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 178: What is God Calling you to?

Episode 178: What is God Calling you to?

Do you feel the pull towards a greater purpose but struggle to define your calling? Maybe you've experienced a sense of being called, but you're unclear on how to navigate its twists and turns. In this episode, I'm sharing my journey of answering the call and sharing...

Episode 177: Finding Stories in Everyday Life

Episode 177: Finding Stories in Everyday Life

Do you ever feel like you don't have any interesting stories to share? Maybe you think your life is too mundane to inspire others. In this episode, I'm diving into the art of finding captivating stories in life's everyday moments. I'm sharing how hobbies like painting...

Episode 176: Find Your Community of Speakers

Episode 176: Find Your Community of Speakers

Do you ever feel like you're on this journey alone, craving a community of like-minded individuals who understand and support your passion for speaking and storytelling? Maybe you're struggling to find your people, those who will genuinely have your back as you...

Episode 175: The Art of an Email that Gets a Response

Episode 175: The Art of an Email that Gets a Response

Have you ever been talking to an event planner, and then it just goes silent? You know, those dreaded ghosting situations. Maybe you've exchanged 1 or 2 emails. Maybe you've sent her a 1 sheet or even a video. Maybe you've had a call, and she said, well, let me check...

Episode 174: Repurpose Your Message for more Impact

Episode 174: Repurpose Your Message for more Impact

You have an impactful keynote message that has resonated with your audience, and now you're being asked to adapt it into a workshop format. How do you go about making this transition? In this episode, I am walking you through a compelling example of how I used my own...

Episode 173: Invest in You

Episode 173: Invest in You

Think about this - God's given you a message, and it isn't for you to keep, but for you to share. He's trusted you with this story, not for you to sit on it, but to pass it on. You see, it's all about how God's worked wonders in your life, and there's someone out...

Episode 172: Your Speaker Goals for 2024

Episode 172: Your Speaker Goals for 2024

  Entering into a new year is an exciting time for setting goals and envisioning the future. In the first episode of 2024, I'm diving into the importance of goal setting and planning for those in the speaking industry. I'll emphasize the significance of having a clear...

Replay: The Elements of a Speaker One Sheet

Replay: The Elements of a Speaker One Sheet

Today, we're diving into a crucial speaker toolkit component: the one sheet. I'll provide valuable insights into what constitutes an effective one-sheet for speakers looking to get booked and make a lasting impression on event planners. I'll also cover essential...

Episode 171: How to Ask an Event Planner to Book you to Speak

Episode 171: How to Ask an Event Planner to Book you to Speak

Do you want to know how to confidently ask an event planner to book you for their next event? Maybe you've struggled with finding the right approach for this crucial conversation. In this episode, I walk you through the essential steps to ensure you are the speaker...