Friday, Jan 5th, 2018
Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
Business Development Program 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Members ONLY Mastermind and Lunch 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm


The hard truth about our profession is that most professional speakers will never make a living as a professional speaker. Worse yet, upwards of 20% of our industry simply quits each year to go get a “real job.” Why? Because they believed the assertion that if you have a good story, strong stage skills and passion for your message, that you will be in-demand. It’s not true. Not even close. You have to market. You have to sell your speaking.

In this honest, provocative and content-rich session, Customer Experience and Marketing speaker, David Avrin, CSP will pull back the curtains on his successful speaking business to show how he and his team fills his calendar by going after the speaking gigs they want.

From the initial research and contacts, to pitch letters, CRM, contracting and even negotiation for extras, David will show you a proven, high-touch system for bolstering you calendar with paid speaking gigs.

The afternoon bonus session will include a sit-down, ask any question deep dive, candid conversation about what has changed, what works and what no longer does. Come with your questions and toughest challenges.

NOTE: We will NOT cover speaking skills, keynote creation, storytelling, back-of-room sales or anything performance related. This session is about the business side of the speaking business.


One of the most in-demand Marketing and Customer Experience Keynote Speakers in the world today, David Avrin, CSP is known as The Visibility Coach. With a surprisingly irreverent and entertaining style, David delivers a profoundly insightful and hard-hitting message to business audiences across North America and around the world including recent presentations in: Singapore, Bangkok, Antwerp, Buenos Aires, Sri Lanka, Brisbane, Johannesburg, Manila, Bangalore, Rotterdam, Glasgow, Toronto, Monte Carlo, Melbourne, London, Aukland, Barcelona and Dubai.

Twice booked on the main-stage for the famed Million Dollar Round Table, David is the author of the celebrated: It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who Knows You! (2014 Classified Press) and his latest book: Visibility Marketing! (2016 Career Press)