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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How to Set Your Price

When you’re figuring out how to set your price, keep in mind that it’s not a “one-price-fits-all” thing. You will need to consider the needs and the expectations of your potential client.   There are clients that are hoping that you will set your price low, while there are the savvier ones who are looking…

The Prevailing Triad

Who do you think makes the decision about what speaker gets on what stage? Many people think that it’s the event planner, but in fact it’s something that I call The Prevailing Triad.   The group that’s hiring you is actually different roles, and I call that triad of roles The Prevailing Triad. It might…

The Ultimate Resource to Finding Gigs

Do you wish there was a resource that would help you find your target market? A resource that will help you start networking and finding where to get speaking gigs? There is!  It’s the National Trade and Professional Associations Directory of the United States. In today’s video, I’ll share how it can help you narrow…

Start a Speaking Business

If you’re going into the business of speaking, you might want to think about starting a speaking business.   Having your own speaking business comes with a number of benefits. Often times, you’re in better shape if you are hired as a business instead of as an individual.   When you get hired by a…

Fix These Issues and Get More Gigs

This video tip is going to be a little less formal. I’ll talk about the issues and problems I found with Speaker websites and maddening email etiquette.   When was the last time you checked your website forms? Are you missing out on huge opportunities because your website has issues? How do you respond to…

You Need to Rewrite Your Speaker Bio (Here’s How)

Does your bio say things like: In-demand speaker Best selling author Has been seen on…?   If you said yes, then it’s time to rewrite your bio! Watch this video to find out how to edit your bio, make it pop, and have clients say, “Wow, this person is the one we need.”   What…

You Make it Happen

Are you passively waiting for your speaking career to take off? Did you build your business and just hoped they would come to you?   They’re not going to, and I’m here to tell you why. In today’s video, I’ll tell you the secret to taking control of your speaking career, getting out there, and…

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…