THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • 4 Reasons Why Good Advice Won’t Work for You

    Isn’t good advice always worth taking? And don’t we all want good advice from whoever can give...

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  • Make art’s permed master of “happy little trees” your personal hero

    Speaking in front of crowds is nerve-racking. The truth is, instead of doing a speech, most people w...

    Make art’s permed master of “happy little trees” your personal hero
  • The Art of Powerful Testimonials: Tips to Help Grow Your Business

    Which are you more likely to believe: a company representative telling you how great their product i...

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  • Be the Leader in Your Own Life

    Bad things happen to good people. That’s just a harsh reality of life. That’s the bad news. The good...

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  • 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 gro...

    Speaker’s Toolkit: Speak to Build Influence, Credibility and Awareness
  • 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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  • How to Stay Out of Speaker Theft Jail

    Was I Guilty? Had I Committed The Ultimate Speakers’ Crime? I had my chance to “give back” to the pr...

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Speaker’s Toolkit Interviews with Influence Presenters

Speaker’s Toolkit Interviews with Influence Presenters

Speaker Magazine Columnist Marquesa Pettway, CSP, interviews Influence main stage presenters Kindra Hall and Sekou Andrews

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 ...

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...