Speaking Business

$1M Loss in Speaking

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...

Getting Booked/Speaker’s Bureaus

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

Speaker’s Mentoring Program

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...

Motivational Speaker?

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...

Speaker’s Practice Schedule

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...

Getting on TV and Radio?

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...

Want to Speak in Atlanta?

The Georgia Speaker’s Bureau will be hosting the Bill Gove Speech Workshop, which trains speakers in professional level keynote speech writing and delivery skills, on May 18-20, 2018 at the Bona Allen Mansion, near Atlanta. This workshop is designed to help you develop the skills and strategies necessary to qualify for representation in the bureau...

Your Legacy as a Speaker

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...

Speaker’s #1 Demo Video Mistake

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...

Speaking in the Media

Getting in the media can catapult your speaking career, yet very few speakers understand this. Being interviewed on TV, radio, and in print gives you and your message a level of credibility that is difficult to get in any other way. In just the past 72 hours, I’ve been interviewed on TV, radio and in...