Pipeline Breakdown

Pipeline Breakdown

Yippie! Today you’ll get to see the backend pipeline another speaker is using to get gigs. Jeff sent a video that described his problem with closing speaking gigs (you’ll see him describe it in the video below), and we are going to take a look at his process. This is...

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The best way to promote content to build name recognition

The best way to promote content to build name recognition

Do you know how many people create video content every day? 3,563,772 people…every day. Actually, I just made that number up. But it’s probably high. And unfortunately, very few people make money off their content. They make a Facebook Live video, YouTube video,...

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Going from $0 to $100k/mo

Going from $0 to $100k/mo

A few days ago I sent you an email that gave 4 nuggets about going from $0/mo to $100k/mo. And since everyone liked it, I created a video on it. The more I talk with people about their marketing, the more I see how psychological everything is. Yesterday I was talking...

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Building enough trust to get $20,000 for a gig

Building enough trust to get $20,000 for a gig

This weekend I’m about to present at an event and they paid $22,000 (all-inclusive). Several years ago, I would have thought this was impossible. Just charging $2,500 was A LOT for me at the time. And what’s funny is that I keep thinking, how on earth can someone...

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“What does your day-to-day look like?”

“What does your day-to-day look like?”

A lot of people ask, "What does your day to day look like?" So I thought I would make this video for them. But let's just say it's not what you think. Everyone believes there's a secret in the day to day activities. A secret they don't know. A marketing tactic that's...

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What mic should you use to film videos with your phone?

What mic should you use to film videos with your phone?

A friend and I were talking about content marketing and I mentioned that he needs to start creating videos. “But I don’t have a camera for filming.” Me: “Use your phone.” Him: “Ok.” Yeah, it wasn’t profound. But it reminded me to create this video that gives you a...

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When someone has a million dollar business…

When someone has a million dollar business…

Do you know how many people like to give their ‘2 cents’ instead of listen to others? Yesterday I got an email that said “Damn you send too many emails. You send it every day. Come on man.” Well this video shows my response. Just remember, when marketing yourself,...

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The reasons why your cold emails aren’t working

The reasons why your cold emails aren’t working

Today we go on a journey of the fella who’s cold emails didn’t work. Twas the night before sending out emails at the crack of dawn The poor fella sent his cold emails but only heard a yawn The poor fella couldn’t understand Why people didn’t want to hire this man He...

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When should you stop contacting events?

When should you stop contacting events?

Talk about perfect timing. Yesterday we closed on an event for $22,500 after 4 months of contacting them. Most people give up way too soon and don’t send out enough emails. It’s why so many people aren’t getting on stages. But at a certain point, you have to stop. The...

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How do you figure out which events hire you?

How do you figure out which events hire you?

How do you figure out which events hire speakers like you? You have a specific topic, but who hires you? I’ve gotten asked this question several times about how to find events that hire speakers on XYZ topic. And you’ll be surprised at how it really works. It’s the...

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Finding Company Events Even If They Don’t Post It Online

Finding Company Events Even If They Don’t Post It Online

Sometimes it can be hard to find company events. Like…really hard. Why? Because companies don’t post their events online. They don’t need to. They just tell their employees about the annual event and bam…everyone shows up or gets fired. And since it’s hard to find...

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What to do when someone asks “What do you charge?”

What to do when someone asks “What do you charge?”

You would be surprised at how many speakers mess this up. So this new video shows you how to talk about your speaking fee with a client… This video gives you the steps you need to go through when talking about money. And it shows you the mistakes speakers make (I bet...

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Should you be ‘different’ or hard to ‘duplicate’?

Should you be ‘different’ or hard to ‘duplicate’?

If you had to guess…do you think you should be ‘different’ or hard to ‘duplicate’? One thing I didn’t think about when starting Speaking Lifestyle was how a lot of speakers would copy my website, my demo, etc. (If you copy my ‘purple’ I’ll pimp slap the hell out of...

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How to find a buyer for your speech

How to find a buyer for your speech

How do you find a buyer for your speech? You speak about X, so how do you find someone to pay you? Are they going to pay you because you have a message you want to get out to the world? Ha! Don’t make me laugh. Are they going to pay you because you deserve to be paid...

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Should you contact HR for speaking engagements?

Should you contact HR for speaking engagements?

How many times have you heard this (from another speaker), “Contact HR because they’re in charge of hiring speakers?” Should you listen to that speaker? Is that how it really works? Someone emailed a question and asked, “I’m looking to market myself to land corporate...

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Wait For Nothing And Nobody

Wait For Nothing And Nobody

Awhile ago I got an email from someone who asked about the lead generation process of a speaking business. And being the meanie that I am, I didn’t reply. So he sent a follow up email a few days later saying that he would really like a reply before he starts getting...

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3 weeks to a 4k gig

3 weeks to a 4k gig

I think I need to do this more often (sorry, I tend to forget)…but CONGRATS. Check this out… J (as we will call her) combines speaking with singing. She joined the SpeakPro Academy to increase her paid gigs and not even a month later (it was only about 3 weeks into...

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Writing Your Email Pitch – Template Included

Writing Your Email Pitch – Template Included

CLICK HERE TO GET THE TEMPLATE This video will help you pitch yourself. If you don't know how to sell yourself when you're contacting someone then you're going to have a hard time getting business. So this video shows you the mistakes people have made and how to do it...

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How I lost my first high paying gig

How I lost my first high paying gig

You may not know this but…I was born at a young age. And when I first tried to get high paying gigs, it didn’t work out too well. Until… Until I got hired for a high paying gig…then lost it. Here’s a quick video I made about it. So make sure you don’t make the same...

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