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This podcast is about one thing: getting booked to speak more! This is for established and newbie Motivational and Keynote speakers and coaches. I interview meeting planners, association chairs, and seminar leaders to find out what makes them book their speakers. Being a veteran speaker myself, I will also add in some tips and methods to improve any presentation!

Speaking... of Getting Booked Matt Brauning

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This podcast is about one thing: getting booked to speak more! This is for established and newbie Motivational and Keynote speakers and coaches. I interview meeting planners, association chairs, and seminar leaders to find out what makes them book their speakers. Being a veteran speaker myself, I will also add in some tips and methods to improve any presentation!

    Mike Wolf on Passive Income to Support Your Speaking

    Mike Wolf on Passive Income to Support Your Speaking

    Ep #13 - Mike Wolf joins me on the show this week to discuss his journey and evolution as a speaker along with key strategies for building real passive income in your life and business. Mike is a self-made freedom and lifestyle entrepreneur, a multimillionaire investor, and an international speaker. He has been investing in real estate for almost 30 years and he specializes in helping people to realize their ultimate freedom goals through creating legitimate streams of passive income.
    Mike has been featured in The Globe and Mail, Yahoo Finance, various print publications, radio stations, and major television networks like NBC, CBS and ABC News. Over the course of his career, he has sold nearly 2,000 homes with over 800 just in Atlanta. His turn-key solutions have allowed new investors to become self-made millionaires and he has developed a reputation as the leading authority for helping non-US citizens to invest in the hottest markets of the United States.
    Mike Wolf somewhat stumbled onto his speaking career after creating a massive demand from his clients and audience to hear him speak. Due to the investment success he was helping his clients achieve, people wanted to hear Mike speak and learn these strategies for themselves. 
    While Mike started speaking on other people's stages, he has gone on to host his own events where he will sell tickets for as much as $8,000 while still managing to fill the room.
    In our interview, you will hear about Mike's evolution as a speaker along with key pieces of wisdom he has learned on the journey. Mike is an amazing resource to learn from and I know you will love this interview.
    Learn More About Mike Wolf and Take His FREE Masterclass:
    Visit Mike Wolf's Website at: https://mikewolfmastery.com/
    Register for Mike's Real Estate Investing Masterclass at: http://www.mikewolfmastery.co/masterclass
    Follow Mike Wolf on Social Media:
    Facebook (Personal): https://www.facebook.com/mike.wolf.986
    Facebook (Business): https://www.facebook.com/mikewolfmastery/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikewolf9/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIcXjTIaos4EggSjBGkCf9g
    Please subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes and any other podcast platform that you listen through. Your support and reviews help this show to attract prolific guests and to provide the best listening experience possible.
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    Visit the podcast website at: https://evolutionpodcast.com/speakingofgettingbooked/
    Get a copy of my new book, "The Firebox Principle," on Amazon:
    https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW

    • 40 min
    Steve Love on Speaking in Real Estate and on Cruises

    Steve Love on Speaking in Real Estate and on Cruises

    Ep # 12 - My guest today is Steve Love, an author, speaker, and real estate broker that has been in the industry since 1978. Steve works alongside his wife Robyn Love who has been a real estate agent since 1994. Both worked for many years as real estate appraisers and started real estate investing full time in the 1990’s. Due to their success in the real estate investing arena, they were chosen to run the Los Angeles Chapter of Investor Resource Center of America in 1994. In 2002, they started running the prosperity through real estate chapter.
    Steve currently runs the Los Angeles chapter for National REIA (Real Estate Investors Association) and says, "literally just call them up! I'm looking for speakers with good track records." Check out nationalreia.org to learn more and search for your local chapter.
    In today's interview, we discuss how to break into local talks like Rotary Clubs and Elks Lodges. Steve also shares a huge secret to ENSURE you get booked on the spot! At these speaking gigs, sometimes you can sell books, enroll new clients, and even have a raffle.
    Steve discusses how he was booked to speak several times for the Royal Carribean Cruise Lines. He set himself up for this gig because of a desire to go on more cruises. Steve ended up speaking on as many as 5 cruises a year at one point and each time he was able to bring a family member FOR FREE! He says all you need to do is have a great talk with an interesting topic.
    We even get into how to get over phone fear or "call reluctance" and call the people who actually book speakers. If you want to learn Steve's strategies and tips for booking speaking gigs, you will love this interview!  
    Learn More About Steve Love and His Real Estate Investing Meetings:
    Visit Steve's Website: https://www.prosperitythroughrealestate.com/
    National Real Estate Investors Association: https://nationalreia.org/
    Steve hosts meetings the first 2 Tuesdays of each month in Culver City, CA (Los Angeles Area) and the 4th Wednesday of each month in Las Vegas, NV. The events are $20 or free for members. They are networking meetings for investors or people wanting to learn more about real estate investing. Steve emphasizes that he specializes in working with people with little money and/or no credit. Meetings take place with a dinner from 6:00pm - 9:30pm.
    Follow Steve Love on Social Media:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mybiggestfish
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-love-822a0725/
    Please subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes and any other podcast platform that you listen through. Your support and reviews help this show to attract prolific guests and to provide the best listening experience possible.
    I love to hear from fans and listeners of my podcasts. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for future show topics with me on social media.
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/mattbrauning
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/mattbrauning
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattbrauning
    Visit the podcast website at: https://evolutionpodcast.com/speakingofgettingbooked/
    Get a copy of my new book, "The Firebox Principle," on Amazon:
    https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW

    • 36 min
    Seminar Promoter Sahar Nafal on Mistakes to Avoid When Meeting Promoters

    Seminar Promoter Sahar Nafal on Mistakes to Avoid When Meeting Promoters

    Ep #11 - My guest today, Sahar Nafal, is a promoter, international speaker, and community builder. As a promoter, she has put on over 300 live seminars and events. Sahar is the founder of the "Bright Side of Life Community" where she assists women to build stronger, deeper, and more compassionate communities. The "Bright Side of Life" began with a group of just 6 women in her living room and has not expanded to over 7500 members. Sahar also consults for platforms like the eWomen Network, Engaging Speakers, and other clients all over the world where she brings on speakers to get booked.
    With her breadth of experience on promoting, we cover a lot of ground in this interview. If you've wondered about the most common mistakes that speakers make when meeting promoters, we will list those off in detail. Also, we discuss what you should have prepared for when you meet with the promoter for the first time. You will get all the tricks of the trade from Sahar so you can make the very best impression when you are ready to get booked. It's a fantastic interview so listen in and enjoy.
    Learn More About Sahar Nafal, Get Her FREE Gift, and Visit Her Website:
    Visit the Website and Claim Your Free 45 Minute Consultation with Sahar Nafal on How to Get Booked on More Stages: http://thebrightsideoflifeevents.com
    When You Booked a Session, You Will Also Receive the Speaker Requirement Worksheet as a Free Gift
    Follow Sahar Nafal on Social Media:
    Facebook Personal Page: https://www.facebook.com/saharnafal1
    The Bright Side of Life Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Saharnafalsoulfulmentor/
    The Bright Side of Life Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheBrightSideofLifeCommunity/
    Please subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes and any other podcast platform that you listen through. Your support and reviews help this show to attract prolific guests and to provide the best listening experience possible.
    I love to hear from fans and listeners of my podcasts. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for future show topics with me on social media.
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/mattbrauning
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/mattbrauning
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattbrauning
    Visit the podcast website at: https://evolutionpodcast.com/speakingofgettingbooked/
    Get a copy of my new book, "The Firebox Principle," on Amazon:
    https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW

    • 36 min
    Toni Caruso - Get Booked for Seminars and Workshops

    Toni Caruso - Get Booked for Seminars and Workshops

    Ep #10 - Toni Caruso, the founder of Caruso Signature Events, joins me on the show this week to discuss how to get booked for seminars and workshops. Toni has over 30 years of experience in the marketing and public relations field and has worked in a variety of industries. Her genius is in event production, logistics and organization skills. She produces a range of event types including intimate business lunches between high-worth individuals, educational seminars, shareholders meetings, off-site retreats,movie screenings, business launches, company picnics for over 5,000 guests, and each event is always different in size and scope, but all have one basic formula for success.
    Toni is taking her knowledge and bringing it to business professionals so they can help educate, inform and share their life experiences live on stage. Her mission is to produce live signature events that are exciting, engaging, unique and informative. Where business professionals at all levels can connect, collaborate and learn tools to move their business forward. An experience where they walk in with a dream and walk out knowing how to make that dream a reality. She wants to show small business owners and entrepreneurs the importance of sharing their stories live on stage which is the fastest way to build and grow their community.
    Whether behind the scenes making her events run smoothly, or out in front educating professionals, Toni does it all with integrity, honesty and professionalism. In this episode, she will share a few of her booking secrets and you will get a ton of value from what she has to say. Enjoy!
    Learn More About Toni Caruso, Get Her Book, and Visit Her Website:
    Visit Toni Caruso's Website: https://www.carusosignatureevents.com/
    Get a FREE Copy of Toni's Book, "Event Production Mastery - Workbook for Putting on Your Own Event," By Sending an Email to: rockstarcoordinator@gmail.com
    Just Say "I Want the Book!" in the Email!
    Follow Toni Caruso on Social Media:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/toni.luppino.caruso
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tonicaruso74/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonicaruso/
    Please subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes and any other podcast platform that you listen through. Your support and reviews help this show to attract prolific guests and to provide the best listening experience possible.
    I love to hear from fans and listeners of my podcasts. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for future show topics with me on social media.
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/mattbrauning
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/mattbrauning
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattbrauning
    Visit the podcast website at: https://evolutionpodcast.com/speakingofgettingbooked/
    Get a copy of my new book, "The Firebox Principle," on Amazon:
    https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW

    • 47 min
    Stephanie Angelo on How to Get Booked at HR Conferences

    Stephanie Angelo on How to Get Booked at HR Conferences

    Ep #09 - Stephanie Angelo, the NSA Arizona Chapter Programs Chair, joins me on the show today to discuss how speakers can get booked at HR conferences. Beyond her current role with the NSA, Stephanie is the former chair for SHRM: Society for Human Resource Management, a Member of Toastmasters, International speaker, and even the creator of a Domestic Violence awareness board game!
    Stephanie keynotes and facilitates workshops on Cultures of Learning as well as Strategic Thinking and Collaborative Accountability. She is a Mastermind group leader for business owners ranging from marketers to designers, financial planners, and recruiting firms.  She helps entrepreneurs grow and build their businesses while boosting sales, revenue, and market share.
    Stephanie has a unique talent for connecting people and creating collaborative relationships that result in quantifiable growth. She is innovative and builds teams that make more money, blow away their competition, and form better businesses as a result.
    To learn more about SHRM, "Society for Human Resource Management," find their website below in the notes and be aware that the organization puts out a call for speakers about 8 months prior to their conference.
    The NSA Arizona chapter runs nine monthly programs a year. Stephanie is watching for speakers who would bring super useful tools, and would teach things the members can apply immediately. She says if you send a cold email, she actually reads them and if it's a fit you may get booked. She also says word of mouth if incredibly important, in fact that's how we met! Never shy away from speaking gigs that can get you known better and get your name out!
    Stephanie also shares what NOT to do. For example, DON'T forget to follow up, honor deadlines, have your material ready, and treat local chapters like high paying clients!
    Learn More About Stephanie Angelo, Get Her Book, and Visit Her Website:
    Visit Stephanie Angelo's Website: https://stephanieangelo.com/
    Vist the SHRM: "Society for Human Resource Management" Website: https://www.shrm.org/
    Get Stephanie Angelo's Book "Serrated" on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0615387632/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0
    Follow Stephanie Angelo on Social Media:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HighStakesMastermind/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieangelosphr/
    Please subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes and any other podcast platform that you listen through. Your support and reviews help this show to attract prolific guests and to provide the best listening experience possible.
    I love to hear from fans and listeners of my podcasts. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for future show topics with me on social media.
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/mattbrauning
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/mattbrauning
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattbrauning
    Visit the podcast website at: https://evolutionpodcast.com/speakingofgettingbooked/
    Get a copy of my new book, "The Firebox Principle," on Amazon:
    https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW

    • 45 min
    Elisa Hays - Getting Booked at Fairs, Festivals, and NSA

    Elisa Hays - Getting Booked at Fairs, Festivals, and NSA

    Ep #08 - Elisa Hays, an international speaker and entrepreneur, joins the show today for an interview to discuss how to get booked to speak by fairs and festivals as well as how to bring a performance based speech. Additionally, we explore what it takes to get booked into associations relating to the fair industry such as the IAFE (International Association of Fairs and Exhibitions). Elisa is the president of the National Speaker Association's Northwest Chapter and we even discuss how to get booked to speak there. 


    Elisa began speaking, training and business consulting in 1999 while building "Let’s Pretend Entertainment," a family-centric theater company where fairs and festivals would bring her in along with her speakers to put on entertaining shows with high audience engagement. Elisa eventually sold that business after 15 years of speaking and putting on shows.


    Elisa also shares very candidly about her life changing moment being hit by a semi truck going 65 mph while she was standing still. It's an incredible story of overcoming, leadership, resilience, and sacrifice. Listen in, I promise you will be transformed because of it. She is amazing, and you will love this interview!
    Learn More About Elisa Hays, Get Her Book, and Visit Her Website:
    Get Elisa Hays' Book "Letters to My Daughter" on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Letters-My-Daughter-collection-mentoring-ebook/dp/B07RM8PMTV
    Listen to Elisa's "Letters to My Daughter" Podcast: https://elisahays.com/podcast/
    Visit Elisa Hays' Website: https://elisahays.com/
    Follow Elisa Hays on Social Media:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elisahays
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elisahays/
    Please subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes and any other podcast platform that you listen through. Your support and reviews help this show to attract prolific guests and to provide the best listening experience possible.
    I love to hear from fans and listeners of my podcasts. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for future show topics with me on social media.
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/mattbrauning
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/mattbrauning
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattbrauning
    Visit the podcast website at: https://evolutionpodcast.com/speakingofgettingbooked/
    Get a copy of my new book, "The Firebox Principle," on Amazon:
    https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW

    • 38 min

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This podcast is awesome!

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There are so many people who give “advice” on how to speak more, but it’s either too simplistic (“to speak more, you have to speak more”) or its just a catch to sell their coaching/PR/etc service. This show gives you real insights you can start to take action on NOW. Love it! So useful!

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