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7 Valuable Business Lessons I Learned This Year

Wow, when I look back at 2015, I marvel at how much has happened. This was a terrific year in the speaking world with clients and colleagues booking 6 figure contracts and multi-gig deals. I’ve been so lucky to bring on a group of really talented “mover and shaker” private coaching clients. It has also

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How to Make 2016 Your Year of “Yes”!

I am reading Shonda Rhimes’ new book, The Year of Yes, right now. She is the creator of ABC’s famed series Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. The basic premise of the book is that Shonda moved from being an unhappy reclusive person playing it safe to saying “YES” to everything that scared her (including public speaking). I

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How to write your TED talk

7 Tips on How to Write Your TED Talk in 20 Minutes!

This week I’m sharing a special guest post from author and speaking coach, Judy Carter, that offers 7 Tips on How to Write Your TED Talk in 20 Minutes. I hope you enjoy!! 7 Tips on How to Write Your TED Talk in 20 Minutes CARTER’S SEVEN STEPS TO WRITING A KILLER SPEECH When preparing

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The Competitive Landscape of Speaking

A few years ago, my very wise friend Brian Palmer of the National Speakers Bureau in Chicago said, “Clients seem to be steering away from hiring someone who describes themselves as a speaker… preferring, instead, to engage a smart person who happens to speak.” Every day more and more people are getting into the speaking

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Picking the High Hanging, High Value Fruit

We always hear about picking the low hanging fruit. That is the business that is right in front of us. It might be a stack of business cards that you have not followed up on or leveraging your inner circle. Some of us can do a better job of picking that fruit and nurturing our

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When Your Content Is Not Your Content

Last week I said to my husband “I have an idea of what we should do with our backyard.” I laid it all out to him (gazebo, conversation furniture, fire table, etc.) and he liked it. Then I told my friend Lydia about my idea. She laughed.  I said, “why are you laughing? Was this

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The Art of Letting Go: A Powerful Sales Tool

An idea that Wayne Dyer once wrote was around “detaching from the outcome”. I interpret it that you set your sights on what you want, you put things in motion, and then you detach from the outcome. Being too attached or “controlling” of how things go down can sometimes work against us. My husband and

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Transparency: Lessons from a Soft Launch

Last week I launched my 8 Week Acceleration Course. Really, one of the best things I’ve ever put together. I had taken a course to learn how to launch a course (go figure) but I found that many of the techniques were not in line with my own values. So I made some adjustments and

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Your Risk vs. Reward Ratio

Peter Drucker once said “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” As entrepreneurs, we have risk built right into our DNA. However, that doesn’t mean that we don’t want to analyze our decisions carefully. Recently, I took a risk that cost $10,000. I took a course to learn how to

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Ripping Your “Solutions” Straight from the Headlines

Recently I was working with a speaker who had a background in law enforcement. More specifically, his job had been to talk to the press when something police related was going down in his county. So naturally, communication was his area of expertise. When discussing “fire” strategies (rolling out your new offerings to your target

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7 Valuable Business Lessons I Learned This Year

Wow, when I look back at 2015, I marvel at how much has happened. This was a terrific year in the speaking world with clients and colleagues booking 6 figure contracts and multi-gig deals. I’ve been so lucky to bring on a group of really talented “mover and shaker” private coaching clients. It has also

READ MORE

How to Make 2016 Your Year of “Yes”!

I am reading Shonda Rhimes’ new book, The Year of Yes, right now. She is the creator of ABC’s famed series Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. The basic premise of the book is that Shonda moved from being an unhappy reclusive person playing it safe to saying “YES” to everything that scared her (including public speaking). I

READ MORE
How to write your TED talk

7 Tips on How to Write Your TED Talk in 20 Minutes!

This week I’m sharing a special guest post from author and speaking coach, Judy Carter, that offers 7 Tips on How to Write Your TED Talk in 20 Minutes. I hope you enjoy!! 7 Tips on How to Write Your TED Talk in 20 Minutes CARTER’S SEVEN STEPS TO WRITING A KILLER SPEECH When preparing

READ MORE

The Competitive Landscape of Speaking

A few years ago, my very wise friend Brian Palmer of the National Speakers Bureau in Chicago said, “Clients seem to be steering away from hiring someone who describes themselves as a speaker… preferring, instead, to engage a smart person who happens to speak.” Every day more and more people are getting into the speaking

READ MORE

Picking the High Hanging, High Value Fruit

We always hear about picking the low hanging fruit. That is the business that is right in front of us. It might be a stack of business cards that you have not followed up on or leveraging your inner circle. Some of us can do a better job of picking that fruit and nurturing our

READ MORE

When Your Content Is Not Your Content

Last week I said to my husband “I have an idea of what we should do with our backyard.” I laid it all out to him (gazebo, conversation furniture, fire table, etc.) and he liked it. Then I told my friend Lydia about my idea. She laughed.  I said, “why are you laughing? Was this

READ MORE

The Art of Letting Go: A Powerful Sales Tool

An idea that Wayne Dyer once wrote was around “detaching from the outcome”. I interpret it that you set your sights on what you want, you put things in motion, and then you detach from the outcome. Being too attached or “controlling” of how things go down can sometimes work against us. My husband and

READ MORE

Transparency: Lessons from a Soft Launch

Last week I launched my 8 Week Acceleration Course. Really, one of the best things I’ve ever put together. I had taken a course to learn how to launch a course (go figure) but I found that many of the techniques were not in line with my own values. So I made some adjustments and

READ MORE

Your Risk vs. Reward Ratio

Peter Drucker once said “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” As entrepreneurs, we have risk built right into our DNA. However, that doesn’t mean that we don’t want to analyze our decisions carefully. Recently, I took a risk that cost $10,000. I took a course to learn how to

READ MORE

Ripping Your “Solutions” Straight from the Headlines

Recently I was working with a speaker who had a background in law enforcement. More specifically, his job had been to talk to the press when something police related was going down in his county. So naturally, communication was his area of expertise. When discussing “fire” strategies (rolling out your new offerings to your target

READ MORE
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The 2021 Best Virtual Demo Video Contest

Over the last 14 months we’ve seen some major shifts in the professional speaking industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a world that almost overnight went virtual, many speakers saw the immediate need to embrace the shift and up

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