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Heidi Thorne Publishes Book on Public Speaking to Get Business


Public Speaking to Get Business by Heidi Thorne
Dr. Heidi Thorne, MBA/DBA, has published a book on public speaking for small businesses titled, Public Speaking to Get Business for Solopreneurs and Self-Employed Consultants, available on Amazon in both print and Kindle eBook editions.

“I was frustrated with most of the books on public speaking I read. They only talked about how to be a better speaker, not how to get or manage speaking gigs. That’s the toughest part! So that’s what motivated me to compile some of the tips and strategies I used over the years to get on stages to showcase my expertise and help get sales leads,” says Dr. Thorne.

Some of the topics covered in the book include:

  • Who hires public speakers?
  • Why you don’t want to be a “professional” speaker.
  • What should you talk about?
  • Does public speaking help you sell books? And can your book help you get speaking gigs?
  • How many sales leads can you really get from public speaking?
  • How to evaluate public speaking opportunities.
  • Dealing with unwanted post-presentation consultation requests.
  • 20 questions to ask your event host or organizer.

For more information or to purchase the book, visit the product page on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073DTYJSG  Members of the press can contact Dr. Thorne for interviews, by visiting heidithorne.com/press-heidi-thorne. Or to find out how to hire Dr. Thorne for speaking engagements, visit heidithorne.com/business-speaker-heidithorne.


Heidi Thorne Publishes Udemy Course on Public Speaking


Author and nonfiction book editor, Dr. Heidi Thorne, MBA/DBA, has launched a course on the Udemy learning platform titled: Using Public Speaking to Get Sales.

Public Speaking Course by Heidi Thorne

This course is designed for self-employed consultants, coaches, and small business owners who want to build and market their businesses through public speaking. Topics covered include:

  • Identifying public speaking opportunities.
  • Developing a signature talk.
  • Ways to improve chances of getting sales leads from speaking events.
  • Avoiding the speaking event traps that waste time, talent, and money.

“The toughest thing about public speaking often isn’t public speaking,” says Dr. Thorne. “Usually the toughest thing is getting the opportunity to speak to a group, or even knowing where to look for these opportunities! So in this course, I’ve shared my experience of using public speaking as a marketing tool for a solopreneur business.”

The course is now open for registrations at https://www.udemy.com/public-speaking-to-get-sales/

Dr. Heidi Thorne is the author of over 20 self published print books and eBooks on the topics of business, self publishing, and marketing. She was a trade newspaper editor for over 15 years and she has over 25 years of combined experience in sales, marketing, and advertising. To learn more about Dr. Thorne, visit www.HeidiThorne.com.