Speaker Programs

Where are you 
in your speaking 
journey? 

Foundations

Accelerator

Outcome

Improve your speaking skills

Get conference gigs

Level of Intensity 🔥

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Learning environment

Community-based

Intimate + individualized

Professional 1-on-1 + small group coaching

No

Yes

Mentorship

Yes

Yes

Live weekly workshops

Yes

No

Curated resources, templates + exclusive content 

100% yes!

100% yes!

Tangibles (like, a talk recording + speaker reel)

No

Yes

Support with: 

- slide design 

- personal branding +

- copywriting 

- pitching conferences +

- getting paid as a speaker

No

Yes

Final presentation

Present in front 
of your peers

Present at the 
Speaker Showcase

Program length

8 weeks

6 weeks

Weekly time commitment

2-4 hours

6-8 hours

Prerequisites

Willingness to learn

Prior speaking experience

Application?

No

Yes

Next Steps?

The Winter 2022 cohort kicks off
January 10, 2022

Currently closed. Re-opening 2022.

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“I stepped out of my comfort zone and overcame my fear,
beasted my presentation and joined my friend as a proud Shine alum.

Zakiya Collier

FOUNDATIONS

Shine Speaker Foundation is a new program. We're using this quote from Shine Alum, Zakiya, to highlight the different intent and sentiment when picking a program right for you :) 

Foundations

Shine Speaker Foundations is right for you if:

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You are committed to your personal development and demonstrate a willingness to learn

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You want to improve your overall presentation skills but you don’t necessarily want to be a “speaker”

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You want opportunities to practice speaking, presenting, and communicating your expertise and knowledge

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You experience self-doubt or a lack of confidence

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You sometimes have difficulty speaking up in meetings or advocating for yourself

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You thrive in environments with accountability, assignments, and deadlines - but not high stress

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You enjoy sharing ideas and seeking solutions with others

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You are seeking community, friendship, encouragement and support

You already have a voice - it’s time you used it.

Accelerator

The Shine Speaker Accelerator is for you if:

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You are ready to hit large-scale conferences

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You have already done some some speaking

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You have a wish-list of conferences you want to speak at

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You plan to pitch yourself

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You are ready to book more speaking engagements to grow your career, business, and platform

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You recently secured a conference gig  and want to get stage ready

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You crave the accountability and guidance that private and small group coaching offer

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You welcome critical feedback and are prepared to work through the messy stuff to experience breakthroughs

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You are seeking a speaking network who will amplify your message and help you secure bigger speaking opportunities

Become a keynote speaker

“I had a podcast. I wrote for Forbes and Inc. I was comfortable speaking.
But I applied to Shine to take my speaking to the next level.”

Sonia Thompson

ACCELERATOR

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Which program is right for you?

FAQs

What is the difference between the Shine Professional Speaker Accelerator and the Shine Speaker Foundations programs? Which one should I sign up for?


The Accelerator and Foundations programs are quite different. In short, the Accelerator is for women who have some speaking experience and are ready to get serious about pitching and securing larger-scale speaking engagements. Shine Foundations on the other hand is for women who want to learn the ins and outs of speaking in a supportive environment.

The accelerator is for women who want to think about their speaking more intentionally and strategically. Meaning, you are ready to book more speaking engagements to grow your career, business, and platform. The Foundations program is for women who want to improve their skills — maybe that’s speaking up at work or speaking on a podcast.




I was really looking forward to working with a coach - why doesn't the Shine Speaker Foundations program have coaching?


Shine Foundations focuses on mentorship versus professional speaker coaching. After running the Winter 2021 cohort, we realized not everyone wants or is ready for intensive, constructive coaching - and that's okay! We created Shine Speaker Foundations for women who want to learn how to craft a solid presentation, practice speaking in front of others, and build their confidence along the way.

But don't worry, you won't be on your own - we'll be hosting 8 live workshops where you'll be able to work through what's blocking you, ask burning questions, and receive peer and instructor feedback. On top of that, you have one 1-on-1 mentorship session. If on the other hand you have some speaking experience (podcasts, webinars, etc) and are ready to take your speaking career to the next level, it sounds like the Accelerator might be for you.




If I register for the Foundations program do I get to speak at the Showcase?


Mentees in the Shine Speaker Foundations program do not present at the Shine Speaker Showcase. However, a requirement of your graduation is to either present your 10-minute talk live in front of your peers or submit it for feedback. Should you wish to continue your speaking journey after you graduate, you will receive automatic acceptance into the Shine Accelerator.




I see the speaker accelerator is already closed. When will you run it again?


We run our speaker accelerator program a few times per year. The truth is: we put so much energy and heart into running Shine. It's not just a course with some pre-recorded videos - it's a course, coaching, group workshopping, community. Not to mention a weeklong Speaker Showcase. We won't run another program until early 2022. The best way to know when we launch is by signing up for our email list (we only email you when our programs open and close). And by following us on Instagram and Twitter .