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...
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.
I can’t count the times I’ve stared at a crisp new landing page that’s about to go live, wondering: will this convert?
Will my message land? Will the words resonate so people opt-in, reply, or join…whatever…?
Your words—and mine—only dance off the page and into the hearts of prospects when we use THEIR exact lingo.
When we talk about
This was glaringly obvious in one of the women entrepreneurs Facebook groups I’m in.
A member—let’s call her Lauren—wanted feedback on a landing page for her new offer. She specifically asked for comments on her 2-minute welcome video.
When I looked and read the few lines of text above the video, I had no clue what Lauren was offering.
Would the video bring clarity?
The page layout was visually appealing, but the words...
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