Conquering your speaking demons


by Burt Dubin on June 7, 2012


Conquering Your Speaking Demons

(How to be a successful speaker faster now)

Everyone who creates personal success as a 21st century speaker—is a hero.  We battle with dragons.  We grapple with demons. We wrestle with psychological monsters.

Like Theseus embroiled in the maze on the island of Crete, millennia ago, wrestling with, and slaying the dreaded Minotaur. Like David facing Goliath armed with only a slingshot and 5 smooth stones.  Like Hercules rescuing Theseus and Persephone from Hades.

In the last century, like Harry Truman, a sure loser according to every poll, bravely facing up to and defeating the powerful Thomas Dewey.  Like Mahatma Gandhi, armed with only a loincloth and a relentless will, freeing the Indian subcontinent from British rule.

And let’s not forget the gallant Nelson Mandela who, battling from his bleak jail cell ultimately ended apartheid in South Africa, winning emancipation and equality for millions of his native people.

What about the speaker?  What about the aspiring speaker . . . the lonely, aching one out in the cold, with nose pressed up against the store window, gazing wistfully at glowing success only a heartbeat away; what are this speaker’s demons?

What dragons, what Minotaur, what swamps swarming with alligators, what precipices and crevasses wait to swallow up all the wanna-be’s hopes and dreams?   What else blocks the illusive path to success and abundance?

And, most important of all, how are all these monsters put to rest forever by the speaker moving from struggle and lack to success and abundance.

I’ve been there, dead broke, flat on my assets, and those only in my unswerving imagination, sustained only by vision.   Perhaps this  glimpse of my journey may yield hope:

1.  For you it starts with implacable will, iron determination, bulldog blood, an inner spirit that will not surrender to defeat as long as there is breath in your body.

2.   It proceeds with your awakening awareness that like all activities, the speaking business has rules of play, rules you are to discover and master.

3.   It continue with relentless research.  The fruit of this investigation is, the insight that 80% of success in the business of speaking has nothing to do with platform performance.   Beyond platform excellence, speaking success emerges from having a unique position, a burning desire, a mission so powerful that the mission has you, plus your promotion, your marketing, a bit of wit and a colossal commitment, so huge that everything else is surrendered in the service of the success you yearn for.

4.   Then, on top of all of that, ceaseless work, unending hours engaging the wisdom you harvest.   First discovering how to market your services, then  experiencing the indescribable joy of hearing your phone ring.  Imagine having decision-makers call you to ask if you can speak for them!  There’s nothing like it.

5.   After that, with bookings flowing in, you presenting programs much like the fabled Chinese meal.  Programs that leave audiences satisfied yet hungry for more, and then more again from you.

6.   Let’s not forget your marketing graphics, appropriate for your fees at the time.  These you update and revise often as your level of programs evolves and as your letters of commendation are received.

7.   Finally, and really first in importance, your spirit, love, caring, acceptance of the mantle of your power along with accountability for the judicious use of that power.  The privilege of the platform is an awesome responsibility.  We influence lives.   We affect market penetration, sales and profits of companies, and the return their shareholders enjoy.   We ease the way.  We give people hope.  We are light- bearers.

And when you surrender to your higher purpose, when you give yourself to your intentions, you may just find yourself living in a state of euphoria.  You may find inner peace, a sense of rightness about how you are engaging your energy.  You may even know you’ve found what the Buddhists call your right livelihood.

Have you been waiting for the point?   Here it is:

Years ago I was you.  You don’t have to endure what I endured.  You can attain the speaking business success——or the greater speaking business success—— that you desire, faster and easier now.  You can stand on my shoulders.

You can hold your head high.  You can invest in my Mentoring . . . the world’s exclusive resource with a money-back guarantee of speaking business success.



“Six-figure success as a paid speaker”

Is this what you yearn for?

Dreaming doesn’t get you there.


Action does!


Sitting on your ass and imagining

how great it would be to travel the world,

stay in fine hotels, dine in beautiful white tablecloth dining rooms

simply will not get you to the airport and into the front cabin

where you are served fine food and beverages.


Resolute determination linked to a message

that Decision-makers desire

plus access to expertise

like mine will.


Simple truth:

Only1 in 33 make it

into the major leagues of the

speaking business. The others settle

for the dream.  I call them gutless wonders.

Instead of allowing yourself to earn this ignoble

appellation, call me for a complimentary discussion.

You have nothing to lose  . . . and a whole new life to win. >




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