Public Speakers, Coaches, and Authors: You Can Buy Stocks or Stock Up on Toilet Paper — Your Choice!

Posted on 31Mar

 

{5 minutes to read} The world is changing, and along with it the public speaking world. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, live events have been cancelled or postponed, at least for the near-term, so what do we do? “We can go online and write/publish books.” Some speakers are saying they are going to take things online — do webinars, live streaming, etc., and according to a number of experts, maybe for the next few months this is not bad. That sounds great in theory, but if you’re going to build an online business then it’s going to take at least a year to get momentum and you’ll have to spend a lot of money on advertising. (Just ask anyone who has built a 7 figure online business.)

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Do You Have A Business Card Drawer? by Orly Amor

{4 minutes to read}  Do you have a business card drawer? How is that working for you?  

A lot of people go to networking events with hundreds of business cards. They hand them out like peanuts and collect other people’s cards like peanuts. And what happens at the end of the event? They wrap a rubber band around all the cards they collected and mark them according to the event they went to. Then they put them in a drawer, and rarely if ever, follow up. Read More


Your Network is Your Net Worth by Orly AmorOh, we don’t need to network for public speaking because nobody is going to hire us at a networking event. Who is going to hire us? Who is going to help us get gigs?”

{3:24 minutes to read}  Just like calling event planners or going after your niche market, you have to know how to network in order to get people to talk about you and what you do. Read More


There are no Seasons in Public Speaking by Orly Amor{3:30 minutes to read}  If you are anything like me, you are tired of hearing “…after the holidays” or “…after the New Year” from potential clients. In my head, I am always intrigued by that, wondering:

Do people just stop working between Halloween and January 2nd or during the summer after July 4th?” Read More


A. S. S. U. M. E. by Orly Amor

{3 minutes to read}  My lesson today is “do not assume.”  It’s been a running joke for as long as I can remember: Do not assume because when you do, you make an ASS of U and ME. I have jokingly repeated this phrase many times. Read More


The Difference Between a Media Sheet and a Speaker Sheet - Part 2 by Orly AmorThe Speaker Sheet

{7 minutes to read}  As I said in my previous blog there’s a science behind the speaker sheet.

The Speaker Sheet contains much of the same information as the media sheet, except for all the media-based items. There is no need for them, as event planners are not as impressed by the fact that you were on Fox News or the cover of the Huffington Post magazine. They just don’t care about the fact that you met Sr. Richard Bronson or Oprah. Read More


The Difference Between a Media Sheet and a Speaker Sheet - Part 1 by Orly AmorThe Media Sheet, the Speaker Sheet and the Press Kit are often confused, with the terms frequently used interchangeably. They are actually very different from one another and are used for different purposes. Read More


The 6-Second Miracle by Orly Amor{4:18 minutes to Read}  Most people give up too easily and miss what could be a big reward or big pay-day.

I hear it all the time “I don’t like Selling.” But let’s face it, whether we sell our product to a potential buyer, our services to a potential client, or ourselves to other people to build relationships, we sell all day, everyday. The truth is, it’s not so much that we don’t like selling, as much as it is that we don’t like rejection. Read More


The Key to the Business of Public Speaking by Orly Amor{3:42 minutes to read} Every business needs a business plan, which outlines the vision or mission of the business. The business plan contains a revenue projection and identifies any competition that might be in the marketplace. Read More


Public Speaking: The Money is There! by Orly Amor{3:06 minutes to read} About 5 years ago, I was at a conference and ran into a couple of public speaker colleagues. As we chatted, I mentioned that I had been paid for my speech. “You got paid? How did you do that?

What many speakers don’t realize is that they can make good money giving their talks. The question is, are they willing to do the work? Read More


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