210 episodes

Welcome to Speaking Business Podcast

Speaking Business Podcast is a practical no waffle no nonsense podcast packed with actionable advice for Speakers wanting to be more bookable and make more money.

Hosted by Maria Franzoni, the hidden influence behind the careers of hundreds of successful speakers and a recognised Speaking Industry expert. For 20 years she worked in and ran leading speaker bureaus, she knows why clients really book speakers - and why they don’t.

Topics covered in this podcast include how to:
• Position yourself in a competitive market
• Build your profile and market your services
• Get listed with Speaker Bureaus
• Charge higher fees
• Close more deals
• Grow your Speaking Business

If you are a speaker and would like help to get bureau ready go to www.SpeakingBusinessAcademy.com

Speaking Business podcast Maria Franzoni

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Welcome to Speaking Business Podcast

Speaking Business Podcast is a practical no waffle no nonsense podcast packed with actionable advice for Speakers wanting to be more bookable and make more money.

Hosted by Maria Franzoni, the hidden influence behind the careers of hundreds of successful speakers and a recognised Speaking Industry expert. For 20 years she worked in and ran leading speaker bureaus, she knows why clients really book speakers - and why they don’t.

Topics covered in this podcast include how to:
• Position yourself in a competitive market
• Build your profile and market your services
• Get listed with Speaker Bureaus
• Charge higher fees
• Close more deals
• Grow your Speaking Business

If you are a speaker and would like help to get bureau ready go to www.SpeakingBusinessAcademy.com

    How to transition from low paid entertainer to highly paid keynote with Tim David

    How to transition from low paid entertainer to highly paid keynote with Tim David

    How to transition from low paid entertainer to highly paid keynote 
    Tim David dropped out of university to become a professional magician.  When 300 dates a year became too much, he turned his sights to the speaking world so he could work less, earn more, and help people in the process.
    His success in the speaking and publishing industries speaks for itself, which is why thousands of speakers from around the globe seek him out for advice on how to get speaking gigs and grow their following.
    He's the founder of GetSpeakingGigs.com and the host of the Next Stage Speaking Summit - at which I was a guest presenter this year.
    If you're looking to transition into the speaking world or just starting out with your speaking business, Tim has some great advice.
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    • 33 min
    What is going on in the Speaking Industry in Canada, US and Europe? with Tami Adams

    What is going on in the Speaking Industry in Canada, US and Europe? with Tami Adams

    What is going on in the Speaking Industry in Canada, US and Europe?
    Tami Adams is a dedicated and passionate Speaker Agent, Manager, Coach & Events Professional who thrives in bringing people together for engaging and life-changing experiences.
    She believes that when people come together, that is where the magic truly happens! She loves using her voice to help raise others. 
    For those speakers wishing to expand their business internationally or for those already in the international market, this is an information packed podcast that will enrich your speaking business. 
    Find out what is happening in the Speaking Industry across Canada, US and Europe, the trends, virtual vs in-person, what it takes for a speaker to succeed in today's speaking world, what clients should be looking for in a speaker, why the industry needs to change when booking female speakers and what the future of speaking looks like.
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    • 46 min
    What's happening on the international speaker circuit with Philipp Kristian

    What's happening on the international speaker circuit with Philipp Kristian

    What's happening on the international speaker circuit?
    Philipp Kristian has made some big changes to his speaking business and there are some lessons for us to learn from him and his transformation.
    His topic is pioneering human transformation for good and he's applying it to his own business. He's a global TEDx speaker, voice of Gens Y to Z and author of RESET and The Trust Economy. 
    He has been driving innovation and digital transformation for Fortune 500s in APAC and working with CEOs of Singapore’s most successful start-ups on reimagining entire industries.
    He is deeply passionate about putting the human in transformation. 
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    • 26 min
    How to move your audience to action with Sarah Archer

    How to move your audience to action with Sarah Archer

    How to move your audience to action.
    Sarah Archer is on a mission to show coaches, experts, leaders business owners and aspiring change makers how to create talks with passion, personality and purpose that also get results. She teaches you how to combine storytelling, humour, performance and marketing principles so that you don’t just engage, entertain and inspire your audience but also move them to action, whether that’s buying your book, product or service, or booking you for another gig.
    Sarah is a speaking and marketing coach, playwright, performer, ex-HR Director, and host of The Speaking Club Podcast, (which is in the top 1% of podcasts and in over 180 countries).
    This mix means she is uniquely qualified to share how to create content that makes your audience stop, engage and fall in love with your message.
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    • 28 min
    How to get started as a paid speaker with Liza Pavlakos

    How to get started as a paid speaker with Liza Pavlakos

    How to get started as a paid speaker
    A self-made, flourishing entrepreneur, Liza Pavlakos is a fast-rising motivational speaker and a powerful voice on successful entrepreneurship.
    At prestigious international events in Australia, Africa, Asia, and elsewhere she has energised thousands towards discovering their hidden potential and attaining their goals in the face of the toughest challenges.
    Her life-changing talks focus on the development of a winner's mindset and empowering entrepreneurs, business owners, and others to discover innovative strategies for transforming their hopes and ideas into phenomenal success stories.
    She has been featured on CNN as an influential thought leader from Australia, motivating and empowering aspiring women entrepreneurs. Winner of the prestigious Golden Gavel Honouree, please welcome my guest Liza Pavlakos. 
    Liza shares how she transitioned into speaking from her tailoring business, the lessons she learnt starting out as a speaker,  how she's learnt to deliver content when her story is so raw and how she debriefs and calms herself after delivery.
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    • 24 min
    Advice from 35 year speaking veteran Orvel Ray Wilson

    Advice from 35 year speaking veteran Orvel Ray Wilson

    How to stay relevant and bookable as a speaker
    In this episode of #SpeakingBusiness Podcast, I talk to Orvel Ray Wilson.
    Orvel is a veteran of the profession.  He is co-author of 6 books in the legendary Guerrilla Marketing series, which has been translated into 63 languages and more than 25 million books in print. He’s spoken in more than 1,000 cities, in 47 countries, on 6 continents.
    He received his CSP in 1997, and in 2001 was honoured as “Speaker of the Year” by Meeting Professionals International. In an international Internet poll, he’s has been voted one of the world’s “Top 5 Sales Speakers” a record five years straight.
    After 30 years on the international circuit, he now coaches other speakers on writing their books, and growing their business.  
    Orvel shares with us the importance of writing a book to enhance your speaking business, the difference between writing a book and writing a book that sells you, what meeting planners look for when booking a speaker, how to set speaking fees and position yourself as an expert and some marketing and sales tips for speakers who need more bookings.  
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Scott McArthur ,

Great stuff

In a forest of podcasts in this space this one stands out for me. Practical advice in pretty much every episode - it's like having a little speaker mentor in your pocket. That sounds a little weird but you know what I mean.

LD Lloyd ,

Great experience

I have done many podcasts and it was a real pleasure to do this particular episode with Maria and share some of my experiences of working in and with high performance teams.

GonzoGirl2 ,

love this podcast

Maria is SO experienced having been a leading speaker booker for years - and the guests she has on the show give great insights into how to grow your speaker business. Love it!

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