October 25, 2013

Your questions about the Elite Speakers Mastery & Mentoring Program answered!



Here's a quick reminder that I have a few spots left for the Elite Speakers Mastery & Mentoring Program, so if you're still on the fence, you have one more day to make a decision!

I've gotten some good questions about the Elite Speakers Mastery & Mentoring Program and I thought I'd post them here in case you have the same questions!

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Q: What do you mean by "advanced" or "experienced" speakers?

A: As you may have noticed, this program is for speakers who've been around the block a bit and are looking for support, brainstorming, critique and community with their fellow speakers.

If you speak, on average, eight or ten times a year, then this program is for you. You do not have to be a top-level professional motivational speaker to join the program. You just have to have some experience, a message to share and the desire and motivation to improve and grow.
:-)

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Q: Do I have to be a paid speaker to join the program?

A: NO! As long as you're out there speaking on a regular basis and want to improve your skills and share best practices with others in the same situation, you can be speaking for free or for thousands of dollars per engagement. You are not required to be a paid speaker.

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Q: Why do I have to submit an application?

A: The application process is just my way of making sure that everyone in the group is a good fit with me and with each other. I'm looking for members who are open to learning, open to coaching and truly committed to positive change and growth as a speaker.

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Q: Is this program about selling from the stage?

A: No. This is not a "speak-to-sell" program, although some of you might be interested in learning more about that. If so, then I'll make sure to bring in resources for that interest. But that is not what this program is about.

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Q: How can I get critiques of my presentations if the program is virtual?

A: Members will have the opportunity to upload videos to our private Facebook group for viewing and critique by me and other members. Members can also bring ideas and content for discussion if they don't have video. There will be lots of options for sharing your speaking experiences and questions and getting feedback from the group.

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Q: How does this program work?

A: You'll be invited to 9 monthly group calls, where I'll address any questions or issues that the members have sent me during that time. Members will have the opportunity to get feedback and input from the group on any personal speaking challenges, creative questions, best practices, business issues or anything else related to their speaking goals.

If you miss a call, you'll be able to catch up later with the recording.

I'll also be bringing in appropriate experts for interviews, based on the requests of the group, and we'll have a private Facebook community for everyone to submit videos and ask questions outside of our regular call-in times.

And everyone in the group will get two private coaching sessions with me during the course of the program. Among lots of other goodies and speaking resources!

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Q: How time-consuming is the program? I'm very busy right now.

A: Your only scheduled meetings are the one call a month, that will take approximately one hour. And you'll want to schedule your two half-hour coaching calls with me sometime during the nine months.

Everything else, like Facebook discussions, workbook activities, the home study program, and any other support, questions or conversations take place on your schedule, at your convenience.

Can you fit this into your schedule? Absolutely! And I bet there are some things you spend time on right now that are lesser priorities than reinvigorating your speaking so you can get more visibility, credibility and clients! (For me, some of those things would be social media, cute cat videos, and pinning recipes to Pinterest...)

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Q: I totally get the value of the program, but I'm strapped for cash right now. Is there any way to make the payments easier on my bank account?

A: I'm glad you asked! You may take advantage of my 9-month payment plan to spread your payments out over the course of the program.

Easy peasy!!

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Let me know if you have further questions. And here's the link again to submit your application.

Here's the bottom line:

If you want to focus on your future instead of staying stuck where you are now as a speaker, this program will get you there.

If you're frustrated with playing small and you're looking to building your visibility and credibility as a speaker, this is the place for you.

If you know what you SHOULD be doing, but you're not doing it, this group will get you there.

If you want to increase your reach, grow your dream, build your target audience, get feedback from your peers, and stop sitting on the sidelines, this program is for you!

Here's a reminder of what you'll get when you join the group:

** A 15-minute kick-off strategy session to develop your focus and goals for the program, scheduled as soon as you sign up

** A workbook to keep track of your goals, strategies and successes

** 9 monthly 1-hour group mentoring and accountability calls (plus bonus interviews throughout the program with relevant experts)

** 2 30-minute private coaching calls with me, to be scheduled during the 9 months of the program

** Access to the complete Speak to Engage home study program with pages and pages of resources including articles, blog posts, audios, videos, and my own pre-presentation questionnaires and evaluations I use with my speaking clients

** Access to all my personal speaker resources and connections - if I can't answer your question, I know someone who can!

** Accountability and buddy support with me and the other group members to help you stay on track

** 24/7 access to our private Facebook group for ongoing discussion, brainstorming, video critiques and more accountability

Will I be receiving your application?

P.S. If you've made your final decision that this program isn't for you, I would appreciate your sharing this post with someone you think would benefit from it.

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