Monday, March 18, 2013

Speaking Business Stuck?

The speaking business is awesome...except for when it's not. I can't count how many speakers who I've met who have possessed amazing talent, great passion, and a sincere desire to help people with their message...until they give up! 

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Most speakers give up when the "newness" of their business loses it's luster and it becomes a business, complete with the normal ups and downs of any business. 

Here are 3 tips that help hundreds of speakers going when they are ready to quit:

1. Always carry a pocket full of mental floss! 

The right Podcasts and audio books will feed your mind with "can do" when the world keeps throwing "doo-doo" at your dream. When I began speaking, I owned a janitorial business. I was literally listening to inspirational tracks from Les Brown, Jeffrey Gitomer, Zig Ziglar, and Tony Robbins while I was cleaning bathrooms!

2. Attend a multi-day personal growth seminar

Surrounding yourself with success-minded people provides you with amazing tools and connections that you won't find anywhere else. The Think and Grow Rich Summit on April 25-27 is guaranteed to rock your socks off, and is a steal at only $177! You will see amazing speakers like Jeffrey Gitomer, Bob Burg, and a host of others (including yours truly). Get there!

3. Pick up the 300 lb. phone!

Don't worry about being perfect on the phone, simply connect with people you know and let them know that you would like to speak to their business or civic club. "How can we make that happen?" is a magic phrase that will fill your calendar.

Whatever you do, don't let your message die inside of you. If God gave you a dream, He also gave you the means to make it come true. How do you keep your dream alive?

For more information about booking The Shef for your next event, visit or call our offices at 1-563-343-5412

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