The Things Nobody Tells You About Speaking with Grant Baldwin

By Jane Atkinson

Today we are taking a deep dive into some things that are rarely discussed before going into the speaking business.  I am joined by Grant Baldwin who is a nationally known speaker, podcaster, and author who has helped thousands of people start and build their own speaking business through his Booked and Paid to Speak Training Course. Grant and I have both worked for many years training speakers on how to build a profitable and […]

Put Yourself On The To Do List

By Jane Atkinson

Put yourself on the to do list this holiday. I ran into a friend and colleague on the plane from Vancouver recently. We were both returning from the CAPS convention, our annual gathering of Canadian Speakers. I looked at my friend and said, “Are you feeling OK?” She admitted to me that she was exhausted. That 2018 had been a very rough year for her business. Pretty sure my friend was on the path or […]

A Lesson in Humility

By Jane Atkinson

I haven’t been able to talk publicly about politics, even though it’s one of my favorite subjects, for several years now because America is so divided. I live in Canada, so you might think I’m not affected by American politics, but over 50% of my business comes from the US so I care. I care very deeply. This past month George H. W. Bush passed away joining his wife Barbara who had passed just eight […]

The Wealthy Speaker Gets Their Fee

By Jane Atkinson

I have two types of clients. Client A – The speaker who will take every piece of business that comes towards them at any fee. And Client B – The speaker who “interviews” each piece of business to check for a good fit in terms of content, expectations, fee and budget. Which one are you? Now, let me be clear, Client A might be happy because they are busy. To them busy means successful. But […]