One of the questions that’s been coming up for the last 61 years of the Bill Gove Speech Workshop is; Does this speaker look Presidential? In other words, does this speaker look and sound like a speaker a Fortune 500 company would pay $10,000 for a speech? Is someone who carries him or herself like a presidential candidate? This is a broad question that covers everything including dress, makeup, hair, gestures, movement on stage, etc. Sometimes people get upset about this during the workshop because they don’t want to change, and we always tell them the same thing: If all you want to do is speak in the public market, you might be ok. BUT…if you want to speak in the big leagues (Fortune 500) they expect the best. Wearing Hawaiian shirts and tennis shoes might work when you’re speaking at a public seminar, but big corporate won’t tolerate it. (The truth is most public seminar promoters don’t pay speakers. Their money is made from BOR sales. )But when a senior executive in a multi-national corporation is entrusting you with the keynote speech at their national convention, you’d better look like a million bucks…and have the stage presence of a presidential candidate. The good news is that with a little planning and a lot of practice, all of us have a legitimate shot at speaking in the most prestigious market in the professional speaking business. And as they say about New York: if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere! We’ll discuss ‘Presidential Packaging July 11-13, 2008 at the Million Dollar Speaker Marketing Seminar in Atlanta. For more information visit