Paid Speaking versus Platform Speaking

If you want to know how to use public speaking to grow your business, here’s an important distinction to understand. In the meetings industry there are two types of speakers: Paid Speakers and Platform Speakers. So what’s the difference? Let’s take a look. Platform speakers don’t get paid to speak but sometimes promote something or are […]

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3 Ways to Help People Be Open to Change

Do you notice yourself dreading an upcoming change?  Maybe others in your life are feeling the same way?  Maybe you have to upgrade your software, adhere to a new tax law, or go through a renovation. It’s normal for people to resist these kinds of changes. The good news is that the latest research in neuroscience shows that installing […]

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Get Sponsors to Pay You to Speak

Have you ever heard this from a meeting planner, “We don’t pay speakers”?  AND then they also expect you to pay for your own travel to the event and maybe even pay to attend the event! How can speaking possibly increase your business and income, then? Consider working with a sponsor. It’s a multi billion dollar industry. There are people who […]

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Prospecting: 3 Tips for Building Your Confidence

If you have your own business, chances are you need to prospect regularly. You need to find and influence people to buy into your ideas, products, services or opportunities. Some people love this part of business, but a lot of people find it very challenging. You can have all the strategies in the world, but […]

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