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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

[Podcast] Mountain Moving Mindset with Frederique Murphy

By Jane Atkinson

Frederique Murphy is in the business of moving mountains. Well, she’s actually in the business of having the mindset that you CAN move mountains. Frederique is a speaker, strategist, podcaster, creator of the Mountain Moving Mindset platform. Frederique offers some thought-provoking ideas on how our brains work, how we deal with beliefs, and how we can overcome adversity. Listen Now! Show Notes: 1:54 Frederique discusses her background (as well as her unique accent). 7:04 Mindset is […]

[Podcast] How to Run a Virtual Summit with Bailey Richert

By Jane Atkinson

Bailey Richert left the corporate world in 2013 because she wanted the freedom to build her ideal lifestyle as an “infopreneur”. From the beginning, one of the linchpins of her business been virtual summits. Bailey discusses how virtual summits have helped her build her email list, sell private coaching packages and connect with her audience on a deeper level. If you’re intrigued by the idea of hosting your own virtual summit, this episode is a […]