Tuesday, December 13, 2011

R.A.P.I.D. Speaking Success for New and Emerging Speakers

Norma Hollis shares her advice on sequencing your activities to shave years off your learning curve as a speaker. We talked about implementing the principles of R.A.P.I.D. Speaking Success.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

ROCK YOUR WORLD: 5 Things Speakers Can Do Every Day For Success

Dayna Steele
Hall of Fame radio personality and successful serial entrepreneur, Dayna Steele shares her Rock Star principles of success for emerging and professional speakers.

As speakers and business people, we are all looking for that added edge to succeed, to be better than the competition, to stand out in the crowd - to be rock stars at what we do. Sometimes, we forget to check the basic foundations of what we do everyday in our search for this success.

What Was Covered in This Interview:
  • A SUCCESS list speakers can implement immediately
  • Why this list keeps going viral around the world
  • What Dayna learned from Gene Simmons, Sammy Hagar, Billy Idol, and other rock superstars about success
  • How you can use this information to gain a competitive edge
Learn about upcoming interviews on SpeakerMatch Radio at http://www.speakermatch.com/radio.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Blueprint for your Speaking Business Success with Inc. Magazine's 2011 30 Under 30, Adam Witty

Bryan Caplovitz

Founder and CEO of SpeakerMatch
Bryan graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and received an Ed.M at Columbia University. in trying to build market share for his business technology consulting firm, Bryan saw the need for somewhere non-professional speakers could find speaking opportunities. As it became clear that organizations had trouble finding speakers as well, he knew there was a great opportunity to fill a need. He saw the internet as an ideal way to bring speakers and speaking opportunities together, and SpeakerMatch was born. Bryan is responsible for maintaining the "health" of the SpeakerMatch system, updating and adding new features and benefits regularly.

Adam Witty 

Founder and CEO of Advantage Media Group
Adam is the author of 21 Ways to Build Your Business with a Book, 21 Ways to Build Your Business with a Magazine and co-author of How To Build Your Dental Practice With a Book, How to Build Your Law Practice with a Book and Click: The Ultimate Guide to Internet Marketing for Authors. Adam’s weekly television show Author Advantage TV™and Entrepreneurs’ Library TV™ can be seen on internet television station Advantage.tv. In addition, Adam serves as the publisher of Advantage Magazine™ and president of the Author Marketing Summit™.

Adam is an in-demand speaker, teacher, and consultant on marketing and business development techniques for entrepreneurs and authors and is a frequent guest on the acclaimed Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour.

Adam has been featured in Investors Business Daily, Young Money Magazine, and on ABC and Fox. Adam serves on the Board of Directors of Pocket Change Financial Partners, a Peruvian based micro finance bank; Youth Entrepreneurship South Carolina (YEScarolina); and the Charitable Society of Charleston. In addition, Adam sits on the Council on Small Business of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Adam is a proud alumnus of Clemson University and happy to call Charleston home.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Get Your Business or Project Funded: Creative Ways for Getting the Money You Need

Here's what we covered on the call:

- The many different funding sources available
- New funding options they probably have not heard about
- Secrets to getting a Yes!
- Impressing investors
- Starting with no money at all

About Our Guest:
Steven D. Strauss is one of the worlds leading entrepreneurship and small business experts. The senior USATODAY.com small business columnist, he is the author of the Small Business Bible and his latest book is Get Your Business Funded. A lawyer, author, and public speaker, Steve has spoken around the world about entrepreneurship, including at the United Nations. He has been seen on CNN, CNBC, The OReilly Factor, and is a regular guest on MSNBCs Your Business show. His column, Ask an Expert, appears weekly at USATODAY.com and he is also a regular contributor to AOL Small Business and American Express OPEN Forum. If you would like Steve to speak to your group, help your business grow, or if you would like to sign up for his free newsletter, Small Business Success Secrets! please visit his website www.MrAllBiz.com.

News You Should Know
SpeakerMatch has been completely revamped! Check out the new features at http://www.speakermatch.com/members/signup/

Friday, May 13, 2011

How to Be a Paid Public Speaker: Learn the Secrets to Making a Solid Income as a Speaker Within Six Months

In this teleseminar, Fred, Bill, and Avish combine their 60+ combined years of experience as paid public speakers to share the real deal secrets on how to start and grow a speaking business. No theory. No fluff. Just lots of great, in-depth advice that attendees can apply immediately to accelerate their path towards being successful professional speakers.

What we discussed on the call:

  • Select a niche that they can begin marketing to and speaking for immediately
  • Get their first paid gig
  • Quickly create a product for sale or promotion
  • Make money from free speaking engagements
  • Use a simple structure to put together an engaging and effective presentation
  • Avoid the three biggest mistakes new speakers make
  • Combine the three qualities audiences most look for in a speaker to deliver dynamite speeches
See who's next on SpeakerMatch Radio at:

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Using Direct Mail to Book Speaking Engagements: How to Cut through the Clutter & Stand Out!

Marketing is the most crucial element of your business; it's the only way to get new, paying customers and to get them coming back again and again. And the hardest part of marketing today is busting through the clutter and demanding the attention or your ideal prospect. But how can you demand attention? If we could all afford a 30 second commercial during the Super Bowl, it'd be easy. But how can you do it without a multi-million dollar marketing budget?

Direct mail is one of the best and most cost effective ways to get your message to your prospects or clients, if done correctly. Travis Lee of 3D Mail Results will tell you how you can affordably stand out from the clutter and get the attention your marketing needs to get the results you deserve.

What we discussed on the call:

How to use direct mail the right way
When and how to use 3D Mail properly
Why direct mail can be so profitable
Why using 3D mail always gets attention
Examples of how speaking professionals use direct mail

For more information about upcoming programs visit http://www.speakermatch.com/radio

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Leveraging Self Publishing To Build Your Brand

David Wolf (founder of Smallbiz America) and Ellen Reid (book creation and publishing consultant) discuss the changes in the media and publishing industry and why "self publishing" and creating a publishing company has become the way to get your book out there. They'll dig into the process of book creation--including ebooks and audio books...and why this mulitchannel approach is so important today.

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Future is Now: The Virtual You

Patricia Fripp discusses how you can be more competitive, effective, and client-friendly by incorporating simple technology to enhance your relationships.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Power of Follow Up & Referrals To 'Capture' More Speaking Business

Let's face it, follow up is often the downfall of most businesses. However, in this rare and revealing interview, bestselling author and marketing genius, Tony Rubleski, will share several of his 'Top Secret' techniques for winning TONS of referrals and speaking dates long after other speakers have given up or moved on. Find out why such sales and marketing legends as Dan Kennedy, Bill Glazer, Jeffrey Gitomer, John Assaraf, Bob Burg, to Brian Tracy, and Dr. Ivan Misner (BNI) rave about his work and books.

What we discussed on this call:

  • The three major challenges ALL speakers face which must be quickly overcome with meeting planners
  • Simple, yet powerful, ways to stay in touch with contacts that produce more bookings
  • Why predictability and being boring in your follow up equals death
  • Proven ways to get more referrals from people you meet each day
  • How and why every speaker should leverage promotional dates
  • Why the proper mindset is essential to maintain in the speaking business


Tony is currently the president of Mind Capture Group. His message is designed to help people Capture more minds and profits.

His second book in the Mind Capture series titled Mind Capture: How You Can Stand Out In The Age of Advertising Deficit Disorder went #1 in three different business categories with Amazon.com and received stunning reviews from a wide range of leaders in marketing, sales, psychology to academia, entrepreneurs and multiple New York Times bestselling authors. In late January of 2011 Tony Rubleski released his third book in the series titled, Mind Capture: How to Awaken Your Entrepreneurial Genius in a Time of Great Economic Change!

His work has been featured in various media outlets ranging from Bottom Line Magazine, The Detroit Free Press, the FOX TV network, to CNN Radio, NPR and Entrepreneur Magazine Radio. In 2009, NWA in-flight magazine, World Traveler, featured Mind Capture as the Business Pages selection of the month.

See who we're interviewing next on SpeakerMatch Radio at http://www.speakermatch.com/radio

Thursday, March 3, 2011

How to Get Shortlisted or Accepted... in 10 Steps or Less!

Listen in and gather simple tips, tools and techniques from a SpeakerMatch member who's getting the job done and getting paid! In this teleseminar, you'll learn how to make your application more attractive so planners will WANT to book you.

What You Will Learn:

  • The 7 Must-Have pieces of information in your SpeakerMatch application
  • The 2 Time-Saving strategies that delight meeting planners
  • The 1 Sentence that prompts meeting planners to upgrade your status from Pending to Shortlisted within 48 hours!


Victoria Ashford is a fellow SpeakerMatch member who has been Shortlisted 16 times, and contracted as the speaker (with only 1 being unpaid) 9 times in only 20 months of membership. So, she must be doing something right! And, it's the former public librarian and public school teacher in her that compels her to share her secrets to SpeakerMatch success.

Victoria is a sought-after speaker, trainer, author and coach who regularly presents her Fearless & Bold Leadership, Customer Service and Courage Cultivation presentations to IAAP, SHRM, and other large organizations.

Victoria's resources mentioned on this call is located at http://goo.gl/xXStY

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Transform Your Boring Bio from Wallpaper to Wow

It's amazing how many aspiring speakers and experts find it hard to get to the magic of their own messages to compel meeting planners and others to say YES to what they offer. Today's teleseminar is going to cover some of the biggest bio blunders people make, showcase a winning recipe that makes it easy to invite more of the right opportunities, and illustrate the points with compelling examples from real clients who are happily getting seen, heard, celebrated and compensated for their expertise.

*Guest Host filling in for Bryan is Burke Allen, Chief Media Strategist at GuestMatch.com (a service powered by SpeakerMatch)

What we discussed on the call:

  • Why one-size-fits-all bios rarely fit all situations
  • What every radio host wants from from you
  • What every event emcee wants from you that serves your interests just as much as his!
  • The biggest time savers you gain by getting your bio in great shape now
  • How to set yourself apart from every other expert and why you must begin right now!
  • Most importantly, by the end of this teleseminar, you'll be fired up and ready to take action transform your boring, boilerplate, and bland bio to the rock star status of which you and your expertise are so worthy
View upcoming guests at http://www.speakermatch.com/radio

Nancy's resources mentioned on this call is located at http://goo.gl/vJHls

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Attracting Corporate Sponsorships in 2011

Would you like to tap into the awesome power of corporate sponsors? Linda Hollander, the Wealthy Bag Lady, can help you. Her corporate sponsors have included Fed Ex, Health Net, American Airlines, Bank of America, Staples, Citibank, Wal Mart / Sam's Club, Smith Barney and IBM. America's most successful companies partner with sponsors. Why not you?

What we discussed (with live Q&A at the end of the call):

  • How to attract sponsors
  • The 3 biggest mistakes people make
  • How to get to the decision makers
  • Turning a "no" into an enthusiastic "yes"
  • Creating winning proposals sponsors can't refuse
  • Spotlighting your assets
  • Know how much money to ask for (Don't sell yourself short)
  • Getting your sponsors to renew again and again

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