Friend or Speaker
Someone asked me recently how I get the line-up of speakers I get for some of our leadership events. The answer is pretty simple: I am not looking for a speaker – I am looking for a friend! Speakers can speak anywhere, but friends are selective! The truth is I can ask anyone to speak. But I don’t just want anyone. I want someone that I trust, value and believe will bring the very best to whatever event we are doing.
How do you start this friendship? You call. Not rocket science.
CAUTION: Don’t take advantage of your friends either! Respect their time/schedule. Pay them what they deserve.