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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Professional Speakers – The Marketing Tools You Need to Succeed

Felicia Slattery on stageNo matter where you are in your professional speaking career, there are certain tools you need that meeting planners are looking for as they decide to hire you.

In order to get paid to show up for your expertise, you’ve got to first prove you know what you’re doing, and that means looking like a pro with everything you communicate. Here are the various tools you need to succeed when marketing yourself as a professional speaker:

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A Better Way to Take a Compliment about Your Speaking

You just delivered your Signature Speech, got off stage and now there’s a line of people waiting to talk to you about what you just shared. Inevitably, someone will compliment you on some aspect of your speech and you might be tempted to say “thanks but…” “Thanks, but I really could have delivered the close … Read more