Archive for February, 2018

Feb
25

Your Legacy as a Speaker

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One of the buzzwords of the speaking business in the past few years is “legacy,” as in, what will be your legacy as a speaker? When I first heard this I didn’t really know, but then I finally figured it out. Watch this short video (5 minutes) I taped on the steps of the Bona Allen Mansion and I’ll look forward to your comments.

 

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Feb
17

Speaker’s #1 Demo Video Mistake

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Since word got out a few months ago about the launch of Georgia Speaker’s Bureau, we’ve been bombarded with unsolicited demo videos from speakers. We’ve watched as many as we can, but most of the speakers make the same grave error in their video production that leads us to turn it off and exclude them for representation. Watch this short video (3 minutes) for the full explanation and how you can avoid it. (Note: please don’t send us unsolicited demo videos. We’re not accepting any more of them right now.)

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Feb
10

#1 Reason Speaker’s Don’t Get Booked

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Since opening the Georgia Speaker’s Bureau, we’ve been flooded by emails from so many speaker’s that we’ve had to stop taking inquiries. We’ve also had tons of calls from Atlanta-based companies asking for our services. The reason speaker’s get turned down for speeches is the same thing over and over. As a matter of fact, you could add up the next 10 reasons and it wouldn’t equal the #1 reason. This is a BIG deal. I always knew it was huge, but until we opened the speaker’s bureau, I didn’t realize just how many speaker’s made this mistake. Watch this short (3 minutes) video I shot in my office at the Mansion, and see if you’re falling into this trap.

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Feb
04

Where Is Your 3rd Place?

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Professional speaking is a career of creativity. That’s one of the reasons I love it so much. You are constantly challenged to create new ideas, speeches, books, articles, products, programs, media angles, marketing pieces, sales scripts, blog posts, and a host other things that make up our business. It’s so much fun, and we actually get paid to do it! About 20 years ago, I was at an NSA meeting when I heard this speaker talk about the power of having a “3rd Place,” and it was a game changer for me. Watch this short (1:30) video I shot in San Pedro, Belize, last night and I’ll look forward to your comments.

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