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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Contracts for Free Events

If a client is not actually signing a cheque, it is even more important to have a contract in place.   A contract will make sure that the client is getting the value that they’re expecting and that the speaker is getting the value that they should get.   Learn more about contracts for free…

Do You Need a Speaking Coach?

Do you need a speaking coach? In this tip video, I’ll help you answer this question and more. Watch the video below: What did you think of this video? If this was helpful and if you like it, or even if you didn’t like it… write it down in the comments. If you have a…

The Most Important Thing

As a professional speaker, how good you are is not the most important thing that will contribute to your success. If you want to know what you need to do in order to confidently raise your speaker fee, watch this tip video: What did you think of this video? If this was helpful and if…

Be Your Customer

Is your website working for you?   Is it working for your customers?   In today’s tip video, I’ll teach you how to look at your website through fresh eyes: What did you think of this video? If this was helpful and if you like it, or even if you didn’t like it… write it…

Are You a Speaker, Teacher, or Talker?

Many people who come to me who say they are speakers are not actually what I consider a speaker.   Are you a speaker, or a teacher or a talker? Watch the video to find out the difference between them and which one you are: What did you think of this video? If this was…

Don’t Just Give Them What They Want

If you want to get hired for more stages, don’t just give the event planner what they’re looking for.   Don’t give them what they want? That sounds crazy, of course you want to give the event planner what they’re looking for, right?   Watch my video to find out what I mean by that:…

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,…