What Does Your Dream Business Look Like?

By Jane Atkinson

Having been working toward my dream business for nearly 30 years, it’s something that I think about often.   How often do you reflect on that question? When was the last time you really sat down to think about what your perfect day would look like tomorrow? A year from now? 5 years from now? Back when I was still working as an agent for speakers (in the early days when I still had a nighttime job […]

5 Systems You Need to Run a More Efficient Speaking Business

By Jane Atkinson

I just realized I might be taking my own business systems for granted. The question came up, “Doesn’t everybody have templates in place to answer emails easily?” But my clients tell me that they don’t. Does it make me a freak if an efficient system gets me more excited than a fabulous piece of jewelry or handbag? If so, oh well! I’m all about getting a lot done in the smallest amount of time. And […]

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? […]

Is Perfectionism Holding Back Your Business Growth?

By Jane Atkinson

Maybe you’ve been there before… You are knee-deep in a project, and you keep tweaking and refining and adjusting, going round and round in circles until you just want to throw the whole thing away and start over! Does that sound familiar? Dan Sullivan talks about getting projects to 80% before handing them off to the team. I have started to adopt this in all areas of my life. My husband and I are renovating […]

Make the Most of the NSA Influence 2019 Conference

By Jane Atkinson

The finest of the speaking industry will descend on Denver on July 27-30 for NSA Influence 2019, the annual conference of the National Speakers Association (NSA). People frequently ask me if they should attend Influence, and I usually say “yes.” The event provides a unique opportunity to learn more about the business, network with peers, and discover emerging trends.  Normally I would attend Influence, but this year I’ll be knee deep creating my new Wealthy […]