The 4 Step Process to Nailing Your Story as a Speaker

Never again! That’s the promise I made to myself about 4 years ago now. Never again would I stand up in front of a room full of people. I had spent the best part of 15 years doing it and I thought it was gone. The confidence I once had to work a room, to spark conversation, to engage an audience, to deliver learning and inspiration had left the building, along with any sense of who the hell I was.

I’m Not Kidding

I was mapping out a launch strategy with one of my clients the other day and we got talking about FOMO (fear of missing out.) Some people see early birds and bonuses as a sneaky marketing tactic but I like to think of it differently.

I’ve done a fair few launches now and I see that people need help making decisions. I’m the same. If everything was left to me I’d be a buying nightmare! I need to be guided to a decision I know is a good one for me.

8 Ways To Build Community Round Your Business

As an entrepreneur working from home I have experienced loneliness on many occasions. Isolation plays a big part in how we conduct our business. We think we are building relationships because we speak to so many people online every day. But how deep are those relationships? You may have a load of followers but how many of them can you class as true and loyal friends and colleagues?

How I Learnt To Sell

When I first left the corporate world I suddenly realised that there were a bucket load of skills that I didn’t possess. I had no idea what marketing was all about, didn’t have the first clue about how to keep accounts, and the thought of selling gave me the heebie jeebies. It’s safe to say that when I first started trying to ‘sell’ I got it all wrong.

No Adversity In Your Story?

I work with entrepreneurs just like you every day. And one of the biggest hurdles I help them overcome is owning and appreciating that their story is worth sharing. One of the biggest challenges I hear is – ‘My story isn’t full of great adversity. I don’t know why anyone would want to listen to it. It’s not interesting enough because so many other people experience the same problems. Who am I to stand up and share it?’

6 Ways You Can Afford To Attend EL Live

6 Ways You Can Afford To Attend EL Live

I’ve spoken to a few peeps recently and I’m hearing a bit of a pattern. You want to invest in yourself but you can’t yet quite justify spending money on things like coaching or live events when you aren’t bringing in enough clients or customers into your business. Sound familiar? The rationale is that once the dosh starts flowing, you will be able to free up some time and money on the luxuries.

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I’ve Been Inundated

I’ve Been Inundated

Have you ever pitched for a speaking gig? I remember when I first resurrected my speaking career. It started a few months before I landed my TEDx gig. I did a google search for all the events that were happening in and around my area, got the email addresses and sent an email to the organisers asking if they were looking for speakers. What I didn’t know back then, which I have learned along the way, is that you need to do a whole lot more than send an email asking for an opportunity.

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Leopards Can Change Their Spots

Leopards Can Change Their Spots

When I was growing up, I was told I was too nice because I trusted people immediately. I always believed in the people I met, thought positively about them and wanted to help them wherever I could. Over the years, putting faith in most people I meet has bitten me on the bottom just a few times. But when I think back as to why, it’s because I wasn’t listening to that little voice inside me. My instincts. I think that I can see when people are inherently good, regardless of who they are or what they do.

So when I met an ex convict drug addict, I had faith in him immediately.

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Want 12 Reasons For The Price of 1?

Want 12 Reasons For The Price of 1?

You are a busy entrepreneur. You have limited time and you need to choose the time you spend on things wisely. So when you get a gazillion emails in your inbox asking you to buy a programme or attend an event you don’t want to make a decision straight away. So I’m giving you 12 reasons to make the decision to say YES to yourself and book a ticket to Entrepreneurial Leaders Live.

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4 Reasons Why You Have to Start Sharing Your Story

4 Reasons Why You Have to Start Sharing Your Story

I’m feeling sad and happy all in one today.  For the past 6 weeks I’ve been working with 14 incredible women to help them tap into their unique messages and stories and share them with the world. The results as always have blown me away. These women have experienced SO much, and they are now helping so many other people because of it. They have so many skills and treasures to share. And their stories? Flipping awesome.

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How My Support Squad Got Me Out of A Pickle

How My Support Squad Got Me Out of A Pickle

A few weeks ago I was in a flap. There were lots of exciting new projects on the horizon including new programmes, my book and my first live event, and I was trotting way outside my comfort zone. If you have ever been there you will know that pushing to new levels...

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The 7 ingredients of a top keynote speech

The 7 ingredients of a top keynote speech

I remember the first time I saw a keynote speech. I was at a staff event at Virgin Atlantic Airways with none other than the epic Richard Branson. I was tipsy on southern comfort and coke, but that only enhanced the experience! Over the years I have seen many more keynote speeches, and whilst each one is unique (which is the beauty of speaking) I’ve noticed some common threads that tie the best together. If you are thinking of giving a keynote, put these 7 key ingredients into yours for maximum impact.

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I Nearly Quit Last Week

I Nearly Quit Last Week

Last Friday I said 'stuff it all I quit!' I was at the end of my rope. The funny thing was, I didn't see it coming at all. It crept up on me like a sneaky black panther. At first I thought I had caught another one of my kiddies bugs. Then there I was all of a sudden...

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Fed up with the coaching production line model?

Fed up with the coaching production line model?

What is the biggest thing that gets your goat within the service based coaching industry? For me it’s seeing a production line of coaches all selling the thing that their mentor taught them. In exactly the same way, with exactly the same words, phrases, photo shoots,...

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