It Pays to Educate Yourself

I have some pretty big news for you today, but before I announce it, you should get your weekly blog tip and frankly, it pertains… It’s easy to just copy other people that you see and think that you’ll get the same results while saving a few bucks. Um, no! What you see isn’t always […]

When the Show Must Go On

You really do need to be in a good frame of mind to present.  If it isn’t, we need to switch your focus from being on you to where it needs to be – on them. But if your gremlins are attacking you, saying all sorts of negative stuff, that’s rather hard to do. When […]

How to Capture “Before” Client Language

The most important thing you can do to connect with your audience both in terms of your marketing copy and in your speech/presentation is to use words that resonate. The problem is that most people who have solved the problem and are in the “after” part now use different language from when they started, and […]

Everybody Loves Before and Afters

When you tell a story, do you start at the beginning, then tell it in chronological order? Most people do. It’s conventional, and conventional is rather boring.  But you don’t have to be. You can change the story structure around to add some dramatic impact.  Watch the video to hear two more options that are […]

How to Look Someone in the Eye

It feels like the hardest part of speaking virtually is something we do so naturally in-person – look you in the eye.  People don’t trust people who don’t look them in the eye, and it’s hard to stay engaged when someone isn’t looking at you.  Watch the video to find out two ways to help keep […]

Two of the Best Words to Start a Story With

There are a few ways to delve into a story. Some are better than others. For example, you could ask permission, like saying, “If you’ll indulge me, I’d like to tell you a story…”, which comes off not so confidently. I’m all about you looking sexy confident on that stage, so I don’t suggest you […]

A Cool Way to be Seen as a Thought Leader

Selling yourself is hard to do, but luckily there’s a standard tool in the speaking industry that does the work for you – the speaker one sheet.  If you don’t have one, you’re going to need design one (or hire someone to design it for you) for event organizers and meeting planners. If this is […]

Sell Your Speaking with a Speaker One Sheet

Selling yourself is hard to do, but luckily there’s a standard tool in the speaking industry that does the work for you – the speaker one sheet.  If you don’t have one, you’re going to need design one (or hire someone to design it for you) for event organizers and meeting planners. If this is […]

Two Ways to Look at the Price of Something

It can feel like you have expenses everywhere you turn.  Yet, some things are worth investing in to grow your business.  You need to be able to distinguish between what will take money out of your pocket versus fill it back up 10 or 100 fold.  Watch the video to find out one way I […]

How to Conclude with a Nice Touch

Ending a presentation can feel awkward and like we just want to get out of there, but it’s super important to end on a high note. More specifically, you want to end by giving people hope, so they’ll go out and try your suggested solution. Otherwise, why did you bother speaking in the first place?  […]