THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • 3 Reasons to Tweet for Yourself

    If you’re not tweeting for yourself, you’re wrong! I’ve noticed a lot of speakers ...

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  • Don’t Be Caught Tailoring Your Presentation with These 5 Tricks

    When you tailor your presentation to a particular audience, you not only prove your professionalism ...

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  • Address Their Problem with Your Value Proposition

    Whether or not you use presentations to persuade, sell, market or showcase, consider this simple que...

    Address Their Problem with Your Value Proposition
  • The Write Way: 7 Tips to Overcome Writer’s Block

    Speakers are often required to be writers, but putting thoughts down on paper or electronic devices ...

    The Write Way: 7 Tips to Overcome Writer’s Block
  • Do You Notice Everything?

    Are You a Highly Perceptive Individual? How to Deal with Exceptional Perception and Extraordinary Pe...

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  • Walk, Talk & Negotiate Like a Pro

    As a professional speaker and an entrepreneur, good negotiation skills are critical. When talking to...

    Walk, Talk & Negotiate Like a Pro
  • 5 Easy Steps to Build Your List Community

    Do you speak on a soft topic, like emotional intelligence, team building, relationships or coaching?...

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Are You a Fan of BDA? 27 Tips to Add More Value to Your Speech

Are You a Fan of BDA? 27 Tips to Add More Value to Your Speech

As busy, traveling speakers, it’s easy to focus all attention on getting the gig, doing a great job and heading home. The most successful and profitable speakers know now, more than ever before, that’s not enough. Our industry has changed. Our ...

24 Social Media Tips to Engage Your Audience

24 Social Media Tips to Engage Your Audience

How do you extend the relationship with your audience beyond the duration of your keynote? This a challenge that I’ve definitely grappled with, and fortunately, social media is a great tool to overcome it. Over hundreds of presentations, my bus...

3 Mantras for Sales Success

3 Mantras for Sales Success

The speaking world has changed. Our clients are well-informed with information at their fingertips 24/7. Let’s face it, sometimes we’re surprised how much they know about our businesses. The global recession has led to budget cuts everywhere. Training budgets have been slashed. The list goes on. I keep hearing “There’s no more low-hanging fruit, no...

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...

Packing and Travel Tips to Become  a True Road Warrior

Packing and Travel Tips to Become a True Road Warrior

I don’t have time to do fancy folding or play Jenga with my luggage. I travel a lot and most of the time I am not in a hotel long enough to unpack my suitcase. I need to get into the hotel, peel off what I have been traveling in, switch to new stage ...

Avoiding the Feast-or-Famine Cycle in Your Checkbook

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 time. And when your calendar clears, so does your bank account! Here are five tactics for avoiding the feast-or-famine cash cycle common to speaking and...

Money Under Your Nose: 8 Easy Steps for Success

Money Under Your Nose: 8 Easy Steps for Success

Do you ever seriously listen to suggestions from your audience? All professional speakers have been approached by audience members after a program, who offers suggestions for improving our presentations. Generally, the suggestions go in one ear and o...