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...

Speakers Boycotting Television Losing Millions

If you’re professional speaker, and you’re not leveraging traditional television interviews, it’s literally costing you a fortune. Social media is all the rage, and most likely the television of the future, but the major creators, purveyors and pundits of social media skew heavily in the under 40 demographic, which is NOT the demographic that hires...

The Great Brian Tracy

The International Personal Development Association is proud to present personal development legend Brian Tracy. Brian Tracy has been positively impacting millions of people for decades through his books, speeches and training programs. His outstanding book, Focal Point, is one of my all-time favorites. I’ve combed through dozens of Brian Tracy videos online to showcase to...

How to Become a Million-Dollar Speaker

Becoming a million-dollar speaker is parallel to becoming a million-dollar actor, comedian, singer, dancer or musician. It happens, but it’s rare. That said, if you’re crafty, hardworking and you have excellent mentorship, you have a shot. You just can’t approach it like you’re applying for a job at Home Depot. There’s more to it than...

Speaker’s Apprentice Opportunity

If you’re an emerging or aspiring fee-paid professional speaker, or a professional speaker ready to level up your fees, the Speaker’s Apprentice Opportunity may be for you. The $15 billion/year personal development industry is starving for new talent, yet only 1 in 10,000 new speakers ever hit the $100K mark. Watch this short video that...

How to Captivate an Audience: The Genius of Marcus Lemonis

Last week Marcus Lemonis, famous for his hit TV show, The Profit, on CNBC, delivered a unique closing keynote speech in Orlando, Florida. Few times in the past 25 years as a professional speaker have I seen a speaker captivate an audience at this level. It was a masterclass on how to connect with an...

Speaker’s FATAL Mistake

Amateur speaker’s make a lot of mistakes on the platform as they ascend to the professional level. I certainly made my share. But there’s one mistake you must avoid at all costs. I just returned from 2 weeks on the road and 4 national conventions, and watched a total of 57 different speakers. In my...

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