[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 […]

Get Paid to Speak: 3 Keys to Getting Started

By Jane Atkinson

Many of our blog posts are for people who speak for a living. However, what if you are just getting started? Here are a few key ideas for those of you who have a desire to become a professional speaker and need to know the first steps to get started. For you seasoned speakers, these ideas can be used as a refresher checklist and something to share with emerging speakers who reach to you for help. Pick […]

Are Your Expanding Your Empire?

By Jane Atkinson

For years I’ve been talking about how speaking is just one of the ways we distribute our knowledge. We write books, consult, coach and a whole host of other things that help drive revenue. Since the economy keeps shifting, the days of the $15,000 speaker doing 50-70 gigs a year might be behind us. We must distribute our knowledge in other ways. For instance, the first time the economy dipped a few years back, it […]

Are you New School or Old School?

By Jane Atkinson

As time whips by, the gap between old school and new school is expanding. If you haven’t quite cottoned on to technology, you could be old school. If you use terms like “cottoned on”, you might be old school (that’s a joke 🙂 ). If your first instinct is to pick up the phone, rather than shoot off an e-mail or a text, you could be old school. And, if you don’t have any systems […]

Winners: Best Speaker Video Contest

By Jane Atkinson

A powerful performance is your #1 form of marketing.  Capturing that on video will allow your clients to see your talent and the value of the content that you provide. We had 59 entries for this contest!  It takes a certain amount of bravery just to post your video, so kudos to all the entrants! To review the contest entries and criteria again, click here.  https://ow.ly/36ds6 THE WINNER OF THE BEST SPEAKER VIDEO CONTEST IS: […]