Trusting Yourself and Taking Risks with Jason O. Harris

By Jane Atkinson

Quote:  “I’ve been absolutely blown away by the commitment, by the caring and the conscious endurance and persistence that people have had on the front lines.”  Jason O. Harris   We recorded this podcast around the beginning of April when we were a few weeks into the COVID shut down.  At that time, I was looking for inspiration and ideas on how to keep my listeners moving forward.  On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, […]

Using Storytelling as a Sales Tool

By Jane Atkinson

As a professional speaker, you likely understand the importance of storytelling on stage. The right story, told at the right time, can captivate your audience, make them lean in on their chair, and communicate your message in a powerful way that they will remember long after the event. Ironically though, many speakers don’t put storytelling to use in their sales strategy. But believe me when I say it… this is one of those factors that […]

Jane The NSA Virgin: 3 Tips for Maximizing Events

By Jane Atkinson

If you have ever felt like you are out on an island, by yourself, doing this business alone, keep reading. About 20 years ago, I attended my very first NSA (National Speakers Association) conference in Washington, DC. I was working as an agent for a speaker at that time and she was gracious enough to send me to learn more about the business. And boy did I learn! The Washington conference was the beginning of […]

What’s Driving your Success?

By Jane Atkinson

Have you ever gone through a period of time in cruise control? You’re just going with the flow. You know you could be doing better, but you’re feeling pretty chill about it. The phone rings, the emails come in, you deliver a pretty good product. And then something changes and POW! You shift it into overdrive! You do some of the best work of your life. You’re tearing up stages all over the place. What […]

Your Risk vs. Reward Ratio

By Jane Atkinson

Peter Drucker once said “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” As entrepreneurs, we have risk built right into our DNA <Click to Tweet> . However that doesn’t mean that we don’t want to analyze our decisions carefully. Recently, I took a risk that cost $10,000. I took a course to learn how to deliver my own online training program. And when I add up the costs of putting the […]