If you love coaching or writing, or are an expert or motivator, public speaking could be on your job horizon. Like many other careers, it takes time to develop your skills, business, and supporting revenue streams—and like many other careers this job can offer great rewards! 
Skills may include developing materials which may be based on your interests, expertise, or even humor. Many authors will promote their books at public speaking events. The possibilities are endless for topics and for honing your skills at nonpaid events. 
Sam Baugh, Executive Director for South Coast Development Council steps in as a last minute speaker for the Port Orford Rotary Club #359 meeting. Shown here checking schedules with Rotary Club President Ulli Lau (on the right).
Public speaking can lead to a well-paid career, particularly for keynote or conference speakers, instructors, and storytellers. Some keynote speakers bring in $5,000 per gig, with some politicians or celebrities bringing in significantly more. Tony Robbins, a world-famous motivational speaker received a cool million for a day in 2018! Folks like Mr. Robbins are successful not only because they are engaging, dynamic speakers, but because they have developed their craft into successful businesses. [1,3]
Want a successful public speaking business? Develop a business plan, polish your skills, and think about potential supportive revenue streams which could include: 
--Your brand – what makes you unique, special, and marketable?
--Merchandising opportunities such as books, CDs, clothing, tools, etc.
--Marketing opportunities and ways to develop followers, which may include potential events and customers, information sharing platforms, etc.
--Revenue options beyond just speaking, such as working as a brand advocate/spokesperson, consultant/personal coach, etc. or by developing products such as book, training course, webinar, etc. [1,4]
5 Ways To Make Money As A Speaker(https://medium.com/swlh/5-ways-to-make-money-as-a-speaker-d21d6dba4675)
10 Ways to Become a Paid Speaker(https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/248821)
 How Much Does it Cost to Get Tony Robins to Speak, https://blog.100am.co/how-much-does-it-cost-to-get-tony-robbins-to-speak/
 Make Motivational Speaking Your Career
This BLOG is all about using creative talents to create and support the economy in Oregon. First Blog out of the shute is how film in Oregon helps bring in money and jobs into the state. Business Recruitment, Retention, and Expansion (BRE) comes in many forms and flavors. The entertainment sector is alive and well on the South Coast!