THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • 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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  • 5 Costly Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

    Patricia: Lois, clients pay you for well-developed feedback. What are the costly mistakes newer and ...

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  • Authenticity: The Key to Awakening Your Full Intelligence

    Be yourself. Be real. These clichés are easily uttered, but far from easily lived. Many people inclu...

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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...

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  • Your Invisible Anchor: 6 Steps to Inspire Action

    Everyone has heard of Pavlov’s dogs. He showed a dog a steak and rang a bell at the same time. The d...

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  • Connecting with Distance Learning

    I just finished my first in-house virtual training on tax return analysis. The training goes beyond ...

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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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Allison Shapira

How to Get Rid of Um’s and Ahs

One of the biggest (and tiniest) barriers to our credibility as speakers is our use of filler words: um, ah, you know, like, right? And the most common words I hear in business settings: kind of and sort of. While there’s nothing wrong with a few fil...

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 ...

International Travel

Savvy Traveling

International travel can be an exciting experience when we are invited to speak in other countries. We are often asked what to think about when traveling and speaking overseas. Here’s a quick checklist of things to consider before, during, and after ...

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!...

Webinar

What’s Driving Your Choice of Webinar Platform?

The best software solution for you will be the one that meets your specific needs. Once you’ve decided if you need a platform for meetings; seminars, websites, or presentations; or training, you can begin to narrow in on a specific option. Even an in...