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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The Two Percent Rule

Do you customize keynotes for each customer?   Before you go and rewrite your keynote for the nth time for another customer, I’d like to let you in on a little secret that I call: The 2% Rule   If you are a speaker that talks to businesses, you will often find that businesses tell…

Want to Be a Celebrity?

I often get the question “How do I raise my price?”. Well, the answer to that is in the video below.  But, before anything else, you should know that a big part of how much money you can make is linked to how big of a celebrity you are.  Keep in mind, being a “celebrity”…

The Three R’s That Will Revive Your Business

Are you putting your speaking career on hold? Has COVID stopped you? Well, it shouldn’t. Now is the time to grow your business.   In this video, I will tell you the Three R’s that will revive your business and get you hired even in these unprecedented times.   Right now, events just don’t have…

Is Bigger Always Better?

Do you subscribe to the popular saying: “Go big or go home”?   I hear a lot of speakers saying that they want bigger audiences, be part of bigger events, speak for bigger companies — bigger everything. It’s not wrong to want these things, but is bigger always better?   Will speaking for bigger, well-known…

Why You Should Narrow Your Niche

Most speakers who are trying to grow their business often choose to go big. However, having a target market that’s too big won’t help you reach your goals faster.   The truth is that you won’t appeal to too many different types of people at the same time. There’s a specific audience out there that…

What Happens When Speakers Drop Bombs On Stage

What kind of speaker are you? Do you drop the f-bomb a lot? And when I say f-bomb, I don’t just mean swearing. It also refers to anything that can be considered politically incorrect or delicate.   In the world we live in today, swearing and publicly sharing your opinion about delicate topics have become…

Why Being Good is Good Enough

One of the speaking industry’s best-kept secrets is that most of the time, good is good enough.   Often times as speakers, we are our own worst critic. We have this voice in our head that tells us that we could’ve emphasized certain words better or used a different hand gesture, or that the lighting…

Should You Speak for Free or Always for a Fee?

Have you ever been asked to speak for free? A rule I tell my speakers is “Never speak for free” but there’s more to it than that. Before you say “yes” or “no” to speaking for free, think about this — what’s in it for you? Some of the most valuable exchanges you can get…

How to Have a Successful Website that Gets Gigs

When was the last time you landed a gig through your website? Are you constantly trying to put new information, update the pictures, or do things to refresh and make it more attractive to potential customers? Are you even getting any inquiries through it?   Well, let me tell you this… if you’re not getting…