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December 2017 – Fabienne Fredrickson – Recording
HOW TO 10X YOUR SPEAKING, COACHING AND CONSULTING BUSINESS AND ADD ANOTHER O TO YOUR INCOME
Most speakers and entrepreneurs dream of going big. Do you? Do you want more regular speaking engagements and clients, get paid higher fees and get booked again and again, also internationally? If you are ready to step up, listen to this precious community call with Fabienne Fredrickson, the Founder of Boldheart™.
Fabienne offers priceless hints on how you
• Determine your most ideal clients to go after and to stop chasing customers and speaking engagements
• Know which Marketing activities bring you 80% results for 20% effort
• Define how much marketing you should actually be doing, so you get the results you really want
You want to know more about Fabienne Fredrickson upfront? Here you go…
Fabienne Fredrickson is the founder of Boldheart™ and Boldheart.com(formerly The Client Attraction Business School and ClientAttraction.com). Originally celebrated for the creation of The Client Attraction System™, Fabienne’s company has repeatedly been ranked by Inc. magazine as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. She is the author of the upcoming book, The Leverage Mindset: How overwhelmed 6-figure business owners reach 7 figures (and gain their life back).
After close to two decades of successfully coaching and mentoring thousands of business owners around the globe on authentic marketing and consistent business growth, Fabienne came to understand that successful business ownership and lasting personal transformation require not just more knowledge, but a change in behavior that comes from personal growth and working on one’s mindset.
In this vein, Fabienne has transformed her business (formerlyClientAttraction.com) into Boldheart.com, with a professional division called Boldheart Business, a 24-month program that teaches growth-focused business owners how to predictably and sustainably reach new levels, while gaining their life back.
November 2017 – Laura Baxter – Recording
INCREASE YOUR IMPACT THROUGH VIDEOS. HOW TO MAKE STUNNING — AND AFFORDABLE! — VIDEOS TO GROW YOUR BRAND AND CONNECT WITH YOUR AUDIENCE!
In the modern day speaking world, speakers are expected to not only hold live events but also to make training videos for online seminars, webinars, and to connect with their tribe on YouTube. By 2016 more people were searching for information on YouTube than on its parent platform Google.
If you want to create high quality training videos or webinars you need to know how to sparkle on your videos. Watch this community call recording to take away priceless hints and practical tips from Laura on:
– What (affordable!) equipment and technology you need to get started with your home video studio today
– What the different aspects of performing you must keep in mind in front of a camera and on stage
– How you are authentic and charismatic in the videos you make for your clients
You want to know more about Laura? Here you go…
Laura Baxter, the American opera singer and performance coach, has studied the effects of the voice and body on non-verbal communication and leadership for over 25 years, and she brings this experience together to help her clients perform and communicate better. In her work, Presence is the key to your success on the stage, when giving presentations, and when dealing with other people.
In addition to her many stage performances, Laura was the singing voice of Faye Dunaway in the feature film The Handmade’s Tale (Directed by Volker Schlöndorff). She was on the faculty at Duke University prior to her move to Germany, and she has been on the faculty of the Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen since 1999. In her keynote speeches, available in both English and in German, she combines musical theater with leadership themes to create entertaining, inspiring and informative events.
A recipient of the prestigious Louis Sudler Award for the Arts from Emory University, Laura is co-author of several German books, including Impulse: Präsentieren und Aktivieren (Jünger Verlag 2016) and Die besten Ideen für mehr Humor (GABAL Verlag, 2013). Her new book Dealing with Divas and other Difficult Personalities: A Mindful Approach to Improving Relationships in Your Business or Organization! was released by Castle Mount Media in June 2017. Laura is the proud mother of two and lives with her husband in Germany. Check out her website – http://www.voice4leadership.de/us/
October 2017 – Andras Baneth – Recording
EVENT PLANNER SECRETS – HOW TO GET BOOKED REPEATEDLY FOR PAID SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Have you ever wondered how you could secure more speaking opportunities? It’s often difficult for up-and-coming speakers to know which events are out there, and how to pitch a successful proposal to event planners. It often comes down to how you brand yourself as a speaker, how you are perceived, and how well your value proposition is crafted.
If you want to find out how to get booked again and again for paid speaking engagements, then watch this precious community call. Andras shares at this exciting call his perspective on:
– common mistakes speakers make when presenting themselves to event planners
– how to decide what to charge for a speaking opportunity
– what makes a talk memorable so you get repeat invitations
– what makes a robust speaker profile, based on 3000+ speaker pages
You want to know more about Andras upfront? Here you go…
Andras Baneth is the Founder and CEO of SpeakerHub, the world’s fastest growing community of 3000+ speakers and organizers where public speakers, trainers and moderators can get more visibility and connect with event organizers. Andras is also a strategic communication and public affairs expert, passionate about science communication, entrepreneurship and making sense of seemingly complex issues. His The Ultimate EU Test Book sold over 80,000 copies, he set up the European office of the world’s largest organization for public affairs professionals, the Public Affairs Council, is the co-founder of Europe’s #1 career site for EU jobs, EU Training. Check out the SpeakerHub here – https://speakerhub.com/
September 2017 – David Brower – Recording
ALIVEFULNESS PROVOCATEUR – HOW TO CONNECT WITH YOUR AUDIENCE LIKE NEVER BEFORE
If you want to discover how David Brower became a truly global speaker, event host and a really infectious life lover, then watch the recording of this precious mySpeakerBusiness community call. David shares his personal experiences and lots of practical hints on how you
– Offer and create a deeper human connection with your audience all over the globe
– Use unexpected daring exercises and interaction between your audience members to get and keep them fully engaged to truly open up their minds and hearts
– Lean on non-verbals and body language, silent pauses and pattern-breaks to more memorably land your message
– Create and offer your own live public events, and personal one’s too…
You want to know more about David? Here you go…
David simply loves people, and passionately wants them to learn to love and master their lives, starting with themselves, while also in a virtuous joyful creative and generous interaction with others.
He grew up in Beverly Hills in a family connected to the entertainment world. Cinema, theatre, music, song, dance and performance swirled around and enlivened their household. In his early 20th he came to Paris with only a one-way ticket in his pocket, not knowing the language nor any soul in France. It did not take him long to fall in love with the French ‘savoir-vivre’, delicious food and whine and … life itself.
For a few years he enjoyed Hollywood life without having to live in Hollywood. It was pretty cool to travel and do business with 50 countries across Latin America, Europe Middle East & Africa, even India. From pressure cooker, gargantuan Disney. To a five person start-up marketing TV and film properties from Paris across Latin America. Today, David is a Super Connector, an energy passer, a community maker of diverse amazing caring people. Since 2015, he has hosted his bespoke live Sensorial Experience Day events (SED) in Paris, France; Los Angeles and San Diego, California; Boulder, Colorado and Austin, and Texas.
His transformational work colorfully fuses his passions: fine food/cooking; people & their strengths; epic generous relationships; live speakers & performances and transformational experiences. David is an ardent supporter of people following their own paths, who know their strengths and live from them. Who want their personal brand to stand out by its originality, panache, energy and pure message because what they do is a seamless aligned reflection of who they are being, and doing in the world.
David focuses on activating people’s inherent presence & appreciation in the world through his talks, unforgettable live events and retreats that remind people who they are, what’s amazing about them. That we are all leaders when we take responsibility for the choices we are making everywhere in life.
The more emotionally empowered and clear we are within ourselves, and in our generous creative interactions and contributions to others, the greater our influence and impact in our work will be. Learn more about David’s path and why here: www.alivefulness.com and about his upcoming Alivefulness™ Growth Retreat here: http://www.davidbrower.com/alivefulness-retreat/
August 2017 – Guest Simon Jordan – Recording
VULNERABILITY IS THE NEW SEXY
Simon is talking about why vulnerability is the new sexy and how being the true version of you instead of the ‘fake it until you make it’ version will help you build the right business and fits perfectly for you and your ideal clients.
If you like to learn from Simon directly on how to get booked as a speaker all over the globe and attract your ideal clients by becoming the ‘new sexy’ yourself, then watch the recording of this community call. Simon shares his personal experiences and give you many priceless hints on
– How your personal story can help you truly engage with the audience
– How being open and honest with the audience will reap the rewards
– How to attract the right clients to your events and business
– What your social media posts mean for your brand and how to make them truly magnetic
You want to know more about Simon Jordan? Here you go…
In his late 20’s he was 23 stone (322lbs) and on a death wish with drinks and drugs. After a failed attempt for help at the doctors Simon took his life back into his own hands and 18 months later finished the London marathon in 3hrs 45 mins and now weighing 13 stone (182lbs) clean and healthy.
Jump forward to where Simon is today… he is an author, international speaker, and a branding and design expert. Simon has hosted the internationally acclaimed SimonJordan.tv which got him booked within 7 months as a speaker across the States and working with clients from California to New York, from Paris to Germany. With over 25 years working in marketing and advertising with some of the World’s top brands such as Nike, Coca Cola, Porsche, Sky TV and Wilkinson Sword to name but a few.
Simon is also the founder of OnePlanetOnePlace.com and the new environmental initiative #5ThingsClear which went global in just under 6 weeks.
July 2017 – Guest Kitty Waters – Recording
WHY A PODCAST IS YOUR NEW CALLING CARD
These days having an online presence isn’t enough. Especially as a speaker, you want to constantly uplift your creditability and at the same time shift the consciousness of the planet with your message. Podcasts are a fantastic way of doing this and they are becoming increasingly popular for good reason. Find out how to increase your standing and following and how you keep growing yourself as an individual with your podcasts, and beyond.
Watch it if you like to discover how Kitty created Kitty Talks and how she made it among the iTunes Top 30 Podcasts within just 4 days. Kitty shares her personal experiences on how you
– Get clear on your path and purpose as a speaker and beyond
– Tune into your internal messages and live your purpose wholeheartedly
– Start a podcast from scratch and get among the Top 30 iTunes Podcasts fast
– Build an audience in 50+ countries
– Keep attracting thought leaders from all around the globe for your podcast interviews
You want to know more about Kitty Waters upfront? Here you go…
Kitty Waters is an inspirational and motivational speaker, Coach, Consultant, and Mentor (CCM). Kitty launched Kitty Talks in 2017, as a podcast sharing inspirational life stories. Her vision is to inspire a generation of change-makers to follow their passion and purpose to make a difference on the planet.
Kitty has a 20+ year background in business, having built several departments and companies from scratch. She was a shareholder in a James Cann Recruitment Business (Dragons Den) which sold for 52 million in 2015. Kitty is also a fully trained Reiki Master and NLP Practitioner. Looking for more from life, she set up the ATL Europe Group in 2012 and is a co-founder of The Network for Transformational Leaders.
June 2017 – Guest James Taylor – Recording
SECRETS TO CREATING AND SELLING ONLINE COURSES AND MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMS
The worldwide e-learning market is now valued at US$51.5B and an increasing number of speakers are launching their own online courses and membership programs. James Taylor has helped launch successful online courses and membership programs for over 30 international brands, education institutions and experts. In his talk he will share ways that your speaking business can benefit from the rise of e-learning and how to automate the marketing and selling of your online offerings.
Watch this community call, if you want to discover how to create and sell your own online courses and membership programs. James Taylor shares his personal experiences on:
– Why every professional speaker should have evergreen online programs as one of their revenue streams
– What kind of online programs you should choose and which to avoid
– The ‘Taylor’s Triangle’ for designing, launching and building online programs.
– How to market, sell and scale your online courses and memberships.
Want to know more about James Taylor? Here you go…
James Taylor M.B.A. F.R.S.A. is a keynote speaker and internationally recognized leader in business creativity and innovation. For over 20 years, he has been teaching entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders, writers and rockstars how to build innovative organizations and design the creative life they desire. As the founder of C.SCHOOL™, host of The Creative Life Podcast and TV Show, and founder of International Speakers Summit™ he’s taught hundreds of thousands of individuals in over 120 countries through his online courses, books, videos and keynote speeches.
May 2017 – Guest Derek Mills – Recording
THE POWER OF YOU… AS A SPEAKER AND BEYOND
Just a few years ago Derek was broke, running a failing business when he had what he calls his first ‘10-Second’ moment. In that moment he discovered something that he and almost everyone else had been missing. This led him to become a Happy Multi-Millionaire, a bestselling author, global business-speaker, coach and business mentor and Founder of DailyStandards.com. He is a TEDx Speaker and an expert in the movie ‘THINK’ based upon the Think and Grow Rich book by Napoleon Hill.
If you want to discover how Derek went from being a non-speaker, to a global speaker within a year speaking to audiences of 1000’s, then watch this. Derek will share his personal story and how to:
– be engaged for your audience
– speak authentically
– raise your Daily Standards, improving how others view you
– use the 6 quick steps to reframe your speaker business
Want to know more about Derek Mills? Here you go…
Derek Mills is the bestselling author of The 10-Second Philosophy. He has starred in and produced award winning personal development movies and is an Associate Producer for the new Think and Grow Rich Movie (2017). Derek helps individuals and organisations to truly reach their potential by first recognising who they are and then setting themselves up for success. He has spoken for corporates in the banking and financial services sector on 4 continents. He believes that he has had this much opportunity for three reasons:
1. His work is principle centered
2. Because even corporates love an authentic speaker
3. The Daily Standards Principle
The Daily Standards Principle states that goals don’t achieve goals. Furthermore, they never have. In fact, it is the Standards that we live by, that we are and that we utilise daily that determines our success or failure. A Daily Standard is a Basis, Criterion, Level, Quality of Rule that we set authentically from within ourselves or our organisation, adhered to one day at a time.
Since becoming a professional speaker in 2011, Derek has worked with FTSE100 leaders, a Google Exec, Professional Footballers and organizations in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd sector. Check out Derek’s website for further insights and follow his regular blogs to help you on your journey – www.DailyStandards.com
April 2017 – Guest Carmell Clark – Recording
1 CLEAR THINK: YOUR CLARITY IS YOUR MAGNETISM AND PROFIT THIS YEAR
Are you crystal clear… on your target audience, on your ideal client, and on who you uniquely and instantly connect with?
After coaching behavioral change and intrinsic leadership for 17 years, and now having built a global business working with women entrepreneurs to make them more profitable in their genius, the #1 tool in Carmell’s toolbox is Clarity.
Watch this, if you’d like to dive into clarifying your avatar, step up on bigger stages and bring your business to the next level of profit. Raise your impact in real time with the work in this call. In this call we cover:
– How being clear on your avatar will get you booked more and paid more
– Identifying the top three ways you may not be clear
– How to measure how clear you are right now and what it’s costing you if you are not clear
– Step-by-Step for building Avatar Clarity
– Next level profit with Avatar Clarity.
When we are 100% clear about Who we connect to in our work and then what we do, we concisely communicate Why in concrete terms. This is the money moment. People gravitate instantly.
You want to know more about Carmell Clark? Here you go…
Master coach, Life Artist, speaker, and professional instigator, Carmell trains and mentors women as thought leaders, change agents, influencers and entrepreneurs through her program LifeArtist Global. Her core work is to raise consciousness at every level of women’s lives and leadership. Conscious women become conscious leaders who shift human behaviors – from families and communities to cultures, economies, and politics across the globe.
Here you find Carmell’s Avatar Clarity Worksheet for Speakers
March 2017 – Guest Adrian Savage – Recording
SYSTEMISE YOUR SUCCESS: HOW TO MASSIVELY GROW YOUR SPEAKING BUSINESS AND GET YOUR MESSAGE OUT TO THE WORLD
What do all of the most successful speaking businesses have in common? They all have automated systems in place that attract their audience, engage with them and guide them on a personalised Customer Journey designed to offer them the right products, services or events at the right time.
Watch this call if you want to discover Adrian’s most important secrets that will help you to create your own automated Customer Journeys so that you can:
– Get your message out as widely as possible
– Maximise attendance at your events
– Qualify your audience so that you get the right people at your events who are most likely to buy your products and services
– Use online marketing strategies to offer the most appropriate products and services to people who are less likely to attend your events
– Grow your business by getting more leads, more customers and greater revenue while saving time and needing less human intervention.
In our community call, Adrian introduces his Lead Automation Blueprint, a simple and effective way to create your customer journey using his PACE process, and explains how you can use simple and affordable systems to automate as much of the process as possible while still keeping the human touch.
You want to know more about Adrian Savage? Here you go…
Adrian is a dad, a geek, an entrepreneur and a speaker.
He has worked with many of the world’s top speakers and marketers to help them systemise their success, including Lisa Sasevich, Bob Doyle (The Secret), Chris Farrell, Kerwin Rae, Neil Patel, Andy Harrington, Dr. Joanna Martin and Shaa Wasmund.
Using his unique Lead Automation Blueprint framework, known as Adrian’s LAB for short, he creates personalised automation blueprints for speaking businesses that have generated millions of dollars in revenue for his clients.
As well as speaking about Adrian’s LAB at events and working one-on-one with his private clients, he’s the founder of the Dynamic Marketing Lab, a brand new digital marketing agency specialising in dynamic websites, mobile apps and marketing automation. He’s also the founder of WeDeliver.Email, a unique software solution that helps users of email marketing platforms avoid the spam folder with their emails.
February 2017 – Guest Jill Douka – Recording
TOP SECRETS TO CAPTIVATE YOUR CROWD
This month, meet Jill Douka MBA, PC, the #1 Awarded International Bestselling Author, Life Coach, founder of the Global Academy of Coaching and 2 times TEDx Speaker. Jill is a Coach Mentor Accredited by International Coach Federation. She is Greek Canadian and has trained, coached and mentored thousands of individuals in Europe, USA and Asia. She is considered to be one of the most acclaimed coaches in Europe by the press and is one of the first Europeans invited to speak in a TEDx event in Asia and Europe in the same year.
Don’t miss watching this community call, and hear Jill’s personal experiences on how you also can
– Become a top-notch speaker
– Create a thriving business and lucrative income out of speaking
– A leading figure in your field of work
You want to know more about Jill Douka? Here you go…
Jill Douka MBA, PCC is the #1 Awarded International Bestselling Author, Life Coach, Awarded Business Mentor by the European Union and international workshop leader. Jill is a Coach Mentor Accredited by the International Coach Federation.
She is the founder of Global Academy of Coaching www.globalacademyofcoaching.com which is dedicated to supporting individuals to become coaches who support their clients to thrive while at the same time they serve as top leaders within their community. Mrs. Douka is also the co-founder of Academy of Relationships, www.academyofrelationships.com is the first Academy that supports people globally to create and sustain life long romantic relationships. The Academy of Relationships has trained thousands of participants, via personal, group, online and live interactive workshops on 4 continents creating, improving and sustaining healthy relationships with their “other whole”. She is a frequent guest on TV and radio shows and has been featured in major publications like The Times of India, Madame Figaro and more.
President of the Uniqueness Development Group, she supports people to successfully cope with change by unlocking their strengths, energy and goals. Some of UDG clients are Kraft, Microsoft, Iberdrola, and Peiraios Bank. As the founder of www.BetterLifeDay.com, the global educational platform committed to spread solutions, Jill Douka is looking forward to living in a world where lifelong learning tools towards collective better living, become mainstream and accessible to all.
Jill Douka was chosen and awarded as a mentor at the European Business Mentors network. She is an active philanthropist. Together with her husband Nikolas Ouranos and their daughter Joy they work and travel all over the globe.
Jill offers you – as one of our precious mySpeakerBusiness community members – a FREE 15-minute Strategic Speaking Laser Coaching Session, to discuss on ways you can boost your speaking engagements – Book it here – Link to Session with Jill Douka
January 2017 – Guest Nicholas Haines – Recording
FEELING GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF: WHY THE APPLAUSE WON’T HELP
Anyone that’s been in the speaker business for any length of time knows that at one event you can feel supremely confident and powerful as a speaker, and at other times worried and fearful that you’re not good enough. In this enlightening and thought-provoking community call, Nicholas Haines explored why it’s almost impossible to come out of your childhood with a healthy and robust self-esteem and how a few simple questions in adult life can either build your confidence, or perpetuate those feelings of not being good enough. Nicholas reveals a simple and straightforward approach to dealing with unhelpful emotions and confidence issues that can suck the joy out of the speakers life, or prevent us from hitting those bigger stages. The aim of this session is to give you simple tools to help you play your most brilliant game as a speaker and change maker, whatever level you are now, or intend to be.
Watch this community call if you’d like some really precious hints on…
– How to bounce back from a bad event
– What to do in the moment – if you wobble
– The 3 questions to ask before you hit the stage
– Changing the world by embracing the most powerful version of you.
You want to know more about Nicholas Haines upfront? Here you go…
Nicholas Haines is the creator of The Vitality Test, as well as an entrepreneur and an international speaker, author, strategist and teacher in Chinese energetics. He describes himself as a Vitality Architect: Someone that helps you design, build and live your ideal life based on your Energy type and who you really are.
For over 35 years he has been practically applying the wisdom of Chinese philosophy within personal development, business, health, leadership, relationships, and international change. A pioneer in the true sense of the word, Nicholas is committed to bringing the wisdom of ancient Chinese philosophy to a global audience, to create better understanding, compassion and unity within ourselves and the world.
If you want to find out what drives you – check out Nick’s Vitality Test – thevitalitytest.com
December 2016 – Guest Dr. Andrea Pennington – Recording
AVOID THE COPY-CAT SYNDROME: HOW TO BUILD AUTHENTIC AUTHORITY TO ELEVATE YOUR BRAND’S PRESTIGE
Are you ready to step into your speaking career with more power and impact? Have you got a message that needs to be heard but you’re not sure how to rise above the noise of thousands of other speakers? How do you share your past successes to gain respect without seeming like a bragging show off?
This community call should not be missed for anyone who wants answers to these questions, especially if you’re looking to have a global impact as a speaker, consultant or coach. We live in an era where so many entrepreneurs and changemakers are trying to gain recognition. And the global audience is calling for authenticity and originality. So rather than launching a ‘copycat’ brand, now is the time to embrace your unique talents and abilities and share your message in a powerful way.
Watch it if you want to discover how you:
– Develop your authentic brand image based on your personal values and unique strengths so that you shine confidently online, in interviews, on stage and on-air
– Bring forth the golden nuggets from your personal life story you will proudly share with the world
– Create a launch strategy for an online media-rich platform to showcase every facet of your creativity
– Explore elements of your experience and expertise that can be leveraged in a book, online course, workshop or expert summit
A bit of the official background on Andrea for the curious…
Dr. Andrea Pennington is a global media strategist, TEDx speaker and best-selling author. She is Founding Partner and Managing Director of Make Your Mark Global. Andrea has worked with the largest global brands on the planet to bring their stories, products and messages to the masses. And she knows a thing or two about how to stand out by building Authentic Authority.
I’ve known Andrea personally for a few years now. And one thing I know about her is that she’s a bit of a neuroscience and positive psychology nerd and she has a medical degree, too. All of this allows her to bring forth the mental attitude and mindset hacks that are needed to position brands for global success. And she is always happy to share her passion for conscious communication for growing brands and speakers like our wonderful community! Andrea is also the creator of Brand Who You Really Are: Hollywood’s Media Success System and the MVP Publishing Process. As a sought-after TV personality and journalist for over 20 years, Dr. Andrea has shared her empowering insights on vitality and communication multiple times on CNN, the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Dr. Oz Show and she served as Medical Director and Spokesperson for Discovery Channel. She continues to enjoy high visibility with the world’s largest media brands including Thrive Global, HuffingtonPost and LUXE-TV.
“I help entrepreneurs leverage their expertise to create profitable, purpose-driven brands aligned with their values, personality and passion. Consider me your personal EmpowerMentor. I am committed to helping you express yourself authentically & spread your message confidently in the media, onstage and online.”
November 2016 – Guest Pete Vargas – Recording
IGNITE YOUR SPEAKING FIRE: HOW TO ACTIVATE YOUR ENERGY ON STAGE AND BEYOND
Do you have big plans with your speaker business? Or, do you want to grow your current business into a 7-figure enterprise using speaking to get there? Then you want to watch this community call. This time we had with us Pete Vargas, the founder of Advance Your Reach. Pete works with speakers like you all over the globe to awaken the incredible power you have to influence change in the world. Over the last decade, Pete has been promoting platforms with purpose and is responsible for booking over 25,000 stages!
Watch it if you want to discover:
– The 3 steps to crafting an unforgettable talk
– The 8 ways to scale your business past the stage
– How to 10x (or more) the value of every stage you speak on
– How to grow your speaking business fast
– The exact process to land any stage
You want to know more about Pete? Here you go:
Advance Your Reach was founded by Pete Vargas, who for 13 years has promoted speakers with a deep purpose and a vital message to share with the world.
Through his passion and dedication, Pete has developed a marquee team of speakers, marketers and support staff who share his vision of impacting 70 million people across seven spheres of social influence.
It’s been said that all the world’s a stage—and that’s never been truer than in today’s interconnected digital world.
Pete Vargas understands that a stage is critical for everyone with a message or a product to share with the world. Pete and the Advance Your Reach team want to awaken the incredible power you have to influence change in the world and help you master the skills you need to extend your REACH and understand why your message is so important. Over the last decade Pete has been promoting platforms with purpose and is responsible for booking over 25,000 stages! Some even call him “the Stage Whisperer.” Pete and his wife, Kim, have three beautiful children and reside in scenic Colorado.
And, if you want to tap into Pete’s Unstoppable Stage Campaign process, you can download it here for FREE – http://advanceyourreach.com/unstoppable
October 2016 – Guest Jaleh Zandieh – Recording
IGNITE YOUR SPEAKING FIRE: HOW TO ACTIVATE YOUR ENERGY ON STAGE AND BEYOND
Have you ever wondered how some of the most influential speakers and transformational leaders are able to keep up their level of focus and energy over many years? How do they avoid common pitfalls that leak their energy and turn them down in their average day? Where do they take the energy from to start world-changing projects and to keep them thriving? What are these strategies that will help you launch your legacy and have a bigger impact with your speaking?
– Design your day and travel plan to keep your energy high before you step onto a stage
– Get super centered to feel and convey great confidence the moment you step up on stage
– Avoid overwhelm or exhaustion by creating energizing islands in your day
– Bring others on board to feel more light, free and joyful and to have a more lasting impact.
You want to know more about Jaleh? Here you go…
September 2016 – Guest Susanne Frandsen – Recording
THE MAGIC OF YOUR STORY: HOW TO UPLIFT YOUR SPEAKER BUSINESS AROUND YOUR LIFE STORY
Do you sometimes wonder how all these bits and pieces of your life story can be combined into one life-changing message… a message that is so powerful that it uplifts your audience and your speaker business at the same time? Once you found YOUR OWN UNIQUE SIGNATURE STORY, it will not only make you stand out as a speaker. It will also connect you more deeply with your audience, and trigger more interest in you personally and your products. It will gain you more and bigger speaking gigs. And, in many different ways, it will bring much more ease and fun into being a professional speaker.
If you want to discover how to find all these golden nuggets in your life story, and how to combine them into your unique signature story that elevates your speaker business, then WATCH THIS COMMUNITY CALL RECORDING and DISCOVER HOW YOU:
- Find YOUR OWN SIGNATURE STORY to stand out as a speaker.
- Build a powerful STRUCTURE by using all critical layers of your story to actively pull your audience into it.
- ACTIVATE EMOTION in people to CONNECT with you and your message on a deeper level.
- Create different “versions” of your story to FIT different situations.
- Use your unique story to UPLIFT your speaker business, to make it easier and more fun to be a speaker, to sell more of your products and services, and to get booked more as you build stronger trust and loyalty with your audience.
You want to know more about Susanne? Here you go…
Susanne Frandsen is a Danish transformational speaker, coach, healer, and Denmarks most successful certified Passion Test facilitator. She is the author of “Direktørmanualen – ledelse fra hjertet” (= Directors Manual for Heartfelt Leadership), which was even reviewed in the biggest Danish business paper ”Børsen”. Susanne’s major mission is to help leaders to apply the science about the brains, heart, epigenetics and quantum physics to their personal leadership and to their leadership of others.
Susanne Frandsen holds degrees as Master in Strategic Management, Business Psychology, Reiki & Gaia Healer, Certificed Passion Test Facilitator, kinesiology, yoga, meditation, clairvoyance and more. She has many years of business experience as Key Account Manager, Management Consultant, Board Member and as a self-employed Management Consultant.
August 2016 – Guest Lee Bannister – Recording
SPEAKING FREEDOM – 7 WAYS TO BIG STAGE SUCCESS
Have you ever wanted to be on bigger stages, get bigger and better speaking gigs, but something has slowed you down in doing what you need to do to get them. Would you like to get paid more for your gigs but somehow you feel uncomfortable selling your services? How can you ensure you get the results you want so you can make a bigger difference? Perhaps you are confident that you could get more results, if you could stop procrastinating or self-sabotaging? We all want a “magic pill” a push button system right now! A “magic pill” that will solve our problems & give us what we want. We want something externally tangible and result orientated that will do our work for us. The trouble is, if you are a speaker, a coach, a trainer, you are the star of the show and so the methods you use need to align with your gifts, or else its hard work.
Watch this community call, if you want Lee Bannister to share with you some tips and tactics, as well as some inner game techniques, to clear the path so you can get paid more often for speaking on bigger stages. You will discover:
– The 4 Learning Styles you must use when speaking so you are understood by all and booked again.
– “The freedom technique” – How to remove the biggest invisible barrier holding you back from getting the fees and asking for the speaking gigs you deserve.
– Lees 7 Ways To More Confidence and Success to empower you forward to bigger results on bigger stages.
You want to know more about Lee Bannister? Here you go… LEE BANNISTER is well known as The European Transformational Performer. “He speaks. He performs. And He transforms”. Lee has performed on stage in front of more than a million people. He is renowned for truly captivating theatre with which he communicates his wealth of personal transformational knowledge, and performance both on stage and in his events, training’s and courses.
Lee is also the Creator of the “Bannister Method – 7 Ways to Confidence and Success”. Lee has worked with over 5,000 clients individually, successfully helping them transform their lives so they live powerfully and confidently and authentically. He has been lucky enough to work with International athletes, International Speakers and Authors, CEOs, Oscar Price Winners, Entrepreneurs and other Leaders. Lee has been interviewed and quoted in the international media such as; The Evening Standard, Tatler, Brides Magazine,Lux Magazine and more. Lees message that he wants to share is that “You are Good Enough. You are LOVEABLE. And, if it’s humanly possible, YOU CAN DO IT!”.
July 2016 – Guest Daniel Jordi – Recording
LINKEDREVOLUTION – HOW TO USE LINKEDIN TO ATTRACT HIGH-IMPACT SPEAKING GIGS
Great connections are not made from a place of desperation. Great connections are made from a place of inspiration. In order to get on stage at events like TED and other high impact conferences, it’s essential to foster deep relationships with the key decision makers there. They need to understand your vision before they even watch your speakers reel because they will only watch it, if you’ve made a remarkable impression the first time they see your name. Now, getting speaking gigs is great, but how much do you really love having to be out there, networking, approaching people and constantly having to chase after that next gig? What if you could turn it around and have those decision makers approach you and ask if you want to speak at their conference? That’s the holy grail for every professional speaker. Building a brand that attracts the kinds of speaking gigs that make you jump out of bed every morning.
In April 2015, Daniel had the chance to speak at TEDx. However, that was no coincidence. He had built a trusted relationship with the organizers for almost a year before that. If you want to find out how Daniel got to speak at TEDx and how you can use LinkedIn to attract these high impact speaking gigs, do not miss to watch the recording of this community call, when Daniel talks about how you
– Get into conversations with the right event organizers on LinkedIn
– Build trusted relationships on LinkedIn so that I secure high impact speaking gigs
– Build a brand on LinkedIn to consistently attract new speaking opportunities
Want to know more about Daniel? Here you go… Daniel Jordi has built jordico.com to a global hub for 12’000+ monthly readers who are leaders & entrepreneurs who make positive change and worked with more than 250 clients over the past thee years. At the core, he helps high-impact coaches & consultants to make doing business feel effortless & authentic, because he is on a mission to bring humanity back into business.
Over the past years, Daniel has become known as the Visionary Connector for High-Impact Leaders because of his unique talent for making deep, authentic connections with powerful people. Daniel is also a member of the Steering Committee at the Trestle Group Foundation 20:20 Initiate with the goal to empower 20’000 women entrepreneurs in emerging economies by 2020. For more information on Daniel Jordi, check out http://www.jordico.com/
June 2016 – Guest Itzik Amiel – Recording
THE MAGICAL POWER OF RELATIONS CAPITAL – HOW TO NETWORK TO GET MORE SPEAKING GIGS
Check out the SPECIAL GIFT FROM ITZIK AMIEL if you are committed to take the next powerful step to uplift your network
If you want to transform and advance in your life, you can’t do it alone. You need the help of others, you want to build authentic & powerful relationships with people who give you support and access, and push you to exceed your potential. ITZIK AMIEL definitely can help: He has transformed the lives and careers of clients and readers worldwide. Bringing 20 years of research and experience to the art and science of business relationship development and Attention Leadership™ His signature focus on success through authentic relationships capital – a deeply energizing passion – has fueled his own incredible rise to prominence.
Do you want to know how to connect with the right people to get more speaking gigs? WATCH ITZIK ON OUR COMMUNITY CALL AND DISCOVER HOW YOU
– Find and select your important connections
– Use some strategic ideas to connect with the right people
– Learn the “Magical Circle” framework to get fast ROI on your networking
– Become connected for the flow of speaking opportunities
– Get better RON while networking as a speaker… and much more.
Itzik is the Global Leading Authority on Networking & Relation Capital. He is a sought after International Professional Speaker, Trainer, Business mentor, Attorney-at-law & Global Expansion Authority. He is the bestselling author of “The Attention Switch”. Itzik helps business executives, entrepreneurs, professionals, firms and associations create and maintain successful and strategic relationships; structure their connections; communicate with impact (internally and externally), and collaborate & expand globally. Itzik does so by providing internationally public speaking, training & mentoring through online and offline programs via The Power Networking Academy; and consulting and execution services via his Global Expansion firm, the EyeRon Group.
Itzik delivered a few hundred keynote presentations and executive briefings in more than 54 countries worldwide. His keynotes, trainings and business mentoring combine in interactive way practical knowledge with unique how-to’s and unforgettable stories. His presentations and keynote speeches are truly a memorable experience. Itzik has shared the stage with world’s premier thought-leaders including sir Richard Branson, Les Brown, Darren Hardey, Mark Victor Hansen, Marianna Williamson, Chris Gardner, Robert Kiyosaki, Nick Vujicic and Tom Hopkins. He was called many times as one of the most “connected” individuals cross-countries, cross-cultures. For more information on Itzik Amiel check out : www.itzikamiel.com
May 2016 – Guest Runa Magnus – Recording
SPARKLE ON STAGE WITH YOUR SEXY FACTOR – HOW TO BOOST YOUR SPEAKERS BRAND
Now it’s your turn to find out how you can sparkle on stage yourself with Runa’s unique Tips, Insights, Tools & Stories (TITS). WATCH RUNA ON OUR COMMUNITY CALL AND DISCOVER
– Runa’s story behind The SeXy Factor
– The #1 rule to enable you to become that speaker that sparkles and to boost your brand
– The biggest mistake most speakers make, and how you can prevent to make that mistake yourself
– A 4-step approach to discovering your very own X-factor
You want to know more about Rúna? Here you go…
Runa Magnus has been listed on FORBES.com as Top 20 women in business to follow on Twitter, she has worked with some of the top transformational speakers and leaders in the world and shared stage with magical speakers such as Brene Brown, Daniel Pink, Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Jamieson.
And, as the author of the book Branding Your X-Factor, the book, which has been glowingly reviewed in the Huffington Post, not only inspires you to take action and find your real, authentic business vision — but also gives you the exact action templates to do so. Rúna is a creative and fast-forward thinking lifetime entrepreneur from Iceland. Known for her humor and a keen sense of business insight, Rúna is known for helping leaders, entrepreneurs and organizations discover and brand their ‘X-Factor’ – the assets which make them unique – which she says, is often “right in front of your tits.”
Rúna played a leading role in Iceland’s National Assembly of 2009 where the nation’s leaders collectively worked together to reinvigorate the country following their economic crash. The group tapped into the values and future vision of the island nation and transformed Iceland’s economy by branding their uniqueness, or their X-factor, as Rúna calls it. Seeing first hand the immediate benefit and long-term results of a whole nation working collectively to discover who they authentically are, the outcome of this unique assembly became one of the cornerstones of her successful business branding process.
Rúna has transformed her own career and currently dedicates her work to supporting global leaders and their teams to brand their own X-Factor to unleash their fullest potential while discovering their natural flow in business and life. Check out her TITS – Tips, Insights, Tools & Stories on http://RunaMagnus.com
April 2016 – Guest Marcia Martin – Recording
THE ART OF PERSUASION – HOW TO SELL WITHOUT SELLING
If you want to get clear guidelines of the ART OF CREATING DESIRE IN OTHERS so that they talk themselves into buying your products rather than you having to push them into it, then join us on Tuesday, 19-April at our next mySpeakerBusiness community call. Marcia will share priceless insights into
– Her own background and journey of becoming one of the most effective transformational leadership trainers and speakers worldwide
– How to produce life-changing events with audiences of thousands of people
– The art of sharing from your experience, instead of selling – so that people love to buy your products and programs
You want to know more about Marcia Martin? Here you go…
Marcia Martin is one of the most effective transformational leadership trainers and executive coaches in the world. She has spoken to audiences of up to 20,000 on a regular and consistent basis, worldwide, and has trained over 350,000 people. A renowned event producer and production manager, Marcia has been responsible to promote, produce and fill thousands of large special events worldwide, filling major auditoriums to capacity including San Francisco’s Cow Palace (20,000); the Los Angeles Sports Arena (7,500); the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York (5,000), and many more. For more info about Marcia, check out her website – www.marciamartin.com
March 2016 – Guest Tulia Lopes – Recording
THE AWE-SUMMIT STORY: RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONAL EVENT SERIES
Did you ever want to look behind the curtain of an event organizer? Where do event ideas come from? What needs to happen to turn an initial event idea into an internationally successful event series? How do you make an event known so that you fill butts into your seats? And, how do event organizers select the right speakers?
All these were critical questions Tulia faced when she launched her AWE Summit in 2014 to “give voice to women”. The AWE Summit is a platform where women from different backgrounds come on stage to share their stories, and with that empower and inspire others to take action. This event has become an international success already. Tulia has run her highly appreciated AWE Summit already several times, not only in Zurich/Switzerland, but also in Barcelona/Spain. In 2016, due to high demand, the AWE Summit doors also open in Porto/Portugal for the first time.
Listen to this, if you want to find out how to Tulia launched the AWE Summit and turned it into an internationally successful event series. Tulia shares her personal experiences on how you
– Come up with such an original event idea like the AWE Summit
– Turn your idea into a successful first event when you just get it started
– Make the event known so that you fill the seats of your event
– Bring a powerful team together to make running such an event fun for everyone involved
– How to select the right speakers to make it a memorable experience for your audience
– Grow an initial event into a successful international event series
You want to know more about Tulia? Here you go…
Tulia Lopes has an impressively varied background. Having an education in architecture, having worked in the corporate world for 10 years, being an entrepreneur for more than 15 years now, Tulia truly understands the power of strong communication and leadership. She knows that being able to express our thoughts, ideas, and desires assertively is the key to every successful career, business and to a healthy life. Her mission today is to help people, especially women, to become assertive communicators and effective leaders. For more information on Tulia Lopes check outhttp://www.tulia-lopes.com/
February 2016 – Guest Mark Brown – Recording
THE POWER OF CONNECTION – HOW TO CREATE A LASTING IMPRESSION AS A PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER
The first time I met Mark Brown, at the International Toastmasters Convention in Cincinnati in 2013, I was truly impressed! Mark does not only have one of the sexiest voices on this planet, he also has this special talent of connecting with people on a deeper level. Mark touches your mind and heart directly, no matter if he communicates with you 1-on-1, or if you are one in an audience of thousands. Although Mark has won the Toastmasters World Championship, he has remained a humble person, serving his audiences in an exceptional way. This gets him booked regularly all over the globe.
If you want to find out how to connect with audiences on a deeper level all over the globe, watch this community call video, in which Mark shares his many experiences on how you
– Build a strong connection with your audience wherever you speak
– Make sure you give an outstanding presentation to create a lasting impression
– Get booked again and again all over the globe, also when you are not very known yet
– Build the bridge from free to paid speaking in a way that is fun.
You want to know more about Mark upfront? Here you go…
Mark Brown has won the 1995 World Championship of Public Speaking, by defeating more than 20,000 other contestants from around the world that entered the Toastmasters International global public speaking competition. Today, Mark Brown dedicates his career to share uplifting messages with people all over the globe. He gives more than 200 presentations each year at conferences, school assemblies, symposiums, conventions and corporate meetings, and he is a highly acclaimed speaker by adult and youth audiences throughout North America.
Mark is also a well renowned member of the National Speakers Association, and he is the recipient of a 1996 Music Service Award from the National Association of Negro Musicians. He has been the subject of articles in several publications, including the San Diego Union-Tribune and the New York Times. Mark has also been featured in print and broadcast media in Hong Kong, the Middle East, the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. In 1999, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences nominated his presentation in the Maine PBS television special “Words Count with Mark Brown” for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Educational/Instructional Program.
Mark Brown’s purpose is threefold: to touch your head and make you think, to touch your heart and make you feel, to touch your hands and make you act. Find out more about Mark here –http://www.markbrownspeaks.com/
January 2016 – Guest Alan Stevens – Recording
THE POWER OF MEDIA – HOW TO GET FREE PUBLICITY TO UPLIFT YOUR SPEAKER BUSINESS
These days, delivering a great speech is not enough for a successful speaking career. You need to be exceptional, and you need to be unique. And, you need to be VISIBLE. One of the best ways to get your message out is by having others spread it … in MEDIA. That is why we invited Alan Stevens as one of our precious community call guests, as he will share priceless tips from his 35-year speaking and media career.
Alan is Past President of the Global Speaker Federation (GSF), and a Fellow and Past President of the PSA. And he has an impressive expertise in media. The Independent newspaper listed him as “one of the UK’s top ten media experts”.
If you want to find out how to get yourself into media again and again, watch this community call video, in which Alan talks about how you
– Get yourself into media like print, radio and TV
– What to pay attention to in today’s media world – offline and online
– How to create an appropriate message once you are in media to fit the audience’s interest perfectly
– How to use news and other’s stories to create your own publicity
You want to know more about Alan upfront? Here you go…
Alan is Past President of the Global Speaker Federation (GSF), and a Fellow and Past President of the PSA. He also holds their Professional Speaking Award of Excellence (PSAE). as well as being one of only two people to receive the PSA Founders’ Award, for services to the PSA. He is also one of only 24 people in the world to hold the CSPGlobal international speaking designation, and is also the latest recipient of the GSF’s International Ambassador Award.
He’s written a number of books about media and speaking. His latest book, The Exceptional Speaker, co-authored with Paul du Toit, was published in September 2013. He’s been appearing frequently on radio and television since 1979. He also set up and ran Which? Online in 1996, which included online social networking features, years before Facebook. The Independent newspaper listed him as “one of the UK’s top ten media experts”. He lives in London with his wife and teenage daughter, where he enjoys running, rock music and fine food and wine, though not all at the same time. His great-great-great-great aunt was Mary Shelley, writer of Frankenstein. Find out more about Alan Stevens onhttp://www.mediacoach.co.uk/
December 2015 – Guest Olivia Schofield – Recording
THE POWER OF NETWORKING – GETTING ONTO STAGES ALL OVER THE GLOBE
You might have seen Olivia’s heart-touching speech ‘Wodwik’ which she gave as the top woman speaker at The World Championship of Public Speaking in Las Vegas in 2011. With this speech she tells her story of how she discovered her voice. Olivia never thought about becoming a professional speaker in her childhood days, as she struggled with a speech impediment. Today, Olivia Schofield is not just a professional speaker. She is a sparkling stage star all over the globe, speaking at Toastmasters District conferences, at big corporate gatherings, and at many other prestigious events. One of her secrets to get there is her networking power. Olivia knows how to connect with the right people to get herself booked, again and again.
Watch this video, if you want to find out how to build your own empowering support network and how to connect with people all over the globe to get you booked as a speaker. On this community call Olivia Schofield shares great insights on
– Building your international speaking business around who you really are
– How your craving for a mastermind team can result in an entire new business
– The power of networking – How to get booked all over the globe
– The referral power – Why referrals are more important than any marketing strategy
Olivia Schofield is a Londoner, living in Berlin. She studied dance and choreography at The London School of Contemporary Dance, and voice and stage at Arts Educational. Olivia however, had a speech impediment, which hindered her stage career. Olivia retrained, and armed with a first-class honors degree in Communication and Linguistics, joined the BBC, behind the camera. Olivia went on to work in a variety of business roles for some of the great broadcasters: ITN, Granada Television, British Pathe and the Art Channel Ikono TV.
Olivia is saying about herself “It took me 25 years to find my voice and another 25 to realize I had something to say!” And, Olivia has an incredible voice and tells her own story in a way that connects with people and touches their heart. 18 months after joining Toastmasters, a global public speaking organization, Olivia placed first in the continental European contest and went on becoming the top woman speaker at The World Championship of Public Speaking in Las Vegas in 2011. After stepping out of her job, Olivia started her own speaker and trainer business. She has become a very renowned keynote speaker and trainer all over Europe and the US, and she loves helping business leaders make their presentations sizzle. In May 2015, Olivia gave another extraordinary speech at TEDxZurichWomen titled “The alien in my womb”. Besides being an outstanding stage star, Olivia is also the founder of Spectacular Speaking, a company dedicated to help business leaders raise their standard of public speaking. Check out – http://www.oliviaschofield.com/
November 2015 – Guest Florian Mueck – Recording
AUTHORITY COMES FROM AUTHOR – WRITING, PUBLISHING AND MARKETING YOUR BOOK
5000+ speech evaluations, 44 clients, 17 industries, 10 countries, 3 languages – Florian Mueck is a professional speaker and corporate trainer since 2009.
And, Florian is about to publish his third book with a renowned German business book publisher. His first two self-published books, The Seven Minute Star and PLUSPLUS, have helped him in many ways to establish strong ethos (credibility and authority) as a speaker and trainer.
Watch this, if you want to find out how to write and publish your first, or next, book. On this community call, Florian shares with you
– His story behind The Seven Minute Star
– Get started and keep writing
– Copy cats don’t sell – Be an authentic author
– A 4-step approach to publishing your first book
– Biggest lessons learned when self-publishing and marketing your book
– The Nemo Principle: Symbiosis of writing and speaking
Florian Mueck from Germany, based in Barcelona, worked as a consultant and business development manager for almost a decade for KPMG, the global advisory firm. Since 2009 he has dedicated himself to helping companies improve their team performances and staff retention by teaching them the power of persuasive communication and memorable presentations. His specialty is moving people to action in a fun, pragmatic, energetic way. Together with John Zimmer, Florian is the co-creator of the world’s first public speaking board game RHETORIC. A collaborator of IESE Business School Barcelona and author of The Seven Minute Star and PlusPlus, Florian offers transformational communication seminars, keynote speeches and presentation coaching, in English, German and Spanish mainly to international brands like Accor Hotels, Banco Santander, Panasonic, Danone or ChupaChups. See more at:www.florianmueck.com
October 2015 – Guest Ellen Hermens – Recording
HOW YOU TURN A FAILURE INTO A SPARKLING NEW SPEAKER BUSINESS
Meet Ellen Hermens, the founder of the Kingmaker Institute, one of our precious former European District Governors (President Distinguished DG in 2009/10), who runs the famous Business Expert Forum that some of you have already participated in. Ellen will share her very personal rollercoaster-ride story on how she experienced a major failure in her business, and how she turned that adversity into her new sparkling speaker business.
Listen, if you want to find out how to turn obstacles into opportunities for your speaker business. On this community call Ellen shares her personal story of how she
– Experienced a life-changing failure, what she learnt from it and how you can avoid it yourself
– Turned this adversity into a major opportunity
– Developed the concept for her sparkling new speaker business and how you can do that, too
– Prepares and runs events to turn them into a big success for everyone involved.
Ellen has been running her own successful communication trainer business for public speaking and leadership since 2003. She is also an NLP trainer (PureNLP by Richard Bandler) with an international and varied work background. Ellen´s clients include executives in industry, banking and the financial sector. She helps her clients to develop their own authentic speaking style which fits them like a tailor-made suit. Ellen is also a thought after international speaker and a Distinguished Toastmaster, and she has been very active as a voluntary leader within Toastmasters and currently Ellen leads international teams as Chief Ambassador and Chief Reviewer. Ellen draws from experience in business organizations like BNI and as training director in an IT company for over 10 years. She also lectures at the universities of Freiburg and Furtwangen in Germany.
September 2015 – Guest John Zimmer – Recording
LEAVING A GOOD JOB TO START YOUR SPEAKER BUSINESS
Meet John Zimmer, a 7-time European champion of Toastmasters public speaking contests and one of our precious mySpeakerBusiness authors.
John’s experiences are priceless. Not only did he build this bridge for himself pretty recently… from his good job at the WHO to his full-time speaker business. He also did it in a powerful and very promising way. Do you want to find out how John built this bridge and what he learned along the way?
Then watch our community recording with John, where he speaks about
– How and why he started his speaker business; and how you can find the answers to these fundamental questions for yourself
– How his blog helped him to get great speaking gigs internationally
– What his first regular paid speaking engagement was and how he secured it
– Why it is important to collaborate with others and how it helped him in great ways to make the big jump.
Today, John is an internationally recognized professional speaker and expert on public speaking, presentation skills, interpersonal communication, influence and persuasion. Even before he became a full-time professional, he has collected lots of public speaking and presentation experience in a variety of business and legal forums over the last 25 years. And, did you know? Besides speaking English and French fluently, John is also conversant in Arabic, Italian and German. And, John is the co-creator of the fab Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. He also writes a popular blog about public speaking – mannerofspeaking.org– which, in 2014, was chosen by Prezi as one of the Top 100 Online Resources Every Presenter Should See.
Enjoy watching John, I am sure you will take away many golden nuggets on how to build this solid bridge for yourself … so that you become a professional speaker and you share your message with the world.
August 2015 – Guest Jack Vincent – Recording
A SALE IS A LOVE AFFAIR – SELLING SECRETS FOR SPEAKERS
Meet Jack Vincent, one of our European Toastmasters champions who is a real expert on Selling. Jack knows how to stand out as a speaker on prestigious stages. And, he knows how to get onto these stages in the first place, by selling and re-selling himself.
On this community call, Jack shares some of his great sales secrets like
– How to get in front of people that can hire you as a speaker
– Tactical questions you should ask to build trust and make you a preferred partner and
– How to close the deal.
Jack is an American, now living in Switzerland. And, he can be found on stages all over the globe. In September, he will share the stage with Seth Godin in Boston at the fabulous INBOUND2015. Jack brings to our community a powerful combination of speaking and sales experience. Jack has been the host of TEDxLuzern and TEDxZug. He is also a TEDx speaker himself. And Jack has won the European Toastmasters Humorous Speech Contest in 2006. He is a guest lecturer at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts, and he has led panels for Non-Governmental Organizations in Davos during the World Economic Forum.
But there is one thing that Jack loves even more than Speaking… and that is Selling. Jack has worked for decades as a Sales expert, trainer and consultant. He’s marketed and sold the global sponsorships and TV rights to some of the world’s most exciting sports properties, including the Olympic Games. He’s sold to – and provided sales training and leadership development to – some of the world’s leading companies, including Coca Cola, MasterCard, Boston Consulting Group and many others, as well as to numerous startups and independent consultants.
Jack knows how to guide your clients through the sales process in a way that they love to buy from you. And that is especially challenging for many speakers, as what you sell is … yourself.
Enjoy listening to Jack on this community call. I am sure you will take away many golden nuggets on how to sell yourself and your products even better … especially as a speaker.
July 2015 – Guest Sheryl Roush – Recording
Building the Bridge from Speaking for Free to Getting Paid Great Money
Sheryl is also the President of Sparkle Presentations, Inc., and a top-rated int’l trainer. She works with organizations to boost their business success. Her client list contains many renowned Fortune500 corporations and hundreds of universities and academies, non-profits and other organizations, as her programs are high-content and highly-tailored, delivered with a motivational style and tone, creating immediate results.
Sheryl Roush appeared on conference programs alongside Olivia Newton-John and Suze Orman, she opened events for Marie Osmond, and closed for actress Geena Davis. And she received countless Speaking, Marketing and Training Awards, and has a big heart for charity.
On this community call Sheryl shares her own experiences and insights into how to build the bridge between speaking for free to getting paid. She also offers hands-on suggestions on how to get from being paid a little to being paid 5,000 USD and more for a speech.
June 2015 – Guest Marie Diamond – Recording
How to create energy for yourself and your audience when you are on stage
Marie Diamond is a globally renowned Transformational Leader, Speaker and Author – featured in the worldwide phenomenon “The Secret” and several other motivational documentaries and in TV shows on several continents. She uses her extraordinary knowledge of Energy, Quantum physics, the Law of Attraction, and ancient Wisdom like Meditation, Feng Shui and Dowsing to support individuals, organizations and corporations to transform their success, financial situation, relationships, motivation and inspiration. Her clients include billionaires, multi millionaires, A-list celebrities in film and music (like Steven Spielberg, Rolling Stones, Paula Abdul, Dan Acroyd), top selling writers (like Rhonda Byrne, Jack Canfield, Bob Proctor, John Gray, Marianne Williamson), top athletes and sportsmen in Basket, Soccer, Golf, leaders from Fortune 500 companies (like BP-Amoco, Exxon Mobil), top global MLM companies (like Lyoness, WorldVentures, Nikken, Herbalife) and governmental leaders and organizations (like in Belgium, Kazakhstan, Russia, Iceland, USA, Canada, Mexico).
And of course, Marie is a powerful global speaker. Just a few weeks ago she empowered an audience of 15.000 people, and she’s sold her new app to more than 5.000 people within just a few days after its first release. How does she do all that?
On this community call, Marie shares powerful insights into how to create energy for yourself and your audience when you are on stage. She especially covers topics like
– how to set up the conference room for the most success for the speaker
– where to place your products to double your income
– how to connect energetically the best with your audience
– how to remove stress in the conference room.
April 2015 – Guest Kamales Lardi – Recording
HOW TO USE DIGITAL CHANNELS AND SOCIAL MEDIA TO SUPPORT YOUR SPEAKING BUSINESS
If you are looking for concrete tips and advice on how to use social media and digital channels to make your speaking business flourish further, you will enjoy watching our community call with Kamales Lardi. Kamales is an author, lecturer and strategist specialising in the area of digital transformation, social media and enterprise collaboration. And Kamales is also an inspiring international speaker. I met Kamales in Autumn 2014 when we shared the stage of Tulia Lopes’ AWE Summit in Zurich and I can say that Kamales is really creative when it comes to using social media to promote herself as a speaker and her personal brand.
Based on her experiences, Kamales developed the Social Media Strategy Framework that guides companies utilising digital technologies to gain sustainable business value. She has consulted many well-known companies such as UBS, SBB, Victorinox, Zurich Insurance, Bacardi Martini among others. Enjoy learning from her the nuts and bolts of social media.
March 2015 – Guest Gido Schimanski – Recording
How to step onto any stage with confidence and joy
You want to find out how to step onto any stage with confidence and joy, being your authentic self from the first moment on, also when you speak to thousands of people? Our special guest this month is … Gido Schimanski Gido has been performing on stage for more than 20 years and he works with worldclass actors, speakers and leaders in the entertainment industry. Gido shares lots of his experience and great advice including powerful visualization techniques that are hugely helpful to become truly authentic on stage, from the first moment on, no matter how big your audience.
January 2015 – Guest Runa Magnus – Recording
HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR OWN OUTSTANDING BRAND
If you like to get concrete tips of how to find your own outstanding X-Factor, how to get crystal clear about what makes you YOU-nique, and how you can make this visible everywhere, you want to listen in. Rúna Magnus and I exchange experiences and share many concrete hands-on tipps that will help you become more visible in media and on social media, that will get you more speaking assignments and that will empower you to grow your speaker business further.
December 2014 – Guest Thoranna Jonsdottir – Recording
HOW TO TURN LEADS INTO LOYAL CLIENTS
Thoranna Jonsdottir, our special Marketing Strategy nerd from Iceland, shares powerful hints on how to turn leads into clients and how to turn clients into repeat buyers that happily promote you to their friends and networks. Thoranna offers great advice into how to turn ‘leads’, like visitors of your website, into clients. She also shares with you the lead management process, so you gain clients more easily, also while you are not on stage. Thoranna provides some of her latest tipps that you can apply to your speaker business right away.