See Behind the Scenes of my Speaking Business

A 2 day workshop where Vinh will share all his strategies with those who are serious about building a keynote speaking career. Content, delivery techniques to the business of speaking. Vinh will share it all. 

Message from Vinh:

I believe that a speaker is someone who has immense responsibility, every time you walk on stage you have the opportunity to impact the lives of hundreds and thousands of people. It is an absolute privilege to be up on stage and to be in that position of influence. I want to be clear about one thing, speaking isn't for everyone it's a tough career path, behind all the pictures of airports and hotel rooms it's not glamorous at all. 

You spend a lot of time away from your friends and family. If you don't have a message that you believe in, and a message that you want to share with the world. Speaking is just not for you. Speaking is a calling. Please don't misunderstand me, I am not trying to get all #hippy on you right now but it's just the truth. So many people get into this speaking game and just fizzle after 12 months, without a strong sense of duty, purpose, passion and self discipline chances are you won't make it.

I know what you are thinking..

"Far out Vinh, that's hell morbid. Stop being a negative Nancy!"

This is the ugly truth, it's one of the toughest industries to build a career.  

Having said all of the above, being able to go up on stage to inspire, motivate and share wonderful lessons with people from all over the world has been something that has changed my life. I have never felt such a strong sense of fulfilment and happiness in my life ever before. I've had decent success in my life with the businesses that I've built but nothing has really filled that gap inside, I've never felt this much joy before. Now here's the kicker, not only have I experienced immense personal growth, I have never had this much financial growth before in my life either! There's a beautiful quote I've read multiple times in many books;

"People often think that when we become successful, we will be happy. This mindset is wrong. When we become happy, we will become successful."

I remember as an entrepreneur working 14-16 hour days and doing 7 days a week! I was putting the hours in and the growth in my businesses were great but nothing like the growth I am experiencing now. This is the power of focusing and going all chips in on your strengths. 

 

I know you are here because you are interested in speaking. There's a few things that I believe that are important to talk about right off the bat. 

"Speaking isn't for everyone."

In the speaking industry, we are lacking one thing - self awareness. There are some people who have have a strong enough vision and message and then there are those that just want to get into speaking for the financial reasons. If you just want to get into speaking for the money, you won't make it. This is a marathon, not a race. You won't last. 

I've dreamed about being a speaker for many years now, it's been a burning desire for me for a long time now. I just knew that there was nothing else out there I wanted more badly than this. Being part magician, I am highly obsessive, so before I started my journey as a speaker I purchased over 50 books on the world of speaking. You name it, books on; 

  • The business of speaking
  • Delivery techniques
  • Content
  • Structure
  • Stage performance
  • Connection
  • Rapport
  • Marketing

I am not a best selling author, or a businessman worth hundreds of millions, I am just Vinh Giang. I used to think that I had to be this incredible individual to build a successful keynote speaking business. I was wrong. You just need to understand how the industry works and you need to have a strategy to navigate through it. I can tell you now that unless you have a story, message or big idea that you completely believe in with absolute conviction it just won't work. Speaking to me is a calling, it's something that comes from within, at the risk of sounding #hippy, I've found it to be true. I see so many speakers come and go because the desire and passion just isn't there. 

Speaking was the answer for me, it gave me something that I never had before in my life. It gave me fulfilment. Every time I am on stage sharing my story and the lessons that I know will help improve the lives of others it did something for me that I've never experienced before. I experienced immense fulfilment! The emails that I get, the beautiful messages on social media. I wake up every morning and the first thing I want to do is to check my inbox to read the beautiful these wonderful messages. One of my core values in life is

"If you live for others, others will live for you."

I just made a video on social media about it;

I have never felt more motivated and driven in my life than I do right now. 

I am not a sales person, I am not here to sell you this workshop. If this is right for you then join me, if not thanks for your time all the same. 

I've started to get many enquiries to coach speakers one on one and unfortunately I just don't have enough time, I am currently aggressively building my speaking business in the US. So I've decided to create a workshop to share everything I've learnt in the last 3 years with everyone. I have no reason to hold back anything, I will be open about my entire speaking business. My workshop this September is already full and I will be putting on another workshop on November the 18th - 20th 2016. This workshop will be held in Melbourne for those who are interested, please register below. 

REGISTER INTEREST

What I will send you via email;
1. A mini communication skills course
2. Share with you the basics in the keynote speaking business
3. My assistant Andrea will set up a time for us to have a chat over Skype and I will happily answer any questions you may have about the workshop.

4. My full keynote
*The reason I want to send these emails is to make sure once we all meet for the workshop, we are all on the same page and we've all built a strong foundation. This ensures we can move at a good pace and cover the good stuff! 

Name *
Name

Workshop Details Below

Workshop Outline:

1. Understand and learn how to play with the players in the industry;

  • Speaker Bureaus,
  • PCO's
  • Managers
  • Association managers

Most speakers don't understand how to properly approach each of these critical players above, in order to build a successful speaking career you will need to have a deep understanding of how to work together with them as a team.

2. Learn the underlying structure for a keynote that sells, being a keynote speaker is similar to being a singer. No singer gets paid thousands of dollars to go on stage to sing a song they just wrote last week, the same goes for speakers. A speaker that has 100 different talks never enters this game professionally, they will do the odd talk here and there but never full time. You need to learn how to write the 1 hour song that is going to be a top hit, there's a structure that will help you. 

  • Signature keynote skeleton
  • The Art of Storytelling and how to uncover stories from your own life
  • The Art of Demonstration (Vinh's X-Factor that anyone can learn)
  • How to choose your Topic/ Big Idea? We'll teach you the brain storming strategy

The reason why most people fail in this space is not because they don't have the right ingredients, it's because they have the wrong recipe. 

3. Make no mistake, once you decide to become a speaker you are making the decision to become a performer. Most people who teach presentation have learnt it from the world of business, Vinh will be teaching you delivery techniques from the world of theatre. When you are up on stage and speaking you are in performance mode not reporting mode, Vinh will teach you the art of showmanship that all magicians have to learn before they become world class. Register below and Vinh will send you his full keynote so you can see for yourself if the proof is in the pudding. 

  • Foundations in Communication (Theatre based foundations) 
  • How to use the stage properly
  • Body language
  • How to build stronger connection and rapport with the audience and make them love you
  • Strategic methods to build confidence and control nerves

4. Learn the Business behind Keynote Speaking. This is an incredible business that not only brings fulfilment and a strong sense of purpose. It is also very financially rewarding as well if you build the right systems. Many people in the industry treat their speaking as a hobby and not a business, for those who want to take their speaking seriously it's an amazing business!

  • 15 Lead Generation techniques
  • Personal Branding
  • DIY Website Management (stop relying on annoying web designers, the technology is here for you to DIY)
  • Email capturing system
  • Create systems to automate mundane tasks
  • How to set fees
  • Social Media 
  • How to use video to attract more gigs
  • How to be more engaging on camera

When I started out as a speaker, I went to all the wrong association meetings and then had to unlearn the old marketing techniques and lessons that they taught. This industry is severely behind and is in deep need of disruption. 

5. Deep dive into strategy. Vinh hasn't retired as a speaker, he is at his prime and his speaking career is growing leaps and bounds globally. Unlike other workshops where you are learning from a speaker who 'used to speak', you will be learning from someone who's career is sky rocketing now. You will be learning the latest techniques that a successful speaker is implementing on a weekly basis. A Q&A session with Vinh is one of the most valuable things at this workshop, he will share with you how he was able to get the attention of the top speaking bureaus in the US and Asia. 

Vinh will not hold anything back in this session, what ever you want to learn Vinh will open his speaking business up and show you. 

 

The cost is $5,000 per person. 
*I am upping the fee as of 2017, because of demand and time constraints, please keep this fee to yourself. 
*This course is only for those who are  serious about building their speaking career, if you decide to join me on the workshop and you don't feel like you've received enough value. I will refund you the full fee. 
*You will need to cover your own travel and accomodation.

 

Why do this workshop with me and not someone else?

Because you will be learning from someone who is doing what he is saying, and in the ring fighting each and everyday. I am not someone who makes his money from teaching people how to speak, I actually make my money from speaking and this was the biggest lesson I learn when I started. I spent over $20,000 with a speaker from the UK and learnt nothing about how to pragmatically build a speaking business. I love a quote from Theodore Roosevelt I want to share with you;

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. "

Excerpt from the speech "Citizenship In A Republic" delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910.

I only dare teach what I know because I'm in the battle as we speak. I hope we'll have the opportunity to meet and work together. 

Register Interest

What I will send you via email;
1. A mini communication skills course
2. Share with you the basics in the keynote speaking business
3. My assistant Andrea will set up a time for us to have a chat over Skype and I will happily answer any questions you may have about the workshop.

4. My full keynote
*The reason I want to send these emails is to make sure once we all meet for the workshop, we are all on the same page and we've all built a strong foundation. This ensures we can move at a good pace and cover the good stuff! 

Name *
Name

In the mean time lets connect on social media and you can join me on my keynote speaking journey there http://www.facebook.com/askvinh

Ps. Looking forward to meeting you one day in a workshop!