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: 1209
Latest Activity: 5 hours ago

Discussion Forum

What are your pain points during a training session?

Started by Barry Thompson 11 hours ago. 0 Replies

I apologize if you see this in multiple groups but I wanted to get a poll from my fellow trainers out there.I am trying to collect data on those that are trainers to see what their pain points are. Is it in the set up? The content? The interaction…Continue


Started by Kent Julian. Last reply by Kent Julian on Sunday. 2 Replies

UPDATE ON 6-16-16: VOTES ARE IN AND A DECISION HAS BEEN MADE!Thanks to everyone who voted on the cover design for my new book (see discussion I started yesterday that is under the line below).  I'll share the final version once I have it.Just know,…Continue

I made it to Colorado Public Radio!

Started by James Divine. Last reply by James Divine on Thursday. 3 Replies

As many of you might know, I have been speaking since about 1996 in churches but decided to make the move to a more secular audience.I recently was invited to speak with a local show called The Story Project. I spoke a few weeks ago to an audience…Continue

Starting a new Mastermind group

Started by Phil Conrad. Last reply by Phil Conrad Jun 23. 10 Replies

A friend of mine, who is an author, and I, a podcaster, are seeking 2-4 more individuals to meet with in an online Mastermind group. We will be working through Michael Hyatt's book, Platform, as part of our weekly meetings. Let me know if you're…Continue

Tags: Mastermind

How do I MAXIMIZE this group?

Started by Craig McCourt. Last reply by Camden Ross Jun 23. 3 Replies

Being new to the 48days community I would like a few tips on how to maximize my time here both learning and helping.Thanks<>< CraigContinue

Best way to Collect Business Cards for Book Raffle During Speech

Started by Sheri Barnes. Last reply by Royce Harrell Jun 23. 9 Replies

Hi all,I was hoping for some advice on this. I'm speaking in Las Vegas this weekend. I'm in a Ballroom (OMG!), I have no idea how many people will come to my talk. There are 15 other speakers at the same time I'm speaking, but over 13,000 attendees.…Continue

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Comment by Camden Ross on June 15, 2015 at 8:27pm

Thanks Kent.

The talk went very well. A number of people both directly after the talk, and then throughout the day, stopped me to tell me that I did a good job and they enjoyed it.

Goes to show how a little speaker training can go a long way in rocking the house. This is my approx 40th time "on stage", and I think I have found a speaking groove that works for me.

My last dozen or so speaking engagements have been way better than my earlier ones, and so for all budding speakers among us, here are the three things that helped me reach this point in my journey:

  1. I stepped out to actually start speaking. This first began at my small, local church, but then has grown into not saying "no" to any available opportunity. Practice on-stage and offstage has given me a level of stage-comfort that shows in how each message is delivered.
  2. I pushed myself to learn, grow, and try new things. My first talks were awfully presented. Perhaps it was good content, but the message was scripted, and I was glued to my notes -- even to the point of not being able to adapt on the fly in one message. I intentionally read books about improving my speaking, went to Kent's bootcamp to help learn more about all aspects of speaking, and then pushed myself to try new things until I found something that I liked and that worked. (Kent's ANCHORS are a big part of what I found that worked, even if I adapted them a little bit for my new style.)
  3. I made the challenge to myself to go 100% note free. This was not an easy hurdle to accomplish - mentally. The way I transitioned is learning to develop a message that was easy enough to remember, then printing out notes that I would place "somewhere" on the stage (like a back corner or somewhere where I could easily fall back on if I really lost my place).

    I did this for a half dozen sermons - and NEVER had to use them even once. All they were was a mental security blanket to ease my mind and allow it to focus on the actual talk itself.

So wherever you are on your speaking journey, keep moving forward, keep learning, keep growing, and if you haven't found your groove (i.e. the SPEAKER ID) then keep experimenting as you keep speaking until you find your voice.

And let us know how we can help! We're all in this journey together. (Yes, even our fearless leader Kent is too. :)


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Comment by Kent Julian on June 15, 2015 at 8:32am

Cam...speak for free but never speak for free. I love it!

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Comment by Kent Julian on June 15, 2015 at 8:32am

Beth Underwood...love "bomb-diggity." That put a big toothy grin on my face this morning. Thanks :)

Comment by Camden Ross on June 15, 2015 at 6:28am

Getting ready to head off to work where I have the opportunity to give the morning worship to approx 150 co-workers.

Every opportunity is practice on the road to getting better!


Comment by Beth Underwood on June 15, 2015 at 5:55am

Jen, you are the bomb-diggity. Thanks for timely words that more than a few of us connected with! Speaking for myself, I'm still figuring out some of the details, but it's amazing to see how far we can walk even when taking baby steps. Thanks for a nice dose of inspiration!

Comment by Myhriah Young on June 14, 2015 at 11:05pm


Thank you for sharing your story. You are such an inspiration!  I love your post to go with it too.  It is awesome for those of us moving forward to see where you began.

Keep up the great work.


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Comment by Kent Julian on June 13, 2015 at 9:52am

Jen...as I stated in the Write It Forward group, I'm so proud of you. You are a great example of "stick-to-it-tiveness" and knowing when to "pivot." Both are HUGE for success in entrepreneurship.

So happy for you!

Comment by Tom Henricksen on June 13, 2015 at 6:33am

Congrats Jen! That good for all of us working towards our own independence day to hear.

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Comment by Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" on June 12, 2015 at 8:45pm

Hey, quick celebration. I looked up to realize my 1 year FREEDOM anniversary date was fast approaching (Independence Day 2015). So much has changed in the last year and sometimes in all honestly, like many of you may feel, I have at times been  frustrated that success hasn't come fast enough. Anyways, I stumbled across this post from last June HERE and it reminded me of how much has changed just in these past short 12 months as well as since I look at my first dollar made doing this stuff in April 2013 that is posted on our fridge. Things I couldn't have imagined have come to fruition today because of the first step in joining 48days.net in 2011. Having said that, I wanted to share the celebration with you and to encourage everyone of you that hit those "slump bumps" along the way to KEEP moving, don't "quet" (quit), keep investing in yourselves, and remember to celebrate the milestones accomplishments as you go. 

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Comment by Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" on June 12, 2015 at 7:46pm

Hey, Jane Atkinson did a blog this week that some of you may find useful - in it she lists a "project priority grid" that is really simple to use and helps with those who can get stuck on knowing what project or task to move to next. If interested, you can find the blog HERE.


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