Amplify Your Career as a Professional Speaker

Attend our three-day workshop to learn the right techniques to build your marketing and presentation skills!

December 8-10, 2023 (Kansas City) or November 8-10, 2024 (Chattanooga, TN)

Meet Your VIP Speaker

Vincent Ivan Phipps, M.A., CSP (Certified Speaking Professional)
First and only Certified Speaking Professional in Chattanooga, TN
1% of the World’s Speakers / Trainers
11 Years in the National Speakers Association
Author of Lead Out Loud
10 Years Global Speakers Feder.
Owner of Communication VIP
Past – President of NSA TN
2x Winner of Top 3 Small Bus.
10 Years Global Speakers Feder.
A+ Rating BBB (0 Complaints)
Given 4,000+ paid speeches
26 Years as a pro speaker
Business of the Year (2020)
36 Graduates since 2015

Pro Speaker’s Kit
Learn How to Get Paid to Speak!

What content is covered?

Learn the INDUSTRY
  • Who hires speakers?
  • How do we get booked?
  • How do we get found?
  • What are the types of professional speakers?
  • What do event planners want from a speaker?
  • What do audiences expect from their speaker?
Develop your MARKETING
  • What should be included in a website?
  • What should my documentation include?
  • Who are the professional speaking groups?
  • What will bureaus/planners request?
  • How do I increase my brand visibility (SEO)?
  • What is needed to be seen as an expert?
  • What types of contracts should I have?
  • How do I determine my fee/rate?
  • What policies should I include?
  • How do I grow my speaking business?
  • What negotiation questions should I ask?
  • How can I scale my speaking career?
Understand the TECHNOLOGY
  • What speaking software is recommended?
  • What equipment should I have as a speaker?
  • Which payment methods should I offer?
  • How do I track prospective clients?
  • What online resources should I use?
  • How can I engage my customers?
  • How do I customize my content?
  • What is needed to identify demographics?
  • How do I modify my contracts?
  • What is the best way to monetize speaking?
  • How do I confidentially negotiate?
  • What is the process to close speaking deals?
  • How do I master presentation confidence?
  • How do I identify my purpose?
  • How should I outline my message?
  • How do I adapt my delivery?
  • How can I effectively engage audiences?
  • What can I do to increase my preparation?

The Agenda



Learn the 5 levels of speaking
Understand income potential.
Identify the types of speakers.
Find who books speakers.
Know what planners want.
Confirm the forms needed.
Know the organizations.
Take professional headshots.
Negotiate fees and rates.
Find speaking opportunities.


Market your expertise.
Validate your niche.
Personalize your delivery.
Develop content.
Outline objectives.
Tailor your responses.
Learn the proposal process.
Customize proposals.
Learn Fee, Flee, or Free.
Use Clarity Questions.


Review the content of Days 1 & 2.
Confirm target audiences.
Identify a problem you solve.
Personalize your motivation.
Validate your topic expertise.
Practice delivery.
Record T.R.U.E. message.
Negotiate using P.A.I.D.
Present development plan.
Receive certificates.
Expect to speak.
Know that you will be video recorded and critiqued every day.
Expect to engage.
Share your experiences and expertise.
Expect to stumble.
Practice patience over perfection.
Expect to laugh!
Have fun learning your new professional speaking business.
Expect to cry!
Know there will be some “a-ha” life moments during PSK.

Ready to learn, speak, and laugh?