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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Pitch to the Team

Next time you pitch yourself for an event to get on a stage, remember that you’re not pitching to one player, you’re pitching to the whole team.​ A pitch is probably not going to just one person. It might go to a committee, or to the boss. You don’t know where exactly it’s going.​  So, how do…

Be Good at One Thing

Are you a jack-of-all-trades but a master-of-none?   I’ve seen this happen quite a bit in the speaking industry. ​​You can’t be a master of all things, especially when you’re starting out.   Watch my latest tip video about how being good at one thing will get you on more stages:   What did you think of…

Follow Through

I think the frustration of many speakers is that it’s not happening fast enough for them. Speaking takes time. It’s a slow time to get those gigs, but it’s going to happen, if you’re willing to put in the work and you follow through.   Watch the video below to learn more about what it…

What’s Behind You?

Recently, I’ve been watching a lot of speakers who are switching over to a green screen, and it’s not working for them. Are you thinking about what’s behind you when you’re speaking?   When you speak, you want the audience to see you and not think about the nasty background.   In this tip video,…

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.…