“God has called me to be a speaker.” I hear this from men and women all the time. After a few clarifying questions it is easy for me to determine that they have no idea how to get started. Getting started may be the easiest part. If God has called you He has given you a message. If you have attended the CLASSeminar, we have taught you the basics. But where to you go from there? I would strongly suggest you get a copy of Kathy Carlton Willis’ book, Speaker to Speaker. It is just exactly what the subtitle says, “The essential speaker’s companion.”
Willis speaks from her many years of personal experience as a speaker, writer, event planner, coach, and industry professional. When you read her book you will find she’s been there, done that, and is willing to share it. This book covers everything you’ll need to ensure that your audience increases and your message is heard.
Kathy’s book includes sage advice on how to establish your career and set up a speaking business. You will find suggestions on how to create your program. She teaches you how to build your connections using social media. Her light and lively stories about the pitfalls of speaking will serve to encourage you and assure you that you can get through some really crazy situations and live to tell about it, or even write about it.
This book is a must have for anyone just launching a speaking ministry, but will also provide valuable resources for those who have been in the industry for years. It is a tool kit that you will open and use time and time again.
CLASS Founder, Florence Littauer had this to say about Kathy’s book, “Whether you are a new speaker, just starting out, or someone that has been speaking for years, I encourage you to take advantage of Kathy’s wisdom and experience. You won’t be sorry.”
So don’t wait. Give yourself a head start, or a jump start. Get a copy of Speaker to Speaker and keep it handy. If God has called you, given you a message to share, make the effort to do it in a manner that glorifies Him.
Kathy Carlton Willis is a shining example of God’s love and light. A natural encourager and trainer she has coached many speakers and writers in her role as a platform consultant. With over a thousand published articles she is the author of Grin with Grace. Kathy serves on the teaching faculty of CLASSEMINARS, Inc. She and her husband Russ live in Tyler, TX.
To get more information about Kathy’s ministry, or to order Speaker to Speaker visit www.kathycarltonwillis.com.