Speaking proposals are written, edited, edited, edited, reviewed by someone whose feedback I trust, and edited again. High schools selected, contact information retrieved.
Tomorrow I’m sending out my proposal to give sci-comm assemblies at high schools in Savannah, GA!! First time I’ve ever had to reach out (in Pittsburgh, I was being passed around from bookstore to high school to bookstore to high school).
This time, my literal income and livelihood depends on me successfully landing speaking opportunities and engaging students to build up my reputation and credibility and continue getting speaking/engagement opportunities.