public speaking advice

How to Get Paid for Speaking … by solving problems

Follow your dream…. Sheryl Roush addresses WHO will PAY you to speak/train/consult?  Tips for finding the match!

Live Virtual Workshop conducted by Sheryl Roush, January 2, 2021.

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Email for the 1/2/2021 Handout –

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Speaker Introductions – A Simple Format

In submitting my “Speaker Introduction” for a paid engagement next week, the meeting planner replied with: “Would you like us to mention your name prior to starting with your written portion?”

(Sharing techniques from my
Speak and Market Like A Pro™ system) I politely replied:
NO, on saying my name first…
Here’s my Logic:
There are STAGES in the format for Speaker Introduction…
1) Establishing relevance and engagement within the first 7 seconds
as my Introduction does by ASKING three QUESTIONS of the AUDIENCE.

2) Then offering the answers to the WIIFM?… and an overview of the session.
The WHAT they are going to LEARN (and be able to USE).

3) Followed by giving the Speaker CREDIBILITY.
The WHY they should listen to her (what makes her an EXPERT).

4) Then the SUBTITLE (a benefit statement or “HOW TO”
and TITLE of the presentation LAST.

This creates excitement, warms up the audience, announces the expectations, and sets the tone for the Speaker.
For a HANDOUT PDF on this, email:
Subject Line: Speaker Introduction PDF

Feb 27, 2016 “How to Become An Accredited Speaker” Online Presentation


AS LOGO B1b-Large

How to Become An Accredited Speaker, the professional speaking designation awarded by Toastmasters International, earned by only 67 since 1981, in a current membership of 323,000 members in 134 countries.

Learn how to EARN this designation, and tips for passing the 2-level stringent qualification and judging process.

Attend this special online presentation via GoToMeeting, hosted by Aletta Brune Rochat, DTM, IPDG, District 74 Toastmasters, serving members in South Africa.

Saturday, February 27, 2016, from 5:45-7:00pm South Africa Standard Time, which is 8:00-9:00am Pacific Standard Time.

Join from your computer, tablet or smartphone,

Call in from the United States +1 (224) 501-3412

Email ahead of time for HANDOUTS,

This session will be recorded and archived.

SherylRoush-portraitSheryl Roush, DTM, PDG, Accredited Speaker is the presenter. She was the 28th overall, 6th female, and youngest, to earn the designation at the Toastmasters International Annual Convention held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in August 1993.  She is also the author of the Heart of a Toastmaster book, 2014 Best Anthology from the International Book Awards. As CEO of Sparkle Presentations, Inc., based in San Diego, California, Sheryl mentors Toastmaster members seeking to earn the AS, and professionally coaches individuals and organizations to Speak And Market Like A Pro™

Accredited Speaker Program 27 Feb 2016

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