Date/Time: Friday, January 10, 2020: 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location: PPA Event Center

Lunch/Networking – 11:30 am
Program starts promptly at 12:00 noon

Guest and New Member Orientation is 11:00-11:30 am.

Opening Session:

Power Tools for A Profitable Speaking Business

with Crystal Washington

Crystal Washington is a recognized technology and social media expert, appearing on ABC, NBC and CBS. Crystal is a marketing strategist, social media consultant, international keynote speaker and co-creator of the social media training brand- Socialtunities. She has worked with brands including Google, Microsoft, British Airways, UBS, H-E-B, GE, University of Houston and MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Having a successful and sustainable speaking business requires more than simply rocking the stage. Developing systems and policies are key! Let Crystal Washington, CSP share some of the most powerful and underutilized tools for extraordinary business growth. Whether you are a new speaker or a seasoned veteran, you’ll learn new ways to leverage old tools and the coolest new tech for business growth.

1. Discover how to create a system for prospecting

2. Learn the best tools for event management

3. Uncover how to market yourself to grow your business 

Closing Session:

3 Questions: To Build or Improve Your Speaking Career

with Mark Sanborn

Mark Sanborn, Former National President, CSP, CPAE and recipient of The Cavett, has been a successful full time speaker for 33 years. Hundreds (literally) of speakers have sought his insight over the years.

As a result, he has simplified and honed three key questions that any speaker at any level needs to answer to build and grow his or her speaking career, He’ll share those questions and teach you:

  • The difference between a topic and your message
  • Why not everyone will want to hire you and how to use that for your advantage
  • Why positioning is critical
  • The deliverable that really matter to clients
  • The biggest mistakes speakers make and how to avoid them
  • The b.s. you’ve heard about what you need to do/learn/buy to become a successful speaker and what really matters

Mark won’t showcase his material. Instead he’ll share actionable ideas you can use in a way that will both engage and entertain you.


First-Timer: $40
Pro Members: $40 / $50 after early bird
Pro Candidates: $50 / $60 after early bird
Guests: $60 / $70 after early bird
Early Bird Deadline is the Friday 2 weeks before the event.
Can’t find your Second-Timer or Academy discount code? Contact us!

Gluten-free and vegetarian options are always available.

Cancellations are accepted until the Friday a week before the event for full refunds.