You are ready to get out there and start speaking in front of groups, which is one of the best ways to get clients. To do this, you need a strong signature talk. You may be wondering how to write your speech and what needs to go into it. It’s actually really simple. Here are five steps for ... Views: 6
Even though returning combat veterans earn a bad reputation in the media, many veterans can be fantastic assets to employers who are looking for disciplined and hardworking individuals. True, while the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs reports that one in five combat veterans develops ... Views: 6
Darn near everyone gripes about money. I do it, too. We each have triggers about making, spending and saving money. But the one I hear the most about is not getting paid enough. Either you have an abundance of clients but they don't pay you for the real value you give or you don't have enough ... Views: 16
Bill is gone? I thought to myself. I shouldn't be surprised. He was great at putting a project scope together. He had the most elegant project charts in the company. He was even a good guy… once you got to know him.
I later learned that Bill was fired from Siemens because he was not a "people ... Views: 9
When you are building your practice, sometimes you choose to work with a client for free for a number of reasons:
- Gain experience with an ideal client,
- Minimize risk of trying out a new program,
- Build up your client testimonials,
- Give back to the community by offering services to a ... Views: 12
I recently saw a posting on a well-known social media site regarding female self-promotion. As I read through the numerous comments by the various readers, it brought to mind the 2 top female characters on The Good Wife.
1. When Alicia Florrick was first seeking a job with a law firm, she ... Views: 13
What is the Formula for Success?
Can the true essence of success be captured through the ancient art of Chinese Astrology? What if success comes in a formula that is hidden in every person’s birth data and only revealed by deciphering the elements associated with the numbers?
It is ... Views: 21
There are many theories on what leadership is. People love to give flowery language and fiery quotes that seem more motivational than instructional. Listing endless adjectives about leaderships is not defining leadership or even describing leadership. It actually shows how hard it is to say ... Views: 57
When you look at some people you know, they seem to have uncanny ability to amass wealth without putting in much effort. Could it be that luck plays a part in their life?
Well, one of the ways of finding the secret to their windfall or Midas touch when it comes to money is to peek into their ... Views: 14
Many people across the world are each day taking to blogging. Blogging has grown from a part time engagement as a hobby, to a more powerful resource, used by millions across the globe for various reasons. Because of this, there is a lot of competition out there and small business owners need to ... Views: 13
Starting a blog today is much easier than it was in the past. Because of the advancement in technology, you don't have to be computer savvy. You can get everything setup up and ready to go for your first blog post in a few hours. However, one of the struggles I hear from small business owners is ... Views: 9
As an online entrepreneur we're always looking for new ways to innovate and create businesses we love. We don't settle for the status quo, if we wanted to do the same thing day in and day out, and make the same salary ever year we'd get "real jobs". But that would be lame.
A big problem ... Views: 11
One of the reasons why you probably became an entrepreneur (or why you're considering entrepreneurship) is because you are passionate about something that is very meaningful to you. There's something really special that you want to share with others that can make a difference in their lives. ... Views: 17
A few weeks ago I led a weekend workshop at Esalen. It was wonderful! On Saturday evening after our dinner break, one of the workshop participants suggested that we delay the start of our evening session so we could walk out on the deck and watch the sun go down over the Pacific Ocean. We did ... Views: 32
Building a Trusted Relationship with Buyers
For pretty much any company or salesperson, regardless of business size or industry, having trusted relationships with your buyers is one of the best ways to generate success. Buyers benefit from your expertise and valuable products and services, ... Views: 10
A presentation skills coaching client recently landed a radio interview. She was excited because it would help her build her business, but also nervous because she had never been interviewed on the radio.
After we got done celebrating, here are the 8 tips that I shared that will help her ... Views: 38
Your voice is a key part of your presentation delivery. And having a tired, hoarse voice can negatively impact your presentation.
I’ve conducted many training programs where I’ve had to present for five or six hours a day for five days in a row. And I’ve also sung in choirs and as a ... Views: 38
Someone in a recent presentation skills training program asked, “How do I project my voice and also, project authority?”
It's a great question because your voice is an important part of your presentation and should communicate that you’re confident, knowledgeable and engaging.
Here are 7 ... Views: 31
Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy which has its roots in the Toyota Production System and focuses on creating customer value while eliminating waste (in Japanese, "muda"). Building on the original 7 wastes that Lean identified, here are the 7 wastes that you should eliminate from ... Views: 18
One high-stakes presentation that entrepreneurs have to give is in front of potential investors. While it can be intimidating to present in front of people who can fund your business, service or idea, following these 6 tips will improve your presentation and make it more likely that the ... Views: 30
If you are working to attract clients and create a positive mindset, affirmations will help get you there. What a difference they can make! In case you aren’t familiar with this mindset technique, an affirmation is a positive statement about a goal you want to achieve, written in the present ... Views: 16
Ethics is defined as the "standards governing how human beings ought to act in various situations." Would you describe yourself as an ethical leader? If so, what values drive your ethics? How do you apply those values in your everyday decision-making?
Whether you think about values or not, ... Views: 19
Sometimes my students struggle with how to price their services. There might be a particular service or segment of your knowledge that you feel has more value. You might have an idea that you should charge more for this piece, but feel unsure whether that is fair. Here’s how I look at ... Views: 22
It’s quite simple. Just make yourself and your material so compelling that people beat a path to your doorway. It’s much more effective than the ‘push’ approach to marketing which sends the buyer running in the opposite direction.
Marketing is simply communicating the value of what you ... Views: 15
Years ago, Randy Gage came to Toronto, Ontario. Randy is a multi-level marketing guru, one of the world’s top paid speakers and author of many books, most recently ‘Live Rich: Unleash the Prosperity in your Life’. Randy was already highly successful and he agreed to meet with a group of ... Views: 16
What does it take to break through the $5,000 per speech level, that $5K mark that forms a ceiling over many speakers’ heads? It’s standard. It’s normal. Is it you?
I’m glad you asked. Maybe you’ve been stuck there for awhile. Here’s my opinion.
First of all, $5,000 isn’t a shabby fee, ... Views: 16
Do you ever feel like life is against you? Do you walk around feeling angry most of the time? Do you spend a lot of your time feeling envious of others? Do you feel cheated or that life has been unfair to you? Well if you answered yes to any of the above then you will likely agree that you feel ... Views: 63
In my last ezine I shared with you Part 1 on what I have up on Oprah: I discovered Brene Brown and her work around “vulnerability” long before Oprah did! If you missed that article you can read it right on my blog and as part of that I introduced to you an important concept I teach called V&V ... Views: 54
If you have a mentor you need to make sure that you ask the following questions at some point during your relationship:
1. What are your goals and dreams (Short term and long-term)?
2. How can I help you to accomplish your goals and dreams?
3. Why did you choose to pursue these goals ... Views: 28
Creating Your Digital Life is a new opportunity that is available to nearly everyone where you can earn money by using standard technology. In today's tough economy, there are several ways to earn a living. However, many of the traditional ways of making a living are becoming more challenging to ... Views: 33
There is only ONE reason you should have a presence on social media for your business.
That's right. Just ONE.
The reason is - to use the platform to connect with ideal prospects and get them on YOUR mailing list.
It doesn't matter how many fans, followers or connections you have if ... Views: 20
My friend Gabrielle Bernstein's new book, Miracles Now, has had me stop and think more deeply about my own relationship to "miracles" and also how to create more of them in my life on a daily basis. As Albert Einstein said, "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is ... Views: 52
Do you have a quiet personality, and sometimes wonder if you have what it takes to succeed in your business?
I’ve always had a quiet personality, and when I was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug a few years ago, I really did wonder if my personality would “work” for me in business. Perhaps ... Views: 32
The Model and The Opportunity
We learned about marketing. We learned about sales. We even understood a little about personal branding.
We post on Facebook, advertise events, tell the world about our virtues and yet, big opportunities do not seem to present themselves.
We go to a job ... Views: 24
“No" is a complete sentence.” ~Anne Lamott
Anne Lamott is an author who has been interviewed by Oprah Winfrey and is known for her wry wit, her political activism, and her sometimes divergent thoughts on faith. The sentence above is a mark of her ability to cut to ... Views: 24
Aristotle said “We are what we repeatedly do.” As a leadership coach, I am always curious about what my clients are practicing. The challenge is to realize that although we have all been practicing something, some of those “practices” aren’t getting the results we are looking for ... Views: 39
You have spent all this time and energy to create a product or service and now you are ready to put it out to the world.
It's easy to think, oh no, this is going to be more work than creating the product in the first place!
Don't scare yourself that way. I am going to give you some step- ... Views: 29
Are you a beginner looking for simple internet marketing training materials and resources? The reality is starting an internet business is really not that difficult at all. The problem is many so-called gurus make things difficult for complete beginners. Either that, or they do not give the full ... Views: 28
The Science Of Success Achievement
By Rick Gettle
(Excerpt From “The Science Of Success Achievement Course”)
What is success? Here is the best answer to that question that I have ever heard. “Success -- is the development of your powers to get whatever it is that you want from life ... Views: 86
If you’re like a lot of business owners out there, you may have struggled with making sales at some point. Here are four fundamental tips to get more conversions on your sales calls.
Know which questions to ask: Some people have an image of a salesperson as someone who will go to any ... Views: 44
Human beings are, of course, quite complicated, and they don’t stop being complicated when they punch their time card. People bring all their shortcomings, issues, insecurities, problems and straight out weirdness with them to the office place. You need to be prepared of all the complexities ... Views: 19
As you work to grow your business, there are many options available to attract clients along the way. One thing that may tempt you is the idea of licensing your proprietary system and/or training coaches or trainers to teach it to others. This can be a lucrative revenue stream but first I ... Views: 19
Many of us have forgotten the power that is inherent in the thoughts that we entertain in our minds. Most "think" that such thoughts are simply neuroelectrochemical events that happen in and are confined to the brain and that affect our attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors. Although this is ... Views: 32
Do you know that stress and burnout in business are not the result of external environmental factors but instead entirely due to one's emotional reactions to those factors? Do you know that you can rapidly acquire emotional immunity that will last a life time and help you not only avoid stress ... Views: 30
Do you know that procrastination is not something you do rather something that is "done to you"? Do you know that means that there is an invisible subconsciously stored program inside you that hijacks your mind and body when procrastination sets in and leaves you feeling helpless, ineffective ... Views: 36
Are you one of those individuals who is paralyzed by the thought of having to write exams, go to job interviews, do sales calls, give presentations, do public speaking, etc.? Has this blocked your ability to move forward in your life? Do you yearn for an answer that will set you free from the ... Views: 61
It's obvious to anyone that procrastination is bad for performance and success. It is not so obvious why procrastination exists at all. After all, as human beings are we not oriented to achieving the best life outcomes possible for ourselves? Is this not what Darwinian evolution advocates? So ... Views: 49
Are you looking for easy ways to make money online? If you are, then you have come to the right place. Today I would like to introduce to you a very simple model which pretty much any newbie can use to earn some extra income from the comfort of his or her home. That model is affiliate ... Views: 26
Having a successful blog requires patience, consistency and the willingness to develop content your readers will find of interest to them! The culmination of these efforts typically results in building a large and loyal following of return visitors to your site! It is this following that tends ... Views: 35
When working online being challenged is something every marketer MUST expect because to expect otherwise is merely foolish! The fact is many seeking success in whatever capacity, can be expected to quit due to feeling overwhelmed by the internet environment itself which is extremely dynamic all ... Views: 36