Motivational Speakers Needed

If you’ve ever considered becoming a motivational speaker or at least adding a motivational component to your topic, NOW is the time! For two years the recession has been sucking the life out of people, and they’re ready to look forward to the future again. While the motivational market is a little rough right now,...

Why Do You Speak?

Why do you do what you do as a speaker? There are certainly easier ways to make money. I don’t know a single successful speaker who does what they do for the money. Knowing why you’re in this business may be the one thing that keeps you going during tough times. Watch this short video...

How To Flood Your Calendar with Speaking Engagements

This is the marketing system I used to build a seven-figure speaking business during the 9/11 attacks. Imagine generating over 300 leads for speeches, training, coaching and consulting dates after delivering one 10-minute speech to a group of referral agents. On October 15-17, 2010 we’re going to host the last meeting of the year of...

Do You Think Like a Million-Dollar Speaker?

I just spent 2-days with 20 of the wealthiest professional speakers in the world. The meeting was held at the National Speakers Association Convention in Orlando. NSA has created a new, invitation-only group called the Million-Dollar Round Table. Each applicant had to submit financial statements to prove they had billed over a million dollars in...

What Tier Level Speaker Are You?

Fortune 500 executives are famous for referring to vendors in what they call ‘Tier Levels’. They take pride in only hiring “Tier 1 speakers”, which is another way of saying “the best of the best”. After all, they can afford it. When you’re spending five million dollars on a national convention, what difference does it make...

Will Toastmasters Lead to Paid Public Speaking?

Toastmasters International is the largest public speaking organization in the world with over 250,000 members. I love Toastmasters and have been an active member since 1996. I co-founded the Bill Gove Toastmasters Club in Florida, and I’ve keynoted their regional and international events for free to show my support. The problem is there’s a myth...

Free Professional Speaking Course

I’m excited to offer you the opportunity to take a 10-day professional speaking training course online…for FREE!  I’m offering this course as a way to offset some of the misinformation being perpetuated all over the internet about the paid public speaking business. This is a LIMITED TIME OFFER, so please take advantage of this before...

Public Speaking Fees

Most speakers guess when they’re setting fees. The amount of bad information about how to determine your fee is staggering. I’ve attended sessions at NSA where the presenter tells the audience that there is no formula for setting fees. This is ridiculous, and it shows why so few people make money in this business. Meanwhile,...

Best Novel for Public Speakers

Og Mandino, one of the most popular authors of all-time, wrote one of his last books about a fictional thought-leader/public speaker. Bill Gove, Og Mandino’s speaking coach and mentor, told me back in 1996 that I had to read this book. As usual, Bill was right. I’ve never forgotten this book. It’s a must-read for...

Keynote Speakers Become Rockstars

One of the most misunderstood aspects of professional speaking is the power of the keynote speech. Teachers and trainers call our office every day and ask why they should focus on becoming a keynote speaker. Many people believe it’s because of the fee’s keynoters receive, but the truth is that’s only the beginning of why...