Best of the Blog – 2014

Best of the Blog – 2014

Me and my big mouth. (Or maybe I should say “fast fingers” instead.)

When my friend and colleague, Kelly McCausey over at SoloSmarts.com mentioned on her Facebook page that she was issuing a challenge and tagged a few other friends, I chimed in something about how fun a throwdown is. And then she invited ME to do it, too.

Well, I can’t turn down a challenge – it’s my competitive nature. So here is the challenge, as Kelly described it:

Answer my challenge, create your own Best of the Blog list and leave a link as a comment and I promise to share it with everyone in my community (just like I’ve shared mine).
Rules of Entry:
  • Your post must list and link to at least 10 blog items you’ve chosen as faves.
  • Tell your readers you’re answering my Challenge and link back to my post.
  • Leave the link in a comment on my post.
  • Give your post some social media love of course!
  • Deadline: 5pm Eastern on Tuesday, December 30th

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Did you catch that last line, I highlighted it in red so you wouldn’t miss it? yep. The deadline was only a few hours away.

My first thought… dang, do I even have 10 posts from this year? LOL I share a lot of content in a lot of places, but Kelly’s challenge is a reminder to me to blog even more frequently with some of that content.

So without further ado, here is my list. I decided to share categories:

First, I see part of my job as protecting my readers from scams, so I post whenever I hear about a scam against speakers:

1. Public Speaking Scam Alert – Warning to Professional Speakers

2. How NOT to Get Clients from Social Media

Then there are lessons learned that speakers can use:

3. You Were Made to Be Courageous

(No image – just a cool music video!)

4. The Best of the Oscars Speeches

If you want to be a successful speaker, but you’re not sure where to start, here are a few ideas about that and getting past the nerves!

5. To Be a Successful Speaker, Do Something First

6. I Wrote This Post in My Underwear (And Other Nonsense)

This was a promo I wrote for a webinar that people loved because of the title and how the post pointed out the obvious that just because the advice is common, doesn’t mean it makes sense!

7. Multi-Billion Dollar World of Motivational Speaking – What You Can Learn

8. Writing and Speaking – A Marketing Cycle at Its Best for All Businesses

And then was a product I created called Speaker One-Sheet Templates where I shared a bunch of training on how to use those to get more speaking gigs and such, so even if people didn’t use my templates, they could definitely benefit from the posts.

9. Top 10 Ways to Use a Speaker One-Sheet to Get You More Speaking Gigs

And finally, something you should do in your business, if you haven’t done yet:

10. Communicating Your Guiding Principles

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. Kat Sturtz January 3, 2015 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Wish I’d read this earlier. Adding link to my posting Idea file for next year. Oh, and I enjoyed reading a couple posts I hadn’t read before.

  2. Kelly December 30, 2014 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Yay! You’ve had a great year here on the blog Felicia!

    • Felicia Slattery December 30, 2014 at 8:36 pm - Reply

      Thanks for visiting and commenting, Kelly! And I am grateful for the challenge, too. One lesson I learned: I need to blog even more in 2015!

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