Building a Speaker Portfolio: Showcasing Your Expertise

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“…Make sure your portfolio is filled with examples of your absolute best work.” – Mike Fallat

Hey there, fellow hustlers and speakers! Today, we’re diving deep into the world of showcasing your expertise through building a killer speaker portfolio. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned pro looking to level up, having a polished portfolio can make all the difference in landing those speaking gigs that you’ve been dreaming about. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and get into it!

1. Craft Your Narrative:

Your speaker portfolio isn’t just a collection of your past talks—it’s your story, your brand, your essence packaged into a neat little digital (or physical) package. Think about what sets you apart from the sea of other speakers out there. What’s your unique angle? What experiences or expertise do you bring to the table? Craft a compelling narrative that showcases who you are and what you can offer to your audience.

2. Highlight Your Best Work:

Quality over quantity, my friends. Instead of bombarding potential clients with every speaking engagement you’ve ever had, cherry-pick the ones that best highlight your expertise and captivate your audience. Whether it’s a TEDx talk that went viral or a keynote speech that left jaws on the floor, make sure your portfolio is filled with examples of your absolute best work.

3. Diversify Your Content:

Variety is the spice of life, and the same goes for your speaker portfolio. Don’t just stick to videos of your talks—include testimonials from satisfied clients, written articles or blog posts showcasing your thought leadership, and any other relevant content that helps paint a complete picture of who you are and what you bring to the table.

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4. Make It Visually Appealing:

We live in a visual world, my friends, so don’t skimp on the aesthetics when it comes to your speaker portfolio. Invest in professional photography and videography to ensure that your visuals are top-notch. Use clean, eye-catching design elements that reflect your personal brand and make it easy for potential clients to navigate your portfolio.

5. Keep It Updated:

Your speaker portfolio is a living, breathing entity—it should evolve and grow along with you. Make sure to regularly update it with your latest speaking engagements, testimonials, and any other relevant content. Keeping your portfolio fresh and up-to-date shows potential clients that you’re actively engaged and always striving to improve.


Remember, your speaker portfolio is often the first impression that potential clients will have of you, so make it count! Put in the time and effort to create a portfolio that truly reflects who you are as a speaker and showcases your expertise in the best possible light. With a killer portfolio in hand, the sky’s the limit for your speaking career. So go forth, fellow speakers, and conquer the stage!

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About Mike Fallat

Mike Fallat, aka The BookMan, is the owner of Dreamstarters Publishing and the Million Dollar Book Agency. They have helped 300+ entrepreneurs become bestselling authors. His goal is to help 1,000 entrepreneurs publish books and teach them how to use their books as a gateway to generating 7-figures.

Dreamstarters Publishing offers ghostwriting, cover design, and everything that is required to take an idea to a finished book (kindle, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook).

The Million Dollar Book Agency is the ultimate marketing CRM system for author-preneurs. Services include automated funnels, lead generation campaigns, book fulfillment, podcast management, press releases, virtual assistants, course development, and more.

Mike also hosts a podcast known as Million Dollar Stories and runs a membership-based site known as Million Dollar Circle. In addition to owning the book business, he invests in self storage real estate.

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