*Please note that this will be a virtual event

Friday, June 5, 2020

Business Development Program – 9:00 am to Noon via Zoom

*Due to the current social distancing guidelines, this will be a virtual program



Don’t Make These 10 Common Speaker Mistakes.  Grow Your Business Now!


There are many gifted speakers on the platform. But many speakers are making at least three critical mistakes that is costing them in both revenue and personal income.

Are you running your business like a business?

Are you looking long-term at your profits and expenditures, and effectively planning your business and personal finances properly?

Do you have a succession plan for your business?  Or does your business die with you?

Are you developing the products and multiple streams of income (no, that does not mean working as a greeter at Walmart AND working the window at Taco Bell) that provides you with a sustainable lifestyle?

In this fun, relevant, and irreverent session, Mary discusses:

  • The top 10 ways speakers sabotage their own business success
  • Business techniques that make you and your team more efficient
  • Productivity tools to stay focused on what you do best
  • Ways to turn your content into profits
  • Products that help you generate profits as well as bookings

So get ready to generate more income, be more referable to meeting planners, and book more business with what you learn from this fun, informative presentation.

Mark your calendar and reserve your spot today!



Mary loves dogs, coffee, and red wine.  Feel free to bring her some.  She became a professional speaker after retiring from the Navy after 25 years on active duty.  A university professor for over 30 years, she taught leadership, business, and economics at the both the Naval Academy and the Air Force Academy.

Mary is dedicated to helping people grow their businesses to be profitable.

Mary served on the board of the Colorado NSA Chapter, and published the NSA CO Directory to help meeting planners find and book local speakers.  Mary was the Chair of the Editorial Committee of Speaker Magazine from 2014-2015.  She has not mastered the ability to saying “NO” to her NSQA friends.  She was also the Head Coach (another volunteer job!) of the Air Force Academy’s Equestrian Team for 7 years. Mary grew up in Dallas, and as a result, she tends to drawl more after a margarita or two.