How Can Anyone Hire You If They Can't Find You?
The biggest challenge faced by most professional speakers is marketing. When you're a pro speaker, you can actually lose sleep worrying how people are going to find you. And Finders Speakers makes marketing yourself both easy and affordable.
Every serious pro speaker needs to be a member of Finders Speakers! As a member of Finders Speakers, you can have one, three, or even seven full-page listings in the Finders Speakers Showcase to impress your prospective clients with your programs, your products, and your services.
If you're a professional speaker, you owe it to yourself and your career to take advantage of the marketing and positioning opportunities offered by Finders Speakers. Join Finders Speakers and start promoting yourself... today!
Is your career a well-kept secret?
Stop hiding your greatness!
- Does the idea of speaking in public fill you with dread?
- Are your poor speaking skills holding you back (in your career or in your life)?
- Do you know what you want to say, but you have trouble actually saying it?
- Are you eager to strengthen your speaking abilities... but you just don't have the time or energy?
Then you need to work out at the gym... but not just any gym. You need Speaker Gym!
Speaker Gym is a free podcast filled with useful tips (and a few warnings), techniques, insights, guidance, and much more.
In today's communication-dependent world, good presentation skills are no longer good enough. Your presentation skills need to be top-notch, the best that they can be. You need Speaker Gym.
Pro Speaker? You?You need Pro Speaker U!
Have you ever dreamed of being paid to speak? Would you like to make a difference in people's lives and make a living at it? If you're like many people, the process of going "from free to fee" seems complicated and mysterious. Pro Speaker U can help!
Pro Speaker U is a free podcast packed with useful tips (and a few dire warnings), suggestions, techniques, insights, and much more. You can find Pro Speaker U on most major podcasting platforms, or you can find all the episodes at Pro Speaker U . com!
The Barberian World Reborn
Years ago, I had a paper-based newsletter (back then, that was the only kind — email newsletters hadn't been invented yet) called The Barberian World. It described what was going on in my company, then called Barberian Enterprises; but it also gave me an opportunity to pair my humorous side with my creative streak. The result was either funny (to some people) or insulting (to the objects of my ridicule).
I haven't published The Barberian World in decades, and I miss it... so I've decided to resurrect it for the 21st century as an online newsletter called The Barber Poll. Like its predecessor, The Barber Poll alerts you when new episodes or new supporting materials are added to Speaker Gym, Pro Speaker U, or elsewhere around The Barber Shop. It also contains little rants against the absurdities of our world.
There's something for everyone. If you're interested in new episodes of the Gym or PSU, just check out the announcements and ignore my humor. Or if you're interested in my humorous, somewhat warped take on current events, enjoy that and just ignore the other stuff. Easy.
To receive The Barber Poll in your inbox, just fill out the information below and you'll receive the next issue, hot off the electronic presses! (You can also view past issues to see what you've missed.)
I appreciate your trust in me, so I'm not going to use this information for any other purpose, nor am I going to let anybody else have your contact information. And you can easily un-subscribe at any time.
I'm looking forward to keeping in touch with you through The Barber Poll. As always, here's wishing you every success!
"Speaker Jim" Barber
The Barber Shop's Speaker Gym, Pro Speaker U, Speaker Promo, etc.
Jim Barber is the creator of Finders Speakers, Online Mastery Groups (OMGs), BOOGIE (Barber's Official Online Guide to Individual Edification – in other words, online one-on-one coaching), the Speaker Gym and Pro Speaker U podcasts, and of course, The Barber Shop Enrichment Center itself.
Drawing on almost 4 decades as a speaking professional, 3 decades as an active member of Toastmasters, chapter liaison for the National Speakers Association, and two-time president of the Florida Speakers Association, Jim knows the ins-and-outs of effective presentations. And you can benefit from Jim's skills in a wide variety of ways, from speech writing, book editing, voice overs, and presentation coaching, to Jim's own seminars and keynotes.
Want to experience Jim online? Jim presented a TED Talk at the 2016 West Broward High TEDx. There were some technical problems in recording the audio (so it sounds like he's talking in a cave), but it's understandable and you can catch his TEDx Talk right here! And Jim's contest speech at the 2017 D47 Toastmasters Humorous Speech contest shows the less serious — but still very accurate — side of Jim Barber.
Jim has helped thousands of people around the world. How can he help you?
Do you have your own email address? It's so much more professional (and fun!) to use an email address like "email@example.com" instead of "firstname.lastname@example.org". And you can do it for only pennies a day!
Do you have your own domain name, like "thebarbershop.com"? Maybe you think you don't need a domain name because you don't have a website. But are you absolutely sure that you won't ever want it sometime in the future? Here's the bad news — anyone can reserve a domain name using your name, and there's nothing you can do about it! So even if you don't need a domain name now, it's a good idea to protect your name (or your speech title, or the name of the start-up that you're going to launch someday, or the title of your future bestselling book... anything at all) from being "stolen" by someone else.
If you have your own website, is it secure? (That is, do you access it as "https://"?) Insecure websites have a higher risk of being targeted by hackers, and they're already being penalized by the major search engines in page rankings. Since you can secure your website for only a dollar or two a month, it doesn't make sense for your site to be unprotected!
At Jim's Web World, you can set up your own private email accounts, reserve domain names, secure your websites, and much more. For all your Internet needs, Jim's Web World is your source for the best in Internet resources!
Look at it this way... stopping someone else from grabbing "your" dot-com domain name for less than $10 a year is one of the cheapest insurance policies you can get!
That's right! In 2018 (on March 14, to be precise), The Barber Shop turned 21 years old. (That's older than Facebook, YouTube, or even Google!) Check out the fascinating story of this 20+ year, award-winning website.
The festivities are just beginning! In 2019, Jim Barber will celebrate 40 years of being in the business of helping people. Jim's business started as "Barberian Enterprises", but it was another 18 years before "thebarbershop.com" was born. (We had to wait for the World Wide Web to be invented first!) So we'll hold a proper 40th-birthday party for the business itself next year! But first, the big question....
Jim's website, The Barber Shop, is over 20 years old. Jim's business is almost 40. How old, you may ask, is Jim Barber himself? Let's just say that Truman was still president when Jim was born. (In other words, Jim is "older than dirt".)
The Barber Shop —
Where you'll find nothing about hair,
but everything about the Barber!