DNA of a Great Professional Speaker!

telling our storyAmong the top characteristics that make a great professional speaker is the ability to tell a good story. Think about some of the best speakers you’ve ever heard, what sets them apart? The numbers and statistics? The lesson? Probably not.

Very likely, the thing that stands out in your mind after a memorable presentation is a great story or two. The speaker has the ability to create lasting images in your mind. Visually painting a picture by connecting the story to the message drives home the focal point and makes a terrific impression on the audience.

Telling a story invites the audience in. It makes them comfortable, both with the speaker and the message. Of all the tools in a speaker’s toolkit, it is by far one of the most powerful.

Great speakers weave life experiences throughout their message, creating a rapport with the audience, and giving life to the topic. Stories help the audience relate and creates a message that will live on long after the speech is over. That’s success through great story telling.

Our speakers here at “Simply” Sue Speaks! Global Booking Agency have the ability to do just that – tell a great story. It’s part of their DNA and makes for a riveting presentation with some serious #WOWfactor!

Whether you are looking for an inspiring and entertaining keynote speaker, engaging media personality, interactive conference speaker, mesmerizing seminar presenter, or challenging retreat speaker, we will match you with the perfect speaker that will tailor their presentations to your needs.

Whatever the occasion, with our award-winning talent, you can be sure that the stories will be memorable, unforgettable, and impact your audience for a lifetime!

Sue Falcone

Sue Falcone

 

We Love Event Planners!

stress1Event planners have a hard job! They are either full time professionals that keep putting on those super special events that everyone loves to attend without looking tired or stressed; or they are charged by others to be an event planner, even if they have never done it before, and/or have another job as well!

Either way we love you because we want to serve you and make your job and life easier, and you want us to being the magic that will make your event memorable, satisfy your audience, make you look like a “rock star,” and help you handle the stress and mess!

Love being partners with the many planners that we have worked with over the years, and we want to keep on top of your needs to make your job easier! We see a bright future for both of us, because even though the internet is a great learning tool, it is not for everyone! So we know you will always be needing those heavy content bringing speakers and presenters, that engage and interact, in the shortest amount of time, and entertain your audience into learning the outcomes you have given us to fulfill!

Hats off to you Event Planners, you have the #5 most stressful job in America, just under being an airline pilot, and still you wake up every day knowing this is what you love doing!  We love serving you and helping you in any way we can, and thanks for letting us know how we can better work together forever, because we love what we do too!

Off to meet with our next event planner, and seeing how I make her day brighter and better!

Sue Falcone

Sue Falcone

 

 

 

3 Key Secrets to Living the Life You Want!

livethelifeDo you know the 3 Key Secrets to living the life you want? Take a minute, challenge yourself, and see what you come up with!  I would love to hear your comments!

Recently I was asked to speak to an awesome group of high school sophomores and juniors who were graduating from a 2 year program of service sponsored by their local Chamber of Commerce! They had learned and demonstrated great skills and abilities, and had served their community well! My outcome was to motivate them into their successful futures and help them continue this experience of service into their daily lives, in 30 minutes or less!

Normally I am booking other speakers instead of myself;  but this was an honor and a joy to do! I had met a lot of these students, and it would help keep me connected to what I promote; and be a great experience of seeing how the 6 Generations in the Workplace communicate with each other!

I knew I had just seconds to get them involved. My first words were to give them permission to Tweet, Instagram, Facebook, Vine, Snapchat, and take notes on any device they chose!  They agreed to keep their ring tones down, so I wouldn’t want to stop and listen to their music!

I gave them the challenge as I did to you, to share what they thought the 3 key secrets are!  They had great points and ended up complimenting what I had in mind all along!

Here are the what we found are the 3 Key Secrets to living the life you want, and how to live them out loud every day!

  1. Know Who You Are- I’m talking about the “real” you when no one is looking! This is key because it will help you avoid comparing yourself to others, and help you develop your strengths rather than wasting time working to improve your weaknesses! How do you know the “real” you? By accepting, loving, and believing in yourself without wishing to be someone else. Learn to not let your “imperfections” (and we all have them) become your identity! Learn to be comfortable in your own skin and in turn it will help others be comfortable with you and overlook everything else!
  2. Have a Positive Attitude- Your mind is a funny thing, isn’t it? What you put in it is what you become. Having a positive attitude is a choice, and begins the moment you wake up each day! How is it possible to keep a positive attitude in this negative world? It’s important to choose the right things to read, what you view on TV and YouTube, and how you see yourself as a valuable person. Fear, doubt, worry, and discouragement are all around, but positive information and faith will guide you in overcoming the negative and face life with a smile and seek solutions and not excuses!
  3. Choose Carefully Who You Surround Yourself With- Jim Rohn says: “You’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.”  If this is true, isn’t it worth making sure you make the right choices of whom you spend your time with? Right now as you read this think of the 5 people you spend the most time with! Are they positive and uplifting? Do they know who “they” are? Do they build you and others up, not down? Is it possible you might need to make some changes?

See how these fit together in the daily adventure of life? To have a life you want means to share, care, volunteer, and serve. It’s not about you at all! You are already unique and special, you need to keep focused on knowing and living who you really are, keeping a positive attitude, and surrounding yourself with the right people!

Amazingly I saw these students and others writing down what I was sharing, and afterwards they were still talking more about their how’s and what they planned to do in their lives! I saw the future of our nation, future leaders, and future families represented there, and I am so thankful their parents, friends, and community leaders got to see it too!

I left there with a renewed heart, mind, body, and soul, ready to face my world of choices!  Are you ready to begin a new day of living your life out loud knowing the 3 Key Secrets that will make it happen?

Sue Falcone

Sue Falcone

 

“yes….BUT!”

yesbutAs you live, work, and plan does the word BUT… ever come up?  Speakers and authors are cautioned not to overuse this word, but in reality how often is that your mindset?

Recently, Carol Andrews-TV Media Personality, and Speaker shared a new concept of how to evaluate, if you are living in the BUT mode, and staying where you are, by testing your EQR ability! It will help you get past the BUT… mentality and mindset and get you from where you are to where you want to be!

Check out Carol’s video: http://goo.gl/7uMfPq and view her blog at http://carolandrewsnctv.com/testing-eqr-ability/  to hear more about EQR!

Carolnewpicture1Carol 330-300Want Carol at your upcoming Event?
To book her contact us here or email me
at sue@simplysuespeaks.com

“You Get What You Pay For!”

yougetwhatyoupayforHow many times have you heard: “you get what you pay for?”  I can remember my Grandma saying that time and again! We are not sure where the quote actually came from, but I am finding more and more people want value, a positive experience, and service. Isn’t that what everyone is in business to provide and deliver in a cost effective, excellent and timely manner?

 

I encounter this at times: “Sue, I love your company and the talent you represent, but we can’t afford you!”  Ever heard that, or said it to a someone else, maybe even me? When I hear it, I have to first think, “what are they really saying” before I respond. I have found in my many years of sales and marketing that usually it is not about the money at all!

People and companies can always find the money when their deepest desires are met! However, when hearing that statement how many of us will take the time to ask, “tell me more about why you feel that way” to see if we have even uncovered their deepest desire, or addressed it clearly enough? Or do we just smile, feel rejected or even say: “you get what you pay for” and walk away?

Building a business is all about relationships, knowing your target markets, and being willing and confident enough to do the best you can, overcome objections, and handle rejections well so you can move on no matter the choice of others!

Sue Falcone

Sue Falcone

 

 

Challenge for you: how do you handle objections and the feeling of rejection? It’s key to your success!

 

 

Are You Getting Enough Rest to Be Productive?

work and enjoy lifeI chose to take time off over the Memorial Day week-end, and though I had things that needed to be done it was time to take a rest! My husband was celebrating his birthday week, and as a gift I rewarded both of us with a mini in-house vacation!

We decided each day to do fun things we had been putting off doing together, and went out and accomplished them! We visited historic places around our city, spent time at the zoo, walked, ate out at restaurants we had not visited before, and caught up on some reading. We let the normal routines be interrupted and at the end of the 3 days we were renewed, refreshed, and ready to be back in the routine of our life together!

I recently read a blog post by Camilla Hallstrom about 29 Essential Time Management Tips to Optimize Your Work Productivity http://www.99smartideas.com/blog/best-time-management-tips-for-work and found out some interesting information about rest and productivity!

Some of the tips she shared to be most productive are to:
get 6.5-7.5 hours of sleep- she also shares tips on how to sleep to get the most rest
start our work early as our brains are most productive the first 2.5-4 hours after waking up
plan to take at least one day a week to completely rest
eat healthy- fruits and vegetables are best for being more productive and help us to get the rest we need
exercise regularly- planned it will help us be more productive and rested
take a vacation- without working
disconnect from technology at times you are not working
learn to quit multi-tasking
learn to say no

I am sure we have all heard these before; but the key is are you relating them to productivity by staying on purpose and enjoying life?

I want to live an abundant life that I know we can, how about you? As a recovering workaholic, perfectionist, and “queen of multi-tasking” I know when I choose to do some of these tips, I am at my best and in “my zone!”

I plan on making some needed permanent changes in my personal and professional life to rest and enjoy life; and still be productive and have a successful company and meet our business goals!  Want to join me? It is possible!

Have a great restful and productive week!

Sue Falcone

Sue Falcone

 

 

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