THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • 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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  • Are You Reaching Your Audience?

    Beyond connecting with your audience, are you: Stirring them? Moving them? Touching them? (Not liter...

    Are You Reaching Your Audience?
  • Your Invisible Anchor: 6 Steps to Inspire Action

    Everyone has heard of Pavlov’s dogs. He showed a dog a steak and rang a bell at the same time. The d...

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  • Top 10 Most Annoying Speaker Habits

    You Don’t Have to Be Perfect Every Time You’re On Stage…But You Definitely Want to Avoid Traits and ...

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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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  • Want Champagne Style? It’s Possible – Even on a Beer Budget.

    Building your speaker business as a solo-entrepreneur or major content provider has many parallels. ...

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  • Money to Grow On–10 Spending Guidelines for Speakers

    One of the biggest decisions in most businesses is how to spend profits wisely to grow the business,...

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Straight Talk on the Gay Market

Straight Talk on the Gay Market

What do the following prominent historical figures have in common: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, Willa Cather, Hans Christian Anderson and Emily Dickinson? If you answered that they are all famous authors, you are correct. How about Michelangelo...

3 Reasons Why Your Website Needs New Content NOW

3 Reasons Why Your Website Needs New Content NOW

We’ve all seen it: a speaker’s website that looks like it was designed in 1990 and hasn’t seen the light of day, let alone an update, since. In today’s world, a stagnant online presence sends the same message as a speaker who takes ...

3 Mantras for Sales Success

3 Mantras for Sales Success

The speaking world has changed. Our clients are well-informed with information at their fingertips 24/7. Let’s face it, sometimes we’re surprised how much they know about our businesses. The global recession has led to budget cuts everywhere. Training budgets have been slashed. The list goes on. I keep hearing “There’s no more low-hanging fruit, no...

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...

Avoiding the Feast-or-Famine Cycle in Your Checkbook

Avoiding the Feast-or-Famine Cycle in Your Checkbook

If you are busy with revenue-producing activities, you’re probably cutting back on your marketing time. And when your calendar clears, so does your bank account! Here are five tactics for avoiding the feast-or-famine cash cycle common to speaking and...

Technology: Nothing but a Hammer

Technology: Nothing but a Hammer

Whenever I respond to the question, “What Do You Do?” the conversation immediately takes a sharp turn toward cynicism, “Nobody can make technology work,” or longing, “I wish my technology worked.” Both are accurate, but the tr...