Content Trumps Everything

I asked a number of speakers what criteria they believe are most important when it comes to winning keynote opportunities. Typical comments ... »


Happy Meals or Happy Tales: Serve Up Stories Made to Order

A Systematic Approach for Serving Up Stores Made to Order Look, I get it. As speakers, it’s drilled into us. “You must have great, unforgett... »

Flat to Fabulous: How to Put More Character in Your Characters

Flat to Fabulous: How to Put More Character in Your Characters

Come follow me past Critter’s Creek, to the tiny town of which I speak, about a mile and a hair past anywhere you’ve been. Welcome to Prides... »


10 Tips for Going International

Are you an international speaker? Actually, this is a trick question. You most certainly are an international speaker, even if you do not de... »


Top 10 Most Annoying Speaker Habits

You Don’t Have to Be Perfect Every Time You’re On Stage…But You Definitely Want to Avoid Traits and Habits that Prevent Effective Communicat... »


6 Tips to Reload Your Internal Database

Backstage before a concert, you will find the professional musicians rehearsing the well-known numbers they are about to perform for the ump... »


When Saying “Yes” Can Cost You

To showcase or not to showcase? That seems to be the perennial argument in speaking communities, with opinions split between those who belie... »


Your Invisible Anchor: 6 Steps to Inspire Action

Everyone has heard of Pavlov’s dogs. He showed a dog a steak and rang a bell at the same time. The dog salivated. After a few times of repea... »


Tips to Stop Using the “F Word”

Have you ever been asked by a local association to do a FREE speaking gig? Of course you have. Many times associations offer that powerful a... »


What it Takes to Be Perceived as Powerful on the Platform

Brian Palmer, the president of the National Speakers Bureau (NSB), is a long-time supporter of NSA, as was his father the legendary John Pal... »

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