Speaking Business

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...

Speaker’s Apprentice Opportunity

Bill Gove, the father of professional speaking, was my mentor. I served as his apprentice for 5 years, and it changed my life. In 5 years I went from losing over $50,000 to earning over $1M. Now its 20 years later, and I’m searching for my own apprentice. If you think you have what it...

How To Make Money Selling Books

After writing 10 books over the course of my speaking career, one of the questions I get asked most often is “How do you make money on books?” The average speaker sells 250 copies of their books. The rest end up in the garage with the lawn mower and the rakes. Obviously you must write...

Your 2018 Speaker’s Plan?

There are only 30 days left in 2017. Have you started your 2018 business plan? Watch this video to help you get started.

Why Do You Speak?

Why do you want to become a professional speaker? Believe me, there are much easier ways to make a living! If you don’t have a compelling reason to make it in this business, you will fail. It requires years of hard work and persistence to earn money speaking. Watch this short post, and I’ll look...

Professional Speakers Dream Venues

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...

Speaking at The Vatican

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...