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Welcome to my PAID to $PEAK Webinar Series!

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Videos within my PAID to $PEAK webinar series provide a comprehensive overview of my speaking business, how to launch into PAID professional speaking and how to maximize speaking fee.


Each video is a 60-minute recording in my virtual studio walking you through the content and process.  I'll be adding MORE webinars to this collection below.  Currently available are the following videos:

  • How to Become a PAID Professional Speaker (PAID to $PEAK overview)

  • How to Become a TEDx Speaker

  • How to Find PAID Speaking Opportunities

  • How to Become a Published Author and Leverage Books in Speaking 

  • Backend Systems I use in my Speaking Business

  • How to Maximize Speaking FEE in proposals and contracts

  • PAID Speaking Opportunities at COLLEGES

  • How to Set Up a Virtual Studio on a Budget!

  • How to Set Speaking and Knowing WHEN and WHAT to Charge!

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But first ... thank you for supporting the Foundation of HOPE.   50% of your purchase of this webinar series goes directly to support a wonderful non-profit that I'm supporting - the Foundation of HOPE.   

The Foundation of HOPE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides seed grant funding for research on mental illness.  As someone who battled depression as a teenager, I believe in the mission and purpose of the Foundation of HOPE.

***  Why does the Foundation of HOPE matter to me?  Because I battled through depression as a teenager.  I'm lucky to be alive.  My background is why I felt inspired and called to speak.  


Watch my most recent TEDx talk, PURE Vulnerability, and you'll better understand why I'm so passionate about speaking, sharing my message of "hope" with audiences and how my speaking journey began.

Now back to the PAID to $PEAK Webinar Series!!


Below are the topics, recorded videos and presentation slide decks within my PAID to $PEAK Webinar Series.  As I continue to offer webinars occasionally, I'll be continually adding to this library below!

You can purchase an individual video or you can purchase the entire Webinar Series.  Remember, 50% of your payment is donated to the Foundation of HOPE!  Thank you  ;) 

** If you purchase the entire Webinar Series, I'll include a 30 minute 1:1 coaching call as additional support and appreciation.  

** Don't forget my PAID to $PEAK Online Course and my TEDx Speaker Training!

How to Become a PAID Professional Speaker:  PAID to $PEAK Overview

Here's an overview of my entire PAID to $PEAK process and how I launched into professional speaking and continue to run my speaking business.


Download the presentation slide deck (click here) and follow along during the presentation while taking notes!

If you don't have a copy of PAID to $PEAK, visit here.

How to Find TEDx Speaking Engagements and Speak on the TEDx Stage

Learn what it takes to prepare a TEDx submission and how to find TEDx speaking opportunities!  I've been honored to speak multiple times for TEDx, organized a premier TEDx event, served as a Speaker Coach for multiple TEDx events and coached hundreds of speakers on TEDx.


Download the presentation slide deck (click here) and follow along during the presentation while taking notes!

To take advantage of my TEDx training, visit here!


How to Become a Published Author ... and leverage books with your speaking contracts! 

A book is not required to start speaking, but I feel it's required if you want to get PAID consistently and maximize your speaking fee!  What's it costing you NOT having a book?  Watch this video!  Moreover, your book is akin to your speeches ... only difference is format of delivery!


Download the presentation slide deck (click here) and follow along during the presentation while taking notes!

My book PAID to $PEAK includes a BONUS Module on "How to Write, Publish and Promote your Book in 90 Days!" ... visit here to get your copy


Backend Systems I use in my Speaking Business -- one of my most important videos!

This is one of the most important videos I've ever shared because it's the SYSTEMS I use in my speaking business which serve as the GLUE holding everything together.  Systems are essential and many do NOT cost me a dime!  The systems I do pay for pay for themselves over and over!


Download the presentation slide deck (click here) and follow along during the presentation while taking notes!


How to MAXIMIZE Speaking FEE in proposals and contracts


Maximizing speaking fee is not about UP-selling.  Rather, it's about adding more value in your speaking contracts.  I've found meeting planners and association executives who hire me appreciate it when I offer them Options 1, 2 and 3 in a speaking proposal.  Learn how I do this in my video which allows me to not only get the engagement but also earn 20-30% MORE!


Download the presentation slide deck (click here) and follow along during the presentation while taking notes!

How to find PAID Speaking Opportunities at Colleges and Universities

College speaking is my roots --- it's where my speaking started.  I also dedicate my entire journey into speaking inside the Preface of my book PAID to $PEAK.  I've presented for over 500 colleges and universities, high schools and various educator groups and conferences.  I never spoke with the purpose of getting PAID but I quickly learned that speaking to YOUTH audiences and professional educators can be quite lucrative.  There are so many events for speakers at every institution and educator conference!

Download the presentation slide deck (click here) and follow along during the presentation while taking notes!


How to Set UP a Virtual Studio ... on a budget! (My equipment list included)

I nothing NOTHING about virtual studio set up or equipment prior to the pandemic.  Once I pushed through the learning curve and invested in coaching to help, my virtual studio investment PAID me back in dividends!  I'm still benefitting from being hired for both IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL presentations and HYBRID events because of my virtual studio professionalism.


This video outlines backdrop, lighting, sound, video, a multi-camera ATEM Mini switcher and how to set it up!! We take you in front of the camera and behind the camera to show you everything!


This video is for all levels of tech savvy … whether you’re just starting out virtually or trying to up your game, learn how to design a professional looking virtual studio.


How to Use and Record with the ATEM Mini Switcher!  (Pro versus Standard) 

The ATEM Mini Switcher has been my DIFFERENTIATOR and a GAME CHANGER for my speaking business!  It's so easy to use and provides multiple camera angle views.


In this video, I'm showing how to use and record with the ATEM Mini switcher. I'm comparing the Pro versus the Standard version showing you how the ATEM Mini switcher records, multi-view out, picture in picture feature, and what all the HDMI inputs and outputs look like. If you're considering buying the ATEM Mini switcher, watch this video!! If you're having difficulties with your ATEM Mini switcher, watch this video!


'Show and Tell' Virtual Home Studio:  Mike Mooney and Kevin Snyder

THE Mike Mooney and I take you behind-the-scenes to show you our home virtual studios.  Both Mike and I started with practically NO tech knowledge and taught ourselves.

1:30 -- Mike explains his level of tech savvy-ness (low!) before making his studio

4:20 -- Mike shows his different camera angles and explains purpose of each

6:40 -- Mike talks about the reaction and fist impressions he commonly hears

7:00 -- Mike shares more about why virtual impressions matter for business owners

9:30 -- Kevin shows you his different angles and the Go Pro "fun" angle

10:00 -- Kevin explains how much space he actually has in his studio area

11:30 -- Kevin shows you his moveable standing walls 16:30 -- Mike and Kevin talk about the learning curve of having a studio

20:22 -- Mike's brilliant tip for helping him use his switcher buttons

22:45 -- Tips on utilizing space and deciding on a backdrop 23:25 -- Kevin shares how many speaking engagements have resulted from his studio

25:30 -- Mike's advice for where to start and what to do first!

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