THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • Be a Productive Road Warrior. Travel tips from the trenches.

    Professional speakers know that travel comes with the territory—it’s a job hazard, so to speak. But ...

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  • Why Fee Integrity is Hurting You

    I first heard the term ‘fee integrity’ when I started hanging around the National Speake...

    Why Fee Integrity is Hurting You
  • Top 10 Ways to Motivate People to Buy From Your Website

    As a copywriter, I often hear new clients complain that their e-commerce sites are not selling their...

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  • 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 en...

    The 5 Biggest Money Risks for Speakers
  • 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...

    Public Speaking Tips for Introverts
  • 10 Cringe-Worthy Speaker Behaviors

    We always hear about “best practices on the podium,” and what we should do as platform professionals...

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  • End With a Bang, Not a Whimper

    Even the most polished, experienced speakers can have a bit of anxiety when it comes to the Q&A ...

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Let Your Inner 5-Year-Old Out!

Let Your Inner 5-Year-Old Out!

Warm up your whole being—and your voice—with this quick exercise from voice coach Elisa Hays.  

Speaker’s Toolkit: Speak to Build Influence, Credibility and Awareness

Speaker’s Toolkit: Speak to Build Influence, Credibility and Awareness

Our traditional business model is to speak and get paid. But how else can you use your skills to grow your business and generate more income? Check out the April 2017 Speaker’s Toolkit interviews with: Doreen Rainey Marty Wolff LeTitia Owens

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 ...

Video Lab Challenge Winner

Video Lab Challenge Winner

During the 2017 NSA Video Lab, a contest was held to see who could create the best short video. The winners were members Kim Hodous and Jana Stanfield, CSP, with their promo video for Influence 2017.  

A Decision-Making Checklist for Your Business

A Decision-Making Checklist for Your Business

Early in my career, I had a tax practice, non-profit audit, small business workshops, corporate training, and bank training. I could not get traction in them all. So, I decided I would drop all but the two top-scoring revenue streams. Tough decision!...

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...