What Professional Speakers have to say
about Ed Rigsbee, CSP:
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listen to Frank Furness after hearing Ed Rigsbee present at the
Malaysian Association of Professional Speakers' meeting in Kuala Lumpur
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listen To Jimmy Weldon, the last living cast member of the Yogi Bear
met Ed Rigsbee, the only thing I wrote was checks. I currently write a
weekly nationally syndicated column on relationships for Scripps Howard
News Service which runs in over 150 papers and has recently become a
book published by New Harbinger (Emotional Fitness for Couples).
I also write a monthly business psychology article which has appeared in
over 200 publications and been directly responsible for getting me
dozens of speaking gigs. Rigsbee taught me everything I know about
getting articles published. If you don't take advantage of this class
you are holding back your career, do it now."
Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D.
Author of Emotional Fitness for Couples - 10
Minutes a Day to a Better Relationship
Nationally Syndicated Columnist - Ventura County
Star/Scripps Howard News Service
Radio Talk Show Host - KCLU/NPR (Los Angeles,
Ventura, Santa Barbara)
Psychotherapist, Business Consultant and Speaker
Web Sites: www.BartonGoldsmith.com
The Landing at Westlake Village
32129 Lindero Canyon Road, Suite 210
Westlake Village, CA 91361
a system that WORKS! He explained how to submit articles to publications
to get them published - and it worked! The first week I implemented his
system I had 4 positive responses. That's 4 magazines that selected a
variety of articles that I wrote and they published! Thanks Ed for your
100% on target advice."
Greenberg, July 2010
so much for coming to the centre of our vast country [Canada] to share
your knowledge and experience with us - it is greatly appreciated!
ability to cut to the chase and help each of the people in the workshop
was so helpful - it is hard to see the forest for the trees when it is
your "baby" and you helped us do just that.
expertise you have from your many years of consulting, sales and as a
speaker means you know what we are experiencing and that was so evident
in your presentation. A big thanks for ensuring that you brought us
practical knowledge that we can take and implement today - the very next
day after our meeting.
behalf of our membership and our guests [CAPS-Saskatchewan], a big thank
you for helping us get to the next level.
about all I can say about Saturday. [CAPS Vancouver meeting on January
was fundamentally impacted by our professional and social discussions
wanted to take a moment to provide you immediate feedback and to thank
you for all of your efforts, expertise and asskicking!
the way home I pondered two thoughts...
It must suck getting up at 4am! (how was the flight?)
and, I gotta do some things differently!
said to Derek (in an earlier message) that I am always amazed at how
impactful one persons presence can be in a meeting, gathering or
candid and honest message had that impact on me.
look forward to seeing you again in the future!!!
President / Developmental Leader
WOW Leadership Training Services
1590 Happyvale Place
Kamloops, B.C., V2B-7T9, Canada
011-1-250-554-WOW-0 (9690) - North America (Toll Free):
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you delivered one of the best presentations on publishing I've ever
attended--and I've attended a great many. Your suggestions on moving
ideas into published articles are steeped in experience and presented in
a highly useful format. In particular, your ideas on setting up an
article for and working with editors were right on target. Thank you for
sharing your extensive skills, knowledge and expertise in such an
Dr. Paul G. Schempp
Performance Matters, Inc.
809 Commons Park
Statham, GA 30666
really enjoyed meeting you at CAPS
got some great ideas from you; I have written a new article already and
have a strategy for moving forward with Associations. Your insights were
Money; More Fun
Million Dollar System
hearing Ed Rigsbee speak,
I followed his advice and submitted an article to a healthcare
association magazine. A Fortune 500 company called and invited me to
speak. It lead to my doubling my fee. Thank
Author (Funky to Fabulous), Coach
you for your guidance and assistance!
Being able to tap into your experience and expertise has been
incredibly beneficial to advancing my speaking business.
Let me share just some of the gains from our time together.
gained a better understanding of the differences between various
markets and the need to adapt my promotional and pricing approaches
helped me to identify a huge, entirely different market opportunity
that has been right in front of me for years that I had overlooked.
helped me better understand how to capitalize on my experience for
credibility, suggested a very marketable topic area based on that
credibility, and provided guidance on marketing approaches and
helped me to get focused back onto the areas where I have
experienced the most success and quit wasting my time and energy in
the refreshed confidence and enthusiasm I gained from your coaching
has resulted in an increased number of bookings and new cliental.
someone is just getting started in the speaking industry, or they are a
seasoned pro seeking coaching to refine and advance their career, I
strongly recommend they take advantage of your depth of knowledge and
clear direction to succeed in speaking!
Rigsbee is awesome! I have been a member of NSA since 1982 and
have heard the best - and worst - speakers in the world. Ed is in
the top, top group. He provides solid content that is valuable for
both experienced and newer speakers. He is a real professional to
work with, and a fun guy. He will be a real asset for your
Rita Makana Risser Chai, CSP
Thanks for showing me how to surface the
latent assets which I already possessed - namely my articles.
Your advice enabled me to streamline my marketing effort in getting
more of my articles published. Last week over the phone, a
editor asked me for an article and within one minute I directed him on
my website where he selected one of my articles for publication in
his newsletter. He was real impressed because everything he
needed was there! Ed, I really appreciate your systematic
approach to a marketing strategy that really works.
Coscia Communications Inc.
"Ed was fantastic and he's really easy to
work with as a speaker. His program was a
"roll-up-your-sleeves-and-learn-useful-information" type of
I highly recommend bringing him to your [NSA]
chapter. He spoke for us about 18 months ago and people are STILL
referring to his program as information they use to promote themselves.
You won't be disappointed."
Thank you for an excellent presentation. It was filled with valuable
information, advice and insights. Also thanks for the suggestions
regarding my article on customer service. The afternoon session gave me
a great start on that article and tips on how to write others.
Satchell, Starr Consulting & Training
is Charles Parrish from Saturday's GSA meeting in Atlanta. We met
just as you were finishing lunch and my wife Kathy and I stayed for the
afternoon session. I LOVED your presentation, both for the TON of
information and how you kept things moving so well I was amazed when it
was 3:01 PM.
Charles Parrish, Navigator Consulting Group
Thanks very much for coming to Atlanta and sharing your knowledge with
us. Saturday's meeting of the Georgia NSA was my very first exposure to
the NSA at any level and you made it very special for me. I learned a
great deal from you and am already implementing some of your ideas.
Thanks for the kick in the pants. Bill
President, The Gyst Group
"It was not until recently that I had a chance to finally hear the
beloved head of the CIGAR PEG Ed Rigsbee speak to my NSA Chapter.
Suffice to say his visit to FSA/NSA a few months ago turned into a major
"ah-ha" moment for me. I work a great deal with medical
associations and found myself listening very attentively to what Ed was
saying to the group. My first reaction was to mumble to myself
"it can't be this simple." However, I'm always willing
to let a "wise sage speaker" show me easier ways to get to the
of bookings so I filled out the order form for his workbook.
The package arrived a few days later and I read the binder cover to
cover and started to apply his suggestions. I'm humbled to admit that in
just a few short weeks, I've secured requests for articles on my area of
expertise and have received several inquiries about my speaking at
Ed does more than smoke cigars. He is truly a treasured resource for
speakers that want to expand their business into the association
Thank you Ed!"
The Comeback Coach®
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
If your [NSA] chapter members want success,
I would highly recommend Ed Rigsbee for your program. He has a system
that will successfully allow your members to tap into the association
market. Ed did not come into our chapter to 'sell' as a lot of speakers
do. But after meeting Ed and learning from what he taught, I signed up
for his mentoring program (which by the way he talked very little
He is certainly an expert in his niche.
And remember...Encouragement is a thumbs up
to the soul!