Midlife Celebration And The Art Of Motivational Speaking Gig Fees

Heck no, I don’t mind a bit; mowing, trimming & raking for free, I’d be honored.


Have to share this funny bit from Kelly Swanson, a LinkedIn connection and kindred motivational speaker:

“Don’t you love it (insert sarcasm here) when you get “invited” to speak for free and told what an honor it is that they chose you. I’m going to try that approach with my plumber Frank.

Dear Frank, This letter is to congratulate you and inform you that you have been unanimously selected to come over and fix my leak. We really respect your work and are pleased to offer you this opportunity to be our guest. We’re sure you’ll appreciate the exposure. Please let me know what date you are available at your earliest convenience so we can get you on our calendar.”

Thank you Kelly for reminding midlife entrepreneurs to stay focused.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.