It’s time to take your speaking to the next level with personalized one-on-one coaching to create your signature talk.
Let’s work together to define your speaking goals and harness your vision into something structured and focused; take your story and your craft and turn it into a presentation that provides immense value to your audience and leaves them wanting more from you.
With personalized, one-on-one coaching via Zoom video (or in person if you’re in the Orlando/Central Florida area), we’ll cover the areas you need the most help with, such as:
Goals and Roadmap
We’ll review your speaking and business goals and establish a plan to get the best speaking engagements for you, based on your communication style and level of experience.
Topics and Offers
We’ll define 3 topics you can speak on and want to be known for, based on your business, background, and experience. We’ll also determine the best offers for your target audience and how to transition naturally and authentically from your content to your offer (no sales gimmicks allowed!).
We’ll take one topic, tease out the main points, and determine the best framework for your presentation. We’ll then build your signature talk, including the structure and modules, stories and anecdotes, and opening and closing to keep your audience engaged.
Story Arc & Audience Engagement
We’ll describe the story arc (hero’s journey) in your talk to take your audience from where they currently are to where they want to be – and how you can get them there. We’ll also add audience engagement activities to your presentation to keep them interested.
We’ll brainstorm images to select for your slides for maximum impact, and we’ll go over the best and easiest tools to use to create the slides.
You’ll record a practice of your talk so I can review it. Then, we’ll talk about specific ways to improve the content, flow, and delivery so you feel comfortable and confident, including how to calm your nerves and how to move on stage.
Now that you have a powerful signature talk, we’ll create a list of potential speaking opportunities and ways to promote yourself, so you can get a gig booked!
At the end of our sessions, you will:
- Have a clear and intentional speaking strategy, knowing which opportunities to pursue and say yes to based on your goals.
- Have a defined topic and offer for your signature talk that resonates with your audience and event organizers.
- Have a detailed outline and structure of the main modules of your presentation.
- Have a story bank to make your talk more personal and relevant.
- Receive specific feedback on how to improve the flow and delivery of your presentation.
- Have a list of potential speaking opportunities and ways to promote yourself as a speaker.
- Feel confident, capable, and empowered to give your talk and provide real value to your audience.
“I am so grateful for Carol’s expertise and coaching in crafting my signature talk. She left no stone unturned (from my slides to my outfit) and helped me prepare to speak at a national conference in my industry. If I hadn’t worked with Carol, I would have been writing my slides on the plane and reading them as I spoke. Instead I was able to stay ahead of the curve, craft my talk and slides well in advance and deliver a well received presentation. The icing on the cake was being asked to speak at another (larger) conference this year by one of my audience members. I also gained several new coaching clients from this one speaking engagement.” – Natalie Eckdahl, Biz Chix
“Through watching the recording of Carol’s webinar and the feedback she gave me on my presentation structure and content, I was able to completely redesign my slide deck so that it was more structured and cohesive. The step-by-step worksheets she provided were invaluable in helping me organize my ideas, define my goals for my speaking, and craft a presentation that will show my audience how I can help them achieve their goals through stronger personal branding. I’d highly recommend Carol to anyone looking to more effectively deliver their message.” – Diane Diaz, The Brand Teacher
“I loved working with Carol, she was so informative and helpful transforming the powerpoint that I use for weight loss workshops from dull and teetering on boring to fun and educational. I have presented it a number of times now and have a very high close rate of people signing up for our weight loss program. I have also received thank-yous and compliments each time I have presented it. I know I am changing people’s lives with this info and I am so grateful to Carol for helping me present it in a more fun and engaging way.” – Emily Countryman, Ideal Wellness