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 […]

Diving Deeper Into the Ready, Aim, Fire Strategy

By Jane Atkinson

  Have you ever tried to explain your offering to a client and you weren’t totally clear? Or you’ve attempted to write out the copy for your website, and it didn’t come easily? It might be that you were Firing, before getting Ready and taking Aim. Been there done that!! ¬†You are not alone. The Ready, Aim, Fire process was designed to help you avoid costly mistakes and lost business. Yes, it takes a bit […]

3 Tips for Hiring a Coach

By Jane Atkinson

I have had amazing coaches. And I’ve had coaches that really didn’t live up to the hype. One seemed to have dropped off the planet at the end of a mastermind that I paid pretty big bucks to attend. But, even in that situation, I was forced to stop and think about my business on a regular basis – and that was beneficial. [Tweet “When we press pause on the busy day-to-day, working IN our […]