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A few weeks ago, we talked about building your online courses. Once you've built a powerful course, what comes next; how can you use that course to spread your message and easily (and sustainably) bring in additional revenue? By licensing your content to corporations! This week we invited Bill Cates, CSP, CPAE, to share how you can easily start lic…
 
You might be losing money because of the way you're describing your message to your clients. Are you only providing a summary of your talking points, or are you describing the problem you solve, the process you take the solve it and the outcome? In this episode, we have Chris West who shares how you can grow your business and bring in more money by…
 
We've all heard that people are tired of virtual meetings. Here's a hot take: Audiences aren't tired of virtual meetings, they're tired of bad virtual meetings. Now we're not suggesting that every speaker build a multi-camera studio for every presentation, but there are techniques you can use and experiment with to create more visually interesting …
 
Are you focused on getting the next speaking engagement, or are you focused on running a successful business with speaking as a product or service that you offer? Let's be candid: Only one of these methods is sustainable. In this episode Sylvia Henderson, MBA, will share how she evolved her business from keynote speaking to using speaking as a way …
 
As we're starting to see meetings return in some shape or form in 2021, what can you expect to see as a professional speaker? Are you prepared to work and speak under with the rebounding industry? In this episode, we're talking to Deborah Gardner, CMP, who has over 30 years of experience in the meetings and hospitality industry. During the intervie…
 
If COVID-19 has taught us anything as professional speakers it's that we need to make sure we have multiple ways of sharing our expertise and earning an income without traveling or speaking on a stage. What are your additional revenue streams? Shep Hyken, CSP, CPAE, has seven. On this episode of Speakernomics, Shep will discuss his seven income str…
 
The longest year ever is almost over. As we all start to finalize our goals and plans for 2021, NSA has a lot of exciting plans to ensure that we can better serve our members and the speaking industry. This week, on Crystal's final episode as the VOE host, we have Thom Singer, CSP, in the virtual studio discussing NSA's newest podcast, Speakernomic…
 
Do you want to make money with resources you already have available? Of course you do! Many different companies are willing to pay experts – like you – to get access to your communities to share their message, product, or service. This week we have Brandon Farbstein on the show, a Gen-Z Activist and influencer who will share how you can start bring…
 
Are you still rocking that work-from-home uniform of a nice top and PJ bottoms? No judgement here we sometimes (often) do that too. But with some in-person events slated to return in 2021 or more virtual events being planned, are you dressing in a way that reflects your brand and professionalism? Listen in this week as Charlene Lawson, PHD, shares …
 
Have you ever considered hiring a virtual assistant to help you with your day-to-day tasks of running your own speaking business? If you're on the fence about hiring someone, this episode is for you. Hathaway Rabette, a business development manager and consultant, is on the show explaining how you can leverage virtual assistants to help you run a s…
 
While some in-person events have returned, it seems that virtual meetings may still be the norm for a little while longer. Are you looking at how to shift your in-person event to a powerful virtual experience? This week, NSA's immediate past president Anna Liotta, CSP, explains how she and NSA team turned its annual conference INFLUENCE into a thre…
 
We've heard how speakers are adapting to virtual events, but what are event planners and producers looking for when hiring and working with speakers? This week, Kenneth Piner, a director at FINRA's corporate communication team, is with us this week to share his experience working with virtual speakers, what tech you absolutely need to have to succe…
 
Do you and your speaking business have a firm foundation? Being grounded in a purpose allows individuals and businesses to avoid straying from goals during challenging times…like right now. This week, we have one of NSA's founding members and a past president, Don Hutson, CSP, CPAE, whose business is still thriving 47 years later to discuss how spe…
 
We all face huge challenges, rejection, missed opportunities, and just all around bad days. It's easy to let these negative experiences ruin your momentum in your business. This week, Dr. Willie Jolley, CSP, CPAE, shares how he turned getting replaced by a karaoke machine into a successful speaking business, along with some tips to change your mind…
 
Are you taking advantage of everything NSA has to offer its members? Are you curious how NSA can help you grow your speaking business even if you're not a member? Check out this week's episode as our host, Crystal Washington, CSP, shares many of the resources that are available whenever you're looking for new ideas and inspiration, or trying to res…
 
We're living in a quickly changing world with many conversations occurring in the business world that might make us uncomfortable. Are you prepared to talk about difficult topics? This week, Denise Hamilton, an inclusion strategist with over 25 years of executive experience in corporate America, is sharing her thoughts and tactics on having courage…
 
Are you still overwhelmed by virtual presentations? Switching to new technology and methods is stressful even when we're not switching out of necessity. It's time for us to address our stress and start getting more comfortable with virtual presentations. This week, guest host Robbie Samuels interviews our host Crystal Washington, CSP, on the differ…
 
Whether it's a podcast interview or a paid presentation, are you consistently delivering high value virtual interviews? This week, Eliz Greene and Thom Singer, CSP, are sharing their experience from co-hosting virtual and hybrid events together for the past six years, including over 100 interviews since the COVID-19 pandemic began. If you're still …
 
Virtual speaking is removing international boarders for professional speaking, and Victoria Holtz, PhD, the president of Latin American Speakers Association, will explain how. Victoria is on the show this week to share what the speaking industry looks like in Latin America, and how virtual speaking can open your business to new audiences and opport…
 
Now that you've decided to create your own online course and you've planned the content, it's time to record. But where should you begin? At a studio? In your home? What platform should you use to host it? Don't worry, you don't need to find these answers on your own. Molly Wendell, CSP, is back this week to discuss the pros and cons of professiona…
 
Whether you're seeking the coveted passive income, or you're just trying to diversify your income streams, an online course is a solid choice for professional speakers. So where to start? What platform should you use? How do you turn your expertise and programs into one course? If you don't have the answers to these questions, this episode is for y…
 
You can boast that you can deliver excellent virtual presentations, but does your demo reel say the same thing? If you want to show meeting planners that you're a topnotch virtual speaker, it starts with the demo reel. This week, we have former VOE host Chuck Gallgher, CSP, who owns a video production company, sharing all the crucial details you ne…
 
How can you create a product that can become another stream of income for you and help fill your speaking calendar? Stephen Shapiro, CSP, CPAE, has the secret formula for you. Tune in this week as Stephen shares how he creates interactive tools that he can use both on and off the stage, and how that creates additional speaking referrals. Learn more…
 
It's time to talk pineapples. As virtual presentations are becoming more and more common, how do you set your virtual fee compared to your in-person fee? Is it higher, lower, the same? Everyone's business model varies, but this week, we have Cheryl Knowlton, CSP, and Yoram Solomon, PhD, with two very difference perspectives on virtual fee setting. …
 
Are you a bilingual speaker? Do you want to speak professionally in another language? Or are you learning another during some of our new travel-free time? If you're a polyglot, or an aspiring one, this episode is for you! Alan Berg, CSP, shares how he learned Spanish and delivered a paid speech three years later, and Diana Watson explains how she b…
 
We talked about the basic set up you need to stand out on the virtual stage on last week's episode. So what's next? While we know that we should avoid presenting with just a laptop looking up our nose, at what point do you call your home set up "done"? Andrew Tarvin, CSP, is on the show this week discussing the different levels of virtual presentat…
 
Switching to virtual presentations isn't as simple as sitting in front of your laptop and delivering the same speech you would have given on the main stage. While you don't need to build a full production studio in your home, there are a few investments you should make to ensure you stand out and impress your audience. This week, Dave Bricker, MFA,…
 
There's a lot of information circulating about COVID-19, so it can be difficult to make good decisions that will keep you, your family, and your speaking business safe right now. This week, we have professional speaker and doctor Romie Mushtaq, MD, on Voices of Experience discussing everything from safely traveling if you do choose to go somewhere …
 
Setting up basic lighting for virtual presentations is simple, but how do you make sure you really stand out? Should you use a green screen or just your office? Do you need a huge lighting set up? Where should you position yourself on the camera? If you're feeling overwhelmed, we've got you covered. Speaker and photographer Jeffrey Shaw is with us …
 
Right now, most of us are learning the best ways to move to virtual presentations. While selecting and setting up your camera, mic, and lighting are usually straight forward, how comfortable are you with changing formats? Don't panic; you're not in completely uncharted waters. Audrey Thomas, CSP, is here this week to discuss everything from plannin…
 
Even if you're not a comedian or a humorist, adding humor to your presentations can be a powerful skill in connecting to your audience and keeping their attention. But using humor at the wrong time, or approaching the wrong subjects can have disastrous results. This week Avish Parashar, CSP, is with us discussing how to add humor to your presentati…
 
Are you unsure lately of what to say in your marketing materials and presentations in a rapidly changing environment? It's an important time to stop and consider everything you're saying. This week, Kim Davis, a former on-air news anchor and news manager of broadcast and print journalism, is on Voices of Experience to guide you through planning you…
 
As speakers, we have the power and obligation to use the platform to help people. So how can you help right now? This week, Glen Guyton and Tony Chatman, CSP, join us on Voices of Experience to discuss how speakers can be thought leaders and offer clients solutions and ideas to lead them through this painful time. Learn more about your ad choices. …
 
How do you keep your audience's attention, especially now that they have everything in their home to distract them (hello pets, laundry, kids, the comfortable chair that's great for naps)? It's time to introduce some games to your presentations to keep everyone on their toes and off their phones. This week's episode features Rob Ferre who brings a …
 
Are you good at talking to strangers? As a professional speaker, you'd think so, but do your clients and prospects clearly understand you? Do you have a goal and a plan to make sure you make your point and that the recipient clearly understands it? If you're not confidently answering yes, this episode is for you. Join Bruce Turkel, CPAE, and Ross B…
 
You have years of experience, an important message, and excellent speaking skills. How do you convey that to your potential clients? How do you make sure you're still relevant and your visual brand accurately portrays what you stand for? Look no further than this episode of Voices of Experience with Marilyn Sherman, CSP, CPAE, and Sylvie di Giusto,…
 
If meetings aren't postponed lately, they're moving online, but that doesn't mean you can't run a profitable event! This week, Ramon Ray, CSP, is back to discuss how he secured digital sponsors for his upcoming online event. Plus, Susan Frew shares about working in your speaking niche, and how your previous non-speaking careers can help you grow yo…
 
We're all switching to virtual events and recorded video right now, and you probably have a lot of questions. Instead of spending hours trying to find the best answers, take it from this week's guest Brian Fanzo who has delivered more than 3600 virtual presentations (don't you wish you could sleep as little as he does?). If you have questions about…
 
Your ideas are powerful. Your presentation skills are perfect. And your books are on point. But what physical products do you sell? (you better not say CDs)? If you have an inventor mindset, want create another revenue stream, or you're just tired of saying "I thought of that three years ago," this week's episode with Hey Mic! and SpeakerFlow creat…
 
How can you partner with associations, especially right now during the uncertainty everyone is feeling during the COVID-19 pandemic? This week, Susan Robertson, CAE, who was recently appointed President and CEO of ASAE, is on Voices of Experience with so much knowledge and free resources to help guide you in effectively working with your associatio…
 
There are a lot of reasons to feel afraid right now, but how can you turn those fears into ways to do better in your business or at home? How are you strengthening relationships with clients and business partners? Michelle Poler and Matt Ward are on voices of experience this week with insights you need face your fears and create better relationship…
 
Do you stand out from other speakers? Are you known for a specific topic that you dominate? Are your courses designed in a way that encourages success for your clients? If you can't answer "Yes!" to each of these questions, this week's episode is for you! Scott McKain, CSP, CPAE, and Simon Baily, CSP, CPAE, join us this week to share their experien…
 
How do you measure the success of each of your engagements? Is it the attendee evaluations? Comments from the meeting planner? For Andrew Davis, it's how many referral he got within 72 hours of his speech. This week, Andrew shares what he does to increase his referrals and why you should to. Plus, Beth Ziesenis, CSP, is back to share her associatio…
 
Do you want to be an in-demand international speaker? Do you want to speak for associations, but are wondering if discounting your fee is the right move? Well this is the episode for you! This week, Helen Turnbull, PhD, CSP, Global Speaking Fellow, explains how she started her international speaking career and many of the factors you need to consid…
 
Making time for yourself while you're on the road, traveling from conference to conference isn't always easy, but it's not impossible. Tracy Stuckrath and Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP, CPAE, are on VOE this week to discuss healthy eating tips for both yourself and event attendees, and how to balance your time between family, fitness, faith, and fina…
 
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