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The Biggest Lie About Becoming a Paid Speaker

The Biggest Lie About Becoming a Paid Speaker

Like any profession, you must pay your dues before you can expect to get paid. --Arvee Robinson Attend one speech class and get paid thousands of dollars to speak. Lie, lie, lie. You will be lucky to even speak for free anywhere. No event coordinator wants a speaker...

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How Keep Your Story from Becoming Stale

How Keep Your Story from Becoming Stale

Sometimes an active speaker shares their story so often that they themselves become bored. They begin to share it without feeling, meaning, or connection. As a result, it doesn’t move on the audience. The purpose of your professional story is to build rapport with...

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The Imperfect Speaker

The Imperfect Speaker

This topic may seem different from what I normally write about which is how to become a better speaker. This article is all being you, the imperfect speaker. There will be many times when you will watch another speaker speak on stage and compare yourself to that...

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The Speech Sandwich

The Speech Sandwich

When I was five years old my mom made me bologna sandwiches. She would put one piece of bologna between two pieces of Wonder bread, add a little bit of Miracle Whip, and that would be my lunch. Looking back, I think it's a wonder that I'm alive after eating that. At...

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How to Sell More Books from Stage

How to Sell More Books from Stage

If you want to leverage a speaking engagement and sell a ton of books, follow these easy steps: Step 1 The first step to sell more books from stage is to tweak your signature speech. This is easily done by a technique called “seeding.” For example, seeding means that...

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3 Major Mistakes That Virtual Speakers Make

3 Major Mistakes That Virtual Speakers Make

As speakers, we’ve been speaking in the virtual world for a little more than two years. In the beginning speakers were trying to navigate their way on the virtual stage. It was new for both speakers and audiences. Now, two years and still speakers are still struggling...

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The Pocket Speech

The Pocket Speech

The pocket speech is a short, one-minute presentation that a business owner can pull out of their pocket at a moment’s notice. Typically, attendees at a networking meeting will get 30 seconds to share what they do and promote their business. What happens if you get...

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The Evolving Art of Public Speaking

The Evolving Art of Public Speaking

Public speaking has changed over the years. It continues to evolve, morph, and change into the exciting medium it is today. In the past, however, public speaking was when a speaker delivered a speech behind a lectern, oftentimes boring their audience, and it would go...

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