Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

How to Make it Big in the Seminar Business 2nd Edition

4.1 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0071426831
ISBN-10: 0071426833
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$9.97 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
Buy new On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$15.56 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
More Buying Choices
24 New from $8.95 32 Used from $0.01
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Prime Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
$15.56 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • How to Make it Big in the Seminar Business
  • +
  • Marketing and Promoting Your Own Seminars and Workshops
  • +
  • How to Develop and Promote Successful Seminars and Workshops: The Definitive Guide to Creating and Marketing Seminars, Workshops, Classes, and Conferences
Total price: $64.23
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

Make big money speaking!

The complete guide to earning money doing what you love

Have you ever made a killing in the stock market? Are you a home improvement expert? Does scrapbooking make you tick? Whatever your skill or interest, you can bet on one thing: There's an unexploited market out there waiting to learn what you know. In How to Make it Big in the Seminar Business, a successful industry insider tells you everything you need to know about organizing, launching, and running your own seminars and workshops. Not only will you earn extra income, you'll also enjoy the personal satisfaction of enlightening and enriching the lives of others.

Seminars are among the hottest businesses today. This fully updated guide provides valuable tips on:

  • Financing, scheduling, and delivering your seminar
  • Evaluating your program's success, locally and nationally
  • Employing the latest technologies for low-risk marketing
  • Using the Internet for cost-effective seminar presentation
  • Soliciting and using audience feedback to improve your delivery

Full of insight you'll find nowhere else, How to Make it Big in the Seminar Business includes an expanded directory of companies that can help you take active steps in launching your own seminar. You already have talent and passion. Now, reap the rewards of sharing them with others.

About the Author

Paul Karasik (San Diego, CA) is a noted sales and management consultant and founder of the American Seminar Leaders Association.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 2 edition (December 10, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071426833
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071426831
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #585,753 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
This book is a good, though only partial, treatment of the subject of developing a seminar business from scratch. It's actually better at teaching you how to promote yourself as a trainer or seminar leader than it is at showing you how to build a business. It's "you can do it, too!" approach is empowering but woefully incomplete.

Seminar leadership is a viable business in itself, as well as a component of any subject matter expert's business. There is tremendous potential in establishing onself as an expert and selling that expertise though seminars, including "backroom sales" of books, videos, audiotapes, and related products. Seminar attendees, book readers, etc., are also a potential audience for private consulting assignments. The ability and drive to leverage one body of knowledge into multiple formats and venues is central to this book's purpose.

After reading the book and listening to the companion audiotapes (sold separately), I attended a two-day "Seminar Leaders University" hosted by the American Seminar Leaders Association (ASLA), founded by the author and subsequently sold by him. I hold their "Certified Seminar Leader" (CSL) designation. However, none of these three resources addressed the *economics* of the seminar business or prepared me for the business of the seminar business.

Begin with this book, and follow up with Howard Shenson's books, epecially "How to Develop and Promote Successful Seminars and Workshops: The Definitive Guide to Creating and Marketing Seminars, Workshops, Classes, and Conferences," for the dollars and cents of marketing, testing, and delivering successful seminars.

"How to Make it Big" should whet your appetite for more substantial fare to complement its enthusiasm and introduction to the subject.
1 Comment 140 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This book was really helpful to me. It contained information on everything from what to do with the initial idea of a seminar business, to how to write a great seminar brochure, to marketing techniques. Overall, I'd HIGHLY recommend it to others interested in making money in the seminar business.
Also, a good selling point is the listing of names, addresses, and numbers for people in the business, contacts, good seminar locations, etc. Very worthwhile investment!
Comment 27 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is written so long ago it is way out of date. Even if it was up to date, the content and recommendations in here pertain only to the boring, uninventive, traditional world of teaching seminars. What I was looking for was how to actually make big money by selling products from the platform.
1 Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Excellent resource. This book is a goldmine of information. Sometimes you buy a book and it has OK info, you read it and it helps you understand something a little bit more. Well this book is the whole enchilada, it really taught me about a seminar business. I bought 3 books, but only really needed this one.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This book is definitely worth the money if you have any notion of getting into the seminar business. Strangely he mentions all kinds of seminar topics but omits the marriage seminar business which is big business today.

The book is worth it if for nothing else the list of contacts around the country for places to have your seminar to speakers bureaus etc. Mr Karasik also tells you how to conduct a great seminar. Basically this book is a business in a book. All you have to do is to order it, study it and go out and do it. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By S. Finnegan on January 11, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book will give you the perfect map for beginning your own seminar business whether you are experienced or not. It also has so many references and tools that it will be the only book necessary regarding this subject for you to have and keep. Thank you Paul!
Comment 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Very logical and straightforward approach! Truly enjoyed reading Karasik's perspective on how you can easily apply his techniques to your approach on stage!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book provided some good insight into aspects of the seminar business I had not thought of. It is easy to read and provides some great examples.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

How to Make it Big in the Seminar Business
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: How to Make it Big in the Seminar Business