Speak It Forward - REAL Success & Profit for Speakers and Trainers!


Speak It Forward - REAL Success & Profit for Speakers and Trainers!

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 to be successful in the speaking business. Join us if your desire is to turn your passion to present into profit!

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Discussion Forum

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Started by James Divine. Last reply by Jill Davis on Wednesday. 12 Replies

I have been sharing my story of being molested as a child and my forgiveness journey since 1998, but in November I hired Kent for some coaching and feedback and totally reformatted my speech. I shared the newly reformatted version for the first time…Continue

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Considering a Speaking Tour - How to Innovative Nutritional Supplements

Started by Francisco Rodriguez on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Hey 48D Community!I'm mind-mapping a business based on my skills and passions of helping companies like Garden of Life and other major players develop nutritional supplements.  The opportunity for individual doctors, doctors groups, chiropractors,…Continue

It's official...I'm a member of the NSA!

Started by Maureen Zappala. Last reply by Gary Burleson Apr 13. 16 Replies

I just got the official phone call from the National Speakers Association. My application for membership has been approved! I am so excited! It's been on my goal list for over a year to get this done and I'm so glad I worked so hard to get it…Continue

New brand, need ideas contest

Started by Scott D. Speight. Last reply by Kent Julian Apr 13. 41 Replies

Good mornning friends.  At the recomendation of my sweet friend Jen McDonough I am soliciting your ideas.  I am moving in a slightly different direction and rather than brand a "business" I have decided to brand myself.  Speaking, writing, coaching…Continue

All from a sticky note ...

Started by Eric Kulikowski. Last reply by Heloise Ridley Apr 11. 22 Replies

I have an amazing success story to share with you all to encourage everyone to keep plugging away.So, I received an email from two women last week that saw me speak two years ago. They are hosting an event at their hospital and are looking for a…Continue

Can pop star Billy Joel help you be a better speaker?

Started by James Divine. Last reply by Kathy Apr 9. 2 Replies

I have been learning a lot about the power of story through Kent's teaching and personal reading. As a music teacher, I put together a weekly video lesson by my alter ego "Professor Jimmy" to teach my students some things about music history,…Continue

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Comment by Kent Julian on August 28, 2012 at 8:08am

Michael...thanks for sharing and living your story with us!

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Comment by Kent Julian on August 28, 2012 at 7:09am

Follow the exact same strategy, Kimanzi. Great minds think alike :)

Hope you'll be at the Boot Camp...I know it will supercharge what you are already doing!

Comment by Kimanzi Constable on August 27, 2012 at 5:29pm


I spoke at the Southwest University of Visual Arts, there were about 250 people at the conference and there was three tracks going on at the same time. I had about 150 in my session.

I agree about being intentional with travel, same airline aliance (when you book with any airline in the aliance you get the same miles) and using hotel's that are in that aliance.

For example, I now have 25,382 miles with the SkyTeam aliance (Delta is the major airline in that aliance). When I went to Australia I was actually booked on Virgin Australia but I got SkyMiles :) (BTW Virgin is the best airline out there, serioulsy)

I also only stay at the Hilton change (because I get SkyMiles). I also double dip and get Hilton Honors points.

I'm a "silver" member which gets me a few more perks on Delta (as Kent refered to) and I"ll reach Gold by the end of this year which will bump me to First Class on all domestic flights.

Group Leader
Comment by Kent Julian on August 27, 2012 at 4:52pm

Very true, Kimanzi. In fact, it's even better if you can fly the same airline all the time. I would rather pay a few $$ more occasionally and have premium "status" than not be able to get to a speaking engagement.

Where did you speak in Albuquerque?

Comment by Kimanzi Constable on August 27, 2012 at 4:45pm

A small tip: I spoke in Albuquerque, New Mexico this weekend and it went amazing, people were literally sitting on the floor!

On the way home on Saturday we were deplaned because of problems with the plane :( Everyone had to rebook and they put us up at a Sheraton for the night and gave us $12 for food (no comment)

This is the tip: Don't book your flights through services like Expedia, Travelocity, HotWire!!!!

Chris Guillebeau told me this a few months ago but I didn't realy see what he meant until this weekend. The people that booked directly through Delta, got seats for flights the next day. The people that booked through those discount services were given "seat requests" they were on stand bye.

Some of them said they bought the issurance but the people at Delta told them they had to call them and deal with them directly. One woman told me when she called she was told that nothing could be done expect hope for a seat.

Lesson learned. As you travel for your speaking it may be cheaper to book with a service but it's better in the long run if you book directly with the airlines and build your miles. See Chriss Guillebeau's site as a great example.

Comment by Michael McClure on August 27, 2012 at 4:11pm

Hello 48days Friends,

It's been a long and challenging journey for me this past year as I've pursued my certification as a Career Development Practitioner and I am truly grateful for all the help and encouragement I have received from so many along the way. Many of the assignments I completed throughout the year required that I send out questions, surveys, requests for volunteer clients, and conduct interviews. Some people in this group responded to those requests and gave of your time and expertise and for that I am truly grateful. I'm pleased to report that through this process some of the people I met with were even able to secure employment or made important changes to, or decisions about, their employment situation. My program is now complete and I achieved the highest marks I have ever achieved in my life - I have many of you to thank for helping me with this achievement.

What's next for me now that I've completed the program? Well, it's ironic that I've been able to assist others in securing employment but not do the same for myself, but it's only been a week since I wrapped things up so I'm hopeful my own employment situation will change soon as well. I've been taking some time to tidy up loose ends, reorganize the home office, catch up on paperwork, fix the car, get a bit more sleep and exercise, spend some time with family, and even crack the spine on a good novel. But the job search is my new priority and I've begun to accelerate that process. Very soon I'll be rebuilding my blog, establishing a new social media strategy, doing more networking and hopefully getting more involved again with 48days. 

In the weeks ahead I'll be posting updates on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn but for now I just wanted to send out a huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped me in any way achieve my goal - I am indebted to you and wouldn't have made it without your support and encouragement.


Michael McClure

Group Leader
Comment by Kent Julian on August 25, 2012 at 10:12am

Learn from my successes AND FROM MY MISTAKES. Read this discussion:


Group Leader
Comment by Kent Julian on August 21, 2012 at 5:41pm

Kimanzi, Joe, Rich, and Alana...looks like you guys had a blast. Wish I could have been there!

Comment by Kathy on August 20, 2012 at 7:25pm

Make sure you have a computer that can handle good video and audio. I just attended a conference this weekend via skype. Although it was a closed conference to the public, just selected individuals were invited, the host did make sure there were adequate microphones on speakers who were moving around and around the room.  Good Luck. Let us know how it all turns out.

Comment by Sarah Meece on August 19, 2012 at 6:18pm

Way to go, Derek and Kent! Keep up the great work!!!


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