How to Really Make Money as a Speaker

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Why Speaking is the Key to More Revenue for Your Business I spent some time this week responding to e-mails from aspiring speakers. I started down the road to becoming a speaker in 2002. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with it. I didn’t understand the realities of professional speaking. I just knew …

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It Pays to Ask the Right Questions

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I’m in a band with my husband and three friends. We’re a newer band but we’ve grown into serious musicians with a high level of work ethic. We started playing outside the garage sixteen months ago. We’ve learned a lot in the last year — things like working as a team, building a following (because …

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Building Owners Save Big Money with Cost Segregation

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A few months ago, we talked about how building ownership is one way business owners create wealth. Those who buy their buildings can save on their taxes as well. There is a lesser-known tax accounting technique called tax segregation that can save them thousands of dollars more. In this episode of Business: Engaged!, we welcome John …

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Accelerating Tech Startups with the ARK Challenge

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Today’s technology has opened up an almost-unlimited number of startup possibilities. The internet allows us to work anywhere and do business with almost anyone. That is why tech startups are providing options that we never dreamed possible 20 years ago. And tech startups are creating new economic drivers that are shaping the future of business …

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Employee Performance That Rocks

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Success in business today requires a complex chemistry of people, product, value, and customer experience. In this episode of Business: Engaged!, we welcome Jim Knight. He spent over 20 years with the iconic Hard Rock Cafe, one of the more recognized brands in the world. Their success is due as much to the people who …

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Attracting and Engaging Prospects Using Great Content

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We have more tools than ever to attract and engage potential customers. But these new tools require you to produce enticing and informative content about your business. In this episode of Business: Engaged!, I’ll give you methods for attracting your target customer to your website and building your prospect database. You’ll get ideas for great …

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Using Speaking and Writing to Brand Yourself and Promote Your Business

I got the rare treat of sitting in the guest chair today with Denise Griffitts on her Your Partner in Success Radio show. I interviewed her a few weeks ago on working with virtual assistants (click here to listen to that interview). We both support clients in the speaking industry so we thought this would be …

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Creating Fans of Your Brand

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How is your relationship with your customers and prospects? Do you know what they are saying about you? Do today’s digital media users find you easy to connect with? Is your investment in your company’s social media really paying off? After this episode of Business: Engaged!, you’ll never look at your company’s social media presence …

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Motivating Employees to Do Their Best Work

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It’s been said that the speed of the pack is determined by the pace of the leader. Top performance is inspired by leaders who involve team members in the development of mission, vision, and values. In this episode of Business: Engaged!, we welcome Mark Mathia. He is the CEO and Executive Coach for Tiburon Financial …

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Mental Illness in the Workplace

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Everyone has a bad day and, admittedly, your workplace might make you crazy once in a while. But how do you know whether someone is struggling with mental illness or a stress-inducing issue that mimics the same symptoms? In this episode of Business: Engaged!, we talk with David Duerr, Director of Business Services at Ozark …

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