Avoid the voodoo advice out there.
Just like in any field, there are many ways to succeed in the speaking business. As a result, you are bound to hear many conflicting pieces of advice from different people out there.
Be very careful.
Listen, if you keep going around taking advice from everyone, you’ll be confused. Do you know why? It’s because what works for one person may not work for you depending on where you are on your journey.
Like the saying goes, a confused mind doesn’t buy anything. In this case, a confused mind will hesitate and take very little action.
Whose Advice Should You Take?
As a rule of thumb, here’s what you need to keep in mind when you are seeking advice:
Seek Out Someone You Can Relate To.
Make sure you can relate in some way to the person whose advice you are taking. You see, most people often forget what it is to start from scratch. They are out of touch with reality.
They forget what it is to be in debt, struggling to pay a mortgage, taking care of kids on a limited budget, or having a family to feed while trying to launch a speaking career.