Whether you speak for a living or you are the CEO of a global real estate company or you’re a lawyer, doctor, fireperson follow Connie Podesta, CSP, CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame’s model for financial success:
- Be GREAT at what you do.
Your customer base and audience expect you to be good. Excelling at your wheelhouse of talents might illicit a “duh” from you. But, how are you maintaining and growing in your expertise?
- Be able to sell what you do.
You can be the best lawyer, CEO, dentist, entrepreneur; but, if you can’t sell your presence, product and service, we won’t buy from you. We can sniff your gravitas level.
- Be astute with your business.
Heard of cash flow? Taxes? Retirement? Savings? Company growth? The final piece of your triangle centers on how you manage your wealth. Seek legal and financial advice. You work too hard to be surprised by your balance statement. If I meet a client for a drink or coffee I’ve been known to say, “I’d rather be beveraged than leveraged.” Ok – that was corny but go with me there….
Thank you to Connie for sharing these three steps for financial success. Connie Podesta, part of a panel of Hall of Fame speakers, gave our group of National Speakers Association – North Texas members this advice as her parting comment.
Karen Cortell Reisman, M.S., author of 3 books and President of Speak For Yourself®, works with organizations on how to communicate to make more money. It’s all in how you speak for yourself. Read more at www.SpeakForYourself.com/blog/