Aug
17

$1M Loss in Speaking

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Over the past 5 years, the professional speaking industry has experienced major disruption. The 7-figure passive sales of audio/video albums that many of us earned has been relegated to the dust bin of history. Like in the music industry, YouTube and other FREE channels give away the content that made some of us millionaires. The key to survival and potential prosperity lies in finding new ways to create revenue that can’t be stolen or given away through file sharing. On Saturday, August 18, 2018, from 12:30 to 1:30 EDT, I’ll be interviewing a speaker who has created a multimillion-dollar passive revenue stream unlike any other. This interview will take place in Atlanta, but you can join us for FREE on LIVE Stream at https://livestream.com/WWTV/SystemInterview

 

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Getting booked by speakers bureaus; which are effectively non-exclusive speakers agents, is one of the most misunderstood

aspects of the speaking business. This 9-minute tells the truth about how bureaus operate and exactly what they’re looking for. To apply for representation,

go to www.joingsblive.com

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Jul
10

Toughest Business

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Professional speaking is a tough business. It spits people out faster than anything I’ve ever seen, yet internet marketers love to tell people how easy it is, even when they’ve never been paid a fee to deliver a speech. I’ve watched this for over 20 years, and people still buy into it as much as ever. Watch this short video that sets the record straight and prepares you for success in this profession.

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Jun
27

Speech Structure

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How do you structure a paid, professional speech? Ask 100 of the highest paid speakers and you’ll get 100 different answers. Speech writing is an art. That being said, Bill Gove, the father of the industry, taught me his best secrets. I share one in this short video that’s helped me earn over $15 million in keynote speaking fees. I’ll look forward to your comments.

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Jun
07

Speaker’s Mentoring Program

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There are thousands of professional speakers, yet very few

of them earn much money. The average full-time speaker earns less than $100,000 per year,

in a business where that’s often a days pay. I was lucky to have three of the best mentors in the

business: Bill Gove, Bob Proctor and Larry Wilson. Whatever success I’ve enjoyed, I owe to them.

Now I’m looking for apprentices to pass on the strategies that I’ve used to earn millions on the

platform. If interested, watch this 3-minute video I shot at Bona Allen Mansion. If you like what you

see in the video, visit www.speakersapprentice.com

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Jun
01

Motivational Speaker?

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Are you a motivational speaker or a subject matter expert? There are different speakers that fill different roles at meetings and conventions. The more clearly you can define what type of speaker you are, the easier it is to market yourself. And if you’re being represented by an agency like Georgia Speakers Bureau, it will get a lot more bookings. Watch this short video (3-minutes) and I’ll look forward to your comments.

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One of the most common questions I get is “How do you practice for keynote speaking tours?” The answer isn’t sexy, and the practice isn’t fun, but it’s helped me earn over $15 million dollars in speaking fees over the course of my career. Not as much as some, but enough to help us leverage these speeches into multi-year, 6-7 figure corporate training contracts, which is where we’ve had most of our success. This practice strategy was given to me by the great Bill Gove, back in 1996, which I explain in this short video. (5-minutes) The good news is that the opportunity to pass many of the biggest speakers in the business is still there, because many of them are far too comfortable to keep practicing. For me, it was the chance of a lifetime. I hope it will be the same for you.

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Apr
23

Speaker’s Practice Schedule

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Professional athletes practice every day. So do professional musicians, actors, singers, guitar players, jugglers, magicians, etc. But what about professional speakers? The top speakers practice every day, but many middle of the road speakers don’t. New and emerging speakers spend more time worrying about marketing themselves than they do on building world-class speaking skills. Many speakers grossly overrate their platform skills and end up confounded when they can’t get booked. Watch this short video (3-minutes) that I taped in the Guitar Room at the Bona Allen Mansion. I’ll forward to your comments.

 

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Mar
24

Getting on TV and Radio?

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The fastest way to get your message out to millions of people is through the mass media. Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and other social media are great, but ANYONE can broadcast on those mediums, which means they have little credibility in the speaking business marketplace. Last week I kicked off a 9-month mass media tour for my new book, Secrets Self-Made Millionaires Teach Their Kids. I did TV interviews in Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Champaign Illinois, Chicago and St. Louis. Watch this short video on getting yourself in the media and if you’re interested, here’s my interview on WGN-TV in Chicago this week.
http://www.steveontv.com/?tv=135

 

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Mar
09

Speaker’s Deadly Mistake

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Back in 1996, Bill Gove, the 85-year old father of professional speaking, told me about the one mistake most speakers make that holds them back from ever reaching their potential. I took what he told me to heart, and it catapulted my career. Watch this short video (3 minutes) and make sure you don’t fall into this trap.

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