S2EMM Offer

Lots of speaking engagements on your calendar, but not quite sure how to make the most of them?

Is this the piece that’s been missing from your growth and development as a compelling and dynamic speaker?

Do you feel all alone out there in the speaking world, wondering what others are doing that works?

Do you find it challenging to keep your skills razor-sharp and your content fresh?

Do you wish you could get peer and professional feedback on your presentations?

Do you fantasize about being able to test ideas and new material *before* getting in front of an audience?

Do you struggle with setting goals, following through, and staying accountable?

Do you crave community and a place to share your ideas, content, fears, doubts, celebrations and successes?

When you’re the face of your business:

You can’t afford to let your speaking skills rust over.
You can’t afford to sleepwalk through canned presentations.
You can’t afford to be forgettable.

Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happens when no one is holding you accountable and pushing you to achieve more.

It’s nice to imagine that you can do it all on your own, that you can implement and take action on what you’re picking up here and there in scraps and snippets around the Web.

But let’s be realistic. Are you?

You know that staying on top of your game is the best way to keep getting invited to speak. It’s the best way to keep getting clients and customers. And it’s the best way to grow your business.

But sometimes you don’t need another training or course. What you need is a community.

Now you can accelerate your expertise through the

Speak to Engage Mentoring and Mastery Program

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A program where you’ll find community, connection, coaching, critiques, and confidence!

“Lisa is a master in speaker training. Her top notch resources, including blog posts, ebooks, videos and speaking challenges, address some of the most essential elements of good public speaking.

As someone who has been doing public speaking for nearly 20 years, I consider myself an ‘advanced’ student and I still learned a ton that I was able to apply to further improve my presentations.”

Gloria Miele, Business development and leadership coach, speaker, consultant and trainer
Stronger Leader

Lisa Stewart“If you want to engage audiences in an authentic way, Lisa is a gentle coach who stimulates your speaking craft in your own original way. I worked with her all year and would highly recommend her coaching sessions!

Lisa is a great mentor. Very helpful, insightful, and compassionate. As a former knee-knocking, white knuckle introvert, Lisa has provided steps and scripting to help ease me out of my shell. You will find tremendous guidance in her methods when you take her class!”

Lisa Stewart, CREATIVEGoddess

John Paglia“I am deeply thankful for Lisa’s assistance. She helped me improve my presentation content, slides and delivery. This has had a positive impact not only on my confidence, but also on the evaluations provided by my audiences.

In fact, my keynote presentation at a recent M&A conference in which 150 were present earned a “your presentation was superb” comment by one of the organizers and would not have been possible without Lisa’s coaching.

I highly recommend her services!”

John Paglia, Ph.D., MBA, CPA, CFA
Associate Professor of Finance and Director, Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project

I know you want to give your audiences the best experiences possible.

I know you want to make sure you’re delivering top-notch content in a way that your audience can best engage with and retain your message.

I know you want to reach out to them authentically and own the room with confidence.

And I know you want results from your presentations, whether it’s more clients or customers, more visibility and credibility in your field, or advancement in your job.

Maybe you want to make a huge impact on the world, create change, empower or motivate. You’re here for a reason!

You’ve been doing this for a while. You speak somewhere between five and a dozen times a year – paid or unpaid. Maybe more. You know your material and you’re an expert in your field – or close to it! And you know what’s required to engage an audience, to create a memorable and powerful experience, and to persuade audiences to take action.


(And if you do know, are you DOING IT?)

Many of us come to speaking through chance. We start speaking because a job requires it (that’s how I got started…), and then the next thing we know, our calendars are full of speaking engagements and we still don’t know how we got there or what we’re doing!

Or we start a business and discover that – uh oh – new clients don’t just fall into our laps. We know that putting ourselves in front of audiences allows us to build that “know, like, trust” factor that is so critical to building a business, so we start plugging away speaking to groups and applying to conferences.

But the pieces and parts still don’t quite come together, and we know there’s something critical missing from our package.

Susan Hyatt“Lisa is a fantastically talented coach. Not only does she help you organize, clarify and fine tune your presentation skills, she brings a sense of calmness to a potentially scary topic—public speaking!

I was very uptight and worried about a speech that I was to give to at a large women’s conference. By the time the conference rolled around, I was prepared, at ease, and learned so much about my speaking strengths.

I will continue to use Lisa before major presentations. She rocks!”

Susan Hyatt, Certified Life Coach

Eric Lohela“Words like clear, precise, instructive and supportive are how I describe Lisa’s work. In scaling my presentations from lecture format to large public events, her detailed feedback has been critical.

Lisa’s ability to help me direct body language and speaking style more consciously has strengthened my message and audience impact. I would recommend her to anyone from the beginner to the seasoned presenter.”

Eric Lohela, Speaker, Project Manager and Consultant

Why am I offering this?

Lisa Braithwaite (© Fernando J Tirado 2015)

Lisa Braithwaite (© Fernando J Tirado 2015)

I’ve been speaking professionally now for more than twenty years, first as a trainer and educator in the nonprofit world, and then through my own business.

I’ve been teaching the fundamentals of speaking for ten years, through live and virtual group training and individual coaching, and I’ve helped thousands of people develop the skills and confidence to knock their presentations way out of the park, allowing them to bring in new business and boost their professional reputations as an authority on their topic.

But at the end of the training or coaching, there’s always been the question: “What next?” Well now there’s an answer: Community!

I’ve decided to bring together a group of likeminded and experienced speakers to hash out the questions, to share best practices, to bounce ideas off each other, to analyze and evaluate. To deliberate and create! (Hey, I made a rhyme!)

If two heads are better than one, then eight heads are going to generate a massive blast of brilliance.

Back in the day, I was in the thick of it, speaking to audiences on a regular basis, but who could I talk to about the business of speaking, like finding speaking gigs or submitting proposals to conferences? Who could I turn to when I needed feedback on a presentation? Who could I brainstorm and share ideas with, and who would hold me accountable to my speaking goals and dreams? Who could I count on to help me make the most of my speaking opportunities?

I didn’t know how to find community with others who do what I do, who want to reach a high level of proficiency, enjoyment and maybe even mastery of speaking – and also receive professional support and coaching.

However, once I found my own community of professional speakers, and started meeting people who were willing to sit down or get on the phone and share their experiences with me and see my business in a way that I can’t see it (I can see trees, but they can see the forest), everything changed for me! I started to see all kinds of new possibilities and ways to improve and grow both my speaking and my business.

Now, most frequent speakers will not be eligible or want to join the National Speakers Association, and NSA members, while generous and giving, are not professional speaking coaches and mentors.

And this is why I want to offer you your own rich, nurturing environment that will help you grow as a speaker, through community, critique, coaching and connection with like-minded frequent speakers, so you can hash out the questions, share best practices, bounce ideas off each other, get feedback and test your concepts BEFORE getting in front of an audience.

I want to offer you a way to build your skills, your confidence and your mastery of speaking through a program that’s customized to your exact needs.

This program is for you if :

You desire customized professional feedback on your presentations

You want to know what others are doing in preparing and delivering presentations that work with real audiences

You want to stop wasting time focusing on what’s not working (and not knowing how to fix it) and instead focus on your strengths and abilities

You want a place where you can go 24/7 and get the help and support you need when you need it

You’re looking for coaching and camaraderie in a package that’s accessible and affordable

I will be developing and tailoring content to the members of the group, so the sooner you sign up and send me your most critical topics, the sooner I can get your topics on the schedule for one of our monthly training sessions.

During our monthly calls and in our private discussion group, members will have the opportunity to set specific action items, share challenges and seek feedback as you work to accomplish your goals.

This program is for you if you are committed, ready and willing to:

Master the art and science of public speaking

Push yourself out of your comfort zone

Be open to advice and direction

Do what it takes to implement what you’ve learned

Be straightforward with your coach and fellow group members

Invest in yourself

What is your vision for your growth as a speaker – and how are you going to get there?

Will you go it alone, uncertain of what’s working and how to achieve your goals?

Or will you join a community of speakers dedicated to excellence and mastery, focused on growing their skills, their visibility, their businesses and their ability to facilitate real change in the world?

What do you get?

1. Your personalized StrengthsFinder® assessment and private coaching call ($200 value)

Learn your top 5 strengths, based on the Gallup StrengthsFinder assessment, and how you can be applying these strengths more optimally in your speaking.

2. Four 30-minute private laser coaching calls with me ($900 value)

These calls will be geared toward your individual needs. Have a presentation coming up and need specific guidance? This is a good time to use one of your calls! You may distribute the four calls throughout the 9 months of the program, as our schedules allow.

3. Monthly training ($2,000 value)

Group members will help determine which topics are covered – this program is customized to its members, so topics will be determined based on what you’re looking for! Training topics will be delivered in MP3 format, so you can listen at your convenience.

Examples of possible topics:
Adult learning principles
How to improve your vocal variety and projection
How to add more analogies to your presentations
Tips for speaking off the cuff
How to practice properly for a presentation
PowerPoint best practices + tools for outlining your presentation
Tips from comedians and entertainers for effective presentations
Making your ideas “sticky” so the audience retains what you’ve taught them
Speaking techniques and strategies for different kinds of groups and situations
Managing mishaps
Using stories effectively
Other topics requested by the group!

4. 9 monthly live Q&A/accountability calls ($1,500 value)

This is your time to talk with me personally, to ask questions and to take advantages of my resources, tools, advice and experiences. Here’s the schedule of our calls. All calls will take place at 1:00 p.m. pacific/4:00 p.m. eastern, and will be recorded.

April 19
May 17
June 21
July 19
August 16
September 20
October 18
November 15
December 20

5. Live/virtual one-day group retreat (date TBD) ($1,300 value)

6. Private Facebook group (priceless)

This is where you can connect with your fellow group members in a fun and safe environment for support, feedback, accountability, resources, ideas, and celebrations. I will also be in the group most days to answer your questions personally.

7. Access to my library of resources, tools and connections (priceless)

You’ll have access to my audience evaluations, client questionnaires, checklists, speaker proposals, expert interviews and other resources related to how I run the speaking part of my business.

Total value: $5,900 + $2,488 of bonuses

Sign up by April 11 and receive the following bonuses:

arrow_orangeAccess to my virtual PowerPoint training “Take Your PowerPoint from Mess to Success.” ($297 value)

arrow_orangeAccess to my 4-part webinar series “Stop Stalling and Start Speaking: 4 Weeks to Your First Webinar” ($497 value)

arrow_orangeComplementary 10-point PowerPoint evaluation on any of your presentations ($197 value)

arrow_orangeComplementary written video critique on any of your speaking videos (up to five minutes of footage – $497 value)

arrow_orangeBonus ticket to next year’s Shake Up Your Speaking: Get Real… Get Results ($1000 value)

And guess what: You don’t have to pay $8,388 for everything.

The value is there.

The transformation will happen.

The support, coaching, accountability, community and mentoring are available to you when you need it.

And I REALLY want you to be able to take advantage of everything this program offers, for a REALLY affordable rate.

So I’m offering it to you for an early-bird rate of:


(Sign up by April 18 to get this special rate.)

And I want to make this decision even easier for you, so I’m also going to offer you a multi-pay plan: 9 monthly payments of $297 (one payment every 30 days).

How much would it be worth to you to have access to my resources, my expertise, and a group of brainstorming powerhouses to access at any time over the next nine months?

(P.S. the resources, the call recordings and all the learning, growth and powerful speaking skills are yours to keep FOREVER.)

To join the Speak to Engage Mentoring and Mastery Program, please choose your payment option below.


Or select the easy-pay option: 9 monthly payments of  $297


More questions? Review my FAQs below:

Who is S2EMM for?

This program is for frequent speakers, those who are on track to become frequent speakers, and anyone who gives regular high-stakes presentations for your job or your business.

This program is for speakers who are looking for more than a “quick fix” to get through the next presentation, and for people who are ready to up their game in a big way. Ready to stop blending in and start standing out? This program is for you!

If you’re a speaker who’s ready to achieve proficiency and mastery in speaking and you intend to regularly use the skills you learn, this program is for you.

By “frequent speakers” do you mean advanced  or professional speakers?

S2EMM is for speakers who have regular speaking engagements or would like to have regular speaking engagements, but you may not consider yourself advanced, even if you’ve been doing a lot of speaking. You might speak for your job, or you might speak to promote your own business. You might be speaking for free to build your skills and reputation. You do not have to a paid speaker to attend S2EMM.

If you’re open and willing to learn, to try new things, and to expand your comfort zone, you are welcome.

Who is S2EMM NOT for?

If you are a person who says “no” to trying new things, if you’re a person who says “no” to taking risks or if you’re a person who says “no” to looking past resistance toward growth, then this program isn’t for you.

If you’re a speaker who feels like you have it all figured out, you’re not open to suggestions or new ideas, or you feel like you already know everything you need to know, this program is not for you.

If you’re a person who doesn’t follow through, doesn’t want to do the work and put in the practice, makes excuses for all the reasons you can’t succeed, or is looking for a “magic pill” to solve your speaking issues, this program isn’t for you.

Will all of my fears and anxiety about speaking be resolved?

Shake Up Your Speaking: Get Real... Get ResultsNope. I will never deceive you by telling you you’ll never be nervous about speaking again. Anyone who tells you that, well, they’re trying to trick you into giving them your money.

In fact, adrenaline plays an important role for speakers. We learn to manage our adrenaline and our nervousness, and to harness it as a tool, just like athletes and other performers. Honestly, at some speaking engagements, I’m not nervous at all. At others – even after earning a theater degree and spending more than 20 years in front of audiences (including some of the toughest ones you can imagine) – I still get the sweaty palms, dry mouth and pounding heart. It comes with the territory.

What we WILL talk about is how to greatly reduce your nervousness and how to turn your focus to the audience rather than to your own needs and feelings. You’ll learn how human connection and authenticity are far more critical for success than polish and perfection. And you’ll learn how adjusting your mindset, being real, and approaching your audiences with love and gratitude will change everything for you and make way for transformation every time you speak.

Will I learn to sell from the stage?

This is not a speak-to-sell program. I can direct you to other trainers who offer this.

How can I get critiques of my presentations if the program is virtual?

Members will have the opportunity to upload videos to our private Facebook group for viewing and critique by me and other members. Members can also bring ideas and content for discussion if they don’t have video. There will be lots of options for sharing your speaking experiences and questions and getting feedback from the group.

How does this program work?

You’ll be invited to 9 monthly group calls, where I’ll address any questions or issues that the members have sent me during that time. Members will have the opportunity to get feedback and input from me and from the group on any personal speaking challenges, creative questions, best practices, business issues or anything else related to their speaking goals.

If you miss a call, you’ll be able to catch up later with the recording.

We’ll also have a private Facebook community for everyone to submit videos and ask questions outside of our regular call-in times.

And everyone in the group will get four private coaching sessions with me during the course of the program. Among lots of other goodies and speaking resources!

How time-consuming is the program? I’m very busy right now.

Your only scheduled meetings are the one call a month that will take approximately one hour. And you’ll want to schedule your four half-hour coaching calls with me sometime during the nine months.

Everything else, like Facebook discussions, recorded trainings, and any other support, questions or conversations take place on your schedule, at your convenience.

Can you fit this into your schedule? Absolutely! And I bet there are some things you spend time on right now that are lesser priorities than reinvigorating your speaking so you can get more visibility, credibility and clients! (For me, some of those things would be social media, cute animal videos, and pinning recipes on Pinterest…)

I totally get the value of the program, but I’m strapped for cash right now. Is there any way to make the payments easier on my bank account?

I’m glad you asked! You may take advantage of my 9-month payment plan to spread your payments out over the course of the program.

Easy peasy!

Let me know if you have further questions!

Program dates

The program runs April through December. All group calls will be held on the Third Tuesday of each month.

All calls will be held at 1:00 p.m. Pacific/4:00 Eastern and will be recorded.

April 19
May 17
June 21
July 19
August 16
September 20
October 18
November 15
December 20

Leigh Ann Bradley“Lisa is a consummate professional, bringing a wealth of knowledge in all areas of speaking to her consultations.

Whether you require encouragement, training in public speaking, assistance in developing speeches, or help in designing videos, Lisa has the skill to make your project come to life.

Her eye and ear for detail assist in producing a genuine and polished product, and the finished result is one to be proud of!”

Dr. Leigh Ann Bradley, Executive Coach and Consultant in Healthcare Leadership

“Lisa is great; she helped to organize my presentation and worked on my delivery and body language.

I was able to see my presentation more through the eyes of my audience than ever before. My level of preparedness and confidence had never been better.

I would highly recommend Lisa to anyone wanting to improve their delivery and receive valuable feedback.”

Bart Baker
B.W. Baker Insurance Service

Will you join me and make the commitment to being the speaker you’re meant to be?