THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • 5 Ways to Build Your Business at Conferences

    If you’re like me, you go to a fair number of conferences as a speaker or as a participant. Some con...

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  • 10 Simple Ways to Eliminate the Regrets of 20/20 Hindsight

    When I was in the early stages of my speaking career, I had abundant time and opportunities ahead of...

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  • How Do You Define Value?

    If a prospect is unable or unwilling to pay your full fee, ask “What else of value can you offer me?...

    How Do You Define Value?
  • 3 Things Great Speakers of Tomorrow are Doing TODAY

    Standing out in the world of professional speaking is similar to a pool table run meaning it’s...

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  • Stop The Glorification of ‘Busy’

    I often hear from my fellow speakers how ‘busy’ they are and how little time they have. ...

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  • The Key to Booking More Speeches

    Whenever I’m talking with either someone new to the field of professional speaking – or someone who ...

    The Key to Booking More Speeches
  • 11 Deadly Presentation Sins

    A couple of years ago, I had the misfortune to attend the worst presentation of my life. The speaker...

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Are You a Fan of BDA? 27 Tips to Add More Value to Your Speech

Are You a Fan of BDA? 27 Tips to Add More Value to Your Speech

As busy, traveling speakers, it’s easy to focus all attention on getting the gig, doing a great job and heading home. The most successful and profitable speakers know now, more than ever before, that’s not enough. Our industry has changed. Our ...

3 Secrets to Killer Branding and Copy

3 Secrets to Killer Branding and Copy

1. DIRECTION Are you ready to take your speaking career to the next level? The secret is not promoting YOU. People are tired of being “sold.” They want answers to their problems, not just a list of accolades and product pitches. It’s time to flip the...

3 Mantras for Sales Success

3 Mantras for Sales Success

The speaking world has changed. Our clients are well-informed with information at their fingertips 24/7. Let’s face it, sometimes we’re surprised how much they know about our businesses. The global recession has led to budget cuts everywhere. Training budgets have been slashed. The list goes on. I keep hearing “There’s no more low-hanging fruit, no...

Get Your Book Noticed

Get Your Book Noticed

You put your life on hold so you could finish writing your book. Now, you can sit back and relax while the sales roll in, right? Wrong! Developing a publicity strategy is critical to your book’s success. Ever since I was a little girl, I was surround...

Packing and Travel Tips to Become  a True Road Warrior

Packing and Travel Tips to Become a True Road Warrior

I don’t have time to do fancy folding or play Jenga with my luggage. I travel a lot and most of the time I am not in a hotel long enough to unpack my suitcase. I need to get into the hotel, peel off what I have been traveling in, switch to new stage ...

Avoiding the Feast-or-Famine Cycle in Your Checkbook

Avoiding the Feast-or-Famine Cycle in Your Checkbook

If you are busy with revenue-producing activities, you’re probably cutting back on your marketing time. And when your calendar clears, so does your bank account! Here are five tactics for avoiding the feast-or-famine cash cycle common to speaking and...

Money Under Your Nose: 8 Easy Steps for Success

Money Under Your Nose: 8 Easy Steps for Success

Do you ever seriously listen to suggestions from your audience? All professional speakers have been approached by audience members after a program, who offers suggestions for improving our presentations. Generally, the suggestions go in one ear and o...