Is Selling From Stage Still Acceptable In 2014?

This week I received a great question from someone in my community. As it’s relevant to everyone who presents, I thought I’d share the question and my response with you here… “I did your course 3 years ago and initially had some success with following your 4 permissions and making an offer from stage. Recently […]

Speaking With Impact: Using Statistics In Your Presentation

The most important presentation skill that you need in your toolkit is the ability to deliver “effective presentations”. Effective presentations don’t just educate and inform, but involve, inspire and move people to take action. A core element of moving people to take action is being able to prove and back up your core points and […]

Planning Your Event: Why You Must Have A Rockstar Introduction!

As a speaker, the success of your gig doesn’t just come down to your presentation… the audience experience begins before you even step on the stage! So, when you’re planning your event, don’t forget to also give consideration to who will be introducing you… your MC… what they say matters too! Although introducing a speaker seems very […]

Should You Accept Every Speaking Gig You Are Offered?

Recently these similar two questions have been asked of me by several of my clients… so I thought I’d answer the questions here where you can all benefit from my responses; Question #1: “Jo, I’ve been offered a speaking gig several hours away, should I accept it?” and Question #2: “ I’ve been offered a speaking gig […]

Your Speaking Gigs | To Fee Or Not To Fee

A question I’m often asked by speakers is whether or not to charge a fee to promoters who are booking them to speak at their events. At this point I should point out that some of the bigger event promoters will NEVER pay a speakers fee… and in some cases will be negotiating a proportion […]

The 1 Mistake That Will Kill Your Presentation From Stage

It’s fair to say I have seen hundreds of presentations over the years from lots of different speakers: I’ve seen some speakers deliver fantastic presentations and I’ve seen (and experienced) a few disasters… yet with those haven’t gone well, the failure could have been avoided with a little forethought. One of the biggest mistakes speakers […]