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  • Deirdre not only met but far exceeded what we wanted in her training. We had some Advisors who had been $200-300 a month producers who are now doing $4,000-7,000 a month.
    Steve AlloyAdvanced Markets Mutual of Omaha
  • Deirdre was one of the best public speakers I've seen in recent memory. She was dynamic and engaging - her approach to discussing the challenges of fear created an atmosphere of humble confidence that brought the rest of the room alive and able to see possibilities instead of barriers.
    Thomas BaumanAudience Member
  • Deirdre is a powerful, passionate and persuasive speaker; her ability to ignite any audience into action is remarkable, which makes her one of the most exciting, relevant and memorable speakers we’ve had to
    Jill DawsonAmerican Family Insurance
  • Deirdre presented to 75 of our top Financial Advisors at our recent Regional Meeting. She was content excellent and right on the money with her presentations. Deirdre is very personable and creative and I look forward to working with her for many years. She is a great resource to helping our advisors build a professional practice.
    Eric GuthGM - Mutual of Omaha Financial Advisors
  • Deirdre was amazing. Her topic of how to fire fear had the audience mesmerized as she gave her simple but effective message. The feedback was full of hope and encouragement. If you are looking for a speaker to
    Jim BearInvestment Advisor & Owner of You Can Get Hire

My most requested topics Include:

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How to Get More Warm Leads in One Hour Than Most Business Owners Get in One Month

Most service professionals must chase after clients, one by one – but there is another way. When you know how to put together a crazy good, money-making talk, it becomes your most powerful and consistent lead-generating tool. A tool that enables you to stop chasing clients and instead bring in many clients from a single presentation.

In this interactive talk, you will learn:

  • How one business owner earned $26,000 (and still counting) from a one hour community education talk.
  • The mistake most business owners make at the open and close of their presentation that kill their sales – and what to do instead.
  • How to “Hook the Audience” from the first words out of your mouth.
  • What you must say in your “close” to have people lining up to get on your calendar after you speak.

How to Give a Crazy Good Money-Making Talk

Most service professionals must chase after clients, one by one – but there is another way. When you know how to put together a crazy good, money-making talk, it becomes your most powerful and consistent lead-generating tool. A tool that enables you to stop chasing clients and instead bring in many clients from a single presentation.

In this interactive talk, you will learn:

  • How one business owner brought in $26,000 (and still counting) from one 60 minute talk.
  • The biggest “sales killing” mistake most business owners make and how to avoid it when you speak.
  • The key to making sure your audience is engaged and motivated to work with you.
  • Step by Step instructions on how to use the most persuasive storytelling model for a sales conversation (either in presentations or in 1:1 conversations).

Fire Your Fear: Get Rid of Fear and Grow Your Business

Excuses, excuses.

When business does not go as planned it’s easy to blame your results on the economy … other people … not enough time or not enough money. But where does that lead you? Nowhere. For entrepreneurs and business owners, blame too often is a cover up for fear… and here’s the kicker — everything you want for your business — more clients, more money, more publicity — is on the other side of your fear.

Which means that fear is the only thing standing between the business you have and the one you want. When you “Fire Your Fear”, you take control — and can finally create the business that aligns with your goals and values.

In this engaging and practical presentation, you will:

  • Discover how fear and self-doubt may be sabotaging success in your business.
  • Learn the mindset shift you must make about fear so you can consistently make decisions that move you forward in your business – rather than hold you back.
  • Why “feeling comfortable” may be the biggest problem you have in business right now — and a simple yet powerful daily practice that propels you out of your comfort zone and into the “success zone.”
  • Walk out with a simple action plan to grow your business.

 

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Who’s Deirdre?

Deirdre Van Nest is known as the Make Money from Speaking Mentor. She teaches financial advisors, consultants, and coaches how to put together money-making talks so they can earn more, work less, and help more people.

A professional speaker and trainer, Deirdre is the creator of the Speak and Get Results™ Blueprint, a system that shows professionals how to write their own Crazy Good Money-Making Talks™ and get them booked locally, nationally, or online. Deirdre is a Certified World Class Speaking™ Coach, a Certified Fearless Living Coach, the co-author of the Amazon best seller World Class Speaking™ in Action and author of “Fire Your Fear™.

Deirdre can be reached at DVN@CrazyGoodTalks.com or 952-451-0172.

Partial List of Past Speaking Engagements and Clients include:

  • Ed Slott Elite IRA Advisor GroupTM
  • American Family Insurance
  • TEDx
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Thrivent Financial
  • MN Bar Association
  • Wells Fargo
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • MN Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers
  • School Nurses of Minnesota
  • Wipfli CPA’s and Consultants
  • Women in Finance and Insurance
  • MN Sales Association
  • Land O’ Lakes