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Slide Summer Alexander You deserve to be paid when you speak! Let's talk about how to grow your small business with PAID speaking engagements...

Had Enough of Speaking for ``Exposure?`` Sound familiar...

  • I know I should be charging more for speaking but I’m not sure how to set pricing that honors the value I provide while also considering the event planners budget.
  • I know my content is valuable, but I don’t know exactly what I should be saying to turn audience members into clients.
  • I often agree to speak for free in hopes of gaining exposure for my business, but this strategy is not moving me any closer to accomplishing my financial goals.
  • I don’t have a system in place to regularly secure speaking engagements. In fact, I don’t know where I should be looking or what to say to secure engagements even if I did!

It's Time to Stop Speaking for Free...

I get it. Often we are told as speakers that sharing our message without charging is a great way to get the word out about our business. We’re told how we should speak for free because it is a great way to expose our brand to new audiences and that we will likely get new customers from the crowd.

Except it never really works out like that, does it?

What typically happens is you spend hours preparing your presentation, you give a dynamic presentation, people from the audience come up to you afterward to tell you how much they enjoyed your talk – but you make little to no sales!

I promise you there is a better way.

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine receiving $1k, $2k, $3k, $4k or more for giving the same presentation you’ve been giving for free.

Now imagine in addition to being paid for the speaking engagement, you also gain several new clients from the audience members who heard your speech.

Can you see how this can have a major impact on your business and bottom line?

SPEAKING CAN GIVE YOU THE POWER TO...

Expand Your Client Pool

Speaking can help you attract new clients for your business.

Fill Your Programs

Fill your virtual and in-person workshops and courses.

Shine on Screen

Gain visibility for your business with local media exposure.

Increase Book Sales

Use your speaking platform to sell your book.

Lead the Way

Be seen as a thought leader and an expert in your industry.

Grow Your Network

Build a network by collaborating with others in your industry.

Present for Profit Here is everything that is included:

25+ VIDEO LESSONS

TEMPLATES & CHEAT SHEETS

6 DIGITAL ACTION GUIDES

EMAIL SUPPORT

TUTORIALS & EXAMPLES

MONTHLY Q&A CALLS

PRESENT FOR PROFIT

A virtual step-by-step program for entrepreneurs who are ready to grow their BUSINESS, BRAND, & BOTTOM LINE with SPEAKING.

The program walks you through developing a complete speaking plan to ensure you are reaching the right audience, with the right message, at the right time.

Worksheets, templates, outlines pitch scripts, marketing strategies, and countless resources.

ALL DONE-FOR-YOU

SPEAKING IS ONE OF THE BEST STRATEGIES TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS You know how I know? Because I've done it.

My name is Summer Alexander and I am the founder of Simply Marketing Solutions, LLC. a boutique consultancy where we provide integrated marketing services for businesses, local government, corporations and nonprofit organizations.

So as you can see speaking is not my primary business. Speaking is, however, the primary strategy I’ve used to grow my company from only $26 to an over six-figure and growing business.

In fact, prior to starting my business the idea of standing on a stage talking to people horrified me! I am a true introvert who has learned to bring out my inner extrovert on the stage.

Let me tell you if I can do it, you definitely can. Speaking has had such a positive impact on my business that I’ve made it my mission to teach as many entrepreneurs as I can get to listen, how they can do the same.

That's Why I Created

In this session, you’ll learn how to identify exactly who you should be addressing as a speaker and business owner to maximize your marketing efforts.
In this session, you’ll create your core marketing message, which will be used throughout your presentations and in all of your business marketing. The core marketing message is designed to move your ideal clients to take action.
In this session, you’ll create your signature talk. It’s the go-to message where you combine the best of your knowledge, experience, and custom solutions to your ideal client’s biggest pain points. While you will likely have several presentations in your speaking arsenal the signature talk will be super specific and not easily duplicated. In this session, you’ll receive a fill in the blank outline to complete your talk.
In this session, we are talking about all things money. If you struggle with knowing how much to charge for a speaking engagement you will be cured from “freebie speeches” after this session. Includes a fee schedule you can send to meeting planners with your fees for various types of presentations (keynotes, lunch & learns, panels, etc.).
In this session, we cover how to actually get speaking engagements. This lesson includes customizable email templates that you can use to send to email leads. Don’t worry the program includes a list of over 25 organizations you can reach out to and inquire about being a presenter.
In this session, we bring everything together to create your Speaker Marketing Plan. This is an actionable plan where all you need to do is fill in the blanks of your session 6 workbook to complete. This plan is the key to keeping the momentum of the course going and making sure you know what to do to secure paid speaking engagements going forward.

  • Monthly Q&A Calls – get all of your questions answered and connect with other PFP members.
  • Speaking Proposal Example – a template that you can add your business info to and send to meeting planners.
  • Speaking Fee Template – a fee schedule you can send to meeting planners with your fees for various types of engagements.
  • Onesheet Examples – ideas for you to create your speaker onesheet and resources you can use to complete it very inexpensively.
  • Speaker Demo Example – review speaker demos to get an idea of how to create a video montage of your speaking engagements.
  • Ongoing Updates – for the life of the course you will receive updates, new lessons, and new resources. (A new Virtual Speaking session will be uploaded soon!)

Here is an example from my own business...

  • I was hired to conduct a 6o-minute keynote presentation for $2500.
  • Attendees of my presentation hired me for consulting services totaling $5,000.
  • I received glowing feedback from the audience and the event coordinator who hired me wrote me a glowing recommendation. (Which I now feature as a testimonial to book more speaking engagements!)
  • The event coordinator referred me to a colleague who in turn hired me for another $2500 speaking engagement.
  • One 60-minute presentation netted me $10,000!

Now imagine putting this on repeat throughout the year!

It does not matter if you’ve never been paid to speak before. If you have a product, service, book, or program and you are a business owner, coach, consultant, freelancer or industry expert you can use speaking to grow your platform.

Can I use this if I am not tech savvy?

Absolutely! The entire course is hosted on a very user-friendly online site and I’ve recorded a welcome video to help you navigate the site.

Who is this program for?

Speakers, authors, creators, and small business owners looking to add speaking as a key profitable strategy to grow your business. This is for you if your primary business is providing products and/or services for customers and you are looking for the best strategy to make them aware of your business.

Who is this program not for?

Procrastinators and those who are terrified of speaking in front of an audience. It’s okay to be a little nervous about speaking but if you don’t think you can push past the fear to speak when you get the opportunity, I don’t recommend starting with this program. As an introvert, I was horrified about the idea of speaking when I first started. I’ll recommend to you what I did – join Toastmasters. It’s a phenomenal really inexpensive way to get some practice speaking in front of a crowd. I’d love to have you join Present for Profit when you are ready to hit the stage!

How does this work?

Click the Register Now button and you will be taken to the checkout page. You will gain immediate access to the entire course. I recommend joining with an accountability partner to ensure you complete the entire program. It can be exciting to join a new program but as long as we are living, life will continue to show up and find ways to distract us and knock us off our game. I’ve signed up for many really great courses and the ones I’ve had the most success with are the ones where I joined with a business bestie and we worked through the program together. Pick a day each week where you can set aside some time and work the program. You can easily work through this program in 3-4 weeks if you are intentional about setting time to work through the material.

Will I have direct access to you?

Yes! I never like it when I invest in a program and don’t have access to the creator of the program. I host monthly Q&A sessions where you can ask specific questions about the program and your business. You also have unlimited email support for the first 60 days of the program.

Do you offer refunds?

Not for a virtual program such as this. Once you checkout you have full access to the entire program. All of the sessions, workbooks, resources, guides, checklists, and templates. I’ve invested a lot of time, effort, and resources to provide you with a top-notch program that if implemented can help you generate additional revenue in your business. In fact, if you book just one paid speaking engagement you will recoup your cost and then some. Please only register for this program if you can afford the cost and if you are willing to do the work. Remember there are no results without doing the work!

What if I still have questions?

Shoot me an email at hello @ summeralexander.com and someone from my team will follow up with you in 24 business hours. I am not one of these virtual “ghost” creators who will take your investment and then put up a million roadblocks preventing you from direct access. If there is a question not already answered on this page please reach out.