THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • Don’t Let Your Clients Suffer From Post Terrible Speaker Disorder

    Getting outrageous demands from a client? Your client may be suffering from Post Terrible Speaker Di...

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  • 24 Social Media Tips to Engage Your Audience

    How do you extend the relationship with your audience beyond the duration of your keynote? This a ch...

    24 Social Media Tips to Engage Your Audience
  • 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
  • Murphy’s Law & Virtual Training: 3 Steps to Make it Smooth Sailing

    Have you tried something new in a live training and had it not go as planned? When you are an accomp...

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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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  • 13 Lessons That Help Speakers Succeed

    At the Financial Services Speakers Network, we hire primarily two kinds of speakers: subject matter ...

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  • Straight Talk on the Gay Market

    What do the following prominent historical figures have in common: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman...

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The Power of the Pie: How to Build a Business Even If You’re Not an Expert

The Power of the Pie: How to Build a Business Even If You’re Not an Expert

Since attending my first NSA workshop in 1995 in St. Louis, I’ve heard a common theme screaming down from the heavens. Maybe not quite the heavens, but definitely recorded video clips! If you’ve been to any NSA event, you probably know what I mean &#...

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Keynotes That Kill: How Your Program Titles Will Make or Break Your Brand

EXCITE YOUR READER Don’t let your brand be drowned out by your competition, underwhelming content, or information overload. It’s simple: We read news stories, social media feeds, and magazines based on the headlines. The more captivating the headline...

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...

A Speaker’s Nightmare

A Speaker’s Nightmare

Have you heard people say that you should never leave the house without making an effort to look good, because you never know who you may bump into? How about…because you never know when you may have a speaking engagement? I was asked to speak ...

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...

10 Tech Travel Tools Every Speaker Should Know

10 Tech Travel Tools Every Speaker Should Know

Unless you’re a webinar wizard, you probably travel now and again (or all the time) for live presentations. Even though life on the road can be a challenge, technology today can make things so much easier. Here are a road warrior’s top 10 travel tool...