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The Wealthy Speaker podcast, hosted by speaker coach Jane Atkinson, can help you catapult your speaking business. We provide guest experts on many areas of the public speaking industry. Whether you need help in social media, speaker marketing, demo videos, or building your business and strategy, our show can help. Jane, along with her professional speaking industry experts can help move your business forward exponentially.

If you’ve ever wondered how to get started in speaking, wanted to get paid more or build your speaking business more quickly and need skills in a particular area, be sure to subscribe.

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The Wealthy Speaker podcast, hosted by speaker coach Jane Atkinson, can help you catapult your speaking business. We provide guest experts on many areas of the public speaking industry. Whether you need help in social media, speaker marketing, demo videos, or building your business and strategy, our show can help. Jane, along with her professional speaking industry experts can help move your business forward exponentially.

If you’ve ever wondered how to get started in speaking, wanted to get paid more or build your speaking business more quickly and need skills in a particular area, be sure to subscribe.

    Adding Comedy to Live and Virtual with Judy Carter

    Adding Comedy to Live and Virtual with Judy Carter

    Quote: “It’s not that people are not funny, it’s that they don’t have the courage to reveal themselves.”  Judy Carter
     
    I think we’re all feeling a little humor-impaired right now.  The uncertainty happening all around us is not conducive to getting laughs.  My guest on The Wealthy Speaker Show today is here to talk to us about how even the humor-diminished can be funny and get laughs when they speak.  I’m so happy to welcome Judy Carter.
     
    In Judy's early comedy career, she appeared on four Showtime and HBO comedy specials, on over 100 television shows, and was a headlining comic.  She turned to writing, and her first book was endorsed by Oprah Winfrey, which led her to become an international speaker on how to use humor to decrease stress. 
     
    Highlights you won’t want to miss:
    What’s new in The New Comedy Bible?  1:30How to play to no audience.  4:30The formula to writing a good joke.  11:30Techniques from The New Comedy Bible.  14:00Why you should never over prepare.  18:50The key to successful humor.  22:00Injecting humor into serious subject matter.  26:40 
    Click to Tweet: There is a formula to adding humor to your live or virtual.  Join me and get some great tips and techniques for creating laughs with Judy Carter.    
     
    Judy’s books have been published in ten languages.  Her book "The Message of You" has helped speakers earn over $300,000 a year on speaking gigs and her comedy workshops have launched the careers of such stars as Seth Rogan, Maz Jobrani, Sherri Shepherd and others.  
     
    Her new book spent its first eight weeks as the number one new release on Amazon -- "The New Comedy Bible". 
     
    If you would like to learn some simple techniques on how to inject humor into your presentations, you simply can’t afford to miss this episode.
     
    I hope you’ll download and learn.
     
    Links:
    Judy’s website: https://judycarter.com/
    Email Judy for a FREE 1 Year membership to Judy’s website:  free@judycarter.com
    YouTube link to podcast video:  https://youtu.be/y8HVA4zHqok
    Healing Through Humor: https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Through-Humor-Fabulous-Hunters/dp/1591851963/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2PRSXJDOSJGMF&dchild=1&keywords=healing+through+humor&qid=1593452011&sprefix=healing+with+humo%2Caps%2C1128&sr=8-1
    Want to win a free Focus 40 Coaching session with Jane Atkinson?
    https://www.speakerlauncher.com/win/

    • 35 min
    Trusting Yourself and Taking Risks with Jason O. Harris

    Trusting Yourself and Taking Risks with Jason O. Harris

    Quote:  “I’ve been absolutely blown away by the commitment, by the caring and the conscious endurance and persistence that people have had on the front lines.”  Jason O. Harris  
     
    We recorded this podcast around the beginning of April when we were a few weeks into the COVID shut down.  At that time, I was looking for inspiration and ideas on how to keep my listeners moving forward.  On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, I invited my guest, Jason O. Harris to join me for a discussion about trust, faith in yourself and those around you as well as taking risks.
     
    Jason is an International First Officer with American Airlines in addition to serving as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force Reserve. He is a 2001 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and served as an officer and pilot in mobility and special operations units. The majority of Jason’s active duty military service was served in an elite unit within the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).  His career accomplishments include 470 combat missions with more than 2,000 combat hours in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, New Dawn, and other war-torn areas around the world. He also served as an academic instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
     
    Highlights you won’t want to miss:
    A unique journey from flying to speaking.  2:15A shout out to all of the essential workers.  7:10Go Around – Instilling trust.  9:00The core of human needs.  13:30Peeling back the layers of influence.  18:10It’s not always easy, but it’s worth it.  23:15Keep your circle of support close.  29:30Reach out to serve, not to sell.  32:30 
    Click to Tweet:  Are you looking for a little inspiration to keep you going?  Join me to hear Jason O. Harris share his ideas about trusting in yourself and moving forward to serve.
     
    Jason recognizes the value of empowerment and how to create and cultivate an environment where talent can flourish, and people grow into their destiny. Jason is involved in the local community serving on boards and commissions with a belief that excellence is a journey, rather than a destination! He and his spouse, along with their daughter, look forward to continued service to the nation and local community.
     
    If you could use some ideas and motivation to shift your mindset from retreat to progress, you simply can’t afford to miss this episode.
     
    I hope you’ll download and learn.
     
    Links:
    Jason’s website: https://jasonoharris.com/
    NSA:   https://www.nsaspeaker.org/
    CAPS: https://www.canadianspeakers.org/
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    • 38 min
    Inspiring Hope in the Speaking Business with Libby Gill

    Inspiring Hope in the Speaking Business with Libby Gill

    Quote:  “What is the best possible vision of the future and is it within my power to control and make it happen?” Libby Gill
     
    The past few months have brought about some very doom and gloom moments for many of us, especially in the speaking business.  This is one of the countless careers that have been completely “shut down” for the time being and we have all had to change direction very quickly in an attempt to keep moving forward and create income.  On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, I am thrilled to welcome my friend Libby Gill who will talk to us about the science of hope and give us some much-needed advice on how to be hopeful in times of uncertainty.
     
    Libby began her corporate career as an assistant in the PR department of a television company founded by the legendary Norman Lear. Through five years of mergers with Columbia, Coca-Cola, and Sony, she emerged as head of media relations for Sony’s Worldwide Television Group before moving on to lead communications at Turner Broadcasting and Universal. Her final entertainment project before founding her own business was the launch of the Dr. Phil Show brand.
     
    Highlights you won’t want to miss:
    From TV production to speaking.  2:00Getting over the panic when your calendar is wiped out.  8:05Hope comes in setting small goals.  12:10Hope is selling!  16:15Delivering hope virtually.  19:30Creating hope for yourself.  23:15Offering hope worldwide.  31:15 
    Click to Tweet: There really is a science to hope and my guest Libby Gill is here to share her formula to help you create hope for yourself too!
     
    Now, as a 20-year executive coach, leadership expert, and award-winning author, Libby guides individuals and organizations through change and challenge, helping them to inspire purpose and drive performance.  She is also the author of five books including the award-winning You Unstuck and her latest book is The Hope-Driven Leader: Harness the Power of Positivity.
     
    If you could use some great advice on creating feelings of hope for yourself and those around you, you simply can’t afford to miss this episode.
     
    I hope you’ll download and learn.
     
    Links:
    Libby’s website:  https://libbygill.com/
    Libby’s email:  libby@libbygill.com
    Libby’s graphic:  will add asap
    Libby’s article:  will add asap
    Heroic Productions: https://www.heroic-productions.com/
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    • 36 min
    Racial Injustice, Inspiring Change & the Speaking Business with Orlando Bowen Challenging the Systems of Oppression

    Racial Injustice, Inspiring Change & the Speaking Business with Orlando Bowen Challenging the Systems of Oppression

    Quotes:
    “Hurt people, hurt other people.”  Orlando Bowen
    “A sustained lack of humanity in its expression, makes you think deeply about your own existence.”Orlando Bowen
    I wanted to provide a platform for a conversation that will spark others to start their own conversations.  It is my hope that these discussions will help lead the way to long overdue changes of systemic racism.
    On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, I invited my client and friend, Orlando Bowen to share his story and talk about what we can do to inspire others to create change.  Racism and how those in authority deal with minorities is at the forefront of the news and now is the time to stand up and speak out.  If we sit in silence, we are telling those who are abusing their power, that it’s okay...and it’s never okay!
    Orlando is a keynote speaker and corporate trainer with his own story of dealing with police brutality and being unjustly accused.  He speaks about how his CFL career was sidelined, his journey to absolution and how he found forgiveness.   
     
    Highlights you won’t want to miss:
    What should have been a great day.  1:50How and why am I sitting in a jail cell?  10:20Why would I plead guilty?  16:20The fight and the outcome.  19:00Forgiveness is for me, not them.  26:40The time for silence is over, say something, use your voice.  36:50Crying out for humanity to intervene.  40:20What can we do to create change?  42:50Name the elephant in the room and address it.  47:10 
    Empowering people to overcome adversity, find their passion and to use their gifts to serve is the reason Orlando breathes. This gift has placed Orlando on hundreds of stages, boardrooms and in presentations across North and South America and has garnered him numerous awards.Orlando is also passionate about youth leadership. As a result of that passion, he founded One Voice One Team Youth Leadership Organization to inspire and to teach resilience, leadership and teamwork to youth.
    If you are looking for a way to begin a conversation, be a voice and make a difference you simply can’t afford to miss this episode.
     
    Links:
    Orlando’s website: http://www.orlandobowen.com/
    Deb Shaw: http://www.debshaw.com/
    How to be an Antiracist:https://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Antiracist-Ibram-Kendi/dp/0525509283/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=how+to+be+an+antiracist&qid=1592320284&sr=8-1
    White Fragility: https://www.amazon.com/White-Fragility-People-About-Racism/dp/0807047414/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9ZabpM6G6gIVzZ-zCh3oPQefEAAYAiAAEgJp7fD_BwE&hvadid=267166751494&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9001079&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=5245601119026279871&hvtargid=kwd-342700682137&hydadcr=22429_9261606&keywords=white+fragility&qid=1592320034&sr=8-1&tag=googcana-20
    13th: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krfcq5pF8u8
    Hello Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea.:https://www.netflix.com/ca/title/80244973

    • 52 min
    How to Book More Business with Speakers Bureaus with Diane Goodman and Kris Young

    How to Book More Business with Speakers Bureaus with Diane Goodman and Kris Young

    Navigating toward the “new normal” in the speaking world is proving to be a large learning curve for all of us.  On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, I have invited 2 of my long-term friends and veterans of booking speakers for large scale meetings to join me.  Today I am thrilled to welcome Diane Goodman and Kris Young to share their thoughts on what meetings in the future may look like and how to make yourself more “sellable” to the speakers bureaus.
     
    Diane is the founder of Goodman Speakers Bureau and brings her 30+ years of experience and vast industry knowledge to every team she works with. Her clients trust her expertise and guidance when selecting the right speaker.
     
    Kris has had a more diverse path in the speaking industry and is currently working as the VP of Speakers and Entertainers for Heroic Productions.  She also has 30+ years of experience in the speaking industry and has worn many hats making her a great addition to this discussion with well-rounded insights to share.   
     
    Highlights you won’t want to miss:
    Adjusting and retooling to COVID 19.  4:00Virtual keynotes...are they booking and what to keep in mind.  8:45It’s a good idea to find a production studio in your area.  13:20How meetings could look in the future  16:00Getting innovative in your virtual presentation.  21:20How to adjust your presentation for a virtual setting.  29:30Big budgets and virtual fees.  34:30When to approach a speakers bureau.  41:00 
    "Is it time for you to check in with a speakers bureau?  Join me to hear from the pros, what they are looking for and what can help you stand out from the virtual crowd."
     
    If you would like to hear directly from the people who do the booking...what it is they want and how you can provide what it takes to get yourself moved to the top of the short list, you simply can’t afford to miss this episode!
     
    I hope you’ll download and learn.
     
    Links:
    Diane - Goodman Speakers: https://goodmanspeakers.com/
    Kris - Heroic Productions:   https://www.heroic-productions.com/
    Virtual Demos
    Phil Hanson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVyUrOG0tEc
    The Passing Zone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2xRoMRm0rY
    Rohit Bhargava: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD61wXJE9q0
    Mike Super Goes Virtual: https://www.mikesuper.com/latest-news/mike-supers-magic-goes-virtual

    • 46 min
    Reinventing Your Wealthy Speaker Business with Michelle Villalobos

    Reinventing Your Wealthy Speaker Business with Michelle Villalobos

    “We don’t put bums on seats anymore, we put souls in seats.  We serve humans, it’s a different vibe.” Michelle Villalobos
     
    I met with Michelle just as COVID was starting and the word Coronavirus was beginning to circulate.  We had no idea the impact that it would have in just a few short weeks, and that the topic would be so relevant.  On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Show, I am happy to welcome Michelle Villalobos to talk about what it takes to reinvent and rebuild your business when things don’t go as planned.
     
    Michelle has been an accomplished speaker for over a decade, with a variety of programs and speeches around personal branding, business alignment, personal empowerment and business growth. She and her team provide retreats, seminars, webinars and resources to help contribution-driven leaders step into brands and business models that create stability, grace, ease and flow.
     
    Highlights you won’t want to miss:
    ·  Michelle’s “simple” business model.  1:00
    ·  There have been many bumps in the road.  7:15
    ·  Creating profitable events...it didn’t come easily.  12:40
    ·  Sales as Service, it doesn’t feel like selling anymore.  15:40
    ·  Breaking down leads to rebuilding.  18:45
    ·  Hiring to solve a problem.  Does it work?  26:40
    ·  Becoming the leader of your team.  32:00
    ·  Be the guide, not the magician.  35:20
     
    Michelle is in her 6th year as a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is one of relatively few female members of its Million Dollar Speakers Group. She has earned her CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation and has been chosen to present to audiences of her esteemed colleagues at the Annual NSA Influence Conference, Winter Conference, several local chapters, and recently co-chaired the NSA Brand Lab.
     
    If you could use some new and innovative suggestions that may help propel your business forward, you simply can’t afford to miss this episode.
     
    I hope you’ll download and learn.
     
    Links: 
    Michelle’s website: https://superstaractivator.com/
    Michelle’s podcast: https://blog.superstaractivator.com/podcast/
    Michelle’s free goodies: http://www.retreatstorichesroadmap.com/
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    • 40 min

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RMRhyp ,

Useful Every Time

The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is chock full of useful info and easy to listen to! Love how approachable you are, Jane! Thank you!

EricaMillsBarnhart ,

A Must-Listen to for Speakers

Jane’s authenticity shines through in this top-notch podcast! Episode after episode she delivers high-quality content for established and aspiring speakers. I’ve learned a ton from her and her many guests!

hwhelps ,

Fantastic information for new speakers

I'm a year into my speaking business and only recently started listening to Jane's podcast and it has been SO HELPFUL. I've learned about pricing, speaker bureaus, what meetings planners are looking for, etc. I have booked speaking gigs because of the information I got on this podcast. And after listening to Laurie Guest this week I will be changing my pricing structure. This podcast is a must-listen for anyone looking to build their speaking business.

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