216 Payment Comes in Many Forms – Todd Cherches
26 Feb 2019

Compensation, Audience, Communication, Relationships, Opportunities

216 Payment Comes in Many Forms – Todd Cherches

Summary

Speakers normally think of compensation in terms of money. Today’s guest shares how he has used the opportunity to be “paid” many different ways to grow his business and impact more lives.

Todd Cherches is the CEO & Co-founder of BigBlueGumball, a NYC-based executive coaching firm specializing in management training and leadership development. He’s also a two-time award-winning Adjunct Professor of Leadership at NYU and Columbia University. He is currently in the process of writing his first book, entitled Visual Leadership: Leveraging the Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and in Life.

We’ll explore:

  • How Todd began making a living at public speaking.
  • Why Todd keeps a snail shell in his pocket when speaking.
  • Various ways that Todd monetizes his speaking.
  • The value of doing unpaid speaking gigs to increase visibility and credibility.
  • Two questions every audience asks: 1) Why should I care? 2) What’s in it for me?
  • How becoming a speaker has increased Todd’s business.
  • How to filter opportunities through the lenses of visibility, voice, and value.
  • Practical techniques to improve your speaking and communication.

Interview Links

BigBlueGumball.com

Todd’s speaking videos

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The Naked Presenter by Garr Reynolds

Resources

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215 Nailing Down Your Niche – Amy O’Neill
19 Feb 2019

Business, Networking, Resilience, Community, Practice

215 Nailing Down Your Niche – Amy O’Neill

Your message is not for everyone. While that goes against the conventional wisdom of seeking as wide an audience as possible, you will thrive as a speaker when you get specific about your message. Today’s guest shares her story of nailing down her niche and how it has impacted her speaking business.

A Boston Marathon bombing survivor and resiliency expert, Amy O’Neill MS brings a unique perspective to any environment and can provide employees or audiences with tools to overcome perceived adversity, reduce stress and thrive in the workplace or life. Amy can provide keen insight to assist in learning how to change undesirable obstacles into positive outcomes. Navigate through tough experiences to a better you! She believes you are capable of much more than you ever thought possible.

We’ll explore:

  • What Amy learned from surviving the Boston Marathon bombing.
  • Amy’s journey to speaking from the stage.
  • How Amy monetizes her message of resilience.
  • The value of getting specific with your niche.
  • Amy’s process for getting comfortable with asking for compensation.
  • The importance of selling yourself as a speaker.
  • What Amy has learned from mistakes she has made as a speaker.
  • The value of investing in practice.
  • Practical tips for becoming a more effective speaker.

Interview Links

AmyCONeill.com

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Resources

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214 Valuing Yourself as a Speaker – Kristina Hallett
12 Feb 2019

Relationships, Business, Rejection, Preparation, Practice

214 Valuing Yourself as a Speaker – Kristina Hallett

Summary

The vast majority of speakers only focus on the altruistic side of speaking. While an attitude of service is vital, it’s also important to grow your business and be paid what you are worth. Today’s guest shares practical tips to help you value yourself as a speaker so you can impact even more lives.

Dr. Kristina Hallett is a Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor at Bay Path University, Executive Coach, Author, and Speaker who specializes in harnessing the positive power of stress, self-compassion, and self-care for deeper connections. She helps driven professionals develop skills to make stress work to their advantage to increase focus, productivity, and overall well-being. She shares an approach to living through changes in mindset, perspective, core beliefs, and everyday practices that enhance resilience, relationships, communication, and performance.

We’ll explore:

  • How Kristina learned to be comfortable in speaking, as well as how to monetize her speaking business.
  • The value of doing things that scare you.
  • Why you can make money and serve others well at the same time.
  • How to sell yourself as a speaker and get comfortable with rejection.
  • The importance of forming and maintaining relationships as a speaker.
  • Kristina’s best advice about the business of speaking, and why you should not take rejection personally.
  • What Kristina has learned from her mistakes as a speaker.
  • How speaking has impacted Kristina’s overall business.
  • Four keys that make a difference in your life and speaking success: practice, perseverance, positive connections, play.

Interview Links

DrKristinaHallett.org

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Kristina’s YouTube channel

Resources

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213 Listening to Your Client – Michael Parrish DuDell
04 Feb 2019

Communication, Clients, Business, Listening, Needs

213 Listening to Your Client – Michael Parrish DuDell

Summary

It’s easy to think of speaking as one-way communication. But great communication begins by listening first. Today’s guest gives you practical strategies for discovering what your client needs, crafting a talk that impacts the audience, and growing your speaking business.

Michael Parrish DuDell is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and the bestselling author of Shark Tank: Jump Start Your Business and Shark Tank Secrets to Success—the official business book series from ABC’s hit show Shark Tank.

Ranked as one of the “most popular business authors” by Amazon.com and named “one of nation’s leading Millennial voices” by IBM, Michael is a recognized industry expert and television commentator who is regularly featured across numerous media outlets, including CNN, CNBC, Fox News, Fox Business News, Bloomberg TV, NBC News, and many more.

We’ll explore:

  • How Michael made the transition to speaking from bigger stages.
  • What it means to make 80% of your revenue from speaking.
  • What an audience is actually looking for in a keynote speaker.
  • Michael’s transition from speaking for free to being paid as a speaker.
  • The importance of understanding your client.
  • Why it’s important to be easy to work with, and always be on time.
  • How to ask for what you think you are worth.
  • The power of thinking long term.
  • What Michael has learned from some of the mistakes he has made.
  • The importance of zeroing in on a specific topic.

Interview Links

MPDhq.com

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Connect with Michael on LinkedIn

Resources

To access the special MemberVault training and access to your FREE account, click HERE.

FREE Ebook: 7 Step Formula for Fearless Speaking

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