Speak It Forward - Real SUCCESS and PROFIT as a Speaker


Speak It Forward - Real SUCCESS and PROFIT as a Speaker

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: 1228
Latest Activity: on Thursday

UPDATE Mark Your Calendars... December 8-9 and December 10-12!

Discussion Forum

Youth Market Question

Started by David A Pride. Last reply by Kent Julian on Thursday. 2 Replies

Hi All! New member here...I've had decent success breaking into the Corporate Market but am now shifting my efforts to doing more speaking more closely related to my area of passion - youth. I have done a handful of school assemblies and a couple…Continue

Tags: speaker, youth

My first "no thanks"

Started by Vitalis Essala. Last reply by Erin Shaw on Thursday. 5 Replies

Hi, everyone.This is going to sound funny but it is exciting to me. I just got my first reply to speaking proposal submissions. The answer was “your proposal was not chosen”. I’m excited because I needed that first step, that first “no” to continue…Continue

Revolving Door

Started by Bradley Vinson. Last reply by Bradley Vinson on Tuesday. 11 Replies

Since I'm all in on my revolving door right now I'm starting this discussion.1. Is anyone else working on their RD right now? How's it progressing?2. Are you going with email-only, snail mail/email combo, etc?I remember seeing in the comments…Continue

Are You a Former Educator? Do You Know a Former Educator?

Started by Erin Shaw Sep 24. 0 Replies

Are you a former educator who has transitioned to another career or built a business? Let's talk! I coach educators who are looking to use their skills in new and profitable ways, and I'm looking to interview former teachers who have been there,…Continue

App creation?

Started by Barry Thompson. Last reply by Barry Thompson Sep 21. 4 Replies

Does anyone know of anyone that can create apps or know of a app creation product that is a drag and drop? I have my next idea but don't know where to start. Any information would be great. Thanks in advance, this group continues to inspire! BarryContinue

Travel costs and referrals

Started by Tom Henricksen. Last reply by Kent Julian Sep 21. 2 Replies

I have a paid speaking gig coming up this week. How do I calculate how much to charge for travel costs? Also when can you ask for referrals or a recommendation after I speak?Thanks,TomContinue

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Comment by Debbie W. Wilson on September 16, 2015 at 8:25pm

Way to go, Jeff and Jen!!

Group Leader
Comment by Kent Julian on September 16, 2015 at 6:01pm

Jeff...so thrilled for you too.

BTW, if you want to learn what Jeff and Jen learned to do, join us at the Speak It Forward Boot Camp Dec. 10-12.

Seriously, how long are you going to keep pushing your dream of being a speaker who gets booked and paid to the back burner? How many more successful speakers will you see and think to yourself, "That should be me!"

The Boot Camp is already half full, so don't miss out. Register now!

Group Leader
Comment by Kent Julian on September 16, 2015 at 5:58pm

Way to go, Jen!!! Proud of you.

Comment by Joanne Mitchell on September 16, 2015 at 3:58pm
Hi all,
I'm new here and just starting to get into coaching and speaking. Looking forward to learning more and one day going to the speak it forward boot camp.
Comment by Jeff Jones on September 16, 2015 at 3:40pm

So I thought I would share a little of what is going on in my world of speaking. I have attended Kent's SIF boot camp twice. (the first time I was too afraid to take the leap). I have also been a part of his SIF mastermind group. 

I made an investment in my future and in Kent because I trust him completely. 

Fast forward a few months, and here is the short story: I have 6 keynotes and 12 workshops all in my niche market over a 19 day period! I will make back more than twice what I invested in SIF in that time frame. 

I also got a booking for a state conference as the keynote for my full Keynote fee scheduled for April. Audience size is approx. 2000 people. Plus merch!

Thanks Kent!!!

It works!!!

Group Leader
Comment by Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" on September 16, 2015 at 3:28pm

Kimanzi, that is soooo cool!!!!! Congratulations - very, very thrilling to watch your growth!!!

Kent, that is amazing to think you will reach about 50,000 audience members this year - wow, that is worth celebrating!

Okay, total brag moment here. I did three presentations in the last 24 hours that went over great - not because they were me being a out of touch speaker, but because I was able to meet audiences where they are at. I say this not to brag on myself, but to brag on Jill Davis' DISC workshop in a box that is getting ready to officially launch. Not only did it help me meet my audiences where they were at due to understanding their personalty styles, but her materials and the way she coaches speakers to teach it rocked!!! Halfway through the presentation, the event coordinators computer went down...the event coordinator was horrified. Without missing a beat, I just kept right on going as I knew that at anytime if I ever got "stuck" during the presentation that I had Jill's references right at my finger tips. Because of the way she teaches it through her DISC deep dive presentations and thought the materials that she GIVES you with the workshop kit (which by the way can be set up with MY branding info - HUGE to have these handout materials at my fingertips to give a presentation at ANYTIME), it made it really, really easy to give great VALUE to my audience. This particular group was working under some extremely stressful situations and getting to serve them in a way that connected with them was incredibly joyful (one lady was preachily in TEARS with gratitude on what she taught - this was after the event coordinator said they made it almost mandatory for staff to attend since not many signed up when they offered it - not always the best situation to walk into for a speaker). Afterwards the event coordinator said she was so involved in listening to the content that she didn't want it to end and that "everyone in the county SHOULD" have my training. HOW COOL IS THAT? So again, thank you Jill Davis and THANK YOU to Dan Miller who got me started on this journey as well as to the awesome Kent Julian for teaching me so much! 

Comment by Tom Henricksen on September 16, 2015 at 1:22pm

Kimanzi, Nice work!

Comment by Vitalis Essala on September 16, 2015 at 1:05pm

Congrats, Kimanzi.

I started reading your ebooks sent to me when I signed up in your website. Great stuff.

Group Leader
Comment by Kent Julian on September 16, 2015 at 1:00pm

Good for you, Kimanzi. 

I'll likely hit 50 events this year (the majority over 1,000 in audience), and the key for me has been being in the world where the meeting planners live (association articles, reaching out directly to serve them, having them see me present, etc.)

Comment by Kimanzi Constable on September 16, 2015 at 12:55pm

The fees have all been in the five-figure plus all expenses range. It's wild that I worked so hard to find events in years past, but now all I have to do is write articles/get exposure :) 


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