I am reading through Speak & Get Paid and writing out my ACTION steps. I am learning so much! I also am excited to know I am already implementing many of the ACTION steps as well. This is absolutely fabulous material that you have put together. It is refreshing to be connected with someone spiritually like-minded. I am over half-way through the materials and am absolutely loving it! ~ Joy Anisa, Speaker & Author
Speak & Get Paid is packed with great tips, information and exercises to help Christian communicators. I found many topics in this program that I identified with and as a Christian and it helped me to realize that my core purpose is to win souls for the Kingdom regardless of how my message is packaged. This program was very timely and helped me think through the process of speaking/writing as a business as I work on the launch plan for my first book. The questions asked and the examples shared pulled out the information from my heart and soul to help create a tangible plan to get my message into as many hands as possible. ~ Mary R. Miller, My Dream Catalyst
I am LOVING your course!! SO inspiring and so helpful and practical!! ~ Rebecca Vandemark, Speaker & Author
This program is solid and practical training! ~ Sherry Poundstone, Speaker & Author
The Speak & Get Paid program is a valuable resource for any speaker who desires to maximize their greatest potential. It helped me to honestly evaluate my speaking platform and to laser-focus my speaking topics, sharpening my core message and the value I bring to audiences. I highly recommend this tool for your speaking toolbox! ~ Jeff Kinley, Speaker & Author
Speak & Get Paid kicks the speaker’s career up a notch! These fresh ideas move us into an up-to-date world and give our presentations more energy and realness. You will see fast results and relate to your audience better. I encourage you to get on board!” ~ Tammy Whitehurst, Christian Motivational Speaker & Comedian
I just felt compelled to send you a message and tell you what I thought of your Speak & Get Paid program.
Before I do, I want to give you a bit of background about me. I am a pastor's wife who up until recently served as a women's pastor at a large church. I have always "dabbled" in the world of speaking and writing but when our family moved for my husband to become a senior pastor in TX, I decided to pursue it more seriously. Much like your program describes, I have fervently sought to hone my craft and become a more skilled communicator.
My undergraduate degree is in speech/communications, I have read anything I can get my hands on about the topic though I graduated from college 14 years ago, I've been the the Proverbs 31 She Speaks conference 3 times, attended Margaret Feinberg and Jonathan Merrit's Writer's Bootcamp and most recently hired and worked with a digital marketing consultant all of last school year. I have written book proposals, taught several online Bibles studies while leading in-person Bible studies, talked with agents and recently published my first Bible Study.
I tell you that all as a way of saying your program was hardly the first (or even 10th) thing I've picked up as a way to become more educated with my craft.
So, here is the thing. Speak & Get Paid is definitely different. More than anybody, I've had the opportunity to talk to or read, you understand a Christian communicator's heart (or at least my heart). I am utterly committed to grow my ministry and promote myself with the sole aim of pointing people to Jesus. That's easy to say but harder to maintain. Every agent or publisher I talk to is interested in numbers and I get that and I don't condemn them for it at all, but being committed to remaining focused on the assignment of spreading the message of the gospel must be begin the conversation with that. I know it should go without saying but please somebody say it!
I feel like I've just written you a book to express my appreciation for saying what needs to be said. A Christian speaking/literary agent should first set the priority of the gospel out in the open loud and clear. You did that and I appreciate it.
Besides that I love the interactive way you formatted your material to truly walk me through it. It had great questions, thought-provoking ideas and was entirely practical.
It is rare for me to sit down and write out a HUGE review for anything but your program on speaking and booking engagements was so good I had to let you know.
Thanks for taking the time to share what you've learned. It was certainly valuable information and a worthwhile investment.
~ Bobi Ann Allen
The Speak & Get Paid program gave me the confidence to finally get an ebook done for a new opt-in email campaign that I am launching this month. I created it last night and I just wanted to let you know that your ebooks inspired me. ~ Barbara Roose
The Speak & Get Paid program has so much valuable information. I am excited for it to get into the hands of those who really need to know - and follow - the guidelines you provide! ~ Becky Hartsfield, Freelance Editor
I really enjoyed reading your tips in Speak & Get Paid! Very valuable to those of us who don’t know what direction we should put our time and energy towards and what’s really important and what’s not. It’s great that you KNOW what event planners are looking for! ~ Cherie Mansfield, Speaker & Author
I love Speak & Get Paid! Lots of great points. I love the sections about believing in your value, the ten things to do every day, the action items, the section on hashtags, and the statement, 'we give our audience what WE think THEY need.' ~ Janette Goodall, Lavish Liberty, Life Coach, Australia
Speak & Get Paid is a SOLID GOLD resource for those who desire to become speakers and for those of us who believe we are called to do so. I can't wait to share this with many men and women I know who are looking to hone their message. ~ Janell M. Rardon, MA, Author, Speaker and Certified Life Coach, Marriage and Family Specialist
Speak & Get Paid provides Christian speakers with the tools to keep their messages and speaking engagements invigorating and fresh in our changing technological world. It is full of practical, yet galvanizing instructions on how we can transform the world through our messages. I highly recommend this! It is a must for any Christian communicator. ~ Lisa Briedwell McBee, Class Action: Advocating for Our Children Before God's Throne
Speak & Get Paid is very timely for my life as I follow God's direction in my business. God has given me a message and a passion in a particular area. I will move forward and can use help as I follow Christ in the direction He is leading. ~ Debby Stephens