Become a professional speaker

Amy Ruddell just happens to be one of my favourite people and agreed to chat with me about how to become a professional speaker.

I’ve had the pleasure of speaking at some of Amy’s conferences including BA*World/Project World an The Administrative Professionals Conference of Canada.

Not only are these events informative, but Amy knows how to bring the FUN!

We talked about:

  • How to reframe your nerves if you’re a first time speaker.
  • What Amy looks for when she chooses speakers for her events.
  • How to “up level” your speaking skills if you want to be a keynote speaker
  • and much, much more (including Amy’s recorder solo!).

 For more information about Amy Ruddell, you can reach her at

What did you enjoy most about this chat with Amy?

Did you have any specific “ahas” or takeaways?

Inquiring minds wanna know!

About Leslie Hughes

Leslie Hughes is a LinkedIn Optimization Specialist, Professor of Social Media, Corporate Trainer, Principal of PUNCH!media and author of “CREATE. CONNECT. CONVERT” Leslie was called a "Social Media Guru" by CBC Radio and was featured on CTV’s “The Social” discussing how to manage your digital identity. Leslie has been working in digital marketing since 1997 and founded PUNCH!media in 2009. PUNCH!media clients include Investment Planning Counsel, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and TVO. PUNCH!media's goal is to empower through education and help executives gain confidence in their online presence so you convert higher-paying clients.

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