How To Tame the Gremlins Holding You Back with Rick Carson

By Jane Atkinson

We all have that inner voice that tells us we’re not good enough, smart enough, or worthy of what we desire in this life.  On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we are so fortunate to welcome Rick Carson who will discuss those nasty little “Gremlins” and how to banish them from our thoughts to create the world that we dream of. For nearly five decades, Rick has been a practicing psychotherapist, personal/executive coach, […]

Are You Ready For Your Greatness?

By Jane Atkinson

At the beginning of his speaking career, one of my clients, Roger, wasn’t quite ready to step into the spotlight of greatness. He thought he had some good ideas and he knew he had some skill, but the confidence hadn’t really kicked in yet. The day that Roger made a declaration that he was indeed a big stage keynote speaker everything changed. Roger’s mind caught up with his desires. So much about what we do […]

How Important is “Story” to Your Success?

By Jane Atkinson

We know that telling a story in your business helps people know you and perhaps relate to you better, thus winning you more business. We also know that your percentage of storytelling vs. teaching is important to the success of your presentation. But, many people lean too heavily on teaching. Kelly Swanson, speech coach extraordinaire says this: As speakers we have often heard that we should tell stories in our presentations. But nobody ever explains […]

The Cost of a Wrong Fit Client

By Jane Atkinson

I just celebrated the 13 year anniversary of having my own business and what’s funny is that I’m still learning the lessons in year 13 that I learned in year one. After all this time, I still need to sharpen my wrong fit client detector. What that means is that I need to recognize when a client is not going to be a good fit earlier on in the process of working with them. That’s […]

Recovering From an Onstage Flop

By Jane Atkinson

Twice in the past week I’ve had clients come to me and say they thought their presentation went smashingly well, but then the feedback came…. and they were wrong. The audience did not love their performance. In fact, some people didn’t even like it a little bit. Yikes! What would you do if you had a flop? Would you give up or would you get back on the horse? I suspect most of you have […]