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 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...

Episode 170: How to Connect to  Your Audience

Episode 170: How to Connect to Your Audience

Do you want to learn how to truly connect with your audience when speaking? Maybe you struggle with making a meaningful impact during your presentations. In this episode, I'm sharing valuable insights on engaging with your audience and authentically creating a...

Episode 169: Polishing Your Speaker Presentation Skills

Episode 169: Polishing Your Speaker Presentation Skills

Do you want to captivate your audience with powerful presentation skills? Maybe you struggle with delivering your message effectively. In this episode, I'm sharing valuable insights on mastering the art of presentation. Delivery is almost everything. I say almost...

Episode 168: What Is Your Message?

Episode 168: What Is Your Message?

  The next four episodes are what I'm calling "5 Minutes with Mary." These episodes will be short and sweet - you are still getting those nuggets of wisdom while enjoying the holiday season! Do you want to find your message and make a powerful impact when you speak?...

Episode 167: How to Tell Someone You’re a Speaker

Episode 167: How to Tell Someone You’re a Speaker

Do you struggle to confidently articulate what you do as a speaker? Maybe you stumble over your words when someone asks, "So, what do you do?" If so, don't worry, I've got you! Today, we will dive into crafting a persuasive pitch story that will captivate our audience...

Episode 165: What is Your Big God-Sized Dream?

Episode 165: What is Your Big God-Sized Dream?

Have you ever had a big dream that almost feels too scary to share? So big that you're afraid to say it out loud? When we’re able to understand the truth of how God has placed our dreams within us and they will become reality in His timing, we gain confidence in the...

Episode 164: Creating a Workshop from Your Keynote Message

Episode 164: Creating a Workshop from Your Keynote Message

Are you a Christian speaker looking to expand your reach and impact? Have you considered transforming your keynote message into an interactive workshop? It may seem daunting to take a message that you would typically stand on a stage and share with an audience and...

Episode 163: What is Influence for a Speaker?

Episode 163: What is Influence for a Speaker?

Do you feel like you need a large platform and countless social media followers to make an impact as a Christian speaker? In this episode, I’ll be exploring the concept of influence and share a valuable perspective on how it is important but not in the way we might...