I’m building a page of resources for speakers that they can use in building their business.  I’ll be adding items regularly so please bookmark and visit often!


Book More Business By Lois Creamer – This new book by the expert at helping speakers get more business, Lois Creamer, is a must read for both new and experienced speakers and the people who work for them.

The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 by Jane E. Atkinson – This newly updated book is another must read for professional speakers. Jane has has been working with professional speakers for twenty years and she knows how to help a speaker build their business.

The Big Book of Apps: Your Nerdy BFF’s Guide to (Almost) Every App in the Universe – This fabulous book will teach you how to choose the best apps to use in your business and how to use them!

Contact Management

Nimble – Nimble automatically updates itself with relevant prospect and customer information from dozens of data sources. See details about where they work, where they went to school, where they’re from and how you’re connected.

Insightly – Discover connections through relationship links. Plan the best sales approach with relationship maps to guide you. Track organization hierarchies, partnerships, and all your contacts’ connections.

Contactually – Perfect for lead generation and relationship management. Includes marketing automation, bulk email service, and email templates.

karmaCRM – Karma CRM is the only CRM that integrates with e-speakers.  It has many functions but right now costs over $80 a month.  However, if you want your contact database to include all the information you put in e-speakers then it might be a good fit for you.

Event Management

E-Speakers – E-Speakers is the premiere tool for speakers.  It keeps track of your  holds and confirmed dates and keeps track of your contacts and all the notes for each event.

Organization Tools

Evernote – This is my favorite new tool.  It works on all devices and syncs between them.  Inside Evernote you keep track of notes, links (rather than using bookmarks), full articles, e-mails, etc.

Speech Topics

My Speech Class – This site is designed to help you with making a public speech: from selecting a topic, to writing and delivering – feel free to browse to find great ideas and tips.

Speech Topics Help – Speech topics lists with free persuasive and informative ideas and class writing tips on outlining your public speaking topics.


SpeakerNet News – This free weekly email newsletter is sent each Friday to nearly 9,000 professional speakers, consultants, trainers, and authors.   You’ll learn tips and tricks for your speaking practice.

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