About At the Podium
When a business professional begins to consider public speaking, it’s usually because they’ve heard about the advantages:
- Expanding their network
- Helping them grow their business
- Increasing their income
Can public speaking really help someone accomplish these goals? The answer is a resounding YES!
But all too often, this realization is also when people stop considering the idea. It’s one thing to think about what might be possible. It’s another to try to figure out all the how-to steps between where they are right now and being able to say to someone, “Yes! I’d love to speak to your group. Let’s pick a date!”
At the Podium was created to address the two major problems I saw business professionals and public speakers struggling with.
#1 Struggling with all the how to’s of using public speaking as a strategy for growing your business.
You don’t know what you don’t know!
Speaking from the front of the room can be a tremendously purposeful, powerful, and fulfilling thing to do, but it can also be daunting and demanding—sometimes unforgiving—at the same time.
At the Podium’s mission is to prepare business professionals to put their best “speaking” foot forward so they can avoid suffering through many of the missteps speakers who don’t know what they don’t know, or who haven’t properly prepared, end up having to deal with.
Yes, you can learn it all on your own, but why try to recreate the wheel?
Preparation is one of the key elements of success with public speaking, which is why At the Podium offers products, resources, and services designed to prepare you take confident steps towards your speaking goals with:
- Free articles and downloadable ebooks about the business of speaking.
- ATP’s a la carte Get Ready! Get Set! Go! program: A series of individual workshops designed to help both new and seasoned speakers clarify what they’re going to speak about, identify their “best” audience, and confidently approach event/program planners.
#2 The second problem was not distinguishing the difference between marketing yourself as a speaker, and the material and information you’ll need to pull together to start marketing yourself as a speaker.
Before any event planner, program manager, organization, or venue will consider asking you to share your expertise with their audience, they’re going to want to know more about you. At the Podium’s website was built to address this step with our Speaker Directory.
This directory provides speakers with a customized Speaker Profile page designed to answer all the initial questions someone looking for a speaker will have. Once your profile is completed, you’ll have your own speaker profile URL which you can share and use to market yourself.
Once your profile is up, you’re more likely to be found by event planners. You’ll also be able to interact with them directly from your URL. There is no middleman! (Although, if you’d like assistance with finding planners, ATP can help you with that too.)
ATP believes that every speaker should have the opportunity to be heard. When a speaker shares their information, knowledge, expertise, etc. with the world, we all benefit. I’m here to provide steps and services than can help you turn your vision into a reality!
"There are always three speeches for every one you gave, The one you practiced, the one you actually gave and the one you wish you gave."
Let me help you prepare to present the speech you were meant to give!