Thoughts From The Main Stage

Dress your Way to Stage Success With Bella Verita at GPTS2

What you need to know about how your image impacts your audience. Texas-raised Bella Verita understands the powerful results that image transformation can produce. She grew from a six-figure income earner at a leading network marketing company to a top earning commercial real estate agent, and finally to launching her own image consulting firm, Image […]

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Speaking Income: Want Multiple Streams? Check out Get Paid to Speak 2

How serious are you about your speaking business? Have you reached a point where you’re not exactly sure where to put your time, energy, and effort to get to that next level? To get more streams of speaking income flowing to you? Well, that’s exactly why you should join us at Get Paid to Speak 2, […]

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Get More Bookings: How to think like a meeting planner.

I do not envy a meeting planners’ job in the slightest. They have to find and book quality talent, organize an entire event, fill seats, and ensure that everything runs smoothly. On top of all of those details, if there are hiccups along the way (and there almost always is) meeting planners have to stay […]

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Website Critique for Get Paid to Speak Member

Here is a quick Website Critique of a Get Paid to Speak Member’s website.  Members can use the “Ask the Experts” form to submit questions that are answered during the live webinars. Video is in FLASH, so please use a desktop computer to view the short video. Thank you. Unable to display content. Adobe Flash […]

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Becoming a Meeting Planner Pleaser

Ask any professional speaker and they’ll tell you that getting booked can be difficult, but continually getting booked can prove to be even more difficult.  We all know creating a residual revenue stream is a crucial part of crafting a full time career in the speaking business, but how is it done? While there are many […]

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Increase Your Bookings: 3 Tips for Talking with Meeting Planners

You’ve made up your mind…you are going to become a professional speaker. You have nailed down your expertise, now how do you go about getting yourself up on that stage. We are here to help you out by giving you some tips on best practices for getting meeting planners to hire you.

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Following Up and Following Through after a Conference

This past weekend I was in Las Vegas presenting at the Lady and the Champs conference alongside some of the nation’s leading speaking experts. The presentations were astounding, the crowd was phenomenal, and it was an information-packed event that encouraged emerging speakers to think outside of the box and push their speaking career to the […]

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You are a professional- No, it’s not OK!

It was the mid 90’s. I was attending a speaker’s conference in Nova Scotia. Still an amateur in comedy and even greener in the speakers world, I was very excited to sit in on a breakout session on “how to be funny” as a speaker. I had attended a few sessions in the past and found […]

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What Goes Into a Media Kit?

Here are the Main Components of a Media Kit 1. Your benefit hooks, story angles, headlines for your pitch 2. Your contact information, with name, email, website, and mailing address 3. Depending upon the medium, you can include sample Intros and possible “talking-points” or actual suggested questions. Keep in mind, that they may totally ignore […]

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Sponsorship Proposal: How to Get Sponsorship to Promote Public Seminars

Jeffrey D. asks… I have a seminar that would help businesses to grow. However, I could use sponsorship and sponsorship proposal to conduct 24 monthly public seminars. What resources would you suggest I reference before negotiating help from an association or business? Ford Saeks Suggests these tips for Sponsorship Proposals Hi Jeffrey, Sponsorship partners are a […]

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