Launch Your Speaking Career in 2021

2021 is THE year to launch your professional speaking career. The reason is simple: thousands of professional speakers have gone out of business, given up and crawled back to the corporate world. They were unable to survive the year without work. While this is sad for them, its YOUR opportunity to take their place. The...

Writing YOUR 100-Year Book

As a Man Thinketh, by James Allen. Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill. How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie. These are all examples of 100-year books, or books that remain popular for 100+ years. The goal of every author in the personal development space should be to pen a 100-year...

Why Writing a Great Book is Critical to Your Speaking Business Success

The average book on personal development sells 250 copies, and the reason is simple: most are regurgitations of Thinking and Grow Rich, How to Win Friends and Influence People and Rich Dad Poor Dad. Many speakers believe they can write a mediocre book and call it a business card. Big mistake. Authors that pen quality...

Bill Gove Speech Workshop Goes Online

We’ve transformed the 73-year old, 3-day LIVE Bill Gove Speech Workshop, the most successful speaker training program in history, into an 8-week online video course. On Wednesday, August 19th at 2pm ET, we’ll be conducting a zoom call to discuss the details with the first 100 people who register. You’ll hear from speaking legends Bob...

Wayne Gretzky’s Advice to Professional Speakers

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...

Publicity Strategy for Speakers

Speakers ask me all the time how we get so much publicity, and I tell them we’ve had a professional publicist for the past 10 years. The biggest mistake speakers make is trying to do their own publicity. They do it because they can’t afford a publicist, when they should be focused on building their...

The Speaker Has No Clothes

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many professional speakers as slot fillers for meetings, something everyone inside the industry has known for years. A high percentage of speakers have a 40-minute speech and a pamphlet they call a book, which is largely a regurgitation of their life story or speech. A small minority of speakers are...

Why Speaker’s Should Mount a National Media Campaign

Since 2009, I’ve been doing between 50-250 interviews in the press every year, including op-eds, articles and features. This has kept me and my books in the public eye and has been a large contributor to my success as an author/speaker. Right now, during this COVID-19 craziness, is the best time to mount your own...

Why Speaker’s Books SUCK

Most speaker’s write lousy books that regurgitate worn-out personal development concepts. As the owner of Georgia Speakers Bureau, we receive 10-20 books from speakers every week. It baffles me why speakers that want us to hire them would publish books that kill their credibility and establish them as commodities. Should you write a book? Yes,...

Keynote Speakers Business Strategy/Post COVID-19

Keynote speakers have been calling me non-stop since the COVID-19 shutdown. Most of these people are 6 and 7 figure keynoters from all over the U.S., and they’re panicking because the speaking business is over for 2020. The problem is most of them only have a speech, with very little unique content that can be...