The Promise of Self-Preservation

  ~ For Entertainers, Speakers & Trainers,   For the past 2 weeks I have been flat on my back in bed, sick as I can remember ever being.  I pray you don’t get this. My body finally gave in, after what may have been the most grinding 4 months of my career. I have posted the following on my Promise blog as well, and feel it is of the essence for you to consider in your efforts to make a career from the stage. Many of you do things in your travels, on stage, that are wearing you down.
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How to Get Gigs By Not Relying on Referrals

  Happy Thanksgiving My Friend!  If you’ve taken my online course you know I talk incessantly about the importance of you getting on stage and killing it, which will lead to referrals and work. I preach differently than most, in that I encourage you to do things for free when you are starting out as well as when you are a success, and spread the love, whereas others are very much against this. I have NEVER had success in the COLD CALLING realm, and have referred to other programs I recommend in the past on this blog and dedicated posts
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Q&A: How Do You Make a Great Demo Video?

  Keynote Speaker & Award-Winning Business Leader Sydne Jacques asks: What are your tips for making a good speaker reel?   Here are my 10 Commandments for making a GREAT DEMO VIDEO/SPEAKER REEL: I – Don’t make it yourself! This may sound obvious, but even if you’ve become adept at editing your own videos due to necessity (see nearly every blog I’ve written in the past 4 months) there is absolutely NEVER a reason to make your own demo or speaker reel. Yes, you can contribute to it, you can suggest edits and what you want in there, but please
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