THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • Testimonials: Powerful Words

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

    power-words
  • Speaker’s Toolkit: Habits of Highly Effective Speakers

    Listen to Jim Tunney, CSP, CPAE, Joel Block, CSP, and Karl Mecklenburg, CSP, share their best Speake...

    Speaker’s Toolkit: Habits of Highly Effective Speakers
  • 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...

    What's-Your-Problem
  • Straight Talk on the Gay Market

    What do the following prominent historical figures have in common: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman...

    Straight Talk on the Gay Market
  • 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...

    How Is Your Day Going So Far…and are you ready to bring it into balance?
  • Money Under Your Nose: 8 Easy Steps for Success

    Do you ever seriously listen to suggestions from your audience? All professional speakers have been ...

    Money Under Your Nose: 8 Easy Steps for Success
  • Technology: Nothing but a Hammer

    Whenever I respond to the question, “What Do You Do?” the conversation immediately takes...

    Technology: Nothing but a Hammer
Join The Fun of Laughter Week 2018

Join The Fun of Laughter Week 2018

NSA Community Group LaughNSA is hosting a week full of unity, humor tips, and fun—all based around increasing laughter. January 8–12 is an opportunity for all NSA members who want to participate. It’s a great time to re-energize for the new year! To ...

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 ...

How the Tax Advice for Your Business May Change in 2018

How the Tax Advice for Your Business May Change in 2018

In the April issue of Speaker magazine, we gave you four steps to take to prepare for the changes you will face from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA). Several NSA members who are CPAs, some of whom train CPAs on tax return preparation, put to...

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...