I’m not sure if you are the right person to help me, how can I find out?
I offer a free consultation of 30 minutes which is a chat to understand where you are now and where you would like your speaking business to be. I will give you my advice on what you need to do to get there. If you then decide you want my help you can hire me. Book a consultation here.
How does a one-to-one work?
After an initial consultation if you would like my help I will then put together a a proposal for you based on your objectives and the actions I believe you need to take to achieve them. I will advise the number of sessions needed for me to guide you through those actions and what each session will include plus the cost. Each session is 75 to 90 minutes long and is conducted over Zoom. I will share the recording of the session with you for your records and as a recap. More information here.
Can we meet in person for our one-to-one sessions?
Yes, if you are happy to come to me in Surrey, I’m happy to conduct in person sessions.
Is there a minimum number of sessions I have to book?
The minimum booking is for one session of 75 to 90 minutes.
Is there a maximum number of session I can book?
No, you can book as many sessions as you wish. Some speakers put me on a retainer so that I am available to them all year.
Can you help me write speeches and create masterclasses./programmes?
No, I can’t, however my colleague, Mary Tillson-Wharton at Speaking Business Academy can. Mary is Head of Speaker Coaching and Momentum at Speaking Business Academy, helping speakers develop their content and messaging and maximise their personal impact and delivery style to ensure that they are at all times relevant, memorable and make it easy for their audience to be able to listen to and understand them. Additionally, she supports speakers in delivering more than “just a speech” and build on the momentum achieved from their speeches. Many clients are now looking for a return on their investment from a speaker and want the learning from the speech embedded back within their business in some way to bring about the behavioural change they seek. More information here.
Would you be able to give me feedback on my entire online presence?
Yes, I can give you a full speaking business appraisal of your speaking from a Speaker Booker’s perspective. That includes reviewing your online presence, showreel, videos, bio, topics etc. I will share those findings in a 60-minute Zoom call with you that is recorded so you have a record of the session. You’ll come away with a list of actions to strengthen your positioning which will help you to be more bookable.
Do you help speakers with their social media?
Although I’m not a social media expert I have helped speakers to grow their speaking businesses specifically on LinkedIn. I can give you some strategies and tactics to find and engage with prospects and clients on LinkedIn. The same strategies and tactics I use in my business. I’m also able to support and assist you with content planning and can even create video content with you.
“In 30 minutes with you I learned more than I have learned from several LinkedIn Experts and I’m still applying it. One of the things I liked best was your hands-on approach, actually walking us through and demonstrating your suggestions. I also loved that you introduced it by saying ‘let’s have some fun with Linkedin!’. My ears always perk up when someone says ‘let’s have some fun!’.”Kathleen Hoffmann, Storyteller and expert in using humour to engage
Can you help me to get listed with Speaker Bureaus?
Having spent over two decades working in and running international Speaker Bureaus I know what it takes to be speaker bureau ready. I can give you feedback on where you might need to make changes and when you are ready I can advise who to approach and how. Every bureau is different. I can help you save a lot of time and rejection.
Can you help me find organisations that book speakers?
Having worked in the industry for over 2 decades, I know the types of organisations that book speakers. I still have relationships with previous clients and can point you in the direction of those that book.
I don't have the time at the moment to work on my speaking business but need some help
If you want to work with me one-to-one, we can work at your pace – as fast or as slow as you wish. If you wish to book in advance for a quieter period, I am happy to do this.
Can you give me feedback on my Showreel?
Yes, I can. To book a review of your Showreel please book a 1:1 session with me. More information here.
Do you offer any online training programmes?
Yes we do offer online training, more information here.
Can I pay in instalments?
Yes, we are happy to discuss a payment plan for you.
Please note: because we hold the time for our sessions, making it unavailable for other clients, we will have to charge a cancellation fee of 50% if you postpone or cancel any pre-booked session with less than 5 working days’ notice. Thank you for your understanding.
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