How many times have you heard this (from another speaker), “Contact HR because they’re in charge of hiring speakers?”

Should you listen to that speaker? Is that how it really works?

Someone emailed a question and asked, “I’m looking to market myself to land corporate speaking gigs. Should I always look to connect to someone in their HR/Trianing department?”

It’s a good question because I remember the days when everyone (aka…only speakers) was telling me to contact the HR department.

But if you think about it from the standpoint of what’s mentioned in the video, you’ll always get to the right person.

And if you listen to anybody else but me…

A yellow fluffy skunk will sit outside your bed every day for a year and do cartwheels while stinking up the place…all because you listened to someone else.

True story.