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My keynote speeches are fully interactive
I don’t just talk the talk; I walk the talk too.
Before I became a keynote speaker, I was a frequent conference attendee. I can still remember the excitement of attending my first Blog World Expo—a big part of the thrill was the hope that I’d get to meet and spend time with the conference speakers, who were blogging heroes of mine.
Over the years at the many conferences I’ve attended, I’ve witnessed many keynote speakers who fly in, give their speech, sign a few books, and leave as soon as they can get a cab back to the airport. As a conference-goer, I find it so disappointing to have such a short window of time with the speaker.
I have also seen a lot of duds on stage—speakers that lack enthusiasm, don’t command their material, and appear almost as if they don’t want to be there. Such lethargic keynote talks can really suck the life out of any audience. I’ve felt that happen.
That’s why I do things differently.
Whenever my schedule allows, I like to stay for the entire conference. I love having the time to connect with conference attendees and to hear their stories. That takes a little more time, but it provides for a more valuable experience—for the attendees, for your event, and for me.
Watch Me In Action
Here’s my speaker reel
I think this will illustrate just how much I enjoy being on stage speaking to audiences that care about important topics.
A bit more about me and my style
I work hard to be your event’s fan-favorite speaker
I don’t do boring. In fact, whenever possible, I go big. And by big, I mean things like making my entrance in an authentic Back to the Future Delorean, like I did for my opening keynote presentation “How to Become Future Proof” at NMX 2015.
I work hard to bring a fun and memorable experience to your audience, and I can speak on a wide variety of subjects. Each presentation is customized to meet the goals of your conference.
Presentation Topics Include:
- How to turn your audience into a community of raving fans
- How a mastermind group will change your business
- Conquering fear and resistance
- What to expect when you become an entrepreneur
- How to future-proof your brand
- How to start a podcast (and why it will change your life)
- Affiliate Marketing the Smart Way (TM)
My most requested keynote talks
Which I customize to meet the needs of your event
I’ve developed a range of online business specialities that fuel my keynote presentation topics. I can, and do, speak on a lot of them.
Below is a list of my most requested keynote talks. Please don’t consider this list exhaustive. If you think I’d be a great fit to give a talk on a different topic, I’d love to hear about it.
Finally, please note that while I have honed these presentation topics, I always customize them to meet the interests of your audience and the goals of your conference.
Keynote Topic One:
How to Convert Your Casual Audience into Raving Fans
This is my most popular and most requested presentation. Raving fans aren’t created the moment people discover you, they are created by the moments you create for them over time. Using specific and actionable real-life examples the audience can take home with them, I’ll teach you how you can turn your first-time visitors into repeat visitors and customers who will become the ambassadors of your brand to keep it growing.
Keynote Topic Two:
Will It Fly? How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don't Waste Your Time and Money
Based on my Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Will It Fly?, which will help anyone—beginning entrepreneurs to experiences business owners—this presentation is designed to help your audience understand whether or not the idea in their head is a viable one. Using a step-by-step approach, we can have better confidence in our moves ahead knowing that we’ll have paying customers, instead of guessing and relying on hope.
Keynote Topic Three:
How to Build a Winning Mastermind Group
Being a part of a mastermind group (two, actually) has been instrumental in helping me and several other successful entrepreneurs achieve success. In this presentation, I’ll help you learn what a mastermind group is, how to find or form one, and how to best run your meetings so that all members get the most out of it to help each one achieve their long-term goals.
Keynote Topic Four:
How to Future-Proof Your Brand
Over time, some brands survive, and some brands die. Why? What are the common traits between companies that have been able to not only survive, but thrive with the changes in technology and customer expectations that happen? In this presentation, I help you understand these key characteristics and give you specific advice on how you can make sure that no matter what era you do business in, you will win. I especially love this presentation because we do go back into time and also look into the future together.
Keynote Topic Five:
Affiliate Marketing the Smart Way
I generate, on average, over $50k per month by promoting and recommending other people’s products through affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing has gotten such a bad rap because of the fact that it’s easy to do technically and people abuse that power—promoting crappy products just to earn a dollar. But it’s become my primary form of generating an income AND serving and growing my audience. I pay careful attention to the relationship I build with my audience first, the products, services, and tools that will help them achieve their goals and serve them the best, and a number of other strategies that are related to that product that make it a virtually no-pitch, non-aggressive sale and close.
How I make hiring me easy for you
Clear expectations that respect your time & needs
I want to make your life easy. Here’s what you can expect if you hire me for your event:
- We will have an initial phone consultation so that I can understand your needs and the goals of your conference. I will also share some of my initial ideas to make sure I’m heading in the right direction.
- You’ll have direct access to me via email and phone, and I respond promptly to your questions.
- I will announce your event on my blog, podcast, and social media channels.
- I will deliver a professionally prepared presentation that is both educational and entertaining, and geared toward achieving the outcomes you have for your audience.
- I will provide a unique resources page exclusive for conference attendees that includes a download of my slide presentation, and a list of books, articles, and other resources I think your audience will find helpful.
- After the event, we’ll have a quick debrief so that I can hear from you how things went. I want to make sure that I met your expectations, and I always love feedback that I can use for improving my future presentations, too.
My speaking calendar
Here’s where I’ll be and what I’ll be talking about
Because so much of my business happens online, it’s important for me to make the time to connect with people face-to-face in real life. Maybe I’ll see you at one of my upcoming events?
Thank you for considering me
I appreciate you!
Thanks so much for your interest in having me speak at your event. I appreciate the opportunity to connect with you and your audience, and I can’t wait to talk about your vision and what we might be able to do together!