Helping Speakers to be more bookable and charge higher fees

“I want to congratulate you on the excellent work that you are doing to support speakers. It’s been a tough few years and having you bring your skills and experience to “this side of the fence” is exciting.”

Jon Duchinsky, serial entrepreneur and author

All the Tools you need to Build a Profitable Speaking Business

Do you want to get booked more often? Do you want to get booked for higher fees? Maybe you’re just starting out and finding your way around.  Well, whether you are established or new to the world of speaking, it's a competitive market.

If you want to see how competitive it is, take a look at some Speaker Bureau websites – their speaker pages are awash with celebrities, politicians, astronauts, Olympians, adventurers, best-selling authors, former spies, professional poker players, cybersecurity wizards, and experts.   It’s competitive market because this business is easy to get into. But it’s hard to stay in.

So, how do you guarantee your success?  How do you stand out and get chosen? 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.

There are many excellent mentors and trainers who can help you on the way, so thank you for stopping by today.  Why work with me?  My approach is different, I look at every speaker through the eyes of a booker.  Having spent more than two decades booking speakers internationally it’s the only way I know how to look at speakers.

If you are a speaker, author, trainer, or coach looking to get paid for your expertise through speaking, then you’re in the right place.  My team and I will set you up for success so that you stay in the market and grow the speaking business you want.

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It all starts with one simple thing ...

Being more bookable

After running and working in international Speaker Bureaus for over 2 decades I’m now sharing what I’ve learned about running a successful speaking business.  Helping speakers make more money and create a profitable business for themselves.


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"If you want to succeed you need resilience, focus and Maria!"

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Allister Frost, Future Ready, Mindset Expert & Speaker

"Just agreed my first $25k talk since introducing my new positioning, and that was a direct enquiry into my website. Your stuff works!"

"So much of who I am today as a speaker is because Maria was and continues to be in my life." 

Beau Lotto              Author, Neuroscientist & Keynote Speaker 

Jamil Qureshi Performance coach, psychologist & Keynote Speaker

"Working with Maria - My speaking career and business went from doing ok, to being a seven-figure business quicker than you can say “You’re on mute”."

Working with Maria - My speaking career and business went from doing ok, to being a seven-figure business quicker than you can say “You’re on mute”."

Jamil Qureshi Performance coach, psychologist and Keynote speaker

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How to create a Speaker Showreel that will get you booked.

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