THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • How to be an Effective Auctioneer

    And the winner is… Perhaps this has happened to you. A client reaches out and asks if you can ...

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  • 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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  • 4 Steps for Building a Speaking Business That Outlives You

    Bill Brooks, CSP, CPAE, began his career as a college football coach. He was at his happiest when he...

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  • 3 Reasons to Tweet for Yourself

    If you’re not tweeting for yourself, you’re wrong! I’ve noticed a lot of speakers ...

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  • 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 ...

    Packing and Travel Tips to Become  a True Road Warrior
  • 6 Essential Social Media Tips for Small Business

    The digital age is transforming the way we interact with each other. But beyond that, it’s also chan...

    6 Essential Social Media Tips for Small Business
  • 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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Public Speaking Tips for Introverts

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 deliver an awesome speech all the same. What elevates a public speaker from decent to dynamic? Contrary to popular belief, a flashy, bombastic delive...

Speaker’s Toolkit: Winning Strategies to Boost Your Revenue

The speaking profession requires consistent innovation and reinvention. Speakers must constantly find ways to leverage their talents and skills to meet clients’ needs. Here are a few strategies to help boost your revenue. Check out the March 20...

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 ...

How Is Your Day Going So Far…and are you ready to bring it into balance?

How Is Your Day Going So Far…and are you ready to bring it into balance?

“I arise in the morning torn between the desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” –E.B.White How is your day going so far? Are you improving the world, or are you enjoying it? Perhaps you are a...

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...

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...