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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)

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If you don’t offer the audience an opportunity to buy your products or services then you are doing your audience a disservice. THEY NEED YOU! They may not know it yet, or they may have resistance to spending the money, but the bottom line is they need what you have to offer. That’s why they are there.

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

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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)

Yesterday I talked about the importance of starting with the end in mind. Do you want to read the previous post in this series? Just go to

Here are the four steps to make sure you end up exactly where you want to be.

Step 1. Get Clear About Your Intention

Getting clear about your intention is like creating that big “why?” Why should you do this? Knowing the why means you will be more motivated to make it happen. What do you really want to have happen? How do you want to feel? How do you want your audience to feel? How do you want the event producer to feel? What is the win-win outcome for everyone? How much money will you make?

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Imagine yourself standing on stage. There you are, dressed in a fabulous suit with your power colors and feeling like a million bucks! Notice now how you feel as you have just been introduced, and everyone in the room stands up as you walked to the stage and gives you a thunderous round of applause. You are smiling from ear to ear, your heart is pounding just a little bit and you hear yourself give your opening line. You know that you have a powerful presentation to deliver and you jump right in.

Continue reading The Power of Public Speaking: STEP 1: Start With the End in Mind

I used to spend a lot of time dealing with the details of my business, so much so that I had very little time to enjoy the fruits of my labor.

But, things changed dramatically when I decided to start enjoying the money I was making and not worry about a lot of the day to day tasks I could delegate to others. What’s the secret? Systems!

Continue reading Want to (Finally) Achieve Financial Freedom? Make Use of Systems!

When you started your business you probably just wanted to have control over your own life and do something you were good at. Maybe you had grand visions of creating an empire but you certainly didn’t know what you were really getting into, did you? Once you crossed the six-figure finish line you realized that most of what you envisioned has changed and you no longer have a clear picture of what’s next. You may even realize that all of the priorities and accomplishments that motivated you up to now are not necessarily as exciting anymore. You want to enjoy more of your life. You want to experience more passion and joy. And for some, it’s not even about the money anymore. You want to have meaning.

Now is the time to give your vision a tune up. When you implement The CEO Factor™ you will find it essential to create a vision that pulls you forward by aligning with the authentic leader inside. You will discover what it is like to lead from a place of effortlessness, fun and true power. When you refocus your day to day actions on the things you do best, you unleash more energy and creativity again. You may need to re-evaluate your work habits to ensure you are showing up as the leader. You probably need to learn how to lead a team vs. manage projects and deadlines. You may even need to re-discover your core strengths and passions. All this is do-able in a very short period of time when you stay true to The CEO Factor™.

Continue reading The CEO Factor™: Knowing When Your “Vision” Needs a Tune Up

Whether you are a fan of Oprah or not, you can’t deny that she is one savvy entrepreneur. If you know much about her story then you know that Oprah has always done her best to stay true to her passions and strengths. In order to create a billion-dollar empire that makes a difference in the lives of others, Oprah has to do what she does best. And not only does she outsource the rest, she gives up a lot of control by delegating ownership. It’s one thing to outsource a task to someone else but to truly be able to stay focused on what you do best you must give total ownership to someone who has the passion, strengths and competency to do it for you.

You may have also heard about Oprah’s school for girls in South Africa. During an interview, Oprah revealed that she had this vision for many years but it wasn’t until she had reached a point that she could build the right team and have access to the right resources that she was able to make it happen. She knew it was too big of a dream to do alone. That’s The CEO Factor™ in action – recognizing what foundation you need to build in order to achieve the biggest dream possible.

Continue reading The CEO Factor: Combining 4 Factors

How will you realize that it is time to adapt the CEO Factor™? Is it when you are no longer enjoying your business and it’s eating up all of your time? Is it when you feel that you have more than enough on your plate?

Becoming the CEO (aka the Chief Entrepreneurial Officer) is basically a big fat permission slip to do more of what you do best…while creating new strategies to deal with the rest.
But, for most entrepreneurs a shift has to be made in order for that to happen.

Continue reading Adopt The CEO Factor™ and Watch Your Business Soar

Seven years ago when I started my business I felt like I was constantly running a rat race. I had entirely too much on my plate and I spent hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars trying to learn everything necessary to be successful in business. As I grew into a steady six figure income, as a result of diligently implementing leverage in every area of my business, I realized that this level of success brought with it a new challenge. It wasn’t that I was working ungodly hours and struggling to accomplish my goals anymore. It was what I was doing with my time that overwhelmed me. I wasn’t spending the majority of my time on the tasks I loved – I had become a manager in my own business! You might as well have put me back in a J.O.B.

Through working my own process and the ever-present guidance of my Virtual Team Building partner Shawn Driscoll, I began to see that I had become a bottleneck to my own growth. And I wasn’t alone. As I quickly implemented the strategies necessary to resolve this stagnation, I found that my clients, friends and colleagues were plagued by the very same symptoms – feeling like their business had become too much work due to their lack of awareness that THEY were the problem!

Continue reading Start Acting Like a CEO and Grow Your Income Exponentially

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.

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