Professional Speakers: Starting Over

If you’ve struggled to get your professional speaking career off the ground, or you’re not happy with your current level of success in the business, don’t feel bad. You’re in the majority. This is a VERY tough business. While it’s possible to make it, it can be quite a challenge. Most of the 3,000 plus...

Professional Speakers: Study History

Professional speakers, at the highest level, are seen as thought leaders. That means we need to be one step ahead of our audiences in as many areas as possible. The lessons that can be drawn from history is a great place to start, and the more you know about history, the better. Watch this short...

The Most Famous Speaker Nobody Remembers

He was a powerhouse on the platform. He was a thought leader. When he spoke hundreds and sometimes thousands of people gathered to hear his message. He altered the course of America, and he did it all through his amazing skills as a public speaker. Can you guess who this forgotten hero is? Watch this...

Professional Speaking Career Opportunity

I’m searching for my next professional speaker apprentice. If you believe you have what it takes to be my next platform rock star, visit

Speaker Marketing Training July 12, 2014

Join me on Saturday, July 12, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan (40 miles outside Detroit) for my presentation to the Michigan Chapter of the National Speakers Association. Watch this short video for details. You can purchase tickets at  

What’s the Purpose of Your Speech?

This is one of the most important questions you must answer as a professional speaker, because it will determine what you can charge and who will pay. Watch this short video I taped after speaking in Tallahassee, Florida, and I’ll look forward to your comments. Watch on YouTube

Last Chance for Speakers

On May 31-June 1, 2014, I’m going to conduct one final speaker marketing seminar for the people who’ve been begging me to do it for years. This 2-day program will be an intense, content heavy program where I’ll share everything I’ve learned during my 18-years in this business. I’ve kept the price extremely low so...

Speakers: Please Read/Watch

Your dream of sharing your message with the world is most likely only a few good decisions away. Unfortunately, most speakers never make them. They buy into the speakers “get rich quick philosophy”, write bad books no one will buy or begin calling themselves professional speakers without formal training. The speaking industry is littered with...

Daily Life of a Top Professional Speaker

Wherever I speak in the world, people ask the same question: “What is the daily life of a top professional speaker?” Watch this short video I shot last week in the middle of an April snowstorm in Utah. The snow is coming down so hard I could barely talk! Watch on YouTube

Professional Speaker Flexibility

The life of a professional speaker is constantly changing. Our corporate clients are hoarding cash, reinventing themselves and doing their best to operate in a chaotic, unpredictable business environment. In order for us to thrive in this new climate, we need to be flexible and full of ideas. Watch this short video I taped during...