Backstage Secrets

As an Event Integration Agent, I get game-changing feedback not only from speakers but also from meeting planners and from event owners.  Knowing the backstage secrets will help you get hired more, make more and be a more successful speaker! Find out what has taken me years to learn, so this can be your best year ever.

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Lead with the Benefits

If you’d like to have marketing that brings in more leads, a website that’s more engaging, and a bio that gets you on more stages, you need to lead with the benefits. Watch my latest tip video below to find out how to do this:     What did you think of this video? If…

You Need to Do This 5 Minutes a Month

In today’s tip video, I’ll share what you need to do five minutes a month to help your speaking career.   If you haven’t done this in a while, go do it right now, today, or this week. All you need is five minutes!   What did you think of this video? If this was…

You Can Inspire Others

What is your thing? As a speaker, what makes you special?   Over the last couple weeks, I’ve talked about different ways that you can stand out as a speaker. One other way that I haven’t talked about yet is something about you — physically, mentally, a part of who you are, or maybe how…

What’s Your Thing?

What do you really need to be a successful speaker? A book? Well, you don’t necessarily need a book, but you do need a thing. All of my speakers have a thing. Something that makes them special, something unique.   Watch the video below to find out about more of my speakers and what makes…

Do You Need to Have a Book?

I often get asked if you need a book to be a successful speaker or if having a book will help you in the speaking business.   In this tip video, I’m going to show you some examples of speakers I work with to answer these questions:   What did you think of this video?…

Stand Out From Other Speakers

Do you want to stand out from other speakers? You have to sound different than they do. You need to be zesty!   It’s not just about being high energy or enthusiastic, or even being “the best”.  It’s about using words that will make event planners and your target audience sit up and notice you.…

You Need to Level Up

If you’re not getting enough speaking gigs, chances are, you need to level up.   I’m not talking about you needing to level up your skill. What I mean is, you need to go to the next level of people who are in mode to hire you.   You need think about the “next level up”…

Keep Going

Maybe you’ve thought about rebranding, maybe you already did before…   I’m here to tell you that it’s not what you need to do again.   Rebranding is like changing the wrapper and the bow on a gift, when you should be focusing on what’s inside the gift — you.   My tip for you…

How Much Should You Charge?

Speaker’s fees are complex.    It requires a lot of research, a little bit of savvy, a little bit of guts, but the one thing you shouldn’t be doing is worrying about what other speakers are making.   All speakers have a “sticker price,” but what I’m going to talk about is your actual fee,…

Income and Taxes

Let’s talk income and taxes.   Maybe not the most exciting things speakers like to talk about, but it’s definitely something to think about.   Today, I want to share a few practical suggestions that you might want to consider when it comes to getting paid and tracking money.     What did you think…