August 23, 2016
Mary Kelly, Jason Kotecki, Jessica Pettitt and Thom Singer (@marykellyspeaks, @kimandjason, @jesspettitt and @thomsinger on Twitter) join host Craig Price for his 2016 Speakers Roundtable. Each year, Craig gathers the best minds in the speaking industry to sit down during the National Speakers Association’s annual convention (this year in hell…I mean Phoenix.) to discuss the state of the industry, what new things are happening, what issues are affecting the speaker population and whatever else may pop up. This year, Craig sat 4 talented past guests to discuss marketing and the resulting conversation covered so much more. They discussed capitalism, charity, tapping into your talents, differentiating yourself, referring other speakers and the hottest of topics…when during the podcast would Jessica swear. These panels are always the most requested episodes of Reality Check and this year is no exception. Celebrate Craig’s birthday by enjoying a gift he gives to himself and to you…his annual speakers roundtable.
Mary Kelly was previously featured on episode 191 and can be found at her website http://productiveleaders.com
Jason Kotecki was a guest on episode 168 and you can learn more about him at http://escapeadulthood.com
Thom Singer has been on the podcast numerous times and can be found at http://ThomSinger.com
Jessica Pettitt has also been on the podcast and previous roundtable discussions and can be found at http://goodenoughnow.com
Special thanks to the National Speakers Association as well as MicroSearch for all their help in getting this episode made.
May 19, 2015
Thom Singer (@ThomSinger on Twitter) returns to give host Craig Price some tips on being an emcee. Being an emcee or host for a corporate event is nothing like being an emcee at a comedy club. To help with Craig’s upcoming hosting duties at Comicpalooza, he decided to look for a professional. Past guest and speaker pal, Thom is widely known as the “Conference Catalyst” and professional emceeing is right in his wheelhouse. The two discuss, what the goals of the emcee is at an event, how to keep things moving along, how to deal with a speaker who goes long. They also discuss another major aspect of emceeing and is far more common, hosting a panel. How do you prepare, how much do you prepare, how do you get quiet guests involved and most importantly, how do you control the one panelist that tries to dominate the time.
Learn more about Thom at http://conferencecatalyst.com and listen to his podcast Cool Things Entreprenuers Do.
APP BONUS: Read Thom’s 10 Tips for Being the Master of Ceremonies
November 11, 2014
Thom Singer (@thomsinger on Twitter) returns to talk about his new podcast Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do with host Craig Price. It seems podcasting guests are few and far between so when Craig heard Thom was starting up a new podcast dealing with entrepreneurs, he knew he needed to get Thom back on the show. The two discuss Thom’s show, how podcasting has opened up his network (even though he’s a master at it!) and what he’s learned talking to entrepreneurs. Craig also shares his insights into why Thom’s podcast has rocketed atop the iTunes (a good show is only one reason) and some of the ways Thom could use his podcast along side his Conference Catalyst program. If you’re on the fence about podcasting for your business you have to listen to this episode.
You can subscribe to Thom’s podcast via iTunes and learn more about Thom’s speaking at http://www.thomsinger.com
Thom Singer (@thomsinger on twitter) returns to prep Craig on his networking skills for this year’s National Speaker Association’s Annual Convention (#NSA12). Thom is in for a tough time as Craig prefers not meeting new people, being alone and driving strangers away with his snarky wit. Thom explains some of the bad habits both new and veteran attendees fall into and how to make the most of any conference or meeting.
Thom is known at the “Conference Catalyst” and can be found at www.ThomSinger.com.
As I get ready to ramp up for the second season of “Reality Check with Craig Price” I wanted to spotlight a cause that is very close to one of my past guests, Thom Singer. Thank you for participating in this fundraiser! Small amounts add up, and any amount you give will assist the research for children born …
After arguing a bit about Houston vs. Austin and having kids vs. owning a dog, Thom and Craig talk about the trials and tribulations of publishing a book. Craig shares some of his experiences going through the process when he published his own book wh…