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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Book Review - The Six Figure Speaker

A Proven Blueprint for Success as a Speaker

Cathleen Fillmore has an amazing depth and range of expertise in the field of the speaking industry. "The Six Figure Speaker" provides the reader with a formula for success through interviews, advice, coaching, and business models from top-earning speakers. Fillmore shares stories from her own challenging and exciting career. She relates lessons learned from mistakes made and how to turn an occasional disaster into a profitable lesson.

The book offers valuable help and advice on building and maintaining a prospect data base. Cathleen provides comprehensive information on how to develop a fee structure, as well as a providing a wealth of data on writing and negotiating the best contract. She gives insight into how to establish a pricing strategy and arms the reader with inside knowledge of the industry.

Fillmore includes a formula for revamping your marketing strategies, offers tips on public relations, and ideas for creating and selling products. She coaches the reader with practical suggestions for websites, the importance of referrals, and the changing industry of meeting planning and conventions.

The book is an incredible resource for serious minded speakers at any stage of their career, for established professional speakers, and for those just starting out. Fillmore motivates the reader to move to a new level of effectiveness in thought and action. She challenges the reader to change people's lives by inspiring greatness, and sharing their talents with others.

Cathleen Fillmore has published more than 300 articles and four books. "The Six Figure Speaker" is a crash course on how to make big money as a professional speaker.

Richard R. Blake, Christian Education Consultant, Book Store Owner

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