A Lesson in Humility

By Jane Atkinson

I haven’t been able to talk publicly about politics, even though it’s one of my favorite subjects, for several years now because America is so divided. I live in Canada, so you might think I’m not affected by American politics, but over 50% of my business comes from the US so I care. I care very deeply. This past month George H. W. Bush passed away joining his wife Barbara who had passed just eight […]

Marie Forleo Agrees, Clear is Better Than Clever

By Jane Atkinson

Don’t you love it when someone you admire reinforces one of your ideas? For years, I’ve been talking to my clients about how to make their websites clearer. I’ve also been saying that “clear is more important than clever” when it comes to the copywriting, the promise statement and your tab names. Well, I just watched a webinar by Marie Forleo, who I think has some terrific ideas for business owners and she reinforced this […]

Doing the Right Thing Even When No One is Looking

By Jane Atkinson

It’s easy to do the right thing when everyone is watching. But it’s just as important to do the right thing when no one is watching. You have a decision to make. A lead comes in for a speaking engagement and it sounds like they found you organically via Google. But your spidey senses say that maybe, just maybe, it came from a speaker’s bureau proposing you. You request a call with the client and you […]

3 Things That Might Be Blocking Your Next Flashpoint

By Jane Atkinson

Have you heard of flashpoints before? We use this term in The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 to indicate when a speaker has hit a new level of success. As defined in this past blog post, a flashpoint is “that moment when things fall into place, and the hard work really starts to pay off.” What kind of flashpoints have you seen in your business? Advancing from $100K to $500K per year? Shifting from local to (higher […]

[Podcast] How Do I Find an Agent or Hire a Coach?

By Jane Atkinson

Each episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast features a guest star in the speaking industry…someone who is ready to share knowledge about their specific area of expertise, whether it is marketing your speaking business, booking more gigs, perfecting your presentation, or something else. This week I decided to try something a little different. The featured expert in Episode 54 is none other than myself! In Episode 54 of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, I share wisdom […]