THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • Serve Your Clients Better Using Your 4 H’s: Heart, Head, Hands and Habits

    It’s not about you!” That was the first sentence of Rick Warren’s book, The Purpose Driven Life, whi...

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  • 5 Ways Numbers Can Help Make You More Money

    I learned the media business by creating magazines, trade shows and websites. I have learned that su...

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  • 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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  • The Intersection at “Can Do” and “Want To”

    There is a plethora of ways to make money in the speaking business. Attend any NSA educational event...

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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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  • 3 Things an Airline Taught Me About Customer Service

    All too often we are quick to jump down the throats of our favorite airlines and criticize them for ...

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  • Seated Ovations: How to Measure Your Presentation’s Success

    Who doesn’t like to receive a standing ovation? It’s the ultimate conclusion to a terrific presentat...

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Tough-Crowd

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 already knew he was facing a tough crowd: the least productive and most polarized Congress in more than six decades. President Obama’s speech brings...

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You Got Game? Play the Engagement Game to Win Clients and Engage Audiences

In the kingdom of speaking, “engagement” wears the crown. And unfortunately, he is a king ignored by many. But it’s time to embrace his righteous power and face the hard facts. Without engagement, we can’t deliver as professional speakers and trainer...

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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 ratios usually come in between 20-and-50 percent. I think the real strategy is making it look like luck, but being strategic without ever making it appear strategic. Be absolutely 100 percent authentic, while learning the craft of speaking, and studyi...

Get Your Book Noticed

Get Your Book Noticed

You put your life on hold so you could finish writing your book. Now, you can sit back and relax while the sales roll in, right? Wrong! Developing a publicity strategy is critical to your book’s success. Ever since I was a little girl, I was surround...

Stop The Glorification of ‘Busy’

Stop The Glorification of ‘Busy’

I often hear from my fellow speakers how ‘busy’ they are and how little time they have. Of course, they are busy. They are doing their best to be of service to their family, their clients, and, hopefully, their self. Last week, I was watc...

Tax-Deductions

Home Sweet Home: Home is Where the Tax Deductions Are

As a speaker, you probably have a home office like I do. That comes with a tax deduction, for which the IRS now offers a simplified calculation method. That’s right. The IRS actually simplified something for a change. It has been a popular myth that ...

Prezi-Presentations

Prezi Presentations: 10 Ways to Wow on Computers, iPads and Websites

The presentation software Prezi allows you to convert your existing slide deck into a dynamic new show that can better engage your audiences on your computer, iPad®, and your website. Prezi will help you get more from your existing content, and start...