3 Ways To Get Paid What You’re Worth

By Jane Atkinson

Have you been speaking for awhile and want to get paid what you deserve? Are you frustrated that you’re not getting the number of bookings that you desire to fill your calendar? Here are three ideas that will help you get paid the right amount. Each can be adjusted to suit your speaking needs to secure more of that almighty business! 1. Solve a Marketing Problem When you are positioning yourself on your website, make […]

[Podcast] How to Give a Speech that is Memorable, Magical & Motivational with Dr. Willie Jolley

By Jane Atkinson

Dr. Willie Jolley is a Hall of Fame speaker, an author, and host of his own radio show. As you might guess, he’s also a wealth of information when it comes to speaking. Willie drops by to deliver some empowering advice on how to craft and deliver a truly amazing keynote and how to tell a captivating story. Listen Now! Show Notes: 5:50 What is it specifically that Willie’s clients want? 8:21 There’s a much bigger […]

3 Tips for Seasoned Speakers PLUS February 2 Teleclass

By Jane Atkinson

You’ve been around the block. You’ve seen many things come and go from our industry.  Perhaps you’ve been through business ups, business downs, stage bombs, reinvention, burnout….and back again. So what’s next?  How do you kick 2015 into gear?  Here are 3 tips for Becoming A Category of One in 2015: 1.  REINVENTION, A MUST.  If two or more years have passed and you haven’t updated your brand, your message or your marketing, you might […]

Are you Consciously Competent?

By Jane Atkinson

Conscious Competence. Say that 10 times fast! In our world of speaking, it’s very easy to start the business without alot of strategy. In fact, alot of people fall into our career by accident. Is that you? But at some point, usually a year or two down the road, you realize that there are things that aren’t working. Perhaps: Your website is up but it isn’t generating bookings. You give a good speech, but it’s […]

Are You a “Just Do it” Speaker?

By Jane Atkinson

When it comes to running your speaking business, there are 3 types of speakers: 1.  The Hopeful Speaker 2.  The 2/3rds Speaker 3.  The “Just Do It” speaker. The Hopeful Speaker is talented on the platform and has a desire to speak more, but does not know how the industry works or how to excel in it. They don’t know what they don’t know. The Hopeful Speaker may sit and hope that it will happen, […]