In this short (2 minutes) video I discuss the #1 reason keynote speakers fail in this business. After earning over $13 million in speaking fees, I’d attribute most of my success to making sure I covered this one area well. Luckily I had the best mentor in the business, the great Bill Gove, the father of professional speaking. Bill drilled this lesson into my head for the 5 years we spent on the road together speaking in many of the largest auditoriums in America. Bill’s teaching lives on in the Bill Gove Speech Workshop www.SpeechWorkshop.com, and the more advanced course, the Million Dollar Speakers Club. www.MillionDollarSpeakersClub.com
Have you made a list of your dream audiences and venues? Maybe you want to speak to 1,000 people. Maybe 5,000. Maybe even 20,000! In which world-class venues do you dream of speaking in? Carnegie Hall? Madison Square Garden? Georgia Dome? When I started speaking for fees over 20 years ago, the largest audience I had ever spoken to was 300 people…for about 30 seconds! And the venue was a Holiday Inn! Watch this short video (2:42) on this subject that I shot at my ultimate dream venue!
As a professional or emerging professional speaker, how much do you believe in your message? Your level of belief will have a major impact on your audience response, and ultimately, on your speaking career. Watch this short video I shot at The Vatican a few days ago and I”ll look forward to your comments. (In the video I mistakenly say I’m in Rome, Italy, when I’m actually in Vatican City… apologies to my Catholic friends!)
Public criticism comes with being a thought leader in your area of expertise. It’s part of the job. The paradox of public criticism is that the more you are criticized, the more publicity you get and the more popular you become with your fan base. Critics, for all intents and purposes, are your friends. Welcome to the twisted world of being a public figure! Watch this short video on taking a stand (as a speaker) and enduring criticism.
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If you’re serious about making it big in the speaking business in 2016, watch this short video (3 minutes) and apply for our Speakers Apprentice Team. This is more than about licensing content; it’s about learning the business from the ground up directly from a million-dollar speaker. Nothing like this has ever been offered in the history of the speaking industry. After you view this short video, visit www.SpeakersApprentice.com
The most successful professional speakers in the business are MASTER goal setters, and one of the their secrets is revealed in this short ( 2:08) video. So watch the video, set your 2016 goals and have a Happy and Safe New Year!
Where is the real money in speaking? It’s not the speech, but after the speech that counts. The richest non-celebrity speakers all know this and structure their business accordingly. Watch this short video for the answer. If you want to take advantage of our structure, visit www.speakersapprentice.com before July 15, 2015.
An astounding number of smart, educated, successful people attempt to break into the professional speaking business every year, yet only a tiny fraction ever earn a penny for delivering a speech. And I’m not talking about the nice, but naive people who follow the internet marketers, speaker trainers, and other charlatans who tell them they can write a book in 30 days and get paid to speak in a week. I’m talking about sophisticated businesspeople with 6-7 figure incomes. Even the ones who license the intellectual property of famous authors, ministers, and motivational speakers, rarely ever break through. There’s a reason, and in this video, I explain it, and the solution you can follow to insure your success in this business.
Leadership is one of the most important topics you can study as a speaker. Every audience craves leadership lessons, and thats why it’s critical to stay current on the most recent books on the subject. I’m recommending (2) in 2015. One is called Leadership Sales Coaching, by Jason Forrest and the other is Seven Disciplines of a Leader, by Jeff Wolf. Both men are world-class speakers on the subject and their books are excellent. Watch this short video I taped on them and I’ll look forward to your comments.