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
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Discussion Forum

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

Started by Kent Julian 22 minutes ago. 0 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

The Iron Jen is strong in MANY ways

Started by James Divine. Last reply by Kent Julian 20 hours ago. 5 Replies

I had the privilege of being interviewed by The Iron Jen yesterday. What an honor!I have a bad habit of skipping through my story too quickly - as my wife often warns me - but The Iron Jen knows how to draw a story out. I hope you will listen to my…Continue

Workshop title change...your opinions?

Started by Maureen Zappala. Last reply by Kent Julian on Sunday. 7 Replies

 I'm toying with a new title to a workshop I'm developing. I've created an approach to helping small business team leaders get their peeps more engaged by teaching them to look for what really gets them excited. It's similar to DISC in that I have…Continue

How to "get in" with your niche?

Started by Sheri Barnes. Last reply by Kent Julian on Sunday. 6 Replies

It has taken me a while to find a comfortable niche for me and my business. I'm MAMA KNOWS FITNESS (I'm more about fitness from a holistic standpoint than just the physical aspect) Any advice on working a niche would be appreciated. For example:…Continue

Email Marketing Expert...

Started by Don Roulo. Last reply by Kent Julian Oct 22. 6 Replies

I know this may seem out of place here in the Speak It Forward group, but I am posting this here because many of you do crossover things and work with a wide variety of professionals. I am looking for an expert...either you or someone you…Continue

Looking at leading my first seminar

Started by Bryan Bulmer. Last reply by Bryan Bulmer Oct 10. 7 Replies

Good Afternoon Speak It Forward Members,I am thinking about leading my first live seminar.  I do financial coaching and I have presented in churches and in other venues, but I have never led my own seminar.  Does anyone have suggestions on resources…Continue

Tags: Seminars

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Comment by Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" on October 23, 2014 at 12:31pm

Welcome to the 48days.net group Bonnie!!!! It sounds like you will be bringing a lot of great ideas to the group!!!

Group Leader
Comment by Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" on October 23, 2014 at 12:30pm

WELCOME BACK SHERI!!!!! HA! the journey of finding our treasure is certainly an adventure indeed for most of us. Thankful for all the great guides in this group!

Group Leader
Comment by Kent Julian on October 22, 2014 at 9:33pm

Sheri...SO GOOD TO SEE YOU!!!!!

I was just thinking of you. Seriously, I was wondering how you were doing. As I've told you, you have rockstar potential :)

Love where you're going. And this is where stick-to-it-tiveness pays off. You're working through the "figuring out" phase and outlasting others who decide to drop out. 

Love the insight of how Rotary is not a good fit for you. And I absolutely love this line: "All of this just by going to a meet-up group—amazing once you get yourself out there with the right people." #truth

Your treasure is about to be discovered :)

Comment by Bonnie Lynch on October 22, 2014 at 1:23pm

Hi Sheri,

I'm Bonnie, and I recently joined 48 Days. I've been teaching fitness classes for a little over 30 years now, so your journey is really interesting to me. My own business is not about fitness (I prefer to keep that as an avocation), but I appreciated hearing about your positive experiences with local meet-ups. I don't know why, but I have only availed myself of one or two of these opportunities in my five years of self-employment so far, and when I did, I was so clueless that I didn't have much to give or receive. (I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I didn't even have a business card to offer--talk about being slow to get where you want to go!) I've now scheduled myself to attend two meet-ups that look interesting, and this time, thanks to mentors like Dan Miller and John Lee Dumas (and all his interviewees), I think I'm in a great position to really add value to such an event (and of course, I'm going with a stack of business cards and a much clearer vision of what my businesses are about). 

I hope you'll keep posting about your entrepreneurial journey. It's nice to know that others are facing the same challenges and staying motivated to do whatever it takes to figure things out and realize their dreams.

My best to you!


Comment by Sheri Barnes on October 22, 2014 at 12:36pm

Hey everyone,

For those of you that don’t know me I’m MAMA KNOWS FITNESS, aka Sheri Barnes. I ended my speaking Mastermind with Kent back in May. And then I disappeared…(I know Kent, you must have wondered if I fell off a cliff or something)

Well, no cliff, just a little quiet. I, unlike many of you mavericks, seem to take a long time getting to where I want to go. BUT, I always remember Kent saying “If it took you 2 years to reach your goal, would you? How about 5, how about 10?” And so, I persevere.

My biggest challenge has been finding my niche. It’s easy to pinpoint a niche, but for me finding a group where we share values, where they want to hear what I have to say and a group that I want to hang with in order to build a relationship—this is a huge challenge for me. I think I have finally found my niche.

Jen McDonough, I’ve watched you from the beginning and applaud how you have maneuvered the “treasure map” with grace and style. You are a constant example to me that this can be done.

So, what is MAMA doing now? I spent the summer speaking to Rotary Clubs. Great practice, but didn’t really do anything for my business or bookings. To me these clubs seem to be outdated. I can’t even tell you how many people over 75 I ended up speaking to—nothing wrong with that, but not my demographic. Where things changed was when I went to a local networking meet-up. That is where doors began to open.

I just got back from a meeting with a contact from the meet-up where we discussed shooting fitness videos. I’m planning to have an online subscription based monthly workout program. The video owner also started a radio station back in April and we discussed my own radio show (broader topic than just fitness) where MamaKnowsFitness would be a sponsor. He’s even planning to have a TV show in time…and of course, if you know me, you know how much I’d love being on TV! And one more thing, I’m speaking to the meet-up group in December.

All of this just by going to a meet-up group—amazing once you get yourself out there with the right people.

So, MAMA’s back, alive and kicking. I promise to be on here more frequently. Kent, as always, you jumpstarted me and I so appreciate all of your coaching and teaching.

Look for more from me as I slowly move through my treasure map.

Group Leader
Comment by Kent Julian on October 19, 2014 at 2:49pm

To answer your question, Jen...there are 3 seats left for the Speak It Forward Boot Camp.

Group Leader
Comment by Kent Julian on October 19, 2014 at 2:48pm

Jen and Eric....LOVE reading about your success. So proud of you!!! What makes my heart swell is I know both of you are applying what you've learned. The Speak It Forward system works IF a person consistently works the system.

And BTW, the best is yet to come!!!

Group Leader
Comment by Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" on October 17, 2014 at 9:05am

Thanks Eric and Alan!!!!!!

Gosh Eric, I thought there were would a huge difference from speaking to 100 to 500 people but honestly, I didn't find it was hard to transition too. I still asked questions of 500 audience as I do for the 100 person audience (for prizes and also just to answer - made it more engaging), but with the bigger audience I wasn't able to have that "conversation" on the answers as much. Still was able to make it personable though by singling out a few people by name that I had met before the conference to personalize it a bit. Perhaps if the group had some good tips for larger audiences, a discussion could be started. 

Eric - sending you positive thoughts for your 600 person workshop!!!!! That sounds like it is going to be fun!

Comment by Eric Kulikowski on October 16, 2014 at 5:38pm

Jen, woohoo! Stand O! Way to go. I sense this will be the first of many.

What advice do you have for us regarding speaking in front of such a large crowd? I all be doing a workshop for a 600 person audience next month and have not been in front of that many folks before. Any advice?

Comment by Alan West on October 16, 2014 at 10:30am

Jen CONGRATULATIONS!!! That's HUGE and a great confidence builder moving forward to those larger gatherings you want to be speaking in front of!


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