Take Photos with Your Clients

  Hello Fellow Speakers & Performers looking to ramp up your (show) business. This one almost seems too simple to type up and recommend, devoting an entire blog post to one basic concept. But here it is: Take Photos with Your Clients! What can you do with these photos? Put them on your web site Print them and put in your scrapbook Post what they said about your speech on social media Print and frame them, sign the frame, and send to Client Look at them when you are sad When scrolling through pics you can remember this person and
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The Importance of Practice

  Over the past 3 months I have been coaching a Jr. Jazz team of boys in our neighborhood along with another dedicated Dad, Jeff Hyer. Jr. Jazz is a youth program to teach kids basketball.  We decided to start a team among our boys in cub scouts. Last Saturday’s game we only lost by 40 points. You see, these boys, most of them, have never touched a ball, let alone know how to catch one, dribble, pass, or play the game, it just hasn’t been a part of their young lives yet. Equally, me as a first-time coach, I
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Career Course Introduces NEW Videos

  For the past year this web site, JHETraining.com, has been a place for Speakers, Entertainers, and Entrepreneurs to see business through my perspective in blog form, as well as online course offerings. If you purchased the “How To Make A Career From Stage” online course, first of all, I hope you signed in and checked it out! Many commented to me through the year that the videos were good but they wanted more explanation and examples. Well, friends, it only took a year of finally capturing the footage in a training setting, as well as in my home, to
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Don’t Do Everything

  Yesterday in my office sat one of the most successful people I know. Business owner of a very well respected company in the field of engineering. Creator and Trainer of a brand new course for city transportation needs. Keynote Speaker for a few large events per month. Volunteer for many groups, networking guru, marketing strategist. Spouse, mentor, helper. Mother. This real life Wonder Woman wanted some mentoring to find out how she could make the final jump to Full-Time Keynote Speaker. Asking about her life and lifestyle she wants, obviously family comes first, and time with them is invaluable…so
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How To Keep Your Voice During Flu Season

  Over the past 2 months I have seen more messages on Facebook of my fellow Speakers, Singers, Trainers, Coaches, and friends begging for help, solutions, and concoctions to save their voice during this season of sickness. I haven’t been sick enough to miss a performance ever in my 18 year career.  That doesn’t mean I didn’t do all it took to get through certain gig, but I haven’t had a real lost my voice from sickness in years.   DISCLAIMER: I’m not a Doctor.  I never even went to college.  So consult a physician before you say I told
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3 Incredible Movies In Theaters Now

          It is rare to have 3 must-see movies in theaters at the same time, but here are the ones you, if really serious about being in show business or being on stage, need to consider rushing to see: The Disaster Artist – I saw it a few days after it came out.  I was so knocked out I went the next night.  And then again last weekend.  Yes, James Franco just deservedly won the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his portrayal of the infamous Tommy Wiseau and the true bizarre story of the making
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How to Get Through The Bad Days

A speaker who came to see me recently, upon listening to my regaling of what had happened at my last event, said, “Gosh, I didn’t realize Jason Hewlett had bad days on stage”. Well, that’s nice of you to think that…and a bit terrifying. My goodness, we all have them! Think of your worst from this past year. Mine include: Doing a fundraiser, and one of my only public shows, in my neighborhood and about 20-30 people showed up! Losing events to Hurricane Harvey and Irma in Houston and Florida within one week of each other and taking a lot
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Social Media in the New Year

Meet Joel Block, Social Media Expert Extraordinaire   Actually, he works in hedge funds and crowd sourcing, and has one of the largest LinkedIn networks on the planet. I know Joel because he is also an accomplished speaker who shares within our speaker community some of the most profound insights I’ve ever seen.  This post below, posted over a year ago by him on Facebook, is still so relevant today, I asked him if I could share it with you.  He’s such a cool guy he said yes, so here it is! Enjoy and implement all of this into your
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Cash Flow is King

  A couple of years into my performing career I became quite cocky. So cocky in fact that I had established my fee at $5,000 for Christmas parties in Utah, which was unprecedented for anyone not famous yet (in the mid 2000’s), and I was pulling in a near 6-figure income in December. Incredible! King of the World! Nope. Come March we were wondering what we should do.  I had turned away every offer that came our way, from $500 to $2,500 and even $4,500. It was around June that my wife said, “Maybe we should adjust your fee during
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What’s Your Spiral Jetty?

  If you prefer to watch the video to reading below check it out here.  We recommend both.   Robert Smithson was 32 years old in 1970 when he created his masterpiece, Spiral Jetty, at the north end of the Great Salt Lake, near Historic Golden Spike National Park in Promontory, Utah. His artwork still garners attention to this day, more visitors making the trip than ever.  Who would have thought this odd creation would stand the test of time?  Luckily for Smithson’s legacy he took the risk of making the art as early as possible in his life, as
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