THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

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Tax-Deductions

Home Sweet Home: Home is Where the Tax Deductions Are

As a speaker, you probably have a home office like I do. That comes with a tax deduction, for which the IRS now offers a simplified calculat... »

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Upgrade Your Speaking Menu

What is the quickest way to add zeros to your income? Answer: Monetize the tasks you are already doing. Start by making a list of the specia... »

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Creativity & Innovation: Your Keys to a Successful Speaking Career

One way to get the attention of meeting planners is to talk about creativity and innovation in your speech. But that’s not enough if you’re ... »

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13 Lessons That Help Speakers Succeed

At the Financial Services Speakers Network, we hire primarily two kinds of speakers: subject matter experts and compelling motivational spea... »

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The Value of Soft Skills in a Hard World

Not long ago, soft skills were viewed as unnecessary, a waste of time, and a dead end for marketing speaking engagements. Well, things have ... »

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3 Online Tools to Expand Your Business and Build Your Tribe

For 21 years, I drove by my dream home, which sits on 10 pristine acres in the Cascade Mountains outside of Seattle. From time to time, I’d ... »

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5 Ways Numbers Can Help Make You More Money

I learned the media business by creating magazines, trade shows and websites. I have learned that success comes from really understanding th... »

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5 Easy Steps to Build Your List Community

Do you speak on a soft topic, like emotional intelligence, team building, relationships or coaching? For experts who speak on soft topics, i... »

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Testimonials: Powerful Words

Life would be much simpler — and sales would be effortless — if all new clients came from trusted referrals. But that’s not always possible,... »

life-balance

6 Tricks to Stay Sane in the Business

I continually remind myself  to balance my life physically, mentally and spiritually every day to have the strength to be the woman and spea... »

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