THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

Negotiating & Booking

Get Your Book Noticed

Get Your Book Noticed

You put your life on hold so you could finish writing your book. Now, you can sit back and relax while the sales roll in, right? Wrong! Deve... »

How Much are You Worth? A Lot More Than You Think!

How Much are You Worth? A Lot More Than You Think!

You hang up the phone with the meeting planner, the engagement is perfect for you, the date is open, and everything feels right. You’re even... »

Don't-Compete

Create, Don’t Compete!

When NSA was formed 40 years ago, founder Cavett Robert, CSP, CPAE, had a vision: To create a bigger pie for speaking opportunities so every... »

Expand Your Digital Footprint to Get Bookings

Expand Your Digital Footprint to Get Bookings

Attracting bookings like a magnet is the goal of every professional speaker. But what happens all too often is a speaking business built pri... »

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Why Not Sell What Customers are Willing to Pay More For?

Do you really believe your expertise has lasting value in the business of your audience?  How about their life?  If your answer is yes, and ... »

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Hire a Copy Editor

Savvy professional speakers get feedback on their presentations. Savvy authors hire copy editors to make their writing read better. The copy... »

End With a Bang, Not a Whimper

End With a Bang, Not a Whimper

Even the most polished, experienced speakers can have a bit of anxiety when it comes to the Q&A period. Is an audience member going to a... »

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Speaker-Bureau Relationships: Decoded

One of my favorite experiences as president elect of National Speakers Association (NSA) was to attend the annual convention for the Interna... »

Are You a Triple Threat?

Are You a Triple Threat?

In football, a triple threat is someone who can run, pass and kick. In entertainment, it’s someone who can act, sing and dance. Profes... »

Pod Publishers: Scams and Frauds

Pod Publishers: Scams and Frauds

Authors and professional speakers have been contacted lately by organizations offering “self-publishing services.” They employ “boiler... »

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