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How to Give a Meaningful Funeral Speech
Giving a speech at a funeral can be a challenging assignment. Here's how to write and deliver a funeral speech or eulogy that honors your loved one's legacy.
How Team Building Exercises Can Level Up Your Team Culture
Learn how to use team building exercises to boost productivity and build a more positive work environment for your organization.
How to Start a Consulting Business: A Step-by-Step Guide
Learn how to start a consulting business with our step-by-step guide, from market analysis to attracting your first client.
How to Become a Career Coach
Learn the steps and skills needed to become a successful career coach and help others achieve their professional dreams.
How to Introduce a Speaker (With Examples)
Getting ready to introduce a speaker? Here's a few tips, strategies, and examples to help you master the art of speaker introductions.
How to Choose the Right Keynote Speaker for Your Event
Discover how the right keynote speaker can transform your event. Here's how to choose a keynote speaker that will take your event from good to great.
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3 Tips on How to Book More Paid Speaking Gigs from Dan Irvin
Public speaking is a business, and if you’re providing value to a client, you should be getting value in return.
Speaking to Associations: What you Need to Know
Today’s blog is here to get you on the path to speaking for associations of all kinds and–if you so choose–in a variety of fields.
Why speaking is a great side hustle for moms
Speaking is a fun, fulfilling, and financially fruitful side hustle for moms. Today we'll dig into why that is and how to get started!
How to Make Money as a Faith-Based Speaker
We cover the faith-based speaking world at a glance, strategies for making money as a Christian speaker, and adding other streams of income.
How to Negotiate Your Speaker Fee
Are you a speaking professional looking for tips to negotiate your speaker fee? Learn how to maximize your income by negotiating based on the needs of your audience and knowledge of your worth.
How to get a speaking gig with a Fortune 500 company
The average speaking fee for corporate clients ranges from $5000-$50,000. Learn how to get a speaking gig with a Fortune 500 company.
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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.
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.
NSA Chapter President Dean Heffta's Advice: Stop Taking Advice
"And so the only advice that I tend to give, or that I try to give, is not to take advice."
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