DON'T JUST GIVE A MOTIVATIONAL SPEECH, WE'LLTEACH YOU HOW TO BE THE MOTIVATIONAL SPEECH!

Have you ever heard of a 'drop the mic' speech?  Have you ever given a 'drop the mic' speech?  

A 'drop the mic' speech is one that was SO impactful, so exciting, so motivating and inspiring that once the speaker was done, all he/she could do was DROP THE MIC, and walk off the stage!  Now, we're not suggesting that you abuse anyone's equipment by throwing their microphones on the floor...we're simply explaining the meaning and feeling behind the phrase!

Our motivational speaker training builds your speech and your brand in three specific ways.  We develop:

          => what people are going to think of you before they meet you and/ or hear your speak.

          => what people are going to think of you while they hear you speaking.

          => what people are going to think of you after they hear you speak.

...lets look at each of these individually.


WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF YOU BEFORE THEY MEET YOU

Think about how people learn about you before they meet you.  Most likely, they ask their friends.  When friends describe you, they'll share what's unique about you and fascinating about you...IF they know it.  They will seek you out online.  They look for photos and images.  They read social media posts.  They review your blog.  They look at your website.  They judge you by the professionalism of your emails.  From their own point of view they may judge them as concise, responsive, professional, and insightful, or wordy, insensitive, and unintelligent.  Your image is impacted by your choice of words.  Knowing this, we'll help you evaluate all these opportunities to establish your brand identity prior to a meeting.


WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF YOU ONCE THE MEET YOU AND LISTENING TO YOU SPEAK

The first thing people will notice about you is your face and what you're wearing.  Your face is your trademark.  Is your trademark frowning or is it a bright smile?  Scary or welcoming?  Dress is another area where we have the most control when affecting perceptions.  What kind of clothing do you wear?  Do you wear flip flops and kakis?  Are you regularly dressed professional or business casual?Honestly, there isn't a 'right' answer, but the choice of your clothing defines your brand.  Also, think about your curb appeal...your pen, your phone and your voice.  Everything matters...and it matters to us.  That's why we spend time helping you develop your brand image, giving you the ability to control what people think about you once they meet you face to face and hear you speaking!


WHAT PEOPLE THING OF YOU AFTER AN INTERACTION WITH YOU

In building your personal brand, it's essential to follow up when you say you will.  This keeps the brand value at an even playing field.  To increase your brand value, you might even consider strategies, such as beating deadlines and doing something more than what is expected.  People notice when you remember the little things, birthdays, anniversaries, important personal milestones.  Our role is to train you on the little things so people always remember you...and your brand...in a pleasant, favorable way.



Motivational speaking can be a difficult career to crack in to and to master.  If you've never spoken in front of a crowd before, it can be intimidating to the point where one may just throw his or her hands in the air and quit.  If you've previously achieved success with a presentation, a speech or even a wedding toast and are passionate about it, then you may have the potential to become a motivational speaker, and with the proper training and guidance, even a GREAT one!

We offer you a number of effective and efficient tips, strategies and best practices to help you achieve and even EXCEED these goals.  This isn't something that can be accomplished overnight, maybe not even in 6 months or a year...however long it takes, we commit to taking this journey with you.



BUILDING A STRONG PERSONAL BRAND

Your personal brand is what you stand for – the values, abilities and actions that others associate with you.  It impacts how you are perceived before anyone ever meets you.   It solidifies the “first impression” others have of you.   Your personal brand tells others what they can expect when they deal with you.   While many may recognize your name and the work you do…that may not be the brand you desire – but it’s likely an honest reflection of the brand you actually have.  So the question becomes…are you creating your personal brand or are you simply being “branded” by your behaviors?

We take the responsibility of thoughtfully considering how you wish to be seen and intentionally create a living personal brand.   Others simply become “branded” by their behaviors.   We ensure your brand is based in what is true and authentic.    Potential employers will “Google” you before they even contact you for a speaking engagement.   You'll actually control your brand  - you'll actively manage your brand.   Once we accomplish this, and pair your brand with your life's experiences...you'll then have a story to tell the world...you'll BE the speech your delivering to the audience!