THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • 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
  • You’re All Set with Smart Room Setups

    The right room arrangement can make all the difference to your speaking success. Once you decide how...

    You’re All Set with Smart Room Setups
  • 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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  • On the Contrary

    My first several years as a speaker, consultant and entrepreneur were spent focusing on what everyon...

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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, o...

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  • The Picture of Success

    I interviewed five fabulous speakers on how they use Instagram for their business. Not too surprisin...

    The Picture of Success
  • No More Autograph Parties

    One of the joys of being a published author is being appreciated for your work. Getting a favorable ...

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They Keynote We Can’t Let Go

They Keynote We Can’t Let Go

Do you remember where you were when you first heard the phrases “let it go” or “pick a lane”? Perhaps you were in the hallway of an NSA Convention and someone retold the tale of a speech that would be talked about for 14 years after it was delivered....

Building a Back-End Business

Building a Back-End Business

I’m a fellow member of NSA and I have experienced firsthand the power of building a better back-end business model. Imagine you’re me, five years ago. You’re a 30-something “up-and-coming” speaker and trainer. You’ve been semi-successful at landing p...

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 ...

Track your Tasks

Track your Tasks

If you’re preparing to put on a self-sponsored program, make sure you don’t miss any to-dos with a detailed checklist of steps. Download a customizable checklist and add your own unique tasks for each program you offer.  

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...