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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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
Increase Brand Value with Jeffrey Hayzlett
Are you a professional speaker, or are you an expert that uses speaking as a way to share your knowledge and solve problems with your clients? This week, we invited Jeffrey Hayzlett, CPAE, to the show to discuss why you need to change your mindset to the latter. Do you want to hear more from Jeffrey? He's doing a FREE bonus session for in-person INFLUENCE attendees. Learn more INFLUENCE2021.com
25 min
Must Be Nice with Kim & Jason Kotecki
Wouldn't it be nice if all your clients sought you out and you never had to do any marketing? Or Wouldn't it be nice if you had the perfect podcast to help you establish your brand? Or Wouldn't it be nice if you had the perfect business partner to free up all your time? You probably look at other speakers and think this all the time, but what is your "must be nice" that everyone else says about you? This week on the show we invited Kim Kotecki and Jason Kotecki, CSP, to help you figure out what your "must be nice" is. Do you want to hear more from Kim and Jason? They share even more about this topic at INFLUENCE 2021!
31 min
Authenticity with Dr. James Smith
Are you authentically you every time you're in front of an audience? Do you have the same personality and behavior on different stages and when off the stage? This week on Speakernomics, we invited Dr. James Smith, CSP, to talk about why it's so important for you to be authentic when you're speaking, how you can make sure you're always being your authentic self.
31 min
Forgiveness in Business. with Candice Mama
Are you overlooking one incredibly valuable resource that can make a huge difference in your business? How often do you practice forgiveness, not only with others, but with yourself? This week, we invited Candice Mama who not only forgave her the man who killed her father, but advocated for his parole, to share some insights into how forgiveness can even be a huge business asset. Do you want to hear more from Candice? She's speaking more about her story and forgiveness at INFLUENCE 2021!
25 min
Working with Speaking Bureaus with Tim Mathy
Do you have a partnership with a speaking bureau? Bureaus can be a massive boon to your business, but you can't expect them to be your sole solution to creating a successful speaking business. This week on Speakernomics, we invited Tim Mathy, a senior partner at Speak, Inc., to talk about the benefits of working with a bureau as well as some tips on how you as a speaker can make sure you're being a good partner as well.
26 min
Outsourcing and Delegating with Allison Shapira
Are you a solopreneur speaker doing everything yourself, or have you built a team so you can focus on the parts of your business that you are an expert at? Are you using 1099 contractor team members or full-time employees? Build your team (and your company) is an important tasks, but there so many elements to consider. This week, Allison Shapira, CSP, joins us on Speakernomics to discuss when you should consider bringing on additional team members, and the advantages of both contractors and full-time employees.
27 min
Speaker Burnout with Rachel Sheerin
After this past year or so, how are you feeling about your business? Are you feeling burned out? If you are, you're among the ranks of professional speakers who are feeling the same. This week, we invited Rachel Sheerin to discuss what burnout is, and how you can relight your flame for speaking and avoid feeling burned out all together.
30 min
Speaking to Colleges with David Stollman
Have you thought about speaking to the college market? While it can be a massive opportunity for many speakers, for others, it can be a painful experience. This week on the show, we invited David Stollman who co-founded CAMPUSPEAK over 20 years ago to explain some of the differences between speaking to colleges compared to corporations. Plus David shares some of this perspectives on what speakers need to do to excel in the college market.
25 min
Licensing your IP to Corporations with Bill Cates
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."
25 min
Systems and Sales with Taylorr Payne
How easy are you to do business with? How well do your business systems allow you free up your time and the time it takes for your clients to find you? If you're wincing thinking about all your business systems, don't worry, Taylorr Panye is here to help. This week, Taylorr shares some expert insights on why you should start to systemize much of your daily tasks and how you can get started.
22 min
Licensing your IP to coaches with David Horsager
So you're working on, or have built an effective and transformational training or coaching program. Now what? Have you considered licensing your intellectual property to other coaches? This week, we've invited David Horsager, MA, CSP, CPAE, to discuss how he turned his message into a massive platform that other coaches can use, and what you can do to create a similar program that works for you.
23 min
Build Your Online Course with Molly Wendell
Are you missing out a massive revenue opportunity that you can get done quickly? This week's expert Molly Wendell, CSP, thinks you are! Online courses are an effective way to help you spread your expertise to your ideal audiences no matter where (or when) they are. Tune in to learn how easy it can be to start your first course if you approach it the right way!
23 min
Are you a coach? with Marcia Reynolds
Do you offer coaching as one of your revenue streams? Do you want to get into couching? Are you sure how you can effectively offer coaching as part of your business? If you have questions about coaching, this episode is for you. This week we have Marcia Reynolds explaining the differences she sees between training, consulting, and coaching, and what you can do to start offering coaching in your business.
23 min
Let's Talk Sales with Meridith Elliot Powell
Being able to sell is an important part of running a any business, but especially as a speaker. How's your sales game? This week, Meridith Elliot Powell, CSP, is on the show discussing how she successfully operates the sales arm of her business including the easily manageable about of people she calls each day and how makes sure she always closes the sale in the follow up.
22 min
Succeeding as an Emcee with Kristin Arnold
You're used to speaking, but have you practiced your skills as an emcee lately, especially in the new hybrid and virtual speaking worlds? Being an emcee, or master of ceremonies, is very different than keynoting, training, consulting, or coaching, but it's a vital role for successful meetings. This week, we have Kristin Arnold, MBA, CSP, on the show sharing what you need to do to become a successful emcee. Plus, Kristin is one of the authors behind a brand-new white paper published by NSA, Why Hire an Emcee? that you can download at www.spkr.bz/emcee.
27 min
Clubhouse with Leslie Ehm & Sam Silverstein
Are you on it?
29 min
Build Your Mastermind with Gerry O'Brion, Eliz ...
Are you part of a mastermind group?
32 min
Aftercare with Lois Creamer
Are you helping your clients after you speak?
23 min
Hybrid Meetings with Sarah Michel
Are you ready to speak to two audiences?
25 min
Your Worst Critic with Denise Jacobs
Are you listening to inner critic?
26 min
Invest in Yourself with William "T" Thompson
Does your business support you?
24 min
Change Models with Chris West
What problem do you solve?
24 min
Own the Square with Mike Carr
Are you making the most of the virtual stage?
26 min
Off-Stage Revenue with Shep Hyken
What's the best way to start make money when you're not on stage?
27 min
Meetings & Events in 2021 with Deborah Gardner,...
Are you ready for what's happening in meetings and events in 2021?
25 min
Focus Your Business with Sylvia Henderson
Are you focused on speaking or are you focused on running a successful business?
23 min