Wayne Gretzty, known around the world as “The Great One” for arguably being the best professional hockey play of all-time, is famous for this quote: when asked why he was better than the rest, Gretzy famously said “Most players skate to where the puck is, I skate to where the puck is going.” This advice is as applicable in the speaking business as it is in hockey, but few speakers are following it during the COVID-19 shutdown. Most speakers did the same thing a decade ago during the Great Recession, when we lost 40% off the industry that failed to see where the puck was going. If you’re a new or emerging speaker, this video might be the most important thing you see this year.
Steve Siebold, CSP My name is Steve Siebold. I’m an author with 1.4 million books in print, and a professional speaker and consultant to Fortune 500 sales teams on how to increase sales and retention rates through mental toughness training. My corporate clients include Johnson & Johnson, Toyota, Harrah’s Entertainment, Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Ingersoll Rand, etc.