I was recently asked by a prospective client and local entrepreneur for advice on building her credentials as a professional speaker. After sharing my advice with her on a call, I realized it might be helpful for others to share my thoughts on how to build yourself up as an influencer and speaker. In this article, I will cover the industry influencer roadmap.
While still in school, I came up with the foundation for my personal mission statement: educate, connect and entertain. That mission has proven to be an invaluable framework for my evolving reputation as a digital marketing expert, entrepreneur, influencer, writer and speaker. If it works for me, it can work for you, so let’s dive into the first two of three core components of my mission as a framework for building your reputation and visibility as an influencer and speaker. Educate (Yourself and Others) and Connect (Build Your Network and Give Back).