What Does Your Dream Business Look Like?

By Jane Atkinson

Having been working toward my dream business for nearly 30 years, it’s something that I think about often.   How often do you reflect on that question? When was the last time you really sat down to think about what your perfect day would look like tomorrow? A year from now? 5 years from now? Back when I was still working as an agent for speakers (in the early days when I still had a nighttime job […]

Make the Most of the NSA Influence 2019 Conference

By Jane Atkinson

The finest of the speaking industry will descend on Denver on July 27-30 for NSA Influence 2019, the annual conference of the National Speakers Association (NSA). People frequently ask me if they should attend Influence, and I usually say “yes.” The event provides a unique opportunity to learn more about the business, network with peers, and discover emerging trends.  Normally I would attend Influence, but this year I’ll be knee deep creating my new Wealthy […]

The Hustle Required to Build a Million Dollar Speaking Business

By Jane Atkinson

I am writing this while flying high from our Accelerate Live 2017 conference in Minneapolis. You, my valued blog readers, will be benefiting from some of what I learned from the experts who participated. Specifically, the hustle required to build a million dollar speaking business. The theme of our event was moving your business towards a million dollars. Ryan Estis, Seth Mattison and Kindra Hall, all of whom are successful professional speakers, were three of our […]

Accelerating Your Speaking Business with Kindra Hall (Part 2)

By Jane Atkinson

Kindra Hall has been a storyteller almost all of her life. Stories are the core of her focus and what she has built a profession around, both in her former corporate career and now as a professional speaker. Last March,  Kindra sat with us to discuss how she has so successfully made the transition to professional speaker and the many strategies she has used to become a highly sought-after speaker. Lucky for us, she was […]

[Podcast] Accelerating Your Speaking Business with Kindra Hall

By Jane Atkinson

Kindra Hall has built her brand on storytelling. As a speaker and consultant (and soon-to-be author), Kindra has helped an impressive roster of corporate clients harness the power of storytelling to connect with their audiences. Kindra discussed some of the key decisions that have taken her from her early days to the in-demand authority that she is today. Listen Now! Or Watch Now! Show Notes: 1:38 How did Kindra make storytelling her lane? 5:49 Kindra had […]