News and Trends You Need to Know in the Industry of Professional Speaking

The public speaking and professional speaking industry is alive and well! Venues are opening around the U.S. and in other countries around the globe.

Speakers are getting paid for their presentations in whatever format is desired by the event organizer. Virtual live, in-person live and a combination of both, known as hybrid events, have turned hiring speakers into a frenzy.

Speaking business expert and host of the Make Money Speaking Club on Clubhouse, Lois Creamer, sums it up perfectly when she says, “The speaking industry is a lot like the Wild West right now.”

In this post we will provide weekly updates for how the speaking industry is evolving in the post-pandemic period of 2021.

Trends and alerts will be listed by date as they were discussed on Monday’s Make Money Speaking club on Clubhouse. But, when we hear something happening in the speaking business that has not been addressed in MMS, we will post it here too and cite our source.

If you know or hear about a new industry-specific trend or status, please let us know so that we can post it here for you if you wish the comment to be anonymous. Otherwise, feel free to add your comment at the end of the post.

As Discussed on Make Money Speaking Clubhouse July 19, 2021

  • The overall mood of conducting and presenting at in-person events was defined as “Cautious Optimism”
  • Many national association meetings are delaying their in-person meetings until first quarter 2022
  • State level associations are a great place to get speaking gigs right now.
  • Slow for national level, and picking up for corporate
  • Buyers are looking for a specific area of expertise that fits theirs, don’t be confusing
  • The speaking industry is a lot like the wild west right now. We have to figure it out, and that will happen from experience when things go wrong.