Unlock Your Public Speaking Potential:

Dive Deep Into Our 3-Day Transformative Retreat

February 26, 27, and 28, 2024 ~ Orlando, Florida

Immerse Yourself in Personalized Coaching, Practice on Our Stage, and a Community of Like-Minded Women Eager to Elevate Their Speaking Impact

Your Journey to Captivating Audiences is Here

Join us for 3 full days (Feb. 26-28, 2024), in sunny Orlando, Florida.

The purpose of the retreat is to dramatically improve your delivery, storytelling, performance, and stage presence with hands-on exercises and practice (and have fun while doing so!).

Your coaches, Carol Cox and Diane Diaz, will lead you through exercises and lots of practice with real-time feedback and adjustment.

We'll also have a professional videography team there to record 10 minutes of you speaking, so you'll have footage for your speaker reel.

If you want to get higher-profile and higher-paid speaking engagements, improving your delivery skills is a must. Plus, you will build so much confidence.

Uplevel your content, storytelling, and delivery.


Why Attend?

  • Get in-person, real-time training and feedback to take your delivery and stage presence from good to keynote-worthy
  • Spend quality time with an incredible group of women entrepreneurs
  • Get professional videography you can use for your speaker page and highlight reel (this is a huge value!)
  • 10x your speaking skills with in-person instruction and practice


  • Sunday, Feb. 25 = Arrive in Orlando (or come early and enjoy the weekend)
  • Monday, Feb. 26 (start at 9:30 am) = Morning workshop to work on your speech and get feedback; lunch provided / tour the garden; afternoon workshop on delivery and performance; dinner out as a group (included)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27 (start at 9 am) = Morning speaking practice and on-the-spot feedback; lunch provided / tour the garden; afternoon speaking practice continued; dinner out as a group (included)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28 (start at 8:30 am) = Morning videography (1st group); lunch provided; afternoon videography (2nd group); dinner out as a group (included)
  • Thursday, Feb. 29 = Depart Orlando (or stay for a long weekend!)

Here's what you get:

  • Group Zoom sessions before the retreat to work on your speaking segments with our feedback (value = $500+)
  • Identifying and writing/outlining your best speaking segments (opening, closing, key stories, audience engagement)
  • Lots of time to practice on our stage and get our coaching and feedback (we are very kind and encouraging!)
  • Personalized, hands-on instruction, coaching and feedback to 10x your speaking skills
  • Fun and intentional exercises and practice sessions on our stage to build your confidence
  • Instruction on body movement, vocal variation, and use of the stage, props and multimedia
  • Understanding your natural speaking style and amplifying it to build your confidence
  • Professional filming of your speaking segments + an edited video (value = $1,500+)
  • Printed workbook + speaker kit
  • Healthy food! Lunches and dinners on all 3 days, plus snacks, coffee and tea
  • Quality time with an incredible group of supportive women (there's nothing like being in person to form long-lasting bonds)
  • Bonuses: Video lessons + worksheets on storytelling for speakers, the business of speaking, and LinkedIn for speakers (value = $1,187)

Get to the next level of your


VIP Days can cost $5,000-$10,000 for 1 day.

Our Speaking Intensive for 3 days = $3,950*

*Includes Professional Videography and an Edited Video Plus Bonuses*

Registration is closed.


What You Get Out of Attending:

Nearby Hotels: 

Hilton Garden Inn, Winter Park = Located about 3 miles from our venue and 2 miles to Park Ave. There is a Whole Foods across the street.

SpringHill Suites Marriott, Winter Park = Located about 3 miles from our venue and 2 miles to Park Ave. There is a Whole Foods across the street.

The Alfond Inn, Winter Park = Located about 3 miles from our venue and adjacent to Park Ave. Very nice hotel.

Park Plaza Hotel, Winter Park = Located about 3 miles from our venue and on Park Ave.


The largest closest airport is Orlando International (MCO).

There is a smaller airport called Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB).

The Venue:

We will be in the Magnolia Room at Leu Gardens in Orlando. It's a lovely space that we will have set up to look like a speaking event, so the videography you'll receive will include you speaking plus b-roll of us as the audience.

Leu Gardens is near Winter Park, which is one of the nicest areas in Orlando. Winter Park has lots of restaurants and stores. Our evening dinners/outings as a group will be at restaurants along Park Ave. in Winter Park.


What Past Attendees Said

I wanted to tell you how your retreat helped me. Well, I KILLED IT at the workshop I just facilitated at my most prestigious venue yet. People told me how warm and charismatic I was. Charismatic isn't something I normally hear. One guy even flew in from overseas for the weekend and said it was even better than he expected when he booked the trip.

Obviously I bring two decades of experience to the table and have spoken on stages before, but never with this sense of ease and confidence, and never with so much of my personality shining through.

After getting on stage over and over in front of you and such an incredible and supportive group of women, I not only got comfortable in my own skin but I discovered strengths I didn’t know I had. This time, without even thinking about it, I was able to move around the room and take up space and just be so much more confident and me than I would have otherwise.

To be honest, although I was proud of myself after the retreat, I left feeling like I didn't want to do that again and that being a "speaker" isn't my thing. I still felt leading workshops was right, but when people said when they got up on stage, they felt like they wanted to do that every day for the rest of their life, I was like WHAT?! Not me! Then, after I finished leading that workshop, I absolutely thought this is what I want to do every day for the rest of my life. I suddenly got exactly what those other women were saying.

Thanks for that push! I knew intuitively that I needed to do your retreat, and now I know why.

— Tiffany Hawk, Author, Book Coach, and Speaker

I learned SOOO much from both Carol and Diane and from each of the women at this event. I got to see such unique speaking styles and more importantly, I got to hear their stories and messages which opened my eyes to so many ways that we can all work together to change the world for good."

— Betsy Jordyn

All the training was perfect and actionable. I feel empowered! Practicing your talk sooner and often helps to 10x it faster.

— Dianna Deeney

I feel more confident about my skills and I love feeling closely connected to a group of speakers."

— Mary Beth Simon

I feel more confident in bringing in my story thanks to the practice and feedback. I am so inspired by the amazing women who gathered together. I learned not only from their different speaking styles, but also from their inspiring messages!

— Katie Anderson

This was such a fantastic experience. Getting guidance on stage presence along with honing in on the message and then group feedback gave me more confidence as a speaker and coach. The exercises were fun and creative and then having the opportunity to put it all together for a video was the icing on the cake. You don't want to miss this opportunity to work with Carol and Diane who are experts in what they teach and they also walk their talk.

— Brenda Reiss

This retreat made me feel more confident in my abilities and how to market my talks."

— Dr. Christina Madison, PharmD

Questions & Answers

Meet Your Coaches

Carol Cox

Carol Cox

Carol Cox is the founder & CEO of Speaking Your Brand® and host of the Speaking Your Brand® podcast.

Carol facilitates most of the weekly live group Zoom calls.

Carol speaks on women's leadership, women in politics, and business storytelling.

During election seasons, she serves as a Democratic political analyst on TV news. Carol was named as one of Orlando's Women of the Year 2021 and has been featured in Forbes.

Carol has a Master's degree in History and lives in Orlando, FL.

Diane Diaz

Diane Diaz

Diane Diaz is our lead Speaking Coach with Speaking Your Brand®.

Diane works with our clients in the 1:1 coaching calls and VIP Days and co-facilitates the weekly live group Zoom calls.

Diane speaks regularly on personal branding, LinkedIn strategy, and women's empowerment. Diane has an extensive background in marketing and branding and is also an Ironman triathlete.

Diane has a Master's in Business Administration and lives in Orlando, FL.

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