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

Voices of Experience National Speakers Association

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    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

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

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    You're in the wrong place!

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    • 3 min
    Licensing your IP to Corporations

    Licensing your IP to Corporations

    A few weeks ago, we talked about building your online courses. Once you've built a powerful course, what comes next; how can you use that course to spread your message and easily (and sustainably) bring in additional revenue? By licensing your content to corporations! This week we invited Bill Cates, CSP, CPAE, to share how you can easily start licensing your content to your corporate clients and begin to bring in easy, sustainable revenue, something he calls "printing money legally."
     
    Key Takeaways

    Have license-ready content

    Start bringing up your programs in conversations

     
    Who is Bill Cates, CSP, CPAE
    Bill is an internationally recognized expert and keynote speaker on attracting more high-level clients through client engagement, referrals, and introductions. 
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    • 26 min
    Change Models

    Change Models

    You might be losing money because of the way you're describing your message to your clients. Are you only providing a summary of your talking points, or are you describing the problem you solve, the process you take the solve it and the outcome?
    In this episode, we have Chris West who shares how you can grow your business and bring in more money by starting your day with a good routine and more effectively sharing how you bring positive change to your clients.

    Key Takeaways:

    Develop a morning routine

    Have a Change Model for the clients you serve


    Who is Chris West?
    Chris helps thought leaders build world-changing speaking businesses through focused and powerful storytelling.
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    • 25 min
    Own the Square

    Own the Square

    We've all heard that people are tired of virtual meetings. Here's a hot take: Audiences aren't tired of virtual meetings, they're tired of bad virtual meetings. Now we're not suggesting that every speaker build a multi-camera studio for every presentation, but there are techniques you can use and experiment with to create more visually interesting virtual presentations.
    In this episode, we talk to Mike Carr who is the 2020 Toastmasters Champion of Public Speaking. When the competition turned virtual, Mike decided to experiment with using the entire video screen, and, clearly, it worked. Check out this episode for some different ideas to try and become more visually engaging during your virtual presentations. 
    Key Takeaways:

    Differences sell, similarities don't

    Experimentation Creates Epiphany 

     
    Who is Mike Carr?
    Mike is a financial advisor with a unique ability to help people find their hidden strengths and create the key speeches they have to make through out their career. He is the 2020 Toastmasters Champion of Public Speaking. 
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    • 27 min
    Focus Your Business

    Focus Your Business

    Are you focused on getting the next speaking engagement, or are you focused on running a successful business with speaking as a product or service that you offer? Let's be candid: Only one of these methods is sustainable.
    In this episode Sylvia Henderson, MBA, will share how she evolved her business from keynote speaking to using speaking as a way to create long-term, sustainable business contracts, and how to focus your time and effort to see massive growth in your business.
    Key Takeaways:

    Treat your business like a business - with systems and processes

    Accept that meetings are virtual and hybrid


    Who is Sylvia?
    Sylvia helps individuals and organizations get the ideas out of their head and into actions. She's a 20-year member of the National Speakers Association and a past President of the NSA DC chapter. 
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    • 25 min
    Meetings & Events in 2021

    Meetings & Events in 2021

    As we're starting to see meetings return in some shape or form in 2021, what can you expect to see as a professional speaker? Are you prepared to work and speak under with the rebounding industry?
    In this episode, we're talking to Deborah Gardner, CMP, who has over 30 years of experience in the meetings and hospitality industry. During the interview, she shares what we can expect from during in-person, hybrid and virtual meetings moving forward and how you can better work with meetings professionals (and make it easier to get paid).
    Key Takeaways:

    Learn the terminology of the meetings industry

    Make your virtual talks a "Super Bowl" level experience


    Who is Deborah?
    Deborah Gardner helps companies achieve newfound success by delivering meaningful, real-life content that will impact everyone, from the back of the house to the boardroom. She has over 30 years of experience in the meetings industry and delivers results by emphasizing people over profit.
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    • 26 min

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