It seems as though the COVID-19 Crisis has turned every homebound speaker into an expert on how to succeed in this business. As always, the problem is that very few speaker’s actually have succeeded at the 7-figure level or are qualified to give expert advice. After spending 23 years as a full-time speaker and earning $16 million dollars in speaking fees, I’ll tell you the dirty little secret you won’t hear at the National Speakers Association, or almost anywhere else. This one tip has the power to make or break your speaking career. I’m just lucky Bill Gove, the father of professional speaking, shared it with me in 1996.