Bill Gove’s Million-Dollar Advice on Keynote Speaking

Bill Gove, the father of professional speaking, was my business partner for the last 5 years of his life. We we were on the road nonstop from 1997 to the end of 2001, when he passed away suddenly one month shy of his 90th birthday. This man taught me how to become a million-dollar speaker,...

My 5-Year Beef with Zig Ziglar: (1997-2002)

In 1997, I formed a business partnership with Bill Gove, the 85-year father of Professional Speaking. I was 32 years old. We were Mutt and Jeff. Bill and I referred to our partnership as “The hustle and the muscle”. Our goals were clear: I got Bill back on the platform (after 20 years of retirement)...

Speakers Don’t Get Discovered

The latest speaker marketing lie is that professional speakers get discovered. This is NOT how the business works. This idea is sold to people who are trying to break into the business, and earnestly trying everything possible. If you’ve fallen into this trap, don’t feel bad because it’s easy to do. In this video I...

Backstage in Mexico with Mark Victor Hansen

Back in 2001, I was a rookie professional speaker that had just cracked the $1 million per year mark in speaking revenue. I was working national and international conventions with an average audience size of 3-5,000 people. But…what I really wanted was a book, but I wanted it to be a book that sold at...

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...

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...

Bill Gove Graduates Surpass $500 Million Dollars in Speaking Fees

The graduates of the world-famous Bill Gove Speech Workshop have collectively set another record in the professional speaking business, surpassing an astounding $500 million dollars in speaking fees since the workshop began in 1947. Many of the heaviest hitters include Brian Tracy, Bob Proctor, Mark Victor Hansen, Larry Wilson and Nido Qubein. In this short...

How to Become a Motivational Speaker

Do you have what it takes to become a paid motivational speaker? Do you dream of sharing your story with audiences around the world? Can you see yourself living a life that most people only see in movies? If so, take the FreeSpeakingCourse.com, where you’ll learn how to select a topic, how much to charge,...

3 Secrets to Speaking to an Empty Room

One of the most valuable skills Bill Gove taught me was how to deliver an entertaining speech to an empty room. And make no mistake: this is a formidable skill that most speakers don’t have. Most need the energy derived from a live audience, and without it, they are flat and out of step. This...