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...
Present for Profit Here is everything that is included:
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.
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
- 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!)
Summer Alexander’s Present for Profit classes have been a big factor in my success. After participating in the course, I was able to book several speaking engagements and significantly increase my bottom line. Summer also helped me to develop my speaker proposal which helped me to secure Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule production company as a client and landed me an opportunity at a huge annual expo which I have participated in for the last several years. Summer is genuinely excited to help others and I look forward to continuing to work with her going forward.
Working with Summer has been one of the best investments I have made for my business and my personal development. Summer helped me to gain clarity around my target audience, I gained great insights into why my clients and future potential clients purchase my type of services through the development of my target market survey, and I no longer waiver on the price points set for my services. What I have to offer is valuable! Summer is great to work with, very responsive, and genuinely concerned about the success of my business.
Summer presented during our Women in Business Summit. Summer was by far received as one of the best speakers during our day which contained a number of high-profile presenters. Summer’s presentation titled From $26 to Six Figures was not only fun, engaging and inspirational but it was practical! Many of our attendees stopped me on the way out the door to compliment us on having Summer. In fact, in our survey sent out, Summer scored the highest as having the most engaging presentation. Summer is a pleasure to partner with and I would highly recommend her to any organization looking to inspire their customers or staff.
The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Kankakee Community College held a small business expo where Summer was our morning keynote presenter and what can I say other than she was spectacular!!! Held the audience for the entire time and provided a wealth of knowledge. From the reviews, she definitely exceeded their expectations! Would love to have her present on other topics!
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.