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When It’s Do-Or-Die

My business & life changed when I left my job at the speakers’ bureau, because it was do-or-die. Instead of following the traditional bureau model, I joined forces with two thought leaders to work together independently, to help them grow the speaking part...

Nothing Is Worse Than Waiting or Chasing

There’s a Russian proverb that says: “Ху́же нет — ждать да догоня́ть.” The translation means, “Nothing is worse than waiting or chasing.” This goes equally for someone who’s wanting to get started speaking, and also for...

A Common Mistaken Assumption About the Industry

Before the end of the year, I wanted to help you set the record straight on a very commonly-held (and mistaken) assumption about the speaking industry. I often hear a lot of new speakers say, “I want to find a speakers’ bureau to represent me.”...

What are Your Goals for 2016?

Is doing more speaking one of your goals for the New Year? If it is, now is the perfect time to gear up for 2016! The live events and entertainment industry quiets down a LOT around this time of year, as everyone is reviewing how the last year went and looking ahead...

The Changing Face of Leadership

I can’t tell you how many clients have told me that they’re tired of seeing nothing but “old white guys” on stages and in the lists they choose from for their event programs. (Their words, not mine! No offense whatsoever intended if...