“You’re interested in this Business of Speaking? Great! Congratulations, and welcome to a multi-billion dollar industry!
Whether you want to:
- financially supplement your current professional income
- learn strategies to help you sell yourself more effectively - for everyone is in sales
- speak part time to augment your income
- speak full time
Your path to speaking success can start right here.
But you have questions. At this point, you may not even know the right questions to ask! So, let me help you.
I get questions about speaking and how the industry works daily. From “how do I find someone else to book me” to “how do I get paid for giving free speaking engagements to paid speaking?” Also, I am asked, how to get more engagements and how to charge a fee.
Here’s your first list of tasks to complete. They will get you moving in the right direction. Looking forward to helping you “grow” and “go” to the next level. Get started NOW!"
-Dr. Willie Jolley
The professional speaking industry is a collection of professionals, which include experts from a variety of industries and disciplines. They are educators, humorists, authors, administrative personnel, mothers, media personalities, entertainers, sports figures, etc.
The professional speaking business operates on several tracks: the celebrity track - immediately getting huge fees; and the regular professional track - those who “build their clientele” by learning how to market, provide excellent service and outstanding content.
But there’s an emerging third track – the hybrid speaker - a celebrity with content!
But, that second track, the regular professional, is the one most travelled, and can provide a lucrative career if you are willing to work hard at it.
The professional speaking industry is challenging to learn. Speaking is Art, Business and Science! It may appear easy, for the successful ones have mastered all three areas. Yet, thousands of hours of preparation go into the end result you see!
No one strategy works for everyone. There are many elements to building a sustainable speaking business. From…
- clarifying your core message (what problem you solve)
- identifying your primary audience
- branding yourself (what makes you different)
- developing your marketing approach
- funding your operation
Here are a few Speaking Success Tips to get you focused and started:
Join a Toastmasters Club.
It will give you the basics of crafting a speech and presenting in front of friendly audiences, who want you to succeed!
Purchase Dottie Walters’ book, Speak and Grow Rich.
This provides detail on the process of the speaking business.
Attend a Monthly Chapter Meeting of the National Speakers’ Association (NSA).
Toastmasters tells you how to speak. NSA teaches you how to make money at it! Visit www.nsaspeaker.org to find your local chapter.Speak as often as you can…for free! That’s the only way to build your speaking craft…so that eventually you’ll get paid.
Ready for more?
The Speaking Basics Program
Once you’ve mastered the list above and still are interested in speaking, I recommend my Speaking Basics Program.
This is the audio of a full day seminar on the fundamentals of speaking - recorded live in Washington, DC. Listen to it over, and over and over again until you capture all the key concepts.
This digital audio is divided into three (3) sections. The program also includes a bonus Back Office Speaker Guide e-book. The e-book focuses on the operations, administration and finances of the speaking business.
With The Speaking Basics Program, you will learn how to:
- Start your speaking business
- Go from free to fee paid speaking
- Set fees and how to gain access to networking circles
- Avoid the common pitfalls of starting in speaking industry
For only $97.00 you get to learn the basics of this business and grow at your own pace. Purchase this program on CDs for an additional $99.00.
The information covered in the digital downloads as well the three (3) CDs cover the following:
I credit Willie Jolley with much of the mindset I have used that has generated the six-figure success that I am blessed to enjoy in the speaking industry.
-Delatorro McNeal II, CSP, Peak Performance Expert, Bestselling Author, Certified Speaking Professional
Just finished listening to your “How to Speak for Profit with Power Seminar” and I flat out loved it! Your information was 100% on target and business changing. You provided so many tips, tools and techniques to grow my speaking business. Thank you for being so transparent and sharing information most would never give other speakers. Making the decision to download your seminar was one of the best decisions I made. Thank you for making an impact in my life personally and professionally.
-Chris Gloss, Inspirational Speaker, Author, Trainer, Radio & TV Personality
And Still Want More?!!!
I RECOMMEND - Dr. Willie Jolley's Prep 4 Speaking Program
This instructional monthly series is designed to prepare (PREP) you for the speaking business. Speaking is multi-faceted. It is Art, Business and Science.
No single book, program, seminar or workshop can tell you everything you need to know. It’s a building process.
But this twelve (12) month series promises to lay a strong foundation for you – one month at a time. It answers key “how to do it" questions and provides information in short digestible bites.
We help you get intimate with the speaking business, by providing best practices, tips and strategies you can use immediately.
It’s guaranteed to shorten your learning curve and make you more money, but only if YOU put this information into practice.
We have current, up to the minute information, from friends, colleagues and people who are working in the speaking world right now.
This Prep 4 Speaking series is GREAT if you are …
- a busy professional, looking to expand your speaking opportunities while working a full time job. You’re short on time and need blueprints to get going.
- speaking (but not full time yet), and need systems in place for finding the decision makers who can hire and pay you consistently.
- looking for strategies to help market yourself.
- anxious about how to ask for payment – and get it.
- writing a book and want to know how to get published.
- published, but need to sell it.
- looking to connect and learn from like-minded people.
The speaking business has three (3) major areas:
The Message – What is your story?
What are the lessons you’ve learned that can be universally applied in other environments?
What is your signature story? What makes you unique?
What problems are you solving in the marketplace that clients will want to pay for?
The Medium – This is marketing! That is - the delivery system you use to let your clients know you exist.
How do you market and sell yourself and your products?
Are you blogging, producing podcasts, writing and publishing articles and books, producing your own events?
Do you have a business social media strategy?
Are you on radio and/or television?
Are you networking with the decision makers within your subject matter area?
The Money – Money is what we get in exchange for the value we bring to the clients.
With the money comes the opportunity to make a difference and leave a legacy. Along the way there are expenses, profit and loss statements, chart of accounts, product inventory, equipment purchases and so much more.
Making a profit allows you to build your long-term financial security!
Navigating the speaking elements can be challenging. There are so many moving parts to building a successful, sustainable speaking business.
The Prep 4 Speaking series is an inexpensive way to learn to navigate professional speaking.
Here's what you get when you enroll:
Monthly Group Information Call with a Question & Answer Opportunity
Learn profitable ways to build your business with tips and strategies shared by experts who speak for a living full time.
You can even submit questions during the call.
Each session will be recorded. The links to the recordings, along with the summary notes, will be emailed to you within 72 hours of the call.
You don’t have to be present to learn! You'll never miss a session.
Get instant access to all previous information sessions and the notes, when you enroll!
You get ideas like:
- Looking for opportunities to speak? Connect with your Lions Club, your Chamber of Commerce, etc. They need content! Connect with their program chairs and offer to speak on your specialty in exchange for a audio, video or letter testimonial and being able to sell your products.
- Looking for a mentor? Find a “voice” you trust and follow them.
- "I’m an expert. How do I get to be quoted in the press?" Be concise and pithy. Respond immediately when media calls, or they move on to the next person. They’re on deadline!
Dr. Willie Jolley's Speaking Basics Digital Audio Program
When you join our Prep 4 Speaking Series, you’ll receive my Speaking Basics Digital Audio Program! This program has a $97 value. This 3-part digital audio program also includes a bonus Back Office Speaker Management Guide e-book.
Access to this type of information can cost thousands of dollars. But we’re offering it, in an easy to learn form at a ridiculously low price.
I don’t have enough bandwidth to answer all the speaking questions that come my way.
But I can direct you to what I know is very useful information that will help you build your business - if you implement the tools and strategies presented.
Remember, no single book, program, seminar or workshop can tell you everything you need to know. But your learning can start right here! Get your strong foundation built on “how to do it.”
Get intimate with the speaking business and learn best practices, tips and strategies you can use now.
The average cost for this kind of series can be pricey. Especially with the summary notes and complete assess to past content. But I want you to participant!
Join for just $27 a month Or a One time payment of $277 ($324.00 value) for twelve months.
There’s no better value around. Join me and get access to people and strategies that are working successfully in this speaking industry.
*Payment Plan Price: $27/mo. for one year
One time payment: $277 ($324.00 value)
*If you're not happy with our program, cancel at any time after the 4th month.
Ready for more advanced, in-depth information?
Ignite Your Speaking
My T.I.P.S. (Tips, Ideas, Principles & Strategies) for Speaking Success Package is for you!
- 1 DVD
- 5 CDs
- 1 Back Office Guide Blueprint
When you view the DVD, study the strategies I used to deliver a Memorable, Magical and Motivational keynote. This speech proved to be one of the most popular presentations ever delivered at an International Toastmasters’ Convention!
- Learn marketing practices to propel you into the spotlight.
- Learn why telling stories is crucial to your speaking success.
- Develop your stage presence.
- Manage your business for growth.
- Get Back Office “how to” strategies for long-term success.
Guide - Back Office Guide Blueprint
This guide has operational, administration and finance ideas. It includes checklists, agreement and questionnaire!
Own this powerful, practical and informative training program for only $397. Listen to the materials as often as you want. Use the lists and systems to get organized.
This program will help you become a much more effective presenter, grow your speaking business and get a better organized business!
Get Your T.I.P.S. for Speaking Success Package Right NOW.
I RECOMMEND - Dr. Willie Jolley's 2-Day Intensive 2016
Additionally, learn how to:
- Adjust your message to the changing dynamics of different audience personalities, implementing the 4 key ingredients of a great speech
- Use media to build your brand when you have no budget
- Automate your email marketing system and shopping cart
- Set up key systems and processes to support your business success
Come learn, practice, break bread and rub elbows with a select few other motivated professionals who are ready to dig in to the business of this art form!
Make no mistake about it, professional speaking is an art form. Learning the business of this art form will help make it a financial success for you. It will also provide a legacy; the body of work that you can leave behind, like the legendary Zig Ziglar!
This event is being held in Washington, DC on November 18-19, 2016.
Advanced Level Speaking
I RECOMMEND - Master Class
The greatest athletes, performers and leaders have mentors and coaches. Tiger Woods has a coach. Michael Phelps has a coach. Even Bill Gates as trusted advisors. In fact, you can easily make the argument that the higher the level of success you want to attain, the more you seek wise counsel - for the stakes are higher!
If you’ve followed my work for a while - radio, television, full time professional speaking to corporations, associations and the religious arenas for over twenty-five years – you know I’ve earned my success in this business. There was no overnight success.
Before you can teach you must know. Before you can lead you must go. And I have the battle scars to show for it!
Now I’m on the National Get Motivated Tour – scheduled to speak in over 40 cities this year, plus my corporate dates and my own ticketed events and JolleyU (University) public seminars.
My success has encouraged countless others to pursue me to ask for time: one-time advice, lunch meetings, mentoring, coaching, etc. Every day someone wants to talk to me about THEM… their future, their dreams, their goals!
And I want to talk to them too! But, due to time constraints, it’s just not possible!
So now, there has to be a much more structured approach to get to me.
This has not always been case. I've worked with this year’s Million Dollar Roundtable speaker, Delatorro McNeal, coach and consultant, Bruce Johnson (a former pastor), Cheryl Wood (Play Time is Over) and so many others.
I must determine whether you are serious, committed and willing to do the work. This is work for you, for me and my team! It requires a substantial investment of money, time and creative energy.
Personalized Mentoring gives you a chance to get the most help and guidance from me individually.
I am offering you six or twelve Personal Consultations.
Think of these as “electronic Hot Seats.” You’ll get my private email address for you to submit materials such as clarifying of your vision, goals and direction; refining your signature story; reviewing sales or brochure copy; or just my critical analysis and feedback on issues important to you.
Just imagine the powerful information and life-changing ideas you can learn from me and my network! If you don’t get at least one idea on every one-hour call that will grow you and push you toward your goals - you’re just not paying attention!
However, I must warn you…
Participation in this Personalized Mentoring program is severely limited; and it is certainly not for everyone.
I have sole discretion to limit participation. Obviously, I must be quite selective. I have very limited time and must be careful who is associated with my brand. I want focused, hardworking achievers!
You are a great fit if:
- You want to expand your vision, prosperity and consciousness
- You need to hear the truth about your current state and what to do to get moving forward
- You know that iron sharpens iron and believe in investing in yourself; and,
- You want me as your accountability partner, to provoke, challenge and inspire you!
After a review of your application, I’ll schedule a telephone interview with you, if I think we should move forward.
If I believe I can bring value to you and that you’re serious, we will start the relationship - you’re in!
The investment is only $9,500.00 for the year, that’s an average of only $791.66 a month; or $5,000 for 6 months which averages out to $833.33 a month.
If you’re focused on raising your level of thinking and growing your business exponentially and think you’re the right fit, this is where you need to be.
There is none. What you get out of this program is entirely up to you. You are 100% responsible for your own success. I will advise you, inspire you, connect you — but you have to do the work!
Want to get started?