4 Tips to Help You Book Your First Speaking Engagement

A public speaking career can be a lucrative and rewarding way to make a living. But if you’re still trying to book your first gig, you might feel as if you’re never going to be able to launch your career.

Finding your first speaking engagement can certainly be difficult, but it’s not impossible. Today I’m going to share four tips to help you find that first gig. These are things I learned through trial and error when I was starting out as a speaker, and they can help you land your first speaking engagement and pave the way to the rest of your career.

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How Do You Measure Success? Looking Back on 2020

Life is all about curveballs, and 2020 has quite frankly, been one big curveball.

Many people have had to put dreams on hold, change their goals, and get clear on what’s important to them. The reality you’re currently facing may look a lot different than what you had envisioned for your year-end.

Success can be measured in many different ways, and as you reflect on your year, it’s time to ask yourself “How do you measure success?”.

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How to Adapt Your Goals When Faced with Uncertainty

It’s a bit of an understatement to say that we are living in uncertain times. The modern world certainly feels more uncertain than ever before.

Setting and reaching beneficial goals during these times of great uncertainty can be even more of a challenge than normal, and succeeding often means adapting your goals in the face of uncertainty so that they remain as beneficial as possible.

In this blog, we’ll take a look at why we fear uncertainty, the rarely-discussed benefits that uncertainty brings, and how to adapt your goals as well as your process for reaching them when faced with uncertainty.

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How to Be Optimistic During Challenges

We all face challenges now and again, but it is our reaction to those challenges that determine how quickly we can overcome them.

There are typically two types of views people have towards challenges – optimistic or pessimistic.

While everyone may have a natural tendency to have one view or the other, your ability to be an optimist when challenges arise will impact your overall success and outlook on life.
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How to Develop a Positive “Money Mindset”

When it comes to achieving your personal and business goals, money tends to be a great focus on measuring success. The money mindset is essentially your attitude to cash, so developing a positive mindset about money is crucial for overall success and well being.

When it comes to achieving your personal and business goals, money tends to be a great focus on measuring success. The money mindset is essentially your attitude to cash, so developing a positive mindset about money is crucial for overall success and well being.

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Why I’m “Reinventing Black Friday” – a letter from Brian Tracy

Dear Friend, The holiday season is upon us, and I hope you’re staying healthy, happy, and active during some pretty unprecedented times. If you’ve been taking this time to focus on your future, set goals, and develop a plan of action, then you’re in great shape! When the world returns to normal – and it will return to normal – you’ll be ready to take on any challenge that comes your way. Now, if you’ve been struggling to stay focused, or aren’t sure where to start, then NOW is the time to start. It may be a challenge – it may seem impossible, but the world has always been shaped by those who don’t falter when the times get tough…. Read more

The Do’s and Don’ts of Public Speaking

Becoming a professional public speaker isn’t always easy — you have to be charismatic yet collected, unique yet relatable, and sincere yet inspirational. It’s a delicate balance and on top of that, you want to make sure you are delivering a message that is clear and entertaining. 

Luckily, whether you’re giving a live and in-person speech or conducting a virtual presentation, there are a few fundamental techniques that, when used, will dramatically improve the value of your speech. On the other hand, there are also a few pitfalls that you need to watch out for. 

So, here are the dos and don’ts of public speaking to improve your speech and captivate your audience.

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5 Mistakes to Avoid During Closing Remarks of a Speech

Is your speech for your next event prepared and ready to go? The introduction and body of your presentation might be in good shape. But don’t forget about your closing remarks.

Often, your audience will remember your final words the longest. So don’t waste this important part of your speech. It can be difficult to craft closing remarks that are brief but make an impact on your audience. With a few small changes, however, you can end your speech with a bang.

Here are five common mistakes you should avoid during your closing remarks for a speech.

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