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Episode 208 – 2016 Speakers Roundtable / audio

2016 Speakers Roundtable

Mary Kelly, Jason Kotecki, Jessica Pettitt and Thom Singer (@marykellyspeaks, @escapeadulthood, @jesspettitt and @thomsinger on Twitter) join host Craig Price for his 2016 Speakers Roundtable. Each year, Craig gathers the best minds in the speaking industry to sit down during the National Speakers Association’s annual convention (this year in hell…I mean Phoenix.) to discuss the state of the industry, what new things are happening, what issues are affecting the speaker population and whatever else may pop up. This year, Craig sat 4 talented past guests to discuss marketing and the resulting conversation covered so much more. They discussed capitalism, charity, tapping into your talents, differentiating yourself, referring other speakers and the hottest of topics…when during the podcast would Jessica swear. These panels are always the most requested episodes of Reality Check and this year is no exception.  Celebrate Craig’s birthday by enjoying a gift he gives to himself and to you…his annual speakers roundtable.

Mary Kelly was previously featured on episode 191 and can be found at her website http://productiveleaders.com

Jason Kotecki was a guest on episode 168 and you can learn more about him at http://escapeadulthood.com

Thom Singer has been on the podcast numerous times and can be found at http://ThomSinger.com

Jessica Pettitt has also been on the podcast and previous roundtable discussions and can be found at http://goodenoughnow.com

Special thanks to the National Speakers Association as well as MicroSearch for all their help in getting this episode made.

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Episode 173 – 2015 NSA Speaker Roundtable / audio

speaker rounbtable

Listen to some of the top professionals around argue topics with host Craig Price in a special speaker roundtable. For his 3rd annual speaker roundtable from the National Speakers Association  convention in Washington DC, Craig invites past guests Avish Parashar, Patrick Maurer and newcomers Shannon Oleen and Jill Schiefelbein discuss a variety of divisive topics. They cover issues like speaking for free, fee integrity, selling or not selling from the stage, what should you strive to be more motivational as a speaker or a true expert? Opinions are expressed, disagreement abounds yet all in a fun and interesting conversation that any speaker, new or experiences will learn from.  

Huge thanks go to our sponsor for this episode Elizabeth McCormick with PilotSpeaker.com. Without her there wouldn’t have been a podcast. Thanks Elizabeth!

You can learn more about these speakers at their websites:

Avish Parashar (@avishp on twitter) – http://www.DingHappens.com

Patrick Maurer (@PatrickMaurer on twitter) – http://pmaurer.com/

Shannon Oleen (@ShannonOleen on twitter) – http://shannonoleen.com/

Jill Schiefelbein (@dynamicJill on twitter) – http://www.thedynamiccommunicator.com/

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Episode 170 – Alan Stevens – Online Reputation Management / audio

Online Reputation

Alan Stevens (@mediacoach on twitter) joins host Craig Price to talk about online reputation management. Even if you don’t think you have much of a reputation or that no one is following you on social media, they are. A simple tweet can spiral out of control and become a reputation nightmare. Alan and Craig discuss posting online and in forums, how important the delete key is, when to engage in debate and for how long as well as Craig’s annoyance with the news including viewer’s tweets in stories. They also get into how large corporations react to negative publicity online as well as how small business can respond to complaints without creating a major media firestorm.

Alan Stevens can be found at http://www.mediacoach.co.uk/ and you can listen to Craig discuss being flexible in business on Alan’s internet radio show

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Episode 159 – Geoff Akins Hannah – Performing for Children / audio

Performing for Children

Geoff Akins Hannah (@BubbleGeoff on Twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss performing for children. Kids are not Craig’s thing. For the most part they seem like small annoying adults with little accountability and an enabler or two trailing behind them. He likes individual kids but not children and certainly not in large groups. Thankfully there are people like Geoff who have no problems with kids and in-fact seeks them out as his market as a speaker. Known as the Bubble Master, Geoff invited Craig to a performance while touring through Texas.  The two discussed Geoff’s start with developmentally challenged children, is there a Bubble Cabal as well as a slew of tips on how to interact, entertain and enlighten groups of children. He literally does hundreds of shows a years for thousands of kids and adults. If you want to understand performing for children better, this is the guy to talk to. Thankfully, he’s on the podcast so no need to figure out where in the country he might be today!

Geoff and his fantastic bubblemaking can be found at http://bubble-wonders.com

APP BONUS: Listen to the Bubble Wonders Show theme song “Anything is Possible!” by Jen Hannah.

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Episode 135 – NSA Speakers RoundTable – LIVE from San Diego!! / audio

Speakers Roundtable LIVE

Live from San Diego in front of an actual audience, host Craig Price has another speakers round-table! This year, the National Speakers Association invited Craig to do his podcast as part of their annual convention. Craig loaded this speakers round-table with past guests like Judson Laipply, Jessica Pettitt, Avish Parashar as well as welcoming hall of fame speakers Mikki Williams and Dale Irvin to the show. The big announcement of the convention was the new branding of the association now called Platform. The group discusses the pros and cons and then gets into questions about being a speaker. Where do you find mentors, how do you balance speaking with also having a partner (or not having a partner!) and much more.

You can learn more about all of these great speakers at their websites:

Judson – http://www.mightaswelldance.com/  (@JudsonLaipply on twitter)
Jessica – http://www.jessicapettitt.com/ (@jesspettitt on twitter)
Avish – http://www.avishparashar.com/ (@avishp on twitter)
Mikki – http://www.mikkiwilliams.com/ (@mikkiwilliams on twitter)
Dale – http://www.daleirvin.com/ (@ProSummarizer on twitter)

APP BONUS: Avish, Craig, Judson and Jessica stick around to answer audience questions like how do you approach potential clients when you have a heavy topic, what was your worst gig and more!

SPONSOR: This episode was sponsored by Short Circuit Media

Short Circuit Media helps small business, consultants and professional speakers make more money by using social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) to create brand awareness, while streamlining online marketing efforts to attract more visitors and convert more sales. http://shortcircuitmedia.com/

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