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A new, diverse, and bright future for women speakers starts here.

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The world needs more female keynote speakers.

  • Only 32% of professional public speakers are women, down from 33% in 2017 (*Bizzabo)
  • 76% of people said they are more likely to attend a conference that features a woman as a keynote speaker or panelist
    • Only 25% of all technology keynote or stand alone public speakers are women (*Ensono 2018)
    • 70% of women who have spoken on a panel report being the "lone woman" among participants

      …and don’t even get us started on the discrepancy of PAID public speaking opportunities and speaking engagements.

      Want to tell and sell your story as a paid public speaker? start here  ⬇️

      STEP 1

      New here?

      Take our FREE public speaking training to learn how to break the glass ceiling and break into public speaking.

      Start with our free keynote speaker & professional speaker training built just for women.

      ready to get your first paid speaking gig?

      Join thousands of women and enroll in Mic Drop Workshop to create a keynote, land your first paid speaking gig and be a part of the Speaker Sister community.

      STEP 2

      STEP 3

      Ready to scale your speaking biz?

      Apply for our LIVE 10-week Mic Drop Academy to book more speaking gigs for more money, more consistently. Only open twice a year and we always sell out.

      Get Mic Drop Certified

      Join our speaker directory of Mic Drop certified women public speakers.

      STEP 4

      STEP 5

      Ready to advance your speaking career?

      Advance your speaking career with these courses curated just for you, led by guest instructors on specialized topics.

      Want to tell and sell your story as a paid public speaker? start here  ⬇️

      STEP 1

      New here?

      Take our FREE public speaking training to learn how to break the glass ceiling and break into public speaking.

      Start with our free keynote speaker & professional speaker training built just for women.

      STEP 2

      ready to get your first paid speaking gig?

      Join thousands of women and enroll in Mic Drop Workshop to create a keynote, land your first paid speaking gig and be a part of the Speaker Sister community.

      STEP 3

      Ready to scale your speaking biz?

      Apply for our LIVE 10-week Mic Drop Academy to book more speaking gigs for more money, more consistently. Only open twice a year and we always sell out.

      STEP 4

      Get Mic Drop Certified

      Join our speaker directory of Mic Drop certified women public speakers.

      STEP 5

      Ready to advance your speaking career?

      Advance your speaking career with these courses curated just for you, led by guest instructors on specialized topics.

      Quiz: discover your ideal audience and what you should charge

      We're on a mission to help more women learn how to become a motivational speaker and get paid to speak. Take this quiz to discover your ideal public speaking audience and what to charge for your keynote speaker and motivational speaker jobs.

      FIND A SPEAKER

      At Mic Drop Workshop, we are on a mission to educate and empower women public speakers and amplify their voices on stages across the globe.
      BOOK A SPEAKERJOIN THE DIRECTORY

      There was before Jess Ekstrom and there was after Jess Ekstrom. That’s the notable difference she’s made In my speaking career

      public speaking courses

      If you are ready to make a living and a difference as a keynote speaker, you've come to the right place. Take our public speaking courses to help you TELL & SELL your story.

      Want to learn how to become a motivational speaker or keynote speaker? Use the knowledge, stories, and experiences you already have to build a profitable paid public speaking business with the Mic Drop Workshop®️ public speaking course & community.

      Want to learn how to become a keynote speaker AND how to publish a book? Get everything you need to learn how to become a thought leader with our bundle of Mic Drop Workshop, Book Pop Workshop and more!

      Advance your public speaking career with these courses curated just for you, led by guest instructors on specialized topics.

      WE KNOW WE’RE GREAT- BUT Don’t take our word for it

      Jess Ekstrom has been tapped by TED Education and Linkedin Learning to teach millions of people about the art of public speaking.

      Plus, check out some case studies from women who have gone through our speaker training.

      WHICH MIC DROP COURSE IS BEST FOR YOU?

      Compare our offerings here:

      FREE SPEAKER TRAINING

      Break the Glass Ceiling and Break Into Public Speaking

      AN ONLINE PROFESSIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING TRAINING PRESENTED BY JESS EKSTROM

      • NDiscover how to craft a keynote talk that resonates
      • NLearn how to get speaking engagements
      • NLearn how to create income from public speaking

      Even if you have no prior public speaking experience or a small audience – the world needs to hear what you have to say.

      LAUNCH A PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING CAREER IN 12 WEEKS

      • NThe full Mic Drop Workshop course
      • NRoadmaps, cheat sheets, templates, and contracts
      • NOutreach tips, scripts, and ways to use referrals to get speaking gigs
      • NSecrets to negotiating your rate + closing deals
      • NFeedback from a conference director on how to stand out
      • NThe process of landing speaking gigs + keeping your calendar full
      • NAccess to the #SpeakerSisters private mastermind group
      • NLive Q&As monthly
      • NWhen you pay in full, receive access to our monthly Mic Drop Insider gig newsletter

      EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO BECOME A THOUGHT LEADER

      Full Course PLUS:

      • N Everything included in Mic Drop Workshop
      • NBook Pop Workshop
      • NPlatformula
      • NOne-Line Wonder
      • NLaunch Your Book Course
      • NHost Your Own Virtual Event
      • NWhen you pay in full, receive access to our monthly Mic Drop Insider gig newsletter

      ADVANCE YOUR PUBLIC SPEAKING CAREER WITH THESE COURSES CURATED JUST FOR YOU

      Includes lessons by guest instructors on specialized topics

      • wBUILD YOUR SPEAKING BUSINESS 101

      with Kate Rosenow

      • HOW TO CRAFT YOUR AUTHENTIC PERSONAL BRAND

      with Jen Hogan & Dr. Kristine Sickels

      • HOW TO CRAFT A COMPELLING WORKSHOP

      with Katie Quesada

      • DYNAMITE DELIVERY

      with Lindsay Boccardo

      • Emcee Success: How to Become a Professional PAID Emcee

      with Rachel Sheerin

      ACCELERATED 10-WEEK LIVE COACHING PROGRAM DESIGNED AS THE ONLY COURSE YOU NEED TO SCALE UP YOUR PUBLIC SPEAKING BUSINESS

      Book more speaking gigs for more $$$

      • NLIVE weekly coaching sessions
      • NLIVE weekly bonus sessions
      • NLIVE office hours & 1:1 coaching with your 3 coaches: Jess/Kristine/Michelle
      • NPRIVATE Linkedin group for complete access to your 3 coaches & your cohort of like-minded women
      • NFREE eSpeakers Account
      • NFREE one-year Mic Drop Academy Directory
      • NFREE year of Mic Drop Academy Certification

      Jess Ekstrom is leaving her mark on this world and it’s amazing to watch her do it.

      CHIP GAINES / Co-Founder of Magnolia Network

      Brittany Piper shares her experience joining Mic Drop Workshop and using our tools to land a paid speaking gig for the U.S. Army!

      Mic Drop Workshop® helps women tell and sell their story as paid public speakers

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