Frequently Asked Questions

Break the Glass Ceiling and Break Into Public Speaking

How long is the free public speaking training?
How much does the free public speaking training cost?

Nothing! This training is free and teaches you how to Break the Glass Ceiling and Break into Public Speaking.

What will I learn in the free public speaking training?

In this free training, you’ll learn how to craft a keynote talk that resonates, how to position yourself as a keynote speaker so that you can confidently find and negotiate bookings, and how to create income from public speaking and thought leadership.

Can I watch a replay if I miss it?

Yes, you will receive a replay in your email after the public speaking training is over to watch anytime.

Mic Drop Workshop Course

How much does the Mic Drop Workshop public speaking course cost?

Mic Drop Workshop costs $1,497. 

Who is the Mic Drop Workshop public speaking course for?

This course is perfect for you if you identify as a woman, you have a story you want to tell or you want to promote your work, and you want to get booked for paid public speaking gigs. You do not need to have any prior public speaking experience to take this course. In Mic Drop Workshop, we teach you everything you need to know to build a profitable public speaking business and make a living as a keynote speaker.

How long does the Mic Drop Workshop public speaking course take to complete?

It depends on the time you have to dedicate to it! This public speaking course is entirely self-paced and is designed to take 12 weeks to complete. Homework assignments include workbooks, checklists, roadmaps, and more. Some students take several days to complete it while others take months. You can watch the Mic Drop Workshop video modules and work through it at your own pace.

Do I get a certification after completing the Mic Drop Workshop public speaking course?

No. At this time, only our Mic Drop Academy graduates receive an official certification badge.

What equipment do I need to take Mic Drop Workshop public speaking course?

All you need to take Mic Drop Workshop is a computer and a WiFi connection. Everything you need for this public speaking course including the video modules and downloads are available online in your private course account.

What kind of support do I get throughout the Mic Drop Workshop public speaking course?

Our private Speaker Sister Facebook community of over 2,600 women is a supportive space and valuable resource to ask questions and get feedback on your coursework and speaking goals. Plus, Mic Drop Workshop’s founder, Jess Ekstrom, hosts a live Q&A session on the first Friday of every month in the Speaker Sisters Facebook group where she answers direct questions from students.

Is the Mic Drop Workshop public speaking course accessible for hearing-impaired students?

Yes, all modules in Mic Drop Workshop include closed captioning.

What’s the difference between Mic Drop Workshop public speaking course and the Speak and Write Course Bundle?

Mic Drop Workshop is a singular online course that teaches you how to become a paid public speaker and thought leader. This course is perfect for anyone interested in learning how to craft a keynote presentation that resonates with audiences, how to find paid speaking gigs, and how to create ongoing impact and income as a public speaker.

The Speak and Write Bundle gives you access to our entire online course library for thought leaders including Mic Drop Workshop, Book Pop Workshop, Platformula, One Line Wonder Course, Launch Your Book Course, and Host Your Own Virtual Event, and lifetime access to the Speaker Sister Facebook community. Purchase the Speak and Write Bundle for $2,497 (total value of $25,000!).

Mic Drop Academy

What is Mic Drop Academy?

Mic Drop Academy is a 10-week live coaching program designed to get you booked for more speaking gigs for more money, consistently. Mic Drop is geared towards women and those who identify as women who want to build a career as a paid speaker. Mic Drop Academy takes place twice per year – once in the fall and once in the spring. The application can be found here!

How do I apply for Mic Drop Academy?

Click this link to apply. You will be directed to the application form and it takes less than 3 minutes to fill out. There is no risk to apply, so be sure to fill out your application today.

When is Mic Drop Academy?

Mic Drop Academy is a live 10-week coaching and community to help female public speakers book more speaking gigs for more money. We host a live Zoom session, each week, led by Jess and her team. These are intimate, small group coaching sessions where you have the opportunity to ask questions and interact directly with the public speaking coaches and your fellow Speaker Sisters. Can’t make one of the live sessions? No problem. All sessions will be recorded and provided to you as a Mic Drop Academy student.


When are applications due for Mic Drop Academy?

All Fall applications for Mic Drop Academy must be submitted by September 15th. You will be contacted by Michelle, Jess’s booking manager, to discuss if Mic Drop Academy is a good fit for you on your journey of becoming a paid public speaker.

How much does Mic Drop Academy cost?

Growing your speaking business is important to you and it requires a financial investment. We are here to help you book more gigs for more money, consistently. By filling out an application and meeting with Michelle, together, we can determine if Mic Drop Academy is a good fit. 

General Questions

I already enrolled in Mic Drop Workshop, the Speak & Write Bundle, or Mic Drop Academy. How do I access my course materials?

You can log into your course account at https://courses.jessekstrom.com/login.

Are Mic Drop Workshop scholarships available?

Yes! Scholarship applications are currently closed but will reopen on December 5.

Mic Drop Workshop® helps women tell and sell their story as paid keynote speakers, motivational speakers, and published authors.

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