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Now I’d like to continue on from where we left off yesterday. To read that post, go to http://tinyurl.com/acragp

Preparing Presentation Materials

Your presentation materials include:

  • Your script for your speech
  • Your handouts
  • Your PowerPoint slides
  • Other types of demo materials, raffle prizes, etc.

Continue reading How to Have a Successful Speaking Gig – Systemize Your Speaking Process (Part 2 of 2)

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Preparing to speak at an event is just as important as speaking at the event.

Over the years I’ve developed my own system for preparing for events, which includes checklists and process maps that my team uses to help us prepare for a speaking event. These materials have been shared with me by other mentors, experts and colleagues like Stephanie Frank, author of The Accidental Millionaire who received them from someone else. None have ever been copyrighted so I have no idea who to attribute the original checklists to.

Continue reading How to Have a Successful Speaking Gig – Systemize Your Speaking Process (Part 1 of 2)

Do you want to read the previous post in this series? Just go to http://tinyurl.com/adfh3a.

The idea of leveraging ALL of your opportunities means that when you speak you explore all the ways to invest a minimal amount of your time and energy wisely to achieve massive results. Rather than filling your calendar with every event that crosses your path, you select the “power opportunities” and maximize them. Speaking is a marketing strategy not a product in itself — unless you are Bill Clinton or Michael Jordan and get paid $25,000 per event.

Continue reading STEP 4: Leverage All Your Opportunities

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As I have been discussing in my previous blog post, there is a system in hooking your audience’s attention and getting them at the peak of their interest into what you are presenting.

Continue reading STEP 3: Create Compelling Presentations That Sell (Part 2 of 3)

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If you spend ten hours preparing for a presentation, six hours at the event and one hour delivering the presentation, seven hours following up and walk away with only $2,000 in revenue (because the organization paid you that fee), is that a good use of your time?

What if you could spend ten hours preparing, six hours at the event, one hour delivering the presentation, two hours following up and walk away with $25,000? Which is the better return on investment?

Continue reading STEP TWO: Identify Your “Power Presentation Opportunities” Filter

In 2001 I left my cushy corporate job for the exciting, risk-filled world of entrepreneurism. I knew what it took to be successful in business – I’d been working for one of the world’s largest Fortune 500 companies – so I jumped right in. I had a plan, I had a few clients and I had tons of passion. I was working with a coach to help me through this transition and he suggested that I speak at local events to help me create more visibility and get people excited to work with me.

So I quickly began to offer to speak at any and every local organization that would have me. I knew how to stand in front of a crowd and present information. I’d been doing that for years at Motorola. I had spoken in front of groups as large as 500 people as well as smaller groups of 30 – 50 people where I trained them on quality improvement principles. How hard could it be anyway?
Continue reading Get Your Public Speaking Juices Flowing! Identify Your “POWER ZONE!”

Yesterday I talked about the different types of entrepreneurs who create limits to their own growth. Today I’m encouraging YOU to tell the truth about where you may be getting in your own way.

I’ve put this checklist together of typical bottlenecks that most entrepreneurs get stuck in.

Let’s see if one (or many) of these situations is occurring in your business:

Continue reading Attention Entrepreneurs: Where are you getting stuck?

When you get stuck in the day to day operations of your business, it’s easy to move out of creation mode and into doing mode. That’s when you become the bottleneck.

Maybe you can relate to one of these entrepreneurs who became the bottleneck in their

1.    High Quality In High Demand

You provide a much-needed service to your clients. They like you, trust you and rely on you. Now you want to grow and outsource many of the key tasks and roles to your team of subcontractors (or employees) but your clients push back. Nope, they want you! They continue to work directly with you or require you as the lead on the project and you are stuck. You are the bottleneck.

Continue reading Get More Out of Life. Run Your Business The Hassle-Free Way.

Early in my coaching career I worked with a lot of entrepreneurs who just wanted to break 6 figures. Now my clients have much bigger goals. They have been making 6 figures for a long time but the million dollar mark has escaped them. 

The primary reason for this is they think the strategies that got them to 6 figures will get them to 7 figures and that just isn’t the case. As a result they are the bottleneck, the ones who are limiting their own growth. 

Maybe you can relate to one of these entrepreneurs who became the bottleneck in their business. Continue reading Are You Limiting Your Business to 6 Figures?

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