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7 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Land Speaking Gigs

When I started out as a public speaker, I had to hustle to find gigs. I sent cold emails, reached out to old friends and former colleagues, and submitted proposal after proposal to conferences. But today, 90% of my speaking opportunities come from people who reach...

How I Landed a Speaking Gig with the Miami Dolphins

I was recently asked to speak to the Miami Dolphins' rookies about personal branding and how to use social media to amplify their message. I've spoken in dozens of college athletic departments, but this was my first time speaking to professional athletes. I was understandably excited, and...

Blog Your Way to Media Appearances, Books and More

Blogging changed my life. It facilitated my move from practicing law to being a sports business reporter/analyst for outlets like Forbes, ESPN, and more. Blogging has landed me two book deals and dozens of speaking engagements. The secret to my success? Consistent content. That's it. I don't spend...

Timeline for Writing a Nonfiction Book

I frequently receive emails asking to know more about the process of writing a book and acquiring a literary agent. One of the things I have to explain is just how lengthy the process is from book idea to holding a published book in your hands –...