But of course, this process begs the subsequent question: Are you, or will you be, ready to put yourself out there as an expert/one who knows a certain subject well enough to teach it?
The answer must be a resounding yes. Whether or not you consider yourself an "expert," or a fascinating public speaker, or some other kind of special person anyone would like to learn from is beside the point. You must do it! Or at least most of us must do it--some lucky B-words don't have to and still find amazing success. But whatever.
Here are some examples of authors who have built successful author platforms in part because of great presentations:
- Elana Johnson's Killer Query Workshops - Elana is amazing when it comes to queries and everyone who has ever met her knows it. She is pretty much the query guru on the west coast and is constantly being asked to teach her query class at various events.
- Dan Well's Story Structure Presentation - This series of presentations on story structure has gone viral and its all because how incredibly helpful it is to authors.
- J. Scott Savage's Tour Schedule - This guy is an animal when it comes to school visits. He knows his audience and has found great success in presenting to them directly.
Got any ideas for me? Any for yourself that I can steal?