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#SpeakerSuccessTip – Evaluate the Big Picture!

Creating a successful speaking business takes a lot of work. I’m talking about the daily grind, the never-ending to-do list, the work that keeps you busy day in and day out: finding new gigs, preparing for booked engagements, working on marketing, managing your team, and the list goes on and on.  But no matter how

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Why Building a Diverse Business Matters

Diversity in business is a topic that many of you know about, and some of you may even speak about. But for business owners like me, or like you running a speaking business, diversity doesn’t always come into consideration when building out your team. But it should. Let’s talk about why building a diverse business

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#SpeakerSuccessTip: Don’t Wait for Everything to be Perfect

#SpeakerSuccessTip – Set a Fee Schedule!

What if I told you there is a way to not only make your life easier but to present yourself in a way that honors you, your brand, and your clients… all at the same time. All it takes is creating a fee schedule for yourself and booking jobs based on this fee schedule every

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#SpeakerSuccessTip – Have a COVID Strategy!

At this point in the pandemic, we are accustomed to pivoting and being creative when planning live events. Unfortunately, it seems as though every time we think we are ready to host live speaking events again, another wave starts to ramp up. This is why it is so important to have a COVID strategy mapped

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Why You Should Aim to Be a ‘Tall Poppy’ of Public Speaking

Have you ever heard the term ‘tall poppy’? It’s an Australian term defined as: In Australia, the culture used to say that if you were too successful, too wealthy, too anything, you were a ‘tall poppy’ and needed to be cut back and put in your place. I hope that is changing. I certainly know

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Why Trial and Error is Essential for Business Success

My entire business trajectory has been a series of trials, errors, pivots (yes, I said it), and adjustments. And, to quote my newest book, Scaling Your Speaking Business, if you’re not ready to fail, you’re not ready to scale. Let me share with you today why trial and error is essential for speaking business success.

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3 Steps to Booking High Fee Speaking Engagements

If you are a public speaker who wants to take things up a notch or two so you can book more high fee speaking engagements; then this article is for you! Let me share three critical elements that all professional speakers booking high fee speaking gigs are doing. Recently, a friend of mine asked about

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#SpeakerSuccess Tip – Evaluate the Big Picture! 1200 x 1200

#SpeakerSuccessTip – Evaluate the Big Picture!

Creating a successful speaking business takes a lot of work. I’m talking about the daily grind, the never-ending to-do list, the work that keeps you busy day in and day out: finding new gigs, preparing for booked engagements, working on marketing, managing your team, and the list goes on and on.  But no matter how

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Why Building a Diverse Business Matters 1200 x 1200

Why Building a Diverse Business Matters

Diversity in business is a topic that many of you know about, and some of you may even speak about. But for business owners like me, or like you running a speaking business, diversity doesn’t always come into consideration when building out your team. But it should. Let’s talk about why building a diverse business

READ MORE
#SpeakerSuccessTip: Don’t Wait for Everything to be Perfect

#SpeakerSuccessTip – Set a Fee Schedule!

What if I told you there is a way to not only make your life easier but to present yourself in a way that honors you, your brand, and your clients… all at the same time. All it takes is creating a fee schedule for yourself and booking jobs based on this fee schedule every

READ MORE
#SpeakerSuccessTip - Have a COVID Strategy! Featured Image

#SpeakerSuccessTip – Have a COVID Strategy!

At this point in the pandemic, we are accustomed to pivoting and being creative when planning live events. Unfortunately, it seems as though every time we think we are ready to host live speaking events again, another wave starts to ramp up. This is why it is so important to have a COVID strategy mapped

READ MORE

Why You Should Aim to Be a ‘Tall Poppy’ of Public Speaking

Have you ever heard the term ‘tall poppy’? It’s an Australian term defined as: In Australia, the culture used to say that if you were too successful, too wealthy, too anything, you were a ‘tall poppy’ and needed to be cut back and put in your place. I hope that is changing. I certainly know

READ MORE
Why Trial and Error is Essential for Business Success 1200 x 1200

Why Trial and Error is Essential for Business Success

My entire business trajectory has been a series of trials, errors, pivots (yes, I said it), and adjustments. And, to quote my newest book, Scaling Your Speaking Business, if you’re not ready to fail, you’re not ready to scale. Let me share with you today why trial and error is essential for speaking business success.

READ MORE
3 Steps to Booking High Fee Speaking Engagements 1200 x 1200

3 Steps to Booking High Fee Speaking Engagements

If you are a public speaker who wants to take things up a notch or two so you can book more high fee speaking engagements; then this article is for you! Let me share three critical elements that all professional speakers booking high fee speaking gigs are doing. Recently, a friend of mine asked about

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