The other day I shared 8 ways to get more speaking gigs. In that post I promised that I'd go into more detail about where to look to identify event producers/hosts and offer to speak.
As I talk with my private clients and colleagues, many tell me that they'd like to get on more stages and get their message out, but they don't know where to start.
Today, I'm sharing 15 sites that you can use to begin your research.
Know Your Audience / Know Their Audience
Before you contact hosts/producers, make sure to do your homework. Have a clear understanding of the audience you speak to and connect with shows that serve the same audience. If you think that your message is for everybody, think again. Take time to get clear and you will have amazing results.
Sites for Your Research
Internet Radio Networks and Podcasts
There are a number of different internet radio networks that specialize in talk radio. Here are three that you can check out.
- Blog Talk Radio
- TogiNet Radio
- Contact Talk Radio Network
- RadioGuestList - subscribe and receive radio shows and podcasts looking for guests.
Teleseminar and Webinar Calendars and Directories
There are thousands of experts that host teleseminar and webinar programs. Some are ongoing (the host interviews an expert on a regular basis over the course of the year) and others are in summit/seminar format (the host brings on numerous experts over a few week period.)
- Gails Calendar
- Full Calendar
- Self Growth
- Teleseminar Nation
- Planet Teleclass
- Internet Marketing News Watch
- Free Teleseminar List
In-Person and Online Events
Some sites list both in-person events and online events.
- All Events - Search by community
- Plan Cast - Social network where participants identify all of the events that they are going to.
BONUS: Google+ Hangouts on Air (HOA)
- Live Hangouts - This listing shows you all of the hangouts that are live and broadcasting.
Once You Have Identified Programs, Connect With the Host/Producer
This can be the scary part for many, yet it can also be amazingly effective! When you find a program (radio show, telesummit, etc.) that is a good fit for you and your topic, reach out and offer to be a part of the show!
When you make your contact, share
- how what you have to say will help that person's audience.
- how you will help promote
What Are Your Thoughts?
What sites did I miss? Do you think you could try this approach? Have you tried this approach? What do you think?
until we talk again,
Embrace Your Brilliance and Get Your Message Out!
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