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 …

While many entrepreneurs aspire to deliver keynotes at corporations and for prestigious industry events, they also recognize that speaking can be an immediate way to generate high quality prospects for their individual and organizational offerings. In this article, learn how you can do both with one signature presentation.

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 will have to choose one platform for their speaking. And they don’t want to. While many entrepreneurs aspire to deliver keynotes at corporations and for prestigious industry events, they …

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 pregame and afterglow tips for introverts who speak

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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 been fully committed to my pre-and-post performance rituals. From enjoying a minimum …

When Your Biggest Speaking Fear Comes True

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As a speaker, there are many fears one can have. Forgetting your words. Failing to connect with an audience. And for me, my greatest fear has always been—losing my voice for a speaking gig. By the end of my first day of The Spotlight MasterTreat 2018, a few weekends ago, I had no voice. And if you were there, you …

use your voice

Use Your Voice to Create Opportunities for Others

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I’m often asked how I wound up speaking at the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women. The answer is simple—a graduate of my Your Spotlight Talk program recommended me. One of my juiciest corporate speaking and consulting contracts came from another alum of that same program. Curious about how I get interviewed on CNN with a …