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 […]

How to Get Noticed by Meeting Planners with Lori Pugh Marcum

By Jane Atkinson

On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking with Lori Pugh Marcum about what it takes to catch the eye of meeting planners.  We are excited to have with us, Lori Pugh Marcum from Meeting Planners International. Lori has 14 years of experience in the meetings and events industry on both the planner and supplier side of the business. As Lead Manager, Event Programs and Productions with Meeting Professionals International she is […]

Spontaneity, Stories & Humor with Kelly Swanson

By Jane Atkinson

On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking with Kelly Swanson about telling your story, how to be spontaneous, and add a little humor.  Today, Kelly is joining us to discuss how to be more authentic on stage. Kelly is an award-winning storyteller, comedian, motivational speaker, Huffington Post Contributor, and cast member of The Fashion Hero television show airing on Amazon Prime. She is also author of Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale, The Land of If […]

[Podcast] Boost Your Speaker Bookings with Social Media with Erin Gargan

By Jane Atkinson

As a professional speaker, you likely have a presence on social media, whether it is Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or something else. I mean, for years the experts have been telling us that we HAVE to be on social so by now, we’ve all jumped on that bandwagon. But is your presence effective? Does it help you meet clients or book gigs? For many of us, the unfortunate answer is “No.” Even with regular posting, many […]

Hiring That Elusive Speaker’s Agent

By Jane Atkinson

The irony of the speaking world is that although speakers want gigs, most don’t feel comfortable selling themselves. They would rather hand that particular part of the business to someone else by hiring a speaker’s agent. My first exposure to this aspect of the speaking business came at the age of 25 when I got my first job as a speaker’s agent. Today, I still receive calls and emails each week from speakers who want […]