The Qualities of Top Business Speakers

Pivotal Public Speaking

Business speakers are speakers whose target audience is business professionals. Their primary role is to motivate and inform people in business. The demand for business speakers is high. Even with the high demand for business speakers, this is a role not just any speaker can fill. A business speaker must have experience and solid expertise in the field. What are the qualities of a good Business Speaker?

The Ins and Outs of Working with a Speakers Bureau to Build Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

A common area I see many people working to build their speaking business explore is working with a speakers bureau to get more gigs. While for some, this can prove to be highly effective, it isn’t for every speaker. Speaker Marketing Speakers Bureaus, Vendors, etc.,

4 Surefire Ways to Build Your Marketing List (and a Few Do’s and Don’ts)

Speaker Launcher

Having direct conversations with both your existing and potential customers is still one of the best ways to grow your business. That’s why one of the most important marketing aspects of any business, including a speaking business, is to build your marketing list.

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Systems to Help Scale Your Speaking Business with Taylorr Payne & Austin Grammon

Speaker Launcher

In this digital age, there’s a constant flow of new programs that promise to help you streamline your business. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome 2 guest experts, Taylorr Payne and Austin Grammon from Speaker Flow. The first tool every speaker needs.

Great Contemporary Business Speakers – 4: Seth Godin

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

No list of great contemporary business speakers would be complete without Seth Godin.     As a speaker, Seth has the persona of an approachable, down-to-earth academic, very smart and savvy.   Many blogs, and speakers, could benefit from Godin’s economy, simplicity, and style.   You can see him here, talking about marketing to Google a few years ago: [link].

Bill Stainton is a Rock Star Business Speaker.

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

My friend keynote speaker and Emmy winning pal Bill Stainton delivers a great keynote speech about the 5 best decisions the Beatles made and why we should adapt them. 1,500 professional speakers of all ages acted as if they were at a rock show.

Great Contemporary Business Speakers - 7: Charlene Li

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Called “One of the Most Influential Women in Technology” by Fast Company, Charlene Li is an accomplished speaker on the subject of social media -- the topic of her notable book Groundswell   (Harvard Business Press, 2008) and her research.     Charlene was a V-P and analyst at Forrester Research and a Harvard Business School graduate before she launched her own company, the Altimeter Group, last year.

Great Contemporary Business Speakers – 9: Marcus Buckingham

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

No top-ten list of great contemporary business speakers would be complete without Marcus Buckingham.   Marcus is a phenomenon – a polished speaker able to project a poised, conversational, comfortable demeanor on small screens and in big halls, and a bestselling author several times over.

Great Contemporary Business Speakers – 8: Steve Farber

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

    In his earlier books, The Radical Leap and The Radical Edge , Steve worked to infuse love, energy, audacity, and proof into business leadership. For energy and passion on a subject that is important for everyone interested in the future of the human race to rally around, Steve Farber ( [link] )   is hard to beat. You can see Steve speaking here: [link]. and here: [link].   (Warning:  the first video contains a common 4-letter word.) 

Is Speaking a 24/7 business? 5 tips to Taking a Break

Speaker Launcher

The post Is Speaking a 24/7 business? Speaking Business Strategy building a speaking business speaker training tips for business successEvery time my husband and I drive up to our cottage, 3 hours north of our home, he teases me about my inability to put down my phone. While we are on the road, I am trying my darnedest to whittle down my In Basket so that when we get back I don’t have a […]. 5 tips to Taking a Break appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Great Contemporary Business Speakers - 5: Guy Kawasaki

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Guy Kawasaki epitomizes Silicon Valley cool – he’s a former Apple employee, now a venture capitalist.   He’s written books on entrepreneurship that eschew grand theories in favor of practical advice:   The Art of the Start ( [link] ) and Reality Check ( [link] ).   I recommend both highly if you’re an entrepreneur or you have those cravings.

Great contemporary business speakers - 2: Jim Collins

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  He’s a brilliant, charismatic speaker, because he embodies the 2 secrets of charisma:   focus and passion. Jim Collins, author most famously of Good to Great and Built to Last , doesn’t speak in public all that often, but when he does, he’s worth hearing.   Most people think that charisma is something that’s innate, something you’re born with, as if there were charismatic babies.     Well, guess what?   All babies are charismatic.

Is Your Speaker Website Getting You Gigs?

Speaker Launcher

Your speaker website can either do one of two things. A decision-maker identifies that they need a speaker. They may call the speaker’s bureau. The post Is Your Speaker Website Getting You Gigs? It can get you into the “maybe” pile.

Great contemporary business speakers - 3: Susan Ershler

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  If you’re a speaker, you don’t get to be as good as Susan until and unless you put in the hours and rehearse, rehearse, rehearse. Few of us have climbed a mountain or won a top sales prize, so those that have done so are worth paying attention to for what they have to say.   Fewer still have climbed a really big mountain, like, say, McKinley, or won a President’s Club award – the kind that go out to the very best salespeople.

Great Contemporary Business Speakers – 6: David Meerman Scott

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

For my sixth pick of great contemporary business speakers, I’m going with David Meerman Scott.   His previous book, The New Rules of PR and Marketing continues to be a bestseller and it was that book that first propelled David onto the national and international stage as a speaker on a ‘must-have’ subject, the new social media and viral marketing.   You can check him out at:   [link].

Bill Stainton is a Rock Star Business Speaker.

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

My friend keynote speaker and Emmy winning pal Bill Stainton delivers a great keynote speech about the 5 best decisions the Beatles made and why we should adapt them. At the National Speakers Association convention in the year that NSA Rocked he gave one of the most fun, exciting, creative keynotes I have ever heard. 1,500 professional speakers of all ages acted as if they were at a rock show. Also, once in a while I help executives become rock star business presenters.

Kick It Into High Gear This Summer

Speaker Launcher

We’ll be taking new registrations for the next session of 8 Weeks to Business Acceleration until Monday, August 3rd. ctt title=”#Speakers accelerate & position […]. Events Speaker Marketing Speaking Business Strategy accelarate business speakers speaking business

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Are You In For The Long Haul? Commitment Makes all the Difference

Speaker Launcher

I’ve always thought that I completely lacked patience in my business, but when I look back over my dozen years as an entrepreneur plus nearly 20 more in this industry, I realized I’ve always been in […]. Speaker Marketing Speaking Business Strategy Speaking Profession podcast podcasting public speaking as a business speaker industry speaking engagement speaking industryPatience. It’s not my strong suit. Is it yours?

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Hiring That Elusive Speaker’s Agent

Speaker Launcher

The irony of the speaking world is that although speakers want gigs, most don’t feel comfortable selling themselves. They would rather hand that particular part of the business to someone else by hiring a speaker’s agent. My first exposure to this aspect of the speaking business came at the age of 25 when I got […]. The post Hiring That Elusive Speaker’s Agent appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Platform and Business Skills that Result in Spin Off with Walter Bond

Speaker Launcher

Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by the Inner Circle Mastermind. So how does a speaker go from a $10,000 keynote to $30,000 keynote? And more importantly, I’m going to make sure you actually IMPLEMENT them in your business. The post Platform and Business Skills that Result in Spin Off with Walter Bond appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by the Inner Circle Mastermind.

How to Capitalize on Your Uniqueness to Ensure Repeat Business

Pivotal Public Speaking

Are you experiencing repeat and referral business time after time? Life-changing, transformational speakers are those who are captivatingly authentic. Tags: public speaking public speaking business speakers speaking speaking career with Glenna Salsbury, CSP, CPAE.

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4 Speaking Experts Share Advice on How to Address the Elephant in the Room

Speaker Launcher

Most Recent Post Presentation Skills Speaking Profession elephant in the room speaker business speaker dilemma speaking skillsLast weekend at the Oscars, Chris Rock took dead aim at the elephant in the room by addressing the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. Like him or hate him, he (and the Oscar’s producers) dove head first into the debate and showed the audience that they were serious about seeking change. So how does this translate to speaking? […].

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UK Business Communicator of the Year, 2013

Max Atkinson

We have launched a prize to be awarded to an outstanding figure in the business world who speaks well. This is the fourth year that judges from the UK Speechwriters’ Guild have selected the Business Communicator of the Year. He uses self-deprecating humour to talk about business.

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Do you need massive action or fine-tuning?

Speak Schmeak

In 2016 and 2017, I worked with the president and another individual on their presentations, and this year, I provided additional coaching sessions for the president and another speaker. And their business grows every year, with new offices and new staff, because of it.

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Write Your Book Using The Chunky Method With Allie Pleiter

Speaker Launcher

Many professional speakers are also writers, but some just don’t know how to get started. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, we welcome bestselling author, Allie Pleiter to share her ideas and the Chunky Method of writing.

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small talk (show #14) – George Torok (Superior Presentations)

Executive Speech Coach

Enjoy this 5 minute video interview about how to avoid the most common and annoying mistakes that business presenters commit. business presentations career tips communication

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Being Open Is Risky Business - But the Alternative Is Riskier

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  They may pace nervously -- the familiar 'happy feet' of some speakers.    They may cross their arms, hide their hands behind their backs, or keep their arms firmly fixed to their sides, only waving their forearms, in a characteristic gesture of many business speakers that I call the 'Penguin flap'   All of these gestures, and others besides, signal nervousness to the audience. 

The Economy’s Mood Swings

Speaker Launcher

In the case of the economy and our speaking business, the pendulum still applies. See you soon Wealthy Speakers! Most Recent Post Economy Speaking Business Speaker BookingsThe pendulum idea applies to nearly everything in life.

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Great Contemporary Business Speakers-10: Sir Ken Robinson

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  My final entry in this top ten list of great contemporary business speakers is a sentimental favorite:   Sir Ken Robinson.   Robinson is passionately devoted to spreading creativity around, first in education, and then in the rest of human endeavor.   I’m wholeheartedly with him on this project; it’s a life-long cause of mine too.

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3 Conversations You Must Have to Get Big-Fee Speaking Engagements

Pivotal Public Speaking

What happens: You get an incoming call from someone who needs a speaker. You can just see all the spin-off business – and then reality hits. Either the prospect goes silent or after chasing them for several weeks, you learn another speaker was chosen. What’s going on: The person you talked to was assigned to find a speaker but wasn’t told the budget. They begin the conversation with, “We are not looking for a speaker.

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Creating Distinction in the Speaking Industry:How to Make the Marketplace Irrelevant

Pivotal Public Speaking

What if you could find a way to make the fluctuations in the economy have a less-than-significant impact on your speaking business? What does it take to differentiate yourself, so you become a “movie star” of speakers, rather than merely one of the pack? with Scott McKain, CSP, CPAE.

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The Power of Community

Speaker Launcher

Imagine this: You are a busy speaker who stands in the glow of audience appreciation for an hour out of your day, and then what? Most Recent Post Speaking Profession Epic Keynote professional speaker speaker coach speaking speaking businessThey say it’s lonely at the top. You’re eating alone in yet another hotel room or airport restaurant. Who does someone, who is put up on a pedestal, go to […].

9 Action Steps to Attract Bureaus With Resources You Can Use For Immediate Result

Pivotal Public Speaking

A bureau’s first responsibility is to satisfy its clients — organizations who hire speakers. They want to place speakers who are: &# The easiest to book. Meaning… they’re famous, they get rave reviews, they don’t require much publicity, their presence as a keynote speaker at an event will increase attendance, etc. &# Exclusive with them. All other things being equal, why not place the higher fee speaker? &# Dependable.

Business Audience Booking - Best of Speaking Pro Central - September 2009

Speaking Pro Central Posts

Six Steps to a Successful Small Business Content Marketing Strategy - Content Marketing Today , September 4, 2009. Interview: Jane Atkinson - The Wealthy Speaker - Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking , September 12, 2009. Why Being Visual Can Bring Beautiful Business Results - Content Marketing Today , September 18, 2009. 6 Secrets to Making Online Video Work for Small Business - Content Marketing Today , September 25, 2009. Business (121).

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Working with Speakers Bureaus, Speaker Do’s and Don’ts with Holli Catchpole

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking about when it’s time to find an agent and how to work with speakers’ bureaus. Today we welcome one of my long-time friends and someone I have had great respect for in the business for more than 30 years now, Holli Catchpole.

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C K Prahalad - the world's most influential business thinker?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Who is the world’s most influential business thinker?     What kind of a speaker is he?   He had enormous gravitas, a remarkable comfort level in front of an audience, and a natural way of talking that many business speakers could learn from.     In an era when much of our business thinking is ‘dumbed’ down for mass consumption, Prahalad is a one-man argument for high standards.   According to Forbes ([link] ) , it’s C.

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Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations: What's the.

Executive Speech Coach

Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations. Sunday, January 23, 2011 What’s the difference between a speaker’s bio and an introduction? And many non-professional speakers mistakenly supply their bio as an introduction.

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Industry Trends and Speaker Do’s and Don’ts with Holli Catchpole

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking about when it’s time to find an agent and how to work with speakers’ bureaus. Today we welcome one of my long-time friends and someone I have had great respect for in the business for more than 30 years now, Holli Catchpole. The post Industry Trends and Speaker Do’s and Don’ts with Holli Catchpole appeared first on Jane Atkinson. What we do and don’t do for speakers.

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Boardroom Presentations

Executive Speech Coach

Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com. boardroom presentation skills presentation skills coaching business presentations

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PowerPoint Presentation can be fun

Executive Speech Coach

tags: presentation design ) See the other entries in the contest at SlideShare.net George Torok Motivational Business Speaker Presentation Skills Coach Executive Speech Coach, Business presentation tips from George Torok, the Speech Coach for Executives. Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com. presentations tips business presentations PowerPoint presentation coach

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The Top 4 Tips for Promoting Yourself As a Professional Speaker

Pivotal Public Speaking

Promoting yourself as a professional speaker is not like promoting any other product because what you are really marketing is yourself. That fact alone should shift your perspective as you consider the best ways to market your business. Here are some things to consider as you begin to promote yourself as a professional speaker. #1 Similarly, if you want to be a business speaker, it is critical that you have a solid understanding of the world of business.

What to Say When.You’re Dying on the Platform

Pivotal Public Speaking

What to Say When.You’re Dying on the Platform: A Complete Resource for Speakers, Trainers, and Executives. by Lily Walters.

What to Say When.You’re Dying on the Platform

Pivotal Public Speaking

What to Say When.You’re Dying on the Platform: A Complete Resource for Speakers, Trainers, and Executives. by Lily Walters.