“Becoming a good public speaker is hard work. There are a lot of elements that you have to keep in mind, a lot of skills to be learned and many ... many hours in front of an audience to become a good speaker.
“What will a horse eat if it befriends the grass?” - Ancient Asian Wisdom
Yes, the pay gap happens for sure when companies or conference organisers/planners are looking to hire speakers (for a talk, training, coaching etc) for their event.
The story goes, there was once a therapist in Hawaii who is said to have cured an entire ward of psychiatric patients considered to be criminally insane, all without seeing a single one of them for therapy.
He was a man that was never destined to be a leader, and King George VI, the current Queen’s father, struggled with speaking from being a young boy. This was made worse by the pressure he experienced and the fear that he felt regarding speaking in public.
When I was 23 years of age I met an amazing wise persona, he was my father in law. He was not very tech savvy. Businesses were still getting use to the idea of computers. Fax and pagers were the in things.
I have been doing what I do with teams and leaders since 1980 and what still gets me out of bed each morning today, is the same as what got me out of bed in 1980.
I love theory and ideas, and I love helping other people understand theory and ideas.