Calling all Author Speakers.

Let’s take your message from the page to the stage.

  • Get focused support to build a speaking business.
  • Walk away with marketing assets to help sell your message.
  • Become equipped to grow as a professional speaker.
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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.

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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 …

  • Gaining clarity on your speaking topics and messaging to promote it.
  • Development of a speaker one-sheet, a must-have in the industry.
  • A few brief speaking opportunities to support photo and video asset capture. (Full keynotes are not allotted time for.)
  • Development of a 2-3 minute speaker reel to promote speaking efforts.
  • Author headshots, branding photo session and professional photos of you speaking.
  • Networking with other authors who are building or growing their speaking business, too.

Author emPact Summit: Pages to Stages

2024 Date to Be Announced Soon | 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.

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Day 1: September 22

10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • Meet + Greet
  • Lunch Included
  • Group Marketing Strategy Sessions
  • One-on-One Strategy Sessions
  • Headshot and Branding Sessions

Day 2: September 23

8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • Breakfast + Lunch Included
  • Headshot and Branding Sessions
  • Video Interview Sessions
  • Speaking Opportunities
  • Group Strategy Sessions
  • One-on-One Strategy Sessions

Day 3: September 24

8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Breakfast Included
  • Marketing Strategy Sessions
  • Marketing Material Development
  • Wrap Up and Send Off

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.)
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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.

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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!

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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.

Have a few short opportunities to speak to the group at large in a formal setting. There are at least two different stage settings to provide a variety of footage for the speaker reel and speaking photo shots. Authors can (and should) bring at least two changes of clothes for their speaking opportunities. To prepare for these opportunities, we will leverage the strategy sessions the day before to identify the core elements of their keynote and/or workshops and highlight the messaging we want to integrate into the video.

Provide brief but meaningful testimonials for other authors/speakers in attendance. Testimonials will be incorporated into speaker reels for each author and serve as insights into the strengths each author has with their speaking efforts. Participate in b-roll footage that will be utilized in all speaker reels as well.

Participate in a 30-minute author brand photo session and receive 5 digital photos from the session. Participate in a headshot photo shoot and receive 2 digital photos from the session. Also receive 4 digital photos from you speaking in front of the group. Participate in a 30-minute author video interview that will be incorporated in the speaker reel.

Engage in multiple group and one-on-one strategy sessions designed to perfect marketing tools needed for their speaking business, which includes speaker pitch and key messaging, speaker bio, speaker introduction, speaker one-sheet, speaking topics, and more.

Meals are included as outlined in the agenda, outside of dinners. Dinners are on the author’s expense and not coordinated as a group. Professional makeup is also included on Day 2 for photos and videos. For those wanting to take advantage of professional makeup, be prepared for early morning coordination as makeup sessions begin at 7 a.m.! Makeup is not offered on Day 1.

your investment

Author emPact Summit

The Pages to Stages Summit awaits!



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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Chief Strategist

Jesse White


Director of Operations

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Secure your spot at the Pages to Stages Summit.

We can’t wait to see you there!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Let’s take a moment to get into the nitty gritty specifics. Not all authors have the assets to build or grow a speaking business and pitch themselves with ease. This event is poised to allow authors to do what we do best… support one another in spreading our messages!

Through group and one-on-one marketing strategy sessions, attendees will work closely with the emPower PR Group’s chief strategist, Stephanie Feger, to articulate their promotional messaging to pitch themselves for paid speaking engagements as well as develop the tools needed to execute that pitch.

Attendees will take part in at least 2 speaking opportunities allowing them to share 5 minutes of a message that they want to speak on stages of all sizes as well as provide video testimonials for other authors to use in their promotional materials. This footage will allow Hannah, our videographer, to develop a 2-3 minute speaker reel to use in their promotional efforts.

Professional photos are also a meaningful part of every author’s book and business journey. Chanel, our photographer, will round out your marketing asset toolkits with 2 author headshots, a 30-minute brand photo session, and 4 photos of you on stage to use in your marketing efforts.

The event is jam-packed and filled to the brim with value. This event is a great fit for you if you are an author who wants to build or grow a speaking business.

Unfortunately, most authors don’t become speakers overnight! Even if you have an amazing message to share, companies who invest in speakers want to see you in action before investing in you and your message. A speaker reel offers decision makers the opportunity to get a glimpse into your message and your delivery. Author headshots, branding photos and photos of you on stage are also necessary in your promotional efforts to secure speaking engagements and to offer to companies who have hired you to use in their internal and/or external promotion. 

Having the opportunity to development these assets in unison ensures that your author brand is connected and consistent. It also increases your professionalism and, in turn, you are telling others that you mean business!  Gathering these materials now ensures that you’ll have all the tools you need to be successful at making your author emPact. 

No worries! If your author brand isn’t developed, this is a service the emPower PR Group offers. You can learn more here. Ideally, you would have your author brand in place prior to the event so that photos, messaging, clothing, etc. will align. If this is a need that you’d like our help with, let us know and we can help!

Lodging is not included in your investment, however we are happy to share some hotel recommendations, offering locations that are near our Summit space.

To get the most out of the experience, we do ask authors to attend the entire duration of the Summit. While travel accommodations and lodging modifications may require special circumstances, we encourage attendees to take full advantage of every second the Summit offers.

Sure thing! The Author emPact Summits take place in the Greater Louisville Kentucky area. If you are traveling from out-of-town to attend, make sure to book your flight into Louisville’s airport (SDF) and share with our team your travel details so we can assist.

Our Summits offer a limited number of spaces for attendees. Once we hit capacity, we will hold a waitlist in case there is a need for a cancellation. To ensure that we can plan accordingly, we don’t offer refunds unless the spot can be filled by a person on the waitlist. If an author cannot attend due to unforeseen circumstances, our team will provide an alternative coaching solution to align with their investment.

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