Making the Transition

Sometimes, the first step is the hardest one to take, and that's especially true for professional speaking. If you want to become a doctor or lawyer or other professional, there are tried-and-true paths for you to follow. But the steps you need to take to become a professional speaker are much harder to determine.

This section explores taking that first step in considerable detail. You may think you want to be a pro speaker, but are you sure? Just what is s a professional speaker? How do you learn how to become a platform professional? How do you get licensed and certified? These and other questions are explored in this section.