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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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…

You Need to Get More Video

The number one secret to getting on more stages is video. And no matter how much you have right now, you need to get more video.   Some of you might be concerned about being overexposed or that if you give too much away for free, people might not want to see you speak live.…

You Need a CRM

How do you keep track of leads, emails, events, and other details? What do you do with the information you get from a customer? Do you trust that your memory is good enough to remember everything they say to you?   If you’re serious about the business of speaking, then you need a CRM. A…

Grow Your Business by Speaking

There’s a big difference between selling from the stage and increasing your sales by speaking on stage.   You don’t need to sell to your audience in order to grow your business.   Here’s a quick tip: If you want to effectively increase your sales, give away quality content for free. Sounds counter-productive, doesn’t it?…

What’s a Proposal and How Do You Write One?

When you’re on the phone with a potential lead, unless they hire you on the spot–which doesn’t always happen–you’ll want to say, “Can I send you a proposal? I want to send this to you in writing.”   Sending a proposal sounds really old school doesn’t it? A lot of speakers tell me they wouldn’t…

Intro and Outro Tips

What happens when you’re getting on and off a stage will impact your entire presentation and leave a lasting impression.Your intro and outro are very important, and in the video below, I’ll tell you the secret to getting your introduction right. I’ll also share the best way to get off the stage.   If this…