Feeling Stuck? Remember Your Resilience!

By Jane Atkinson

On my way to the cottage last week, I was binge-listening podcasts. With 3 hours in the car, you want to make it productive, right?  I stumbled across Marie Forleo’s speech “Everything is Figureoutable” on Super Soul Sundays with Oprah, so I gave it a listen on the drive. It was a terrific message about having the resilience and finding ways to make things work, even when it’s not looking good. That got me thinking […]

3 Essentials to Raise Your Speaking Fee

By Jane Atkinson

As a speaking business coach, there are a lot of questions I get from speakers on the journey to grow their business. One of the most common: “How do I raise my speaking fee?” Before I jump right into the ‘how,’ take a minute and imagine this:  Before you is an audience of 5,000 people. You have them at hello and rock them all the way until close. As you exit the stage to thunderous […]

What Are You Devoted To?

By Jane Atkinson

Devotion can come in different forms. When it comes to business, where do you devote your time and energy? And is that devotion paying off? These past few months, I’ve been devoted to putting together a program for speakers like nothing else available in the speaking world. It’s designed to help people just like you move towards, and achieve, your dream speaking business. Have you got a clear vision of what that business looks like? […]

[Podcast] Tapping the Education Market with Josh Shipp

By Jane Atkinson

The education market is different from other speaking markets.  Few people have a better handle on what it takes to make in the youth market than Josh Shipp. Josh is a youth speaker, TV host, best-selling author, and frequent media guest. Josh has some great, strategy-rich advice for making it not just in the education market, but in other markets as well. Listen Now! Show Notes: 2:10 How did Josh get his own TV show? 6:25 […]

Are you Consciously Competent?

By Jane Atkinson

Conscious Competence. Say that 10 times fast! In our world of speaking, it’s very easy to start the business without alot of strategy. In fact, alot of people fall into our career by accident. Is that you? But at some point, usually a year or two down the road, you realize that there are things that aren’t working. Perhaps: Your website is up but it isn’t generating bookings. You give a good speech, but it’s […]