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!

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Discussion Forum

How to "get in" with your niche?

Started by Sheri Barnes. Last reply by Allan Dubon 6 hours ago. 7 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

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

Started by Kent Julian. Last reply by Eric Kulikowski 20 hours ago. 1 Reply

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 yesterday. 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 Oct 26. 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

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 Camden Ross on November 9, 2012 at 4:19pm

Hi Don,

While we're waiting for Kent to respond, I'll respond from my own experience. As the presenter/preacher, I have found that I am able to connect with the audience more without notes. When I have notes, I tend to overuse them, and that degrades from my opinion of the presentation even though I think that me + notes = better content.

From the level of response I have received between the notes vs. no-notes sermons, I don't know if there has been much difference, since I have received God-inspired reactions to both styles. The only distinction I have noticed is that people have commented that I am (or appear to be) more confident up front when I don't have the podium (notes) there.

(As a BONUS tip, if you look closely at any of the videos where I am speaking, you may see paper on floor of the stage behind me. Those are typically my fall-back insurance against technology messing up and I am caught without key verses or other important points. If you're concerned about loosing your place or train of thought, hide some notes somewhere on the stage that you can get to but that aren't visible or a temptation when you are in the moment speaking.)

The tipping point for me was when I realized (though the SPEAK UP worksheets, listening to Andy Stanley, and discussing with people at the Bootcamp) the significance of having only one point, and knowing how each message should finish. Having practiced the message at least once before is also very helpful.

Hope this helps. Looking forward to reading Kents thoughts as well.


Comment by Don Roulo on November 9, 2012 at 3:56pm

Kent...looking to get your thoughts on something and I wanted everyone else to benefit from your input as well.  It is certainly open to everyone else's opinion too, but I wanted your take especially.

In the SFP Bootcamp you teach about having anchors and stories.  You also teach along the lines of not using notes.  Many of the speakers I met at SIF and here on SIF group have a church background...as you did too. 

In what you do now you have maybe 4-6 different presenations that you do over and over again. Could you address the situation when you may be required to have more of a variety of presentations.  What is your take on someone like a pastor or similar, who needs a new message weekly or on an on-going basis like that.  How do you view the use of notes in that case???


Comment by Don Roulo on November 9, 2012 at 2:31pm

Thank you to everyone for the kind words of encouragement.  I will continue to keep everyone in the loop so you can see the process of how things are working out.  Hope it helps encourage everyone.

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Comment by Kent Julian on November 9, 2012 at 1:46pm

Final update on "Product Sales in the Back of the Room" T-Shirt design.

Take a look at what you helped me create.

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Comment by Jared Latigo on November 9, 2012 at 10:24am

VERY NICE DON! I really like how transparent you are being with this whole process. Thanks so much for the encouragement and showing how quickly things can come to fruition! Everyone here is incredible...super excited to be a part of this community!

Comment by Camden Ross on November 9, 2012 at 10:20am

Don . . . Wow!

Like Henry said, "Awesome!" I'm excited to see what is in store for you in the coming weeks, months, and years!


Comment by Henry Matlock on November 9, 2012 at 9:52am

Don, that is awesome!  Using our words to have an impact and to make a difference in someone's life - that's what so great about this speaking thing.  Proud of you, Don.  Keep moving forward and making a difference.

Comment by Don Roulo on November 9, 2012 at 9:26am

I wanted to post an email I just received fromt he director of the event I spoke at yesterday.  As I said, I spoke for free...but I didn't speak for free.

She is going to send me a "testimonial", but this is just her sharing with me. I am not posting this to brag or toot my own horn.  It is to encourage everyone who is a speaker and wants to be a speaker that YOU make a difference.  Receiving money for speaking is very important and needs to be a priority...we must make a living by speaking, BUT THIS IS MY HEART OF WHY I SPEAK...

"One of the students came up to me after the ceremony and said she wanted to change her goal.  Of course I  said sure you can change your goals at any time.  I asked her what she wanted to change it to and she said she wants to go to college for Psychology.  She wants to help people.  She wants to understand the mind more and how/why people think and do what they do.  At that moment I knew this ceremony and you speaking to them about “Great Men and Women” has impacted her life and where she wants to go after high school.  I was greatly inspired by your presentation and it made me want to fight even more for youth.

I am going to send out your information to other JAG specialists and youth programs around the area to help get the word out. 

Again, I appreciate you coming and speaking with us.  It’s so empowering knowing you can make a difference in someone’s life by just saying simple words."

"WHY" I speak is - to make a difference. To know I helped change a life or added hope to someone's life. 

Comment by Karen ODonnell on November 9, 2012 at 9:02am

Posted my first blog just now -- thanks to Dan Miller's suggestion


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Comment by Kent Julian on November 8, 2012 at 8:51pm

LOVE the fact that you used "Bonus Time!"

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