THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • A Media Star is Born: Three Rules for the Perfect Interview

    The 3 ironclad rules you need to know before talking to reporters. It happens to professional speake...

    A Media Star is Born: Three Rules for the Perfect Interview
  • Flat to Fabulous: How to Put More Character in Your Characters

    Come follow me past Critter’s Creek, to the tiny town of which I speak, about a mile and a hair past...

    Flat to Fabulous: How to Put More Character in Your Characters
  • 11 Deadly Presentation Sins

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

    Deadly-Presentation-Sins
  • As Women We S.H.I.F.T.

    As women, we do more before 6 a.m. than most people do all day. We are nurturers, family planners an...

    As Women We S.H.I.F.T.
  • Change the Way You Talk About Change

    We’ve all heard, if not done it ourselves; we give our audiences a few ideas and stories about think...

    Change the Way You Talk About Change
  • Selfies: Your New Go-To Marketing Tool

    What do celebrities, athletes, politicians and even speakers have in common? They all have, at one t...

    Selfies: Your New Go-To Marketing Tool
  • How to be an Effective Auctioneer

    And the winner is… Perhaps this has happened to you. A client reaches out and asks if you can ...

    How to be an Effective Auctioneer
Why George Takei is a Powerful Public Speaker

Why George Takei is a Powerful Public Speaker

Whether it’s on Star Trek or as a social activist, George Takei certainly knows how to engage an audience. Between his stint as Sulu on Star Trek and his super popular Facebook page, it’s no secret that George Takei knows how to captivate an audience...

Speaker’s Toolkit: Big Moves Make Dreams Happen

Speaker’s Toolkit: Big Moves Make Dreams Happen

Successful speaker aren’t afraid to make big moves in their careers. A big move forces them out of their comfort zones and leads to massive growth. Check out the interviews with: Tarran Deane Laurie Guest, CSP Jill Schiefelbein  

Why Fee Integrity is Hurting You

Why Fee Integrity is Hurting You

I first heard the term ‘fee integrity’ when I started hanging around the National Speakers Association. It means as a speaker you should know your fee level and not waiver from it. Don’t lower your fees. Don’t negotiate price. This goes against everything I know and believe as a pricing expert. Almost every successful compan...

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...