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Get Your Message Heard

May 1, 2017

The opportunities you walk away from because they don't fit are going to be the ones that pay off as much, if not more for you, than the ones you accept. Trust me.

If you take every speaking engagement that comes your way, you might fill your bank account and improve your cash flow in the short term. But all you've really done is set yourself up for failure, or for a one-shot deal. It is no way to grow a sustainable 6-figure business.

You know by now I'm not a big fan of one-shot engagements. In fact, it’d be great if we could ban the word “gig” from the expert business...forever. You don’t want gigs. You want to have a chance to go back after you've done a good job.

 In today’s episode, you’ll learn 6 ways to land the best opportunities by disqualifying yourself during the sales process.

 Question Of The Week

 This week’s question comes from Jeff Meister from

I would welcome any speaking opportunity that presents itself, but I don’t see myself speaking anytime soon. What would you recommend I do now to prepare myself for what may come down the road? My days are full with building my current business, so I can’t really afford to add more training or practice. Knowing that these opportunities are often unexpected, I don’t want to be caught flat-footed.

Listen to the podcast and learn what I think Jeff can do to prepare for future speaking engagements.

HINT: The answer has something to do with creating a “Sell Your Message” talk.

A reminder to Get Your Message Heard listeners: If you have a question, please send it to I will respond on a future episode and send you a copy of my book, Public Speaker Secrets.

Grow Your 6-Figure Business With The Vision Speaker Mastermind

 If you are looking to grow your 6-figure speaking business, you need to know about the Vision Speaker Mastermind.

 As entrepreneurs, we tend to work in isolation too much. One of the most underutilized secrets to growing your business is getting the advice and insight of others. 

We oftentimes find ourselves feeling unsure about the next step to take.

But what if you had a group of people you could share your doubts, fears, hopes, and dreams with?

That is exactly what the Vision Speaker Mastermind program will do for your business.

Go to to learn more. Spots are filling up quickly, so don’t wait. It could be the next step you need to take to achieve your goals in 2017.