The Power to Say “NO”

By Jane Atkinson

The other day there was a debate on one of the daytime talk shows about Adam Sandler’s new movie. A guest, Cristela Alonzo, had read for a part in the new movie and said she passed because she didn’t want her nephews to see her in such a negative Hispanic stereotype.  Cristela has her own sitcom and can afford to be a bit choosy in her roles. But don’t we all have the power to […]

Speaking: The Best Profession in the World

By Jane Atkinson

Two thirds of North Americans are unhappy in their jobs. It’s hard to believe that we (professional speakers) get paid to talk. True story! In the case of many of my clients, $5K, $10K or even $20K for one hour of their time!  Sure, there is a responsibility that goes with this, and we know that travel has become a giant headache. But it’s hard for me to complain – this is a unique place to […]

3 Tips for Seasoned Speakers PLUS February 2 Teleclass

By Jane Atkinson

You’ve been around the block. You’ve seen many things come and go from our industry.  Perhaps you’ve been through business ups, business downs, stage bombs, reinvention, burnout….and back again. So what’s next?  How do you kick 2015 into gear?  Here are 3 tips for Becoming A Category of One in 2015: 1.  REINVENTION, A MUST.  If two or more years have passed and you haven’t updated your brand, your message or your marketing, you might […]

Top 6! Best Speaker Website Contest

By Jane Atkinson

The best speaker website contest is now closed and we need you to vote!! Here is where you go to PLACE YOUR VOTE ON FACEBOOK! https://tinyurl.com/nnuvlgo  We were looking for uniqueness, clear promise (how you help people) and a strong video. We had many websites to choose from, thank you for everyone for participating. If you want to see all of the entries and my feedback, click here. ****** Choose from one of these top […]