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How to Write a Book in 2024: 8 Practical Steps
Unlock your potential with our guide on how to write a book. Master storytelling, character development, publishing options and more. Dive in now!
Breaking Down Mel Robbins' TED Talk: How The 5 Second Rule Can Change Your Life
Discover the life-changing insights from Mel Robbins TED talk on mastering the 5 Second Rule to propel your success and productivity.
Logos Explained: Examples of Logical Appeal in Effective Speaking
Finally, it's time to examine logos examples. In these speeches, speakers appeal to reason, logic, and truth. 
How to Build a Story Bank from Ravi Rajani
"Stories come from insignificant, seemingly insignificant micro moments which can be transformed into micro stories which eventually graduate to making the story bank.”
Ethos in Action: Appeals to Character and Credibility in Public Speaking
Today we’re continuing our series digging into the three modes of rhetorical appeal popularized by Aristotle with a closer look at ethos, which Aristotle describes as an “appeal to character.”
Connecting Emotionally: Pathos Examples in Public Speaking
If you’ve been struggling to connect emotionally with your audience and need some pathos examples to inspire you as you work on your signature talk, this is the article you’ve been looking for! 
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Our Best Advice for Booking More Paid Speaking Gigs

Our #1 Tip for Finding Great Leads from Eve Gilmore
Struggling to find good speaking leads? Here's some tips on finding the right people, asking the right questions, and getting creative with the job titles you’re looking at and pitching to.
One Strategy to Help You Scale Your Speaking Business from Alex Demczak
Trying to scale your speaking business? Here's some tips on how to have the mindset of scooping up gigs.
Opportunity Alert: How to Find Conferences Seeking Dynamic Speakers
Learn how to find conferences looking for dynamic speakers like you in any industry, from Corporate to Nonprofit!
Understanding Speaker Fees: How to Price Your Speaking Engagements
Today we cover all the factors that go into how much to charge for speaking, including when to negotiate a higher fee or accept a lower fee.
What's the Difference Between Warm and Cold Leads?
Here's what you should know about warm and cold leads and how to treat them accordingly.
11 Ways to Find Paid Speaking Opportunities in Any Industry in 2024
Want to find paid speaking gigs? Here are actionable ways to find paid speaking opportunities in any industry.
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Our Best Tips for Becoming a Better Speaker

How to Build a Story Bank from Ravi Rajani
"Stories come from insignificant, seemingly insignificant micro moments which can be transformed into micro stories which eventually graduate to making the story bank.”
Rory Vaden's Advice on How to Unlock Your Mission
If you’re struggling to get through the wall and to reach the point where you’re known as a speaker, here’s Rory’s first step for unlocking your mission.
Top Online Resources for Public Speaking
If you’re looking for the best websites on public speaking, you’ll have to comb through a lot of content to find what’s actually relevant. So we did the work for you!
Our #1 Tip for Finding Great Leads from Eve Gilmore
Struggling to find good speaking leads? Here's some tips on finding the right people, asking the right questions, and getting creative with the job titles you’re looking at and pitching to.
Top Public Speaking Certifications to Elevate Your Speaking Career
Learn more about the best public speaking certifications to help you make a great first impression and become a better speaker. 
What Is an Emcee? 5 Things to Know About This Important Event Role
Discover what is an emcee and why their role is crucial for event success. Learn how they keep audiences engaged and make every occasion memorable.
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