Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Building a Bold Brand In a Busy Marketplace: 6 Strategies that Will Get You Booked and Keep Your Audience Hooked

Dave "The Sheff" Sheffield
Building a successful brand as a speaker isn't an option in today's competitive marketplace, it is a necessity. Whether you are new to the industry, or a seasoned pro; you will discover actionable ideas that will help you command attention for your brand, grow your business, and position yourself as an expert in the eyes of your target market. The right branding can open up speaking opportunities, media appearances, and lucrative partnerships that will help you create and enjoy a sustainable speaking career.


Friday, May 27, 2016

Reality TV Meets the Speaking Industry: Conversation with host of The Keynote

Delatorro L. McNeal II.
The Keynote reality television series was created to cultivate a cadre of motivators to confront the overwhelming trend of negative media and negative thinking. The show also gives viewers an intimate look at the speaking industry as 9 contestants vie for the top spot. First episode aired May 10 at 9 p.m. (EST). You can visit www.TheKeynoteTV.com to watch episode 1.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

How to Electrify an Audience

There is nothing more exhilarating than the feeling of walking away from an audience knowing you just hit the mark with your presentation! It’s great connecting with the audience, feeling the energy in the room, and seeing the smiling faces and knowing you made a difference to improve their life and career. This interview with special guest, Patricia Fripp, will share proven methods to prepare successfully for your next speech and electrify your audience.

What Was Covered in This Interview:

  • Build rapport before you hit the stage
  • Know exactly how you will open and conclude your remarks
  • Focus your message based on the interests of your audience
  • Create a simple speech outline which is easy to remember
  • Include memorable stories and examples
  • Build rehearsal into your daily life


About Our Guest
Our guest is a good friend to SpeakerMatch and a popular favorite with our SpeakerMatch audience. Meetings and Conventions magazine named Patricia “One of the 10 most electrifying speakers in North America.” Kiplinger’s Personal Finance wrote that the sixth best investment in your career is to learn presentation skills from Patricia Fripp. After a successful career as an entrepreneur in the hairstyling industry Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE became a Hall of Fame keynote speaker, executive speech coach, and sales presentation skills expert. Patricia was the first female president–of the over 3,500-member National Speakers Association.

- See more at: http://speakermatch.com/radio/

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Grant Baldwin Uncensored: Speaker Contracts, Launching a Successful Podcast, and Managing A Chaotic Speaking Schedule

Join us as we pick the brain of consummate professional speaker, Grant Baldwin. We'll be diving deep into speaker contracts, learning how Grant took not just one, but two podcasts to the top of the iTunes charts, and gain insight on how a busy speaker manages a chaotic schedule while traveling, blogging, podcasting, and more.

Find more interviews like this at http://speakermatch.com/radio/

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Attracting Corporate Sponsors in 2016

Our guest Linda Hollander, CEO of Sponsor Concierge, shares how you can make $10K to $100K from corporate sponsors, even if you’re just starting out.

For more great interviews check out http://www.speakermatch.com/radio/

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Marketing Your Way to Wealthy in 2016

What is the difference between speakers who are rocking the market place, and speakers who struggle? Our guest Jane Atkinson discusses how you can avoid the common mistakes and take advantage of techniques and tips that have helped many of her clients catapult to the top 3%.

View replays and future interviews scheduled on http://www.speakermatch.com/radio


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Cost Effective Tips to Improve Website Usability and Conversions

This teleseminar is designed to provide the SpeakerMatch community with information on how to improve their online presence through web design, SEO & PPC. Our guests Doug Dvorak and his partner Weston provide tips to website owners about owning, maintaining and marketing their website.

Learn about future episodes at http://www.speakermatch.com/radio

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Finding, Creating & Delivering a World-Class Speech

Meeting planners start judging speakers the moment the the communication begins. This evaluation is most intense in the 60 to 90 minutes before the speech and the 60 to 90 minutes after the speech. The determination as to whether they ever refer you hinges on how you, the speaker, interacts, networks, and mingles during this period. This all inclusive conversation with our most requested guest, Patrick Snow, will not only provide you with strategies to find, create, and deliver a world class speech, but go in to detail about how you should spend your time during the pre and post speech that will cause planners to fall in love with you and happily refer you to their contacts. Make one wrong move and you may come off as an egotistical "ass" and lose the planner's goodwill forever. Join us as we go behind the scenes and look at what it really takes to secure the high-paid booking, get paid in full (months in advance), have the audience love your speech, and get numerous spin off referral speaking engagements. This call is one you will not want to miss.

What Was Covered in This Interview:


  • Patrick's Speech formula dissected
  • How you should spend your time during the pre and post speech
  • How long should you stay in the room after the speech
  • Strategies to get numerous spin off referral speaking engagements
  • How to stand out and get noticed
  • ...and so much more (seriously)


- See more at: http://speakermatch.com/radio/119/

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Using Negotiation and Emotional Intelligence Strategies

Greg Williams, The Master Negotiator and Body Language Expert, has studied and practiced negotiation tactics and strategies for more than 30 years. He’s spent over 20 years studying the way body language can affect negotiation outcomes. As a member of the National Speakers Association and a professional speaker in his own right, Greg will share his insights on the subject of negotiation and body language and how it can help his fellow colleagues.

What Was Covered in This Interview:


  • How Emotional Intelligence plays into negotiation
  • Benefits of targeting prospects as it relates to negotiation
  • How a speaker can gain influence with a decision maker
  • How to get an edge on other speakers when competing for a gig
  • Strategies to maximize a speaking opportunity
  • How to increase back of the room sales
  • Why a speaker should never negotiate on price
  • When you have to compromise, what’s the best approach
  • What are the factors speakers should consider when assessing the gigs you'll accept

- See more at: http://speakermatch.com/radio/118/

Thursday, September 24, 2015

How to Know When You Are Ready to Partner with a PR Agency

If you've ever wondered about the inner workings of a PR agency and how they serve their clients this will be an eye opening interview with 30+ year veteran, Burke Allen.

Upcoming interviews listed at: http://www.speakermatch.com/radio/

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Advanced Strategies for Attracting Corporate Sponsors

If attracting corporate sponsorships is part of your 2016 business plan, this is information you don't want to miss. CEO of Sponsor Concierge, Linda Hollander provides actionable tips and strategies for attracting corporate sponsorships. In this SpeakerMatch exclusive, Linda dives into advanced strategies.

View upcoming interviews at http://speakermatch.com/radio/replays/

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Next-Generation Ideas to Leverage, Repurpose, and Monetize Your Speech or Book

Join us for an information-packed, tactical and mind-stretching webinar that will give you actionable tips, tricks and tools to make more money (lots more) in the speaking business. Guest: Michael Altshuler, CEO of Mem-Cards Group

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A Conversation With SpeakerMatch Academy Lead Curriculum Developer

Richard Andrews entered the professional speaking industry in 2007 after working in the fields of public and private education, corporate communications and public relations. Richard has worked with leading speakers and experts, including Jack Canfield, Wayne Dyer, Robert Kiyosaki, Les Brown, Robin Sharma and others as a booking agent and vice president of a prominent speakers bureau. Richard holds a Master's degree in education, and is a certified public relations specialist. Richard has come on board our team, serving as the Director of Education for SpeakerMatch Academy, where he’s helping new and emerging speakers transform into influential thought leaders and in-demand experts.

View upcoming and past episodes at http://speakermatch.com/radio/

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Leverage Your Speaking Business to Boost Your Coaching Revenues

Patrick Snow pulls back the curtain on his coaching business that he's built up to over 800 clients. Are you tired of losing out on those competitive speaking gigs and being left cash flow poor? If so, now is that time to create another stream of income and become less dependent on meeting planners c... (read more).

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Grants, Crowdfunding, and Sponsorships for Speakers

In this interview, CEO of Speaker Sponsor, Julie Austin shares "Innovative Ways for Speakers to Make a Living in the New Economy" including not just sponsorships, but crowdfunding and grants too!

Learn about upcoming interviews at http://www.speakermatch.com/radio/

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Marketing With a Book: The Science of Attracting High-Paying Clients for Consultants and Coaches

Guest Henry DeVries shares the difference between traditional publishing, indie publishing, and self-publishing, eight great meta formats that best-selling business books follow, how to use a book to get speaking invitations, and so much more on this episode of SpeakerMatch Radio.

To view upcoming guests visit http://www.speakermatch.com/radio/

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Strategies for Off-Stage Social Media Engagement: Leveraging Your Professional Online Presence to Create a Win/Win with the Meeting Planner

This teleseminar with guest Melanie DePaoli looks at how you can give yourself the competitive advantage by incorporating off-stage engagement with attendees and help you make the meeting planner look good. We talk about:

  • Leveraging your professional online presence—to get attendees excited about you 
  • How to provide that personal connection with attendees through social media and in-person
  • How to turn your meeting planner into a superstar so you get more referrals
Learn about future interviews at http://www.speakermatch.com/radio

Thursday, February 5, 2015

ShowBiz Blueprint: Costly Mistakes Speakers and Entertainers Make When Booking Their Act

There are common mistakes that speakers and entertainers make when trying to book gigs. In this teleseminar with guest Barry Friedman, we'll talk specifically about what slows down a career, one action you can (and should) take right now, and a few of the bigger mistakes that usually start with the best intentions in mind.

Learn about upcoming interviews at http://www.speakermatch.com/radio

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A New Revenue Resolution: How to Double Your Speaking Revenue

As we start another New Year, we make that same promise to ourselves that this year things are going to be different. Yet by mid February, life has gotten in the way and most people are stuck in a rut NOT doing the things that they know in their heart would build their speaking business. In this training, Johnny Campbell shares revenue generating strategies to create and build a sustainable speaking business.

Note: This interview used PowerPoint Slides. To view the full version visit http://www.speakermatch.com/radio/92/a-new-revenue-resolution/

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Attracting Corporate Sponsors in 2015

Frequent guest, Linda Hollander of Sponsor Concierge shares her best tips on attracting corporate sponsors in 2015.