For those of you who would like to break into professional public speaking in Singapore, start by following these 4 basic rules.
1) Start Where You Are
Start when you are. Don’t be too adventurous and trying to talk about something you know almost nothing about. If there are people in your area that are interested in hearing what you have to say, then start with them. I started out speaking about education when I was a teacher. I started talking about volunteerism when I became a grassroots volunteer.EventuallyI branched out into many other topics such entreprenuership, service excellence, capability building etc.
2) Pick A Topic That You Want People to Know About
Pick something that you think is important to you. You must really be passionate about the subject and you must be able speak from the heart. Think through the subjects that have had an inordinate impact on you. These are subjects that you would like to share with others because you really, intensely feel that others could benefit from your knowledge.
3) Offer Free Talks or Small Workshops
Start offering speeches on your expertise to people within your circle. Offer them at no charge. There was a basic rule, many years ago that said,“Before you can be paid to speak you have to have given 300 free talks.”Some people say 100 talks and some people say they have given 500 talks, but keep offering free talks on a subject that you really care about and that you’re an expert at.
4) Get Paid to Speak
Once you’ve put enough public speaking tips and techniques to use during your free speeches, you’ll be ready to level up.Eventually, someone will enjoy your speech so much, they will ask you, “How much would you charge to give that talk to the people in my company.”That is the starting point of your career.
About Dr. Elmi Zulkarnain Osman
Dr. Elmi Zulkarnain Osman is a leading motivational speaker in Singapore. His audience affectionally know him as The One Who Inspires Using Humour. As a top motivational keynote speaker, Dr. Elmi works with leading entrepreneurs, companies, governments and event planners for business conferences and conventions held in Singapore & South East Asia. He is also the Founder and CEO of Elemantra Training and Event Consultancy.
Academically, Dr. Elmi Zulkarnain read Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, taking his PhD in Educational Leadership, specialising in Curriculum & Instructional Leadership.
He had also received many awards and recognitions throughout his career in the government service such as the Outstanding Youth in Education Award (OYEA), Anugerah Guru Arif Budiman Award (AGAB), Lenovo Innovation Award, Outstanding Contribution Award for Staff (OCAS), Excellent Service Award (EXSA) – Star and the People’s Association (PA) Merit Award.
If you are really passionate about becoming an engaging and effective Motivational Speaker or a Motivational Facilitator, feel free to contact Dr. Elmi Zulkarnain Osman direct via email at [email protected]
Consultation is absolutely Free of Charge.