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 162: How to Handle Being Uninvited as a Speaker

Episode 162: How to Handle Being Uninvited as a Speaker

  Do you ever feel hurt or disappointed when you're not invited to speak at an event? Have you ever been uninvited by an event planner? You can experience a range of emotions when you find yourself in one of these situations, anywhere from hurt feelings to thinking...

Episode 161: The Power of a Retreat for Speakers

Episode 161: The Power of a Retreat for Speakers

  Do you feel like you pour out so much for others but rarely take the time to fill yourself up? Have you ever considered going on a retreat? Retreats are a powerful resource for individuals in creative fields, but especially for Christian speakers!  Whether you take...

Episode 158: Mary Answers MORE Speaker Questions

Episode 158: Mary Answers MORE Speaker Questions

As a speaker, have you ever experienced that moment of panic where you’ve forgotten everything on stage? Have you struggled to connect with a tough audience? Are you wrestling with a large message, and how to help your audience feel connected to it? In another episode...

Episode 157: Mary Answers Your Speaker Questions

Episode 157: Mary Answers Your Speaker Questions

Do you have burning questions about becoming a professional speaker? Want to know how to refine your message, narrow your focus, or navigate event planning? Today, I’ll answer these questions (submitted by listeners, like you!) and I’ll provide specific, beneficial...

Episode 156: What do you NEED to be a Professional Speaker?

Episode 156: What do you NEED to be a Professional Speaker?

Are you wondering what it takes to be a professional speaker? Do you feel overwhelmed by all the "must-haves" and "shoulds" that others are telling you? We tend to complicate things by setting rigid expectations and absolutes. There are more than a few misconceptions...

Episode 155: How to Tell the World You Are a Speaker

Episode 155: How to Tell the World You Are a Speaker

Are you self-conscious about telling the world you're a speaker? Do you find it challenging to own your calling and share it with others? Being a speaker is not dependent on having a full-time job or extensive stage experience, but rather on the calling God has placed...

Episode 154: Chase the Dream God’s Given You

Episode 154: Chase the Dream God’s Given You

Do you know that because God has given you this dream of being a skilled speaker, He will equip you for your mission? Are you ready to embrace the highs and navigate the lows as you embark on this path of sharing your message with the world?  Both of these start with...