I just got this email from my friend, Lisa Sasevich, creator of the fantastic program, Invisible Close, that I’ve recommended many times.
She’s bemoaning the paucity of female speakers at industry events.
This is A PROBLEM!
First, when I programmed over 20 global events for ad:tech from 2001-2006 our team made a concerted effort to get women and people of color on the dias. We cultivated speakers. Worked with them. Sought them out. And gave them an opportunity to shine.
Not enough of this effort is being done across many conferences.
Secondly, I recently had the experience of getting a conference promoter to allow me to lead a high profile session of all women executives. I had his agreement. And then he was never happy with any of the women we came up with or if he thought they’d be a draw, they were already busy.
I was sorely disappointed that after a year of wrangling with this conference planner, I ended up with three dudes on my panel.
Even with focus, it’s hard to get women speaking ops.
Maybe this is one of the reasons below?
This is an email I got today from my friend, Lisa Sasevich. Her “Invisible Close” product is smart, helpful and valuable for ANYONE who sells from the front of the room, stage or via tele-seminars.
She’s entreating women to take her course to become better spokespeople.
If you are or know a women who needs this training to pop herself up to a more high-visibility role in her industry, please forward this post.
A Special Invitation
You may find this hard to believe but I just returned from speaking at 3 major industry events and at two of them, I was the only female.
It’s worse than that.
One of them was a 5 day, multi-speaker event. This means it was speaker after speaker for 5 solid days.
I was the only woman speaker.
The other was a 4 day, multi-speaker event. With the exception of the vendors and a few people who got up to share testimonials or success stories…
I was the only woman speaker.
How could this be, you ask?
I’m going to tell you some cold hard facts that promoters have shared with me. Let me warn you, you may not like this. But please, don’t shoot the messenger. I’m telling you the truth of what I hear behind the scenes so you can use it to wise up and join me in taking your place on stage.
Promoters and big, well-known speakers have shared the following with me in confidence:
“Most female speakers can’t hold the room…”
“They get up there and tell their story too long…”
“They are generally all over the place, don’t make their point well and don’t know how to make an offer.”
In other words, here’s what they’re REALLY saying:
*** They don’t see women speakers who are confident, ready with their signature talk and have their offers down***
Forgive me ladies, I’ve seen you out there and many of you are winging it…and it shows!
Now for some GOOD NEWS!
I told the last 3 promoters I spoke for that it’s my mission to foster some powerful ladies onto the big stages currently occupied by the big boys.
And they LOVE it.
Because, you see, they’ve also shared with me that they are dying for more powerful female speakers to book! They’re excited when they get a lead on a confident woman speaker with a hot offer. We light up the stage when we’re in our power ladies! And we’re in our power when we feel ready and prepared.
SO HERE’S MY INVITATION TO YOU. And I’m only going to make it once.
I have a small, exclusive virtual class starting next Wednesday that will have you ready with your Signature Talk and Irresistible Offers before Thanksgiving…so you can step into the spotlight in the New Year, or sooner, like you know you should!
There will be no big free call to promote this and no string of emails about it because I’M ONLY ACCEPTING 6 MORE STUDENTS.
So I’m sending this one announcement and trusting that if you are one of the ladies who are supposed to step up, you will join me for my Invisible Close Speak-to-Sell Virtual Mentorship, starting next week.
And to make it a total no-brainer, you can jump in right now for $500 OFF. Just use coupon code SAVE500 at the link below and you will receive the course pre-work immediately.
(If the link doesn’t work or the 6 spots are gone. Email Peggy Murrah peggy at theinvisibleclose dot com with questions or to double check.)
You will be working live with me by phone. If you miss a call they are all recorded and transcribed, and you will also receive my world famous Speak-to-Sell System in the mail to have in your success library forever. In it is my paint-by-numbers formula for getting your talk done.
Yes, this is the exact formula that has landed me honored spots on the most coveted stages in the speaking industry. This is also the exact formula that many of the speakers you see “everywhere” are using. You can see exactly what we’re going to cover here:
And yes, gentlemen, you are welcome to join us. I just really needed the ladies to know what’s being said in the industry and how much promoters are dying for female speakers to step up and share their gifts from the stage in a powerful way.
I look forward to sharing the stage with you!
P.S. Remember, you get $500 off but I ONLY have space for 6 students to join this exclusive class, so you better hurry: