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When Celebrity Trumps Style: Can High Profile Speakers Do No Wrong?

(Note: the use of the word “trump” in the title is in no way pertaining to any political candidate!) Sometimes you will find a speaker who is loved by audiences simply because of his or her bio, accomplishments or celebrity status. These celebrity speakers obviously have something great going for them, but I think even they

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13 steps to killer presentation

13 Steps to a Killer Presentation

We talk a lot about the importance of having a killer presentation. It’s the basis of my book, the Epic Keynote, which talks about ensuring that you get your message across in a clear, concise, yet entertaining, manner.   I’ve always said, “There’s no better form of marketing than a great speech.”   I recently

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What is ‘Be Awesome’ Marketing?

I’ve been talking about it for years – your presentation being your #1 form of marketing. If every speech is leading to more business (there will be some exceptions), then the strategy of ‘be awesome’ marketing is at work. If people are talking about how other conferences “must book you as their speaker”, then ‘be

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How Do you Measure an Epic Keynote?

It’s so nice when we get feedback from people.  Just today, I had an email from a fan who said “because of your ‘Phrase That Pays’ idea from The Epic Keynote, I got my first standing ovation.”  Sweet! A standing ovation might be one way to determine if your keynote was epic…. what are some

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The Growth Is In The Discomfort

Have you ever gone through something difficult and come out the other end really glad you did it? I sure have. And in our business, this is a common situation. When you start a new business, there’s uncertainty When you raise your fees, there’s fear When you write a new book, there’s trepidation When you

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Green gremlin

The Gremlins and The Grammys

For those of you who follow my work, I LOVE music.  All music.  And therefore, I love watching the Grammy’s to see the talent and the collaboration. I have to say I wasn’t blown away this year. When I watched it back, I realized there were many performances that were solid.  But which ones did

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When Celebrity Trumps Style: Can High Profile Speakers Do No Wrong?

(Note: the use of the word “trump” in the title is in no way pertaining to any political candidate!) Sometimes you will find a speaker who is loved by audiences simply because of his or her bio, accomplishments or celebrity status. These celebrity speakers obviously have something great going for them, but I think even they

READ MORE
13 steps to killer presentation

13 Steps to a Killer Presentation

We talk a lot about the importance of having a killer presentation. It’s the basis of my book, the Epic Keynote, which talks about ensuring that you get your message across in a clear, concise, yet entertaining, manner.   I’ve always said, “There’s no better form of marketing than a great speech.”   I recently

READ MORE

What is ‘Be Awesome’ Marketing?

I’ve been talking about it for years – your presentation being your #1 form of marketing. If every speech is leading to more business (there will be some exceptions), then the strategy of ‘be awesome’ marketing is at work. If people are talking about how other conferences “must book you as their speaker”, then ‘be

READ MORE

How Do you Measure an Epic Keynote?

It’s so nice when we get feedback from people.  Just today, I had an email from a fan who said “because of your ‘Phrase That Pays’ idea from The Epic Keynote, I got my first standing ovation.”  Sweet! A standing ovation might be one way to determine if your keynote was epic…. what are some

READ MORE

The Growth Is In The Discomfort

Have you ever gone through something difficult and come out the other end really glad you did it? I sure have. And in our business, this is a common situation. When you start a new business, there’s uncertainty When you raise your fees, there’s fear When you write a new book, there’s trepidation When you

READ MORE
Green gremlin

The Gremlins and The Grammys

For those of you who follow my work, I LOVE music.  All music.  And therefore, I love watching the Grammy’s to see the talent and the collaboration. I have to say I wasn’t blown away this year. When I watched it back, I realized there were many performances that were solid.  But which ones did

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