Becoming a Professional Speaker: Building Your Game Plan

For full details, please visit the FIVE 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
6:30-7:30pm Welcome 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
8:45-10:45am Branding – What’s Your Story / Steve Gardner, Owner FIVE STAR Speakers & Trainers & Melissa Johnson, President, Velvet Suite
10:45-11:00am Break
11:00-12:00pmSocial Media – The New Way to Market Yourself / Lon Safko, Author The Social Media Bible
12:00-1:00pm Lunch 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
12:00-1:00pm Lunch 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

On the Web

Becoming a Professional Speaker: Building Your Game Plan

Eventbrite - FIVE STAR Speakers & Trainers presents Becoming a Professional Speaker: Building Your Game Plan - Sunday, March 8, 2009 - Tuesday, March 10, …

How to Become a Motivational Speaker: 12 Steps (with Pictures)

How to Become a Motivational Speaker. ... plan. Advertise your motivational speeches, sell tickets for cheap or speak for free until you build your brand and ...

How to Become a Motivational Speaker -

Professional speaker Jonathan Sprinkles, offers tips on how to get paid for speaking services. He claims that you need to consider yourself an "interpreneur," as a ...

Become a Motivational Speaker - FabJob

I had been intimidated to enter into the professional speaking field, ... "The Fabjob book on 'How to become a Motivational Speaker' has helped me out a lot!

Better Public Speaking - Communication Skills From ...

Learn how to become a ... you can use the following strategies to become a better speaker and presenter. Plan ... Public speaking can lead your "fight or ...

Become a Well Paid Motivational Speaker In 12 Weeks,Public ...

How to become well known ... career as a professional keynote speaker". Become a motivational speaker, become a public speaker ...

How to Start a Motivational Speaker Business | eHow

Plan Ahead; Make It Last; Investing. Building Wealth; Balancing a Portfolio; Managing Your Money; More eHow. ... How to Become a Motivational Speaker & Get Paid.

How to Become A Motivational Speaker - Motivational ...

How to Become A Motivational Speaker. ... "How to Start and Build a Successful Paid Motivational Speaking ... To YOU In Your Professional Motivational Speaking ...

How to Become a Professional Home Designer - Career …

Why not consider a career as a Professional Building Designer? ... Your first step in becoming a Professional Building Designer is to enroll in training courses in ...

Careers & Work - How To Information | eHow

Take your career to new heights. Our expert advice will help you land a job, navigate complicated work situations, get a raise or promotion or jumpstart a new career.

How to Become a Professional Soccer Player: 14 Steps

How to Become a Professional Soccer Player. 714,902 views; ... to build your technical ... Keep your head in the game and dedicate your game time to thinking …

Active Listening - Communication Skills Training from ...

To enhance your listening skills, ... Give the speaker your undivided attention, ... Start using active listening today to become a better communicator, ...

Dream Careers - Find Your Dream Career at

FabJob Guide to Become a Motivational Speaker : FabJob Guide to Become a ... FabJob Guide to Become a Professional ... FabJob Guide to Become a Video Game ...

Al Duncan - Official Site

"With the motivational speaker arena saturated, ... It’s a great resource for helping them to create a plan for accomplishing ... Helping Young People Build a ...

How to Start a Consulting Business - Entrepreneur

Learn how to start your own business ... raising consultant before starting your business. Am I qualified to become a ... idea and develop a game plan.

How to build your own Arcade System | Todd Moore

... was a highly polished professional arcade ... above the pre-cut speaker holes. Keep in mind that your arcade can ... building your own arcade ...

106 Tips to Become a Master Connector - Life Optimizer

Create a Relationship Action Plan There is a process involved in building ... dividing your life between professional and ... How to become a master connector ...

How to become a property developer | PrimeLocation

... investors & developer guides / How to become a ... Dabble in this game at your ... it's imperative that you build in your best chance of making a ...

Is Your Home Boring? Try These Home Improvement Tips For ...

Messages Talk with people from different countries and ask them for tips on your next travel. Make some new friends. My Account Edit your details, ...

Writing a Career Action Plan - Why You Need One

According to Individualized Career Plan ... individualized career development plans -- are becoming important instruments that counselors and others are using to ...