Speakers: How Do You Set Your Speaking Fees? | Karen Power

How do you set your speaking fees?

If you don’t have set speaking fees to quote to event planners, you need them. If you already have set speaking fees, this session will give you tips of how to better fit your fee to what you have to offer and why.

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What’s The Difference? | Karen Power

I do my best thinking either standing in the shower or standing at the sink washing dishes. Maybe it has something to do with water.

Today, I began thinking back on conversations I’ve had with friends, co-workers, speakers, authors, etc. as they got excited about something they wanted to do. Maybe it was start a class, do a video, or write an article or book. What’ve I’ve consistently noticed is there’s a difference among those who do and those who don’t complete what was discussed.  Continue reading

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Go … Into All The World … Has Never Been Easier | Karen Power

“Then he told them, ‘As you go into all the world, proclaim the gospel to everyone.'” ~ Mark 16:15 (ISV)

When Jesus left this earthly realm, he gave a command to his followers. As a Christian, we are His followers and this command is for us. God made it so simple. There’s only four clearly spelled out parts to this directive. Yet, we make it so complicated and then don’t do it. Continue reading

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If You Are A Speaker, This Is A MUST HAVE Item | Karen Power

 Let’s Talk About Your Speaking Demo Video

You get one opportunity — ONE — to show an event planner who you are, what you do, how you do it, what your core message is, and who it is you’re trying to reach. If your speaking demo video doesn’t show them that within seconds, they move on to another speaker. That’s the harsh reality. If your speaking demo video does all that, your phone is ringing off the hook and your email is stacking up with speaking opportunities. If that’s not your reality, please keep reading. Continue reading

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Memories and Reflections of Billy Graham

The end of an era. Billy Graham crossed the River on Wednesday, February 22, 2018 at the age of 99 … just 8 months before of his 100th birthday (November 7, 1918 – February 21, 2018). Known as “America’s Pastor,” Dr. Graham was a simple man who touched countless millions of lives around the world as he shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For his complete biography and memorial, please visit: memorial.billygraham.org.

Yesterday, many of my friends posted on social media their memories, reflections, and connections of how he touched and changed their lives. I’d like to share some of them with you as you reflect of how this man of God touched your life. You may share similar memories.  Continue reading

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It’s Time to Sow Seeds | Karen Power

Did you know the daily activities you do as a speaker (or writer) directly affect the harvest in speaking inquiries (or book sales)? As a Speaker (this applies to Writers too), every activity you do to build your business/ministry, connect with your audience, and develop products, programs, and promotional materials is the same as sowing seeds for the result of getting booked speaking events. Continue reading

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Quick Tip: What’s the Dress Code?

One of the best rules for how to dress for speaking presentations is this…dress one step above your audience. When in doubt, or better yet, always ask the event planner what the dress code will be.

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Quick Tip: Event Planner Questions

Ask questions of the event planner about what they expect. Double check about denominational views too. Don’t get caught off guard because you failed to ask enough question ahead of time. 

Make a list of standard questions you ask every event planner prior to speaking for their event. 

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Quick Tip: Don’t Fidget

Do not play with your hair or clothing while on stage. If your undergarments, clothes or hairstyle are uncomfortable, change them.

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Quick Tip: Form Pictures

Cultivate the skill that your words form pictures in the minds of those listening to you speak or reading the words you’ve written in a book or a song.

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Quick Tip: Be an Early Bird

The early bird catches the worm! The earlier you start your book promotion the better. Starting 90 days before the book’s release date is recommended in order to sufficiently build buzz. A solid publicity plan can take up to 12 months.

For more about preparing for your book, product, program, or event promotion, check out READY. SET. PROMOTE! 

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Quick Tip: Prepare Questions and Answers

Prepare a written interview Q&A style. Post on the Media page of your website for easy access when you start booking media interviews.

 

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