Booking Paid Speaking Engagements

February 17, 2022, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm ET

Marketing, Running Your Business

Is 2022 the year you want to expand your portfolio to include public speaking? Our experienced panelists, Alaina G. Levine and ASJA member C.L. Fornari, will give you all the details to inspire you to make it happen. Join us on Thursday, February 17, at 2 pm ET to learn how to find gigs, market yourself, and price your efforts. Bring your questions….and your moxie.







C.L. Fornari

C.L. Fornari is the author of eight books, including Coffee for Roses and The Cocktail Hour Garden. She speaks to groups and businesses (including many who aren’t garden-related) virtually and in person nationwide, is the host of GardenLine on WXTK, and co-host of the Plantrama podcast. C.L. writes for trade and consumer magazines regularly, and grows far too many plants at Poison Ivy Acres on Cape Cod.

Alaina G. Levine

Alaina G. Levine is an award-winning professional speaker, career coach, science journalist, TEDx speaker, public speaking coach, and corporate comedian. Her first book, Networking for Nerds (Wiley, 2015), beat out Einstein (really!) for the honor of being named a Top 5 Book of 2015 by Physics Today, and her forthcoming book, Your Unicorn Career, is based on her column of the same name for Science magazine. As president of Quantum Success Solutions, LLC, she is a prolific speaker and writer on career development and professional advancement for writers, communicators, and STEM-educated professionals. She has delivered over 950 keynotes and webinars for clients in around the world (including over 100 paid gigs in 2020), and has written over 450 articles and columns in publications like Science, Nature, Scientific American, National Geographic News Watch, World Economic Forum, and Smithsonian. As a career and public speaking coach, she has helped hundreds of clients in diverse fields, professions, industries, and regions create and land their own Unicorn Career and build sustainable revenue streams as professional (paid!) speakers.