THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • What it Takes to Be Perceived as Powerful on the Platform

    Brian Palmer, the president of the National Speakers Bureau (NSB), is a long-time supporter of NSA, ...

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  • Do You Notice Everything?

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

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  • 10 Tips for Going International

    Are you an international speaker? Actually, this is a trick question. You most certainly are an inte...

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  • The Power of the Pie: How to Build a Business Even If You’re Not an Expert

    Since attending my first NSA workshop in 1995 in St. Louis, I’ve heard a common theme screaming down...

    The Power of the Pie: How to Build a Business Even If You’re Not an Expert
  • 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 alre...

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  • How Keywords, Categories, and Amazon’s Algorithms Help You Sell More Books

    Amazon can help you sell more books — if you know how to take advantage of its features. Amazon uses...

    How Keywords, Categories, and Amazon’s Algorithms Help You Sell More Books
  • Are You a Triple Threat?

    In football, a triple threat is someone who can run, pass and kick. In entertainment, it’s som...

    Are You a Triple Threat?
The Power of the Pie: How to Build a Business Even If You’re Not an Expert

The Power of the Pie: How to Build a Business Even If You’re Not an Expert

Since attending my first NSA workshop in 1995 in St. Louis, I’ve heard a common theme screaming down from the heavens. Maybe not quite the heavens, but definitely recorded video clips! If you’ve been to any NSA event, you probably know what I mean &#...

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Keynotes That Kill: How Your Program Titles Will Make or Break Your Brand

EXCITE YOUR READER Don’t let your brand be drowned out by your competition, underwhelming content, or information overload. It’s simple: We read news stories, social media feeds, and magazines based on the headlines. The more captivating the headline...

Why Fee Integrity is Hurting You

Why Fee Integrity is Hurting You

I first heard the term ‘fee integrity’ when I started hanging around the National Speakers Association. It means as a speaker you should know your fee level and not waiver from it. Don’t lower your fees. Don’t negotiate price. This goes against everything I know and believe as a pricing expert. Almost every successful compan...

Publish or Perish!

Publish or Perish!

As someone who has spent a good amount of years in and around academia, the age-old phrase “publish or perish” is one that was constantly heard at faculty meetings, and one that continues to thrive in academic circles. And as you give some thought to...

A Speaker’s Nightmare

A Speaker’s Nightmare

Have you heard people say that you should never leave the house without making an effort to look good, because you never know who you may bump into? How about…because you never know when you may have a speaking engagement? I was asked to speak ...

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...

10 Tech Travel Tools Every Speaker Should Know

10 Tech Travel Tools Every Speaker Should Know

Unless you’re a webinar wizard, you probably travel now and again (or all the time) for live presentations. Even though life on the road can be a challenge, technology today can make things so much easier. Here are a road warrior’s top 10 travel tool...