Why Professional Speakers Should Join The National Speakers Association

Tapping Into The Power Of Your Peers One of the best things I did for my business as a motivational speaker was to join the National Speakers Association. Here are the reasons why it is smart to associate with people in your industry. You have a group of people who “get it” and can relate […]

Why Storytelling In Business Is The Secret to Success

Why Storytelling In Business Is The Secret to Success I have spent most of my life and career studying and witnessing the power of story, and receiving the monetary benefits of having perfected this skill set. The ability to write and tell a good story that connects with your listener has more benefits than you […]

What To Include In A Keynote Speaker Demo Video

The Dreaded Keynote Speaker Demo Video Most of us have stressed about our keynote speaker demo video at one point or another.  There is no question that it is one of the most important tools to get you business, yet the hardest to accomplish. It’s hard to choose what to put in it. It’s hard to […]

When Your Content Doesn’t Fit The Corporate Box

Speakers Living Outside The Corporate Box I have a LOT to say for those speakers whose messages don’t fit the mold.  But today I have one story that sums it all up. It happened yesterday in church. We had a guest speaker in church yesterday who, hands down, delivered what was one of the best speeches […]

3 Key Ingredients To A Marketable Speech

When You’re Not Sure What You Speak About Crafting the right message as a professional keynote speaker is critical to your success.  It can’t be just what you want to say. It’s more about what they want to hear. And even more important, what they want to BUY.  The perfect recipe is when your message relates […]

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Professional Speaker?

Is Professional Speaking the Path for You? The truth is that pretty much anyone can be a professional speaker. There is no degree required, no barrier to entry. Hang your shingle and you’re a speaker simply because you say so. But that doesn’t mean people will start paying you to speak.  Many speakers spend years […]

10 Things That Rob You Of Your Joy

You might be wondering what joy has to do with being a public speaker? Everything. If you don’t first feel it, you can’t share it. And no matter what your topic, if you can’t bring joy to your audience you are in for a short career. ‘Tis The Season To Be  Jolly As if we […]