You can attend the pre-convention workshop without a full convention registration. Seating is limited. On-site registration is $50 extra only if available. Individual sessions and prices are listed below. Combo pricing available for Patricia Fripp and Hugh Culver + lunch for $149.00.
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Session fee: $79.00
Fripp is well-known for her Fripp Speech Structure which is designed to simplify and dramatize your presentations quickly and effectively.
Once we have this framework the rest of the session is highly-interactive. As you will discover it is easier to be creative when we collaborate. The audience will be invited to develop their own “audience focused” outline for review.
Next, willing volunteers will be invited to deliver a small portion of their presentation, and Patricia Fripp will add her laser-focused coaching.
As we put their content Under the Magnifying Glass and take a closer look, you can test your speech coaching skills and apply what you discover to improve your presentations.
You will come to appreciate the focus on word choices, the degree of specificity, the amount of drama, the emotional connection, and the clarity of the message.
Audience members, as well as “coachees,” will learn by watching how a word, a pause, or a movement can impact every presentation. See for yourself why Patricia Fripp is considered “the Steven Spielberg” of executive speech coaching.
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Session fee: $79.00
Learn the truth about the new speaking industry, how it works and how to influence more people while building your income. Author, entrepreneur and speaker, Hugh Culver will share lessons learned from over 1,100 presentations and having trained over 450 speakers internationally. This one seminar could save you thousands of dollars and years of frustration and slow growth.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- what’s changed in our industry and why you need a business of speaking
- discover the value of a list and how to build yours faster
- how to negotiate a fee (even if they have no budget)
- what event planners really want and how to get more referrals
- how to attract more leads with the 1/7/45 formula
- a step-by-step guide to your first Campaign Calendar
Hugh Culver, MBA, CSP co-created the world’s most expensive tours (to the South Pole), started five companies, and consults to Telus, Shoppers Drug Mart, Red Cross, and Bell. His keynotes, courses, and events teach and inspire leaders to Think creatively, PLAN better, and take ACTION now on what really matters. He is the founder of SOS, a promotion service for bloggers and BOSS, an international speaker training school. His blog is at hughculver.com
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Session fee: $99.00 (incl. lunch)
Speakers whose billings are $350,000+ have different challenges: from more sophisticated business models, to the challenge of being a CEO, all while developing an even higher level of excellence on the platform. Beyond a few introductory remarks and a short presentation, the session will open the floor for a discussion of issues and trends affecting larger speaking businesses. The group will then break into smaller mastermind discussions, where each participant can share one success from the last year that others might learn from, and bring one business challenge to the group for ideas and input. In this powerpoint-free, closed-door session, join your peers to connect. (Honour system: if you attend this session, you are confirming that your current year speaking-related income is over $350,000.)
Randall Craig, CFA, MBA, CMC, CSP — Digital strategist, best-selling author and consultant
Randall Craig has founded several successful start-ups, held a long-time position at a “big-four” consulting firm, and was an executive at an American public company. He is the author of seven books, including the Everything Guide to Starting an Online Business. Randall has been advising on digital strategy since 1994, when he put the Toronto Star (and 100+ other organizations) online.