THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • 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...

    8 Common Public Speaking Fears — and How to Squash Them
  • 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
  • Seated Ovations: How to Measure Your Presentation’s Success

    Who doesn’t like to receive a standing ovation? It’s the ultimate conclusion to a terrific presentat...

    Seated Ovations: How to Measure Your Presentation’s Success
  • The Key to Booking More Speeches

    Whenever I’m talking with either someone new to the field of professional speaking – or someone who ...

    The Key to Booking More Speeches
  • Speaker’s Toolkit: Expert Advice on Getting Booked

    Want to know how to increase your chances of getting booked? heed tips from two pros: one heads a sp...

    Speaker’s Toolkit: Expert Advice on Getting Booked
  • Do You Notice Everything?

    Are You a Highly Perceptive Individual? How to Deal with Exceptional Perception and Extraordinary Pe...

    notice-everything
  • 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 ...

    Tax-Deductions
Speaker’s Toolkit: Expert Advice on Getting Booked

Speaker’s Toolkit: Expert Advice on Getting Booked

Want to know how to increase your chances of getting booked? heed tips from two pros: one heads a speakers bureau, the other has a speakers agency. Check out this month’s Speaker’s Toolkit interview with: Christa Haberstock. Andrea Gold &...

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...