Episode 469 – Taking The Fear And Mystery Out Of Speaking For Your Business with Jane Atkinson

They say “It’s hard to see the label when you’re inside the jar.” My specialty is to help speakers see and work on what they can’t see in their business.

Having worked with professional speakers for nearly three decades, I understand the common challenges that speakers face. Those that are just starting to seasoned pros often struggle with three main challenges: positioning; branding; and rolling out consistent messaging to their fan base.

I help speakers of all levels develop and launch their business, solidify their brand and message, and market and monetize their keynotes.

I do this through three books that I’ve written: The Wealthy Speaker 2.0, The Epic Keynote, and The Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Planner and Journal, as well as through online courses, group coaching, and private coaching.

As one long-term client shared: “What changed for me working with Jane? Everything…we’ve been together since the beginning and 3 years later we are well on our way to building a million dollar business. She is the definitive Speaker Launcher!” – Ryan Estis, Performance Expert

Episode 425 – What Is A Flash Brief On Amazon with The Alexa Guy Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith is the Alexa Guy. He creates Alexa skills for companies, entrepreneurs, coaches and speaker to help them engage with their followers on a daily basis.

His career started in advertising, first as a copywriter, later as a creative director. That created opportunities in Hollywood, and he moved his family to Los Angeles, where they lived happily for 14 years. Jeff created trailers and promos for all the major studios and networks and produced three TV shows and wrote the screenplay for the movie “New World Disorder,” which starred Rutger Hauer.

While producing the TV show “Reel Planet” in 1996, Jeff needed a website and anyone who knew how to create websites at that time was really expensive. So he bought Adobe Pagemill 1.0 and taught myself.

That began a 20 year career of combining marketing with tech. He’s created web applications, services, websites, mobile apps and more for clients big and small.

In December of 2017, Jeff began developing Alexa Flash Briefings for a few friends. They were so amazing at building and engaging a new audience that by January, it was his new full-time job instead of a side-gig.

Jeff has been married to the beautiful Mrs Smith for 32 wonderful years. They live in Kingwood, Texas (a suburb of Houston) with two pugs, Newton and Lenny.

Episode 360 – What Do You Stand For And Who Will Sit For You?

Whether you are speaking from a stage or on Social Media, you are standing on a platform. Glossophobia is the fear of public speaking. It’s an anxiety caused by the feeling of not being good enough, but that fear could also relate to (and often does) creating content. Your job is to create a unique view that people can relate to and take action upon. 

Your platform is also whatever media or medium you choose.
Writing
Art
Music
Podcasting
Video
Social Media – Multiple platforms

In this episode, we will explore what you need to think about when you are trying to create influence with an audience, whether you are standing on stage or typing on a keyboard!

Episode 356 – Accountability… Your Success Hangs In The Balance!

There is a secret sauce that separates successful people in business from the just getting by crowd. It’s accountability. It’s defined as “The quality or state of being accountable. Especially as an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions.”

There are three things that help in this:

Being Organized
Tasks Prioritized
Accountability person or groups
Sometimes, you have to pay for accountability, but sometimes you can achieve it for free. It does require the process of having a person or partner keeping you accountable. This could include:

A Coach
A Mastermind
An Accountability Partner
In this episode, we will discuss how accountability plays into your business success!

Episode 310 – What Is More Important… A Personal Or Business Brand?

Branding, especially on Social Media, is getting tougher with time. Social Media platforms are recruiting people (individuals) and businesses alike. Promoting your business is falling prey to the pay to play model. Your business posts on Facebook from brand pages are not showing up in news feeds. Most other platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and others…

Episode 289 – An Interview With Myself – Brian Basilico

Brian Basilico is an internationally recognized author of the award winning and best selling book “It’s Not About You, It’s About Bacon! Relationship Marketing In A Social Media World!” He is a speaker, trainer, adjunct professor and brings over 35 years of marketing experience to his award-winning internet marketing company, B2b Interactive Marketing, Inc. Brian is a…

Episode 271 – How To Grow Yourself and Better Define Your Message with AJ Puedan

AJ Puedan is world renowned, and respected by his peers in the industry, for his ability to magically transform and grow his clients businesses through powerful presentations. Over his 30+ year speaking, training coaching career, AJ Puedan has worked with hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. In 2006 he wrote 120 presentations…

Episode 270 – The 5 Hidden Secrets To Business Success

Ok… these are not hidden secrets, but the sequence of them is! So often, people use techniques and fail to see the success they expect. Often because they are missing steps or have an incomplete strategy that builds towards success step by step. In this episode, I will outline the 5 steps that I have used…

Episode 268 – Are You Using Relationships To Effectively Grow Your Business?

Relationships are the currency of business. Many people are looking for the short cut that can turn a contact into a sale. Often, looking for shortcuts can do more harm than good. People ar adverse to just being sold. Some people treat social networking like a door to door salesperson. If you knock on enough doors,…

Episode 253 – How To Get Interviewed On Great Podcasts with Nicole Holland

Nicole Holland is a Master Coach, Marketing Strategist, and host of the Business Building Rockstars Show – an inspiring new podcast for entrepreneurs. She’s also the creator of the Business Building Rockstar Summit, an annual free, online event that takes place each November and brings together Rockstar entrepreneurs from around the globe to teach about…