Speaking

Join the Personal Development REVOLUTION!

Speakers, Authors and Success Coaches unite for the first time in over 100 years to the personal development message to promote positive change around the world. This is our REVOLUTION! Come join our fight to offset fear, greed, and corruption by becoming a Founding Member of the International Personal Development Association. www.ipdar.org

Speakers: A Call to Arms

To my speaker friends around the world: This is a call to arms. I need your help. It’s no secret that the world is a mess. Never in any of our lifetimes has any of us experienced this level of global negativity and psychological suffering. War, terrorism, corruption, political polarization, economic uncertainty, pandemic, school shootings,...

Can Personal Development Save the World?

The world is on fire. Global pandemic, war, terrorism, economic uncertainty, conspiracy theories, media bias, corrupt leaders, social unrest, political polarization, just to name a few of the threats to democracy, freedom and our way of life. Depression and suicide rates are soaring. Many believe our best days are behind us. The world is on...

Matt Kinsey Becomes President of Toastmasters International

Matt Kinsey, a 2005 graduate of the Bill Gove Speech Workshop, has become the new President of 350,000 member Toastmasters International. Dawn and I just returned from the ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee, where Matt delivered an inspirational acceptance speech. In this video I dissect the path Matt took to this amazing achievement, and how you...

Million Dollar Speaker Experience

Several years ago a young author from Minnesota followed me around the country over the course of a year to document the life of a million dollar professional speaker. He followed me backstage, taped my speeches, attended TV and radio interviews with me, and asked me every question imaginable. The result was a book called...

Georgia Speakers Bureau Needs New Speakers

Georgia Speakers lost 66 speakers over the 2-year Covid shutdown, and is actively searching for new talent. Our main clients are in Healthcare, Big Pharma and Financial Services. We’re looking for motivational, insprirational and business content experts. GSB was a full service bureau for 10 years, but has transitioned to a referral-based bureau. That means...

Most Famous Speech in American History

n 1959, a brilliant young speech writer named Theodore Sorensen graduated from the Bill Gove Speech Workshop. He was talented and ambitious, and Bill Gove took notice of him immediately. Bill Gove taught him his famous vignette system of professional speechwriting, and Theodore Sorenson was a quick study. 2 years later he would pen the...

Do You Have What It Takes to Become a Professional Speaker?

Professional speaking is a unique career, and frankly, it’s not for everyone. Successful speakers have a mix of content, credibility, charisma, expertise, platform skills, marketing savvy, etc. After speaking professionally and running the world-renowned Bill Gove Speech Workshop for 25 years, our team has designed a Professional Speaker Assessment Tool to help you determine whether...

How to Launch a Professional Speaking Career

The #1 question we get from people who attend the Bill Gove Speech Workshop is “how do I get started?” I remember asking everyone I met in the business the same question back in 1996, and most of the answers were wrong. There’s money to be made selling naive new speakers ‘get rich quick’ advice...

How to End a Speech

Should you go for a standing ovation? How about sharing your final profound words? Or do you simply walk off? These strategies have been debated for many years. Since 1996, I’ve followed the famous Bill Gove System, and it helped me build a multimillion dollar speaking business. That doesn’t mean its the only way, just...