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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How I really make my money

How I really make my money

Everyday you wake up thinking of me. Now it’s time I think of you for a change. So I created a video that talks all about me… “How I really make my money” There are only 2 activities that I engage in for marketing myself. And not a day goes by where I don’t do one or...

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What is considered GOOD content?

What is considered GOOD content?

The world keeps saying, “Create good content.” But what is ‘good content’? There are 2 things you need to create good content. Can you guess what they are before watching the video? Some people are naturals at creating good content (cough cough…me). And some people...

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Overcoming the imposter syndrome

Overcoming the imposter syndrome

Hey do you know what the ‘imposter syndrome’ is? Of course you do, you’re part of Speaking Lifestyle so you’re smart. So let’s talk about the dummies that don’t know. Most people (aka almost everyone) have felt like an imposter when marketing themselves. What happens...

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Getting your first client case study

Getting your first client case study

When you’re marketing yourself, you know you need that first ‘case study’ but how do you get it? When I was building my business, I needed video footage to get hired. But I had no gigs lined up to get the vide footage…because nobody would hire me without the footage....

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How do you brag without bragging?

How do you brag without bragging?

Muhammad Ali said it the best, “BENJI BRUCE IS THE GREATEST!” …. Or maybe I mis-heard it when he said it. But whatever he was trying to communicate, he was a great promoter. The problem is… How do you brag about yourself WITHOUT bragging about yourself? If you’re...

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A brilliant sales follow up strategy for speaking gigs

A brilliant sales follow up strategy for speaking gigs

Every once in awhile, I impress myself. Actually let me back that up. I’m always impressed by myself. But every once in awhile, people are impressed with me too :). And you’re going to be impressed by this. If you’ve contacted events to speak on their stages then...

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From Entertainer To Entrepreneur Interview

From Entertainer To Entrepreneur Interview

Well it’s official. My entire life has been ruined. On May 3rd, I went to do a business show at the LightSpeed VT offices with a guy named Brad Lea. They have a full-blown TV studio and guess what? The TV studio looked cool as hell (with a big TV-Wall, nice desk, led...

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Becoming one the highest paid in your industry

Becoming one the highest paid in your industry

Let me ask you this...what's more valuable... Me or your mom? Ok ok...I appreciate that you picked me but please give your mom some credit.​​​​ Did you know that it's nearly impossible for us to determine what's valuable? Knowing this, my devious mind went to work on...

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Bob Gets a 10k gig and Helio gets a gig in Berlin

Bob Gets a 10k gig and Helio gets a gig in Berlin

We have to say, "Hell yea". ..great job to both Bob and Helio for your gigs. No matter how great your product or service, you have to master the marketing campaigns that generate business. Bob is an entertainer and he's been crushing it. So when he joined the SpeakPro...

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How do you stop yourself from contacting people twice?

How do you stop yourself from contacting people twice?

Someone asked this question and I’m glad I wasn’t the only one. The question is: “How do I stop contacting people twice?” If you’ve been following for awhile, you’ll know that I keep telling you to contact people if you want to get hired. Email them. Non-stop. (I’m...

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Do you believe this much in what you do?

Do you believe this much in what you do?

I was talking with someone about how insanely handsome they are… Then I stopped talking to myself. Instead of talking about me, lets talk about you…in relation to me. How much do YOU believe in your product, program, speech, etc? This new video shows you the level of...

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