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Four ways to create more fans from your content (without creating more!)

Here’s a depressing fact: too many creators leave their content to languish on their website, alone and forgotten. And once, it’s published, they never. look. at. it. again. Noooo! Don’t abandon your brilliant creations, just because you finished them a week ago. Only the tiniest fraction of people have actually seen that piece of content. You must…

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The surprisingly simple secret to getting noticed

Want the secret to success and happiness? Want to know how to stand out in the crowd? (Spoiler alert: It’s a major part of becoming famous in your field.) It comes down to this: Know your strengths. Show your strengths. Believe in your value. “Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in…

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Three ways to make your audience fall in love with you

“There are three things to aim at in public speaking: first, to get into your subject, then to get your subject into yourself, and, lastly, to get your subject into the heart of your audience.” Alexander Gregg What do we tend to focus on most as a speaker? Our material. What to say, how to…

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How to get published when you aren't famous (yet)

Wondering how to get published so you can be known? And do you really have to be almost famous first? I’ve been getting fantastic questions from new A-Listers, which makes me sooo happy. Today’s is pure gold, because so many of us who want to be famous in our field wrestle with this chicken-and-egg syndrome. Denise says:…

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Your surefire cure for the "I don't know what to say" blues

Do you struggle to come up with new ideas on the reg? You’re out there every day, trying to build your fame factor and doing valuable work. Generating a stream of new ideas is one more chore you don’t need. I hear you. The grind of creating content can tucker an A Lister out. (“Tuckered out” is…

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These 3 simple questions will improve your outcome in any situation

Lauren works in the tech sector and is launching a speaking career on the side. Her speaking topic is red hot right now, popping up in the media daily. But when Lauren speaks, she gets a lukewarm response, not the rave reviews she’d like. She knows that she’s one of the leading experts in her field, but…

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The 4-1-1 on Twitter

So, you’ve joined the Twitter party. Woo hoo! You have your handle, you’ve followed a few people. You’ve sent the obligatory first tweet: “Hello Twitter people. Here’s my first tweet. Not sure what to do yet.” And you have no idea what to do next. “What do I tweet about?” “Am I supposed to talk…

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Anatomy of a great LinkedIn publisher post: steal these 7 killer elements

Months ago LinkedIn opened its Publisher platform beyond the small group of big-name Influencers. Publishing on LinkedIn can be a total game changer, but only when you do it right. So, let’s look at someone who’s definitely doin’ it right. It’s career expert, J.T. O’Donnell and she’s got all the right junk in all the right places (LinkedIn-wise!) (Wanna…

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Unlock your super powers: why what you know is less important than who you are

When it comes to being famous in your field, your personal brand matters more than you know. When I talk with future A-Listers, I hear two objections over and over. 1. I can’t become famous in my field until after I… Or: 2. I can’t be well known as the expert on [topic] because someone else already is that expert.…

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6 ways to make money as a speaker

If you hang around at public speaking seminars, in forums and LinkedIn groups, there’s one question you hear over and over: “How can I get paid for speaking?” Starry-eyed speakers dream about becoming a millionaire-speaker, gracing stages across the country. Traveling via limo from one awe struck audience to another (fresh from a bouncy blow…

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