How to Handle Difficult Business Situations Before They Become a Problem

By Jane Atkinson

In your speaking business, you will undoubtedly run into difficult business situations from time to time. Difficult clients, events that don’t go as expected… there is no limit to the number of things that can go ‘wrong’ as you are building and running your business. What I want to share today is some wisdom in how to handle difficult business situations before they become a problem. Let’s jump right in with some examples. ‘Jack,’ who […]

Fearlessly Building Your Business with Erin Falconer

By Jane Atkinson

Isn’t it great when you start a conversation thinking you know the direction it’s going to take, only to find that it drifts into an unexpected and fantastic ride?  On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, I am so happy to welcome Erin Falconer back to talk about building your business and the evolution of her brand. Erin is the editor in chief and co-owner of Pick the Brain, one of the most popular […]

Who Is Your Perfect Audience?

By Jane Atkinson

Many of my readers have already honed in on their perfect audience. My client Bob decided to go all-in on dentists years ago and that has paid off in spades. Sarah loves non-profits, especially in health care. Kendal is loved by bankers. And Frank is all in on sales audiences. Defining your perfect audience is a crucial step in picking a lane. As I have explained many times in the past, choosing a specific topic […]

Punch Up Your Program with Humor with Rik Roberts

By Jane Atkinson

They say laughter is good for the soul…it’s also a great way to make your audience relax and feel more connected to you as a speaker.  On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome comedian Rik Roberts to share his insight on how to inject a little humor into your keynote. Rik Roberts has performed comedy full-time since 1991. He is based in Nashville, TN with a wonderful wife, two young kids and […]

Is Your Speaker Website Getting You Gigs?

By Jane Atkinson

Your speaker website can either do one of two things. It can get you into the “maybe” pile. Or it can eliminate you from the competition. Let me explain. A decision-maker identifies that they need a speaker. They may meet with the team to bat around ideas. They may call the speaker’s bureau. They may off-load the task to someone else and then have a meeting. Or if it’s urgent, they might just hop on […]