Public Speaking: Why Holding Your Own Event Is a HUGE Mistake

If you’ve been a speaker for any period of time, you’ve likely heard the advice: run your own events.  There are guru-types out there, running their own events, teaching you how to run your own events.  It’s great, they say. You’ll make a lot of money, they say. Just hold a free event and the … Read more

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

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

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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