Frequently Asked Questions

9 Secrets to Become a Paid Speaker Training

How long is the free public speaking training?

The 9 Secrets to Become a Paid Speaker free training is an hour long. A shorter, 20-minute version is available to watch on-demand here.

How much does the free public speaking training cost?

Nothing! This training is free and teaches you our 9 secrets on how to become a paid public speaker.

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.

Can I watch a replay if I miss it?

Yes, you will receive a replay in your email after the 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 $997 when you pay in full with a one-time payment. If you’d prefer to spread the payment out, we have a payment plan available for $99 per month over 12 months.

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 with 42 video modules and homework assignments including 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.

Can I get a refund if I change my mind?

Once you join Mic Drop Workshop, you’ll be invited to test out the course for 14 days and work through the first 3 modules to craft your keynote before making a final decision. After 14 days, refunds will not be granted for any reason. Click here to view the full terms and conditions.

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 1,400 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. 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 $2,250 (total value of $5,897!).

3 Secrets to Get Your Nonfiction Book Idea Published and On Shelves Training

How long is the nonfiction book publishing training?

The 3 Secrets to Get Your Nonfiction Book Idea Published and On Shelves free training is an hour long. A shorter, 20-minute version is available to watch on-demand here.

How much does the nonfiction book publishing training cost?

Nothing! This book publishing training is free.

 

What will I learn in the nonfiction book publishing?

This training teaches you how to publish a book in the nonfiction genre through a traditional publisher. In this free training, you’ll learn how to discover your nonfiction book idea that serves others so you can sell it, how to find an agent to best represent your idea so you stand out to publishers, and how to create your book deal roadmap to get your nonfiction book acquired and published.

Can I watch a replay if I miss it?

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

Book Pop Workshop Course

How much does the Book Pop Workshop book publishing course cost?

Book Pop Workshop costs $997 when you pay in full with a one-time payment. If you’d prefer to spread the payment out, we have a payment plan available for $395 per month over 3 months.

Who is the Book Pop Workshop book publishing course for?

Book Pop Workshop is perfect for you if:

-You identify as a woman. We’re solely focused on elevating women in the thought leadership space.

-You want to write (or are already writing) a nonfiction book.

-You dream of publishing a nonfiction book.

-You believe your personal stories can help others.

-You’d like to get a book deal instead of self-publish a book.

Book Pop Workshop is NOT for you if:

-You are writing fiction or children’s books. We are focused solely on nonfiction books!

-You want to get published quickly. Traditional book deals are a long process, so you need to be in this for the long haul.

-You’re looking for a service to do the work for you. We’ll show you the roadmap, but you’ll put the car in drive.

How long does the Book Pop Workshop book publishing course take to complete?

It depends on the time you have to dedicate to it! The Book Pop Workshop nonfiction book publishing course is entirely self-paced with 44 video modules and homework assignments including workbooks, checklists, roadmaps, and more. Some students take several days to complete it while others take months. You can watch and work through Book Pop Workshop at your own pace.

How do I enroll in the Book Pop Workshop book publishing course?
Do I get a certification after completing the Book Pop Workshop book publishing course?

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

Can I get a refund if I change my mind?

Once you join Book Pop Workshop, you’ll be invited to test things out for 14 days and work through the first 3 modules to create a book proposal before making a final decision. After 14 days, refunds will not be granted for any reason. Click here to view the full terms and conditions.

What equipment do I need to take the Book Pop Workshop book publishing course?

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

What kind of support do I get throughout the Book Pop Workshop book publishing course?

Our private Speaker Sister Facebook community of over 1,400 women is a supportive space and valuable resource to ask questions and get feedback on your coursework and book writing 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.

What’s the difference between Book Pop Workshop and the Speak & Write Bundle?

Book Pop Workshop is a singular online course that teaches you how to publish a nonfiction book. 

The Speak & Write Bundle gives you access to our entire online course library for thought leaders including Book Pop Workshop, Mic Drop 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 & Write Bundle for $2,250 (total value of $5,897!).

Mic Drop Academy

What is Mic Drop Academy?

Mic Drop Academy is a 9-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. Applications are now open for Fall 2022!

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. After you submit your application, you will be contacted by Michelle (Jess’s booking manager!). She will learn about your speaking goals and determine if Mic Drop Academy is a good fit for you. Our goal is to help every student book more speaking gigs for more money! 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 9-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.

ow 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. As with all of our courses, we have a 100% Money Back Guarantee. If you do the work and it doesn’t work for you, we will refund your money. Yup, we’re serious.

General Questions

I already enrolled in Mic Drop Workshop, Book Pop 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.

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