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 […]

Diary of an Epic Comeback

By Jane Atkinson

I recently attended the National Speakers Association conference in Washington, DC. There were several “epic” keynotes including Immaculee Ilibagiza’s talk on forgiveness and Mark Scharenbroich’s masterful closing. But there were some stumbles. A lovely man named Robert Siciliano had attempted to memorize a 5 minute talk on Personal and Home Safety and the pressure of the NSA stage combined with a giant 5 minute timer in front of him took its toll. He had a couple of false starts […]