Did you know that major art, craft and gift wholesale shows held at big convention centers are always looking for guest expert speakers? From the famous Rosen group to smaller wholesale shows, a part of the draw for the attendees are the experts lectures and panels that are held throughout the weekend. You could be a speaker yourself to gain to ton of respect and sales.
Any artist that has put in the years of running a gallery, doing regional art shows, building an art business from scratch or has taught lessons privately has a lot to share to others wanting to know the same things. Your wealth of experience gives you and your business a value... one that is sorely needed. If you have ever sold your work to galleries or have sold to stores wholesale, that is the kind of knowledge that these conventions are looking for.
It's not hard to be a presenter. You do have to practice a lot with your speaking skills and get a bit of training in public presentations. If you don't bore everyone to death and know your topics, it could be a lucrative career for you. Just think of the exposure and promotion for your art work and business. You can find out who the manager of the show is through their website and make first contact with them. Tell them you have a unique story to tell their attendees. Public speaking is about as far away from art as anything can be, but there is always a way to tie everything together.

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