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

Public Speaking – Signature Speech Secrets: Heide’s Notes

Heide MetzgerAfter more than 10 years in business, I’ve been blessed to receive more kind words, emails, and testimonials than I can count. Yet, every once in a while, a client surprises me. After she sent me this email, I asked her permission to share it with you. Obviously, she said yes (yay us!).

I got to know Heide Metzger for the first time when she joined my 30-Day Storytelling on Video Challenge (that I partner with Lou Bortone on) in the fall of 2015. She has a heart of gold and a HUGE vision to serve the world through fundraising massage parties.

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I Was Literally a Punch Line

live streaming imageYears ago when DVD players came on the market and started to become commonplace in many homes, my husband and I debated whether we should get a DVD player. My argument, admittedly weak as it was looking back now, was that VHS was the industry standard and had been for years. I thought FOR SURE the DVD player and the DVDs to go with them were going to be like the Betamax machines and tapes, which were popular with enthusiasts and early-adopter technologists, but never really caught on in the mainstream.

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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

Writing and Speaking = A Marketing Cycle at It’s Best for All Businesses

Question: Which came first, the book or the speech as a marketing tool? Answer: It doesn’t matter! They are both fantastic and you can use both to sell the other! It doesn’t matter what you do in your business. Being successful boils down to one thing: getting people to pay you for your products or … Read more