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...

Bad Motivational Speech

What’s the difference between a good and bad motivational speech? Plenty, but in this video I’ll share one of the most important ones. If you want to speak to the smartest and most sophisticated audiences, you’ll want to take notes on this video.

How Pro Speakers Start a Speech

Bill Gove, the father of Professional Speaking, taught the industry of newly minted professional fee-paid speakers back in 1947, the secret to opening a speech. It’s simple, straightforward, and rarely ever used…except by the pros. Watch this short video and I promise it will catapult your results onstage.

Speaking at Corporate Turnarounds

One of the most profitable areas of the speaking/training business is helping companies increase sales and marketshare for low performing divisions/teams. This was my main focus for 23 years, and we increased sales (collectively, over 23 years) by $1.3 billion dollars for our corporate clients. Most divisions saw increases between $25-75 million dollars over the...

(Jealously Guarded) Keynote Speaking Strategy

In the age of mobile devices and short attention spans, capturing and keeping an audiences attention is tougher than ever. Everyone seems to want to be somewhere different than they are. Keynote speakers arm themselves with a battery of strategies that they implement to offset this cultural phenomenon. Many speakers (amateurs) are terrified of the...