Speaking

Publicity Strategy for Speakers

Speakers ask me all the time how we get so much publicity, and I tell them we’ve had a professional publicist for the past 10 years. The biggest mistake speakers make is trying to do their own publicity. They do it because they can’t afford a publicist, when they should be focused on building their...

The Speaker Has No Clothes

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many professional speakers as slot fillers for meetings, something everyone inside the industry has known for years. A high percentage of speakers have a 40-minute speech and a pamphlet they call a book, which is largely a regurgitation of their life story or speech. A small minority of speakers are...

My Interview on CBS News San Antonio, Texas

Our new book, How Money Works: Stop Being a Sucker continues to dominate the best seller lists across the country with over 300,000 copies sold in the past 6 months.

Mental Toughness Training for Speakers Deadline July 2, 2020

The speaking business has always required mental toughness to succeed, which is one of the reasons few people make it. After 23-years of being a full time 7-figure speaker, I can tell you that most people that attempt to break into this business are too soft to succeed. They’re nice people with good intentions, but...

My Interview on NBC News West Virginia

Our national media campaign for How Money Works: Stop Being s Sucker continued this week in West Virginia on NBC-TV. In the 6-months since it’s release, the book has sold over 300,000 copies. Our goal for 2020, pre-pandemic, was 1,000,000 copies sold. With all the interest in the book from the media, we may still...

$100,000/Year Speaking Opportunity—TONIGHT 7pm

This is a last minute announcement to view a LIVE broadcast tonight (Tuesday June 16, 2020) at 7pm ET. It’s a Masterclass on How Money Works, which is my best selling book w/financial expert Tom Mathews. I’m teaching a few dozen speakers how to build a $100K per year speaking business teaching this Masterclass, and...

My Interview on FOX News in Toledo, Ohio

Our national media campaign to promote financial literacy in America continued today with my interview on FOX News in Toledo, Ohio. Our new book, How Money Works, (co-authored w/Tom Mathews) has now sold over 300,000 copies, making it the best selling book on personal finance so far in 2020. Here’s the interview in its entirety....

Why Speaker’s Should Mount a National Media Campaign

Since 2009, I’ve been doing between 50-250 interviews in the press every year, including op-eds, articles and features. This has kept me and my books in the public eye and has been a large contributor to my success as an author/speaker. Right now, during this COVID-19 craziness, is the best time to mount your own...

Why Speaker’s Books SUCK

Most speaker’s write lousy books that regurgitate worn-out personal development concepts. As the owner of Georgia Speakers Bureau, we receive 10-20 books from speakers every week. It baffles me why speakers that want us to hire them would publish books that kill their credibility and establish them as commodities. Should you write a book? Yes,...

Keynote Speakers Business Strategy/Post COVID-19

Keynote speakers have been calling me non-stop since the COVID-19 shutdown. Most of these people are 6 and 7 figure keynoters from all over the U.S., and they’re panicking because the speaking business is over for 2020. The problem is most of them only have a speech, with very little unique content that can be...