Who Motivates the Motivator?

This may be the most irritating question I’ve heard over the past 20 years at the National Speakers Association. Speakers should be the most self-motivated people in the room. This is one of the major differences between true performers and people that can only talk a good game, and make no mistake: our profession is...

The NEW Pro Speakers Business Model

The business of information marketing is dead. Thanks to the Internet, its all free now. That’s good for consumers and bad for speakers. Luckily, we’ve found a NEW speakers revenue model that’s out producing anything we’ve ever done. Watch this short video, and then visit the Georgia Speakers Bureau at www.gsblive.com to watch the webinar...

Your Speaking Goals for 2019

It’s time to set your speaking goals for 2019. The profession is experiencing massive disruption, and the only speakers who will succeed in 2019 and beyond will be the smart and savvy. I would recommend that you focus on your numbers, starting with cash flow, and work backwards from there. I’m expecting to have our...

Fee-Paid Speaking: The Next Disruption

The professional speaking business has been massively disrupted in the past few years. Selling audio/video programs is now a relic of the past, costing speakers millions in revenue and profits. Yet the next disruption will be even bigger, and threatens to shake the entire profession to its core. The biggest victim may be the National...

#1 Speaker Marketing Tool

The best way to get booked as a speaker is through a constant stream of referrals, but the best pro active marketing tool is a demo video. It doesn’t need to be a Hollywood production, but it needs to show your best…at least for a few minutes. Watch this short video post (5-minutes) and then...

Are You Exciting? (Onstage)

There are lots of public speakers. Teachers, politicians, clergy, etc. Many people make there living onstage. The difference that separates the good from the great is their ability to entertain and excite an audience. Teaching and training are basic skills that millions of people have the talent to acquire. Entertaining an audience for an extended...

Speech Structure

How do you structure a paid, professional speech? Ask 100 of the highest paid speakers and you’ll get 100 different answers. Speech writing is an art. That being said, Bill Gove, the father of the industry, taught me his best secrets. I share one in this short video that’s helped me earn over $15 million...

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...

How to Practice Your Keynote Speech

One of the most common questions I get is “How do you practice for keynote speaking tours?” The answer isn’t sexy, and the practice isn’t fun, but it’s helped me earn over $15 million dollars in speaking fees over the course of my career. Not as much as some, but enough to help us leverage...