One of the things I do professionally is speak. Keynotes, sessions, teaching, panel discussions, interviews, etc.
Not counting the speech competitions I began doing way back in the 8th grade, I started doing this kind of work at music conferences long ago.
In recent years, I’ve been busier in the Learning & Development world. So I started presenting at conferences and that led to more opportunities to speak. This just kind of happened via word of mouth and personal relationships. Until today, I didn’t have any resume to back up the fact that I’m legit and quite capable.
Now I’m not planning to go register with the National Speakers Associate or make a profession out of speaking or anything. I’d have to travel too much for that, and I’m not as inclined to do that as I once was. Though for the right opportunity, I’m still certainly insterested.Here are a few topics other people have asked me to speak about:
- Using Data to Decide
- Workflow Design & Productivity
- What Learning Professionals can learn from Marketing
- Media Production for eLearning (audio, video, livestreaming, podcasting, etc.)
- Directing & Producing for Training Video
If any of that sounds interesting to you, please let me know.