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Fredrik Haren has delivered 2000+ speeches in 65+ countries on 6 continents.
He speaks in 20-35 countries - per year.

Here he shares - for free - his most valuable insights and experiences
on how you too can build a successful global professional speaking career.

When I was a little kid my father (who was a professional musician) would bring up me on stage to sing a few songs with him. It taught me do dare, stage presence and it gave me the “stage bug”.

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing my own kids (4, 6 and 8) sing infront of 40 professional speakers at the Asia Professional Speakers Singapore’s Christmas Party. (I love how the 4 year old is hesitant to join but then slowly gets closer and closer to the other performers.)

I recently also had a conversation with a man who just retired after a long career in banking and now was ready to start a new career while in his 60s.

Personally I became a professional speaker at the age of 27 and have been doing it now for 25 years. Considering how rewarding and fulfilling I find the job I plan to continue to do professional speaking until I die. (The good thing with the speaking profession that it is one of few jobs where old age will not make it harder for you to build a career – people can keep doing it until they die.)

So to answer the question in the headline: It is never too early and it is never too late.

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What is the best way to be introduced as a speaker? Answer: Do NOT be introduced by the MC.
Instead have one of the previous internal speakers (like the CEO or the CMO etc who has spoken before you) do a REFERENCE to you and your speech in THEIR speech.

That way the audience understands WHY you where selected to speak and why the topic you are speaking on is important to the company you are speaking to.

Because they now heard it from the boss. Not the MC. And not from you.

I just came from the last briefing meeting with Reliance Digital – the largest electronics retailer in India – where, in a few hours, I will speak to 500 of their most important clients.

We have agreed that one of the previous speakers will do a reference to my session and about “creativity” is so important for Reliance. (The theme of their conference is “Beyond”).

So the next time you speak let the MC explain the topic and build you up as a speaker but make sure – if possible – that someone from the top management does a mention to your speech and it’s topic so that the audience feels: “If this is important to the CEO it must be important to me.”

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