Speaking Business Success Strategies Part III: The Seasoned Speaker

By Jane Atkinson

For our third and final piece in the Speaking Business Success Strategies series, we are focusing on the seasoned speaker. These are speakers who have been around for a while and have a very solid speaking income. And they, like every level we’ve talked about, have very specific challenges to overcome. Here are my best speaking business success strategies for them. As a seasoned speaker, you have successfully established yourself as an expert on your […]

The Wealthy Speaker Gets Their Fee

By Jane Atkinson

I have two types of clients. Client A – The speaker who will take every piece of business that comes towards them at any fee. And Client B – The speaker who “interviews” each piece of business to check for a good fit in terms of content, expectations, fee and budget. Which one are you? Now, let me be clear, Client A might be happy because they are busy. To them busy means successful. But […]

A Solid List is Better Than a Big List

By Jane Atkinson

When is the last time you did some list hygiene? Pardon! LOL. List hygiene is putting your email list through a series of processes that ensure that people really want to be included. We did some research recently and realized over a thousand people on my list hadn’t been engaging. That meant they hadn’t opened any of the emails I had sent in the last six months. Yikes! That’s a lot of people. At one […]

Are You Ready For Your Greatness?

By Jane Atkinson

At the beginning of his speaking career, one of my clients, Roger, wasn’t quite ready to step into the spotlight of greatness. He thought he had some good ideas and he knew he had some skill, but the confidence hadn’t really kicked in yet. The day that Roger made a declaration that he was indeed a big stage keynote speaker everything changed. Roger’s mind caught up with his desires. So much about what we do […]

5 Keys to Making Your Mastermind Work

By Jane Atkinson

I’ve been a part of some amazing masterminds, and I’ve been a part of some snoozers. Perhaps you can relate? Some of you are running your own masterminds, so I wanted to lay out what 10 years of putting together my Inner Circle Mastermind has taught me and the best practices that we use: 1. Common ground Each member of the group is at a similar level and has something special to share. One of the […]