If you haven’t, be sure to read yesterday’s post introducing this series.
My previous post introduced a new series of mentoring posts to coach patients who are good speakers try to make a business out of it. Believe me, it’s not easy; effective speaking skills are only step one. This series will be about how I’ve built a business. It’s not the only way to do it; I’m just sharing what I’ve learned.
Last week I had such a mentoring call with Randi Redmond Oster, a self-described “writer, engineer and mother who is a passionate advocate for patient management reform.” She’d already been out there giving talks for free at public libraries, with strong positive feedback. Only recently did she realize she might get paid for it. She sought out experienced advice, and here we are: We talked on the phone with the agreement that she’d write it up for posting here (and on her site).