THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • 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 en...

    The 5 Biggest Money Risks for Speakers
  • End With a Bang, Not a Whimper

    Even the most polished, experienced speakers can have a bit of anxiety when it comes to the Q&A ...

    End With a Bang, Not a Whimper
  • Are You Asking the Right Questions? 14 Key Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Speaking Engagement

    The phone rings. It’s a CEO you’ve never met, but he says a colleague told him about your high-quali...

    Are You Asking the Right Questions? 14 Key Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Speaking Engagement
  • 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? ...

    How Four Scored: Four NSA Legends Share Golden Nuggets for Generating a 7-figure income
  • Be Your Own Publicist: 8 Rules to Follow

    People ask me, “Why do I need a publicist?” My answer, “Because there are too many stories, too many...

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  • The Power of the Pause

    For Laughter Week 2018, Stacy Pederson explained that learning how to pause correctly can help you g...

    The Power of the Pause
  • 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 Keynote We Can’t Let Go

The Keynote We Can’t Let Go

Do you remember where you were when you first heard the phrases “let it go” or “pick a lane”? Perhaps you were in the hallway of an NSA Convention and someone retold the tale of a speech that would be talked about for 14 years after it was delivered....

Building a Back-End Business

Building a Back-End Business

I’m a fellow member of NSA and I have experienced firsthand the power of building a better back-end business model. Imagine you’re me, five years ago. You’re a 30-something “up-and-coming” speaker and trainer. You’ve been semi-successful at landing p...

Using the Global Octopus Model to Partner Across the Globe

Using the Global Octopus Model to Partner Across the Globe

Many speakers and trainers want to work globally, but aren’t sure how to make it happen. As two CSPs, one in Atlanta (Jennifer) and one in Berlin, Germany, (Dirk) we created a highly successful intensive weeklong leadership program in 2016 for coaches in Berlin. Dirk’s consulting firm hosted Jennifer and we collaborated for a year to design and del...

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 ...

16 Revenue-Generating Ideas

16 Revenue-Generating Ideas

At Influence 2018, 16 speakers each had two-minutes to quickly and clearly share a tip that brought their business additional revenue. Check out the transcripts of each of their presentations that can help you bring in more revenue for your speaking ...

Avoid Last-Minute Surprises with a Meeting Planner Checklist

Avoid Last-Minute Surprises with a Meeting Planner Checklist

With the nickname Organized Audrey, I am not a fan of surprises, because they make me feel out of control. So, imagine my surprise when I arrived to an engagement wearing mostly black, accompanied by my videographer, only to discover that the drape b...

The Picture of Success

The Picture of Success

I interviewed five fabulous speakers on how they use Instagram for their business. Not too surprising, they had five completely different strategies for how they use the app and how they determine results. There were two consistent messages in the in...