How to get a book deal

how to get a book deal

Introduction Writing a book is an incredible way to amplify a message, maximize your business’s impact, or make your expertise accessible for public consumption. If you’ve chosen to go the route of traditional publishing (more on making that decision here), you’re probably wondering how to get a book deal. If you navigate the process well, […]

How to Build a Personal Brand

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Introduction If you’ve spent more than 30 seconds on LinkedIn recently, you’ve probably noticed: having a personal brand is in. Entrepreneurs, business owners, and creatives are marketing not just products, but themselves. Job postings ask for your social media handles and interviewers are checking out your web presence before they meet you. If you’re not […]

#399: How to Find Your Focus with Tripp Crosby

To some people, it might seem that Tripp Crosby is constantly shifting gears and focus. But to know and hear from him, it’s easy to see that opportunity has gifted Tripp the ability to unveil his real passion. Having built a successful video content business, it seemed like Tripp was all set. However, after some […]

25 Public Speaking Tips to Become a Better Speaker

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Introduction Starting a speaking business is exhilarating and rewarding… and very stressful. Being a public speaker isn’t easy, and if you’re like most people you’ve probably looked for public speaking tips to help you become a better speaker. Through the work we do at The Speaker Lab, we get to know a lot of speakers. […]

How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

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Introduction The fear of public speaking (sometimes called “glossophobia”) is one of the most common phobias around. While it may be comforting to know you’re not alone, that probably leaves you wondering…how do so many people have the guts to speak on stage at all? The truth is, many of the best professional speakers still […]

How to Become a Motivational Speaker

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Introduction If you have a dream to inspire others with your message, you’ve probably considered taking your passion to the stage. Becoming a motivational speaker sounds like a charmed life in many ways. You get to travel all over the country or even world! You make an impact among all sorts of different audiences! You […]

#397: How to Create an Incredible Customer Experience with Shep Hyken

It started with a magician gig at age 12 and turned into a passion and profession that has made Shep Hyken one of the best in the business. With a knack for entertainment and heart for customer experience, Shep has relied on tried-and-true values to build his business while managing to embrace the ever-changing landscape […]

#396: How to Dive Deep with Tec Clark [Student Highlight]

Sharing in the excitement of our student’s success is such a privilege for our team at the Speaker Lab! Our Director of Student Success, Maryalice Goldsmith, is taking the mic for our Student Highlight series so you can hear directly from our students about their experiences and what they want you to know about growing […]

#395: How to Define Your Success with Tim Schurrer

Tim Schurrer stepped away from his role as COO of StoryBrand to pursue a full-time speaking career. Determined to pave the way for his own defined success, Tim has kept his focus away from the cultural narrative of what it looks like to be an accomplished entrepreneur and instead set his sights on where he […]

#394: How to Find Courage and Try Something Different with Rob Ferre

What started as a parking attendant at the happiest place on earth, led to a lucrative business as a speaker and entertainer. Rob Ferre has always gravitated to the stage, and now he’s got a highly successful business that has taken him across the globe. Whether he’s the DJ at a major corporate event or […]