How to Get the Gig
Learn how to land the speaking gig you’ve always wanted.
You get 5 video lessons plus downloadable workbooks containing additional content and resources.
Each lesson takes less than one hour to complete, and you can work through the lessons at your own pace.
Created and presented by Juanita Wheeler, founder of Full & Frank
Juanita is the Executive Director of TEDx Brisbane and has trained over 100 thought leaders to champion their ideas on the prestigious TEDx stage.
Juanita has been speaking publicly in professional settings for more than 20 years - at major events, conferences, in board rooms across a range of foreign countries, and onstage in front of thousands of people.
She is known for her strategic results-oriented thinking, ability to inspire, and trademark full and frank style.
- Presentation, pitching & speaking coach
- Has coached over 100 TEDx Speakers
- Executive Director at TEDxBrisbane
- Founder at Full & Frank
- Senior Fellow at Atlantic Fellows based at Oxford University
- Adjunct Lecturer at University of Queensland
- More than two decades writing & delivering speeches, presentations and keynotes, including her own TEDx Talk.
- Three Masters Degrees
Bonus Lesson: How Much to Charge
Learn when (and when not) to charge for speaking gigs, how to work out what to charge, different types of remuneration and how to negotiate your fee.
Lesson 1: Making Your List
Create the strategic wishlist of events you want to speak at. Learn how to identify potential speaking gigs that are ideal for your idea, your speaking style, and your strategic goals.
Lesson 2: Perfecting Your Idea
Hone your great idea into 12 words or less so it is application-ready. Make it clear, succinct and punchy so people considering you for a speaking gig on their stage will be hooked and want to find out more.
Lesson 3: Making Your Case
Explain to event curators why you are the best person to speak about the topic, and why you, plus your idea make the ideal combination for their stage
Lesson 4: How to Apply to Speak
Learn what you should include in applications and what you should leave out, and how to actually submit unsolicited requests to speak versus formal application responses.
Lesson 5: Sending Your Applications
Get it done. No more procrastination, imposter syndrome, or delays. You need to take action in order to get a speaking gig. Let's do it.
Within weeks of completing the How to Get the Gig course I had secured three paying speaking gigs, two being keynotes at conferences that are my ideal target market. These opportunities came from me taking immediate action during the course and implementing the strategies Juanita taught us. I am incredibly grateful that I had the opportunity to do the course and learn from Juanita’s wealth of knowledge.
What this course gives you is profound and worth the investment several times over. Despite being a CEO and presenting to hundreds of people throughout my career, I'd never thought of myself as a speaker until I completed Juanita's How to Get the Gig course. I can now confidently say that I am a speaker. I have a succinct speaker bio that says everything it needs to say about who I am; I understand my positioning as an expert due to my lived experience. And I also know precisely what I will talk about and which conferences I want to speak at. I hope everyone interested in becoming a speaker jumps on board, does the course and gets as much out of it as I did.