THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • 11 Deadly Presentation Sins

    A couple of years ago, I had the misfortune to attend the worst presentation of my life. The speaker...

    Deadly-Presentation-Sins
  • Innovating the Webinar Model

    How many times have you heard webinars are a way to make passive income in this business? A few year...

    Innovating the Webinar Model
  • Get Your Book Noticed

    You put your life on hold so you could finish writing your book. Now, you can sit back and relax whi...

    Get Your Book Noticed
  • 4 Steps to Publishing Your Breakthrough Book

    Many speakers spend a lot time dreaming about the day they will walk into a Barnes & Noble, or s...

    4 Steps to Publishing Your Breakthrough Book
  • Why Audiences Detest Presenters That Abuse or Avoid PowerPoint

    Presentations are the business currency of today. PowerPoint® is often the legal tender of those pre...

    Why Audiences Detest Presenters That Abuse or Avoid PowerPoint
  • Video Lab Challenge Winner

    During the 2017 NSA Video Lab, a contest was held to see who could create the best short video. The ...

    Video Lab Challenge Winner
  • Customize Humor for Your Audience

    For Laughter Week 2018, Karyn Buxman, CSP, CPAE, shared a time when she found an internal situation ...

    Customize Humor for Your Audience
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...