieving Total Freedom allowing you to do what you want, when you want with whomever you want. Bringing in experts and our own experience, we will share what is working now to make money and live the life of your dreams.
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TFP Episode 13: How To Travel The World And Get Paid Speaking
2 days ago
Ernesto He was born in Mexico. He knew at a young age there was a world outside of Mexico which many people there are not aware of or pursuing. Ernesto started traveling at a young age and is currently the 247th most traveled person in the world having visited 149 different countries. Early in his career, he wanted a job that allowed him to travel the world. He started cabin crew school but after 3 weeks decided that was not for him. He studied in the UK and ultimately got a job working for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. They assigned him to training in the Netherlands and it was then he knew what he wanted to do with his life. At that time, only Dutch citizens were employed by the airline so after a lot of trial and error, got hired. He was responsible for training in the Netherlands. The intention was to open a station in Latin America but this was around the time of some economic struggles so he was ultimately assigned to the Middle East in Dubai. Living in Dubai, he became an expert in the Middle East as a Hispanic. KLM gave him a golden handshake which included a 1 year severance and he started his own company. KLM actually ended up being his first client. This led to working with large Network Marketing companies and his business took off. Marketing is far more important than the speech or presentation. Ernesto has seen great marketers with a sub-par message be very successful. You must understand there is more than 1 speaker circuit. Often, people start with a speakers bureau. The first circuit is the Free Circuit like a rotary or Lions Club. You gain experience speaking this way for free. 2nd Circuit is where you can get the opportunity to speak abroad. This frequently includes all expenses being paid by the event promoter. Get videos and pictures of these events. Evidence sells more than anything. The sweet spot for paid speaking gigs is $5,000-$15,000. Once you get over $15,000 circuit, this is the celebrity circuit. Ernesto booked 2 gigs in Dubai for 7000 Euros by using LinkedIn. Pay for positioning is another strategy you can use which Simon Caulson did by paying to speaking on a stage with someone like Tony Robbins. This is very common with Hudson News in the airports where you can pay for the books to have great visibility. To start gaining traction, media is critical. This includes a demo reel, TV, radio, printed media and any other sources to provide proof. Many people create a shrine for themselves on their website. It all boils down to proo