Speaking is a Numbers Game: 4 Tips to Boost Your Business and Get More Gigs

By Jane Atkinson

It’s true. Speaking is a numbers game. Think of it as a farmers field, you plant seeds, throw on some fertilizer (build the relationship) and after a period of time and enough seeds planted… Voila! You have a  harvest. My client, Kindra Hall, understood this right out of the gate when she entered the speaking profession, Eighteen months ago she set out a goal to send 600 emails to plant those seeds. She decided she […]

How to Make 2016 Your Year of “Yes”!

By Jane Atkinson

I am reading Shonda Rhimes’ new book, The Year of Yes, right now. She is the creator of ABC’s famed series Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. The basic premise of the book is that Shonda moved from being an unhappy reclusive person playing it safe to saying “YES” to everything that scared her (including public speaking). I think saying “YES” is an interesting premise that we can explore while at the same time maintaining our values. For […]