Who wants to be a Professional Speaker?

First off, what is a professional speaker? A professional is defined at its most basic as someone who makes money from their ‘thing’. If you want to make money as a speaker, then you want to be a professional speaker. It’s that simple.

This includes…


Motivational speakers

Corporate trainers


…and even more

If you’re in any of those positions and you want to learn more about becoming a professional, i.e. paid, speaker, you can’t go wrong with Kent Julian’s Speak It Forward Speaker Boot Camp.



I’ve attended the conference myself and highly recommend it. As a matter of fact, I’m actually working with Kent through a mastermind group to perfect not only my keynote presentations but also the business side of my enterprise. We had our group retreat several weeks ago.

I’ve been a professional speaker for years and speak often at various conferences all over the world, but the SIF Boot Camp was what I needed to make the next step toward greater success.

Click HERE to check it out. Kent’s an awesome guy. Be sure to tell him Dr. Dave sent you. If you do sign up, let me know. If I happen to be in town when you attend, I’ll treat you to lunch.


This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!


Speak It Forward

Affirm Yourself by Kent Julian



An Impromptu Speech on Scuba Diving

As many of you already know, I’m a member of a Toastmasters Club in the Myrtle Beach SC area, The Rivertown Toasters. Toastmasters is a great way to get over the fear of public speaking, practice speaking if fear isn’t a big issue, or just hang out and fellowship with some great people. It’s helped me tremendously. I speak in public in various venues from churches to conferences, and it gives me a great opportunity to practice many of my speeches before I present them to a larger audience.

The project that you’ll see in the video below was a little bit different. For this project I was to do a completely impromptu speech of 5-7 minutes with no rehearsal and no idea what the topic would be. It’s a lot harder than you think. Sure, it’s easy to talk to people in conversation and even network at a business event. It’s a little harder to formulate a speech in your mind of that length that flows well, has several points, and includes both an introduction and clear conclusion. And do all this in about 10 seconds time.

I think I did all right. It helped that the topic was an easy one for me…scuba diving.