Anna David speaks at colleges across the country about relationships, addiction and recovery. She's also shared the stage with Tony Robbins and been a featured speaker at three different TEDx events. In addition, she's the New York Times-bestselling author of two novels and four non-fiction books about addiction, recovery and relationships and has been published in The New York Times, Time, The LA Times, Vanity Fair, Playboy, Vice, Cosmo, People, Marie Claire, Redbook, Esquire, Self, Women’s Health, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and Salon among many others, written about in numerous publications, including Forbes, Martha Stewart Living, Entrepreneur, Allure and Women’s Health and appeared repeatedly on The Today Show, Hannity, Attack of the Show, Dr. Drew, Red Eye, The Talk, The CBS Morning Show, The Insider and numerous other programs on Fox News, NBC, CBS, MTV, VH1 and E. Through her company, Light Hustler, she helps creatives share their dark to find their light—through coaching, writing, workshops, retreats, online courses, a podcast, a storytelling show and more.
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A COURSE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR WRITERS
“ Anna is one of the best public speakers around. What she knows about coming up with talks, perfecting them and then getting paid to deliver them is worth at least 10 times what she charges. Any writer who wants to speak at TED events or get flown around the country to make a few thousand dollars for just an hour’s work will not be disappointed."
-Dr. Josh Lichtman, Psychiatrist/UCLA Clinical Instructor
"This course is invaluable for anyone embarking on a career in public speaking. I can't even explain how much more comfortable I feel moving forward in this arena. The tips and techniques Anna reveals on how to write, prepare for and practice a talk, and then how to pitch yourself so you can book jobs, are crucial if you want to launch and then keep a speaking career prospering."
- Jessica Landon, Writer/Performer
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Why This Course Exists
It's common for writers to be given or want public speaking opportunities but most are woefully unprepared. Publishers tend to leave authors to the wind, even if they're the ones who arrange the jobs, and literary agents are out of their element if they try to advise.
In addition, a talk a writer will give is quite different from one that an entrepreneur or healer or other expert might. Often a writer starts out ahead of the game...with enough written material to craft a series of talks but, alas, with no idea how to do that.
This course is designed specifically with the writer in mind by someone who began doing public speaking after the release of her first book and now shares the stage with people like Tony Robbins, earns four figures for every speaking job and spoke at three TEDx events in the spring of 2018 alone.
6 videos, mp3s and PDFs on:
- How to come up with a talk
- How to get practice
- How to make a reel
- How to create a site designed to get you paid speaking jobs
- How to break into the college market
- How to land TEDx slots
- How to keep your speaking career going
2 cheat sheets on:
- Agencies for speakers
- Press release sites
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Get immediate access to:
6 comprehensive videos, mp3s and PDFs
2 cheat sheets
MODULE 1: YOUR TALK
How to learn about public speaking and come up with your specific topic, the different types of talks you can deliver, the basic outline for a talk, what the best talks include, how to memorize, whether or not you need a PowerPoint and how to use one if you do.
MODULE 2: GETTING PRACTICE
How to start off practicing (alone or in front of friends), what to graduate to (a co-working space, your own company or a classroom) and where to go after that (to organizations like Toastmasters, BNI or LeTip).
MODULE 3: THE COLLEGE MARKET
How to put together a reel so you can apply to colleges, the most effective ways to get in to the number one association for booking college gigs [The National Association of Campus Activities], what to do once you're accepted, the possibility of bulk booking and other ways to get college jobs besides NACA.
MODULE 4: THE IMPORTANCE OF TEDx
What TEDx is, why it matters, how to find out where the events are and apply, how to stand out when applying, how to prep once you do get in and then how to use TEDx to get more jobs and an agent.
MODULE 5: SLAYING IT
What to wear, how to be comfortable on stage, why to have pre-talk rituals, what not to do when speaking, when to slow down in your delivery, how to wrap up and how to stand out afterwards.
LESSON 6: CONTINUING TO BUILD YOUR SPEAKING CAREER
What your website for speaking needs (and workarounds if you don't have all the elements) and what is and isn't useful when it comes to booking future jobs.
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