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 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...

Episode 98: How to Craft Your Story in Your Message

Episode 98: How to Craft Your Story in Your Message

  How do you paint the picture of your story? What are you doing to draw people into your message? C'mon, let's talk about it!   Want to chat outside the podcast? I'd love to have you on my mailing list! Y'all will find lots of resources there, including my free...

Episode 97: Speaking & the Current Economy

Episode 97: Speaking & the Current Economy

  Are your speaker friends worried about the economy? Or maybe you're the one feeling this way? Then don't miss today's short but significant episode.   Want to chat outside the podcast? Then make sure to join my email list! I always try to include a fun find for...

Episode 96: How to Title Your Message

Episode 96: How to Title Your Message

Have you ever heard a course title that was catchy and fun but didn't really explain what the course contained? That's not what you want, especially when it comes to booking a speaking engagement! So, stay tuned...   Want to chat outside the podcast? Great! Be sure to...

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,...