Using Strategic Storytelling to Sell Your Product

Meet Violet, My Hair Extension Queen This is Violet up top. Isn’t she precious?  (I’m at that age where I feel led to tell people how precious they are.)  I wanted you to meet her. Why? Because  I love her.  No, we’ve never met. She lives in the UK. I live in the US. We […]

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 […]

Don’t Overthink Your Tagline

Taglines Don’t Mean As Much As You Think They Do (Note: A tagline is simply that short phrase you use to define yourself and your brand.  It is usually one sentence or even a few words that sum up you or your message. For example, “The Communications Doctor” or “Self Help Expert” or “The Queen […]

Is It Okay to Sell from Stage as a Keynote Speaker?

To sell or not to sell. That is the question. That’s a hard question for me to answer with a resounding yes or no.  It’s always followed by a “but” and you’re hard pressed to find two speakers who will agree on the subject. It’s something I’ve been thinking about more and more lately, as […]

How To Fight Stage Fright

The Fears That Come With Being A Motivational Speaker When I was pregnant and taking child birth classes, the instructor told us that when the pain hits, not to fight it, but to ride the wave instead.  I thought she was crazy. I was choosing drugs, baby, all the way. (Old habits die hard.)  In the long […]