Episode 100: The Elements of a Speaker One Sheet

Aug 8, 2022

Do you think of your one sheet as a sales tool? I know, even though we don't love the word “sales,” it IS a sales tool to get your foot in the door with an event planner. Keep listening to find out what to put on your one sheet (and some no-no's!).
 
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“Why are you the person for this specific group? What makes you special? And I know you're special! But you have to showcase WHY you're special.” – Mary R. Snyder.
 
In today's episode, we discuss what to include in your one sheet if you want to get booked.
 
Highlights from today's episode include:
  • Your one sheet (1:45)
  • Name versus tagline (2:29)
  • Choosing a font (3:04)
  • More about your tagline (3:33)
  • Headshots (4:05)
  • About you: what you have to offer (5:00)
  • Your message (7:24)
  • What event planners look for in speakers (8:54)
  • The power of social proof (10:19)
  • What people forget to mention (12:53)
  • A review (14:11)
Remember to think of your one sheet as a highlight reel. Don't rush it! Take your time to ensure it's more about you and what you bring to the table.
 
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1 Comment

  1. Cherie Zack

    So good, Mary! Our missions director just talked about this in our Fundraising meeting yesterday. He encouraged us to created a “One Sheet” to give to Pastor’s wives and WM’s leaders. I started looking for examples last night and couldn’t find any. Then this morning and I open my inbox and there is your email. Talk about Fast! The Lord answered this prayer quicker than I could get it all the way out!! :0)