Where to Find Speaking Opportunities for International Events

Professional speakers often have the same or similar questions. The most common of those is: “where can I find speaking opportunities?” Today’s question comes from a Facebook group of professional speakers. The woman who asked the question added a twist. She wondered about international speaking gigs. Here is the question and my answer, which seems … Read more

Speaker One Sheet Question: How Many Pages Should A Speaker Sheet Be?

Speaker one sheets are a powerful tool professional and emerging speakers need to market their businesses. Many speakers know this, but they aren’t sure where to start, how to use them, what should be on them, etc. You can see that confusion in a question recently posted to Facebook (recognize the blue background as one … Read more

6 Elements to a Successful, Comprehensive, and Profitable Speaking Business That Makes You Money Whether You’re On Stage or Not

Public speaking is a dream for many people. If that’s YOU this post is written for you to help you avoid the costly mistakes so many beleaguered, ragged, worn-out speakers make thinking the ONLY way to make money as a speaker is when they are on stage alone.  If you were alive and in the … Read more

Finally – Outsourcing Simplified: 3 Mistakes and What to Do Instead

If you think you are saving money in your business by doing everything yourself, you are making a HUGE mistake and actually LOSING money. It’s true. One of the biggest misconceptions, especially of speakers and business owners new to using the internet to get new clients, goes something like this: “Oh I don’t have much … Read more

Busy Season(s) for Speakers

In case you’ve ever wondered if there’s a pattern to how meeting planners contact experts and speakers for their events, there is!

Predictably, there are several times of the year when over the past 10 years of speaking professionally I can expect my proverbial phone to ring, which usually means my email or social media private message inbox blow up with invitations to speak and be interviewed.

This week is one of them. (I’ll explain why below.)

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The Path to Speaking and Coaching Success

Recently I talked to a new high performance coach who wants to do some speaking. Wendy (not her real name) had a 20+ year corporate career and a couple months ago quit her full-time job to pursue her passion. Now THAT’S exciting!

As the conversation continued, I learned quite a bit more about where she’s starting from and I recognized familiar challenges I have seen countless others face. Like many before her, Wendy wanted to know the secret to speaking and coaching success.

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