Speak It Forward - Maximize Your IMPACT and INCOME as a Speaker or Trainer


Speak It Forward - Maximize Your IMPACT and INCOME as a Speaker or Trainer

Whether you're just getting into speaking or a pro, this group is for you. It's not just about how to present, but how build and grow a successful speaking business. Join us if you want to turn your passion to present into profit!

Website: http://www.48days.net/group/speakerssuccess
Location: www.kentjulian.com
Members: 1174
Latest Activity: 18 hours ago

Discussion Forum

Speaking Goals for 2015: What Goals to Set and How to Set Them?

Started by Kent Julian. Last reply by Anthony Hutchison (Hutch) 18 hours ago. 17 Replies

Watch the quick 5-minute video above for a few guidelines about how to best ask questions on what kind of speaking goals to set for 2015 and how to best go about accomplishing those goals.I look forward to robust discussion as we help one another…Continue

Tags: how to become a motivational speaker, public speaking, public speaking tips, life goals, career goals

Which Program to Use for Building your Email List?

Started by Michelle Bengtson. Last reply by Anthony Hutchison (Hutch) 19 hours ago. 8 Replies

Friends, I have to start building my list. What program would you recommend? Constant Contact? MailChimp? Aweber?  and Why??  Thanks.Continue

Speaking engagements

Started by Jeremy Obermeyer. Last reply by Jeremy Obermeyer on Wednesday. 13 Replies

Hey everyone!Once again it's been a while since I've been on here so I hope everyone is doing well.  I have also posted this in the "Grow your business" group but thought I would post it here also.  I just scheduled a couple of more classes with an…Continue

How to organise a speaking tour?

Started by Wal Herring. Last reply by Bob Wilson on Wednesday. 6 Replies

Hi all,I am relatively new to this group so apologies if this question has been answered already. Next year, my family and I (husband and three young kids) will be touring around USA for a year.  We will be doing it by Motor Home as a way to see…Continue

Sucks to be me...but at least I'm not Eric (just kidding)! Need feedback please.

Started by James Divine. Last reply by Bob Wilson on Wednesday. 7 Replies

Hi:Had a "How To Make It In The Music Business" seminar today. I need advice to find out if it was successful or not.I've had some success putting these on at colleges, where I'm told it has been a much needed seminar. I'm working on a revolving…Continue

Sucks to be … ME … kinda

Started by Eric Kulikowski. Last reply by James Divine Nov 15. 6 Replies

I wanted to share an experience with you all that has hit me square pin the chops here recently.I have had a busy summer and fall with a nice quantity of speaking and training engagements, coupled with the consulting and leader development coaching…Continue

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Comment by Maureen Zappala 22 hours ago

Greg, I use an older digital recorder: Olympus VN-3200PC. It's bulkier than many on the market today. I have used it to record live talks that I did produce as a sellable product, but I use it primarily to record myself for self-evaluation.

Group Leader
Comment by Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" yesterday

Loved the mic comments - very helpful!

Hey for those that attended Kent's SIF recently, you may have heard the service I am now offering for speakers. We are finishing up our beta testing this week - I have two beta tester open (waives $40 set up fee for beta testers)...if you are interested in trying out, please email me this weekend at Jen@TheIronJen.com or visit the link given at SIF. VERY excited about the announcement of this service as I KNOW it will be a win:win:win for MANY. Very grateful to my friend Jill Davis for helping me frame this awesome service...also appreciate the help and input from several folks on this project including the awesome Kent Julian. 

Comment by Greg Gilbert yesterday
Maureen, what type of recorder do you use? Also, have you ever used any of the recordings for a product or podcast?
Comment by Justin Gentry yesterday

Along those same lines Maureen…I like to use the SmartLav by Rode. It’s a lapel mic that plugs into your smartphone and gives you excellent sound (@$70). Here’s a link: SmartLav

Comment by Maureen Zappala yesterday

After I record to the digitial recorder, I download the files to my computer for editing, evaluating or transcribing...

Comment by Maureen Zappala yesterday

David, I use a small digital voice recorder and an inexpensive Radio Shack lapel microphone. The mic can also plug into my iPhone to record. The mic costs about $40. The digital recorder can record without the mic, but I prefer the mic because it picks up sound much better. If I just stick the recorder in my pocket or on a table, it records EVERYTHING else, including the rustling of my clothing, or the coughing of a nearby audience member.

Comment by Dr. David W. Powers yesterday

Thanks for the tip!

Comment by Gary M Foote yesterday

Dr. Powers - I use the Tascam DR-40 and it is amazing! The biggest pros for me are: 1) It's a stand alone device so you don't need your laptop, but can edit the files on your computer later 2) It has built-in microphones as well as a microphone jack so you can record your voice and the audiences reaction as well at the same time 3) It has four tracks so you can do a ton with making the audio quality excellent 4) It's pretty inexpensive for what it does. Here's an affiliate link for it: Tascam DR-40

Comment by Dr. David W. Powers on Thursday

I do a lot of Continuing Ed style lectures at universities. I'd like to start recording them. Any advice?

I'd like to think maybe there's a Bluetooth mike or something I can wear that records to my laptop?

Group Leader
Comment by Kent Julian on Thursday

Two stories from this week regarding the power of using ANCHORS (what we teach in Speak It Forward regarding your presentation).

1. On Sunday I was greeting people as they entered the church I go to (my wife and I are "greeters"). A person came up to me and said, "You're the E+R=O guy." I asked where he heard me speak...it was at a conference I spok at in April 2012. Amazing...2.5 years later he remember the anchor and what it meant.

2. The message below was posted today on Facebook. It's from 3 years ago. Again, what made that part of my message so memorable was the anchor. 

Bottom line...build your presentation around anchors. They work and are unforgettable :)


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