How to Handle Difficult Business Situations Before They Become a Problem

By Jane Atkinson

In your speaking business, you will undoubtedly run into difficult business situations from time to time. Difficult clients, events that don’t go as expected… there is no limit to the number of things that can go ‘wrong’ as you are building and running your business. What I want to share today is some wisdom in how to handle difficult business situations before they become a problem. Let’s jump right in with some examples. ‘Jack,’ who […]

Are You Prepared to Over Deliver?

By Jane Atkinson

I used to caution my clients to not give until it hurts. And I stand by the idea of not creating a win-lose situation (for you) in negotiations. But once you reach a win-win, I believe your job is to then over deliver. Let me explain. A Sudden Realization This past year, I’ve been studying wealth. My primary guru is Brooke Castillo who earns about 15 million per year. With my old philosophy of being very careful and guarded […]

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 […]

A Common Behaviour That May Stunt Your Business Growth

By Jane Atkinson

Today I want to talk about a common behavior that many business owners, including all of you speakers, run into. It involves having too many balls in the air. You know – too many projects, launches or other initiatives at the same time. While you may think these activities will grow your business, truth is it just may stunt your business growth! Here’s a perfect example of what I’m talking about. I had a coaching […]

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? […]