Is public speaking on your list of goals for 2013?
Written by Lisa Montanaro | July 12, 2013

Want to become a speaker or hone your speaking skills? Have to give a presentation and need help writing and organizing it, or coaching on how to present it?

Lisa-speakingMany of my clients come to me because they want to add revenue to their business and find ways to increase their visibility. Speaking – and getting paid to do it – is one of the top strategies I recommend when working with my business/entrepreneur clients.

Even my clients that work for a corporation or organization often come to me for speaking training and coaching, as they too need to hone those ever-important speaking skills.

I recently had the pleasure of presenting Creating and Delivering Killer Presentations at the NAPO Conference, which was a fabulous event. It inspired me to offer you a special package to help you get on the stage more often, or perhaps for the first time. Whether you’re an emerging speaker just starting out, or an established speaker in need of a refresh or that wants to try out new material, the power of an intensive one-on-one coaching session, solely focused on your speaking, is hard to match.

We can laser focus on your speaking — from creating content to delivery.

Here’s what we can focus on:

Speech Writing/Preparation

Why stare at a blank screen paralyzed by fear when you can have me on your writing team? We can co-create a presentation that you will not only be proud of, but will come across as if you wrote it yourself — only better! I can draft speeches from scratch, or wordsmith and polish your rough draft.

Speaker Training/Coaching

Have you been asked to give a presentation and are scared to death, don’t know where to start, or are overwhelmed with how to pull it off? Fear no more! I offer coaching and training for aspiring speakers, as well as speakers with experience that want to “up their game” and knock it out of the park! Drawing upon my background as a performer and professional speaker, I will coach the speaker out of you so that you can ace your speaking engagement with confidence.

Marketing Yourself as a Speaker

I can help you get clear on what you need to say and do to market and position your speaking services effectively. It makes the difference between a disjointed image and scattered to-do list – with the income and cash flow roller coaster to match – and being a speaker who has it all together and is booked solid, commanding top rates and turning down opportunities that don’t fit.



To kick start your speaking, when you sign up for one of the options below by August 31st, you’ll get my Stand & Deliver: Dynamic Presentation audio program. Get a head start on our session by discovering tips to improve your oral and nonverbal communication styles, inspire and motivate participants, and exude confidence and enthusiasm, while establishing credibility.

Take Action

If you want to work on your speaking skills, there are several options.

strategy_session1) You can book a Strategy Session, which gives us 75 solid targeted minutes to work on your speaking. If you are ready to dive in, click here to book a session.

2) If you want or need more intense speaking training/coaching, we can book a half day VIP Intensive, which gives us 3 hours to work on your speaking and really make significant progress. Or we can really go for it, and devote a full solid 6 hours (with a break of course!) to your speaking with a full day VIP Intensive. We can do our VIP Intensive in person in my area (or in your area if I am traveling near you soon), or virtually by Skype. Click here to book a VIP Intensive.

3) If you think you want to spend several months working on your speaking, consider a long-term Platinum Coaching package of 3, 6 or 12 months. If you are interested in this option, let’s set up a Discovery Call to see what is the best match to improve your speaking skills, draft or improve your presentations, and/or market you as speaker.

Meet the Author

Helping others be the best versions of themselves gets me jazzed!

I’ve worn many hats in my lifetime—often at the same time—while enjoying fulfilling careers. I’ve been a performer, teacher, sign language instructor, lawyer, career counselor, law professor, coach, consultant, mediator, entrepreneur, speaker, trainer, writer, and author. 

I’m an eternal optimist and life-long learner, constantly researching ways to improve personal and professional effectiveness. And it brings me great joy to then pass on the results of that persistent curiosity to my clients and audiences. 

Of all the career hats I’ve been privileged to wear, my favorite is owner of this business since 2002. Why? Because it provides me the opportunity to work with wonderful organizational and individual clients. On any given day, I get to connect deeply with audiences, work with dedicated teams, improve workplaces, watch clients have a-ha moments, and know I’ve made a difference in their lives and careers. And that is very satisfying.