Are You the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?

By Jane Atkinson

Sometimes I hear people who book speakers talking about how speakers approach them. The speakers ask “do you have a couple of minutes?” and then proceed to keep them on the line for a half hour telling them how great and unique they are. So what’s the problem here? Bureaus, meeting planners and decision makers have likely heard it this before. You can tell them how great you are, but chances are very, very good […]

What’s the Cost of Distraction?

By Jane Atkinson

After pulling myself up out of a quagmire of family drama that went on for about a year, I can look back and realize how incredibly distracted I had been. As grateful as I am for my family, I was 100% lost in the problems of others and my profit and loss statement reflected it. It began with my stepdaughter and 1-year old grandson moving in with us (which I must say was a blessing). […]