Speaker Training, Mentoring, Coaching and Appraisal

Training, Mentoring & Consulting

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Speaking and Training

Our most popular speaking and training topics include:

Understanding the Market so that you are relevant
The paid speaking market is complex and fragmented, the topics that are in demand are constantly changing.  It’s not easy to keep up with what is going on. But without understanding the market you cannot be competitive and be sure that you are relevant to high paying clients needing your expertise.  In this session I bring you the latest information backed by reports and I show you how you can keep up with what is happening in the ever changing business of speaking.

How to build an Expert Profile that gets you highly paid
Positioning yourself as a go to expert/specialist and not just a speaker makes it much easier to attract clients who will want to work with you because your value is clear to them.  This is one of the hardest things to do on your own and it’s vital, I can use my experience in the industry to help you nail this.

Get visible to attract and reach out to bookers 
The use of video to not only showcase you as a speaker but to also attract high paying clients can be a daunting task but it’s possible to get started whatever your budget.  I can share my expertise on showreels, content videos and several others you may not have thought of so that you have an easy to implement strategy to attract business. I will also show you exactly where the clients are, so that you come away with leads and potential paid events to take your speaking business to the next level.

Mentoring – Retain my Services

Would you like to have all the benefits of having a “manager” guiding your business strategically, someone you can check your thinking with, ask for help, get a second opinion from? Someone who knows how to run a multi-million-pound speaking business, what works and what doesn’t working on your team, without the full time salary.  It’s possible. You can retain my services so that you have access to my support as often as you need it by phone and by email.  I’ll be on your team with my extensive experience and knowledge.

Review, appraisal, critique

Would you like an experienced booker to look at your speaking business? Whether it’s to appraise your entire online presence or just your next showreel, get in touch. I’ll give you an honest view from a booker’s perspective. I won’t hold my punches.  If I can’t find any areas of improvement I’ll give you your money back.

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“I went from having a good video showreel to having an amazing world class showreel. I went from being afraid to reach out to speaker bureaus to having total confidence in the best way to reach out. I went from feeling overwhelmed with so much information out there to have laser focus on what really matters to succeed in the speaking business. Maria helped me go from good to great in a few weeks. If you want to succeed in this business, you need Resilience, Focus and Maria.” Ricardo Cabete, Emotional Intelligence Expert

“I reached out to Maria when I thought I was ready…and she gave me what I am always most grateful for. BRUTAL, honest, direct feedback. She said the things I feared but others just weren’t saying. I didn’t like it, but I did believe it, and over a 3 year period I worked on it. After a chance meeting I mentioned I was so thankful for her advice those years ago. She looked at my ‘stuff’ again and she was so complimentary…and because I knew I could trust her – I continue to turn to her for her expert input.”  Amy Brann, Founder of Synaptic Potential

“I had a speaking business appraisal with Maria and was very impressed and grateful for her advice.  She made such thoughtful and practical suggestions, with ideas that were very valuable to me beyond my speaking business.  Her advice will help me achieve my goals faster than I could have on my own.” Mark Fritz, Author and Expert on Leadership (Especially Across Distance and Cultures)

“Spending an hour with Maria was better than spending a whole day at a speakers Bootcamp. She really knows her stuff and picked up exactly where I was not clear, not focussed and helped me to find my own voice in my materials.” Geeta Sidhu-Robb

Join our virtual Group Programme: How to be more Bookable and Make more Money

It’s a competitive market out there and you need to find a way to stand out and get booked.

How do you stand out? How do you build or grow your speaking business so that you can be one of the speakers who don’t just sit on a website – but actually get booked and paid to speak, again and again, and again?

Some of the most highly paid speakers in the marketplace today are likely to be people you have never heard of, yet they are booked solid.

Some of the better-known names that you imagine have a huge advantage because of their platform, are not as booked as they could be. Why not? Because they don’t know what it takes to be bookable.

Let us share with you exactly how you become more bookable and make more money.   Find out more

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