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 95: Master Your Message with a Checklist

Episode 95: Master Your Message with a Checklist

Do you know what your message is before you get up on stage to speak? Is it A, B, and C, as well as X, Y, and Z? If you realize that you don't have enough clarity around your message, hold on! Because we are going to delve into that today.   Want to chat outside the...

Episode 94: After the Message – Connecting with Your Audience

Episode 94: After the Message – Connecting with Your Audience

Have you ever thought about how you can connect with your audience after you leave the stage? Are you wondering what that even means? Stay tuned! This episode is for you.   Want to chat outside the podcast? Then be sure to join the email list! You'll be the first to...

Episode 93: YouTube and Speakers, Should You?

Episode 93: YouTube and Speakers, Should You?

As a speaker, you may be wondering, "Do I need a YouTube channel?" I'll be honest; I've been pondering the same question myself. If you've felt curious about starting your own channel, keep listening!   Want to chat outside the podcast? Yes? Great! Then it's time to...

Episode 92: 5-Step Plan to Get Booked as a Speaker

Episode 92: 5-Step Plan to Get Booked as a Speaker

Are you someone who likes to have a solid plan before you act? Do you need to see an overview of where you're going before taking that first major step? If you're a plan-oriented person (like me) and the thought of getting booked as a speaker without having a clear,...

Episode 90: Self Care for Speakers

Episode 90: Self Care for Speakers

Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, do you know how to set boundaries to take care of yourself at an event? If you feel like you are pouring from an empty cup during and after a speaking event, this episode is for you!  Want to chat outside of the podcast?...

Episode 89: Speak Up with Confidence with Karen Laos

Episode 89: Speak Up with Confidence with Karen Laos

Do you feel like some fine-tuning still needs to occur even though you have delivered your message numerous times? If you are ready to improve the delivery of your message and maybe even your wardrobe, this episode is for you! I'm chatting with my friend Karen Laos...

Episode 88: How to Start Your Speaking Career

Episode 88: How to Start Your Speaking Career

Do you have a message you know you need to share with the world? Or maybe you aren't completely clear on your message, and you need a little experience to craft how you deliver what God has given you to share. If the thought of sharing your message in front of a group...

Episode 87: Launch Your Book on Tour

Episode 87: Launch Your Book on Tour

  Are you thinking about writing a book? Or maybe you have already written and published one, but you have a stack sitting on your shelf that you don't know how to sell. If you feel like you need to haul them off to your local thrift shop or give them away, today's...