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 […]

[Podcast] How Do I Find an Agent or Hire a Coach?

By Jane Atkinson

Each episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast features a guest star in the speaking industry…someone who is ready to share knowledge about their specific area of expertise, whether it is marketing your speaking business, booking more gigs, perfecting your presentation, or something else. This week I decided to try something a little different. The featured expert in Episode 54 is none other than myself! In Episode 54 of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, I share wisdom […]

How to Know When and What to Outsource in Your Speaking Business

By Jane Atkinson

Have you ever felt unsatisfied in your speaking business? Like maybe you wanted to take all of your marbles and go home? Perhaps you should just call it quits and get a “real job?” If you have ever felt this way, know that you are not alone. In fact, there was a time in my career when I was ready to pack it in as well. Several years ago, I wasn’t happy at all. I […]

Hiring That Elusive Speaker’s Agent

By Jane Atkinson

The irony of the speaking world is that although speakers want gigs, most don’t feel comfortable selling themselves. They would rather hand that particular part of the business to someone else by hiring a speaker’s agent. My first exposure to this aspect of the speaking business came at the age of 25 when I got my first job as a speaker’s agent. Today, I still receive calls and emails each week from speakers who want […]