What is Elizabeth Warren a Passionate Fan of?

We travel to 2020 Presidential town hall events to ask a simple question of each candidate: “Outside of your work and your family, what are you a fan of, what are you passionate about?” Today we share what Elizabeth Warren told us. Related posts: What Marketers Can Learn From 2020 Presidential Candidates’ Text Messaging Democratic Presidential Candidates Not Using Digital Platforms to the Full Potential Why Warren Buffett Still Has a Flip Phone Despite Holding Tons of Apple Stock Warren Buffett Says He Eats McDonald’s 3 Times a Week and Pounds Cokes Because He’s Not ‘Bothered’ by Death Apple Stock Soars to New Heights Thanks to Warren Buffett’s $44 Billion Vote of Confidence Facebook Pulls Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Ads on Breaking Up Social Network What Are The U.S. Presidential Candidates Passionate Fans Of? What Are The U.S. Presidential Candidates Passionate Fans Of?

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What Are The U.S. Presidential Candidates Passionate Fans Of?

In the research for our new book Fanocracy: How to Turn Fans into Customers and Customers into Fans, my co-author Reiko and I interviewed hundreds of people about their passions and their fandoms. I am super excited to share a project we’ve been working on for months – a Q&A video series about what the U.S. Presidential candidates are passionate fans of. It’s a question they’ve never been asked on the campaign trail, until now! Related posts: What Are The U.S. Presidential Candidates Passionate Fans Of? What Marketers Can Learn From 2020 Presidential Candidates’ Text Messaging Democratic Presidential Candidates Not Using Digital Platforms to the Full Potential Presidential Candidates Back Marijuana Justice Act, But What Would It Do? The Risks of Candidates Climbing Back Down the Corporate Ladder How to Turn Fans into Customers and Customers into Fans IHOP, #IHOb, And Lying To Your Fans As A Marketing Strategy Create […]

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Learn to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

The Complete Presentation and Public Speaking Course will have you wowing audiences in no time. June 11, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. If you start sweating when you think of that big presentation in front of investors, you’re not alone. Up to 40 percent of Americans struggle with stage fright, and that can be a real problem when you’re the captain of a startup. If you want your next presentation to be your best speech ever, The Complete Presentation and Public Speaking Course has you covered. Venture capitalist and award-winning business school professor Chris Haroun teaches this comprehensive course. He uses exercises, examples, and templates that will give you a leg up on your […]

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Top 10 Ways to Facilitate a Fascinating Discussion

At most conferences, the panel discussions are terribly boring. In fact, some panels are so dreadful that many attendees use the time to network in the hallways or check emails. But it doesn’t have to be that way! I’ve moderated dozens of panels and witnessed hundreds. Here are my top ten ways to make the next panel you moderate the highlight of the event. Related posts: How Come Every Tech Panel Is Always a Tech ‘Manel?’ 5 Ways to Implement Business Casual Communications 5 Timeless Ways to Earn Your Audience’s Time and Attention How to Turn One Idea into a Fascinating Four-Part Series Prepare Now or Perish: 5 Fascinating Jobs of the Future How Google Works – A Call for a Search Discussion SPI 224: Hack Teaching—A Discussion about Education and Getting Results with Mark Barnes 5 Ways Hemp Is a Boon for Health

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Master the Art of Public Speaking for Less Than $20

Expert Bill Hoogterp will teach you how to ‘own the room’ across 31 different video lessons. February 13, 2019 3 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. If you’ve ever been recruited to deliver a public speech, someone likely gave you a particular tip before you got behind the podium: Picture your audience in their underwear to make your stage fright disappear. Did the person who shared that advice have good intentions? Yes. Is it bad (and somewhat icky) advice that only made you feel more uncomfortable onstage? Also yes. When it comes to doling out public speaking advice, few of us can produce something that’s actually constructive: “Look at your audience’s foreheads, not eyes”? They’ll definitely notice, […]

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Improve Your Public Speaking Skills in Just Two Hours, And for Less Than $10

Start relishing the act of delivering a presentation with this course led by career coach Andrew Whelan. February 9, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. When you think about it, public speaking is a lot like dying: everyone dreads the inevitable moment they have to do it themselves. Sure, it’s not as scary as sharks, government corruption, or the looming threat of another world war — that’s according to a recent survey of U.S. adults’ fears — but giving a presentation to a crowd of strangers doesn’t exactly top most people’s bucket lists, does it? As is the case with many kinds of anxieties, confronting and exploring the source of your public speaking phobia can […]

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6 Ways to Grow Your Public Speaking Business

Internationally renowned keynote speaker Adam Smiley Poswolsky shares his advice on growing a public speaking profile. January 31, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As a keynote speaker, I spend a great deal of time talking with people about what it takes to run a speaking business. It’s incredibly meaningful to connect with people at different companies, nonprofits and schools, but sustaining a speaking business requires a lot more time and energy than the 60 minutes I spend on a stage. Speaking, like any other profession requires a ton of work behind the scenes. I spend months working on my presentations, hours on calls with event organizers and new leads, and have done several hundred speeches over the past 20 years for free to pay my dues, fine tune my craft and give back to the community. Now that public speaking is my full-time job, […]

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Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking for Less Than $20

Learn how to engage audiences of all sizes with tips from a bestselling author and veteran actress. January 3, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. If only spiders, snakes, and closet-dwelling boogeymen were still the only things you feared. Now that you’re all grown up, you know that there’s something even scarier out there: public speaking engagements.  According to neuropsychologist and author Dr. Theo Tsaousides, glossophobia — the fancy name for the fear of public speaking — affects 25 percent of us, making it among the most common fears. In a 2017 article for Psychology Today, he detailed the debilitating effects it can have on a person, even in mild cases: “Fear of public speaking can […]

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How Individual Motivational Guest Speakers Can Educate You in 2019

If you want your next event to be amazing and unforgettable, consider booking these speakers. December 31, 2018 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. When considering guest speakers you are booking for your events this year, you probably get excited about booking big names like Tony Robbins or Dave Ramsey to speak at your event. However, after you call the bureau, your dreams are crushed — these speakers can be slightly outside of your budget, or the firm dates you need are already blocked out. Because of this, I’m often asked about up-and-comers or people who have knocked it out of the park at events I’ve attended with unique angles of motivation. The more I travel, the more fortunate I am to see people from different backgrounds — and with different personalities and ages — crushing it on the speaking circuit. Here are some guest […]

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What I Learned About Public Speaking From Starting My First Speaking Tour

We all have a message worth sharing, and sometimes we have to push ourselves to share it. December 19, 2018 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Just two months ago, I kicked off something I’ve never done before: a speaking tour. Based on my book Her Big Idea, my talk wrestles with big questions surrounding the self-doubt we all feel when considering action upon our ideas, with the ultimate message as the encouragement to just go for it and start before you’re ready. Related: 7 Powerful Public Speaking Tips From One of the Most-Watched TED Talks Speakers So, taking my own advice, I embarked on my speaking tour. I started before I was ready, and launched my tour with a speech at Harvard, and expanded to Columbia, Yale, Northeastern and the University of Colorado at Boulder in the past two months. Here’s what I learned from […]

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Wringing the Fear out of Public Speaking

Simple tips will help you feel comfortable — starting with how you should turn off that worried voice inside your head. November 14, 2018 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. I am a public speaker and a book author.  Many times, when traveling on business, I meet people on planes who, finding out what I do, say, “Oh, I  could never do that! I would die!” Related: 6 Easy Tips for Conquering Your Fear of Public Speaking (Infographic) They even look uncomfortable just saying it, as if they’re about to break out in a cold sweat. These folks are not alone: According to the National Institute of Mental Health, public speaking anxiety, or glossophobia, affects about 73 percent of the population. That’s a huge portion of the population! However, I come bearing good news. The news is that, with work and practice, public speaking is something you can get comfortable doing. Here are some tools and techniques […]

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12 Ways to Make Your Webinar Presentations WAY More Effective

Gosh, most webinars are dreadfully boring! The presenter drones on and on and we curse the moment we chose to tune in. Maybe we stay on because of the promise of some good information to come, but it is frustrating. It doesn’t have to be that bad! We can make webinars better! The key is to remember that when we present using virtual technology, we don’t have the same emotional cues as we do when we are face-to-face with our audience. Related posts: 5 Ways to Make More Money with Your Next Webinar Can You Hear Me? How to Connect with People in a Virtual World Can You Hear Me? How to Connect with People in a Virtual World Overcome Webinar Offer Anxiety and Get Your Audience to Buy Sign Up for Our Free Workshop on Persuasive Presentations 3 Tricks to Get People to Actually Listen to Your Presentations 3 […]

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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 Professionals Use Newsjacking To Generate Media Attention And Book Speaking Gigs How to Obtain & Deliver Great Speaking Gigs Power Outage at CES Brings Irony, Newsjacking, and Attention to Puerto Rico Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking for Less Than $20 How Creative Commons Helped Spread My Ideas To Millions Of People! What I Learned About Public Speaking From Starting My First Speaking Tour Selling a Book? Overlooking This Page Could Kill Sales—Book Marketing with Bryan Cohen Gillette #MeToo Newsjacking Film Fails Because It Promotes Gillette […]

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6 Easy Tips for Conquering Your Fear of Public Speaking (Infographic)

Turn a weakness into a strength by using these steps. October 27, 2018 1 min read Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses. Some of us might be great leaders, great teachers or great speakers. Others might know every aspect of their business, but struggle when presenting in front of a crowd. If you are one of the latter people — either because you think you’re a poor public speaker or simply because you don’t like it — it’s not the end of the world. You can always improve and grow, turn weaknesses into strength.  Whether you  need a little practice, some coaching or something else, you can get better with time.   Even if you have a fear of public speaking, there’s still hope. Some mindfulness and meditation tricks can help you improve in this aspect. This infographic by Buffalo7 can help you conquer that fear and crush your next presentation […]

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I Went From Unknown Speaker to Charging More Than $10,000 Per Gig — and You Can, Too

Follow these tips to get more gigs and make a great first impression. October 26, 2018 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. If you’re a new speaker who’s been struggling to get gigs and trying to learn the ropes, more than likely you’ve been having a hard time figuring out where to start, whom to ask for when you make a call or whom you need to send that email to. Related: 3 Steps to Book Your First Paid Speaking Gig In my experience as a professional speaker, I’ve learned several tips and tricks along the way. Earlier in my career, one of my mentors, and a Hall Of Fame speaker, Dr. Willie Jolley, told me that I needed to start charging $1,000 per event. I couldn’t believe it, but I implemented his advice immediately and closed a deal the very next week with a local college […]

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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 Professionals Use Newsjacking To Generate Media Attention And Book Speaking Gigs How to Obtain & Deliver Great Speaking Gigs Power Outage at CES Brings Irony, Newsjacking, and Attention to Puerto Rico Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking for Less Than $20 How Creative Commons Helped Spread My Ideas To Millions Of People! What I Learned About Public Speaking From Starting My First Speaking Tour Selling a Book? Overlooking This Page Could Kill Sales—Book Marketing with Bryan Cohen Gillette #MeToo Newsjacking Film Fails Because It Promotes Gillette […]

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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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