What we're about

Aspiring & Emerging Speakers - Transforming into a RockStar! (Formerly Speaking & Marketing With Purpose) is a meetup designed for those individuals who want to develop their speaking, storytelling, speaking business and author skills. Whether speaking within a group or organization, or speaking professionally in the public, this group offers a multitude of learning, growth and networking opportunities.

Here's what one regular participant has to say about his results: https://vimeo.com/468642435/f946264ad9

This Meetup group consists of several components: 1) US Speaker Enrichment Academy, 2) International Speaker Enrichment Academy, 3) RockStar Speaker Coaching, 4) Next Stage Communications To The Point Publishing

We offer lots of networking opportunities in addition to the educational and speaking programming. Please check the multitude of meetup events we post regularly.

As always, please check with the meeting coordinator if you'd like more information.

AND, know that many regular attendees do not RSVP here on Meetup for the events. Even if there are only 1, 2 or 3 RSVP's, chances are we'll have 10, 15 or even more regular participants at the event. Don't worry if you see a small number of RSVP's

We've proudly delivered more than 650 awesome Meetup experiences over the past 4 years!

I look forward to meeting you at one of our upcoming Meetup events!

Upcoming events (5)

Call For Public Speakers - Open Mic Night - NOW VIRTUAL ZOOM EXPERIENCE ! ! !

***PLEASE READ NEW SECURITY PROTOCOLS NOW IN EFFECT - SEE THESE PROTOCOLS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS EVENT DESCRIPTION*** The purpose of the Speaker Enrichment Academy, formerly known as the Las Vegas Public Speakers Club, is to create a community where you can sharpen your speaking skills, grow your biz and make some great connections and partnerships. The Open Mic event format looks like this: Time: The event starts at 6:00 pm, everyone who shows up gets from 1 to 7 minutes to speak with a couple of minutes of positive audience feedback following their message. We go until everyone has had an opportunity to speak and then...we're done! Location: While we are under a moratorium of meeting in person, we are currently meeting virtually on ZOOM. Here's the info you need to join us on zoom: Join Zoom Meeting via Computer: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84104549770 YOUR SPEAKING TOPIC We encourage everyone to speak at these meetings... for at least a minute. (However, you are never forced to do anything that you don't want to do!) The purpose of your speaking can be anything you choose... You can speak about your business, a story, a part of your signature speech, anything that you want...it is your time to share. BUT...If you wanted a couple of topic choices to get the creativity flowing....here is what we suggest: 1. What you do 2. What you are passionate about 3. A Turning Point in your life 4. A story of inspiration 5. A story of motivation Again...you can speak on anything you like and we are excited to hear from you. Cost: Your first visit is complimentary. If you've attended before, it's time to join our Speaker Enrichment Program. A Silver Level Membership ($37/mo - annual membership, or $399 single pay) offers you the opportunity to attend one, two, three or all four Speakers Open Mic events each month for an entire year where you'll have a guaranteed opportunity to speak, record yourself and receive positive feedback. Upgrades to higher levels in the Speakers Enrichment Program are available which offer more speaking, networking and mastermind opportunities. We'll discuss those opportunities at the event. We look forward to seeing you at the Speakers Open Mic night of the Ultimate Speaker Enrichment Program! Please RSVP only if you're sincere about joining us at this event. We've had great luck with this event in the past. I think you'll enjoy it. RSVP NOW! *** NEW SECURITY PROTOCOLS*** Due to recent "Zoom Bombing" of some of our events, we are requiring those who are attending one of our events for the first time to participate in a phone interview prior to being admitted to one of our events. This interview is required only once, but must be completed or you will be denied entry into our event(s). Please send us a message at [masked] with "Phone Interview Request" in the subject line. Please include your phone # and best time to call. You will not be admitted to this or any of our events unless we know you or you've completed the phone interview. Thanks for understanding.

Call For Speakers - Open Mic International Speakers Club on ZOOM - 6 PM BST

***PLEASE READ NEW SECURITY PROTOCOLS NOW IN EFFECT - SEE THESE PROTOCOLS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS EVENT DESCRIPTION*** 10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time - 6 PM British Summer Time The purpose of the Open Mic International Public Speakers club is to provide aspiring and emerging speakers a safe environment to practice and sharpen their speaking skills, build industry connections and develop strategic partnerships. The Open Mic format looks like this: Time: The event starts at 10:00 AM/6:00 PM. The Zoom room opens approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. We'll spend the first few minutes getting to know one another in casual conversation. Approximately 10 minutes past the hour, everyone who has expressed an interest in speaking at the event will have their name entered into the "Wheel Of Speakers", an on-line tool designed to select the speaking order completely at random. The host will spin the wheel of speakers to select the first speaker. Speakers will have up to 7 minutes to deliver their story, speech, off the cuff comments...whatever they choose. It's your time to speak on whatever topic you choose. YOUR SPEAKING TOPIC We encourage everyone to speak at these meetings... for at least a minute, and up to 7 minutes. (However, you are never forced to do anything that you don't want to do!) The purpose of your speaking can be anything you choose... You can speak about your business, a story, a part of your signature speech, anything that you want...it is your time to share. BUT...If you wanted a couple of topic choices to get the creativity flowing....here is what we suggest: 1. What you do 2. What you are passionate about 3. A Turning Point in your life 4. A story of inspiration 5. A story of motivation We do ask that you be sensitive and courteous and minimize your use of obscenities, profanities, vulgarities and overtly controversial topics. While your freedom of speech is recognized, we appreciate your consideration of others and reserve the right to kick your ass to the curb if you get out of line. OK? After the first speaker has concluded his/her remarks, the host will ask others in the room for their positive feedback. Two or three comments are typically made. This is not a forum for critical feedback. The host(s) make their living providing coaching and critical feedback and they don't need you giving it away for free! You'll be asked to keep your comments to "What I loved about the speaker..." We'll continue until everyone has had an opportunity to deliver their message and receive their feedback. Courtesy suggests that if you show up to speak and receive feedback that you stick around to the end to listen to and provide feedback for each speaker in the group. If you must depart early for a particular reason, please advise the host via private message in the chat box before the program starts and he/she will make the necessary arrangements. The entire event will be recorded and made available to the participants of the group within approximately 24 hours after the conclusion of the program. Please make sure the host has your email address in the chat box so he/she can send you a link for the recording. Please RSVP only if you're sincere about joining us at this event. We've had great luck with this event in the past. I think you'll enjoy it. RSVP NOW! *** NEW SECURITY PROTOCOLS*** Due to recent "Zoom Bombing" of some of our events, we are requiring those who are attending one of our events for the first time to participate in a phone interview prior to being admitted to one of our events. This interview is required only once, but must be completed or you will be denied entry into our event(s). Please send us a message at [masked] with "Phone Interview Request" in the subject line. Please include your phone # and best time to call. You will not be admitted to this or any of our events unless we know you or you've completed the phone interview. Thanks for understanding.

Emerging Speakers Round-Table Networking Group with AMAZING Bonus for attendees!

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE PROGRAM DESCRIPTION BEFORE RSVP-ing! Weekly networking event for aspiring and emerging speakers in the English speaking world. Bring us details of your core message, audience take-away's, audience avatar and anything else we might need to know to help you find a stage. The featured activity at this event is where you'll be spotlighted and have 2 1/2 - 3 minutes to tell the group: 1) Who you are, 2) What topic(s) you speak on, 3) How audiences are impacted by your message (what they'll take away) and 4) What kind of audiences (stages) you're looking for. We will capture your message on video and later share the video footage with you. Clever speakers will edit their footage and post it on social media sites and their website as a video blog or promotional ad. Being prepared for this component of the event will give you a great video and excellent opportunity to promote your speaking in a compelling way across all of your social media platforms! This is EXCLUSIVELY for aspiring and emerging speakers who are actively seeking stages (virtual or live) to speak on. RSVP only if you're serious about taking your speaking to the next stage. No cost for this event . . . YET. As we grow and gain traction, we will start charging, but not if you're in the Charter group. If you start and continue with us now . . . you'll be grand-fathered in and will never have to pay to be a part of this group. RSVP now! (But only if you're serious about attending and participating). SUPER BONUS - Arrive on time, stay until we're done (max 60 minutes) and we'll send you a list of over 100 events across the US that are seeking speakers for their events! These events are mostly virtual and across multiple areas of topics, but with 100+ on the list, you're bound to find an event that's looking for your expertise! This bonus is ONLY for those who RSVP, arrive on time, participate and stay for the entire event. If you RSVP and don't show, don't participate or leave early . . . sorry, no speaker leads for you!

Call For Public Speakers - Open Mic Night - NOW VIRTUAL ZOOM EXPERIENCE ! ! !

***PLEASE READ NEW SECURITY PROTOCOLS NOW IN EFFECT - SEE THESE PROTOCOLS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS EVENT DESCRIPTION*** The purpose of the Speaker Enrichment Academy, formerly known as the Las Vegas Public Speakers Club, is to create a community where you can sharpen your speaking skills, grow your biz and make some great connections and partnerships. The Open Mic event format looks like this: Time: The event starts at 6:00 pm, everyone who shows up gets from 1 to 7 minutes to speak with a couple of minutes of positive audience feedback following their message. We go until everyone has had an opportunity to speak and then...we're done! Location: While we are under a moratorium of meeting in person, we are currently meeting virtually on ZOOM. Here's the info you need to join us on zoom: Join Zoom Meeting via Computer: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84104549770 YOUR SPEAKING TOPIC We encourage everyone to speak at these meetings... for at least a minute. (However, you are never forced to do anything that you don't want to do!) The purpose of your speaking can be anything you choose... You can speak about your business, a story, a part of your signature speech, anything that you want...it is your time to share. BUT...If you wanted a couple of topic choices to get the creativity flowing....here is what we suggest: 1. What you do 2. What you are passionate about 3. A Turning Point in your life 4. A story of inspiration 5. A story of motivation Again...you can speak on anything you like and we are excited to hear from you. Cost: Your first visit is complimentary. If you've attended before, it's time to join our Speaker Enrichment Program. A Silver Level Membership ($37/mo - annual membership, or $399 single pay) offers you the opportunity to attend one, two, three or all four Speakers Open Mic events each month for an entire year where you'll have a guaranteed opportunity to speak, record yourself and receive positive feedback. Upgrades to higher levels in the Speakers Enrichment Program are available which offer more speaking, networking and mastermind opportunities. We'll discuss those opportunities at the event. We look forward to seeing you at the Speakers Open Mic night of the Ultimate Speaker Enrichment Program! Please RSVP only if you're sincere about joining us at this event. We've had great luck with this event in the past. I think you'll enjoy it. RSVP NOW! *** NEW SECURITY PROTOCOLS*** Due to recent "Zoom Bombing" of some of our events, we are requiring those who are attending one of our events for the first time to participate in a phone interview prior to being admitted to one of our events. This interview is required only once, but must be completed or you will be denied entry into our event(s). Please send us a message at [masked] with "Phone Interview Request" in the subject line. Please include your phone # and best time to call. You will not be admitted to this or any of our events unless we know you or you've completed the phone interview. Thanks for understanding.

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