Speak It Forward - Maximize Your IMPACT and INCOME as a Speaker or Trainer


Speak It Forward - Maximize Your IMPACT and INCOME as a Speaker or Trainer

Whether you're just getting into speaking or a pro, this group is for you. It's not just about how to present, but how build and grow a successful speaking business. Join us if you want to turn your passion to present into profit!

Website: http://www.48days.net/group/speakerssuccess
Location: www.kentjulian.com
Members: 1174
Latest Activity: 6 hours ago

Discussion Forum

Speaking engagements

Started by Jeremy Obermeyer. Last reply by Jeremy Obermeyer on Wednesday. 13 Replies

Hey everyone!Once again it's been a while since I've been on here so I hope everyone is doing well.  I have also posted this in the "Grow your business" group but thought I would post it here also.  I just scheduled a couple of more classes with an…Continue

How to organise a speaking tour?

Started by Wal Herring. Last reply by Bob Wilson on Wednesday. 6 Replies

Hi all,I am relatively new to this group so apologies if this question has been answered already. Next year, my family and I (husband and three young kids) will be touring around USA for a year.  We will be doing it by Motor Home as a way to see…Continue

Sucks to be me...but at least I'm not Eric (just kidding)! Need feedback please.

Started by James Divine. Last reply by Bob Wilson on Wednesday. 7 Replies

Hi:Had a "How To Make It In The Music Business" seminar today. I need advice to find out if it was successful or not.I've had some success putting these on at colleges, where I'm told it has been a much needed seminar. I'm working on a revolving…Continue

Speaking Goals for 2015: What Goals to Set and How to Set Them?

Started by Kent Julian. Last reply by Bonnie Lynch on Monday. 16 Replies

Watch the quick 5-minute video above for a few guidelines about how to best ask questions on what kind of speaking goals to set for 2015 and how to best go about accomplishing those goals.I look forward to robust discussion as we help one another…Continue

Tags: how to become a motivational speaker, public speaking, public speaking tips, life goals, career goals

Which Program to Use for Building your Email List?

Started by Michelle Bengtson. Last reply by Maureen Zappala on Sunday. 7 Replies

Friends, I have to start building my list. What program would you recommend? Constant Contact? MailChimp? Aweber?  and Why??  Thanks.Continue

Sucks to be … ME … kinda

Started by Eric Kulikowski. Last reply by James Divine Nov 15. 6 Replies

I wanted to share an experience with you all that has hit me square pin the chops here recently.I have had a busy summer and fall with a nice quantity of speaking and training engagements, coupled with the consulting and leader development coaching…Continue

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Comment by Dr. David W. Powers 6 hours ago

Thanks for the tip!

Comment by Gary M Foote 6 hours ago

Dr. Powers - I use the Tascam DR-40 and it is amazing! The biggest pros for me are: 1) It's a stand alone device so you don't need your laptop, but can edit the files on your computer later 2) It has built-in microphones as well as a microphone jack so you can record your voice and the audiences reaction as well at the same time 3) It has four tracks so you can do a ton with making the audio quality excellent 4) It's pretty inexpensive for what it does. Here's an affiliate link for it: Tascam DR-40

Comment by Dr. David W. Powers yesterday

I do a lot of Continuing Ed style lectures at universities. I'd like to start recording them. Any advice?

I'd like to think maybe there's a Bluetooth mike or something I can wear that records to my laptop?

Group Leader
Comment by Kent Julian yesterday

Two stories from this week regarding the power of using ANCHORS (what we teach in Speak It Forward regarding your presentation).

1. On Sunday I was greeting people as they entered the church I go to (my wife and I are "greeters"). A person came up to me and said, "You're the E+R=O guy." I asked where he heard me speak...it was at a conference I spok at in April 2012. Amazing...2.5 years later he remember the anchor and what it meant.

2. The message below was posted today on Facebook. It's from 3 years ago. Again, what made that part of my message so memorable was the anchor. 

Bottom line...build your presentation around anchors. They work and are unforgettable :)

Group Leader
Comment by Kent Julian yesterday

Jen...10 folks in Mastermind group. All full :)

Group Leader
Comment by Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" yesterday

Kent, 7,000+ people yesterday? WOW! That is really, really inspiring, amazing, and cool! Also congrats on your 7,000 audience talk scheduled for next April. 

For the 9 folks signed up for Kent's Speak It Forward mastermind group - you are going to love it. GREAT investment into getting to where you want to go.


Group Leader
Comment by Kent Julian yesterday

Was privileged to speak to an audience of 7,000 plus yesterday at JLDC (Joint Leadership Development Conference) in Alabama. I shared the stage with the author of Forrest Gump, an America's Got Talen Semi-Finalist, and others. What a great venue! Here's a picture of when I shared a story about my daughter Kelsey...

Comment by Justin Gentry on November 15, 2014 at 11:01am
Thanks for the encouragement Kent! (And for the heads up about the comment system).

I appreciate you my friend!

Group Leader
Comment by Kent Julian on November 15, 2014 at 8:25am

Justin...loved meeting you at the Boot Camp. And I love seeing your energy in pursuing your passion. Go!!!

Okay, two thoughts...one is where to place this discussion in the future and one is my answer.

First, in the future you probably want to start a discussion to ask this type of question. The reason is if you get 5 or 10 replies here, they will likely be spread out between other comments and they will also be hard to find in the future (notice the comment wall is now 328 pages long :).  If you start a discussion, all the answers will be in one place and easily searchable even years from now.

Second, as far as you specific question, your tagline is solid. Definitely strong enough to start. Will it evolving into you saying it some other way? Probably. But don't wait for that to happen. Get moving. Remember, spend 20% of your time and energy on your "message" and invest 80% of your time on "marketing." You'll get booked quicker and your market will end up helping you shape your message.

Hope this helps. Keep speaking it forward!

Comment by Justin Gentry on November 15, 2014 at 7:59am

Let me start by saying how much I enjoyed the SIF Bootcamp last week! I met some great people and I’m encouraged by what I learned (thanks Kent and Dan!).

So I keep reminding myself, "I’m movin’ forward with Speak it Forward."

Now I’m honing in on my message and I’m looking for some feedback.

At this point my audience is teenage students (eventually it may be Career & Tech Student Org. thanks to Kent:)

My core message is “Every teenager can learn how to make their dreams come true."

In this context I’m speaking of dreams being great goals and aspirations. My keynote explains how dreams come true when right choices are made. Dreams are built by choices.

With that being said, my tagline (promise) is: “Helping teens build their dreams"

So what do you think about my core message and tagline? 



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