[Speaker Video Reels] Use what you have and be proud of it

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It’s kind of a big deal to be creating my very first sizzle reel to showcase myself as a speaker.  I have been speaking to audiences big and small since the year 2002, and it’s been quite a journey for me.

If you’ve been following my work for a while, you know about my humble beginnings as a speaker and how I went ‘kicking and screaming’ to speaking on the advice of my very first business coach.  The truth is, I wasn’t very good at the start.  And I am being kind with my own words.

Getting better has been an area of focus for me. That means sourcing courage to show up as the best Nancy Juetten I can be, quirks and all.  That means being myself, using words the way I like to use them, and keeping it real.

This brings me to the point of this post, and it is this:

Wherever you are, well, there you are.

BE right there, and be proud of what you have achieved.

Use the best of what you have.  Believe in your heart, head, and gut that with every speech you give going forward, you’ll be better than ever and MORE YOU every time you show up.

Do not get caught in the comparison game by watching hours of demo reels for other speakers and wishing that your style or presentation is a match for theirs.

Be the best YOU and reflect that with the best of what you have to offer today.

Here is what I know for sure.

As soon as that first sizzle reel is complete, it will be time to lay the foundation for the NEXT one.

We are all only as good as our last best performance, and the best is always yet to come.

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Don’t be singing the “What Could Have Been Blues …” and a story to get you into action

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In April of this year, I was lucky enough to lead an intimate dinner event with some ‘movers and shakers’ up to big things. Kathi Suprata was among my honored guests. We shared a fabulous meal around a gorgeous dining room table. And our conversations were around how to raise our voices and make big impact.

Toward the end of the evening as we were wrapping up the event, we talked about the big, bold actions we were going to take as a direct result of spending that magical evening together.  Big, bold intentions were shared. And it was exciting and inspiring for all of us.

Then, Kathi serenaded us with one of her original songs — ‘The What Could Have Been Blues.” Just weeks later, Kathi went to see her doctor. She had been experiencing low grade fever and discomfort and asked her doctor to diagnose the problem.

The diagnosis in this case is cancer.

Kathi has an amazingly upbeat attitude to her situation and is inviting magic and miracles to manifest.

I want to do my part. Please send healing energy, magic and miracles in the direction of Berkeley, California where Kathi and her fiancee are making plans to beat this thing.

If you have been delaying doing anything in your life or work until SOMEDAY instead of taking action NOW, I hope Kathi’s song — ‘The What Could Have Been Blues’  — is the wake-up call you need to move forward.

You never know what tomorrow will bring.

Make the most of TODAY and speak and sing your message so it can be heard to make the impact you are here to make.

>> Finally, if you lead live events anywhere in the USA and want to bring Kathi’s music to your stage, I know Kathi would be honored and thrilled to inspire your tribes to say YES to the right opportunities that can bring their dreams alive today.

Watch her joy and listen to the lyrics. They will get you straight to the heart.

Reach her at kathisuprata@gmail.com.

 

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20 minutes of stage time can turn into thousands of dollars — It just happened for me!

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What if you could turn 20 minutes of stage time into thousands of dollars?

What could happen for you?

Last Friday, I was fortunate to take the stage for 20 minutes at a live event that was attended by aspiring speakers up to big things.

There were 36 people in the audience of whom two were already my clients. When the talk was over, 31 of them had rushed to the back of the room to make a purchase from me.

31 buyers from 34 potential clients represents a 91% conversion rate!

This was the right audience for my message about making your speaker one-sheet rock. BELOW is access to a clip from the 20 minute talk I gave from Mark Grainger and Shannon Law’s Big Impact Speaker event.

I brought my full, quirky essence to their stage, delivered content that served a specific need for their audience, and was fortunate to be introduced in such a powerful way that the audience was set up to fall in love at ‘hello.’

I hope this inspires you to take stages in service to your perfect audience so you can welcome results that delight you, while boosting your confidence big time.

This brings me to a few questions for you.

>> What specifically are you doing to get yourself booked on live and virtual stages?

>> Are you reaching out to decision makers?

>> Are you hosting your own live or virtual events?

If you do nothing, nothing happens. And when you ask for what you want and take action, amazing things can unfold for your audience, for you, and also for the marketplace.

What is it going to be for you?

If you’d like to learn more about how to make speaking rock for your best audience with your best message front and center, I’ll be interviewing Shannon Law via BeLive.TV on July 11 at 3 p.m. Pacific from my business fan page.  Join us and bring along some of your speaker and expert friends!  The more, the merrier!

This is a generous clip from my talk from Mark and Shannon's Big Impact Speaker event from last Friday. The way they introduced me touched my heart in a big way and the audience enjoyed my talk. It cuts off near the end because my phone storage was at capacity. That is a lesson learned for the next time. >> Check phone storage before recording the next big gig. Oy!

Posted by Nancy Juetten on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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I am such a fire starter!

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I am such a fire starter!

Last week, I hosted a VIP Raise Your Voice – Make Your Impact Dinner Mastermind in Portland, Oregon.

I reached out to the ‘movers and shakers’ in the industry who live and work in that city and extended an invitation for them to join me for dinner around a conference table.

Why?

Two reasons:

>> I wanted to make the most of my trip to Portland, Oregon as I was the featured guest speaker for eWomenNetwork.

>> I love connecting and creating across the dining room table. It’s my favorite way to serve so  why not do what I love and see what magic can be co-created to the success of others and for myself, too!

The event was magical in so many ways.

It turns out that many of the experts in the room were “Facebook Live Virgins.”  I took matters into my own hands to slay that dragon right away as I saw, heard, and celebrated every guest around the table in a spontaneous Facebook Live Broadcast direct from our boardroom.  We even broke into song as we introduced everyone and her or his big mission to all who watched us live and continue to enjoy the replay.

Most notable for me is that so many of my ‘mover and shaker’ guests were inspired by the event to the point that they decided to do Facebook LIVE interviews about their own ‘aha’ insights and take-away lessons.

This awesome event idea I cooked up served up a reason for luminaries to speak up, show up, and inspire their tribes, too.  I am awe-struck about this. Here are links to their live broadcasts so you can meet them, too.

Kathleen Gage’s FB Live

Patti Keating’s FB Live

Marcia Bench’s FB Live

If you are a ‘mover and a shaker’ up to big things and want to join the Raise Your Voice – Make Your Impact conversation,  I am leading three additional events like this throughout this summer in Newport Beach, CA and Bellevue and Bellingham, WA.

July 27 – Newport Beach, CA

August 23 – Bellevue, WA

August 31 — Bellingham, WA 

When you make your $97 seat reservation, you’ll get “Raise Your Voice – Make Your Impact” inspiration instantly.

You’ll receive your digital copy of the ever-popular and super useful Bye-Bye Boring Bio Workbook plus a bundle of 5 audio masterclasses to support  you in boosting your credibility, authority, Bio Wow Factor, visibility, and improving your skills as a master of new client enrollment. This is a $297 bundle of awesomeness that  delivers instantly to your inbox.

At the dinner event, you’ll also:

  • Take the Get Ready, Get Known, Get Paid QUIZ to know where you stand so you can plot your best next steps forward;
  • Get introduced to the “Get Known in Your Own Backyard and Beyond” System to guide you to the visibility, credibility, authority, and opportunities you most desire;
  • Be inspired to craft a ‘virtual cocktail napkin’ of awesomeness that makes it easy for your ideal clients to say YES to your most compelling offers;
  • Learn how to use the ‘Signature Talk Delivery Cheat Sheet’ to give you confidence to deliver your message right every time, even in the clutch moments; and;
  • Learn to create and deliver an offer than converts from the live or virtual stage.

Every group is different. And when we gather with the intention to elevate our conversations as we raise our voices, we all get inspired to make big impact in service to those we are here to serve.

There are just 11 seats at every table to insure intimacy, connection, and impact.

Does one of them have YOUR NAME on it?

If you are a ‘mover and shaker’ who is darn serious about giving and receiving big value and connecting with like-minded experts and speakers up to big things, claim your place.

July 27 – Newport Beach, CA

August 23 – Bellevue, WA

August 31 — Bellingham, WA 

With so much bounty to be shared and just a few seats to offer at each event, this is for serious guests who are eager to give, receive and show up fully to benefit big time.

I hope to meet you one day very soon as we raise our voices and make some powerful, important noise!

Let the fire starting continue in a city near you.

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20 Minutes to Courage!

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Got 20 minutes to ignite courage to BE THE EXPERT you want to be known for —  starting NOW? This interview might deliver on that promise. Thanks Doug Foresta for the opportunity to share. Thanks also to mentors past and present who delivered the kick in the pants for me to do this myself. None of us does this alone… The working link to the gift I offered is this one.

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Getting Ready for a Sizzle Reel …

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I’ve been gathering images and screen captures from my contributions to the live and virtual stage for a long time. Tonight I pulled together a video montage to showcase my credibility, authority, stage presence, and hot topics using an easy to use program called Animoto. I’m excited to refine it further while I await the videos of recent talks given from the live stage. My aim is to bring this to life even more for the decision makers who need to see me in action before they say YES. Step by step, it’s all coming together, and that feels great.

 

 

 

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Opportunity for Visibility is Everywhere …

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frankie_nIf you are open to the idea of getting more visibility, you’ll find it everywhere — especially in your own backyard.

You may know that I run a hobby business called The Very Important Pup Hotel. It’s my ’empty nest’ project that brings happy vacationing pups to my home when their owners go on vacation. It’s a fun way to welcome wagging tails and happy paws into my life, now that my son is attending university.

Well, not long ago, one of my happy clients posted a favorable review about this service on a Facebook page for our neighborhood called NextDoor. Another neighbor saw the review, reached out, and asked if I could look after her French Bull Dog named ‘Frankie’ for a few days.

We met for a ‘meet and greet’ and decided to do business. While we were ditch-the-guesswork-cover-draft-2chatting, I asked her what she did for a living. She edits the Points Living Magazine that is distributed in the adjacent neighborhood to where we live. I asked for a copy, and she happened to have one in her car. In return, I shared a copy of my husband Steve’s recently released book, Ditch the Guesswork: Creating Reliable ROI for Time-Starved Investors.

Steve and I enjoyed looking after ‘Frankie’ over the weekend, and when the client returned from her trip, she said she loved Steve’s book, thought my business was a hoot, and asked if she could write a story about us for the magazine.

Within a few days, photos were taken and shared, answers to interview questions were provided, and the magazine layout was shared for our blessing. We managed to talk about all three of our businesses in the interview and inserts links in the text to make it easy for our neighbors to learn more about us. In a week or so, everyone in the neighborhood will receive a copy of the glossy magazine in their mailbox.

I can’t wait to see what happens next and hope this story about being open to opportunity can open your eyes to great ways to get more visible in your neighborhood so you can do more of what you love.

The magazine feature is below. Read it and grin!

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They laughed and learned about making their speaker sheets rock!

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mark-nancy-shannon-big-impact-live-feb-2017_nOn Saturday, I gave a short and snappy talk to 43 aspiring speakers who were jazzed about getting booked on more live and virtual stages fast.  Thank you Mark Grainger and Shannon Law of Big Impact Speaker LIVE for the opportunity to share my message with your amazing tribe.  Share this blog post with the aspiring speakers you know who want to make a sizzling first impression at hello so they can hear the message, too. If you’d like me to share this talk live from you stage, get in touch at nancy@getknowngetpaid.com or call me at 425-641-5213. Thank you!

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From ‘Victim’ to Over-Staying My Welcome in ‘Overcoming’ to What Comes Next …

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The stories we tell ourselves can lift us up, keep us stuck, or lead us forward. Each of us gets to decide.

Boy oh boy.  When I look back at the messages I received from many sources over the years, it astounds me that I have arrived to create what my life is like today.

What are some of the old stories I used to carry around with me?

Some of them are hard to type, let alone speak out loud.

  • “You are dumb, stupid, and have poor judgment.”
  • “I don’t want to hear about that.”
  • “Don’t go farther than can my voice can carry.”
  • “You can’t do that.”
  • “You don’t want that.”
  • “No. We can’t afford that.”
  • “You can’t have more than one of those.  If you get a second one, we are taking the other one back.”
  • “Vacations are for other people.”
  • “You are playing too small and are easy to dismiss.”

Being a life-long over-achiever, I spent decades PROVING these stories wrong.

  • I am deliberate and thoughtful with my decision making.
  • I am an extraordinary listener.
  • I lead teleclasses and webinars that bring my voice to listeners around the world.
  • I can do just about anything I put my mind to.
  • I can name and claim experiences and material items that I want.
  • I choose to invest into the experiences and material items that matter most to me.
  • If I want two of the same thing, that’s fine.
  • Vacations are for me and my family, too.
  • I play the game that is right for me, stay in my own lane without apology, and I won’t be dismissed.

But here is the thing.

I have proven every one of these statements to be true to myself and to others again and again and again.

The trouble is that I have lingered in the PROVING ENERGY to the point of exhaustion.

As I reflected on this, I realized something that was really disturbing to me.

When I succeeded in achieving a big goal, I didn’t celebrate the joy of that accomplishment. I just kept pushing and proving.

That is why a few months ago, I started saying “NO.”

A lot.

I was done DOING FOR OTHERS as a means of demonstrating my value or worth.  Finished.  Complete.

In my rare quiet moments of reflection, I found myself feeling a lot of negative emotions.

At a gut level, I knew those negative feelings were holding me back from stepping up to be the mom, wife, friend, or business owner I wanted to be.  I was BEYOND ready to write a new story for myself.

If you have ever felt stuck in fear, hurt, blame, or despair because life or business isn’t unfolding according to the awesome vision that is unfolding in your head, you know how frustrating, confusing, and worrisome this can be.  And those FEELINGS just keep what you want most and can’t quite describe yet at arm’s length.

So, as I said “NO” to lots of things. I tuned in to my own wishes. I opened up my heart to feel differently about what might be next.

I started taking better care of myself. I released some extra weight and started exercising more. I started setting aside some of the negative judgments I was placing on myself and others.

And guess what?

I started to feel new emotions — like hope, trust, optimism, and a sense of well-being.  And none of those feelings had anything to do with what I had done for others lately. They just started to bloom within my own soul. I started to feel some playful energy come back.  And I am leaning into that with gratitude because it seems as though the ‘mojo’ had gone missing for way too long.

Now, I can declare a day for doing absolutely nothing, and let it be what it will be.

If someone says that a big player is quick to discount this or that about me, I can shrug it off and say, “Who cares that that person thinks” and be completely OK with that.

Believe me. This is an epic shift for someone who has been a classic ‘people pleaser’ and over-achiever all of her life.

The truth is that I overstayed my welcome in my ‘Overcoming Stories’ for way too long.

Today my arms are wide open to what the next phase of my life will be.

With my son officially launched and a devoted husband of almost 29 years by my side to continue my journey, I know at some deep level that the best is yet to come.  The ‘Great Story’ piece of my path is preparing to unfold. I am not attached to what that looks like or what shape it takes. What I know without a doubt is that I’ve got a lot to contribute and plenty of magic to share. Showing up as the best expression of what that is will be my greatest triumph. My arms are wide open to BE THAT. And it will be enough.

If what I have shared today touches your soul, know that I did not make this journey alone.  I studied the Break Through to Your Great Story training created by Leza Danly and Jeanine Mancusi of Lucid Living. 

lezaandjeanine_o I continue to study it and savor it as I move through perhaps the greatest and most personal transformation of my life.

There was something that Jeanine said during a call that touched my heart.  She said, “There comes a time when the burdens of old stories become so great that you just have to set aside that burden.” 

At this season of my life, I was ready to hear that message. I embraced the training to do this important work.  And I continue to do it.  Some of those transitional or imprisoning emotions still creep in.  Of course they do.  I am the author of my own life, and I get to write the next story.   My intention is that it will be a great one.  Time will tell.

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A Funny Thing Happened Along the Way … I’ve Become a Bit of a Badass

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When I started my journey to build an online business, I got advice from many sources and mentors.  Some advice was louder than others.

Chances are, you have been hearing the same voices and have been working hard to do these things and plenty more:

  • Name and claim a profitable niche audience.
  • Create a money making marketing message.
  • Master the new client enrollment conversation.
  • Create an information product that meets an urgent need.
  • Write a book that can be a ‘big business card.’
  • Grow your list so you can have influence and impact that leads to income.
  • Create a business model with three choices even Goldilocks would love.
  • Launch a group training program.
  • Speak from live and virtual stages.
  • Speak to sell.
  • Master your mindset.
  • Master your metrics.
  • Learn to become a ‘rock star’ joint venture partner.
  • Create your own live events.
  • Get known for doing one thing really well.

Here is a confession.

Since 2009, I have been maverick enough to do things in the order that suited me and not what was prescribed. Experience is always the best teacher.

I have learned a heck of a lot.

I know which approaches work well for me and pay off and which ones don’t.

And you know what?

I have been running my own race and doing just fine, thank you very much.

I’ve discovered that there is a whole lot of power under the tent over here.

What is most important is that I believe it. 

The woman who started this journey in 2009 with a $47 book called Bye-Bye Boring Bio is NOT the same woman who is on the journey today. It’s time to raise my voice and show up as the long distance runner I have become with huge value to offer.

  • My skill set is comprehensive.
  • My track record is rock solid.
  • My voice and distinct point of view matter — especially for reluctant messengers in the world who want to step up to share theirs.

Lots of big ideas are swirling as I kick off self-imposed ‘training wheels’ and step up to a bigger version of what I am here to do.

Just this week, someone who knows me described me as a well-dressed elegant rebel.  She said, “You look like Jackio O, but you are a badass underneath.”

Maybe so.

Here are three big ideas that are coming through me as I write this post:

  • I declare my independence from mentors whose voices and approaches no longer serve me.
  • I will raise my voice and speak up.
  • Perhaps in doing so, I can encourage you to do the same.

I am strapping on my rocket belt because it may be a bumpy ride that will be worth the turbulence.

Onward!

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