THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • Teach Them How to Buy From You

    Many of your neighbors are current prospects, but don’t yet know how to buy from you. They hea...

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  • How to Speak to a Crowd as Tough as Congress

    Before President Barack Obama stepped onto stage during the 2014 State of the Union Address, he alre...

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  • 3 Mantras for Sales Success

    The speaking world has changed. Our clients are well-informed with information at their fingertips 2...

    3 Mantras for Sales Success
  • 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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  • Let Your Inner 5-Year-Old Out!

    Warm up your whole being—and your voice—with this quick exercise from voice coach Elisa Hays.  

    Let Your Inner 5-Year-Old Out!
  • 3 Words that Will Change Your Sales Forever

    Are you ready to learn something (or re-learn something) that most NSA members fail at miserably? Yo...

    3 Words that Will Change Your Sales Forever
  • Speaker’s Toolkit Interview with Kate Delaney

    Speaker Magazine Columnist Marquesa Pettway, CSP, interviews 2016-2017 VOE Chair Kate Delaney.

    Speaker’s Toolkit Interview with Kate Delaney
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...