What Are You Devoted To?

By Jane Atkinson

Devotion can come in different forms. When it comes to business, where do you devote your time and energy? And is that devotion paying off? These past few months, I’ve been devoted to putting together a program for speakers like nothing else available in the speaking world. It’s designed to help people just like you move towards, and achieve, your dream speaking business. Have you got a clear vision of what that business looks like? […]

Are You Ready For Your Greatness?

By Jane Atkinson

At the beginning of his speaking career, one of my clients, Roger, wasn’t quite ready to step into the spotlight of greatness. He thought he had some good ideas and he knew he had some skill, but the confidence hadn’t really kicked in yet. The day that Roger made a declaration that he was indeed a big stage keynote speaker everything changed. Roger’s mind caught up with his desires. So much about what we do […]

The 30 Day Sales Sprint:  Are you In?

By Jane Atkinson

 Back in the day when I worked as an agent representing speakers, I realized early on that success was a numbers game.   I was a green 25 year old when my first speaker, Betska K-Burr, took a chance and hired me.  I was sharp and had some raw sales skills but no formal training.  She spent a week or two with me giving me the lay of the land and I was getting comfortable.   […]

The Mental Side of Wealthy: 2 Exercises To Help Turn Your Goals Into Achievements

By Jane Atkinson

Although I am pragmatic most of the time, I love to delve into the Power of Attraction and the idea behind manifesting everything your heart desires. Many of you know my book and posts to be quite practical. However, Mike Dooley says “go for big bold end results” and don’t worry about how you are going to get there. He advises, “don’t try to micromanage every single detail.” I am really for strategy in combination […]

Cup of Coffee Coaching: How to Hire the Right Speaking Coach the First Time

By Jane Atkinson

A few weeks ago, I spoke at an NSA Chapter event. Just before my session, one of the Chapters “elders” gave a short talk on finding success as a speaker. In his speech, he warned the group that speakers should not hire a speaking coach, and they should beware of people preying on new speakers with ‘get-rich-quick’ systems. He went on to say that instead they should just call him to go for coffee if […]