It’s a big issue for business speakers – they get in front of an audience and suddenly their Presentation Self shows up. And that self often bears little resemblance to the real person. They seem stiff and dull and fake-y.
It happens for some people when they write, too. The voice of a long ago English teacher takes over in their head and they get Grammatically Correct … but their personality evaporates. Their writing is formal and stilted and booooring.
Kelly Epperson and I are out to change all that with our workshop On the Page & On the Stage, coming up in October. And we’re hoping you’ll be there with us.
Here’s the thing about Kelly.
She’s an awesome book-writing coach, a successful author in her own right, an ace ghost-writer, and a really, really, really nice person. So nice that she calls herself an agent of joy. So nice that she runs a group called The Happiness Club.
So nice that she’s having a blast working with me. And, as you know, I’m not quite that nice.
Kelly and I are having some fun with the difference in our styles. We may even wear name-tags. She’s Sugar. I’m Spice.
What does that mean for you? Glad you asked.
Because in the midst of the fun, Kelly and I are modeling something that’s critically important for everyone who wants to speak and write. And especially for everyone who needs to speak and write to grow their business.
To make a genuine connection with your audience, you have to be who you really are. On the page. And on the stage.
So who needs to make a genuine connection with an audience? Anyone who has a service to sell. A product to promote. Or a heartfelt message that the world needs to hear. Sounds like you, doesn’t it?
Coaches, entrepreneurs, and advisers who miss the mark – who fail to make that connection – spend a lot of time and energy trying to build their business with (biz-buzz-word alert) content marketing. They go out and give a talk. Or two. They write an e-book. They blog. But none of it brings in the business they were hoping for.
They get discouraged. And frustrated. And they wonder what it takes to succeed at this. And how other people seem to be doing it without so much effort.
On the Page & On the Stage will help you connect with your people. The ones who need to hear what you have to say. The ones who are eager for your product, program or service. And ready to reach into their wallets so they can get it.
When you spend the day with Kelly and me, you’ll discover how to blast through writer’s block … how to organize your ideas so readers can relate … the best way to get ready to write … and how to make money with your book.
As for speaking, you’ll find out how to get past the nerves so you can have presence and poise in front of the room, whether you’re delivering a quick elevator speech or a longer talk. How to tell a story that engages your listeners. And how to move an audience to take action so they buy … or buy in.
And … you’ll have fun, I can promise you that. Kelly and I spoke together at a meeting last week; ask anybody who was there – we rocked it. And beyond that, you’ll meet other smart, savvy individuals (and I’m guessing, a lot of nice ones).
People who came to my event in May are still talking about the connections they made there, the meetings they scheduled, the business that grew out of those meetings. One woman even wound up hiring someone she met there. You can expect the same kind of energy at On the Page & On the Stage.
So here’s the where-and-when:
Friday, October 17
9:00 – 5:00
Chicago Marriott Schaumburg
Lunch is on us. And we hope you’ll join us for happy hour at 5.
Your investment is $197 and here’s where you sign up… www.onthepage-onthestage.com.
Questions? Shoot me an email.
On the Page & On the Stage will help you position yourself as an authority, increase your credibility, and boost your business. Oh, and did I mention you’ll have some fun? See you in Schaumburg on 10/17!