How to Find the Right Speaking Agent: Ep 381
How to Find the Right Speaking Agent: Ep 381
Jess answers questions raised in the #AmWriting FB group about speaking agents.

Jess here, with detailed answers to the questions raised in the #AmWriting Facebook group about finding, contracting, and working with a speaking agent.

I have tried both going it alone and managing my own speaking career and working with an agent on an exclusive basis. Both paths can work, both require a big investment of time, and both have their own obstacles.

Keep the questions coming in the FB group or by email, and we will keep answering them!

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