Expanding Your Business Through the Power of Speaking

Expanding Your Business Through the Power of Speaking

Posted by Danny Brassell on May 31st 2023

In today's fast-paced and highly competitive business landscape, effective communication plays a pivotal role in the success and growth of any enterprise.

Whether you are a StartUp, SME or Solo-preneur, speaking is one of the most time- and cost-effective ways to grow your business. It allows you to connect with potential customers and clients, establish yourself as a thought leader in your industry and create brand awareness and visibility.

Shakespeare wrote that “all the world is a stage.” When crafted properly, a powerful presentation should move your audience to “take the next step,” whether that is to purchase your product, donate to your cause or invest in your idea.

The way you do that is by actually serving your audience rather than always try to sell.

To begin with, when it comes to expanding your business, establishing trust is paramount. Speaking engagements – whether you are speaking virtually or in-person, at a conference or seminar, as the primary speaker or part of a discussion panel – provide a unique opportunity to directly connect with your target audience. Connection is key!

Speaking provides you with the opportunity to express your ideas, share your passion and communicate your expertise, all of which help to build trust and authenticity. And unlike written content, speaking allows for immediate feedback and interaction – enabling you to address concerns, clarify doubts and engage with potential clients or partners on a deeper level.

The human touch and the ability to convey emotions through vocal inflections and body language create a sense of transparency and credibility, enhancing your business's reputation and attracting more customers. Establishing trust is essential in building relationships with potential clients. And by actually helping your audience, you won’t feel like you have to take a shower afterwards, like you do with too many slick salesy speakers!

Another significant advantage of using speaking as a business expansion strategy is the ability to showcase your expertise and differentiate yourself from competitors. By speaking on a specific topic within your industry, you demonstrate your in-depth knowledge, experience and problem-solving abilities. This positions you as an authority and a go-to resource, attracting potential clients who seek expert guidance.

Speaking engagements allow you to share case studies, success stories and industry insights, proving your competency and the value you bring to the table. When performed properly, this expert positioning helps you stand out from the competition and gain a competitive edge, as potential customers are more likely to trust and choose a business that can effectively communicate its expertise.

Finally, speaking engagements offer a unique opportunity to create brand awareness and increase visibility for your business. When you speak at conferences, on webinars or even on podcasts, you gain exposure to a targeted audience interested in your field. By delivering a compelling and informative presentation, you not only capture the attention of attendees but also leave a lasting impression of your brand.

The exposure generated through speaking engagements can lead to increased media coverage, social media mentions and coveted word-of-mouth referrals. Moreover, sharing recordings or transcripts of your presentations online can extend the reach of your message, attracting a wider audience and enhancing your business's online presence – essential for today’s growing tech-savvy clientele.

If you made it to the end of this blog, congratulations. You are exceptional.

While somewhat effective, there is no faster way to build your business than through speaking. By crafting a powerful presentation that you can use in front of large groups or small ones, in-person or virtually with your ideal audience, you have an opportunity to greatly expand your business.

More importantly – as a leader – you can serve your ideal clients and address their needs.

A highly-sought after speaker, trainer and coach known as “Jim Carrey with a Ph.D.,” Dr. Danny Brassell (www.DannyBrassell.com) has spoken to over 3,500 audiences worldwide and authored 16 books, including his latest, Leadership Begins with Motivation. He helps entrepreneurs, executives and small business owners boost their business and impact by improving their communication skills. Click here for a 3-min video clip he filmed for you