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Darren Recommends

Here are several resources I use on a regular basis. While I cannot guarantee you’ll have the same fantastic experience, I’m quite confident that these companies will be helpful to you.

Unforgettable Marketing & Relationship Building:

Darren’s favorite tool! Bomb Bomb Video Email.

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Get a free trial of BombBomb. Not only is it my favorite tool, it builds my business and creates an unforgettable experience that wow’s my customers and clients.

I get replies every week like, “Thanks for reaching out personally! Talk about great customer relationship management!” – Ian

and, “I have bought many a speaking program over my life time, but this technique you just did is great.  You personalized it and even said AK, so you got my attention with this.” – Michael

I love Bomb Bomb! It’s simple, fast, powerful and I don’t have to worry about typos!

Get Paid to Speak by Next Week?

This FAST START SYSTEM is a must for any new or aspiring speaker!

BONUS: Get Darren’s time-saving forms too! Thirty forms to help professional speakers save time! This is an essential resource that will help you start your speaking business on the right track. Click here to see the list of forms. (You’ll get this Online Program and as a BONUS when you invest in Get Paid to Speak by Next Week®.)

Stage Time University:

Want to stand out, deliver unforgettable presentations, and  leave your audience wanting more.

  • Create Your Keynote
  • Secrets of Storytelling
  • Get More Laughs
  • Own the Stage

Get more details www.StageTimeUniversity.com

Create Profitable Funnels:

I love it! Get a 14-Day Free Trial of Clickfunnels. I have 5 funnels and counting.

This is a tool for Like with anything there is a learning curve.

Here are links for some of my funnels. I created these pages myself:

Top 10 Speaking Mistakes

52 Get Paid to Speak Tips

365 Inspirational Quotes

Be a Sponge (My weekly newsletter).

See how quick and simple it can be to create an auto-responder once you have the template set up. (Or use one of theirs and add your logo.

I love it! Get a 14-Day Free Trial of Clickfunnels.

#1 Tool: BUILD YOUR LIST! Automate your speaking business ~
If you’re serious about being in business, you MUST accept credit cards

Have your own newsletter…build your own list?

Direct Pay (1ShoppingCart) offers merchant accounts and shopping cart services. You need to have both in order to do business — and you absolutely MUST be able to accept credit cards! Practice Pay knows the speaking business and they are very helpful. I highly recommend them! Click here to get a free trial account!

START BUILDING YOUR LIST! Automate your speaking business!

Start now:  CLICK

If you are just getting started, get the auto responder (BUILD YOUR LIST!) Automate your speaking business.

• Auto-responder/Newsletter  $34 per month

Basic Pack with payment processing (You can accept orders) $69 Per month

Pro Pack – do it all including deliver MP3s direct (what I have) $129 per month

Start with the first one and upgrade as you grow!

Voice Recorder:

Want to record your presentations and/or make your own products? I use a Olympus Ls-??  (around $80) on Amazon.

At-Home & LIVE Events Microphone:

AT2020 USB Cardioid Condenser – Audio Technica. We also use a Yeti USB Mic at our live events. (I bought mine at Guitar Center for $150) Or a similar one that is the same quality is the Rode NT-USB Microphone. You can find it on Amazon or B & H Photo. https://www.bhphotovideo.com

LIVE Events Video Streaming Camera (We use with Zoom):

I love our HuddleCamHD. We actually have 2 of them to cover our LIVE Master Workshops. See video below to see how we use it. We got ours from https://www.bhphotovideo.com

Want to see how we use it?

Stand up Banners:

Darren Recommends... stand-up banners

Franklin Documents in Las Vegas has 3 size options as well the the ability to create custom sized retractable banners. We have been using them for several years and love the quality of the the product and their customer service. Our typical investment for these is only 197 and they do offer discounts on bulk orders.

Darren Recommends... custom tableclothsEvent Product Table Tablecloth:

Franklin Documents created high quality large print table cloths for our display tables. Reasonable rates that vary depending on number of colors and number of panels being printed on.

Make Your Clients Feel like 1 Million Bucks! Create Customer Rapport, that’ll bring you more:

I use Send Out Cards… Watch the video below to see how EASY and POWERFUL this is!

Try it! Send yourself a Send Out Card for Free! CLICK TO TRY

Writing / Creating your Foundational Phrase?

A foundational phrase is a 10-word sentence upon which the whole message of your speech is built. (i.e. Craig Valentine’s “Your speech is not for sale.”) Many speakers will use rhyming words in their foundational phrases. This website is helpful to use in the process:  Rhymer.com

Edit Audio Files on Your Own Computer:

MAC USERS:  I do all of my audio editing in Garage Band. Free on your MAC.

PC USERS: This audio editing program is available free for PC users. I use it to edit audio lessons, product recordings, and many other things. It’s great! Click here to learn more about Audacity.

Audio Editing by a Professional:

Want to Create Your Own Products?

Here’s a great resource for you! You’ll learn how to create & sell your own CD’s and MP3s.  Turning free speeches into income and earning while you sleep is not some “maybe next year” dream. It’s closer than you think.  It’s simple to do, and this program has helped many speakers do just that, even though they’ve never been paid before : Create Product Now!  

CD Cover & Package Design:

Trademark & Copyright Search:

www.uspto.gov

Royalty-Free Music:

Professional Organizations for Speakers, Authors & Experts:

 

Disclaimer: I am a paid affiliate for some of the programs on this page. I only recommend tools and resources that I personally use. I recommend them because people ask me what resources I use. I update this page. I only recommend tools and resources that I have a good experience with. Your experience may differ from mine.

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