Best Website Contest Winners (+ surprise)

By Jane Atkinson

Well, many lessons (several for myself) have unfolded during this year’s Best Speaker Website Contest. https://ow.ly/bqocE First, an unexpected youth speaker named Yahya Bakkar (pronounced Yaya) came off the big winner with 68% of the  votes, congratulations!! https://www.yahyabakkar.com/ His website is fresh and energized. His video used testimonials brilliantly and was effective, all while being just over 2 minutes. (His market is the YouTube generation, short video is a must). The video and the website […]

Best Website Finalists! Come and Vote!

By Jane Atkinson

I’ve been pouring over the Best Speaker Website entries all day and I’m excited that we have such an amazing group of finalists! There were many great websites that did not make the cut. Either they were a bit off in their positioning or just not quite as good as another site. I’m sorry! If you’d like a 2-minute website feedback via e-mail let me know and I’ll provide it. I NEED YOUR HELP! I’d like you all to […]

Winners: Best Speaker Video Contest

By Jane Atkinson

A powerful performance is your #1 form of marketing.  Capturing that on video will allow your clients to see your talent and the value of the content that you provide. We had 59 entries for this contest!  It takes a certain amount of bravery just to post your video, so kudos to all the entrants! To review the contest entries and criteria again, click here.  https://ow.ly/36ds6 THE WINNER OF THE BEST SPEAKER VIDEO CONTEST IS: […]

Winners of the Connection Contest

By Jane Atkinson

Choosing the winners of this connection contest was no easy task! There were alot of really terrific ideas. Really! And if you didn’t see all 42 of them, I would encourage you to take another look. https://ow.ly/27zmA The point of the contest? It was to help people think more about the audience, become more “them” focused. Based on the responses, someone reading this post will have a lot of great ideas to learn from. The […]

How Well Do you Connect? (+ Connection Contest)

By Jane Atkinson

In John Maxwell’s new book “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect”, John says….. “Whether you are communicating one-on-one or with a large audience, asking questions creates a connection between you and your listeners that is vital to releasing energy and raising their interest levels. Because my audiences are often so varied, when I begin speaking…. I pose a question related to the topic I’ll be speaking on. I’m simply trying to get people to engage right away.” […]