Q&A – with Rising Star Speaker Clint Pulver

In honor of Clint Pulver’s incredible success and rise to the top of speaking so quickly, as well as his relaunched web site and brand new video for the New Year (all of which I recommend you check out ASAP and consider patterning yours after, he’s doing so many things right), I am going to answer every question he sent in a few months ago, hope you enjoy!     Clint asks: Clint Pulver October 26, 2018 at 9:07 am  Jason, I look forward to your blog every week and hope it will continue. Here are also some ideas of
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Turning Away The Golden Opportunity

Master Training for Speakers, Entrepreneurs, Entertainers and Lifetime-Learners ~    This past week I got my haircut. My hair now officially looks incredible. Once back in my car I noticed I had missed a text from someone I hear from perhaps every 2 years;  The President of one of the most prestigious organizations in the world. I texted him back and said I could chat immediately. He called right away and proceeded to offer me the biggest opportunity I’ve had since turning headlining in Las Vegas away in 2004. We have a meeting set up to meet today and I’ll let
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Getting THE SHOT

Training for Speakers, Entertainers, Performers, and Entrepreneurs ~   For years we perform in front of magical audiences. The view from our stage is something to behold. We work our tails off to capture the perfect shots of us performing beautifully, speaking eloquently, and becoming the Legends of Stage. And then one day we realize: No one gets to see what we see from the stage. In 2018 alone I had about 5 events with between 10,000-15,000 people in the audience. No shots of that from my perspective.  Yet I’d seen, and salivated over, the amazing shots my peers had
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Going Viral For Christmas

  Training for Speakers, Entertainers, Performers, and Entrepreneurs ~    One week ago today, Dry Bar Comedy, a division of VidAngel specializing in clean comedy, added my “Essential Oils” video to their viral video formula. My special, “Father Time”, was recorded in April 2017 in Provo, UT at their studios in front of a live audience over two evening shows. It has sold a little here and there with the original format, as Dry Bar has gone in the path of HBO and Netflix with the comedy specials route, offering a 40-minute format with comedians you haven’t heard of yet,
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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and December Work

  My Friend, You have had an amazing year. You are probably exhausted and may be getting very sick soon. My best to you with that. I applaud your efforts and making it through another year in the business. With Christmas just around the corner I thought it appropriate to share what one might consider doing with the rest of December, once the gigs have ceased, from a Speaker/Performer mindset, as it’s what I’ve been, and will be, doing: Nothing Whatever your version of nothing is, commit to it. Think About You This means take time for The Descent, I’ve
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The DJ, Soccer Star, and The Twerk Comment

PSA to Speakers, Emcees, DJ’s, Hosts, Performers ~  A reminder of the internet’s powerful ability to ruin our life’s work when things are out of context: The DJ, Soccer Star and the Twerk A few days ago Norwegian soccer star Ada Hegerberg became the first female to receive the Ballon d’Or, an historic moment, and her conversation with the Emcee of the event, following receipt of the honor, went terribly wrong. In a world that is, rightly so, in constant vigilance regarding the way women have been treated and victimized, the ill-timed comment by a male DJ asking her on
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Q&A – Bits, Bureaus & The Beard

  Questions from Speakers Rob Ferre and Clint Pulver as follows: 1. What is your process when creating new music or a bit? 2. How did it go when you flew out to meet with bureaus?  Has it helped and yielded any gigs? 3. Why have you decided to stick with the bearded look?   1.  Creating New Music or a Bit:  I wish there were a profound answer here.  It comes literally down to frame of mind.  Usually, if I’m thinking about something, say Lady Gaga for example, and how I could have my children enjoy her music, it
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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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