The Secret Tool for Booking More Speaking Gigs

By Jane Atkinson

One of the most important aspects of building a successful speaking business is remembering that our success is built on the relationships we build. How we approach new prospects and nurture the relationship will determine if we will ever get a ‘Yes’ from them. Your ability to build strong relationships will be the secret formula for securing more speaking gigs and growing your speaking business! Building Relationships that Secure More Speaking Gigs When we reach […]

The Focused Hustle 5 | December 2019

By Jane Atkinson

DECEMBER 2019 MUST LISTEN PODCASTS Here are this month’s must-listen podcasts: Social Media Like a Boss with Erin Gargan Launching Your Podcast with Doug Sandler Overcoming Obstacles and the Power of Attitude with Alvin Law Where to Find the Money in Speaking with Jane Atkinson LISTEN NOW DECEMBER VIRTUAL EVENTS Join me and video expert Chris West on December 12th from 2pm – 4pm ET to learn about current trends in speaker demo videos that […]

How to Find Speaking Gigs that Pay

By Jane Atkinson

I just got off the phone with a client who was told by somebody that there is no money in speaking and that you should only speak for free.   Huh? Well, if that’s true, then someone is going to have to explain to me how it is that my clients are getting paid, $3,500, $7,500, $15K, and $30K per speech! There is money in speaking. And to get some of that money, you need to […]

Are Your Speaking Fees a Hot Mess?

By Jane Atkinson

How are your speaking fees? Are you able to stand tall when it comes to selling yourself and demanding your fee for each gig? Or are your speaking fees a hot mess, and you are constantly negotiating and lowering them to just get the job? In this post, I want to talk about what may be causing you to constantly negotiate your speaking fees and what steps you can take to move out of that […]

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 […]