If you are already a success in your profession and have been looking for a business to launch, then this is the obvious next step for you.
In five short weeks, you launch your profitable speaking business, get personal guidance from Bridgett via five live group coaching calls, PLUS you write a book that's ready for publication.
Paid to Speak gives you everything I wish I'd known before spending tens of thousands of dollars on services, bootcamps, and workshops that didn't directly speak to how use my expertise to build a professional speaking business from scratch. This means starting with no contacts. No website. No massive following.
I've created this course so you do not make the mistakes I made.
You first work on what you must complete right away to get your business up and running, then you make plans to enhance and grow your business while identifying additional viable revenue streams.
This program this can be done as you continue to work a full-time position or in preparation to transition to pursuing a full-time passion of speaking. And the bonus is you have access to the content for the lifetime of the program.
You do not have to do everything right now. You don't. Start at a level that's comfortable for you, and no matter what, keep moving forward.
Get ready to get paid to speak.
Wondering if this is a good fit for you? Visit www.callwithbridgett.com to schedule a no-obligation call with Bridgett. It'll be the best 30 minutes you ever spent working on the next step in your professional career.
Bridgett McGowen is an award-winning international professional speaker, a 2019-2020 official Forbes Coaches Council member, an author, and the owner of an independent publishing company. “Talks too much” was the consistent comment she received on her elementary school report cards, therefore, she figured she may as well do something with that "gift" and become a professional speaker!
Bridgett began her professional career teaching and tutoring for the Lone Star College System in the Houston, Texas area, then she went on to teach at Prairie View A&M University, a part of the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS), as well as University of Phoenix where she taught online Communication courses for more than a decade. Bridgett is a member of the Association for Talent Development, a past member of the National Speakers Association, and a member of International Society of Female Professionals.
Bridgett has earned a bachelor's degree in communication as well as a master's degree. She has received the Master Presenter Award from University of Texas at Austin and two Fearless International Speaker Awards from Canada-based One Woman and has spoken on programs alongside notable figures such as
- Former President Barack Obama
- Oprah Winfrey
- Shonda Rhimes
- Alex Rodriguez
- Deepak Chopra
- Jada Pinkett Smith
- Chip Gaines
- Katie Couric
It was her work with TAMUS that moved her to become a faculty development consultant for an educational technology company, designing and delivering scores of high-impact webinars and workshops that cause audiences to bubble over with enthusiasm all across the globe.
Since 2001, she's been a professional speaker, and it was 2016 when she launched her professional speaking business out of necessity -- she was laid off. When she gets a microphone in her hand, there's no doubt that she owns it and that she loves what she does.
In 2019, she wrote and published two books, REAL TALK: What Other Experts Won't Tell You About How to Make Presentations That Sizzle and Rise and Sizzle: Daily Communication and Presentation Strategies for Sales, Business, and Higher Ed Pros. In January 2020, she wrote and published Show Up and Show Out: 52 Communication Habits to Make You Unforgettable. Weeks later in February 2020, she compiled and published Own the Microphone: How 50 of the World's Most Ambitious Professional Speakers Launched Their Careers (And How You Can, Too!). In June 2020, she also compiled and published Triumph Over the Trials and Redesign Your 9-to-5: Advice and Strategies from 50 of the World's Most Ambitious Business Owners and EntrepreneursEntrepreneurs.
Any chance she gets to travel with her family, kick off her shoes, play in the sand, and enjoy a gorgeous sunset ... any chance she gets to simply enjoy life ... she does, and she encourages others to do so, too!
StartWelcome to Week 1!
StartWORK: Your Vision and Mission Statements
StartREAD and WORK: What Model Fits You?
StartREVIEW and WORK: Create Your Business Plan
StartWORK: Establish Yourself as a Business
StartWORK: Prepare to Accept Payments
StartWORK: The Email Addresses and Pages Your Website Must Have
StartWORK: Your Plan for Writing a Book in Five Weeks
StartWelcome to Week 3!
StartREVIEW: Go From Prospect to Contract (PPT)
StartWORK: Plan to Get Booked AND 2500+ Places to Find Speaking Engagements
StartREVIEW and WORK: Always Have a Contract In Place
StartREVIEW and WORK: Call and Email Scripts
StartWORK: Make It Easy for Prospects to Get in Touch With You
StartREVIEW: How Emails, Sequences, Templates, and Contracts All Fit Together
StartREVIEW: How to Confidently Discuss Your Fee
StartREVIEW AND WORK: Assemble Your Team
StartREVIEW: Three Online Profiles to Improve Your Visibility
StartWORK: Write Your Book