BLOG Articles of Interest by Engaging Speakers Members

CREATE A SPEAKER WEBSITE THAT GETS YOU HIRED – Part 1

How do Meeting Professionals find you? Your Speaker Website, of course. It’s a great way to grow your speaking business and connect with those who can hire you. Meeting planners visit your website to see if you are worth hiring. Let’s look at what a great speaker’s website needs to get you booked and paid.…

10 Expert Strategies Revealed to Fill Your Calendar with Speaking Gigs – Part 2

Recently Jen Coffel, our President & CEO and Louie Sharp, our Chief Excitement Officer, delivered an amazing training on how to fill your calendar with speaking gigs. In this blog, I will share the highlights with you, so you can fill your calendar with speaking gigs. 1) Search events where your target market will attend…

YOUR STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO BEATING SPEECH ANXIETY- Part 2

In Part 1, we learned some physical activities that we can do to prepare your body to battle speech anxiety. In Part 2, we will look at some mental exercises you can employ to calm your mind before a presentation. Meditate – Whether you are mediating on a Bible verse or focusing on your breathing…

YOUR STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO BEATING SPEECH ANXIETY- Part 1

You are standing backstage, just about to make your way on stage, to face the many faces shrouded in darkness in front of you. As you move into the spotlight, your body starts to feel heavy and your heart has gone off the charts. Your body’s defense mechanism responds by causing your brain to release…

TIPS TO OVERCOME THE FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING – Part 2

In Part 2 of Tips to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking, we will continue to learn what you can do conquer your fears. 7) Offer Value – If you give your audience great value, they will be focused on gathering and retaining that valuable content, not on whether you are anxious or if you…

TIPS TO OVERCOME THE FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING – Part 1

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the fear of public speaking is common in about 73% of the population. But not to worry, the greatest public speakers across history at some point were afraid of public speaking. Nobody was born a public speaker. It is an acquired skill. You have the potential to…

POWERFUL PUBLIC SPEAKING HABITS FOR 2019 – Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog, we began by identifying public speaking habits that will make us more effective speakers. Let’s continue with 3 more habits to that end. Habit #5 – “Seek first to understand, then to be understood”- Steven Covey. What chance do we have of achieving any level of success if we…

POWERFUL PUBLIC SPEAKING HABITS FOR 2019 – Part 1

Building habits are an effective way of insuring that you are always ready, willing and able to take a speaking opportunity and present with grace and intention. Forming a habit requires that you repeat the action for 30 days to make it an automatic part of your life. Let’s explore some of the habits you…

TOP TRENDS IN THE PUBLIC SPEAKING INDUSTRY – Part 2

There are some trends in the conference industry that speakers should be aware of. If speaking at conferences is your goal, then pay attention to these trends. 1) Conferences are packing more and more in. More speakers with less time. More variety of content. This is the reason why your content must stand out among…