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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Jan
27

Speaking in the Media

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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 print for the Wall Street Journal, FOX News, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, MSNBC and about 6 others, for my new book, Secrets Self-Made Millionaires Teach Their Kids. If you’re serious about getting your message out to millions of people and super sizing your speaking career, watch this short video I taped backstage in the green room minutes before my FOX 57 TV interview in Columbia, South Carolina.

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Jan
22

Speaker’s Classic Mistake

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Are you connecting with your audiences, or making the classic mistake of giving them too much information? Watch this short video shot on Lake Lanier and I’ll look forward to your comments.

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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 takes to succeed as a speaker, Watch this 2-minute video. After that visit www.SpeakersApprentice.com

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Jan
07

How To Make Money Selling Books

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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 a good book that people are willing to pay for and recommend. I’ve written books I was proud of, yet few people were willing to pay to read them. Other books I’ve written have made millions. But once you’ve written a good book that your fan base will support, there are a few strategies that can help you earn money fast. Watch this video to learn a couple of ideas that have worked for me.

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Dec
01

Your 2018 Speaker’s Plan?

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

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As a professional speaker, what are you adding to the conversation? As I discussed in my last post, most speakers are saying the same thing, yet its what you add to people’s lives that’s different that makes your career. Watch this short video and I’ll look forward to your comments. (Steve Siebold)

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What are saying to audiences, writing in your books and espousing to the press that makes you unique? Are you saying the same things as the other 95% of the speakers, or are you unique? Watch this post (3 minutes) and I’ll look forward to your comments. (Steve Siebold)

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Nov
02

Why Do You Speak?

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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 forward to your comments. (Steve Siebold)

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Nov
12

#1 Reason Keynote Speakers FAIL

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In this short (2 minutes) video I discuss the #1 reason keynote speakers fail in this business. After earning over $13 million in speaking fees, I’d attribute most of my success to making sure I covered this one area well. Luckily I had the best mentor in the business, the great Bill Gove, the father of professional speaking. Bill drilled this lesson into my head for the 5 years we spent on the road together speaking in many of the largest auditoriums in America. Bill’s teaching lives on in the Bill Gove Speech Workshop www.SpeechWorkshop.com, and the more advanced course, the Million Dollar Speakers Club. www.MillionDollarSpeakersClub.comĀ 

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