THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • 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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  • Brave New Speaking World, Same Old Principles

    Mike Frank, CSP, CPAE, as told to Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE The next time you speak at a seminar, be...

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  • Get More Bang with Bundles

    I self-published my first book, an historical novel, in 2002, and immediately threw myself into the ...

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  • Connecting with Distance Learning

    I just finished my first in-house virtual training on tax return analysis. The training goes beyond ...

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  • 5 Times When ‘Faking It’ is Better Than Authenticity

    There have been times when I have put on an act for my clients and audiences. And, contrary to the c...

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  • Don’t Be Caught Tailoring Your Presentation with These 5 Tricks

    When you tailor your presentation to a particular audience, you not only prove your professionalism ...

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  • Do You Notice Everything?

    Are You a Highly Perceptive Individual? How to Deal with Exceptional Perception and Extraordinary Pe...

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Moderating Panel Discussions

Moderating Panel Discussions

In a recent survey of 500 executives and meeting industry professionals, a whopping 63 percent believe the panel format is merely “okay”—or even worse—primarily because of moderator issues and out-of-control panelists. The results concede that when y...

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Get More Bang with Bundles

I self-published my first book, an historical novel, in 2002, and immediately threw myself into the full-time job of marketing. As an independent fiction writer, there were many hurdles to overcome, and I put much of my creative energy into concoctin...

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10 Secrets to Selling from the Stage

I’ve had success, but definitely not luck in speaking and selling from the stage. My closing ratios usually come in between 20-and-50 percent. I think the real strategy is making it look like luck, but being strategic without ever making it appear strategic. Be absolutely 100 percent authentic, while learning the craft of speaking, and studyi...

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...

Stop The Glorification of ‘Busy’

Stop The Glorification of ‘Busy’

I often hear from my fellow speakers how ‘busy’ they are and how little time they have. Of course, they are busy. They are doing their best to be of service to their family, their clients, and, hopefully, their self. Last week, I was watc...

Tax-Deductions

Home Sweet Home: Home is Where the Tax Deductions Are

As a speaker, you probably have a home office like I do. That comes with a tax deduction, for which the IRS now offers a simplified calculation method. That’s right. The IRS actually simplified something for a change. It has been a popular myth that ...

Prezi-Presentations

Prezi Presentations: 10 Ways to Wow on Computers, iPads and Websites

The presentation software Prezi allows you to convert your existing slide deck into a dynamic new show that can better engage your audiences on your computer, iPad®, and your website. Prezi will help you get more from your existing content, and start...