I’m on fire (literally!) – my $100K speech + my biggest podcast interview

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One of the questions I often pose in my Spotlight Speakers Salon Facebook group is, “What’s your dream opportunity?” For I know that whenever I declare a media outlet or stage where I aspire to speak (and then release my attachment to it), said media outlet or stage (or one even better) shows up. 2016 is the Year of the …

My #1 strategy for making speaking profitable (plus LIVE virtual Master Class invitation)

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One of the top questions I’m asked by people who are looking to start or scale their speaking is, “What’s a ‘typical’ speaking fee?” While one of the things I know for sure about the speaking industry is that very few things about it are typical, a keynote for a corporation, conference or college can earn a speaker without a …

Haters, Copycats and Raving Fans (why they have everything and nothing to do with you)

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I’m finally experiencing the post-launch afterglow I’ve heard online business friends and colleagues mention which has thus far eluded me. My insides feel as soft and fluffy as marshmallows. I wake up and my first thought is, “thank you,” rather than, “What do I need to attend to first?” I laugh and cuddle with my family during non-work hours without …

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New Year, New Speaking Opportunities (time sensitive opportunity)

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Whether you are “heck yeah” or a bit of a “heck maybe” about the start of another year, I know from experiencing years that went way better than planned (as well as from surviving those that drained me like the seasonal flu) that one chief factor that influenced the outcome was my network. Yes, having a clear vision was important. …

Conquer Speaking in 2016: My Interview with Natalie MacNeil

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I’m excited to share with you one of my FAVORITE new resources for speaking success. It’s called The Conquer Kit, and it’s inked by Natalie MacNeil, an Emmy Award-winning media producer, Founder of SheTakesOnTheWorld.com (recognized by Forbes as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women”), and creator of the yearlong women’s business incubator, The Conquer Club. I’ve started coaching …

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Let’s Talk About What Happens at TED!

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My head is think-y and my heart is happy as I reflect on my time in Geneva for TEDGlobal. From spending half a day with Melissa Fleming, head of communications for the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees (and hearing Antonio Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, be interviewed), to sharing a drink with Bruno Giussani (the curator for TEDGlobal) …

How I let my daughter see me shine (plus an invitation to my FREE speaking master class)

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It’s taken me close to 2 years to reconcile my desire to do big work in the world with my coexisting desire to be home as much as possible with my daughter while I do it. While I work at least a few hours 6 days a week, and many days a “few” means up to 9 or 10 hours, …

The danger of taking advice from people like me

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While we are just a few days away from “falling back” and moving into Daylight Saving Time, the last few weeks there have been many moments where I’ve felt like I could just “fall down.” Although I’ve never felt more on purpose or happy, I’m simultaneously feeling wiped out. While to be fair having a series of 7-day workweeks and …

How I negotiated my way into my dream vehicle

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As I drove off to the opening weekend of this year’s Influencer Academy last Friday, enjoying the sweet smell of new car leather, my hair blowing in the breeze coming through my sunroof, while rocking out to my favorite 90’s jams on satellite radio, I felt a deep sense of satisfaction as I enjoyed my first ride out in my …