There's no end to the books, blogs, and videos we can see that promise to change our lives.
I have no strategy, roadmap, or blueprint for you.
What I do have is a short mantra that's helped me make a deep transformation in my mindset, business and personal life.
Click here or above to watch the 1-minute video so you can access the mantra. 5 words.
No clue about algorithms.
No money for ads.
You can STILL grow your business and always have warm leads when you learn the strategy I've been using for 20+ years.
I explain it in the video above. Check it out!
Whether you're a guest on a podcast or you host one, it's super important to be prepared for the right and best conversation.
It starts long before you start recording.
This 3-minute video sheds light on how to find the right show, virtual event, and audience to share your expertise. (Hint: Your interview is an organic lead magnet!)
Click the video above to watch and learn!
Are your teeth visible in your profile pictures online?
This is not a trick question, it's quite important in how people perceive you. And how you communicate.
I share a tip on why...or why not...you should show your teeth in pictures. Especially in professional headshots and branded pix.
Click the 3-minute video above for the details.
Plus...I've included something fun for you about why body language is critical in our communication.
Are you smiling with your teeth showing in your pictures? Comment below!
Ready to energize and impact more people on podcasts, summits, and virtual events?
Whether you’re a host or a guest expert, toss out your list of questions.
You've gotta trust yourself and let things flow naturally.
From my experience, the most memorable interviews are just easy, casual conversations.
They're enjoyable for the host, guest, AND audience!
People remember intriguing conversations, stories, personalities, and takeaways.
When others like what they hear and see, they’ll...
· Recommend and refer you
· Sign up for your stuff
· Join –and engage—in your community
· Hire you
Hosts and guests who trust themselves (and each other) aren't rigid or stuck to a script.
They look forward to something spicy coming up.
They expect to hear a nugget that's fresh and intriguing.
They feel comfortable not knowing each word and question.
They know that they know their stuff without a list of questions.
They prepare--and listen--in a...
Painfully blunt is the way my hubs describes me.
Not gonna mince words here.
If you’re pitching yourself to event organizers who hire speakers….and all you get are crickets and maybe a gig for “volunteer speakers” …you’re wasting your time and energy.
You DON’T need to:
Create a slick Speaker 1-sheet with new branded photos
Pay for a goofball “speaker reel” video that's staged with “real people”
Join Toastmasters or spend big bucks on a voice coach
Waste a ton of time, money, and energy writing a book
Here’s what you DO need to do:
Connect your topic to the theme of an event so that decision-makers know you "get" their audience
Have a 1-minute video clip from a real talk that showcases your personality and expertise
Work on your internal voice first so that you quiet self-doubt (and get contracts, not crickets!)
Fine-tune your topic and description so organizers see you're a polished pro (and they can easily...
There’s long been hype about thinking big and dreaming big.
You know the adage, shoot for the moon. If you miss, you’ll hit the stars.
That’s lovely and inspiring.
But, it doesn't work for entrepreneurs who want more visibility and clients.
People don't care much about the “big” events in our lives.
The graduations, certifications, weddings, or other "moon and stars" milestones.
Formal events tend to feel staged and predictable.
Same for our introductions, stories, and "About Me" pages.
If they are filled with milestones, people lose interest.
Look, prospects will get to your qualifications.
First, though, you've gotta show up real and relatable.
Like a human being who is easy to connect with.
That's why successful speakers and entrepreneurs pay close attention to ordinary (smaller) moments.
The gold in your story is the seemingly mundane smaller things in life that have deeply affected you.
Ordinary moments often morph...
If we took our own advice, the world would be a very different place.
I was finishing a post about our willingness to stare down the truth and "go there."
To go deep and say what truly needs to be said.
Scratching the surface helps no one.
I was ready to hit PUBLISH, but something happened.
I threw up a little in my mouth.
Lots of words that scratch the Sue Young surface.
Even the Grammarly app I use deemed the engagement as “Bland.”
So I followed my own advice to "go there."
This is the real deal, Take 2.
I'm days away from finishing a year-long Mastermind program.
I'm a firm believer in learning from people who are 5-10 steps ahead of me.
To do this, I plunked down $30,000 to join Emily's Mastermind.
And I'm not even close to reaching my business goals.
Surprisingly, I am OK with this.
Because Emily's group turned me upside down and inside out. Not so much as an entrepreneur but as a human being.
As the program wraps up, I’ve done a lot of reflecting.
Speaker Rant Here:
You wanna become a paid speaker so you can share your stories and change lives.
There's a huge mistake that beginners make that I want you to avoid at all costs.
This is the 3rd time in a few weeks I've heard something like this.
A connection on LinkedIn posted this today and I cringed. You should never experience this!
Look, a keynote is VERY different than a breakout session.
In how you craft your...
Stories and the flow of your talk
And your mindset!
A true professional speaker who gets paid to present time and time again asks the right questions from the moment they are hired so that they are absolutely in their power and can blow the doors off their presentation!!
My coaching clients know that walking into a surprise is not professional.
If you're wanting to get serious about becoming a paid speaker, let's hop on a free Story Power Session strategy call. Click this link to apply.
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