Ode to THE MENTOR

  For Speakers, Trainers, Entertainers and Dreamers ~   Who is your Mentor?   In the year 2000 I was introduced to the man that would forever change my life. He was old, had silver hair, told corny vaudevillian jokes, was retired from BYU, had decades of experience in showbiz, and spent hours on end helping me, a wannabe performer, understand how to navigate the waters of a career that would eventually come to be. He knew I could do this business before anyone else, and he knew how to get me started. He is as important as anyone in my
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The Weight is Over

  For Speakers, Trainers, Entertainers and Anyone Looking to Improve Their On Stage Business ~    I saw a provocative post the other day from my friend & Hall of Fame Speaker, Mike Rayburn. He was asked by a room full of speakers how to get more bookings.  His answer was very challenging and potentially eye-opening to the listeners.  He simply said, “Want more bookings?  Look the part.  Get in shape.  On stage you represent some form of health.  Therefore you need look healthy.” (note the shredded Mike on paddleboard in the photo above – the dude lives what he preaches!)
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The New Age Mastermind: One-on-One

  Training for Speakers, Entertainers & Entrepreneurs ~   From Sunday to Wednesday this week, my friend Stephen Shapiro, CSP, CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, and I locked ourselves in a hotel deep in the heart of Las Vegas and worked our brains to exhaustion helping each other improve our speeches. You think your Mastermind is effective with 4 or 5 people you admire?  A monthly one hour call, maybe an annual get-together to chum and have fun? Hey, I don’t fault you with that.  A Mastermind can be a beautiful and very helpful thing. But let’s be honest –
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An Ancient Secret Weapon

Training for Speakers, Entertainers, Entrepreneurs, and anyone who flies pretty much Solo ~    Mark LeBlanc, Coach of the Stars of Speaking, has no web site, no demo video, he has but one tool and one tool only to be booked more than he can even keep up with…   Many moons ago people had to communicate using 3 senses instead of one or two. Yes my young grasshopper, had you grown up in the ancient times of the 80’s and 90’s, you too would have had to use this device with no other option for communicating worlds apart immediately.
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Learn Video and Editing ASAP

  For Speakers, Entertainers, Trainers, and Entrepreneurs ~    This is the life of a speaker.  Buckle up, this one’s ugly.   For the past 2 weeks my Jeep has sat in the garage, untouched, unmoved, as I have literally locked myself in my office pulling 18-20 hour work days. Throw in 2 all-nighters in 6 nights. My wife keeps asking me to shower at least every few days.  At least when I film myself! This is the life of the worker, the solo ship trying to figure out what on earth happened. This is not healthy but I am
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