April 19, 2015

The strange truth about how to get people to do what you want

Famous in your field: use emotional words in your communication

What if there was a magic bullet that would make twice as many people to pay attention to you, your information and your ideas? Would you use it? Spoiler alert: there is. More on that shortly… The key to being influential is to activate your followers. But moving people to action is easier said than done. To be […]

Three surprisingly simple ways to win hearts and minds (backed by science)

Children's secrets

Got any of these on your Life To Do List? A message to share A movement to ignite A mission to fulfill An empire to build All of these require the same thing: an audience. Call it what you want: A tribe. Advocates. Fans. Followers. Constituents. Employees. The bottom line is, you need true believers to win […]

5 ways to use LinkedIn to get more speaking opportunities

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LinkedIn just doesn’t get enough love. As a social media tool, it’s so different from the web’s prom queens, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, that people tend to ignore it. But that’s a mistake. Google your own name and see what shows up. I predict that your LinkedIn profile is one of the top five (usually […]

Boost your success in 60 seconds a day

Carnegie

Here’s a little known fact: our self-image is a self-fulfilling prophecy. What we believe about ourselves is our reality. And whether that thing that we believe is actually true or not, our actions and behaviors support the self-image that we’ve created. Sound a little woo-woo? (Or like just plain crazy talk?) Let’s break it down If […]

Thinking of writing a book? Ask yourself these questions first

Will writing a book make me famous?

About that book you wrote… So maybe you haven’t written a book (yet), but you KNOW that you’ve got a book inside you, bursting to be read by the world. You are not alone. According to writer Joseph Epstein, “81 percent of Americans feel that they have a book in them — and should write […]

How to get booked as a speaker when you’re not famous (yet)

Wendy writes: I’m just now starting to look for opportunities to speak. It’s getting people to agree to have me since I’m NOT famous! Hey, Wendy, you are not alone. Getting booked as a speaker can feel as daunting as getting your first job. It’s that same conundrum: You can’t get experience until you get hired, […]

Your easy-button for creating popular articles, guest posts and social media updates

Famous in your field tip: use Strip the Blog to find out what's popular in your niche

Panic. That itchy, anxious feeling you get when it’s time to write another post for your blog (or magazine article) and you are. out. of. ideas. You’re burned out. Hasn’t it ALL been said before? If this is what’s been going through your head, hold on, people, you’re gonna like this one. It’s Strip the Blog, […]

Two ways to find radio interview opportunities

RadioGuestList request

Radio? You? You bet, you. Even if you’ve got a face just made for high definition TV, darling, radio is a fantastic way to grow your fame factor. Just think about it: Learning about your expertise and message from via broadcast media is an excellent way to be discovered by potential clients and fans! Hearing your […]

The secret fame advantage that you can get, too

Famous in your field tip: three elements of charisma

Let’s talk about one factor that can give you a serious advantage when it comes to being famous in your field. It’s why you want to follow one speaker backstage after her gig and go home with her, while others leave you cold. It’s the quality that makes you pick one person over another when they both […]

One sure-fire way to boost your fame factor (that’s surprisingly easy)

Famous in Your Field tip: be a great panelist

Want to raise your profile? Build your business cred? Maybe even dip your toe into the public speaking waters? I’ve got a great way to get you noticed and ease yourself into the public speaking game. Be a panelist. Panels, in case you aren’t familiar with the term, are a small group of individuals, considered […]