Building a 30 Year Speaking Career with Randy Pennington

By Jane Atkinson

Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by Accelerate LIVE 2019 in Cape Coral, FL on February 22-24, 2019. This power packed seminar will allow you to say “no” to poor paying events and stand tall in your fees. You’ll get the tools and processes to bring more buyers across your path, and close more speaking engagements.  Join us for the “insiders” strategy for long term business building!

On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking about how to build a long-lasting speaking career.  Randy Pennington is with us to talk about how he built and continues to sustain a speaking career that has spanned more than 30 years!  

Randy is author of the award-winning books Results Rule! and Make Change Work. His insights have appeared in Fast Company, Entrepreneur, the New York Times in numerous newspapers and many professional/trade association journals, and as a contributor to the Huffington Post. His expertise has made him a respected guest commentator with appearances on CNN, PBS, Fox News, the ABC Radio Network, and the BBC.

His background is a unique blend of line, staff, and consulting experience ranging from hourly employee to senior management. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Psychology and has completed Postgraduate work in Organization Administration and Management.

Randy has been fascinated with how great organizations and great leaders operate since his very first sociology and psychology classes in college.  But most of his life, passion, and energy have been devoted to helping leaders and organizations deliver results, build strong corporate cultures, and make change work.

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Highlights you won’t want to miss:

  • What it takes to launch in this business.  6:00
  • Keeping a lasting connection with your clients.  10:00
  • Are you the Coke or the Coke machine?  13:50
  • How to reinforce your message.  18:25
  • Advice I’d give myself when I started out.  24:15
  • What numbers to keep your eyes on.  31:30
  • Important things to help you hit the next flash point.  39:50

If you want some great ideas on how to take your speaking career to the next level and make it stand the test of time, you can’t afford to miss this episode!

Podcast Resources:

Learn more about Randy Pennington, HERE.
Connect with Randy on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.
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