Professional Speakers and Outsourcing: Top 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

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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Real Fast Holiday Promotions – ANY Time of Year for ANY Business, Part 1

One of the biggest myths is that “the holidays” only come once a year. Maybe that’s true for “The Holidays” – capitalized because if you’re thinking of the big 3 of Thanksgiving – Christmas – New Years (or Thanksgiving – Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Your Holiday of Choice – New Years), you’re right. But when you want to communicate … Read more

Tales from Box Mountain Part 3: Broken Promises, Cut Locks, and No Texting While Driving (Not what you think!)

Note: This post is the third in a series about what I learned about life and business from moving my family from the suburbs of Chicago to Knoxville, Tennessee. You can read the first post here and second here. Whenever you move, one of the biggest issues to contend with is how to get all … Read more