5 Phases of the Professional Speaker Career: Which Are You In?

By Jane Atkinson

Over the past 30 plus years, I’ve had a bird’s eye view into the careers of many professional speakers. It has been incredible to watch so many talented individuals build and grow their speaking businesses. And as I’ve watched these various speakers go through the process, I’ve been able to identify five phases of the professional speaker career, which I want to share with you today. Let’s find out which one you are in! The […]

So You Wanna Get Paid to Speak

By Jane Atkinson

You’ve arrived here at the doorstep of The Wealthy Speaker community, and I’m guessing you’d like to know some secrets on how to get paid to speak (or how to get paid more to speak). Am I right? Well, you’re in luck! Sharing how you can build and grow a speaking business so you can book more gigs at higher fees is what we do! Let’s start by exploring the 3 Ds to getting paid […]

Put Yourself On The To Do List

By Jane Atkinson

Put yourself on the to do list this holiday. I ran into a friend and colleague on the plane from Vancouver recently. We were both returning from the CAPS convention, our annual gathering of Canadian Speakers. I looked at my friend and said, “Are you feeling OK?” She admitted to me that she was exhausted. That 2018 had been a very rough year for her business. Pretty sure my friend was on the path or […]

A Lesson in Humility

By Jane Atkinson

I haven’t been able to talk publicly about politics, even though it’s one of my favorite subjects, for several years now because America is so divided. I live in Canada, so you might think I’m not affected by American politics, but over 50% of my business comes from the US so I care. I care very deeply. This past month George H. W. Bush passed away joining his wife Barbara who had passed just eight […]