THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • 3 Mantras for Sales Success

    The speaking world has changed. Our clients are well-informed with information at their fingertips 2...

    3 Mantras for Sales Success
  • Get More Bang with Bundles

    I self-published my first book, an historical novel, in 2002, and immediately threw myself into the ...

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  • Murphy’s Law & Virtual Training: 3 Steps to Make it Smooth Sailing

    Have you tried something new in a live training and had it not go as planned? When you are an accomp...

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  • Be a Master of Ceremonies

    Speakers can enhance their value to clients by serving as a master of ceremonies, or emcee. I rememb...

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  • 3 Words that Will Change Your Sales Forever

    Are you ready to learn something (or re-learn something) that most NSA members fail at miserably? Yo...

    3 Words that Will Change Your Sales Forever
  • 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
  • Stay in One Field…And Own It

    Once you select your subject, stick to it; stay in one field. Too many author-speakers write a book ...

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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...

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 ...

Getting Ready for the Biggest Change 

Getting Ready for the Biggest Change 

Life events cause you to think of things—even the inevitable—in different ways. Intellectually, we all know that death will become part of our lives sooner, but hopefully later. Emotionally, most humans follow Scarlett O’Hara’s philosophy, “I’ll thin...

Track your Tasks

Track your Tasks

If you’re preparing to put on a self-sponsored program, make sure you don’t miss any to-dos with a detailed checklist of steps. Download a customizable checklist and add your own unique tasks for each program you offer.  

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...