THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • 4 Fundamentals to Build & Sustain a Thriving Speaking Business

    There are some fundamental necessities to getting into, growing and sustaining your speaking busines...

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  • How Much are You Worth? A Lot More Than You Think!

    You hang up the phone with the meeting planner, the engagement is perfect for you, the date is open,...

    How Much are You Worth? A Lot More Than You Think!
  • Get Your Book Noticed

    You put your life on hold so you could finish writing your book. Now, you can sit back and relax whi...

    Get Your Book Noticed
  • 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?
  • Be More YOU

    I bombed. I thought I would never make it as a professional speaker. Heck, I didn’t think I ev...

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  • 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 ti...

    Avoiding the Feast-or-Famine Cycle in Your Checkbook
  • Get More Bang with Bundles

    I self-published my first book, an historical novel, in 2002, and immediately threw myself into the ...

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The 5 Most Inspiring Speeches in Sports History

Whether to rally teammates, announce a retirement decision, celebrate a victory or mourn a loss, here are five of the most inspiring and moving speeches from notable athletes throughout history.

How Cops, Reporters and Researchers Can Enhance Your Customer Experience

How Cops, Reporters and Researchers Can Enhance Your Customer Experience

When we have an idea, one of the first things we ask ourselves is “But what if it doesn’t work?” How many times does this prevent us from trying something new? How often do we accept the status quo even though we think there has to be a better way? I...

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...

What Keeps You Going When the Passion Is Absent?

What Keeps You Going When the Passion Is Absent?

Purpose and passion––that’s how most people respond when you ask them why they got into this business. I understand. Those were at the top of my list as well. While your purpose may never falter, there is likely to come a point where your passion dim...

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...