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 81: Engage Your Audience

Episode 81: Engage Your Audience

How do you engage your audience? Is having an engaged audience that important? Why is any of this essential for a speaker? If these questions have been creeping up in the back of your mind, you're in luck. Today, I'm talking all about engaging your audience and...

Episode 80: Do You Want to Publish a Book with Athena Dean Holtz

Episode 80: Do You Want to Publish a Book with Athena Dean Holtz

Are you an aspiring author? Or maybe you are in the throes of writing your book? Perhaps you were wondering how and what happens with a publisher? You're in luck because today, we will dive into this and more with Athena Dean Holtz!  Athena is the founder and...

Episode 79: Social Media for Speakers

Episode 79: Social Media for Speakers

Why is social media special for speakers? How do you use socials to connect with others? How many people have you met on social media in the past couple of years? I am pretty sure that your answer will be "a lot!" Don't miss what I'd like for you to do this week!...

Episode 78: Is Activate Your Speaking Career for You?

Episode 78: Is Activate Your Speaking Career for You?

Has God given you a message? Do you feel like you should share it? Well, absolutely, you should. God will equip you to share it, and he will provide for you to share it. Some of that provision comes from training, connections, and how people will pay your fee. Today,...

Episode 77: How to Prepare for Your Speaking Event

Episode 77: How to Prepare for Your Speaking Event

  What do you bring to an event planner? Maybe you're wondering what do you expect from an event planner? Or, what can you do to help prepare you and the event planner? I'll answer these questions and more. Being a speaker is really about serving. It's about serving...

Episode 76: Step Up to Speak

Episode 76: Step Up to Speak

  What does it mean to step up and speak? And I know you are thinking, "Mary, we've talked about this before.", and you're right on that. When I talk about stepping into your calling, it has nothing to do with you. Stepping into speaking is all about who God has...

Episode 75: Getting Booked to Speak on Route 66

Episode 75: Getting Booked to Speak on Route 66

  Have you, yes you, thought about creating your very own speaking tour? Some of you may or may not know that I have done this for a long time. Stay with me here. I promise you won't regret it. We will take a trip down memory lane, and I'll share all the details about...

Episode 74: Master Your Message

Episode 74: Master Your Message

Are you ready to master your message in 2022? What if I told you, you could do this with me for free in my Master Your Message 10-day challenge that starts February 15th? In this episode, I'm sharing all about this challenge with you.  Don't forget about ACTIVATE at...

Episode 73: Should a Speaker Have a Podcast?

Episode 73: Should a Speaker Have a Podcast?

  Should a speaker have a podcast? Does a speaker need a podcast? If you've ever asked yourself those questions or think that having a podcast would be fun, then today's episode is for you! Alana and I will cover these questions and so much more. Alana Dawson is a...