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 […]

Ten New Ways To Open Your Speech

How is the opening of your speech? We all know that the opening and closing are the two most important moments of your speech. They are the most remembered moments. Today we’re going to talk about the opening. First of all, I hope you have an opening. I hope you have something that buffers the […]

What Does Love Have To Do With Motivational Speaking?

Why love matters in the business of motivational speakers It’s Valentine season – the time when we stop to think about the ones we love.  Traditionally, when we think of this season we think of romance. But today I’m going to extend it beyond my husband. Today I want to talk about the people who […]

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 Get The Most From a Speaking Coach

  How to get the most out of your speaker coach In the speaking industry, I have had the benefit of sitting on both sides of the coaching desk.  I coach speakers, and I have received coaching.  There are lots of resources available to speakers to help them grow their business and perfect their craft.  […]

How Speakers Can Create New Products

  Motivational Speakers Need Products Okay, so you don’t HAVE to have products to be a motivational speaker. But products help give you credibility, marketing opportunities, and a way to make more money at each gig. It doesn’t always have to be a book. Every speaker at some point hears that he needs to have […]

The Anatomy of a Speech

    How do I write a speech? Believe it or not, this is one of the most confusing things for hundreds of speakers. You would think it’s a given that a speaker would know how to write a speech, but I run into more people who can’t, than those who can. Even speakers who’ve […]