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A Proven 11-Step Formula for Profitable Speaking

Have you ever thought about selling your product or service from the stage, but are worried about the outcome? Pitching to one person can be nerve-wracking, let alone to a room full of people. Or maybe you are worried about not seeming authentic and coming off as too, well, salesy. Or maybe you are already selling from the stage, but you are looking to increase […]

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How Direct Mail REALLY Works

SearchingJust a few words of warning before we begin… You might find words written here, challenging. A few of you will enjoy the conversation ahead. Others will simply chalk this up to an untimely message and get back to tweeting. That’s fine. I’m looking to speak with the committed. Surely, you also understand there are no silver […]

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A Lesson In Time Management: NO, I CAN’T HAVE LUNCH WITH YOU

SearchingI’m frequently asked to lunch… especially when folks discover when I’m a “local.”

Don’t get me wrong, I’m always flattered when I get an invitation but let me share why going out to lunch is a bad strategy for managing ones’ time and income.

Here’s a typical ‘lunch meeting request’ that comes into the office…

“I’d really […]

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Success Secrets “They Don’t Want You To Know” Guest Author: Dan S. Kennedy

SearchingThere is a tendency amongst authors writing about ‘success’ – as well as entrepreneurs and CEO’s telling their success stories – to be warm ‘n fuzzy and present classically popular ideas palatable to the largest number of people. To say that nice guys win. That having a positive attitude and drawing little smiley faces above the […]

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The Flow of Money

SearchingThrough working with thousands of people, I’ve found that most don’t focus first on learning what they’re naturally good at or brings them joy.

Instead, their primary focus is “I want to make money, I want to make money. I need to make money.”

This isn’t a good approach. Because something happens when your focus is solely on […]

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Passion to Profit by ACTION

SearchingThis is a universal truth. The universe really does pay you for taking action.

I must admit that it will be a lot harder to take action when you’re not passionate about what you’re doing. It truly is important to find your passion, whatever that might be. Doors will open faster when you do.

One of my first […]

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Millions or Perfection: Can You Have Both?

SearchingA lot of people know about the 80/20 rule, also known as the Pareto Principle. It says that 20 percent of your actions account for 80 percent of your results.

Now in my world, I’ve found this doesn’t apply to just time management and productivity. It applies to the people in your life, your surroundings, and what […]

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How A Mastermind Changed My Life

I Quit!You should never ‘quit’ anything.

Listen, I learned a lot at ForeclosuresDaily and from working for Dave. It was an amazing place to start in business. I had been surrounded by success, in an entrepreneurial company.

But after about three years, I began to feel a little restless. I remember being at my desk one afternoon. The […]

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The Largest Stage In The World OR Backstage With Rudy Giuliani

America's MayorOne day, while I was running 200 events, seminars, and teleseminars at ForeclosuresDaily, I remember getting a marketing piece from “this guy” named Peter Lowe.

Peter was running the world famous Success Tour, which my mentor, Dan S. Kennedy was a part of for nearly a decade. The Success Tour would fill civic centers, arenas, and […]

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I Was Broke

You Have To Speak...My partner Dave is an amazing storyteller. Sometimes he’ll share a story about me from the stage, about how we met at the REIA club. I think he enjoys showing people that I was a real nerd. (He was a jock.)

Sometimes he’ll hunch his back and say that’s what I looked like. Hunched […]

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“You’re Going To Have To Speak…”

“The person who gets the farthest is generally the person who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.”
– Dale Carnegie

You Have To Speak...Seven years ago, I entered the arena of public speaking. Truth be told, I was thrown in headfirst.

At the time I made my first presentation […]

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The Million Dollar Pizza

Million Dollar PizzaSometimes, you don’t need a huge amount of money or effort to make the sale.

Sometimes, you just need to be a little creative.

And sometimes…it just takes a little pepperoni.

One of our clients, Russell, was trying to contact somebody who he really wanted to team up with for a joint venture. He was trying and […]

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Doug Bench Changes Thousands of Lives, Thanks Speaking Empire For His Success

Speaking Empire transformed Doug Bench into an effective speaker, enabling him to help thousands of others. Watch Doug tell his story.
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“How We Made The Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Companies”

America's Fastest Growing Private CompaniesDave & I are often questioned about our success.

People’s theories are quite creative and funny…

Some folks think we have some mysterious, magical secret that we’re not sharing with others.

When we launched the Illuminati Mastermind (since renamed Wealth & Freedom Mastermind), some thought we we’re “plugged in” to some underground network of influencers.

That […]