The Purpose of a Demo Reel
When aspiring speakers approach me for advice, the first thing I ask for is a demo reel. While they might be an expert in crypto currency, have a podcast, or even be a bestselling author, a demo reel is the medium that summarizes and communicates that speaker's potential.
When a bureau is pitching on your behalf, or a client is considering you for a talk, they're going to look at your demo reel for a snap shot of your energy, sound bites, and past work on a variety of stages. It's through the demo reel that the client gets a feel for your style and essence, and it often can be the difference between someone saying yes or no to hearing you speak.
If you're in the beginning stages of your speaking career, put a demo reel to the top of your list. You won't regret it.