Becoming a Professional Speaker: Building Your Game Plan

For full details, please visit theFIVE STAR website.

This two day session is geared for athletes, coaches, professional speakers, corporate executives and those who are interested in learning how to build and grow a thriving, professional speaking career!

The expertise of your coaches covers many facets of being a professional speaker. Our team of experts will guide you through the key strategies of taking your “story" and turning it into a business that powerfully impacts lives and creates sustainable and lasting revenue generation for you. Whether you are seeking to become a full-time professional speaker or to use speaking as a way to bolster your other ventures, you will get both the strategy and the tactics necessary to leverage those opportunities.

Conference Agenda [subject to change]:

Day 1
5:00pm Registration
6:30-7:30pmWelcome Reception
7:30-8:15pm Industry Overview/ Kickoff presentation 
8:15-10:00pm Fireside Chat - Informal gathering with Q&A

Day 2
7:30-8:30am Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:45am Introduction
8:45-10:45amBranding – What’s Your Story / Steve Gardner, Owner FIVE STAR Speakers & Trainers & Melissa Johnson, President, Velvet Suite
11:00-12:00pmSocial Media – The New Way to Market Yourself / Lon Safko, Author The Social Media Bible
12:00-1:00pmLunch on your own
1:00-2:00pm Product Development – How to Leverage Your Message! / Steve Gardner
2:00-3:00pm Publish or Perish / David Hancock, CEO of Morgan James Publishing
3:00-3:15pm Break
3:15-4:15pm Public Relations, How to Make it Work for You / Rick Frishman, CEO of Morgan James Publishing
4:15-5:00pm Build your Game Plan / Next Steps /Jim Jacobus
6:30-8:30pm Dinner (optional - dinner on-site)

Day 3
7:30-8:45am Continental Breakfast
8:45-10:45am Creating Self Discipline for Success / Leonard Wheeler
10:45-11:00am Break
11:00-12:00am Working with Bureaus and Agents / Steve Gardner
12:00-1:00pmLunch on your own
1:00-2:00pm Running it Like a Business – Systems, Checklists & Processes / Steve Gardner
2:00-3:00pm Presentation Skills / Fred Hickman, David Washington, Steve Gardner
3:00-3:15pm Break

3:15-4:00pm Next Steps – Now What? / Steve Gardner & Leonard Wheeler

The Mansion on Peachtree

3376 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

When: April 19-21, 2009
Investment: $727 per person

For lodging reservations: 404.995.7500 or

Name Sales End Price
Admit One Person - $727 Ended $727

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