What if they want to pay after you speak?

What if they want to pay after you speak?

Not too long ago, a speaker bureau told me that they wanted me for an event. Ok cool. But after I get all the information for the event, and I’m ready to go, they say, “Oh, we’re going to pay you the full fee after the event. We just need to make sure you show up.”...
Negotiating your speaking fee (the right way)

Negotiating your speaking fee (the right way)

What do you do when you quote your speaking fee and they want to negotiate? There are two ways you can go about it: Let The Godfather do the negotiations for you Watch the video above Unfortunately, not everyone has connections with Don Corleone. So if they ask you to...
This ONE thing contributed to my speaking success

This ONE thing contributed to my speaking success

If someone told me in high school that I would be able to charge $10,000 and up for a speaking gig then I would have said, “Liar liar pants on fire.” But now it’s a reality. So if there’s one thing that contributed to my success then it’s this… Awhile ago, I learned...
A non-obvious way to find speaking gigs

A non-obvious way to find speaking gigs

Most speakers have a hard time finding speaking gigs…but why? Finding gigs isn’t hard as long as you think about it right. In the video above, you’re going to see what you’re doing wrong when you’re looking for speaking gigs and how to...
What Should Speakers Charge For Their Speaking Fee?

What Should Speakers Charge For Their Speaking Fee?

So you’re a speaker and you’re wondering… “What should I charge to speak?” Most new speakers have no idea what to charge for paid gigs…especially that first paid gig. You know you’re worth it, and you know this is a...
Ultimate Guide To Getting Paid Speaking Gigs Using Video

Ultimate Guide To Getting Paid Speaking Gigs Using Video

If you asked a meeting planner what’s the number one thing they need to hire a speaker, do you know what they would say? If there’s only one thing they could look at, what would it be? It’s not your speaker one-sheet, it’s not your speaker bio,...
Booking Speaking Gigs In 10 Days

Booking Speaking Gigs In 10 Days

I’m going to tell you the story of how I got really good at getting paid corporate gigs and being able to fill up my schedule in 10 days. At the beginning, I couldn’t get a paid gig to save my life. I started out as a mentalist, doing mind reading demonstrations in...
How Logos Can Hurt Your Chances Of Getting Hired As A Speaker

How Logos Can Hurt Your Chances Of Getting Hired As A Speaker

Professional speakers know that they should have social proof on their websites and this proof will help them get more speaking gigs but what a lot of speakers don’t know is that you can put logos of very well known companies on your website and it can actually...

Powerful Time Management Thinking For Professional Speakers

There are a million books out there on time management tips and secrets. Every book has it’s own technique that lets you increase your productivity but there’s one thing that almost all these books are lacking and it’s the most important part of...

The Question Professional Speakers Should Ask Every Client

Tons of speakers want to get more speaking engagements but they let little things slip through the cracks and this decreases the profit they make from their speaking business. Have you ever seen an inefficient business? There was a flight attendant who made a...

4 Powerful Ways Professional Speakers Can Start A Presentation

The way a professional speaker starts their presentation is crucial to the success of it. If you start out bad, the audience will hate your guts (ok maybe not to that extent but you will have a hard time winning them over if they think you’re boring). Here are 4...

How do you handle clients who want you to speak for free?

Getting asked to speak for free is like a pimp slap to professional speakers. People wouldn’t ask their dentist to work for free and they wouldn’t expect others to ask them to work for free…but they have no problem asking a speaker to work for free....