Becoming A Paid Public Speaker

How to Earn an Income Doing Public Speaking & Workshops

Taught by World-Renowned Speaker & Psychotherapy Trainer, Bill O'Hanlon

For those of us who have the privilege to work as counselors, coaches, psychotherapists, and/or other change work professionals, getting to hold space with people in ways that allows them to make find positive growth can be a source of great fulfillment. But so many helping professionals also desire to find ways to have other outlets for our passions and expertise. The drive to these alternative outlets could come from a desire for different creative expression, a wish for additional sources of income outside of our therapy work, or simply wanting to have impact beyond the traditional spaces where we work.

In this search for new outlets, helping professional often consider ideas such as book writing, podcasting, social media curation, etc. However, easily one of the best avenues to explore for income potential, simplicity in the startup process, and for expanding your platform, is paid public speaking/presenting.

Even though some helping professionals find the idea intimidating at first, building a career as a public speaker and workshop leader can have both such great impact and can provide a significant source of personal revenue. Even if you have another passion like podcasting or book writing, public speaking can grow your audience and/or became a way to earn income with the audience you have.

Bill O’Hanlon was initially terrified of the idea of doing professional presentations. But he had a deep drive to change how the world saw psychotherapy and personal growth, so he learned how to challenge his fears and has ended up delivering thousands of presentations across the world, all while creating an unbelievable income for himself in the process.

In this premium course*, Bill has taken everything he has learned over his decades as a highly in demand paid speaker and mental health trainer, and he has distilled it into this complete master-class for those who are wanting to begin or grow their careers as paid public speakers.

In this course*, Bill will share with you:

  • Bill's personal story of becoming a successful paid public speaker and workshop presenter.
  • An included e-book copy of Bill's book; Becoming a Paid Speaker.
  • Guidance on how to focus your topic, define your audience, and clarify your desired outcome, and then bringing it all together in the outlining process for your growth as a public speaker.
  • A walkthrough of the starting process of paid presenting; including essentials for speakers and big mistakes to avoid.
  • Thoughts in creating your slides, as well as how to effectively incorporate media (audio/video) into your presentations.
  • Coaching on how to overcome fears related to public speaking and presenting.
  • Bill's tips on mastering the technology side of presenting, including microphones, amplifiers, creating handouts, and more.
  • Guidance on how to market yourself as a speaker and workshop presenter.
  • Insider secrets on how to get hired as a speaker for conferences and other organizations
  • Building skills as a speaker, including effective use of storytelling.
  • Managing the business side of speaking/presenting
  • Practical templates of speaker contracts, speaker sheets (in getting hired), and more.
  • Suggestions for online platforms for live speaking and creating courses.
  • Included Bonus recordings of previous coaching calls Bill had with past students to launch their how successful paid public speaking careers.
  • Other guides, templates, and expert interviews, all with a lifetime access.
And know that you can buy this course without any risk. We have a full refund policy for anyone who decides they do not want to keep the course within 14-days of purchase.
*This course does not offer continuing education (CE) hours

Your Instructor

Bill O'Hanlon, MS
Bill O'Hanlon, MS

William "Bill" O'Hanlon is a world renowned leader in the fields of brief psychotherapy and clinical hypnosis. Bill is the author of 40 books and has delivered over 3,700 talks around the world, and teaches others how to write and publish their own books and how to become paid public speakers. Bill is the co-founder of the Solution-Oriented Approach, a therapeutic method that focuses on identifying unrealized possibilities while acknowledging emotional and contextual issues. During graduate school, Bill studied with the eccentric and creative psychiatrist Milton Erickson (he was Dr. Erickson's only work/study student), he later became a major teacher/translator of Dr. Erickson's approaches to clinical hypnosis and change. More on Bill can be found at

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
We encourage you to get started with the process when it suites your schedule. But as the course is completely automated, you are free to complete the course at your own pace and to take as long as you would like, as you have a lifetime access to all of the course material to complete the material at your leisure.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us within 14 days days of your purchase and we will give you a full refund.
Does this course offer continuing education (CE) credit?
Unfortunately, the material covered in this course does not meet criteria for continuing education (CE) approval for behavioral health professions. But do check out some of our other offerings with PsychMaven for clinical courses that can award continuing education hours on completion.

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