How Professionals Use Newsjacking To Generate Media Attention And Book Speaking Gigs

Recently, I delivered a main stage keynote presentation at Influence 2018, the National Speakers Association annual conference. In my talk with 1,500 in the audience, I shared how professionals can use newsjacking to get noticed, to generate media attention, to book speaking gigs, and to grow business. With thanks to NSA, I’m thrilled to share the full video of my 20-minute talk. Related posts: How to Obtain & Deliver Great Speaking Gigs Power Outage at CES Brings Irony, Newsjacking, and Attention to Puerto Rico 5 Income Steams Every Lifestyle Business Can Generate How to Use the Book You Wrote to Close Sales 5 Public-Speaking Tips From Seasoned Experts I Published a Book 5 Years Ago and I’m Still Getting Paid. Here’s How to Take Your Book From an Idea to a Source of Passive Income. My Book and Baby Are Due the Same Day! Follow Along on My Journey. Episode […]

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How to Become a Master Speaker and Presenter

Public speaking is one of the most important tools, no matter what your career is. August 26, 2018 2 min read This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes I don’t know if you know this, but I used to be terrified of speaking. I couldn’t get up in front of my class to give presentations. I was even scared to read in front of a few friends. Any time I had to speak before big games, I was trembling. However, public speaking is one of the most important tools, no matter what your career is. You need to be able to properly present yourself so you seem confident and people trust you. Thanks to some training I was able to overcome this fear. Today, I get on stage in front of thousands of people and make a lot of money doing it. For this episode, I decided to give you some tips […]

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5 Public-Speaking Tips From Seasoned Experts

Here’s a tip you probably haven’t heard: Speak so slowly that it actually feels strange. March 26, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. What are you most afraid of? If you’re like most Americans, public speaking bothers you more than heights, bugs, snakes, enclosed spaces, flying, strangers, clowns and the prospect of drowning. In fact, more than a quarter of the U.S. population has a fear of public speaking. Related: 8 Master Tips on How to Get Paid for Public Speaking But, as an entrepreneur, you likely need to get comfortable with public speaking — at least on some level. You’ll be making pitches to investors, after all. You’ll be selling deals to big clients. You might even be presenting in front of an entrepreneurial crowd. Fortunately, you won’t be alone in this: Thousands of entrepreneurs and public-speaking gurus have conquered their fears in […]

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The Stage is Getting Bigger! My Biggest Keynote is Happening Next Month

I know I can make an impact on people through my blog, podcast, and video channel on YouTube, but when you’re on stage and people can see you in person, you have the capacity to affect them on an emotional level. That’s why I’m so excited to announce my biggest keynote ever! Pat Flynn January 8, 2018 My Biggest Keynote Ever Just this past November, I spoke in front of an audience of 3,000 people—the largest number ever for me—at Christy Wright’s Business Boutique event. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Everything is amplified in a room with that many people—from the applause to the laughter and even the silence. When you’re on stage, by yourself, standing in front of an audience of that size, all the senses are heightened. It’s both electric and magical. And guess what? I’m going to do it again. But […]

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My November 2017 Monthly Income Report

Over the past few years, the business has become more and more like a machine. Although I’m definitely keeping myself busy with new projects, more parts of the business become automated. This is thanks to the team that I’ve built, the software we’re using, and the rules and procedures we have in place. The blog, the podcast, the emails—a lot of it is automated, which is great. I can serve more and offer even more value since the hard work was put in up front. But . . . Since growing the team and getting more hands-off, I’ve noticed I’ve had a thirst for something new to get excited about—something that would allow me creative freedom and also allow me to re-experience the journey of trying to “figure something out again,” like it was at the start of my podcast and blog. And I think I’ve found it, and it’s […]

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My October 2017 Income Report

Welcome to my October 2017 Monthly Income Report! It’s been a busy but extremely enjoyable month. I’m happy to share what I’ve been up to, and how the businesses have been progressing. As always, I share all of the ins and outs of my business so that you can get motivated, and learn from both my wins and my failures. Some months are up, others are down, but there are always lessons to be learned, which I’m happy to pass on to you. Beyond that, I also love to share what’s coming next, and with the year coming to an end very soon, team SPI and I have been putting a lot of effort into what’s coming in 2018. So, without further delay, let’s get right to it! Important Goings-On in October In October, I did more traveling than I had ever done in my whole life. Before I even […]

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My August 2017 Monthly Income Report

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SPI 268: How to Up Your Online (and Offline) Game with Jordan Harbinger

I’m thrilled to welcome Jordan Harbinger back to the podcast to talk about the most important factor in the success of your business: you. In this episode, Jordan’s offering up the lessons he’s learned as the host of The Art of Charm podcast about building authentic relationships, winning over an audience, and making a stellar first impression. As a podcaster, public speaker, and coach, Jordan knows a thing or two about making quality conversation and putting a listener at ease—the kind of skills that can transform an everyday run-in with a stranger at a conference to a lifelong professional relationship. In this episode, he’ll share stories from his business journey and key teaching moments he encountered along the way. He’ll debunk a few myths about what makes a good first impression and offer up a few, simple rules for staying confident and genuine while networking. Like Jordan says, there aren’t many […]

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My October 2016 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my October 2016 Monthly Income Report! As we come closer to the end of 2016, I can definitely say that October was one of the busier months of the year. I traveled to speak, met some amazing people, and took my first set of test students through a brand new course that I launched. This, and more, along with the usual line-by-line itemization of my income streams, are featured in this month’s report, so let’s get right to it! Important Goings-On in October One of the most important things that happened in October was that on October 1, tickets for the Backstreet Boys in Vegas went on sale. I wanted to buy tickets for my wife, who is a hardcore BSB fan. She literally has action figures of each of the members, among other types of random BSB paraphernalia. You might think that I share this jokingly, because […]

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My September 2016 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my September 2016 Monthly Income Report! Beyond the income and expense report, I’ll be sharing my experience at one of my favorite conferences, the results and strategy from a webinar I co-hosted with another company, and the “secret” launch within a small segment of my email list here on SPI for a brand new product I’m validating. Here we go! Latest Goings-On in September “Do you remember the twenty-first night of September?” Bonus points for anyone who knows that reference 🙂 September was a great month, which started with a family trip to Disneyland. Yes, we visit Disneyland a lot, but not always to just walk around the park. Sometimes we run! This time, my wife was signed up to run the Disneyland Half Marathon. In fact, she registered for the “challenge,” which combined a 10k run on Saturday, and a half marathon on Sunday. That’s 19.3 miles […]

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SPI 230: From Deathly Afraid to Cool and Confident: My 5-Year Public Speaking Journey

In today’s episode, we’re hopping into the Delorean. We’re going back to 2011, to my very first FinCon—the first time I ever spoke in public. I’ll break down all the things I got wrong about that first presentation, and everything I’ve done since to become a cooler and more confident public speaker. I’m inviting you to listen in on clips from my best (and most cringe-worthy) presentations, so you can hear what works, what doesn’t, and how I’ve learned to tell the difference. I’ll share the strategies I use to prepare, tips for making a stellar first impression, my favorite audience participation tactics, and the questions I ask myself every time I craft a new speech. Public speaking can be one of the most daunting parts of being an entrepreneur, but that shouldn’t stop you. I hope this look at my own personal journey toward impactful public speaking inspires you to take risks, hone your […]

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My July 2016 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my Monthly Income Report for July 2016! It’s amazing to think that I’ve written nearly 100 of these income reports (this one will be number ninety-four) since SmartPassiveIncome.com started way back in October 2008. Initially, it was created to show the sales and success of my architecture exam business over at GreenExamAcademy.com. Fun fact: I had only intended to write an income report once. But so many people enjoyed the transparency in that post that I have kept it going ever since. Now, the income reports are, by far, some of the most popular posts on the site. Why? Well, of course, people like to check out how much money has been made, and we’ve come a long way since posting only numbers from GreenExamAcademy.com. Several other businesses, niche sites, and even income generated from this blog now account for my total income generated, as you can see […]

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My May 2016 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my May 2016 Monthly Income Report here on SPI! As always, each month I publish a detailed report sharing the ins and outs of my online businesses, including everything from the lessons learned to the money earned. If you’d like to read all of my previous income reports (which have been published monthly since October 2008), check out the income report archive page. We’ve got a few things to cover, so let’s get right into it. Important Goings-On in May A common question I get from those who have been following my online journey for a while is this: What happened to FoodTruckr? For those of you who are new here, FoodTruckr.com is a niche site I created publicly here on the blog three years ago for something called The Niche Site Duel. Over the course of about a year, in several blog posts, I revealed every step […]

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My April 2016 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my April 2016 Monthly Income Report! Each month I construct a brand new detailed report that covers the latest goings-on across all of my online businesses, including wins, failures, lessons learned, and exact dollar amounts from each of my income streams. If you’d like to get a snapshot of my income growth over time, and a list of all of the previous income reports I’ve published since I started doing these back in 2008, please visit my income reports page. If this is your first time seeing one of these reports, you might be wondering why I take the time to write them up. Or, even further, why I choose to reveal my income details publicly here on the blog. I see it like this: It’s sort of like how companies in the stock market publicly report their earnings. They do this so that their investors can understand […]

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My March 2016 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to another monthly income report here on Smart Passive Income! I’ve been publishing these reports since I started monetizing websites back in 2008, but I’m happy to say that this report in particular is very special. Why? One, it’s the first report published on the newly redesigned SPI blog that went live last week. Two, we’re changing up the design of the report specifically, with a new look and a few exciting features. Previously, my Monthly Income Reports included lessons learned and a list of my income sources. But now you’ll see a completely new look that features a spreadsheet style layout of the income, along with the percentage difference from the previous month and totals for various types of income sources. I hope you like the new look and feel! As always, I will continue to include the knowledge and lessons I’ve picked up over the past month. […]

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SPI 203: How to Command Any Conversation, Meeting, or Interaction You Have with Michael Port

I want to introduce you to the person who’s helped me become better speaker, host, and communicator. His name is Michael Port, author of Book Yourself Solid and the new Steal the Show, and he’s a master of commanding conversations. By “commanding,” I don’t mean he bosses his listeners around. For Michael, commanding means being in control of your own communication, getting the output you want, and motivating others to take action. It’s a skill he taught me through his Heroic Public Speaking training, and he’s joining me today to teach you, too. Michael’s background as an actor inspired him to approach public speaking, interviews, and podcast hosting as he would an acting performance. He’ll reveal his strategies for navigating any kind of spontaneous, high-stakes interaction, whether you’ve got an audience of one or one thousand. All of us, at some point in our careers, have to grapple with our anxieties […]

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Storytelling in business: how to use it to grow your brand

Storytelling has forever been a core piece in the way humans communicate. It’s universal and powerful, and as marketers, it’s something that is at the core of our skillset. Still, storytelling in business wasn’t something I really thought about too much when I was starting out. I heard it mentioned a lot, but I never really read anything very practical about how to do it. I figured it was a bit of a wanky buzzword and moved on to other sensible marketing strategies like yellow pages ads. I did, however, start telling my story naturally. I enjoyed writing about my journey and I got good feedback from others. But I didn’t realize how powerful it was as a way to spread the message. I also didn’t really know exactly how to do it, or more importantly how not to do it. That was until Kyle, who worked for me at […]

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