Calling all Author Speakers.
Let’s take your message from the page to the stage.
Don’t limit your emPact to the page. Bring your book’s message to stages!
The Author emPact Summit helps authors build or grow a professional speaking business.
Share your skills, inspire others and give your book a new platform to inspire from. Your experiences hold meaning, and you’re a catalyst for change. Your story matters, and it’s time to bring it to a literal stage. Many authors have their eyes on the stage, but to grow a speaking business, you need the marketing assets to make it happen. Perfect your message, craft your marketing messaging and create your marketing assets—including video and photo assets—to grow as a professional speaker during the Author emPact Summit taking place September 22-24, 2023.
The stage is ready for you, but are you ready for it?
There is a difference between a speaker and a professional one (and definitely a difference between an unpaid speaker and a paid one)! Our goal is to ensure you have the marketing guidance, insights and resources to up-level you as a paid professional speaker… one who lifts your message from your book’s pages and shares it on stages.
Participate in the Author emPact Summit and benefit from …
Author emPact Summit: Pages to Stages
September 22-24, 2023 | Greater Louisville, Kentucky Area
This Summit is designed for author speakers who are ready to level up their speaking business. Navigate the tabs below to learn more about the agenda and each meaningful part of the Author emPact Summit.
Day 1: September 22
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Day 2: September 23
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Day 3: September 24
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
To build or grow a speaking business, you need tools.
Is your message focused and clear? Is it easy to articulate helping you to secure paid speaking engagements? Is it audience-centric and one that companies will invest in?
Authors who want to share their message on stages need marketing tools to make that happen. We are poised to help you create yours during the Author emPact Summit.
During the Summit benefit from group and one-on-one strategy sessions to help you…
- Focus your speaking topic and clarify your marketing messaging to help sell it.
- Perfect your author bio and speaker introduction.
- Uncover value-add opportunities to leverage your book and increase sales.
- Develop a speaker one-sheet, an industry-standard tool to help secure engagements. (Development is included in event.)
Your visual story should complement your written and spoken ones.
Every author is navigating several stories. The written one (obviously) is shared through books. The spoken one (of course) is gifted from stages. The visual one, however, is a story that some authors overlook. A single photo can be game-changing for an author; imagine what multiple branded photos can do for you!
Photos will be taken during the event, and you can expect to receive…
- 2 digital author headshots
- A 30-minute mini brand photo session which includes 5 digital brand photos
- 4 digital photos of you speaking on stage
These photos will be incorporated in your speaker-one sheet and serve as great assets to utilize in building your author platform, specifically when it comes to websites, social media and marketing materials to support your author speaker efforts.
Show them you mean business … speaking business that is.
It’s one thing to write your message; it’s another thing to speak it. When companies invest in bringing your message to their team, they want to see you in action. That’s where a speaker reel comes in!
During the Summit, we will capture footage needed to create your speaker reel which includes an author interview, testimonials and footage of you sharing your core message on two speaking platforms. A 2-3 minute speaker reel is a meaningful outcome of this event and will position you to build or grow your speaking business.
Here’s what you can expect during the event…
- You will have a 30-minute video interview to help package your message and share your story.
- At least two speaking opportunities where you will have 5 minutes to present your core message for footage and photo capture. We will help you identify the core messages needed, and deep breaths, no keynote is required!
- All authors in attendance will provide brief but meaningful testimonials to incorporate into one another’s videos.
If you want to build or grow a speaking business, meeting planners will need (and want) to see you in action on stage!
What is included in your investment?
The Author emPact Summit is an emPactful (and cost effective) solution for you to get the marketing tools you need to build or grow your speaking business. The Pages to Stages Summit is a $5,800+ value at a $2,950 investment. Below outlines specifics of what is included with that investment.
The Author emPact Summit includes:
- Multiple group and 1:1 strategy sessions
- A 2-3 minute speaker reel
- 5 digital photos from an branding photo session
- 2 digital photos from a headshot photo session
- 4 digital photos from speaking opportunities
- A 2-page digital speaker one-sheet, an industry-specific tool to secure speaking engagements.
Meet your Author emPact Summit team.
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Secure your spot at the Pages to Stages Summit.
We can’t wait to see you there!