How to Handle Difficult Business Situations Before They Become a Problem

By Jane Atkinson

In your speaking business, you will undoubtedly run into difficult business situations from time to time. Difficult clients, events that don’t go as expected… there is no limit to the number of things that can go ‘wrong’ as you are building and running your business. What I want to share today is some wisdom in how to handle difficult business situations before they become a problem. Let’s jump right in with some examples. ‘Jack,’ who […]

Fearlessly Building Your Business with Erin Falconer

By Jane Atkinson

Isn’t it great when you start a conversation thinking you know the direction it’s going to take, only to find that it drifts into an unexpected and fantastic ride?  On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, I am so happy to welcome Erin Falconer back to talk about building your business and the evolution of her brand. Erin is the editor in chief and co-owner of Pick the Brain, one of the most popular […]

Dealing with Competition in the Speaking Industry

By Jane Atkinson

How do you feel when you lose a piece of business that you know you were perfect for? Ugh!!!  It hurts, right? But competition in the speaking industry is fierce, and I’m sorry to say, it’s only going to get tighter as more people enter the field. Understanding that is one thing. Now let’s talk about what you can do about it! 3 Tips for Navigating Competition in the Speaking Industry Competition is a reality that […]

Stop Selling and Start Connecting with Simon T. Bailey

By Jane Atkinson

Being authentic is a very important part of speaking today and helps you to connect with your audience, and in turn gets your message through loud and clear.  On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome Simon T. Bailey who will share his thoughts on finding your authentic self and how it’s helped him succeed in business and in life. Simon T. Bailey is a Breakthrough Strategist whose life’s purpose is to teach […]

When Does Saying No to a Speaking Engagement Make Sense?

By Jane Atkinson

When I talked to Joe Calloway on the podcast a few weeks ago, I asked him, “If you could go back and talk to yourself 30 years ago when you were first starting out, what advice would you give Young Joe? He said, “I wish I would have said “no” to more things sooner.” Isn’t it interesting how our perspective on saying no to a speaking engagement can evolve over time? In the early days, […]