I’m writing this blog article because after receiving several speaking inquiries in the past 30 days, I see brilliant, well-meaning speakers sending inquiries that aren’t likely getting the traction they would like to get on more stages. There are speaking experts who I’m sure have other opinions, and here is mine. My intention with this information is to help speakers out there get noticed and get more gigs. Since 2010 I’ve hosted over 100 live events – some small and some over 200 people. Events have a lot of moving details and as a speaker, you can be a huge contribution to the success of an event, or you can be one more detail for the event host to manage. Which do you think an event host would like to experience with you speaking at their event? I’ve probably gotten hundreds of emails in the past few years from speakers and aspiring speakers who would like to be on my stages and most people send an email from the energy of what the event/event host can do for them as the speaker. This is the first mistake I see over and over again. If you approach the event host with what YOU as the speaker can do for them, their event vision and their attendees, it will be DIFFERENT from most people sending speaking inquiries and catch the attention. Here are some tips: 1. Do your research and get the details right. Why is the event a match for your message? What is the event called? Who is the event host? And when you reach out to them, make...
Is it supposed to be this hard? I remember asking myself this question in 2012. I was ALMOST to multiple six figures in my business. And I was worried/working hard all of the time. I attended an event where the host talked about her easeful lifestyle and what she was describing was a totally different reality than my own. I wanted what she had, or at least was describing. When I asked my mentor at the time how to create a more easeful and peaceful life and business, she told me that it didn’t exist. If I wanted to continue to grow my business, I would have to work harder. I believed her. I didn’t want to throw away everything I had created. So I worked harder. And I hated it. I didn’t create more success. The results the formulas promised escaped me e very single time so I thought there must be something wrong with me. In order to create my life this way it required me to ignore my intuition. And to ignore my body. And ignore most of my relationships because there just wasn’t any time for that stuff. I had created a monster. One that did NOT make me happy. I started resenting my business. So I asked the question again only with more accountability and more willingness to listen to my own truth. “Is it supposed to be this hard?” And that was when I realized I didn’t want “it” that bad. The multiple six figures, hiring more team, all of the things I was told I was supposed to do. I didn’t want...
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