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 116: Do you Need a Christmas Message

Episode 116: Do you Need a Christmas Message

Do you need a Christmas message? The short answer would be no; you don't NEED a Christmas message. But what happens if you WANT to add a Christmas message to your repertoire? To answer that, you need to ask yourself a few questions first. Want to know what they are?...

Episode 115: Creating Social Media Content

Episode 115: Creating Social Media Content

Does the very thought of social media make you cringe? I get it. It can be hard when you get on there and see that everyone seems to have a perfect life. Can I stop you there? Remember that it's not about you – it's about what God has done in your life. If you want to...

Episode 114: Speaker Event Checklist

Episode 114: Speaker Event Checklist

  Getting ready for your speaking engagement requires a lot of preparation, right? You've got your speaker agreement, contract, and when and where you're scheduled – and that's just the beginning. On top of being nervous about speaking, you might be worried about...

Episode 113: Crafting a Message Your Audience Will Remember

Episode 113: Crafting a Message Your Audience Will Remember

Have you ever been inspired by a speaker at an event and then forgotten their message immediately after you left? Maybe you were touched by what the speaker shared at the moment but left without really remembering what they taught. Or maybe you were lucky enough to...

Episode 112: Why are You a Speaker?

Episode 112: Why are You a Speaker?

Have you ever thought about why you became or want to become a speaker? Maybe God has put a passion in your heart to speak. Or you're an author or aspiring author who wants to share the message of your book once it is published. Whatever your reason, I want to give...

Episode 111: Speaking with Confidence

Episode 111: Speaking with Confidence

Have you crafted your message to what feels like perfection? Perhaps you can already imagine your delivery, how it will impact your audience and how it will make you feel to give that closing statement. But maybe, when the time comes, you don't have the confidence to...

Episode 110: Creating a Message of the One

Episode 110: Creating a Message of the One

What happens when you craft a message that doesn't solve any specific problem? It misses the mark. It doesn't make an impact. It ends up being just your story without having a lasting impact on anyone. If you've sat through a message like that, you know how...

Episode 109: Why You Need a Signature Message

Episode 109: Why You Need a Signature Message

Do you ever wonder why you should only have one signature message? Is it okay if you have more than one? The number of messages you want is entirely up to you, but as you know, crafting and building a message can take days, weeks, and even months. Too many messages at...

Episode 108: Five Tips to Using a Slide Show while Speaking

Episode 108: Five Tips to Using a Slide Show while Speaking

Are you a speaker who uses slideshows to present? There's nothing wrong with that, but let me ask you this... would you still be able to communicate your message if something went wrong with the tech? I know it's a scary thought, but it's an unfortunate reality. If...