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 …

How different types of speaking can help you generate leads

You can keynote AND speak for leads

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When a lot of my coaching, consulting, and thought leadership clients first speak with me about their speaking goals, one of the biggest fears they reveal to me is that they can’t do different types of speaking and instead they will have to choose one platform for their speaking. And they don’t want to. While many entrepreneurs aspire to deliver …

One way to engage men post #MeToo and #TimesUp - make it safe for them to be vulnerable and ask questions

What a recent speaking gig taught me about men

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A few weeks ago, I premiered my new presentation – We’re Listening: How Companies Champion Their Women Post #MeToo and #TimesUp. It’s a speech I almost didn’t pitch, because I couldn’t figure out the title. Fortunately, Steve got involved as he watched me thrash around on my computer shortly before the submission was due. When I described what I wanted …

Discover how to keep your energy high as an introvert who speaks

Quick public speaking tips for introverts

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Employing these public speaking tips for introverts can make a huge difference! Six out of the last twenty-three days I’ve had speaking engagements. And twelve of the last twenty-three days I’ve been in attendance at events where I was speaking. Holy moly, that’s a whole lot of on-ness for this lil ole introvert! And, I’ve loved it. Here’s why. I’ve …