Back in 1996, my first year as a full-time Professional Speaker, the BIG LIE was everywhere, and I bought into it. Thats why I lost $50,000 my first year. In 1997, I attended the Bill Gove Speech Workshop, and Bill Gove told me the truth. He gently explained that I had been duped by marketing charlatans who were getting rich from spreading the BIG LIE. I was furious, but I chalked it up to inexperience and moved on. I joined the National Speakers Association that same year and heard the BIG LIE over and over again, except this time, I ignored it. Bill Gove, the 85-year old father of professional speaking, was guiding every move I made, and by following his advice, I earned $182,000 my second year in the business. Over the next 23 years, I earned millions in speaking fees…all because I was mentored by a man who protected me from the unethical marketers getting rich by pandering the biggest lie in the business. Watch this short video for the rest of the story. To get on the right path, visit, where you’ll find world-class training for FREE and the truth about what it takes to make it as a professional speaker.