Are you afraid of speaking?

Tell me, what is the worst thing that could happen? What could go wrong? How might you completely embarrass yourself? Consider this… One time, I accidentally said “sex” from the stage.  My speaking presentation wasn’t even about sex.  I think I was trying to say...

Either the MOST important or the LEAST important…

Spoiler Alert: This is either the MOST important or the LEAST important thing you will read all week. This may be the MOST important if you have been sitting on a goal, avoiding your calling, or killing your own dream. I get it. It happens. No judgment – I...

How to Prepare for a Speaking Gig

Brainstorm the sparkle. Consider an aha moment, a captivating story, an iconic illustration, or a key take-away. Then figure out your flow of ideas.  How are you going to lead your audience through this experience? Identify an action.  Get your audience involved and...

How to Get a Gig

When you want to book a speaking gig, take time to consider who your “ideal client” is.  But remember, the ideal client is the person who pays you. So your ideal client may be an event manager, a convention director, an association president, or a board chair. That is...

Deciding

The only difference between an idea and reality is a decision. Let me say that again: The only difference between an idea and a reality is a decision. Literally, the ONLY thing you need to do to make something happen is to decide.   That’s what happened to...