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, […]

Picking your Lane, and Reinventing with Joe Calloway

By Jane Atkinson

We are always talking about picking a lane, but how do you know when it’s time to change lanes?  On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome back world class speaker, author, Speaker Hall of Fame inductee and great friend of mine, Joe Calloway.   Joe joins us to share his insights and experience on shifting the focus in his thriving business. Joe is a business author, speaker, and coach who works with […]

What Does Your Dream Business Look Like?

By Jane Atkinson

Having been working toward my dream business for nearly 30 years, it’s something that I think about often.   How often do you reflect on that question? When was the last time you really sat down to think about what your perfect day would look like tomorrow? A year from now? 5 years from now? Back when I was still working as an agent for speakers (in the early days when I still had a nighttime job […]

A Common Behaviour That May Stunt Your Business Growth

By Jane Atkinson

Today I want to talk about a common behavior that many business owners, including all of you speakers, run into. It involves having too many balls in the air. You know – too many projects, launches or other initiatives at the same time. While you may think these activities will grow your business, truth is it just may stunt your business growth! Here’s a perfect example of what I’m talking about. I had a coaching […]

The Things Nobody Tells You About Speaking with Grant Baldwin

By Jane Atkinson

Today we are taking a deep dive into some things that are rarely discussed before going into the speaking business.  I am joined by Grant Baldwin who is a nationally known speaker, podcaster, and author who has helped thousands of people start and build their own speaking business through his Booked and Paid to Speak Training Course. Grant and I have both worked for many years training speakers on how to build a profitable and […]