Speaker vs. Consultant

  • Category: Speaking

Where are you on the spectrum of speaking vs. consulting? If you’ve mostly been consulting but are thinking it’s time to do more speaking, this episode was designed for you.

We talk about the unique challenges of speaking vs. consulting and the differences between subject matter expertise and inspirational speaking.

We even dig into how to discover the right balance between content and performance and give you a tip to track your stories, discoveries and observations.

Quotables

“The expertise that I gained from doing client work is what I would base my talks on.” –JS

“I like the give and take of an audience, because it tests you in really good ways.” –RM

“Knowing where you fall – it’s a strategic decision. It’s going to decide what things you say no to, and it’s going to be saying no to a lot of things, and then you’re left over with the things you actually have time to do well.” –JS

“It’s helpful to understand where you are right now, because that will tell you what you need to do, and most importantly, which things to say yes to and which things to run screaming from.” –RM

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