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

AlexiaProfessional Services, Public Speaking

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 …

Alexia Vernon teaching how to get paid for speaking as an entrepreneur.

Get Paid for Speaking As An Entrepreneur

AlexiaPublic Speaking

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 …

Speech topics matter!

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

AlexiaPublic Speaking

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 …

How to Create Catchy Presentation Titles

How to Create Catchy Presentation Titles

AlexiaPublic Speaking

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?

AlexiaPublic Speaking

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

AlexiaPublic Speaking

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

AlexiaPublic Speaking

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 …