Call for Speakers/Speaker Registration- Speaking opportunities-2018

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Hello speakers,

This is an early call for speakers for our list of events for 2018. Please review and register by the deadlines listed below. We are not putting this call out to the speaking community(clients and speakers I'm currently doing business with will be contacted and booked first) til 3/10/17 so be sure to take advantage of these opportunities soon.Speakers are booked according to when they register. So if you want to speak on Day one of a two day conference, then be sure to register early. Speakers will have 30 minutes to give a presentation heavy on content and can make an offer during their talk. Speakers will also receive a copy of the e-mail list to continue the conversation with attendees. We expect approx. 100-150 at each event. Each event will be held at Techcode in Mountain View unless otherwise specified. Space goes very quickly so be sure to register soon!!

Speaking opportunities 2018

Jan 30th and 31st 3rd Annual Women of Influence Conference 10-5*

This is the 3rd annual conference and by all indications a speaker favorite (we booked all both days in a matter of weeks in 2017). We’ve decided to do it again this year as a 2 day conference (if we get enough requests we may open up a 3rd day again). The audience as always will be women business owners and professional women. *Please note: Everyone present (with the exception of event producer Tony Wilkins) will be a woman. Men are allowed to attend however the podium belongs to the ladies.

March 29- The Big Money Conference 10-5

Mortgage Brokers, Insurance Agents, Real Estate Professionals, Financial professionals and anyone dealing with how to make, save and build wealth. Topics can range from sales tips to building wealth thru real estate to tax professionals are welcome to share their tips.

June 6th & 7th -4th Annual Small Business Empowerment Conference 10-5

This is our big annual conference for small business owners looking to generate more revenue, run their businesses more effectively and make connections with their target audience. We will be inviting small business owners but will also invite representatives from corporations looking to attract small business clients to this year’s event. If you attended previous events then you know that they are always very positive. We expect 2018 to be even larger.

July 31st Speaker's Conference

The Small Business Forum Radio (SBFR) Conference is for speakers who want to get in front of business owners, solo-prenuers and corporate leaders to share their message. A great way to gain more exposure and build a corporate clientele while building their brand. We are booking speakers that work with speakers and speakers that can speak to the business community. Topics can vary so long as they are applicable.

Sept 18thThe Silicon Valley Real World Startup & Small Business Success Summit 10-5 @ Techcode located 1172 Castro Mountain View

Today’s entrepreneur has many challenges to contend with in addition to securing investors. If you’re the owner of a small business or a start-up, you’re at a disadvantage when it comes to securing capital, brand recognition, media exposure and sales because the market is saturated with good ideas and competition. As the owner of a small business or a start-up, you need several things to stay (and grow) your business including….

  1. Capital
  2. A solid business plan
  3. Sales consistency
  4. Resources and information to help support your work
  5. Connections to people that can help take your business to the next level
  6. A clear business strategy that will not only help grow your business but also help you weather the rough times
  7. A solid marketing and sales strategy
  8. Team support to help you run your business efficiently
  9. Products and services that customers can say yes to.

Speakers must speak to topics applicable to small business owners and start ups. Our event in 2017 was so well received that we're doing it again this year.There will be a pitchfest component for this event as well. Interested in being a judge? E-mail me awil267487@aol.com

Nov. 13th Writer's Conference

Whether you’re a blogger, an author ,a journalist or looking to market and share your work and ideas with the business community this conference is for you. Perfect for speakers who are looking to share what they know about writing for profit or looking to build their brand.

Dec. 19th Sales Strategies Summit 10-5

If you have great tips for closing more sales, we want to hear from you and more importantly, we want you to share them with our audience of speakers and business owners

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Want more speaking opportunities? Be sure to get a copy of our directory of speaking opportunites for 2017

at Podium Magazine’s 2nd Annual Directory of Speaking Opportunities for 2017 http://tinyurl.com/hcw4f2p

We have some special offers for speakers as a thank you for registering.

  • Register as a speaker for 3 events by March 10th and receive a free copy of the 2017 Copy of Podium Magazine’s Directory of Meeting Planners and Speaking Opportunities. Out now
  • Deadline is 3/10/17
  • What you need to know to make the events profitable and rewarding

  • Speakers are booked according to when they register. Therefore speakers that register first will be booked first. No exceptions
  • Please mark your calendars so you don't over book.
  • Each event will be held at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco unless otherwise noted
  • Speakers are responsible for their own travel, food and accommodations.
  • Each speaker is expected to help promote the event on social media and thru e-mail blasts. Posting on social media is great but is not as effective as e-mailing directly. This is to insure that each speaker is connecting with prospects they want to do business with (only you know who your target audience is so be sure to reach out accordingly).
  • Speakers will be booked on a first come first serve basis. Just register and you’re done. Speakers I’m currently representing thru my booking service will have first right of refusal and then speakers I’ve worked with in the past and finally the general speaking community
  • We will contact speakers at least once a month with updates as we get closer to each event-generally 90 days from the date of the event(i.e. scheduled time to speak etc.)
  • Each speaker will have 30 min to speak
  • Each speaker can make an offer at the end of the presentation
  • We encourage each speaker to sell by educating the audience. Attendees get turned off when they feel they’re hearing a sales pitch.
  • We recommend that you refrain from using a Powerpoint presentation and simply focus on content. Please note: You can use Powerpoint but we ask that you bring your own equipment and set up in the back of the room before your presentation. This way, you’re not using up your time setting up. If you would like a table at the event, you can lease one for $199 per day
  • We expect these spots to go very quickly so be sure to register soon. In other words, sending an e-mail telling me you’re interested will not guarantee a slot. Current clients will be booked first and then general public speakers (speakers I don’t rep currently). So again until you register it's not a guarantee.
  • Your topic should be applicable to the audience. Please be sure to submit a brief topic description, your title of expertise (i.e. business development strategist) and a picture for the flyer by Nov 1st 2016. We will send everyone a copy of the flyer when it’s done however we will not make changes after it’s completed. So whatever you send will be what is listed. Please e-mail to awil267487@aol.com
  • Each speaker may invite up to 5 people to attend as your guest to ensure that everyone has a decent number of attendees for their presentation. We expect to have at least 100+ attendees at the 2 day conferences.
  • Speakers will receive a copy of the attendee list after the event
  • Everyone will be sent a link to forward to their contact list
  • We have table space to rent for speakers that want to showcase and sell their products and services on the spots for$199 per day.

Thanks again and I’ll be sending everyone updates, changes etc., as they happen. Want some tips for making money at your next speaking event? Be sure to get a copy of my new book The Career Whisperer: Behind the Podium-A step by step guide for making money as a speaker available at http://tinyurl.com/h69d2nn .


Speakers can partner with small businesses to create a 6 figure speaking career.


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Tony Wilkins is one of the premiere authorities on connecting people of influence to one another. His popular Internet radio show, Small Business Forum Radio www.blogtalkradio.com/tonywilkins reaches over 250,000 business owners globally and is one of the top business shows on the network. In Jan 2017 Tony will launch a second Internet show, The Coaching Hour to showcase their work. His workshops not only educate business leaders on a better way to connect, but offers valuable and available resources for building powerful business connections. He is a master networker whose global connections span multiple industries including film, media, art, literary, political, small business, start-ups and culinary; with ties to organizations like the Small Business Administration, Public Speakers Association, NAWBO, BNI, various business chambers, San Francisco City Hall and the Golden Gate Business Association. Tony is the author of several books including the best-selling Telemarketing Success for small and mid-sized Firms, The Single Person’s Cookbook (www.amazon.com) and Surviving the economy. His new book, The Career Whisperer: Behind the Podium is a step by step guide for anyone looking to launch a career as a public speaker or for sales professionals looking for a better way to reach more prospects faster and easier. Mr. Wilkins is also the publisher of Small Business Forum Magazine, Foodie Quarterly, and Podium Magazine and speaker’s directory. Recently named as one of the Top 10 Media Training Speakers by socialmediaexplorer.com he runs a very successful booking service for authors and speakers and is the creator of the annual Small Business Empowerment Conference and the Women of Influence Summit. Mr. Wilkins was also recently appointed to Partnering Director of the Public Speaker's Association in San Francisco.

"Whenever I meet new people I always ask 2 questions. What do you need and how can I help?" -Tony Wilkins

Tony Wilkins
Small Business Forum Radio and Magazine

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