Speaking… of Getting Booked
Mike Wolf on Passive Income to Support Your Speaking

Mike Wolf on Passive Income to Support Your Speaking

July 24, 2019

Ep #13 - Mike Wolf joins me on the show this week to discuss his journey and evolution as a speaker along with key strategies for building real passive income in your life and business. Mike is a self-made freedom and lifestyle entrepreneur, a multimillionaire investor, and an international speaker. He has been investing in real estate for almost 30 years and he specializes in helping people to realize their ultimate freedom goals through creating legitimate streams of passive income.

Mike has been featured in The Globe and Mail, Yahoo Finance, various print publications, radio stations, and major television networks like NBC, CBS and ABC News. Over the course of his career, he has sold nearly 2,000 homes with over 800 just in Atlanta. His turn-key solutions have allowed new investors to become self-made millionaires and he has developed a reputation as the leading authority for helping non-US citizens to invest in the hottest markets of the United States.

Mike Wolf somewhat stumbled onto his speaking career after creating a massive demand from his clients and audience to hear him speak. Due to the investment success he was helping his clients achieve, people wanted to hear Mike speak and learn these strategies for themselves. 

While Mike started speaking on other people's stages, he has gone on to host his own events where he will sell tickets for as much as $8,000 while still managing to fill the room.

In our interview, you will hear about Mike's evolution as a speaker along with key pieces of wisdom he has learned on the journey. Mike is an amazing resource to learn from and I know you will love this interview.

Learn More About Mike Wolf and Take His FREE Masterclass:

Visit Mike Wolf's Website at: https://mikewolfmastery.com/

Register for Mike's Real Estate Investing Masterclass at: http://www.mikewolfmastery.co/masterclass

Follow Mike Wolf on Social Media:

Facebook (Personal): https://www.facebook.com/mike.wolf.986

Facebook (Business): https://www.facebook.com/mikewolfmastery/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikewolf9/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIcXjTIaos4EggSjBGkCf9g

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Steve Love on Speaking in Real Estate and on Cruises

Steve Love on Speaking in Real Estate and on Cruises

July 10, 2019

Ep # 12 - My guest today is Steve Love, an author, speaker, and real estate broker that has been in the industry since 1978. Steve works alongside his wife Robyn Love who has been a real estate agent since 1994. Both worked for many years as real estate appraisers and started real estate investing full time in the 1990’s. Due to their success in the real estate investing arena, they were chosen to run the Los Angeles Chapter of Investor Resource Center of America in 1994. In 2002, they started running the prosperity through real estate chapter.

Steve currently runs the Los Angeles chapter for National REIA (Real Estate Investors Association) and says, "literally just call them up! I'm looking for speakers with good track records." Check out nationalreia.org to learn more and search for your local chapter.

In today's interview, we discuss how to break into local talks like Rotary Clubs and Elks Lodges. Steve also shares a huge secret to ENSURE you get booked on the spot! At these speaking gigs, sometimes you can sell books, enroll new clients, and even have a raffle.

Steve discusses how he was booked to speak several times for the Royal Carribean Cruise Lines. He set himself up for this gig because of a desire to go on more cruises. Steve ended up speaking on as many as 5 cruises a year at one point and each time he was able to bring a family member FOR FREE! He says all you need to do is have a great talk with an interesting topic.

We even get into how to get over phone fear or "call reluctance" and call the people who actually book speakers. If you want to learn Steve's strategies and tips for booking speaking gigs, you will love this interview!  

Learn More About Steve Love and His Real Estate Investing Meetings:

Visit Steve's Website: https://www.prosperitythroughrealestate.com/

National Real Estate Investors Association: https://nationalreia.org/

Steve hosts meetings the first 2 Tuesdays of each month in Culver City, CA (Los Angeles Area) and the 4th Wednesday of each month in Las Vegas, NV. The events are $20 or free for members. They are networking meetings for investors or people wanting to learn more about real estate investing. Steve emphasizes that he specializes in working with people with little money and/or no credit. Meetings take place with a dinner from 6:00pm - 9:30pm.

Follow Steve Love on Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mybiggestfish

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-love-822a0725/

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Seminar Promoter Sahar Nafal on Mistakes to Avoid When Meeting Promoters

Seminar Promoter Sahar Nafal on Mistakes to Avoid When Meeting Promoters

July 2, 2019

Ep #11 - My guest today, Sahar Nafal, is a promoter, international speaker, and community builder. As a promoter, she has put on over 300 live seminars and events. Sahar is the founder of the "Bright Side of Life Community" where she assists women to build stronger, deeper, and more compassionate communities. The "Bright Side of Life" began with a group of just 6 women in her living room and has not expanded to over 7500 members. Sahar also consults for platforms like the eWomen Network, Engaging Speakers, and other clients all over the world where she brings on speakers to get booked.

With her breadth of experience on promoting, we cover a lot of ground in this interview. If you've wondered about the most common mistakes that speakers make when meeting promoters, we will list those off in detail. Also, we discuss what you should have prepared for when you meet with the promoter for the first time. You will get all the tricks of the trade from Sahar so you can make the very best impression when you are ready to get booked. It's a fantastic interview so listen in and enjoy.

Learn More About Sahar Nafal, Get Her FREE Gift, and Visit Her Website:

Visit the Website and Claim Your Free 45 Minute Consultation with Sahar Nafal on How to Get Booked on More Stages: http://thebrightsideoflifeevents.com

When You Booked a Session, You Will Also Receive the Speaker Requirement Worksheet as a Free Gift

Follow Sahar Nafal on Social Media:

Facebook Personal Page: https://www.facebook.com/saharnafal1

The Bright Side of Life Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Saharnafalsoulfulmentor/

The Bright Side of Life Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheBrightSideofLifeCommunity/

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Toni Caruso - Get Booked for Seminars and Workshops

Toni Caruso - Get Booked for Seminars and Workshops

June 25, 2019

Ep #10 - Toni Caruso, the founder of Caruso Signature Events, joins me on the show this week to discuss how to get booked for seminars and workshops. Toni has over 30 years of experience in the marketing and public relations field and has worked in a variety of industries. Her genius is in event production, logistics and organization skills. She produces a range of event types including intimate business lunches between high-worth individuals, educational seminars, shareholders meetings, off-site retreats,movie screenings, business launches, company picnics for over 5,000 guests, and each event is always different in size and scope, but all have one basic formula for success.

Toni is taking her knowledge and bringing it to business professionals so they can help educate, inform and share their life experiences live on stage. Her mission is to produce live signature events that are exciting, engaging, unique and informative. Where business professionals at all levels can connect, collaborate and learn tools to move their business forward. An experience where they walk in with a dream and walk out knowing how to make that dream a reality. She wants to show small business owners and entrepreneurs the importance of sharing their stories live on stage which is the fastest way to build and grow their community.

Whether behind the scenes making her events run smoothly, or out in front educating professionals, Toni does it all with integrity, honesty and professionalism. In this episode, she will share a few of her booking secrets and you will get a ton of value from what she has to say. Enjoy!

Learn More About Toni Caruso, Get Her Book, and Visit Her Website:

Visit Toni Caruso's Website: https://www.carusosignatureevents.com/

Get a FREE Copy of Toni's Book, "Event Production Mastery - Workbook for Putting on Your Own Event," By Sending an Email to: rockstarcoordinator@gmail.com

Just Say "I Want the Book!" in the Email!

Follow Toni Caruso on Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/toni.luppino.caruso

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tonicaruso74/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonicaruso/

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Stephanie Angelo on How to Get Booked at HR Conferences

Stephanie Angelo on How to Get Booked at HR Conferences

June 20, 2019

Ep #09 - Stephanie Angelo, the NSA Arizona Chapter Programs Chair, joins me on the show today to discuss how speakers can get booked at HR conferences. Beyond her current role with the NSA, Stephanie is the former chair for SHRM: Society for Human Resource Management, a Member of Toastmasters, International speaker, and even the creator of a Domestic Violence awareness board game!

Stephanie keynotes and facilitates workshops on Cultures of Learning as well as Strategic Thinking and Collaborative Accountability. She is a Mastermind group leader for business owners ranging from marketers to designers, financial planners, and recruiting firms.  She helps entrepreneurs grow and build their businesses while boosting sales, revenue, and market share.

Stephanie has a unique talent for connecting people and creating collaborative relationships that result in quantifiable growth. She is innovative and builds teams that make more money, blow away their competition, and form better businesses as a result.

To learn more about SHRM, "Society for Human Resource Management," find their website below in the notes and be aware that the organization puts out a call for speakers about 8 months prior to their conference.

The NSA Arizona chapter runs nine monthly programs a year. Stephanie is watching for speakers who would bring super useful tools, and would teach things the members can apply immediately. She says if you send a cold email, she actually reads them and if it's a fit you may get booked. She also says word of mouth if incredibly important, in fact that's how we met! Never shy away from speaking gigs that can get you known better and get your name out!

Stephanie also shares what NOT to do. For example, DON'T forget to follow up, honor deadlines, have your material ready, and treat local chapters like high paying clients!

Learn More About Stephanie Angelo, Get Her Book, and Visit Her Website:

Visit Stephanie Angelo's Website: https://stephanieangelo.com/

Vist the SHRM: "Society for Human Resource Management" Website: https://www.shrm.org/

Get Stephanie Angelo's Book "Serrated" on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0615387632/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

Follow Stephanie Angelo on Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HighStakesMastermind/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieangelosphr/

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Elisa Hays - Getting Booked at Fairs, Festivals, and NSA

Elisa Hays - Getting Booked at Fairs, Festivals, and NSA

June 12, 2019

Ep #08 - Elisa Hays, an international speaker and entrepreneur, joins the show today for an interview to discuss how to get booked to speak by fairs and festivals as well as how to bring a performance based speech. Additionally, we explore what it takes to get booked into associations relating to the fair industry such as the IAFE (International Association of Fairs and Exhibitions). Elisa is the president of the National Speaker Association's Northwest Chapter and we even discuss how to get booked to speak there. 

Elisa began speaking, training and business consulting in 1999 while building "Let’s Pretend Entertainment," a family-centric theater company where fairs and festivals would bring her in along with her speakers to put on entertaining shows with high audience engagement. Elisa eventually sold that business after 15 years of speaking and putting on shows.

Elisa also shares very candidly about her life changing moment being hit by a semi truck going 65 mph while she was standing still. It's an incredible story of overcoming, leadership, resilience, and sacrifice. Listen in, I promise you will be transformed because of it. She is amazing, and you will love this interview!

Learn More About Elisa Hays, Get Her Book, and Visit Her Website:

Get Elisa Hays' Book "Letters to My Daughter" on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Letters-My-Daughter-collection-mentoring-ebook/dp/B07RM8PMTV

Listen to Elisa's "Letters to My Daughter" Podcast: https://elisahays.com/podcast/

Visit Elisa Hays' Website: https://elisahays.com/

Follow Elisa Hays on Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elisahays

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elisahays/

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NSA Austin Chapter President Cheryl Jones on How to Build Speaking Referrals

NSA Austin Chapter President Cheryl Jones on How to Build Speaking Referrals

June 5, 2019

Ep #07 - Cheryl Jones joins me on the podcast this week to discuss how to build up speaking referrals in your business. Cheryl has been a professional speaker, trainer and personal coach for the past 20 years and presently serves as the President of the Austin Chapter of the National Speaker Association. In her time as a speaker, she has been hired to speak for organizations including the San Antonio Spurs, American Heart Association, Legal Zoom, Wells Fargo and the US Army on subjects like:

  • Leadership skills for emerging managers
  • Conversations that win friends and influence others
  • How to master your emotions to reduce stress and build resilience.

Recently, Cheryl published a book in which she pooled her knowledge, expertise, and experience to help others reduce their stress and build confidence. This book is titled, "Emotional Self Mastery: The Best Book on Regaining Personal Power, Self-Confidence, and Peace" and you can find a link for purchase below in the notes.

Connect and Learn More About Cheryl Jones:

Visit Cheryl's Website: http://simplythebestresults.com/

Get the First Couple of Chapters of "Emotional Self Mastery" Free (Scroll Down Toward Bottom of Page): http://simplythebestresults.com/products/the-book

Get Cheryl's Book "Emotional Self Mastery" on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Emotional-Self-Mastery-Regaining-Self-Confidence-ebook/dp/B07KTC8CY1

Follow Cheryl Jones on Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cherylcj4

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cheryljonesmotivationexpert/

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Dr. Carol Soloway on How To Create a Speaking Book Tour

Dr. Carol Soloway on How To Create a Speaking Book Tour

May 29, 2019

This week on the podcast, I sit down with special guest Dr. Carol Soloway to discuss how to get yourself booked to speak on a book tour. Carol is an author, chiropractor, and accomplished speaker as well as a recipient of the Woman of Achievement Award. You've likely seen her on Good Morning Arizona, Fox TV, and as a professional consultant on the Judge Judy Show! Carol has spoken for organizations like the eWomen network and AT&T while also serving as the President of the Orange County chapter of the International Association of Women. She has worked with clients like Marie Osmond, Lisa Nichols, and the whole casts of Jesus Christ Superstar and The Sound of Music from the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Carol presently resides in Southern California with her husband.

Connect with Carol Soloway and Learn More:

Visit Carol's website: https://carolsoloway.com/

Get Carol's book "Gracie's Gone" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2QvhT9T

Connect with Carol on Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drCarolSoloway/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolsoloway/

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Trevor Perry on Being a Paid Motivational Speaker

Trevor Perry on Being a Paid Motivational Speaker

May 22, 2019

Ep #05 - Today, on "Speaking... of Getting Booked," I am joined by Australian motivational speaker, author, storyteller, and IT professional, Trevor Perry. Trevor is changing the lives of his clients one person at a time as he guides them to uncover their passion, purpose, or calling. He then helps to build roadmaps to teach how to live an extraordinary life, realize one's dreams, and achieve unfulfilled goals.

Trevor entertains and motivates audiences with his book and live sessions of the same name, "Never Iron When You Are Naked: Advice Your Mother Should Have Given You... But Never Did." Along with this session, he also runs a live event called "Five Steps to Live an Extraordinary Life."

In this interview, Trevor shares about his background and his career as a paid motivational speaker. There's a lot to learn from his experience so enjoy the conversation.

Connect with Trevor Perry and Learn More:

Visit Trevor's website: http://trevorperryspeaker.com/

Get Trevor's book "Never Iron When You Are Naked:" http://neverironwhenyouarenaked.com/

Connect with Trevor on Social Media:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/urxo

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Traci Scherck - Becoming The Rising Star Locally

Traci Scherck - Becoming The Rising Star Locally

May 15, 2019

Episode #04 - This week on "Speaking... of Getting Booked," I sit down with Traci Scherck, a dynamic, thoughtful and innovative HR professional. Traci is also a speaker for Pryor learning systems and organizes fundraising events for non-profits. She is committed to putting humans first while achieving customer engagement and profitability goals through authentic and concise HR solutions.

Traci's professional experience includes non-profits, union and non-union organizations in healthcare, manufacturing, education, retail and construction. She has built an HR department from the ground up, created strategic talent pathways, implemented compensation and benefit programs along with consulting with small business in an outsourced HR model. She truly has a wealth of experience which makes for a great interview.

Connect with Traci Scherck and Learn More:

Visit Traci's website for Scherck Consulting: https://scherckconsulting.com/

On her website (link above), you will find her 4 Part Video Training for HR for Small Business.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HRinnovates/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/traci-scherck-59142112/

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