Do you want to become a better speaker and get more speaking opportunities? Follow this tip: have a canned speech ready to go at a moment’s notice.
At some point you will be at a conference, convention, or a meeting and it is inevitable that a speaker does not show up and the organizer would be looking around nervously wondering what they are going to do. At this moment, you can simply go up to them and tell them that you have a presentation prepared on whatever topic is related to your niche and that you can keep their audience occupied for however long they need the space to be occupied for. I can guarantee you, the meeting organizer will appreciate you. They may not take up your offer, but if you do end up giving a speech on a moment’s notice the meeting organizer and the audience will be left extremely impressed.
So have a presentation ready at all times and hop onto any speaking opportunity because great speakers speak and they speak a lot.