THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • 10 Simple Ways to Eliminate the Regrets of 20/20 Hindsight

    When I was in the early stages of my speaking career, I had abundant time and opportunities ahead of...

    no-regrets
  • 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
  • 4 Steps for Building a Speaking Business That Outlives You

    Bill Brooks, CSP, CPAE, began his career as a college football coach. He was at his happiest when he...

    legacy-outlast
  • 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...

    invisible-anchor
  • Testimonials: Powerful Words

    Life would be much simpler — and sales would be effortless — if all new clients came from trusted re...

    power-words
  • 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...

    How Cops, Reporters and Researchers Can Enhance Your Customer Experience
  • 3 Reasons Why Your Website Needs New Content NOW

    We’ve all seen it: a speaker’s website that looks like it was designed in 1990 and hasn&...

    3 Reasons Why Your Website Needs New Content NOW
Public Speaking Tips for Introverts

Public Speaking Tips for Introverts

Public speaking isn’t just an extrovert’s game. If you’re soft-spoken, here’s how to prepare for and deliver an awesome speech all the same. What elevates a public speaker from decent to dynamic? Contrary to popular belief, a flashy, bombastic delive...

Speaker’s Toolkit: Scale your Business for Growth

Speaker’s Toolkit: Scale your Business for Growth

Professional Speakers can Easily create a business serving one client at a time. But for maximum income and long-term growth, it’s important to think and work differently. Here, three speakers share strategies that lea to unlimited growth in le...

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...