John Travolta’s Speaking Mistake at the Oscars

I just arrived back in Florida after attending the Oscars, and I’m still shocked that a movie star of John Travolta’s caliber and experience would make such a simple mistake in front of a billion people watching around the world. Watch this short video I taped in Hollywood yesterday morning and I’ll look forward to...

Greatest Oscar-Winning Speech

I’m headed to Hollywood to attend the 86th Annual Academy Awards this Sunday, March 2, and I’ve been thinking about the greatest speeches ever delivered in Oscar-winning movies. I’ve selected one from acting legend Michael Douglass, whom I had the honor of walking the Red Carpet with at last year’s Academy Awards. Watch this short...

What Differentiates You as a Speaker?

Notice how the same professional speakers dominate the industry year after year? A key reason is most new speakers fail to differentiate themselves and get swallowed in the abyss of the 50,000 people attempting to enter the industry every year in the United States. The solution is creating a unique point of view and the...

The Speaker Branding Myth

The speaking business is ripe with marketing myths, the latest of which is the idea that professional speakers can brand themselves. A few years ago I suffered through a painful session at the National Speakers Association’s CSP/CPAE meeting in Dallas listening to a branding expert trying to persuade us that it was possible to brand...

Wanted: Speaker Apprentice

I’m scouring the world for my next professional speaker apprentice. If your dream is to get your message out to millions of people around the world, I can show you how to do it. Watch this short video on the opportunity, and if you’re interested view the 30-minute Webinar located at this address:  

Is The Speaking Business Struggling?

The great recession has changed the speaking business forever. The number of successful speakers has shifted and the majority of the money is coming primarily from one market. Watch this short video I taped after being interviewed on the Morning Show in San Diego, for my new book, FAT LOSER! Watch on YouTube  

Million Dollar Speaker Seminar Tickets

If you’re ready to break through in the speaking business in 2014, join me for this special, one-time, one-day program that will detail exactly how to build a 6-7 figure career as a professional speaker. Watch this short video and visit for more information and tickets.

FREE Professional Speakers Book Offer

Minneapolis-based author/speaker Elliot Saltzman has penned the most direct, honest, and factual book ever written on what it really takes to make it in the speaking business, and I want to offer you a FREE ebook copy. The book is called How to Become a Million Dollar Professional Speaker. This book examines the nitty-gritty, good,...

Christmas 2013: The Speakers Lifestyle

Many of the top speakers I work with on conventions throughout the year take part or even all of the month of December off to spend with their families. I’ve been doing this for almost 20 years and it’s a great lifestyle benefit of the business. Watch this short (1:30) video I shot on the...

Your Speakers Business Plan

Do you have a business plan for your speaking business? Most speakers don’t, and most of the new speakers that do are following a linear model in a nonlinear business. Watch this post from the Beverly Hills Hotel and I’ll look forward to your comments. Watch on YouTube