Running a successful enterprise requires entrepreneurs to have and use the best tools available.It is important for keynote speakers to select tools that will help in specific areas and increase their success.
There are many tasks a keynote speaker will need to accomplish to ensure their message gets to their audience and works to grow their audience and their work and earn them a higher income which goes on to continue supporting their work.
The most important tool for any content creator is a smartphone. A dependable high quality smartphone made to ensure security and longevity. This becomes any content creator’s connection to their work and their audience.
Having a membership with the National Speakers Association is a great investment to make because it brings the speaker resources on the art and business of speaking and connects them with great people, with whom they can share ideas.
A successful speaker uses Trello, an app that allows them to manage their projects. It has features that all the content creators successfully manage their projects, with boards and lists. Users can create cards that they assign tasks to help them track the stages of the projects. Trello can be integrated to work with Google Drive, Slack and Jira, linking work from different applications and keeping the content creator on top of their tasks.
Google Calendar is an essential tool for a successful speaker. It helps them keep track of their events, allowing them to remain organized, create a balanced lifestyle and set up reminders for any upcoming events.
It’s better for a content creator to hire independent contractors to take care of tasks such as creating a website or web app which showcase their work and content. They can also hire freelancers to copy write content and any artwork. Upwork is a great platform to find independent contractors for any project, without having to experience the overhead that goes into running a company.This allows the content creator to focus on their work.
Any content creator understands the importance of using social media platforms to get their work in front of many people. Buffer is an application that makes it easier to post content across multiple social media groups, it takes away the idea of having to post the same content across five accounts. Using Buffer saves time.
For payment processing the content creator has many options, one of the best is Bonsai. This application automates everyday processes such as working hours, emails, collecting payments, invoicing, contracts and proposals.
Presentations are a focal point of any content creator’s work and Canva is a tool that allows the designing and presentation of beautiful presentations. Grammarly is an extremely important tool to ensure the content is proofread and free of any typos.
Using a speaker note will help the speaker find many speaking opportunities. Once an account and profile is created with the platform, the speaker is invited to different events growing their reach, audience and earnings. Inspiration strikes at any time, the speaker can use Evernote, to record and track their new ideas.
An app like Tripit, will help make sure the speaker is alerted on any flight delays and is often faster than the notice at the airports. A Youtube Channel is one of the best investments to make, firstly it’s like having their very own television show, it’s free, direct contact with fans and earns money through views which help the speaker continue their work.
These are some of the most important tools a keynote speaker must have to enjoy their work and be successful at it.