203 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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    • 4.0 • 4 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

    Insights into the speaking industry with speaker agent and manager Dave Daniel

    Insights into the speaking industry with speaker agent and manager Dave Daniel

    In this episode of #SpeakingBusiness Podcast, I talk to Dave Daniel. After 25 years at CSA - Celebrity Speakers, Dave Daniel became part of ‘the great resignation’ during Covid and went freelance.
    He is the corporate agent for rock star turned businessman, Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of Iron Maiden amongst others. He has worked with speakers from Pele to Neil Armstrong, Bob Geldof to Lars Ulrich and says he’s probably forgotten more about the world of speaking than he would care to admit.   He’s also recently started working with Speakers Associates.
    Dave explains why being exclusive isn't right for all speakers, why the speaking industry needs a shake up as well as some insights into managing Bruce Dickinson and working with other music icons.  There is so much advice in this podcast about working with speaker bureaus, all your questions will be answered.  
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    • 32 min
    You don't make a sale, you build a sale with Shelley Walters

    You don't make a sale, you build a sale with Shelley Walters

    In this episode of #SpeakingBusiness Podcast, I talk to Shelley Walters.
    Shelley Walters believes in the ability of the individual. In people being able to surprise themselves and those around them. And this is what she aims to unlock with everything that she does. Raised in a difficult environment, she quickly realised her background needn’t dictate where she went in life. That lesson, and many others along the way, helped her to see that we all have the potential to achieve more if we simply put the right steps in place to get there.
    As the founder and CEO of The Sales Counsel, she established a first-of-its-kind on the African continent: a remote sales education platform that empowers sales teams to deliver better results. As the host of The Shift Show podcast, she shares her experience and lively personality with an ever-growing audience. And as she continues to take on ever more interesting projects, she always remains true to her guiding principles and the belief that we can shed our self-doubt to achieve and surpass our potential.
    Shelley gives us a whistle stop tour of Sales, the highs and lows, the risk of technology on sales, tools to use in your sales process, sales cycles, how to build a sale and so much more.
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    • 42 min
    A Call to Action from Hugh Montgomery

    A Call to Action from Hugh Montgomery

    In this episode of #SpeakingBusiness Podcast, I talk to Hugh Montgomery.
    Hugh Montgomery is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at UCL, London. As a researcher, he has published over 500 papers, and is perhaps best known for discovering the first gene for human fitness. He is also a runner, diver, mountaineer and award-winning author of children's books and, most recently, a thriller.
    During the 2020-21 Covid pandemic, he sat on the council of the UK Intensive Care Society, engaged in an £800k fundraise to support ICU workers’ mental health, co-authored national clinical guidelines, coinvented two new machines for respiratory support and gave extensive media interviews as well as working round the clock on the Intensive Care units at UCL.
    Much of his work is now focussed on the immediate and grave threat posed by climate change.
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    • 32 min
    Founder of Covered Speakers Bureau Adam Levitt in conversation with Maria Franzoni

    Founder of Covered Speakers Bureau Adam Levitt in conversation with Maria Franzoni

    In this episode of #SpeakingBusiness Podcast, I talk to Adam Levitt.
    Adam Levitt is the Founder of Covered Speakers Bureau. Covered Speakers Bureau are experts in matching corporate organisations and professional associations with the very best keynote speakers, hosts, presenters, moderators and entertainment for your virtual and in person events and conferences.
    He offers his clients (corporate companies and associations) a truly personalised consultation and booking service.
    Drawing on years of experience working in the events sector and carefully listening to briefs, he matches his clientele with the right keynote speakers based on their individual briefs and he ensures that the client's event is truly memorable for your audience.
    We take a look inside Covered Speakers Bureau, what Adam looks for in a Speaker, what his bureau offers clients and speakers and so much more.  
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    • 27 min
    How to Maximise your LinkedIn Profile with Melanie Goodman

    How to Maximise your LinkedIn Profile with Melanie Goodman

    In this episode of #SpeakingBusiness Podcast, I talk to Melanie Goodman.
    Melanie Goodman specialises in providing LinkedIn network growth & business generation strategies and LinkedIn training services to business owners and companies.

    Melanie had an original career path practicing law before emigrating to Switzerland in 2005 where, for the subsequent 8 years she worked in business development and social media marketing for both a large international law firm and a financial services company which gave her the impetus to start her own LinkedIn marketing and training company, Trevisan.

    If you’d like to know how to position your LinkedIn profile so you rank above your competitors, what content resonates on LinkedIn currently, what you should be posting to elicit positive responses and so much more, this podcast is just for you.
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    • 40 min
    From speaking for free to opening for Tony Robbins with Phil M Jones

    From speaking for free to opening for Tony Robbins with Phil M Jones

    In this episode of #SpeakingBusiness Podcast, I talk to Phil M Jones.
    Phil M Jones is the best-selling author of Exactly What To Say, Exactly How To Sell, and Exactly Where To Start.
    He had his first business at just 14 years of age and is the youngest recipient of the “British Excellence in Sales and Marketing” award. To date, over two million people, across 57 different countries have benefitted from his lessons. And as a result, they now know exactly what to say, when to say it AND... EXACTLY how to make more of their conversations count.
    Phil talks candidly about his speaking business, how it started, what it consists of today, the strategy behind it, working with speaker bureaus, the trends he is seeing in the speaking industry, staying relevant and so much more.
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

KatGec1717 ,

Great content for speakers!

As a keynote speaker, I was excited to find this podcast. Lots of great tips from people in the business.

Arlie K ,

Don't miss it!

Easily one of the most genuine and value-packed podcasts out there! I appreciate the variety of episodes, the super practical takeaways, and Maria's sincere humility to give all this amazing knowledge to the listeners for free.

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