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Speaker Sister Spotlight: Tradara McLaurine

Speaker Sister Spotlight: Tradara McLaurine

Meet Speaker Sister Tradara McLaurine, who has set out to change the world through stories both spoken and written. Tradara joined Mic Drop and Book Pop Workshop in 2021. She’s a keynote speaker and published author of three children’s books. We sat down with Tradara...

The Best Way to Get Speaking Gigs

The Best Way to Get Speaking Gigs

One of our most frequently asked questions from aspiring public speakers is “what’s the best way to get speaking gigs?” Truth be told, there are several different factors that contribute to landing a paid public speaking gig that it’s impossible to name just one....

How to Make Money from Public Speaking

How to Make Money from Public Speaking

What if we told you that you could make thousands of dollars from one public speaking engagement? You can! If you associate public speaking with unpaid obligations like team meetings or class presentations, think again! You can make major supplemental income or even a...

How to Create a Book Proposal

How to Create a Book Proposal

When it comes to publishing a book, there’s one thing that is just as important as the book itself: your book proposal. If you’re an aspiring nonfiction author with a solid book idea, this is your ticket to get your book idea in front of publishers. Not sure what a...

How to Publish a Book

How to Publish a Book

There’s no greater feeling than holding your very own published book in your hands (and let’s be honest, smelling those freshly printed pages). Have you dreamed of publishing a book someday but you’re not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place. Believe it...

Speaker Sister Spotlight: Jamee Damron-Larsen

Speaker Sister Spotlight: Jamee Damron-Larsen

Meet Jamee Damron-Larson who got her start in public speaking and writing through stand up comedy. Throughout her career, Jamee has made countless audiences laugh and has also spoken professionally to women's groups and young...

5 Things Your Speaker Website Needs

5 Things Your Speaker Website Needs

So you’ve finished your keynote and you’re ready to step on stage. Great! Now, the marketing comes in. Remember, people won’t know you’re a speaker unless you tell them you’re a speaker. Building a speaker website is crucial to showcase yourself as a professional and...

How to Overcome a Fear of Public Speaking

How to Overcome a Fear of Public Speaking

Did you know that 73% of the U.S. population has a fear of public speaking? 🤯 Even some of the most notable celebrities and speakers have struggled with public speaking nerves (Nicole Kidman, Jay-Z, Julia Roberts, just to name a few). The good news is you can always...

Speaker Sister Spotlight: Mary Mobley

Speaker Sister Spotlight: Mary Mobley

Ready for a dose of motivation? Nothing inspires us quite like our fellow Speaker Sisters who are embracing their stories to help others. Mary Mobley has persevered through her fair share of hardships and challenges in life. Now, she’s setting out to influence...

6 Ways to Grow Your Brand as a Thought Leader

6 Ways to Grow Your Brand as a Thought Leader

So you've published a book - now what? If you think you'll have to spend the rest of eternity cycling through writing, publishing, writing, and publishing - think again! Becoming a published author can be the first step in building an influential career as a thought...

13 Inspirational Quotes For Women, By Women

13 Inspirational Quotes For Women, By Women

As storytellers, speakers, and authors, inspirational quotes motivate us to be our best, most confident selves. On this International Women's Day, we've rounded up a collection of our favorite inspirational quotes from the world's most influential and impactful women....

Speaker Sister Spotlight: Kaitlyn Kenealy

Speaker Sister Spotlight: Kaitlyn Kenealy

We're on a mission to get more women to share their stories on stage and in writing. Introducing our Speaker Sister Spotlight series, where you'll meet real life Mic Drop and Book Pop Workshop students who are chasing their dreams of becoming professional thought...

3 Reasons You Should Publish a Book

3 Reasons You Should Publish a Book

Have you ever thought about becoming a published author? Have you been told by friends, family, or colleagues that you should write a book? If your life stories and experiences garner that response from people you know, just imagine the impact you could have on the...

How to Negotiate Value Out of a Free Speaking Gig

How to Negotiate Value Out of a Free Speaking Gig

If you’re just starting out as a speaker, it’s possible that your first few speaking gigs could be unpaid. Don’t let an unpaid gig deter you! There are plenty of ways to negotiate value out of a free speaking gig. The next time you find yourself considering speaking...

The Secret to Crafting a Powerful Keynote Talk

The Secret to Crafting a Powerful Keynote Talk

Picture this - you’re smiling and waving to a standing ovation after wrapping up your keynote talk in a packed auditorium. There’s a line forming in the aisle of people eager to meet you when you step off stage. Can you say adrenaline rush?  When it comes to...

5 Places to Find Speaking Gigs

5 Places to Find Speaking Gigs

You’ve written your keynote speech, built your website, and changed your LinkedIn title to “public speaker.” It’s time to find speaking gigs! Are you ready to start booking speaking gigs but not sure where to find them? Finding paid speaking gigs is not as...

How Much to Charge as a Public Speaker

How Much to Charge as a Public Speaker

One of the most common questions we get from Mic Drop Workshop students about starting a speaking career is how much to charge for a speaking gig. No matter what stage of your speaker journey you’re in, it can feel a little tricky to figure out what to charge as a...

How to Become a Paid Keynote Speaker in 2022

How to Become a Paid Keynote Speaker in 2022

Are you curious about becoming a paid keynote speaker this year? If you’ve got a story to tell, then you’ve already got what it takes to step on stage and inspire an audience. The world needs more diverse speakers, and there is no better time than now to start your...

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