If you read this blog and you don’t attend the National Speakers Association then 1. Please join and go to meetings faithfully, and 2. Realize there is a group of your peers out there improving themselves by what is taught at these meetings, and interested in sharing their insights with you.

I have been a member of the Mountain West Chapter of NSA since 2003.  So much of it has made a difference in my life and career.  Some of my deepest friendships and most important business relationships have come out of it.

Recently my friend, Tiffany Peterson, posted this poll for our members.



At the time I logged in and saw this post there were points for every single one, and yet one had zero: Crafting your Keynote Talk.  So I clicked on it and it looks like others agreed from there, moving it up to #1 pretty quick.

These items listed are all important things to learn, to know, to understand, and yes, NSA helps you with them, but my friends, NOTHING is more important than being GOOD at your craft.  Nothing.

Even if you are the worst salesman in the world, no idea how to market yourself, don’t know social media, don’t have a good speaker’s kit, none of that matters if you deliver in a show-stopping way when you are on that stage.

Practice the craft of becoming great at that ONE THING and you will find success very quickly.  Success will find you!  It’s weird how it works but trust me, it’s all I’ve ever found works for me and everyone else who is successful in the business.

What is holding you back, and what are you working on today?


~ jason


Jason Hewlett, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, is a Keynote Speaker for the largest corporate events in the world. His primary message, The Promise, is essential for Leadership, Management, Sales, Marketing, Direct-Sales Companies, and is a combination of engagement and entertainment meets inspiration. Jason has even received standing ovations from IT guys. He has been acknowledged as life-changing by Conference Attendees, C-Level Executives and Hollywood Elite. jasonhewlett.com

Please click here to learn about how Jason Hewlett, Speaker Hall of Fame, introduces the opportunity for you, or someone you love, to have the gift of learning how to create a Career From the Stage and begin moving toward fulfilling a lifelong dream as a full-time speaker, performer, or entertainer.

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