Find Success as a Professional Speaker by Coming Off the Island

By Jane Atkinson

Being a professional speaker and running a speaking business can be a lonely adventure. You may feel at times as if you are all alone trying to figure out what steps to take next and how to move forward without making significant mistakes. Here’s the thing – if you want to find success as a professional speaker, you are going to have to leave the island. I know that many of you are currently working […]

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 Solid List is Better Than a Big List

By Jane Atkinson

When is the last time you did some list hygiene? Pardon! LOL. List hygiene is putting your email list through a series of processes that ensure that people really want to be included. We did some research recently and realized over a thousand people on my list hadn’t been engaging. That meant they hadn’t opened any of the emails I had sent in the last six months. Yikes! That’s a lot of people. At one […]

It’s Back! Our Best Speaker Website Contest!

By Jane Atkinson

I’m so excited because I am currently building my own website, and as a result, I have seen my ideas about what makes a website shift and evolve. I’ll bet your ideas about great websites have changed over the years as well? Think about how many websites you’ve developed during the course of your business and how much things have progressed. The good news is that websites just keep getting better and better. We want […]