Q&A About The Speaking Industry

Q&A About The Speaking Industry

Robyn sent me an email with a few questions about building a speaking business, so I made a video to answer her. Here are the questions: 1. Do you have any tips on the overlaps between associations and corporate audiences? (She wants to do more corporate events) 2. Do...
Why you should have multiple websites when marketing yourself

Why you should have multiple websites when marketing yourself

Some people have multiple wives, I have multiple websites. (Whatever floats your boat right?) But why? Why do I have multiple websites for my speaking business? Before you watch it, can you guess why? I’ve gotten several emails from people who recently signed up to...
I contacted an event 6 months ago and this is what happened

I contacted an event 6 months ago and this is what happened

6 months ago, I contacted an event to hire me. And because of the wonderful charm that I have on people…how do you think they responded? Most people can’t resist this hot tamale, but I guess they didn’t like all the awesomeness. They said, “No.” So instead of pimp...
I hired a guy from craigslist to get speaking gigs and…

I hired a guy from craigslist to get speaking gigs and…

Hmm…how do I put this… This is a recap on what happened when I hired my first ‘sales guy’ from craigslist to book speaking gigs for me. Most speakers…actually…most people…want to hire someone to do the work for them. Don’t feel bad, I used to think the same way. I...
How I use my CRM to book speaking gigs

How I use my CRM to book speaking gigs

You hear me say it again and again. I’m awesome. But you also hear me say that you should be contacting people non-stop if you want to fill up your speaking schedule. So here’s a video for you that talks about how I use my CRM to get gigs. When you start using your...
The 25k and 30k speaking gigs case study

The 25k and 30k speaking gigs case study

This video talks about two events (one for 25k and another for 30k)…. I booked one of these events, but not the other one. And the video goes over how I did it and what to learn from both of those events. My goal has been to present at less events for higher prices so...
How I make my money

How I make my money

This is how I make my money in the speaking business… (watch the video) If you want to make more money as a speaker, this will help you out BIG time because it helped me. In this video, you’ll see what a lot of the big dogs already know and implement in their...
The $10 million event funnel

The $10 million event funnel

This was impressive as hell. This guy made $10 million from promoting speaker events and here’s how he did it: I met this guy years ago and his one job is to ‘get butts in seats’ for seminar events. Then at the seminars, they sell their programs, etc. And this guy has...
Getting a great introduction can make or break a presentation

Getting a great introduction can make or break a presentation

You’re going to like this new video. It talks about ‘how to get a good speaker introduction’… A few years ago, I met this guy named Casey Eberhart who’s a great speaker & emcee. And I’m not sure if he’s stalking me or what…but we keep seeing each other at the same...
“I’m trying to figure out how to get more paid speaking gigs”

“I’m trying to figure out how to get more paid speaking gigs”

Not too long ago I asked you to send in any questions you have about building your speaking business and now we’re going to start answering those questions. The first question is this: “I’m trying to figure out how to get more paid speaking gigs. Right now, businesses...
Youtube marketing for speakers – Getting your videos to show up

Youtube marketing for speakers – Getting your videos to show up

How do you get your speaking videos to show up on YouTube? A friend of mine sent me an email after watching one of the Speaking Lifestyle videos and he included a screen-capture. After looking at the screen-capture, I couldn’t help but laugh. Why? You’ll see when you...
How do you NOT get turned away when finding speaking gigs?

How do you NOT get turned away when finding speaking gigs?

This is a good question from a speaker…she asked, “What’s the best way to find speaking gigs and not get turned away?” I’ve talked a lot about the different ways to find speaking gigs in previous videos, but she said she’s constantly getting rejected. So if you’re...
Speaking at high schools & colleges

Speaking at high schools & colleges

How can you get paid speaking gigs at high schools and colleges now? Joe’s target market is high schools and colleges. He talks about his story of financial failure and triumph to students and how they don’t end up being the next Vanilla Ice. So Joe’s main question is...
Getting someone to book speaking gigs for you

Getting someone to book speaking gigs for you

“How do you get someone to book speaking gigs for you and you just give them a commission?” The speaker who sent this email said that their last event was a year ago and they haven’t had an inquiry since then. Unfortunately, this speaker doesn’t want to do the...
To get more speaking gigs, do I just submit a general request?

To get more speaking gigs, do I just submit a general request?

When contacting events… “Do I just submit a general request about what I have to offer along with a fee?” This speaker wants to get his speaking schedule filled and he’s been prospecting. He built a list of people who can possibly hire him and the next step is to...
How do you find THE contact person at an event?

How do you find THE contact person at an event?

This is a common question among speakers. It usually goes like this… “Benji, you’re the most brilliant guy in the world. You make Einstein look dumb. So, I want to know, how do you find THE contact person that can hire you for an event?” (Ok…maybe when you send me...