Whether you are serious or seriously considering about becoming a professional speaker, visit my website dedicated for up-and-coming speakers — www.PAIDtoSPEAK!  (click here).  I share all types of resources and coaching options to help passionate speakers know how to earn paid speaking engagements. 

… I still remember my first keynote presentation – June 3, 2000 – and it was one of the worst hours of my life. It was a painfully horrible keynote because I didn’t know what I was doing.

For my first few years of speaking, I floundered, flopped, and nearly quit on numerous occasions. I struggled trying to “figure out” the speaking business on my own.

My mistake was that I didn’t have a mentor, nor a coach … nor a system. I assumed that asking for help was a sign of weakness. All I did have was relentless passion to share a universal message that I knew would inspire others and perhaps change their life. Luckily, I broke through before I gave up. Most aspiring speakers aren’t so lucky.

What I eventually learned over the years about professional speaking is a system that I continually apply today. I’ve coined it PAID to SPEAK … I even wrote a book titled, How to Become a Professional Speaker: PAID to SPEAK!, which you can purchase through Amazon.com here. Keep reading below to find a “menu” of coaching opportunities as you seek guidance developing your system for speaking and getting PAID.

To date, I’ve been honored to present in front of over 500,000 people in all 50 states and 1,150 audiences from all over the world.

If you have passion to share your message like I do, then I would be interested in helping you build a speaking platform and get PAID sharing it in front of audiences. Don’t make the same mistake I did and flounder. All you need to do is learn from someone who is successfully doing it and apply your system. If you believe that your message can influence other people’s lives, then allow me help you apply my PAID to SPEAK system … because it works! You should have leads and even PAID gigs by the completion of the coaching program.

I wrote my first book in 2007, titled Think Differently to Achieve Success, which I solely intended to give away for free during my speeches. Little did I know then that my book would help catapult my speaking career. To date, I’ve sold over 50,000 copies of Think Differently … and counting.

Whether your dream is writing a book, speaking in front of audiences, or both, you should learn how to make that dream come to life. 2017 is your year to finally unleash your potential and take action to get the results you’re destined to receive. It would be my privilege to personally guide and coach you along that journey to become a PAID speaker, author … or both.

My guided PAID to SPEAK coaching programs are offered in a variety of formats based on your preference for learning. Whether you desire personal 1-on-1, group or self-directed online or a hybrid model, I will teach and show you everything you need to know to earn PAID speaking gigs and how to write a book that can sell thousands of copies each year.


How would making $1,500, $2,500 or even $5,000+ per speech impact your life this year?

How would having a side business in speaking benefit your career, your personal life … and your family?

Don’t learn the hard way like I did. Instead, reach out to me for a complimentary call to talk about your speaking goals and explore how I can help. Whether you are interested in me working with you or not to accelerate your speaking engagements, I have numerous other resources you can take advantage of right now.

Visit my website, www.PAIDto$PEAK, to learn more about what it takes to earn paid speaking engagements. Then contact me for a complimentary discovery call.

My coaching clients receive sample speech proposals, contracts, templates, marketing strategies, promotional resources … and much more! You will also receive access to me personally as well as my bureaus and associations. I will review your material, provide personalized feedback and get you started on how to earn PAID speaking bookings and a published book in hand!

If you are willing to work hard and hold yourself accountable, I ensure that you will earn PAID speaking opportunities much faster than I did and have a lifetime of knowledge.

Please note: I am neither a life coach nor an accountability coach. I am a coach for speakers who are absolutely serious about building a speaking business and spreading their message to help audiences. I will show and guide you along the way but, respectfully, I cannot make you a successful speaker if you will not work as diligently as I will alongside you during the coaching program.

If you share my mindset of “No excuses – only results,” then let’s have a conversation about your speaking.

Whichever coaching program you select, all formats include…

  • Guidance through my book, How to Become a Successful Speaker: PAID to SPEAK!
  • Video tutorials, worksheets and templates
  • My personalized review & feedback of your materials
  • Direction on PAID speaking industries and what meeting planners want
  • Access to sample contracts, proposals, bureaus and marketing strategies
  • Book writing resources, templates to sell thousands of books, publishing resources, proposals, How to Write a Book in 90 Days eBook, etc.
  • … and much more! See below!

My coaching programs will answer these questions … and hundreds more:

  • Basics, like, “How do I earn paid speaking engagements? Where do I start?”
  • “How do I design a professional speech?”
  • “Who books speakers?  How do I contact them?
  • “How do I market myself as a speaker? What do I need? What don’t I need?”
  • “How do you handle objections on fee? How do you provide value upfront to beat the competition?”
  • “How do I start writing my book? What do I need/NOT need?”
  • “How do I self-publish? What resources should I be aware of?”
  • “How do I leverage my book for speaking/sales?”
  • “What should a speaking proposal look like? A contract? An invoice? Marketing Kit? Sample Intro?”
  • “What are specific organizations I can be hired by to speak? How do I know who can pay and for how much?”