Speakers for business and nonprofit events are sought out every day by meeting planners and program directors. Those who get the call are typically those who fill a specific need and can boast appropriate credentials and experience. The Speaker’s Edge shows you how to land these speaking engagements, especially ones that pay.
This comprehensive book covers all the conventional means for locating and winning speaking engagements as well as clever, innovative tactics practiced by the most successful veteran speakers. You’ll learn how to: Position yourself as the go-to thought leader in your field of expertise; Use effective tools to highlight your speaker value, including videos, speaker sheets, and speaker bureaus; Consider a variety of speaking opportunities, such as serving on panels, hosting events, and participating in webinars; Locate attractive speaking venues, and successfully use the proposal systems such venues require; Consider what volunteering for pro bono gigs offer as venues for practice and visibility; Negotiate great deals, including setting fees, requesting expenses, and offering options to meeting planners; Maximize your speaking experience, including selling products, arranging follow-up gigs, and soliciting referrals.
By employing the recommendations in this book, you will elevate your speaking career and and business to new heights.
This book supplies a simple, memorable, and effective formula to solve problematic behaviors in the work environment and life in general. An invaluable guidebook, it will help readers move beyond mediocrity and achieve happier, more successful lives.
Dr. Jessica C. McWade has been writing about leadership, communications and policy for many years, in blogs and newspaper columns. This compendium of her engaging essays informs and inspires us to think critically and constructively about leadership – and life. Jessica delivers many insights about leaders and leadership, but also considers the subject through themes of wisdom, justice, globalism, communications, creativity, education and business. In doing so, she reminds us that leading well is not very far from learning, laughing and living well, too. This Moment is an elixir that seems just right for these challenging times. This Moment is also a thoughtful source of energy, determination, joy and humor.
The most successful people in the world share a common characteristic. What’s their secret? They look at the triumphs and tribulations of their lives as opportunities to learn and grow. They reflect on their personal moments to guide them along the way. And, they see the lessons in these moments as wisdom to share with others.
Each week, in her wildly popular weekly blog, “Thoughts for Tuesday,” bestselling business author and CEO coach Suzanne Bates has been doing just that – sharing everyday experiences and translating them into stories that inspire her readers. As a speaker, leadership coach, CEO, and former award-winning television news anchor, Suzanne has a unique lens through which she views life’s little moments. This anthology of Thoughts for Tuesday “fan favorites” will make you laugh, cry, and reflect. Suzanne shares compelling, inspirational, and sometimes humorous stories that will make you look back at your own personal experiences through a whole new lens.
Transforming Health Care offers a groundbreaking two-part model to help leaders find and achieve that delicate, dynamic balance between business performance and the mission of patient care, and then gain the momentum they need to take critical steps toward innovation, excellence, and effective strategic implementation.
The first part is a review of what works (and what doesn’t) in the drive to deliver excellence for both patients and performance. The second is a user’s guide to the specific behaviors that define and characterize a true health care leader now and in the future.
Readers will find chapters focusing on:
Market leadership and the dual importance of strategic clarity and decisive implementation
How to identify and correct misalignment between strategy and organizational design
Strategies for dramatically improving both clinical outcomes and business results
Models and action strategies for challenging people to be their best in a constantly changing workplaceTransforming Health Care offers both the strategies, systems and structures that work, as well as the key leadership actions and behaviors that propel effective implementation. Without this alignment of “what” and “how,” health care leaders will never achieve the results their patients or the marketplace expect or demand.
Why Dogs Wag Their Tails tells stories of real people solving leadership issues at work and in life. It provides insight on changing life for the better by offering practical business examples, complementary stories of dogs, and specific tools for addressing important issues. It’s written by leadership experts and dog owners Sherri McArdle and Jim Ramerman. Sherri and Jim share insights they have gained from more than 20,000 hours of observing senior executives and tell some charming and enlightening anecdotes about the instinctive, canine approach to life.
The result is a unique and useful business book for leaders at all levels who are searching for ways to become more effective and find joy in all aspects of their lives.
Today on our little planet, we live in bewildering times. We’re essentially faced with this question: what should we be thinking, saying and doing about the challenges bearing down upon our lives? Answers can be hard to come by. Yet we, the community of Thoreau Farm, believe we have to search for them. So we wondered, if Henry David Thoreau were alive today, what would HE think, what HE say, what would HE do?
“Why Healthcare Matters, How Business Leaders Can Drive Transformational Change” , is a practical guide to help influential business executives and leaders address a major crisis of our time – healthcare. Frank Hone, a healthcare consumerism advocate and practitioner, takes a big picture look at what’s wrong with healthcare in the U.S. and provides a set of practical, market-based strategies and solutions. The core idea of Why Healthcare Matters is that the solution lies in personal responsibility and employer engagement. And the heart of the book is a seven-step plan of action to drive substantial change in healthcare in your company.
For 30 years Mike Finch gave his total allegiance, his energy, his devotion, his dreams, and his love to Guru Maharaji (the Lord of the Universe, Prem Rawat). He also gave Maharaji and his organizations two inheritances, a house, and hundreds of thousands of dollars. As Maharaji’s former chauffeur Mike was close to him personally; he lived as a renunciate in Maharaji’s ashrams, and was authorized to reveal Maharaji’s secret teachings. The book is a narrative of Mike’s time with Maharaji, and his struggle to surrender his life to Maharaji, and to achieve the liberation that Maharaji promised.
It is a story of being confined within a rigid belief system, realizing it, and learning how to break out from it. It is a story of how he came to live, think, feel, behave, and love, without ‘the Guru’, meaning both Maharaji, as the actual guru in his life; and in a more general sense of learning to face oneself and the world without any intermediary or negotiator, of any kind, in between.
It’s a jungle…in here! Most of us do too much, or have more possessions than we need. Or both. Our lives are caught in a swirl of attachments, overwhelm, and endless mechanical “doing.” As humans it is our nature to experience clarity and spaciousness all the time. The problem is we lose focus, get off balance, and forget how.
With inspiring lessons, humorous stories, and nourishing practices in slowing down, simplifying, and self-care, longtime space clearing expert, Stephanie Bennett Vogt, shows you how to clear your home, quiet the mind, and restore your spirit, in ways that feel good and last a lifetime.
Your Spacious Self shows us that it’s not our stuff, but holding on to it that creates a force field of “stuckness” that clouds our perceptions and paralyzes our lives. Clutter is not just the junk spilling out of the closet. It is any thing, or thought, that prevents us from experiencing our true nature and best life. Clearing is not a tedious exercise in throwing away, but a gentle journey of letting go – one small step, drawer, or moment at a time.
Included are daily tips and meditations, a weekly worksheet, and six sample meeting agendas designed for book groups and “clearing circle” support groups.