Discover how to get prospective clients, speaking bookers and decision makers to respond to your proposals, pitches and submissions and stop ghosting you.

How to Stop Prospects from Ghosting You as a Coach, Trainer or Speaker

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There are certain times of the year when it can feel like as a coach, trainer or speaker that all prospects are ghosting you. Like the week before Christmas, the first days of a new year or during a Mercury Retrograde. But if you find that prospective clients, organizational decision makers and speaking bookers are consistently not responsive, it’s likely …

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Get Paid for Speaking As An Entrepreneur

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I have the pleasure of demystifying how to get paid for speaking and make more money as an entrepreneur – and showing coaches, consultants and experts how to stop making common mistakes as speakers. I’ve been doing this speaking thing for 20+ years (since winning the Miss Junior America competition in college). And, when I first started out (and, to …

How I processed and healed from body shaming online and allowed it to amplify my voice and mission as a speaking coach and keynote speaker

How Body Shaming Online Will Amplify My Voice

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During the two-weeks I ran Facebook ads for a recent launch, I experienced body shaming online so intense that I wanted to shove my six-year-old daughter back into my womb! For I fear what she, as a young woman growing up in a culture that has no problem weaponizing women’s bodies, is likely to encounter as she and her peers …

Speech topics matter!

Great Speech Topics and Bad Speech Topics – Choose Yours Wisely!

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I see a lot of coaches, consultants, and experts obsess over finding the right “idea worth spreading,” title, and persuasive presentation description. And that’s not a bad thing. But first, if we want to get booked to speak (or train), we need to ensure that the underlying speech topics we are building our presentation on aligns with our business goals …

Your Audience Needs Your Thought Leadership

Avoid These Habits That Sabotage Thought Leadership

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A few weeks ago, I led a virtual half-day retreat for my Spotlight Speakers Collective ladies. One of my gals shared with her sisters the steps she had taken to explode in her coaching business, book speaking gigs throughout the country, and, as a result, buy her dream car – all since we had last convened in person about 90 …

How to Create Catchy Presentation Titles

How to Create Catchy Presentation Titles

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I love words. And unfortunately, when I started out as a speaker, my presentation titles were stuffed full of them. While there is not one formula for how to create catchy presentation titles to capture the attention of companies and event organizers, using too many words is a surefire way for your pitches and speaking submissions to land in a …

Here are four recommendations to ensure you bring speaking mastery to your presentations and coaching, consulting and training offerings

Do your speaking and offerings show your mastery?

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One of my favorite compliments to receive is that I exhibit mastery. Whether I’m told I’m a masterful keynote speaker or that I am an expert speaking coach, each time I’ve received such a compliment inside I’ve giggled like a goofy school girl – because for too many years in my business I felt like the only thing I was …

If you want to make it easy for you to book paid speaking opportunities and make event organizers love you, follow these 5 tips.

Make it easy to get booked for paid speaking opportunities

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You likely already know more about how to get booked for paid speaking opportunities than you realize! When I first hung out my shingle as a speaker, coach, and consultant, one of my areas of expertise was supporting organizations to set their new hires up for success through their onboarding programs. (I even wrote a book on it.) Onboarding is …