THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • 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...

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  • Be More YOU

    I bombed. I thought I would never make it as a professional speaker. Heck, I didn’t think I ev...

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  • 10 Simple Ways to Eliminate the Regrets of 20/20 Hindsight

    When I was in the early stages of my speaking career, I had abundant time and opportunities ahead of...

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  • Be the Leader in Your Own Life

    Bad things happen to good people. That’s just a harsh reality of life. That’s the bad news. The good...

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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
  • Brassy vs. Classy: What Professional Speakers Can Learn from a YouTube Misfit

    One of the most popular YouTube channels belongs to a brassy, in-your-face, 26-year-old young woman ...

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  • 13 Lessons That Help Speakers Succeed

    At the Financial Services Speakers Network, we hire primarily two kinds of speakers: subject matter ...

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Straight Talk on the Gay Market

Straight Talk on the Gay Market

What do the following prominent historical figures have in common: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, Willa Cather, Hans Christian Anderson and Emily Dickinson? If you answered that they are all famous authors, you are correct. How about Michelangelo...

3 Secrets to Killer Branding and Copy

3 Secrets to Killer Branding and Copy

1. DIRECTION Are you ready to take your speaking career to the next level? The secret is not promoting YOU. People are tired of being “sold.” They want answers to their problems, not just a list of accolades and product pitches. It’s time to flip the...

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...

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...

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...