Course curriculum

  • 1

    Start Here - Welcome to Elite

    • Start Here: Welcome to Elite

    • BPS Elite Program Outline: SPEAK Framework

    • Weekly Focus Group Coaching Calls

    • Getting Your Mind Right

    • Speaker Success Roadmap Framework

    • 100 Day Road Map

    • Key Links and Email Addresses

  • 2

    Module 1: Selecting A Problem To Solve

    • Intro: Selecting A Problem To Solve (Topic Trifecta)

    • Choosing Your One Ideal Audience (Industry)

    • Choosing Your Speaking Topic (Interest)

    • ACTION REQUIRED: Download Clarifying and Validating Your Expert Positioning Worksheet

    • Clarifying & Validating Your Expert Positioning Video + Online Submittal

    • Getting Your Mind Right & Eliminating Imposter Syndrome (Integrity)

    • Committing and Taking Action

    • ACTION REQUIRED

  • 3

    Module 2: Prepare Your Talk

    • Intro: Prepare Your Talk

    • Different Types of Talks

    • Having a Clear Objective

    • Organizing Your Content

    • Practicing & Rehearsing

    • Presentation Skills

    • Creating Compelling Talk Titles And Descriptions

    • ACTION REQUIRED - Talk Creation Template

    • Director’s Cut Review of Grant’s Talk

    • ACTION REQUIRED - Submit Your Talk Outline

  • 4

    Module 3: Establishing Your Expertise

    • Intro: Establish Your Expertise

    • ACTION REQUIRED: Download Website and Demo Video Checklists

    • Developing Your Brand As A Speaker

    • Creating & Optimizing Your Speaking Website

    • Speaker Website Reviews

    • Demo Reel Best Practices

    • Introduction + Demo Video Overview

    • Behind The Scenes: Demo Reel On An IPhone

    • Getting The Best Results For Your Website and Demo Submission

    • ACTION REQUIRED - Submit Your Done For You Website Content

    • ACTION REQUIRED - Submit Your Video Files For Your Done For You Video

  • 5

    Module 4: Acquire Paid Speaking Gigs

    • Intro: Acquire Paid Speaking Gigs

    • Where Speaking Gigs Come From

    • Using Google to Find Gigs

    • Identifying Decision Makers

    • ACTION REQUIRED - Identify Your First 25 Highly Qualified Leads

    • Utilizing Intel Engine For Finding 25 Highly Qualified Leads

    • Utilizing A CRM

    • Email Scripts (PDF + video)

    • Speaking Contact Follow-up Flow Chart

    • Navigating the First Event Organizer Phone Call

    • Sample Speaker Sales Call Recording

    • Setting & Negotiating Fees

    • Speaking Fee Structures

    • When They’re Ready To Book

    • Speaking Agreement

    • Creating A Great Client Experience (video + guide)

    • ACTION REQUIRED - Submit Your First 25 Highly Qualified Leads

    • Schedule Your 1:1 Coaching Call (Acquiring Paid Gigs)

    • Add Your Name To The Speaker Lab, Speakers Database

    • Sign-up For Free Gig Salad Membership

  • 6

    Module 5: Know When To Scale

    • Summary/Intro: Know When To Scale

    • Business Models For Speaking

    • Speaking Business Fine Print: Cashflow, Taxes, Legal Things

    • The Income Pie

    • Transitioning To Full Time Speaking

    • Working with VAs to Scale Your Speaking Business

    • Tasks to Outsource to Scale Your Speaking Business

    • Everything Travel: Road Warrior Status

    • All About Speaker Bureaus

    • ACTION REQUIRED: Download Vision + Strategy Workbook & Book Your Vision Strategy Coaching Call

    • Conclusion

  • 7

    The Vault: Email Templates, Contracts, Proposals, etc.

    • Welcome

    • 16 Email Scripts/Templates

    • Speaking Contact Follow Up Flow Chart

    • Speaking Agreements, Checklists, and Documents

    • Quick Start Action Guide: Top 3 things to focusing on when starting out as a speaker.

    • Top 10 Small Business Tips For Getting Started

    • BPS Proposal Template

    • Invoice Template (For Editing)

    • Key Links and Email Addresses