THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • How Is Your Day Going So Far…and are you ready to bring it into balance?

    “I arise in the morning torn between the desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world...

    How Is Your Day Going So Far…and are you ready to bring it into balance?
  • 4 Steps to Publishing Your Breakthrough Book

    Many speakers spend a lot time dreaming about the day they will walk into a Barnes & Noble, or s...

    4 Steps to Publishing Your Breakthrough Book
  • The Write Way: 7 Tips to Overcome Writer’s Block

    Speakers are often required to be writers, but putting thoughts down on paper or electronic devices ...

    The Write Way: 7 Tips to Overcome Writer’s Block
  • The Myths of Uniqueness and Being the Best

    Competency is Just Table Stakes Many people complain about the external forces that keep them from t...

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  • 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 ti...

    Avoiding the Feast-or-Famine Cycle in Your Checkbook
  • Speaker’s Toolkit Interviews with Influence Presenters

    Speaker Magazine Columnist Marquesa Pettway, CSP, interviews Influence main stage presenters Kindra ...

    Speaker’s Toolkit Interviews with Influence Presenters
  • How Keywords, Categories, and Amazon’s Algorithms Help You Sell More Books

    Amazon can help you sell more books — if you know how to take advantage of its features. Amazon uses...

    How Keywords, Categories, and Amazon’s Algorithms Help You Sell More Books
The Art of Outside of the Spotlight: Jon Petz, Emcee Extraordinaire

The Art of Outside of the Spotlight: Jon Petz, Emcee Extraordinaire

In my tenure as an NSA Member, I have heard a number of times that trainers work the hardest, consultants the longest, and keynoters flashiest. We all ought to be “partners” with our clients, no matter the method of delivery. Being an emcee ties all ...

Speaker’s Toolkit: Speak to Build Influence, Credibility and Awareness

Speaker’s Toolkit: Speak to Build Influence, Credibility and Awareness

Our traditional business model is to speak and get paid. But how else can you use your skills to grow your business and generate more income? Check out the April 2017 Speaker’s Toolkit interviews with: Doreen Rainey Marty Wolff LeTitia Owens

How Four Scored: Four NSA Legends Share Golden Nuggets for Generating a 7-figure income

How Four Scored: Four NSA Legends Share Golden Nuggets for Generating a 7-figure income

Remember being that new professional speaker with big dreams to change the world with your message? Then you wondered how you would promote yourself, get booked, run your business and hire support? Well, Four NSA CPAEs experienced those thoughts and feelings 25-plus years ago and created impressive speaking empires. Check out the words of wisdom fr...

Clearing the Decks

Clearing the Decks

How do busy professionals find the time to write their books? I recently spoke with Steve Bustin, a speaker colleague from Brighton in the United Kingdom. I learned from Facebook that he had written his book in one week, so I had to talk with him to ...

International Travel

Savvy Traveling

International travel can be an exciting experience when we are invited to speak in other countries. We are often asked what to think about when traveling and speaking overseas. Here’s a quick checklist of things to consider before, during, and after ...

Strategic Planning for Professional Speakers

Strategic Planning for Professional Speakers

As a professional meeting facilitator who leads strategic planning meetings, I feel compelled to “eat my own dog food” and create a meaningful strategic plan for my own business. Just to be clear: I’m not talking about a big binder of useless informa...

The Picture of Success

The Picture of Success

I interviewed five fabulous speakers on how they use Instagram for their business. Not too surprising, they had five completely different strategies for how they use the app and how they determine results. There were two consistent messages in the in...