Strategic Speaking Visioning Retreat

Strategic Speaking Visioning Retreat

Friday, November 4, 2016 | Santa Barbara, California | 9:30 – 5:30 | Hotel Indigo

Greetings, my entrepreneurial friends!

You’re facing one of three problems regarding your speaking:

  1. You want to be doing more of it, but you don’t know where or how to proceed
  2. You want to leverage the speaking you’re already doing into further business and stronger connections, but you don’t know what that looks like
  3. You have speaking engagements on your calendar but you’re not sure whether your content or delivery are “ready for prime time”

Does this sound like you?

You would love to gain some perspective on where you’re headed, develop a vision for your speaking and really dive into growing the speaking aspect of your business, but how and with whom?

You would love to gain some inspiration from others in a similar situation, others who want to be seen, get visibility for their business, and use speaking as a tool for transformation – your own and your clients’.

My Strategic Speaking Visioning Retreat is going to give you the support and accountability you need to achieve your most pressing speaking goals over the next 6-12 months.


lb-circleHi there! I’m Lisa Braithwaite, M. A., Public Speaking Coach and Trainer. I’ve been coaching, training and mentoring entrepreneurs and professionals since 2005 to help them create memorable and engaging presentations in order to build their businesses through speaking.

Sometimes my clients are working on high-stakes presentations or workshops that will provide greater visibility in the world and a chance to get known for their work and their message. Sometimes my clients are simply wanting to be seen and heard at their networking meetings in order to make a connection with their peers. Some of my clients get paid for speaking, others speak in their jobs or for their business.

No matter what level you’re at in your speaking, there’s one thing that all speakers can benefit from: The connection and collaboration that comes from getting out from behind our computers and bringing our ideas to life in a group setting!

Speaking can be an isolated (and isolating) pursuit, and sometimes what we need is the perspective and creativity of a different environment and a powerhouse group of thinkers and doers to help us achieve that next level of growth.

Why visioning?

What do you want to achieve with your speaking in 2017? Grow your credibility as an expert in your field? Gain clients and fans? Promote your book, your program, your product? Create a new speech for a new audience that will propel you to a whole new level of visibility? Refresh a languishing income stream? Repurpose your content into new offerings?

In order to achieve the success that you’re seeking – as you define it – you must create a vision of that success. If you don’t know what you want, it’s going to be difficult to create a plan or a path to get there.

Now, I happen to believe that just creating a vision isn’t enough. You have to take tangible actions that will lead you to that final destination. Creating a vision helps give you focus and direction; it reminds you of what you want and of what you don’t want, so you can avoid the distractions and “bright shiny objects” that lure you away from your path.

Sometimes it seems like there are endless possibilities and opportunities, and you don’t know how to choose or even how to narrow down your choices.

Creating a vision allows you to say “no” to those opportunities that don’t fit; it gives you a framework to narrow down the possibilities and make informed decisions.

Tell me more…

The Strategic Speaking Visioning Retreat provides an intimate environment for achieving clarity and direction in your speaking.

There are only five spots available.

You will leave the retreat with a clear vision for the next 6-12 months of your speaking, and a clear purpose and plan.

You’ll create your vision through exercises, discussion and support, and you’ll brainstorm one of your biggest speaking goals or challenges with the group.

Stuck on a topic? Torn between niches? Need feedback on your slides or your delivery? Whatever you need, bring it and we’ll put the group to work masterminding each other’s project or problem.


Here’s what it looks like:

We’ll spend the morning on your vision. What do you need to do and who do you need to be to make your vision a reality? You’ll think bigger than you ever have before!

We’ll spend the afternoon on your challenges. Each attendee will get individual time for brainstorming and collaboration on your biggest speaking dilemma or problem.

Consider this group your own private mastermind. We will reconnect by videoconference two more times, in December and January, to stay accountable and get you ready for 2017.

There will be plenty of tips and resources such as videos, audios, articles, downloads and blog posts, all set up on your private group page.

Be prepared for all the learning and collaboration you’ll experience. Putting your challenges and questions out to the group will provide exponential insights and awareness in return.

Each person in the group has a lifetime of experience and knowledge to share. You’ll learn from the rest of the group, and they’ll learn from you. It’s a powerful partnership.

Lunch will be provided.

~Tamara Simmons, Wealth by Design

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