May 24, 2015

Your 2-step hack to perform better in any situation

2 steps to improve performance

Nerves. Jitters. Complete hyperventilating freakouts? Yep, 100% totally natural. Maybe your heart pounds and your palms sweat when you speak in public. Or when you are about to ask for a promotion. And especially when you have to sell something. You are not alone. We all suffer from anxiety at times. But here’s what I […]

I used to run out of ideas, until I found this

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If you’re like me, you’re constantly wracking your brain and the internet for topics for blog posts. Along with stories and trends to keep your speaking engagements fresh. Plus, you’re looking for PR opportunities based on current media topics. If that’s you, too, you’re gonna like this one, people! I’ve got a resource that puts you […]

Follow these 7 Rules to Get More Results From Public Speaking

Famous in Your Field tip: Follow these 7 rules to get more results from speaking

Too many professionals complain that they’ve given presentations in the past, but they just don’t “get anything out of it.” So they stop. Let’s end that tragedy now. Assuming you’re a good speaker and you’ve got valuable content to share, speaking and presenting is one of the best ways to grow your fame factor, spread your […]

What the Chief Beer Economist can teach you about doing your dream work

Bart Watson thinks and talks about beer all day long. Sure, so do millions of other people, but for Bart it’s more than a hobby. It’s his job. You may not have heard of him yet, but he’s definitely famous in his field. The best part for Bart? He mixed his personal passion with his […]

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)

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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 […]

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, […]