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Grow Your Business & Impact: The Secrets of Stages

Are you looking to grow your income, impact, and influence but aren’t sure where to start?
Do you desire to reach more people, change more lives, and stop being a best-kept secret?
Do you have a message that this world needs to hear? Then you have come to the right place!

In this blog, we will unlock the secrets to becoming a world-class speaker and teach you to use stages as vehicles to build your business. We will discuss topics such as how to craft an individualized signature talk and how to use Other People’s Stages (OPS) to advance your business and personal aspirations. We will get you ready to take the stage because your message matters!

What’s This All About?
Grant Cardone and I have joined forces to bring you top shelf content that will help you grow your business and advance your reach.. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re already a seasoned public speaker, Grant and I have the knowledge and expertise to take your skills to the next level. As an added bonus, we will also be gleaning from exceptional guests who will be sharing their own personal stories and expertise with you!

Our blog posts will be taking you on deep dives into the following four areas in order to bring you from being your own best-kept secret to a world-class communicator.

How to build an incredible talk
How to build your business through products and services
How to put yourself on Other People’s Stages (OPS)
How to start building your own stages 

When you have all four of those areas, now stages become a vehicle for you to build your business and movement. As Zig Ziglar’s son famously said, “I’ve never changed someone’s life by speaking on a stage, but when they buy my products and services, I got a shot at changing their lives.” A stage is simply the catalyst moment for somebody to connect with you and see that you have a solution to their problem.

Stages become your vehicle for exponential business growth.
We often believe that bringing our message to a stage is what will change people’s lives but the stage is really just the platform that will allow you to offer the enormous continued value of your products and services. Each stage presents a catalytic moment for someone to connect with the solution you have for their problem. Whether you provide consulting, done-for-you services, coaching, physical products, or digital products, the stage is how you bring that to your audience. Social media is a world-wide stage that you can step onto right now! It’s never been easier to connect with potential clients and customers and to bring your message and products to the world.

My Story
My story begins in Texas, where I was a youth pastor. When I first took over the youth group, we had three students attending. Fast forward, we grew to 800 kids in a town of 15,000 people. How? Through the power of stages. I brought in speakers from all over – entrepreneurs, financial advisors, health and wellness experts, and more. I saw firsthand the power of stages and how it can transform people’s lives.

One of the speakers I brought in was the father of Rachel Scott, the first student killed in the tragic Columbine school shooting in 1999. Just one month before Rachel was killed, she wrote in her journal, “I have this theory that if one person will go out of their way to show compassion, that it’ll start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness will go.” Rachel knew what she stood for. My question to you is – do you know what you stand for?

You and I are the solution. You have the opportunity to be the solution. I truly believe that everyone has the power to make a positive impact on the world. Through one speaker on one stage, my life was changed. My formerly fractured relationship with my dad was restored, forgiveness followed, and now, I can’t and won’t stop sharing about how stages can CHANGE LIVES.

O.P.S. & O.W.N. 
So, how have my students been on 750,000 stages in the last five years, changing lives through the power of their messages? Through Other People’s Stages (OPS) and by building their own. Whether it’s digital stages or physical stages, you can use the power of OPS to create exposure to thousands. The advantage to OPS’s is that you don’t have to spend any of your own time or money building them. All you have to do is show up and deliver something great. The disadvantage is that it’s not YOUR stage.  Ultimately, we want you standing on your dream stage, sharing your message with your dream customers. In the meantime, here’s the cool thing! You can build your own stages through avenues like podcasts, your own challenges, your own masterminds, webinars, virtual events, and so much more. My goal for you is to get on as many OPS as possible!

Closing Thoughts

If there is anything life has taught me, it’s the incredible power of one stage – one talk, at the right moment. One speaker changed the trajectory of my fractured relationship with my dad. One stage earned me thousands of new customers through one talk. You know you have a message to share, so what’s your next step? Find that stage! I believe in your message. I want you to become that world-class communicator. To help you take action, my team and I have done the first part for you. We’ve put in the time and research to find those stages for you! All you have to do is follow this link to where the free gift of the thousands of stages awaits you. We want to help you get on those stages. Why?


Pete Vargas