What is it like to travel around the world, from Europe to China, to speak – and get paid for it?
My guest is Annie Mori, a licensed pediatric occupational therapist and founder of playSense, based in California.
Annie is paid to travel internationally several times a year to conduct trainings and workshops and to be a keynote speaker at conferences.
In this episode, Annie and I talk about:
- How she became an international speaker
- How she negotiates contracts with conferences and organizations
- Challenges with speaking to an international audience, including language and cultural differences
- What happens when things don’t go as planned
- How she balances travel, business, and family
- Her tips for becoming a paid speaker
About My Guest: As a licensed pediatric occupational therapist and founder of playSense, Dr. Annie Mori has led individual and group sessions in a variety of settings including clinics, preschools, schools (K – 12th grade), homes and in the community. In 2000, she earned her Doctoral and Master’s degrees in Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California. She further pursued advanced training in sensory integration, which she uses to guide her therapeutic approach and treatment planning. When not treating children and adolescents, Annie lectures, nationally and internationally, on topics related to theory and application of sensory integration.
The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals create their signature talks and gain more visibility to achieve their goals. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power: on stages, in businesses, on boards, in the media, in politics, and in our communities. Check out our coaching programs and workshops at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com.
Annie’s website = https://www.playsensekids.com/
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Other episodes mentioned:
- Episode 68: Getting Paid to Speak and Negotiating Speaker Fees