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 […]

Where to Find the Money in Speaking with Jane Atkinson

By Jane Atkinson

Recently, one of my private coaching clients shared that somebody told him “there is no money in speaking”.  And I thought about that for a minute. And I’m like, what, what do you mean there’s no money in speaking? So, on this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, I’m gonna SHOW YOU THE MONEY! If there was no money is speaking, there wouldn’t be world renowned speakers like Joe Calloway, Ryan Estes & Brené Brown.  […]

Judgement, Pivots & Do Overs with Jason Hewlett

By Jane Atkinson

What happens when you feel you did an amazing performance and then everyone in your audience responded differently than you’d hoped?  Do you stew over it and let it bring you down or did you take the criticism, refocus and use it to improve?  On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome back Jason Hewlett who is going to share his experience to let us know that the road back from self-doubt is […]

Punch Up Your Program with Humor with Rik Roberts

By Jane Atkinson

They say laughter is good for the soul…it’s also a great way to make your audience relax and feel more connected to you as a speaker.  On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome comedian Rik Roberts to share his insight on how to inject a little humor into your keynote. Rik Roberts has performed comedy full-time since 1991. He is based in Nashville, TN with a wonderful wife, two young kids and […]

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 […]