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

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Grow your Network with Podcasts with Lou Diamond
Have you ever been hired to speak after someone listened to your podcast? Do you dread going to “networking events” to try and meet other professional speakers or clients? This week on Speakernomics, we invited Lou Diamond, CSP, to the show to share some insights into how to use your podcast to grow your networking (and even get booked) as both the interviewer and the interviewee.
26 min
How to Engage with Introverts with Jennifer Kah...
As a professional speaker, do you think you’re an extrovert? Do you find it difficult at times to engage with the introverts in your audiences who aren’t always excited to join in on your activities and questions? Don’t worry, you’re not alone in this challenge. This week on the show we invited Jennifer Kahnweiler, PhD, CSP, to share some insights into how you can best engage with your more quiet audience members and improve your presentations for everyone.
26 min
Add Training and Consulting to your Business wi...
You just delivered your keynote with fabulous ideas; you have the check in hand…now what? How can you evolve your keynote into additional training and consulting work so you can keep delivering your message (and getting paid)? This week we invited Anton, Gunn, CSP, to share massive knowledge bombs on what you can do add training and consulting to your business offerings.
29 min
Speaker Negotiations with Lynn Price
Does negotiating your fee and speaking agreements cause your anxiety to spike? If you’re always sticking your head in the sand hoping the perfect deal will just land in your lap, this episode is for you. This week we invited Lynn Price who has negotiated more than 11,000 agreements to share how you can improve your negotiating skills to land better deals (and know when it’s time to walk away).
24 min
The Science Behind Building a Speaking Business...
Do you know when your busy season is, and do you charge differently for it? Do you track how many referrals you get every time you get off stage? Are you keeping track of any metrics on your business? This week on Speakernomics, we invited Andrew Davis, co-author of The Referable Speaker: Your Guide to Building a Sustainable Speaking Career­–No Fame Required, to chat about how you can use data to keep your calendar full.
28 min
Make More Money with Mark Victor Hansen
Are you making as much money as you’d like as a professional speaker? Are you looking at how other speakers seem to be so financially successful and wonder how you be too? This week on the show we invited Mark Victor Hansen, a founding member of NSA and co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series to talk about what he did to build a long and lucrative career.
30 min
Websites That Work with Kristin Pearson
27 min
Using Humor with Drew Tarvin
Do you try to impress your audiences with humor, or do you stick to just your expertise? Professional speaking may not be a comedy special, but humor is a valuable tool to connect with your audiences. This week on Speakernomics, Drew Tarvin joins us to talk about different kinds of humor you can use and how to tap into your own funny style.
37 min
Build a Business That Works for You with Marque...
Almost all speakers got into the business to share their message and to leave working a normal 9-to-5 job. Now that you’re running your own business, are you running it in a way that works for you, or are you just running it like the large companies you left? This week on Speakernomics, we invited Marquesa Pettway, CSP, to share some powerful insights into how to look at your business differently and how to make it work for your lifestyle.
30 min
Attention Management with Maura Thomas
How many distractions have you faced today? How much attention did you devote to every little notification and popup that tried to pull you away from working on your business? Don’t worry, you’re not alone if you answered “a lot.” This week on Speakernomics, we’re talking to Maura Thomas, MBA, CSP, an attention-management (not time-management) expert with some tips on making the most of your day. Key Takeaways
24 min
Lessons from Jeanne Robertson with Patrick Henry
Speaking Legend Jeanne Robertson passed away on Aug. 21, 2021, three days before she was scheduled to join us for an episode of Speakernomics. This week on the show, we invited Patrick Henry, CSP, a second-generation speaker who has known Jeanne for much of his life and worked closely with her to share a few things he learned from her.
30 min
Look and Sound your Best on Camera with Robert ...
Are you still using your laptop's built in camera and microphone along with your overhead room lamp? Have you been dragging your feet hoping everything virtual would just go away? This week on the show, we invited Robert Kennedy III to share how he upgraded his video and audio set up over the past 18 months to better serve his clients and to stand out from other speakers.
33 min
Turning Keynotes into Training Programs with C...
You have an awesome keynote, but what if your clients want more? Do you have a training a program? Does the thought of creating yet another program sound impossible? This week on the show, we invited Cara Silletto, MBA, CSP, to the show to share how (and why) you should turn your keynotes and expertise into longer and lucrative training programs.
30 min
Podcasting for Other Companies with Thom Singer
Do you host a show for other any of your clients? Do you want to use your skills as a speaker and an interviewer to work with other companies regularly as a show host, and hopefully get paid doing it? This week, we put our host Thom Singer, CSP, in the guest spot and invited Eliz Greene to interview him on how he became a podcast host for other companies and how you can get started too.
28 min
Virtual Tech Mishaps with Amy Climer
Have you lost your internet connection during a virtual presentation? Have your camera or microphone decide not to cooperate right before you were supposed to start a live session? Are you just dreading your first major tech mishap for a virtual presentation? This week, we invited Amy Climer, PhD, CSP, to the show to discuss some solutions for when technology inevitably goes wrong during your presentations and hear about a few crazy situations Amy was able to solve.
26 min
How to be an Effective Emcee with Eliz Greene, ...
How often do you emcee events? Is it something you want to add to your skill set but don't know where to get started? This week's episode was recorded live at INFLUENCE 2021 with our four emcees Eliz Greene; Omékongo Dibinga, PhD, CSP; Patty Hendrickson, CSP; and Jeff Civillico. In this episode our four guests discuss what it takes to become an emcee, how to be an extraordinary emcee, and even share a few horror stories.
26 min
Next Level Engagement with Rob Ferre
How interactive are you on the stage, whether that's in-person or virtual? Are your games and interactive elements easy and fun, and do they add value? This week we invited Rob Ferre to Speakernomics to share how he makes all of his stage time interactive with his audiences and shares a few ideas of what you can do improve your game and activities.
29 min
BONUS: COVID Variants and Professional Speaking...
How has the growing news of the COVID-19 Delta Variant affected your speaking business? This week we asked Romie Mushtaq, MD, ABIHM to join us for a special bonus episode of Speakernomics to discuss some of the science of the Delta Variant and what speakers need to be aware of right now for their health and the health of those around them.
39 min
Becoming a Professional Speaker with Larry Long...
Are you considering becoming a full-time professional speaker? Are you dabbling in part-time speaking, but don't know if or when you should make it your career? Leaving the traditional nine-to-five corporate job and becoming an entrepreneur is a massive decision, but it's also an incredibly awarding career. Larry Long Jr. who quit is full-time sales job this year is on Speakernomics to discuss what it takes to build your brand-new speaking career.
27 min
Staying Relevant with Patricia Fripp
How does a 44-year (and counting) speaking career sound? Wouldn't you love to have a such a strong, successful, and industry-changing career? This week we invited Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE, NSA Past President and Cavett Award winner, to share insights about her tremendously successful speaking career, and how she consistently evolved to ensure she was at the top of her craft and meeting her clients' needs.
30 min
Cognitive Tools with Dr. Marie Kaye
Are you using neuroscience in your speaking business? While you may not recognize it, you might be using subtle neuroscience skills to better interact with your clients by helping them trust you more and making sure you get paid. This week, we invited Dr. Marie Kaye to Speakernomics to discuss different cognitive tools can use to help you become a better speaker and build a better business.
27 min
Cross Cultural Audiences with Harriet Russell
Has virtual speaking opened up your audience options? Are you speaking to more global, diverse or just new-to-you audiences? Speaking to new audiences can be great opportunities, but it does come with a few challenges when you're speaking to cultures that are not like your own. This week, we invited Harriett L. Russell to the show to discuss how you can make sure you're not alienating others when you speak to diverse audiences.
30 min
Speaking for Free with Darren LaCroix
Today we're going to talk about something that often makes speakers uncomfortable: Speaking for free. Are you done cringing yet? Today on Speakernomics, we invited Darren LaCroix, CSP, to share how he uses free webinars – a tactic that he wasn't initially a fan of – to build his list of prospects and how to turn that list into recurring income.
28 min
Content people care about with Erin King
How's your social media and online presence? Do you have a large audience that you're able to share your message with (and maybe use to your own business benefit), or all your efforts to try up your online game falling flat? This week, we invited Erin King, one of our MAIN STAGE presenters at INFLUENCE 2021 to share just a few easy changes you can make to drastically how your audience responds to your social posts. Do you want to hear more from Erin? She will share even more about this topic at INFLUENCE 2021!
27 min
Closing Sales in Busy Markets with Gerry O'Brion
How do you standout in a crowded marketplaces? What makes you THE expert that businesses need to hire to solve their challenges? This week we invited Gerry O'Brion, CSP, to share some insights into how he helps his clients stands out and how you as a speaker can use these same ideas. Do you want to hear more from Gerry? He'll share even more about this topic at INFLUENCE 2021 in just a few weeks
29 min