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The speaking industry is constantly evolving. Listen weekly for voices of experience from experts in the speaking industry with tips, insights and knowledge to help you become a better speaker, build a better business, and get paid to speak.

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The speaking industry is constantly evolving. Listen weekly for voices of experience from experts in the speaking industry with tips, insights and knowledge to help you become a better speaker, build a better business, and get paid to speak.

    Make More Money with Mark Victor Hansen

    Make More Money with Mark Victor Hansen

    Are you making as much money as you’d like as a professional speaker? Are you looking at how other speakers seem to be so financially successful and wonder how you be too? This week on the show we invited Mark Victor Hansen, a founding member of NSA and co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series to talk about what he did to build a long and lucrative career.

    Key Takeaways

    Listen your speaking role models speak and interview them

    Ask your role models how they market to their audiences


    Who is Mark Victor Hansen?
    Mark is one of the co-authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series and the author of 300 other books. He’s given over 6,000 speeches in his career and he’s one of the original members of the National Speakers Association.


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    • 31 min
    Websites That Work with Kristin Pearson

    Websites That Work with Kristin Pearson

    When was the last time you updated your website? Is it incredibly easy to find your phone number and email address or do you only have a contact form? Does your website journey properly convey what you do to help clients? Are you shaking your head “No” right now? This week on Speakernomics, we invited Kristin Pearson who build websites specifically for speakers to talk about what you need to do to make sure your website works for you, not against you.
    Key Takeaways

    There’s no better place to let your audience know, like and trust you than your website

    Your website strategy and design need to work together

    Who is Kristin Pearson?
    Kristin makes websites that make speakers look good and book more business. She’s completely focused on helping speakers in the world of their websites. Before working on websites, she hired speakers for associations and is a die-hard Chicago sports fan.
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    • 29 min
    Using Humor with Drew Tarvin

    Using Humor with Drew Tarvin

    Do you try to impress your audiences with humor, or do you stick to just your expertise? Professional speaking may not be a comedy special, but humor is a valuable tool to connect with your audiences. This week on Speakernomics, Drew Tarvin joins us to talk about different kinds of humor you can use and how to tap into your own funny style.

    Key Takeaways

    Learn to tap into or unlock your own natural style of humor

    Be more intentional about you’re going to use humor, not just in speaking, but your whole business


    Who is Drew Tarvin?
    Drew teaches non-comedians the secrets of using humor more effectively in their communication at work and their personal lives. He has a TED Talked called “The Skill of Humor” that has over 10 million views
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    • 38 min
    Build a Business That Works for You with Marquesa Pettway

    Build a Business That Works for You with Marquesa Pettway

    Almost all speakers got into the business to share their message and to leave working a normal 9-to-5 job. Now that you’re running your own business, are you running it in a way that works for you, or are you just running it like the large companies you left? This week on Speakernomics, we invited Marquesa Pettway, CSP, to share some powerful insights into how to look at your business differently and how to make it work for your lifestyle.
    Key Takeaways:

    You’re not just a speaker

    Build your speaking business around your lifestyle


    Who is Marquesa Pettway, CSP?
    Marquesa is a speaker and coach that began her speaking career in 1999 after being downsized. She’s widely known as “the Zoom Queen” and uses Zoom as a major tool of her business.
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    • 31 min
    Attention Management with Maura Thomas

    Attention Management with Maura Thomas

    How many distractions have you faced today? How much attention did you devote to every little notification and popup that tried to pull you away from working on your business? Don’t worry, you’re not alone if you answered “a lot.” This week on Speakernomics, we’re talking to Maura Thomas, MBA, CSP, an attention-management (not time-management) expert with some tips on making the most of your day.
     Key Takeaways

    Stop thinking time management and start thinking attention management

    Systemize the way you work


    Who is Maura Thomas, MBA, CSP?
    Maura is the person you call when you have a million things on your plate and don’t know where to start. She’s obsessed with the idea of helping other people achieve more and has worked in the productivity industry for almost 30 years.
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    • 25 min
    Lessons from Jeanne Robertson with Patrick Henry

    Lessons from Jeanne Robertson with Patrick Henry

    Speaking Legend Jeanne Robertson passed away on Aug. 21, 2021, three days before she was scheduled to join us for an episode of Speakernomics. This week on the show, we invited Patrick Henry, CSP, a second-generation speaker who has known Jeanne for much of his life and worked closely with her to share a few things he learned from her.

     Key Takeaways

    There’s a story in everything

    Always look for opportunities to engage with your audience


    Who is Patrick Henry, CSP
    Patrick is what happens when keynotes, comedy and concerts collide. He’s a business humorist who takes music, comedy and business concepts and presents then in a fun and interesting way. He’s a second-generation speaker who worked closely with Jeanne Robertson, CSP, CPAE.

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    • 32 min

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