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...

My $20 Million Dollar Mistake

The speaking business has been good to me over the past 23-years, but going from coaching to speaking at Fortune 500 conventions around the world was a big leap—that in some ways, I wasn’t fully prepared. Working with many of the world’s largest sales teams was a privilege, but in many cases I wasn’t giving...

Speaking Businesses Dirty Little Secret

It seems as though the COVID-19 Crisis has turned every homebound speaker into an expert on how to succeed in this business. As always, the problem is that very few speaker’s actually have succeeded at the 7-figure level or are qualified to give expert advice. After spending 23 years as a full-time speaker and earning...

Conventions Cancelled for 2020

The speaking business is over for 2020. Conventions have cancelled, hotels are shuttering and corporations won’t accept the legal liability of placing their employees at risk of catching the coronavirus. That’s the bad news. The good news is that if you’ll take action in a few areas, your speaking business may emerge stronger than ever....

Speaker’s Fatal Mistake During COVID-19 Crisis

Speaker’s Fatal Mistake During COVID-19 Crisis Most meetings and conventions have been cancelled or postponed for 2020. A large percentage of professional speakers are about to be forced to exit the business, just as they did during the Great Recession. On the contrary, the top 5% of speakers will be more successful than ever. Watch...

Who is Your Favorite Speaker?

Who is your favorite professional speaker of all-time? What speaker moved you the most and made the biggest difference in your life? What did this particular speaker do so well that he/she was so impactful? Watch this short video (2:30) and I’ll look forward to your comments.

What Audiences Want

Speakers want to motivate, inspire, and tell their story. This is often very different from what audiences want, and for which organizations will pay. Bill Gove shared this with me back in 1996, when I attended his speech workshop, (www.speechworkshop.com) and it was worth millions over the past 20 years. Watch this short video (3...

How Speaker’s Become Thought Leaders

Speakers are thought leaders, and that means part of our job is to study and keep up with the people and events that shape the world. One of those people is the late philosopher/novelist, Ayn Rand, author of the 1957 classic Atlas Shrugged. This work became one for the most successful novels of the 20th...

Who Motivates the Motivator?

This may be the most irritating question I’ve heard over the past 20 years at the National Speakers Association. Speakers should be the most self-motivated people in the room. This is one of the major differences between true performers and people that can only talk a good game, and make no mistake: our profession is...