Business Basics

Contracts for Free Events

By Li Hayes / June 22, 2021 /

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…

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Do You Need a Speaking Coach?

By Li Hayes / June 15, 2021 /

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…

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You Need to Do This 5 Minutes a Month

By Li Hayes / March 28, 2021 /

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…

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Income and Taxes

By Li Hayes / January 29, 2021 /

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…

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You Need a CRM

By Li Hayes / January 15, 2021 /

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…

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Start a Speaking Business

By Li Hayes / November 20, 2020 /

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…

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