The Fastest Path to Growing Your Speaking Business: Being Epic on the Platform

Speaker Launcher

Most Recent Post Presentation Skills Speaking Profession being epic on the platform creating an epic speech generating spin off business growing your speaking business improving your speech spin off businessYou have all heard me talking about some of my fastest growth clients before. Ryan Estis moved past the million dollar milestone in about four years. Kindra Hall is in year three and well on her way.

TED Talk: A story of survival, resilience, and hope

Presentation Zen

Hyeonseo Lee''s 2013 TED Talk describing her escape from North Korea is one of the most compelling and inspiring talks I''ve seen on the TED stage in quite a while. I''m not saying it''s technically the best TED talk ever, but it''s certainly one of my personal favorites.

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Audition for a TED Talk: Entries due April 24

The Eloquent Woman

The TED (short for technology-education-design) conference and its spin-offs feature short speeches that push unusual ideas, and this audition also is seeking creative formats for your talk.

"Breaking Bad" - Saul Goodman will be left standing, maybe even be star of sequel

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What we should know, NEW YORK Magazine tips us off, is that White's shady lawyer Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk, won't be offed. In fact, there is a very good possibility that he will star in a spin-off

Guest Blog: Lessons from Bethenny Frankel of The Real Housewives of New York City – How to Build Income

DeFinis Communications

It’s where your audience shows you the money, and it’s where all your idea-generating and influence-building pays off—literally. Got Platform? Part 3 of a Three-part Series: Income.

Ropes & Gray Makes a Move - 4 Implications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"About 100 lawyers and staffers are poised to leave Ropes & Gray within the next few months as the Boston-based Am Law 100 firm prepares to spin-off is patent prosecution practice into an independent firm."

The PowerPoint Revolution: PowerPoint Karaoke and Pecha Kucha

DeFinis Communications

PowerPoint Karaoke is a spin-off from traditional Karaoke ; However, instead of singing songs, participants give a presentation about an unfamiliar topic with slides they’ve never seen—a random, impromptu PowerPoint presentation. The PowerPoint Revolution continues! Every few months another contender appears in the marketplace, attempting to poke a hole in the thick skin of the 800 lb slideware-gorilla that dominates meeting rooms across the globe.

"Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" - Female Serial Killers, Miscreants Compellling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A spin-off from "Criminal Minds," the program "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" seems to be pulling out all stops in trying to make the series work.  I'm rooting for the spin-off to make it.   For example, it imported the crackerjack IT person Penelope Garcia.    Also, it got it that female serial killers as well as female miscreants are compelling characters.

"Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" - Female Serial Killers, Miscreants Compellling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A spin-off from "Criminal Minds," the program "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" seems to be pulling out all stops in trying to make the series work.  I'm rooting for the spin-off to make it.   For example, it imported the crackerjack IT person Penelope Garcia.    Also, it got it that female serial killers as well as female miscreants are compelling characters.

PepsiCo w/o Pepsi - That new generation got old

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Activist PepsiCo shareholder Nelson Peltz wants the company to spin off the beverage division.   Peltz, who heads Trian Fund, would replace beverages with the acquisition of Mondelez, the snack and coffee business split off from Kraft.

USA Today - Can it make it financially on its own?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Gannett Company is spinning off its print businesses. Those include its flagship USA Today, the newspaper which changed the game in the early 1980s. With its short articles and tons of graphics it made the daily newspaper an easy, entertaining read.

Power: Edward Snowden, Nelson Peltz, Carter Mario Law Firm are the new front lines

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 What is setting off the power evolution is much broader.  Also, the status quo got stale, off its game.  His attempt to have the company spin off its beverage business has to be respond to with equal daring in public relations.

Are you Consciously Competent?

Speaker Launcher

You give a good speech, but it's not getting you as much spin off as it should. Your positioning is slightly off and it's hard for you to articulate exactly what you do to help people. Conscious Competence. Say that 10 times fast!

Current Speakers and their Books – VI: Michael Mauboussin

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  I finally tracked him down talking in a spin-off interview at an Economist conference:  [link].  I had to dig a little to find any video of Michael J. Mauboussin speaking, and that’s a shame, because he does a good job of explaining some very complicated business subjects.    Mauboussin is Chief Investment Strategist at Legg Mason Capital Management and adjunct professor of finance at Columbia Business School. 

Sunday’s sound-byte: How to Create Emmy-Worthy Presentations That Set You Apart from the Competition

Pivotal Public Speaking

Everything else springs from that: referrals, spin-offs, product sales — everything. Name the three best speakers you know. Are *you* on your list? If not, are those other speakers better than you? If you ask your clients to name the three best speakers they’ve had at their meetings, are you on *their* list? Top speakers are continually looking for ways to be even better, to have more impact, and they have learned to look to show business performers for clues and techniques.

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover… but Only Three to Grow Your Speaking Business

Succeed Speaking

If all you offer is live speaking engagements, then of course you can still increase the value of each client engagement by securing spin-off speaking opportunities. As my dear friend Byrd Baggett says, “You’re either green and growing or ripe and rotting.&#. That’s why you always have to have a growth-oriented mindset for your speaking business. There is no “let’s keep it right here&# middle ground. You can’t put it on cruise control.

Horrible historian David Starkey has also got it in for the Scots, Welsh and Irish

Max Atkinson

For Starkey himself, an important spin-off of his 'celebrity' status is that he presumably sells far more history books than most professional historians. Editors of TV current affairs programmes believe, probably correctly, that guests who can be relied upon to say outrageous things are a sure-fire recipe for making their shows more entertaining - and may even help to increase their ratings.

Are You Asking for the Business?

Speaker Launcher

Just imagine if every audience could provide spin off to 3 more engagements… And if each of those audiences held 3 more engagements… and so on. Whether it be from the platform, or in follow up with clients, most of us are lousy at asking for the business.

How Memorable is Your Speech?

Speaker Launcher

I believe this to be the key to more spin off). Whenever people find out that I am a coach for professional speakers, they always want to tell me about a speaker that they experienced. It’s rare that they remember the speaker’s name.

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

Pivotal Public Speaking

Many experts who want more big-fee speeches start off with all the right tools: great topics, fabulous speaking style, and a book with a lot of buzz. You can just see all the spin-off business – and then reality hits. First, you’re dealing with the buyer and they hand off your contract to the purchasing department or the department (such as meeting planning) whose budget is being used.

Claptrap 5: In the right places at the right times

Max Atkinson

A spin-off from that was that I found myself being invited to speak at sixth form conferences, where bus-loads of reluctant school children were treated to the dubious pleasure of listening to some of the authors whose work they were supposed to know about.

Dear Speakers - James Duncan Davidson - James Duncan Davidson

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

I’ve even seen speakers pull a 360 spin off a few times. Attendees in the audience at eComm2009 / ©2009 James Duncan Davidson Please take off your name tag. You don’t want to go off the edge of one. It tapers off more in the corners. And, unless there’s a follow spot on you, don’t jump off and wander up and down the aisles. I’ve seen people gaze at their shoes or stare off into the ceiling.