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 126: How Do You Get Booked on the Big Stage?

Episode 126: How Do You Get Booked on the Big Stage?

  Have you ever noticed the same speakers keep showing up at large Christian conferences or women's events? “Yeah, Mary… why is that?” I know what you're thinking. How are YOU ever going to get on that big stage if you're always seeing the same speakers there? In my...

Episode 125: Why Are You Not Getting Booked to Speak?

Episode 125: Why Are You Not Getting Booked to Speak?

“Mary, why am I not getting booked to speak?” Well, let me ask you a question: Have you asked anyone to book you? Would you get a degree or certificate and then expect to get a job without applying anywhere? Would you sit at home all waiting for the phone to ring with...

Episode 124: Are You Ready to Share Your Story?

Episode 124: Are You Ready to Share Your Story?

Have you ever witnessed someone sharing their hard story before they truly processed their pain? Did it seem like they were just coming across as they were angry with everyone involved in their story? Was watching their pain a painful experience for you? When you...

Episode 123: How and When to Start Speaking

Episode 123: How and When to Start Speaking

Have you ever wondered when you should start getting out there and sharing your message? Or maybe you know that God has called you to be a speaker, but you don't know exactly what your message is yet. (If the latter is you, what I DON'T want you to do is go out there...

Episode 122: Create a Message that Sparkles

Episode 122: Create a Message that Sparkles

Have you ever watched something on YouTube only to realize halfway through that you really didn't care about the topic at all? Or maybe you felt that way while watching TV, and a commercial that didn't resonate with you came on. I hope you weren't overcome with the...

Episode 121: Who Will You Be in 2023?

Episode 121: Who Will You Be in 2023?

Who will you be in 2023? I know that’s a loaded question, but I want you to really think about it. Are you ready to fully embrace who God has called you to be? Could this be your year? I know I’m claiming it as mine, but are you? If you're thinking, "Mary, I'm...

Episode 120: Encore – Step Up and Speak

Episode 120: Encore – Step Up and Speak

You may be wondering, “Mary, what exactly does it mean to step up into your message?” Well, it all comes down to the call that God has placed on your life. Maybe that makes you nervous. Maybe you don't feel confident enough to stand up and talk about what God is doing...

Episode 119: Craft a Compelling Appeal Message

Episode 119: Craft a Compelling Appeal Message

Do you know how to make an ask in your message? Are you able to take the stage, make a relatable connection, and confidently explain why your one person should volunteer, donate, or give to a mission trip or a building project? This may seem like a big ask in and of...

Episode 118: Opening Your Message so Your Audience Connects

Episode 118: Opening Your Message so Your Audience Connects

What does it mean to create an opening that captures attention? More importantly, how do you do it? We haven't discussed this topic for a while, so this is a great question! Considering the shocking stats of how little time you have to capture your audience’s...