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: 1177
Latest Activity: 19 hours ago

Discussion Forum

Sucks to be … ME … kinda

Started by Eric Kulikowski. Last reply by Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" on Monday. 7 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

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

Started by James Divine. Last reply by Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" on Monday. 8 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 Tom Henricksen on Sunday. 18 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 Anthony Hutchison (Hutch) on Saturday. 8 Replies

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

Speaking engagements

Started by Jeremy Obermeyer. Last reply by Jeremy Obermeyer Nov 19. 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 Nov 18. 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

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Group Leader
Comment by Kent Julian on November 14, 2014 at 11:17am

I'm privileged to book some pretty large keynotes, but just booked one in April with the estimated attendance of 7,000. Pretty stoked!

Group Leader
Comment by Kent Julian on November 11, 2014 at 7:57am

Jen...LOVE that picture :)

Group Leader
Comment by Kent Julian on November 11, 2014 at 6:39am

Congrats Jeremy!

I hope more news casts will be coming :)

Group Leader
Comment by Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" on November 10, 2014 at 6:25pm

Jeremy, way to go on taking action to your speaking career. Hmmm...love Maureen's advice below - remember too that you get an A+for getting up in front of folks to speak. 

Just got back from Kent's SIF camp. As usual, learned a lot and got to hang out with some pretty amazing folks. 

p.s. The "guy" in the back we think photo bombed us. (:

Comment by Celeste & Phil Davis on November 10, 2014 at 9:02am
Hi Jeremy, I've been with TM for a few months and love it!!!

I agree with Maureeen. The best intro I heard was a lady shared about her three worst jobs, the last of which was a car hop on skates when she didn't know how to skate. She was nervous and poor body language as it was her first speech ever but the fact that she engaged the audience made it a home run!!
Comment by Maureen Zappala on November 10, 2014 at 7:07am

Jeremy, Congratulations on joining Toastmasters. I've been in TM for 10 years and it has changed my life. My suggestion for your ice breaker is this: Because you only have 4-6 minutes, there's no way you can cover your entire life story in that short a time. Pick ONE story and tell that. It can be a story of how you got your current job, how you met your spouse, something that happened on a vacation...anything. The objectives of the ice breaker are very broad ("help your club members get to know you."), and many people make the mistake of thinking they have to cover their whole life. They don't need to. The most important objective is to just get comfy talking to your club with a conversational speech format (as opposed to a conversational one-on-one chat format.) So, pick ONE story. Use dialog, describe the visual elements of the scene, and give us a good picture of the people in the story. Don't be afraid to use notes. Don't memorize the speech...that's too awkward. And don't worry about the advanced techniques covered in later projects, like body language, props or vocal variety, UNLESS you already are a seasoned speaker and have some of that nailed down. You will be fine. I LOVE hearing ice breaker speeches from new members. Most TM's do.

Comment by Jeremy Sabacek on November 6, 2014 at 7:19pm

Breaking News at 11:

I'm now "officially" a member of Toastmasters at my local club that I have been attending.

More news at 11.

PS: What are some tips to go with the Ice Breaker Speech. 


Group Leader
Comment by Kent Julian on November 1, 2014 at 8:27am

Jill Davis and Sheri Barnes...

I put you in the same category as so many others Speak It Forward who I want to list (but don't want to leave anyone out). Soon-to-be-rock-star-speakers in your niche markets. 

Be sure to watch the video here because you are booking engagements right in line with this timetable. Be encoruaged and remember that stick-to-it-tiveness is your greatest competitive advantage.


Comment by Jill Davis on October 31, 2014 at 8:00pm

Kent, It looks like your influence lasts and lasts.  Thought I would FINALLY jump back into this group and saw one of my favorite people coming back in YAY Mama (Sheri Barnes) great minds think alike.  I know for me this is one of my favorite places to get inspiration and ideas.  I love seeing all the energy and excitement of the speakers here.  Can't wait to get another dose of it all in Atlanta next week.  Since I've been AWOL, I'd love to know who else is going.  I'll be setting my 2015 speaking goals at SIF bootcamp.

Group Leader
Comment by Kent Julian on October 31, 2014 at 8:32am

Just started a discussion on what kind of speaking goals to set for 2015 and how to go about accomplishing your goals. Hope you'll jump in!



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