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5 ways to use LinkedIn to get more speaking opportunities

LinkedIn just doesn’t get enough love. As a social media tool, it’s so different from the web’s prom queens, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, that people tend to ignore it. But that’s a mistake. Google your own name and see what shows up. I predict that your LinkedIn profile is one of the top five (usually…

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Boost your success in 60 seconds a day

Here’s a little known fact: our self-image is a self-fulfilling prophecy. What we believe about ourselves is our reality. And whether that thing that we believe is actually true or not, our actions and behaviors support the self-image that we’ve created. Sound a little woo-woo? (Or like just plain crazy talk?) Let’s break it down If…

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Thinking of writing a book? Ask yourself these questions first

About that book you wrote… So maybe you haven’t written a book (yet), but you KNOW that you’ve got a book inside you, bursting to be read by the world. You are not alone. According to writer Joseph Epstein, “81 percent of Americans feel that they have a book in them — and should write…

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Business Boosting Books: Never Eat Alone

This week I want to share another book from my personal “Best of Business” list. It’s called Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi. Why do I love this book? For me, it takes the “work” out of “networking.” Never Eat Alone’s mantra is “relationships rule.” Instead of meeting people with the underlying goal to “get…

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How to get booked as a speaker when you're not famous (yet)

Wendy writes: I’m just now starting to look for opportunities to speak. It’s getting people to agree to have me since I’m NOT famous! 🙂 Hey, Wendy, you are not alone. Getting booked as a speaker can feel as daunting as getting your first job. It’s that same conundrum: You can’t get experience until you get…

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The Trouble with Blogging (and 4 Ways to Fix It)

Welcome to Famous in Your Field! Here’s your free weekly tip to boost your fame factor. (Be sure to sign up in the box on the right to get on the VIP list for free tips and training, delivered straight to your inbox.) You’ve started a blog for your business. At first you posted like…

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Your easy-button for creating popular articles, guest posts and social media updates

Panic. That itchy, anxious feeling you get when it’s time to write another post for your blog (or magazine article) and you are. out. of. ideas. You’re burned out. Hasn’t it ALL been said before? If this is what’s been going through your head, hold on, people, you’re gonna like this one. It’s Strip the Blog,…

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Two ways to find radio interview opportunities

Radio? You? You bet, you. Even if you’ve got a face just made for high definition TV, darling, radio is a fantastic way to grow your fame factor. Just think about it: Learning about your expertise and message from via broadcast media is an excellent way to be discovered by potential clients and fans! Hearing your…

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The secret fame advantage that you can get, too

Let’s talk about one factor that can give you a serious advantage when it comes to being famous in your field. It’s why you want to follow one speaker backstage after her gig and go home with her, while others leave you cold. It’s the quality that makes you pick one person over another when they both…

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One sure-fire way to boost your fame factor (that's surprisingly easy)

Want to raise your profile? Build your business cred? Maybe even dip your toe into the public speaking waters? I’ve got a great way to get you noticed and ease yourself into the public speaking game. Be a panelist. Panels, in case you aren’t familiar with the term, are a small group of individuals, considered…

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