What Audiences Want

Speakers want to motivate, inspire, and tell their story. This is often very different from what audiences want, and for which organizations will pay. Bill Gove shared this with me back in 1996, when I attended his speech workshop, (www.speechworkshop.com) and it was worth millions over the past 20 years. Watch this short video (3...

How Speaker’s Become Thought Leaders

Speakers are thought leaders, and that means part of our job is to study and keep up with the people and events that shape the world. One of those people is the late philosopher/novelist, Ayn Rand, author of the 1957 classic Atlas Shrugged. This work became one for the most successful novels of the 20th...

R.I.P. Professional Speaking Business 1958-2019

This is really going to upset a lot of my old friends at the National Speakers Association. Regardless, this is the truth: It’s over. The professional speaking business, the heart of which has been speaker’s selling information via long-play records, cassette tapes, CD’s, videos, DVD’s and digital links, is officially DEAD. It was destroyed through...

How Will Speakers Get Paid in the Future?

Like many professions, the speaking business is in the midst of massive disruption. The audios, videos and information we used to sell is now available online 24/7, for free. The days of earning passive income, back of room sales and huge public seminars are over. Speakers that recognize this and adjust to the change will...

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...

Join Speakers Team by November 1, 2018

We’re building a team of speakers throughout the United States and Canada that want to break into the big leagues of this business. This offer will close on November 1, 2018. Watch this short video for details and then join our Speakers Team at www.ThinkRichTeam.com

#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...

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

Toughest Business

Professional speaking is a tough business. It spits people out faster than anything I’ve ever seen, yet internet marketers love to tell people how easy it is, even when they’ve never been paid a fee to deliver a speech. I’ve watched this for over 20 years, and people still buy into it as much as...

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...