Have you been harboring a dream of being a speaker, or wondering how to take your speaking career to the next level? Maybe you’re trying to figure out how to get your first booking or build your brand and business. 

Join Mary as she chats with some of the best-known speakers in the industry and learn everything from how they got started to what they would do differently, and all the ups, downs, and navigating tips in between. It’s a deep dive into the speaking and a discussion of the things that matter to you and your career, as Mary walks alongside you and helps you Take the Stage.

Latest Episodes

Episode 107: Body Language and Speaking

Episode 107: Body Language and Speaking

Wouldn't it be great if you could connect with your audience using more than just your voice? Would you believe me if I told you that was possible? As a speaker, it's more than possible – it's essential. When your words don't match your body language, you create...

Episode 106: The Power of Your Voice

Episode 106: The Power of Your Voice

Did you know that our voice consists of three things? It's true! Volume, intonation, and pacing all make up your voice. I know what you're thinking. Mary, we've talked about this before - but hear me out, it's a bit different. Have you ever thought about how you can...

Episode 105: Overcoming the Fear of Speaking

Episode 105: Overcoming the Fear of Speaking

What's your biggest fear when stepping out onto the stage? Maybe it's forgetting what you're talking about or falling off the stage (been there!). If that sounds like you, keep listening... Want to chat outside the podcast? Great! Don't forget to subscribe to my...

Episode 104: Be The Best You

Episode 104: Be The Best You

Are you being the best you? I know you are thinking, "Who else could I be?!" As speakers, it's easy for us to get caught up in how others do things- I know I'm guilty of this! If you're like me, keep listening… Did you know that Activate Your Speaking Career is now...

Episode 103: Finding Community as a Speaker

Episode 103: Finding Community as a Speaker

Does your family or church community not quite get what you do as a speaker? Have you ever wished you had a small group of women or men who understood you? I know that being a speaker can be lonely but keep listening! Want to chat outside the podcast? Excellent! Make...

Episode 102: What You Need to Be a Successful Speaker

Episode 102: What You Need to Be a Successful Speaker

  Is your speaker's toolkit complete? Do you have all the items you need? If you're fired up to get up on that stage, keep listening! I'll walk you through what you need to become a successful speaker. Need feedback? If so, you'll love my course, Activate! I will...

Episode 101: Where To Find Your Message

Episode 101: Where To Find Your Message

How do you find your signature message? Is it even possible to know what you're called to share with the world? To find out what the key is, keep listening... Do you know about Activate, the course I do twice a year? I help you go from overwhelmed and insecure to...

Episode 100: The Elements of a Speaker One Sheet

Episode 100: The Elements of a Speaker One Sheet

Do you think of your one sheet as a sales tool? I know, even though we don't love the word "sales," it IS a sales tool to get your foot in the door with an event planner. Keep listening to find out what to put on your one sheet (and some no-no's!).   Want to chat...

Episode 99: The Power of You in Your Message

Episode 99: The Power of You in Your Message

Have y'all ever heard that using the term "you" while speaking can sound accusatory? If so, keep listening! Today, I'll be debunking that myth for YOU. Want to chat outside the podcast? Then be sure to join my email list! Each week, I share a fun find that I think you...