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10 Steps to Recession-Proof Your Speaking Business

Okay, let’s face it, there’s chaos all around us. Meetings have been canceled or postponed.  The stock market is in free fall and we are heading into a recession. It sounds pretty bleak, doesn’t it? Let’s take a look at 10 steps you can take today to recession-proof your speaking business! Like the flower that grows in the middle of a desert, there is good all around us.  We just have to look for it.

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Using Storytelling as a Sales Tool

As a professional speaker, you likely understand the importance of storytelling on stage. The right story, told at the right time, can captivate your audience, make them lean in on their chair, and communicate your message in a powerful way that they will remember long after the event. Ironically though, many speakers don’t put storytelling to use in their sales strategy. But believe me when I say it… this is one of those factors that

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The Best Speaker Website Contest 2020: And the Winner Is…

This year’s Best Speaker Website contest brought us some fantastic examples of speaker websites. The process of narrowing down all the fabulous submissions was tough! And now all of your final votes are in… and it was the closest contest we’ve ever had! Thank you to the hundreds of folks who took the time to vote! While this contest is a lot of fun, there are two main reasons that we run it: To point out

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How to Use Business Systems to Find More Buyers

How to Use Business Systems to Find More Buyers

This month at The Wealthy Speaker School, we are focusing on the topic of finding more buyers. This is an area that many speakers struggle with, regardless of how long they’ve been in business. So, today I want to take a look at how we can use business systems to find more buyers for your speaking business. But when it comes to the business of speaking, they are successful almost in spite of themselves.  Sometimes

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2020 BEST SPEAKER WEBSITE CONTEST NOMINEES

Here are the 2020 Best Speaker Website Contest Nominees!

Wow! We had a ton of great websites nominated for our 2020 Best Speaker Website contest! Thank you to everyone that submitted a website for consideration. We’ve had a chance to look at all the websites and evaluate them based on our points of criteria: Style Ease Positioning Video Message It was really hard to choose our finalists for this contest. Some very good websites just got inched out ever so slightly. Everyone who submitted

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Becoming a Master of the Speaking Industry

I recently interviewed Josh Linker who’s out killing the speaking business. He’s speaking over a hundred times per year (highest number of engagements in a year – 165!, CRAZY!) at $35,000 per engagement. Josh successfully sold his tech companies but had started to speak while he was the CEO. He recognized very early on that he wanted to be great on the platform, that he wanted to move from amateur to professional. So he set

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