THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • Do You Notice Everything?

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

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  • Want Champagne Style? It’s Possible – Even on a Beer Budget.

    Building your speaker business as a solo-entrepreneur or major content provider has many parallels. ...

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  • 3 Reasons Why Your Website Needs New Content NOW

    We’ve all seen it: a speaker’s website that looks like it was designed in 1990 and hasn&...

    3 Reasons Why Your Website Needs New Content NOW
  • Powerful Presence: What You Deliver Beyond Your Words

    Have you ever watched yourself on video with the sound off? What is your body saying? What about whe...

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  • 6 Tricks to Stay Sane in the Business

    I continually remind myself  to balance my life physically, mentally and spiritually every day to ha...

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  • Author Authority– How to Brand Books and Speeches

    Look at book covers. When an author is new and unknown, his or her name is placed under the title. A...

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  • Stop The Glorification of ‘Busy’

    I often hear from my fellow speakers how ‘busy’ they are and how little time they have. ...

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7 Tips to Take Your Panel Discussion from Terrible to Terrific

7 Tips to Take Your Panel Discussion from Terrible to Terrific

The only thing worse than a dull speech is a dull panel discussion, where the misery is multiplied by the number of bad panelists. We’re accustomed to planning carefully for a big speech, but when it comes to serving on panels, it’s tempting to just ...

Selfies: Your New Go-To Marketing Tool

Selfies: Your New Go-To Marketing Tool

What do celebrities, athletes, politicians and even speakers have in common? They all have, at one time or another, participated in a wildly hip, fun, technological craze that has everyone saying one, two, three – SELFIE! In today’s hyper-competitive...

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...

4 Steps to Publishing Your Breakthrough Book

4 Steps to Publishing Your Breakthrough Book

Many speakers spend a lot time dreaming about the day they will walk into a Barnes & Noble, or saunter past an airport bookstore, and see their breakthrough masterpiece on a shelf. And, in fact, I’m quite certain that even the most prolific book ...

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...