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Marie Forleo Agrees, Clear is Better Than Clever

Don’t you love it when someone you admire reinforces one of your ideas? For years, I’ve been talking to my clients about how to make their websites clearer. I’ve also been saying that “clear is more important than clever” when it comes to the copywriting, the promise statement and your tab names. Well, I just

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5 Keys to Making Your Mastermind Work

I’ve been a part of some amazing masterminds, and I’ve been a part of some snoozers. Perhaps you can relate? Some of you are running your own masterminds, so I wanted to lay out what 10 years of putting together my Inner Circle Mastermind has taught me and the best practices that we use: 1. Common

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Marketing is Not One Size Fits All

Marketing is Not One Size Fits All

One of the most interesting people I’ve ever met is Ken Salyer. He’s a doctor, a craniofacial surgeon and travels the world with his foundation WorldCF helping children and changing lives. He is also a wonderful speaker whose story includes being a young surgeon in Dallas when President John F. Kennedy was brought in after being

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Why I almost Quit the Business

The Day I Nearly Quit the Business

Have you ever wanted to pack it in? Just give it all up, quit and maybe get a “real” job? I’ve been there. Recently, in fact. But the moments where we are at our lowest may also be a gift. Let me tell you why. A few weeks ago, I was on day two of

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How Can You Get Paid More to Speak?

Speakers, I hear it all the time, “How do I negotiate my fees and get paid what I’m worth?”  Good news. I have some great insights to share with you about your fees from my recent event. This past weekend, I held our Accelerate LIVE 2018 event. The event went really well and on VIP

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Speaker FOMO

Do You Suffer From FOMO?

FOMO: Fear Of Missing Out We’ve all felt it at one point in time – FOMO. There was that conference that you weren’t able to get to, that all of your speaker buddies were attending. There is this new technology that you just don’t seem to have time to figure out. But I’d like to

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How Important is “Story” to Your Success?

We know that telling a story in your business helps people know you and perhaps relate to you better, thus winning you more business. We also know that your percentage of storytelling vs. teaching is important to the success of your presentation. But, many people lean too heavily on teaching. Kelly Swanson, speech coach extraordinaire

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Doing the Right Thing Even When No One is Looking

It’s easy to do the right thing when everyone is watching. But it’s just as important to do the right thing when no one is watching. You have a decision to make. A lead comes in for a speaking engagement and it sounds like they found you organically via Google. But your spidey senses say that

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The Cost of a Wrong Fit Client

I just celebrated the 13 year anniversary of having my own business and what’s funny is that I’m still learning the lessons in year 13 that I learned in year one. After all this time, I still need to sharpen my wrong fit client detector. What that means is that I need to recognize when

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What Are the Flashpoints in Your Business?

Vince Poscente shared the term Flashpoint with me when I was writing the book, The Wealthy Speaker. He told me that they were moments in your business when it took off like a rocket – serious turning points towards your ultimate goals. No doubt you have experienced some already: – The day you gave your

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Business Karma: What Goes Around Comes Around

You’ve all heard me talking about Karma CRM for Speakers as an excellent tool for keeping track of your leads and closing business. But today I’m talking about a different kind of karma. The type of karma that you gather from sharing your pie. The founder of NSA (National Speakers Association), Cavett Robert, wanted all speakers

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Clear is Better Than Clever

Marie Forleo Agrees, Clear is Better Than Clever

Don’t you love it when someone you admire reinforces one of your ideas? For years, I’ve been talking to my clients about how to make their websites clearer. I’ve also been saying that “clear is more important than clever” when it comes to the copywriting, the promise statement and your tab names. Well, I just

READ MORE

5 Keys to Making Your Mastermind Work

I’ve been a part of some amazing masterminds, and I’ve been a part of some snoozers. Perhaps you can relate? Some of you are running your own masterminds, so I wanted to lay out what 10 years of putting together my Inner Circle Mastermind has taught me and the best practices that we use: 1. Common

READ MORE
Marketing is Not One Size Fits All

Marketing is Not One Size Fits All

One of the most interesting people I’ve ever met is Ken Salyer. He’s a doctor, a craniofacial surgeon and travels the world with his foundation WorldCF helping children and changing lives. He is also a wonderful speaker whose story includes being a young surgeon in Dallas when President John F. Kennedy was brought in after being

READ MORE
Why I almost Quit the Business

The Day I Nearly Quit the Business

Have you ever wanted to pack it in? Just give it all up, quit and maybe get a “real” job? I’ve been there. Recently, in fact. But the moments where we are at our lowest may also be a gift. Let me tell you why. A few weeks ago, I was on day two of

READ MORE

How Can You Get Paid More to Speak?

Speakers, I hear it all the time, “How do I negotiate my fees and get paid what I’m worth?”  Good news. I have some great insights to share with you about your fees from my recent event. This past weekend, I held our Accelerate LIVE 2018 event. The event went really well and on VIP

READ MORE
Speaker FOMO

Do You Suffer From FOMO?

FOMO: Fear Of Missing Out We’ve all felt it at one point in time – FOMO. There was that conference that you weren’t able to get to, that all of your speaker buddies were attending. There is this new technology that you just don’t seem to have time to figure out. But I’d like to

READ MORE

How Important is “Story” to Your Success?

We know that telling a story in your business helps people know you and perhaps relate to you better, thus winning you more business. We also know that your percentage of storytelling vs. teaching is important to the success of your presentation. But, many people lean too heavily on teaching. Kelly Swanson, speech coach extraordinaire

READ MORE

Doing the Right Thing Even When No One is Looking

It’s easy to do the right thing when everyone is watching. But it’s just as important to do the right thing when no one is watching. You have a decision to make. A lead comes in for a speaking engagement and it sounds like they found you organically via Google. But your spidey senses say that

READ MORE

The Cost of a Wrong Fit Client

I just celebrated the 13 year anniversary of having my own business and what’s funny is that I’m still learning the lessons in year 13 that I learned in year one. After all this time, I still need to sharpen my wrong fit client detector. What that means is that I need to recognize when

READ MORE

What Are the Flashpoints in Your Business?

Vince Poscente shared the term Flashpoint with me when I was writing the book, The Wealthy Speaker. He told me that they were moments in your business when it took off like a rocket – serious turning points towards your ultimate goals. No doubt you have experienced some already: – The day you gave your

READ MORE

Business Karma: What Goes Around Comes Around

You’ve all heard me talking about Karma CRM for Speakers as an excellent tool for keeping track of your leads and closing business. But today I’m talking about a different kind of karma. The type of karma that you gather from sharing your pie. The founder of NSA (National Speakers Association), Cavett Robert, wanted all speakers

READ MORE
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Bookstore Blowout Sale!

You’ve heard me talking about all of the things that we are evaluating in our business over here at the Wealthy Speaker School. And the next thing up for evaluation is book sales and how we fulfill book sales. I’ll

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