THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • Build a Breakthrough Brand

    You don’t own your brand. Your customers do. There are thousands of books written on branding, and, ...

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  • 4 Fundamentals to Build & Sustain a Thriving Speaking Business

    There are some fundamental necessities to getting into, growing and sustaining your speaking busines...

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  • 6 Tips to Reload Your Internal Database

    Backstage before a concert, you will find the professional musicians rehearsing the well-known numbe...

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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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  • You Got Game? Play the Engagement Game to Win Clients and Engage Audiences

    In the kingdom of speaking, “engagement” wears the crown. And unfortunately, he is a king ignored by...

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  • Are You a Triple Threat?

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

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  • Creativity & Innovation: Your Keys to a Successful Speaking Career

    One way to get the attention of meeting planners is to talk about creativity and innovation in your ...

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6 Tips From Richard Branson on Overcoming Pre-Speech Jitters

6 Tips From Richard Branson on Overcoming Pre-Speech Jitters

Want to know a secret? Even billionaires get stage fright. Just ask Sir Richard Branson, entrepreneur extraordinaire. Branson’s dislike of public speaking is a well-known fact–Virgin quotes him as saying, ”I loathe making speeches and always ha...

How Cops, Reporters and Researchers Can Enhance Your Customer Experience

How Cops, Reporters and Researchers Can Enhance Your Customer Experience

When we have an idea, one of the first things we ask ourselves is “But what if it doesn’t work?” How many times does this prevent us from trying something new? How often do we accept the status quo even though we think there has to be a better way? I...

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...

What Keeps You Going When the Passion Is Absent?

What Keeps You Going When the Passion Is Absent?

Purpose and passion––that’s how most people respond when you ask them why they got into this business. I understand. Those were at the top of my list as well. While your purpose may never falter, there is likely to come a point where your passion dim...

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...