THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • 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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  • 10 Secrets to Selling from the Stage

    I’ve had success, but definitely not luck in speaking and selling from the stage. My closing r...

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  • What’s Your Problem? 3 Steps to Find the Answer

    Do you know what your problem is? You have no idea what your problem is; and that is your problem. A...

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  • When is it Time to Reinvent?

    Step back periodically to view your business and seize opportunities for change. In challenging econ...

    When is it Time to Reinvent?
  • Be the Leader in Your Own Life

    Bad things happen to good people. That’s just a harsh reality of life. That’s the bad news. The good...

    Be the Leader in Your Own Life
  • 3 Secrets to Killer Branding and Copy

    1. DIRECTION Are you ready to take your speaking career to the next level? The secret is not promoti...

    3 Secrets to Killer Branding and Copy
  • 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 en...

    The 5 Biggest Money Risks for Speakers
7 Tips to Take Your Panel Discussion from Terrible to Terrific

7 Tips to Take Your Panel Discussion from Terrible to Terrific

The only thing worse than a dull speech is a dull panel discussion, where the misery is multiplied by the number of bad panelists. We’re accustomed to planning carefully for a big speech, but when it comes to serving on panels, it’s tempting to just ...

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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...