Speaking Business Success Strategies Part II: The Rising Superstar (or Intermediate Speaker)

By Jane Atkinson

Last week we started our series on speaking business success strategies that will help you weave your way through the more challenging times in a speaking business. Part I of our series focused on the Emerging Speaker. This week we are focusing on the Rising Superstars or Intermediate Speaker, and the challenges they commonly face and strategies to help. And for you who are emerging speakers, take notes for the future. The Rising Superstar, or […]

Do You Suffer From FOMO?

By Jane Atkinson

FOMO: Fear Of Missing Out We’ve all felt it at one point in time – FOMO. There was that conference that you weren’t able to get to, that all of your speaker buddies were attending. There is this new technology that you just don’t seem to have time to figure out. But I’d like to beg the question, do you really need to? Do you need to hop on every single technology or new idea […]

Get Paid to Speak: 3 Keys to Getting Started

By Jane Atkinson

Many of our blog posts are for people who speak for a living. However, what if you are just getting started? Here are a few key ideas for those of you who have a desire to become a professional speaker and need to know the first steps to get started. For you seasoned speakers, these ideas can be used as a refresher checklist and something to share with emerging speakers who reach to you for help. Pick […]

5 Strategies for Overcoming Setbacks in Your Business

By Jane Atkinson

Have you ever had a moment in your career that you thought was going to sink the ship? Last week I was talking to a speaker friend named John who confided in me a recent setback. He started the conversation with, “Jane, I had a bomb!” He had been asked to do a multi-gig webinar for a client. The webinars were fairly lengthy, so he prepared some of the material but thought “that is good […]

Secure More Repeat Business with These 4 Useful Tips

By Jane Atkinson

Hopefully, as we enter the new year, you are evaluating new ways to find more speaking business. If you have been in the industry for awhile, working hard to close deals, you know that a spin-off piece of business is a real gift. Moreover, a multi-gig engagement, or repeat business from a client who books you year after year for multiple dates, is like winning the lottery! Working to secure repeat business is one of […]