Speaking to Associations: What you Need to Know

Speaking to associations: What you need to know

Introduction Are you still figuring out your ideal speaking audience? Well-established on the stage, but ready to change things up? Have you considered speaking to associations? If you haven’t, maybe it’s time! Associations are one of the seven major industries for speakers as listed in our founder Grant Baldwin’s book The Successful Speaker. The myriad […]

How to Become a DEI Speaker

How to Become a DEI Speaker

Introduction A lot of speakers are interested in learning more about DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion). That’s why we recently published a primer on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for speakers. And if you just wanted a basic overview of what DEI is all about, that blog might be all you need. But in that piece, […]

How to Set and Meet Goals for your Speaking Business

How to set and meet goals for your speaking business

Introduction There’s no simple method for how to set and meet goals for your speaking business. It’s a multi-faceted challenge that requires a lot of upfront work when you launch your speaking career and consistent effort for years to come. Today we’re getting real about the step-by-step of setting and meeting goals. (We’ve previously published […]

How to Build an Audience as a Speaker

How to Build an Audience as a Speaker

Introduction Every speaker needs an audience. For your message to have impact, people have to hear it. Preferably, lots of people! But when you’re just getting off the ground, it isn’t obvious how to build an audience as a speaker. How do you know who will want to hear your message? What if nobody comes […]

How to build and grow an email list

Introduction So you’re starting (or growing) a business. Your mind is pulled in a dozen different directions between sales, marketing, and operations. Building and growing an email list might not be a priority.  Spoiler alert: it should be. Growing and maintaining an email list is a hugely important asset for any entrepreneur. It gives a […]

How to build a speaker website

how to build a speaker website

A big part of launching a sustainable, successful speaking business involves establishing yourself as an expert. One of the best ways to do that is by making sure you have a strong, professional speaker website.

How to Build a Personal Brand

personal brand

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 […]