Blog Archive: PR


How to Speak and Sell From the Heart

I just finished speaking at two major events.

The question I always get after events is:

“Monica, how do I become a better speaker? What do I need to do to so that people like me?”

It’s interesting because I’ve come to realize that there are really four main areas to becoming a better speaker.

By Monica Shah


Video Podcast: My “Be A Super Prepared Speaker” Checklist

After my recent series of podcasts on speaking engagements, a couple of people have asked me for a complete checklist of everything you need to be prepared for a speaking engagement. so that is exactly what I am giving you this week!

By Michele A Scism


Video Podcast: Profit from Speaking Gigs Even if You Can’t Sell

In a previous post, I talked about how to be prepared for any last minute speaking engagements that might come up. This week I will show you how you can benefit from a speaking gig even if there is a “no selling” restriction attached to it.

By Michele A Scism


Video Podcast: How To Be Prepared For a Last Minute Speaking Gig

During my last video podcast, I talked about when to turn down a speaking engagement. This week, I show you how to be prepared for any last minute speaking engagements that might come up.

By Michele A Scism


Video Podcast: How To Know When To Turn Down A Speaking Gig

In the previous 3 episodes, Michele outlined how to make a speaker sheet with an irresistible talk description and how to make speaking gigs worth it. But there may be occasions where you get offered the chance to speak but it would be wise to say “no”. In this episode Michele outlines when to turn down a speaking gig.

By Michele A Scism


How to Make Your Speaking Gigs Worth It.

In the previous 2 episodes I outlined how to make a speaker sheet and how to create an irresistible talk description.

But, when you land those speaking gigs you want it to be worth the effort. In this episode I show you the different types of speaking gigs and what you can expect to offer the audience on the back of them.

By Michele A Scism


How to Create An Irresistible Talk Description

In last week’s podcast, Michele talked about creating a speaker sheet. Part of the speaker sheet is a section where you describe what you talk about.

In this episode, Michele goes into greater details about how to create a talk description that will land you more speaking gigs.

By Michele A Scism


How to Stand Out At Your Next Event Even If You Are Painfully Shy

Have you ever cried coming home from an event? You’ve spent thousands of dollars in hotel and plane fare. On the way home, you realize that although being at the event felt great – you really didn’t meet anyone who is a good potential client or who would be a good partner.

By Michele A Scism


New To Networking and Speaking? Start Locally

If you are just getting started and are looking for networking opportunities and speaking gigs, I have one very big piece of advice: start locally.

By Fabienne Fredrickson


Are You Ready?

Ever wonder how those people who “appear” of of nowhere or hit it out of the park on the first swing do it? Does is seem unfair that you’ve been putting your nose to the grindstone and working VERY hard, but you aren’t getting anywhere? Do you wonder why is it that some people have all the luck? Let me ask you an important question….

By Michele A Scism