Where are you
in your speaking
Improve your speaking skills
Get conference gigs
Level of Intensity 🔥
Intimate + individualized
Professional 1-on-1 + small group coaching
Live weekly workshops
Curated resources, templates + exclusive content
Tangibles (like, a talk recording + speaker reel)
- slide design
- personal branding +
- pitching conferences +
- getting paid as a speaker
Present in front
of your peers
Present at the
Weekly time commitment
Willingness to learn
Prior speaking experience
The Winter 2022 cohort kicks off
January 10, 2022
Currently closed. Re-opening 2022.
“I stepped out of my comfort zone and overcame my fear,
beasted my presentation and joined my friend as a proud Shine alum.”
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 :)
Shine Speaker Foundations is right for you if:
You are committed to your personal development and demonstrate a willingness to learn
You want to improve your overall presentation skills but you don’t necessarily want to be a “speaker”
You want opportunities to practice speaking, presenting, and communicating your expertise and knowledge
You experience self-doubt or a lack of confidence
You sometimes have difficulty speaking up in meetings or advocating for yourself
You thrive in environments with accountability, assignments, and deadlines - but not high stress
You enjoy sharing ideas and seeking solutions with others
You are seeking community, friendship, encouragement and support
The Shine Speaker Accelerator is for you if:
You are ready to hit large-scale conferences
You have already done some some speaking
You have a wish-list of conferences you want to speak at
You plan to pitch yourself
You are ready to book more speaking engagements to grow your career, business, and platform
You recently secured a conference gig and want to get stage ready
You crave the accountability and guidance that private and small group coaching offer
You welcome critical feedback and are prepared to work through the messy stuff to experience breakthroughs
You are seeking a speaking network who will amplify your message and help you secure bigger speaking opportunities
“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.”
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 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?
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 .