THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • Role Agreements, Not Job Descriptions

    When hiring staff, many people use ‘job descriptions’ to define what the person will do....

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  • No More Autograph Parties

    One of the joys of being a published author is being appreciated for your work. Getting a favorable ...

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  • Up Your Platform Game Using Content and Technology

    No matter how good you are on the platform, there’s always room for improvement. By taking full adva...

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  • Are You a Triple Threat?

    In football, a triple threat is someone who can run, pass and kick. In entertainment, it’s som...

    Are You a Triple Threat?
  • 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 ...

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  • 3 Online Tools to Expand Your Business and Build Your Tribe

    For 21 years, I drove by my dream home, which sits on 10 pristine acres in the Cascade Mountains out...

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  • 6 Tips From Richard Branson on Overcoming Pre-Speech Jitters

    Want to know a secret? Even billionaires get stage fright. Just ask Sir Richard Branson, entrepreneu...

    6 Tips From Richard Branson on Overcoming Pre-Speech Jitters
8 Common Public Speaking Fears — and How to Squash Them

8 Common Public Speaking Fears — and How to Squash Them

If you suffer from glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking, we hate to break it you: you’re not unique. According to the Washington Post, this fear trumps those of heights, bugs and airplane travel. But despite the commonness of this fear, it af...

Speaker’s Toolkit: Scale your Business for Growth

Speaker’s Toolkit: Scale your Business for Growth

Professional Speakers can Easily create a business serving one client at a time. But for maximum income and long-term growth, it’s important to think and work differently. Here, three speakers share strategies that lea to unlimited growth in le...

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...

Publish or Perish!

Publish or Perish!

As someone who has spent a good amount of years in and around academia, the age-old phrase “publish or perish” is one that was constantly heard at faculty meetings, and one that continues to thrive in academic circles. And as you give some thought to...

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

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. This makes it hard to plan the day.” –E.B.White How is your day going so far? Are you improving the world, or are you enjoying it? Perhaps you are a...

The 5 Biggest Money Risks for Speakers

The 5 Biggest Money Risks for Speakers

Do you dread doing your accounting? If so, you’re not alone. As speakers, we need to know we have enough money in the bank, but we might have a bookkeeper to take care of the endless posting chores that all small businesses have. Or we may trudge thr...

How Being Good-Looking Will Grow Your Speaking Business – Get an Unfair Advantage

How Being Good-Looking Will Grow Your Speaking Business – Get an Unfair Advantage

A few weeks ago, an editor at a prestigious publishing house called me. She said, “I want to publish a book on [a specific topic]. Who have you got?” I’m a literary agent and an NSA lover, so of course I went to our NSA website to browse the speakers...