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 […]

It’s Not Who You Know That Gets You Booked as a Keynote Speaker

Note:  This blog post is intended for those in the speaking profession, who fall prey to the belief that it’s all about who you know in your industry. The article points out the validity in thinking that being recognized by the big names will get you booked.  While the message is intended for this audience, […]

Why Most Motivational Speakers Fail At This Job

Why So Many Motivational Speakers Are Broke Out of the hundreds of speakers I have met in my life, it amazes me how many are unable to sustain a financially viable business. In short, they’re broke.  I feel their pain. I remember those years when I didn’t make any money. There were more years than […]

When You’re Not Sure What You Speak About

When you are asked what you speak about, do you pause? Yep. Been there. Done that. Got the t-shirt.  Sometimes, to this day, I still find myself pausing when someone asks me what I speak about.  It’s an issue that is prevalent among many speakers. While it makes us feel stupid as speakers when we […]

Why Retreats Are Good For Your Speaking Business

Story Crafting Summer Camp 2016 As you may already know, I am a big believer in working on your craft.  It amazes me how many people focus on the marketing, and how few people focus on their actual speech. The speech is our product. The speech is our best marketing. Good speakers do more than […]

How To Write a Story in 3 Easy Steps

3 Easy Steps to Write a Story Struggling with how to write that story for your next speech? Here is an easy formula that I use when I need to write a story fast.  I call it the Three Paragraph Method because it has three paragraphs to its construction. Brilliant title. I know. Let me clarify that […]