Speakernomics

Speakernomics

The speaking industry is constantly evolving. Listen weekly for voices of experience from experts in the speaking industry with tips, insights and knowledge to help you become a better speaker, build a better business, and get paid to speak.

Episodes

July 16, 2024 19 mins
In this episode of Speakernomics, host Kenneth "Shark" Kinney sits down with Hall of Fame Speaker & coach, Mike Domitrz, CSP, CPAE, who shares his expertise on thriving and growing a speaking career.  In this session, Mike will: Challenge speakers to differentiate their approach to scripting by finding a balance that allows their authentic personality to shine through, rather than adhering strictly to a fully scripted talk. Gui...
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In this special edition of Speakernomics, host Kenneth "Shark" Kinney sits down with 14 individuals ranging from Hall of Fame Speakers, Coaches to Speaker Bureaus and Meeting Planners to talk about what, in their opinion, makes a killer Speaker Reel. By the end of this episode*, you will: Evaluate the importance of capturing audience engagement and presenting a clear problem-solution narrative within your demo reel. Demonstrate...
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In this episode of Speakernomics, host Kenneth "Shark" Kinney delves into the intricacies of transforming your relationship with your audience with Keynote Director, Mike Ganino. In this session, Mike will: Differentiate between public speaking coaching and keynote directing, emphasizing the need for professional speakers to elevate their performance beyond basic stage comfort and into transformative experiences. Demonstrate how ...
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In this episode of Speakernomics, host Kenneth "Shark" Kinney and special guest Mike Stickler, delve into the evolving landscape of book publishing and marketing for professional speakers. As the founder of Leadership Books and an experienced author, Mike shares invaluable insights tailored for today's dynamic market. In this session, Mike will: Analyze the importance of a multi-faceted marketing strategy including social media te...
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In this special episode of Speakernomics, host Kenneth "Shark" Kinney sits down with the legendary author and hall of fame speaker, Harvey Mackay, CPAE to delve into the intricacies of networking, effective customer engagement, and the art of staying unpredictable in sales and persuasion. In this session, Harvey will: Emphasize the necessity of maintaining and nurturing an extensive professional network over time by regularly conn...
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This week on Speakernomics, host Kenneth "Shark" Kinney speaks with strategic storytelling expert Andy Henriquez, sharing his insights on crafting compelling narratives that resonate with audiences. In this session, Andy will: Illustrate the necessity of using peaks and valleys in storytelling to emotionally connect with the audience and reflect their own experiences. Share strategies for investing in oneself and in storytelling ...
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In this episode of Speakernomics, Sylvie di Giusto, CSP discusses positioning oneself in the global speaking market. Delving into her experiences as an international keynote speaker, Sylvie shares invaluable strategies for speakers aspiring to reach a broader audience. By the end of this episode, you will be able to: Evaluate the intrinsic value of your accent and unique perspective as a speaker to effectively promote yourself on ...
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Kenneth "Shark" Kinney sits down with Wall Street Journal bestselling author, keynote, and transformational speaker coach René Rodriguez. Using behavioral neuroscience, Rene provides actionable strategies for professional speakers to exert influence and amplify their impact. In this session, René will: Explain the distinction between influence and being an influencer, emphasizing the need to align one's speaking goals with the str...
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In this episode of Speakernomics, host Kenneth "Shark" Kinney speaks with Justin Jones-Fosu, CSP, an internationally acclaimed speaker, social entrepreneur, and CEO of Work Meaningful. Justin shares his expertise on how speakers can sell beyond the first engagement. In this session, Justin will: Illustrate the ten-by-ten-by-ten model for producing valuable content, allowing speakers to create new knowledge and add depth to their p...
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This week on Speakernomics, host Kenneth "Shark" Kinney is joined by David Avrin, CSP who shares valuable insights from his long career in the speaking industry and shares a sneak preview of what he'll be talking about on the Main Stage at Influence 2024! In this session, David will: Clarify the distinction between the art of speaking and the business of booking speaking gigs. He emphasizes that the real work and financial success...
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In this episode of Speakernomics, host Kenneth "Shark" Kinney speaks with Grant Baldwin, the founder of The Speaker Lab, to delve into strategies for building a sustainable speaking business. In this session, Grant will: Illustrate the necessity of treating a speaking career as a legitimate business and adopting a long-term perspective on growth and success, advocating for commitment and consistent effort. Discuss the critical im...
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In this weeks episode of Speakernomics, host Kenneth "Shark" Kinney is joined by Hall of Fame Speaker Mark Scharenbroich to explore how simple metaphors can turn into impactful careers in professional speaking. In this enlightening session, Mark will: Illustrate how to captivate and connect with diverse audiences by turning everyday observations into profound, relatable messages that resonate with people from all walks of life. ...
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In this episode of Speakernomics, host Kenneth "Shark" Kinney is joined by Hall of Fame speaker and NSA past president Don Hutson, CSP, CPAE. With an extensive history in the speaking industry, Don shares valuable takeaways on sustaining a successful speaking career.  During this episode, Don will: Elaborate on the significance of in-depth research and tailored content, urging speakers to analyze the needs of each engagement to en...
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This week on Speakernomics, host Kenneth "Shark" Kinney speaks with Hall of Fame Speaker, Ross Bernstein, about the mechanisms of building and sustaining momentum in a demanding speaking career. In this episode, Ross will: Illustrate the power of authenticity in the speaking industry by showcasing how to be funny, entertaining, insightful, and deliver great value to audiences. Encourage speakers to create personalized success mod...
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In this weeks episode of Speakernomics, host Kenneth "Shark" Kinney visits with renowned communications expert, author, and president of the NSA New York City chapter, Robin Hatcher, CSP. Robin leverages her experience as a professional actor and soap opera writer to illuminate the concept of "actor types" in the context of communication for speakers. Throughout this episode, Robin will: Define the concept of 'actor types' and exp...
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In this week's episode of Speakernomics, expert negotiator Fotini Iconomopoulos shares valuable insights on negotiating as a professional speaker. At the end of this episode, Fotini will help you: Evaluate the importance of continual improvement and the necessity for speakers to be at the top of their game before pursuing international opportunities. Develop a clear strategy, demonstrate cultural sensitivity, and always have a co...
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In this episode of Speakernomics, Kenneth "Shark" Kinney talks to Marcus Sheridan, CSP on valuable insights on leveraging your business story and transparency in pricing to grow your speaking career. At the end of this session, Marcus will help you: Comprehend the significance of leaning into your business story to resonate with audiences and position yourself as a relatable speaker. Evaluate the importance of transparent pricing...
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In this episode of Speakernomics, host Kenneth "Shark" Kinney and guest Brittany Hodak, an award-winning entrepreneur and customer experience speaker, delve into the topic of creating superfans in the speaking industry. They discuss strategies for building a thriving speaking business, improving the customer experience, and fostering loyal followers. Key Takeaways: Elevating Every Touchpoint: Learn how to create an exceptional ex...
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This week, renowned customer service expert and Cavett Award recipient, Ruby Newell-Legner, CSP shares her insights and strategies for delivering exceptional customer service in diverse industries, including sports, leisure, and entertainment. Ruby emphasizes the importance of understanding customer needs, building strong relationships, and prioritizing employee satisfaction. She also discusses the significance of the Cavett Award ...
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This week, Shark speaks with Cy Wakeman, CSP as she shares valuable insights and advice on how to navigate the speaking industry with purpose and authenticity. Cy discusses the importance of questioning conventional wisdom, balancing mastery and mystery, and staying true to oneself amidst the pressures of social media and ego.  In this episode, Cy will help you: Understand the importance of questioning conventional wisdom and cha...
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