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, […]

Becoming a Master of the Speaking Industry

By Jane Atkinson

I recently interviewed Josh Linker who’s out killing the speaking business. He’s speaking over a hundred times per year (highest number of engagements in a year – 165!, CRAZY!) at $35,000 per engagement. Josh successfully sold his tech companies but had started to speak while he was the CEO. He recognized very early on that he wanted to be great on the platform, that he wanted to move from amateur to professional. So he set […]

The 2020 Best Speaker Website Contest

By Jane Atkinson

It’s that time… announcing our 2020 Best Speaker Website Contest! This is the 6th year we’ve run this contest and it is a lot of fun and a great way for speakers to get ideas they can use to really amp up their website! Websites just keep getting better and better and each year we see new trends, new technology and new WOW factors that make speakers really stand out from the competition. From bold […]

Who Is Your Perfect Audience?

By Jane Atkinson

Many of my readers have already honed in on their perfect audience. My client Bob decided to go all-in on dentists years ago and that has paid off in spades. Sarah loves non-profits, especially in health care. Kendal is loved by bankers. And Frank is all in on sales audiences. Defining your perfect audience is a crucial step in picking a lane. As I have explained many times in the past, choosing a specific topic […]

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 […]