In this one-day workshop, Dr. Nick Morgan will reveal the secrets he's learned over 20 years of helping some of the best thought leaders and business speakers in the world get better. He'll help you figure out if you've got what it takes to become a thought leader -- or raise your game to new levels if you're already speaking on the subject you’re passionate about. We're keeping the group small so that we can have lots of interaction and networking, so sign up soon. This workshop is the one to take if you're thinking about a thought leadership career or professional speaking!


The Business Of Thought Leadership Workshop May 30th 2017

I’ve worked with thought leaders for 20 years one-on-one to help them focus their ideas, build their professional speaking careers, find their voices, and make great livings connecting with audiences around the world.  Now I’m looking for a select group of people who are interested in exploring the idea of thought leadership and professional speaking — or who are already speaking on a subject that they’re passionate about and want to up their game.

We’re going to get together for a one-day workshop where we’ll help each participant figure out what they can achieve and how to get there.  You’ll learn how to shape your ideas and develop your IP, market yourself, work with bureaus and meeting planners, talk about what you do, and many more essential secrets to success in the public speaking business.
The competition is fierce and getting fiercer in thought leadership and public speaking — because it can be a highly profitable, exciting career.  But that means you have to be smarter than ever to succeed.  You have to do everything right, make yourself as ready as possible, and get the word out about yourself as widely as possible.
We’re going to help you with all that, and we’ll create a network of colleagues who can help you with feedback and support at the same time.  It’s a tough business, but it doesn’t have to be mean.  We’ll share secrets, dreams, and pathways to success.  This is your chance to get serious about your dreams.
Dr. Nick Morgan is one of America’s top communication theorists and coaches. He has spoken, led conferences, and moderated panels at venues around the world. Nick is a former Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He founded Public Words Inc, a communications consulting company, in 1997.

“Have you watched the speakers on the big stage and thought, ‘I could do that!’? This workshop will show you how to kickstart your professional speaking career.”
~Nick Morgan

You’ll finish the day knowing what you have to do to succeed as a professional speaker.


Prudential Center Boston


• Parking Available at the Prudential Center

Workshop Agenda

8:30 - 9:00

Who Are You?
Overview and Interviews

9:00 - 10:00

What's Your Idea?
Your two-minute message and your two-second message

10:00 - 11:00

What's Your IP and Speech?
Establishing Your Expertise; Crafting Your Speech

11:00 – 12:00

Who's Your Audience?
Your Free Content and Developing Your Community

12:00 - 13:00

Networking Lunch
Top Of The Hub with 360 degree views of Boston

13:00 - 14:00

The Thought Leadership Business - I
Speaker Bureaus and those one-sheets, sizzle reels, third-party endorsements, and other exotic flora and fauna from the speaker world

14:00 - 15:00

The Thought Leadership Business - II
Meeting Planners, Contracts and Relationships

15:00 - 16:00

The Thought Leadership Business - III
Travel, Showing Up and Doing a Great Job

16:00 - 16:30

The Thought Leadership Business - IV
After the Speech

16:30 - 17:00

The Thought Leadership Business - V
Putting it all together – the Storyteller’s Persona and the Story

16:30 - 17:00

Wrap-up and next steps for speakers

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