Two Seattle Speakers – Nancy Juetten and Bill Stainton – Featured in The World’s Greatest Speakers Book that Debuts Today

Two Seattle Speakers -- Nancy Juetten and Bill Stainton -- are Featured in The World's Greatest Speakers Book: Insider Secrets on How to Engage and Move Your Audience to Action debuting today on

Maria Lynn Johnson, bestselling author and creator of the Speaking Mastery Blueprint, has written a new book “The World's Greatest Speakers: Insider Secrets on How to Engage and Move Your Audience to Action.” The Kindle version is already an Amazon bestseller in two categories as a result of pre-sale orders, and the physical book debuts officially today, May 1, 2017.

This book is a powerful compilation of the stories and insights of 20 of the world's greatest speakers — including two from Seattle — Nancy Juetten and Bill Stainton.

“I was thrilled when Maria Lynn Johnson reached out to invite me to be part of this project. She heard me deliver a webinar about the three best ways to get booked on more live and virtual stages, even if no one knows your name yet, and she said my content would add a lot of value to her new book. I was happy to pay it forward by recommending a colleague to be interviewed, too. Bill Stainton's recent TEDx talk on how to be a more creative person is on its way to reaching many thousands of new viewers, and his impact from the stage is powerful,” Juetten said.

All of the contributing experts are listed here:

1. Brian Tracy

2. Suze Orman

3. Mark Scharenbroich

4. Scott Schwefel

5. Lisa Sasevich

6. Craig Valentine

7. Cydney O’Sullivan

8. Janie Jasin

9. Christy Whitman

10. Bill Stainton

11. Kristen Brown

12. Eleanor Beaton

13. Deirdre Van Nest

14. Kit Welchlin

15. Liana Chaouli

16. Annette Lackovic

17. Nancy Juetten

18. Darren Tay

19. Barbara Churchill

20. Annie Meehan

The speakers interviewed for Johnson's book hail from California to Minnesota to Seattle to Florida to Vancouver and to Singapore. They openly share their beginnings, their lessons learned, and their painstaking journeys to success. The book will motivate aspiring speakers, up level experienced speakers, and inspire new beliefs about what's possible for them so they can find their voice and positively impact lives around the world.

Six-time Emmy Award Winner John Gross says this about this book, “If one wants to be a professional speaker, or just wants to be able to give a talk, this book is like a personal one-on-one coaching from some of the best speakers in the world. The speakers share tips that will help one avoid the mistakes they made, help inspire, and help take one to a new level in half the time. It demonstrates how to reach an audience, talk from the heart, and be a better speaker.”

Here are among the short tips from several of the authors to showcase the practical wisdom and inspiration within the book.

• After all the money and everything else is gone, the only thing that speakers remember is the shine or sparkle in the face of the listener. Brian Tracy

• Speakers can really have a crisis of confidence if all they're looking for is the applause.  Barbara Churchill

• When speakers look people in the eye, and speak their name, truth and hope into them, it will change their lives. Annie Meehan

• Each talk doesn't have to be letter perfect. The audience doesn't care if speakers make a mistake. Bill Stainton

• For someone to be truly successful, they need to align their skills and passion in the marketplace in a way that serves the world. Scott Schwefel

• Speakers should practice often to satisfy themselves they they know this, they've got this, and they can do it.  Nancy Juetten

• Speakers really want to deliver an experience, and to do that, they need to let go of the fear. Kristen Brown

Maria Lynn Johnson will donate 10% of all proceeds from the book to “The Mission Continues.” This organization empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact.

About Maria Lynn Johnson

Maria Lynn Johnson is a speaker, trainer, and business communication coach. For over 20 years, Johnson held leadership roles in training, change management, and performance coaching in Fortune 500 corporations. She is also an adjunct university instructor, a professional singer, and has a master's degree in human resource development. Maria gave up her corporate job to follow her passion of helping entrepreneurs and leaders reach higher levels of success through effective speaking. Many people experience fear of public speaking, yet the irony is that every advancement in humanity was carried forward by someone speaking. Johnson's mission is to inspire everyone to believe in their message and their ability to get out there and share their voice. She guides clients to crystallize their core message, and then masterfully coaches them to present with impact as their most natural and authentic self. With her unique blend of business experience and the ability to entertain an audience, she is a highly sought after speaker, trainer, and coach. Johnson sends out weekly Speaker Notes covering techniques, speaker updates and tips to use immediately covering all the topics in the book. Aspiring or advanced speakers benefit from these powerful insights. Johnson's Speaker Notes are available at She lives in Minneapolis, MN with her daughter Hailey and son Parker.

About Nancy Juetten

Get Known Get Paid Mentor Nancy Juetten inspires and guides coaches, experts and authors to get seen, heard, celebrated, and COMPENSATED for their brilliant work. She started out in 2009 by building buzz around her ‘bye-bye boring bio’ expertise. By guiding clients to solve this universal and urgent problem, she has since grown her business into a global and thriving enterprise that serves luminaries and aspiring luminaries around the world. The author of Bye-Bye Boring Bio and a contributing author to the National Speakers Association book Speak More: Marketing Strategies to Get More Speaking Business, Juetten is thrilled for her perspectives to be showcased in The World's Greatest Speakers: Insider Secrets on How to Engage and Move Your Audience to Action. Aspiring speakers aiming to get booked can start first by downloading a useful template to make it easy to share their favorite topic and why decision makers will want to book them at

About Bill Stainton:

Bill Stainton is a 29-time Emmy Award winning Executive Producer and respected leader in the Seattle business community. He is a regular contributor to Seattle Business magazine, and his expertise has been cited by Forbes and The Wall Street Journal. Bill has also authored nine business training video programs in subjects ranging from Office Politics to Customer Service to Team Motivation. His programs have been used by many organizations, from IBM and Boeing to Paramount Pictures and the CIA.

For fifteen years, Stainton was the Executive Producer of Seattle’s legendary comedy TV show, Almost Live! (which also enjoyed a two and a half year run in national syndication on Comedy Central). Along the way, he led his team to more than 100 Emmy Awards as he became a sought after Innovation Driver, working with companies such as Nike, Microsoft’s Small Business Summit, Godiva and Harley-Davidson. His leadership gave birth to such personal success stories as Joel McHale, star of NBC’s Community, CBS’s The Great Indoors, and E’s The Soup; Academy Award nominee Bob Nelson; and Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Stainton led his team to more than 100 Emmy Awards and 10 straight years of #1 ratings. Today he helps leaders achieve those kinds of results – in their world and with their teams. He blends the business smarts he learned from twenty years in corporate management with the show biz sparks he gleaned from working alongside Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, and Jay Leno. This combination of experience creates riveting presentations enjoyed by audiences around the world. Focusing primarily on the areas of leadership, teamwork, and innovation, Stainton calls upon his background as a comedy writer to customize each keynote to each individual client. He’s also written for HBO, NPR, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  Unlike some leadership speakers, Stainton has actually led a successful team. His TEDxStanley Park talk about how to become a more creative person is reading thousands of viewers, thanks to YouTube.


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Name: Nancy Juetten
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