How to Avoid Getting Your Speaking Business Stuck in the ‘Confusion Trap’

By Jane Atkinson

When running a speaking business, there are going to be points along the way when you get stuck. There are moments when you aren’t sure if you should proceed down one lane or pivot. It can get confusing. If this is something you are struggling with, I want you to consider confusion from a different angle. I want you to change your view of confusion to be a choice that you’ve made versus something you […]

How to Develop a Mindset for Business Growth and Success

By Jane Atkinson

Those of you who listen to my podcast or are in my coaching groups know that this first quarter of 2019, I’ve been doing a deep dive into all things mindset. As I’ve been learning first hand, how to develop a mindset for business growth and success is a lot of work. So, let’s get to it! I’ve set a lofty financial goal for myself, and I recognized that what got me to my current […]

Speaking Business Success Strategies Part II: The Rising Superstar (or Intermediate Speaker)

By Jane Atkinson

Last week we started our series on speaking business success strategies that will help you weave your way through the more challenging times in a speaking business. Part I of our series focused on the Emerging Speaker. This week we are focusing on the Rising Superstars or Intermediate Speaker, and the challenges they commonly face and strategies to help. And for you who are emerging speakers, take notes for the future. The Rising Superstar, or […]

Speaking Business Success Strategies Part 1: The Emerging Speaker

By Jane Atkinson

When you’ve been around an industry for over 30 years, like I have, it is easy to spot and empathize with people who are going through growing pains. As a professional speaker, it is a part of the journey from speaking for free to earning 6 or 7 figures. Working through (and past) growing pains is much easier if you are able to put in place the right speaking business success strategies. I’ve been fortunate […]

Understanding Speaking Fees and How Much You Should Get Paid to Speak

By Jane Atkinson

Time and time again in my webinars and mastermind groups, a common question arises: “How much should I get paid to speak,” or “How do I know how to set my speaking fees?” Most often, my answer is “it depends.” It depends on the person, the situation, the expertise and the talent of the speaker. This question got our team thinking that perhaps we might map it out for you in a way that will both […]