THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • 8 Common Public Speaking Fears — and How to Squash Them

    If you suffer from glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking, we hate to break it you: you’re not...

    8 Common Public Speaking Fears — and How to Squash Them
  • Pod Publishers: Scams and Frauds

    Authors and professional speakers have been contacted lately by organizations offering “self-publish...

    Pod Publishers: Scams and Frauds
  • 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 present...

    10 Tech Travel Tools Every Speaker Should Know
  • Seated Ovations: How to Measure Your Presentation’s Success

    Who doesn’t like to receive a standing ovation? It’s the ultimate conclusion to a terrific presentat...

    Seated Ovations: How to Measure Your Presentation’s Success
  • 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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  • 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 busines...

    What Keeps You Going When the Passion Is Absent?
  • 8 Habits to Communicate Better in a Social Media World

    “Just because they build it, do we have to come?” Yes, technology know-how and social media savvy ar...

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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 ...

What to Do in an Active Shooter Situation

What to Do in an Active Shooter Situation

With more active shooter incidents happening, here are tips on how to respond if a shooting breaks out: Remain calm. Your head might be telling you to fight or escape. Maintain calm to help determine what is possible. Recognize your options. Your cha...

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...