The Biggest Mistake Professional Speakers Make

When Harry Tries to be Sally I was sitting in an audience of speakers listening to a speaker give an amazing talk. My speaker friend, Harry, who is sitting beside me, says, “Oh my gosh, that was amazing! I love how Sally went out in the audience and bantered with them. It was hysterical. I’m […]

How To Become a Motivational Speaker

How Do I Become A Motivational Speaker? You might be asking yourself that question right now.  It’s a question that many people ask as they ponder this unique career choice.  Perhaps you have a fascinating life story. Maybe you’ve conquered something really challenging and have advice to help others who have been through it.  Or […]

Ode To Dumb Ideas

The Down Side To Innovation Being the class clown in college, most of my best stories started with the words, “Wouldn’t it be funny if…”  These words were usually a good indicator of a dumb idea that we would laugh about for years.  While this made for great college stories, in business the sting is […]

Social Media Etiquette

I wanted to write a post on what to do and what not to do on social media, specifically Facebook. But I don’t want to be the Facebook police, and who am I to dictate what people should talk about? This is a social site after all. That’s why it was created, for people to […]

Accidental Networking WORKS for Motivational Speakers

Stop Cold Calling and Networking and Start Walking Your Talk I’m sitting on a flight last night to another gig. I spoke that morning, jumped in a cab to the airport, and took three planes to get to my destination. On that third plane I sat beside a talker. Despite the fact that I secretly […]


Most speakers are. Let’s all agree that as speakers we need our audience to like us, trust us, believe us, and feel like they know us, so that we connect on an emotional and they buy what we’re saying and what we’re selling.  If selling is emotional, and people buy from people they like, then […]

How To Become A Successful Motivational Speaker

There are many ways to get there, but my friend wrote a fabulous article on how to become a successful motivational speaker by looking at Broadway shows. Brilliant! I couldn’t wait to share!   Share!

How To Make Money As A Motivational Speaker

How can I make money as a motivational speaker? I get asked this question all the time. I know I would be a good speaker, but how do I make money at it? That’s not an easy question to answer, nor is there a quick answer. I’m not even sure there is one right answer. I […]

Motivational Speaker Launches Keynote Boot Camp

January 15-18, 2015 Sarasota, FL Only 12 Seats in this camp. Reserve yours today! I am so excited to announce that a dream of mine is coming true – a dream of bringing a small group of keynote speakers together, and helping them create their masterpiece. There are so many perks and values to this camp, […]

Why You’re Not Getting Noticed As a Motivational Speaker

As a motivational speaker, I live in the world of dreams and dreamers. They are my dearest friends, and so I am privy to their innermost thoughts and feelings. And there is one thing I hear from so many speakers, even when they don’t say it: Why don’t they notice me? I know. I’ve been […]