ABOUT HEROIC PUBLIC SPEAKING
What We Believe
We believe that a speech has the power to change the world and the people in it—including the speaker.
What We Do
Heroic Public Speaking helps speakers with transformational ideas leverage the power of performance to move audiences (and themselves) to think, feel, and act differently. Simply put, we help speakers deliver best in class performances so their ideas take hold and spread.
Who We Do It For
- Professional speakers and soon-to-be professional speakers.
- Entrepreneurs who use speaking to build their brands and book more business.
- Mission-driven people who want to advance a cause or lead a movement.
- Executives who need to move people towards a big vision.
What We’ve Built
Heroic Public Speaking is considered by many to be the preeminent keynote Speaker training company in the world. We're a small company with headquarters in Lambertville, NJ, and were founded by a husband and wife team.
Who We Hire
It's easy to say we care … but we really do. We know that no one is perfect and that non-traditional hires are often the best hires. In fact, most of the people working at Heroic Public Speaking, including the founders, currently do something different than they did in their previous jobs or what they were originally trained to do. Bottom line: we want you if you produce results, and we want you to be happy while doing it.
ABOUT THIS ROLE
If you have marketing chops - you can fill events, drive leads, create fun and engaging content that drives interest - and you want to use your skills for good by promoting a brand that shares your same core values, then look no further than Heroic Public Speaking. It also helps that our services really are that good and people really do rave about them.
We’ve got some goals and we need your help. They’re achievable and, since you love a good challenge, you’ll be over the moon when we achieve them together. We know it matters to you that a strong and supportive team has your back.
You’ll work closely with the Heroic Public Speaking Marketing Collective, where your ideas will be heard and propelled forward. Who are we kidding? There’s no Marketing Collective. It’s you. You’re the marketing team. But, you’ll have about eight other teammates available for collaboration. They’ll celebrate your wins and help lift you up when you need it. And, if and when it becomes necessary to build out the Marketing Collective, we’ll do so.
But, in the meantime, since the marketing department will be you, you, and you, you need to be an ideas person AND an executor. If you’re one of the few people who can do both very well, we can promise you’ll jump to the head of the interview line. And there will be a line. There always is when Heroic Public Speaking goes on a journey to find their next great collaborator, friend, and catalyst.
We’ll set clear expectations and specific goals. You’ll kick off and bring home campaigns and programs to hit those goals. We’ll support, advise, nurture, encourage, and inspire you along the way.
Objectives will include, but are not limited to, the number of people in attendance at our events, website visitors, podcast listeners and subscribers, and social media followers. You’ll be asked to increase engagement and growth in our online community, dream up (and execute) new ways to make our platforms more valuable, and create impactful lead magnets that create more demand for our programs, just to name a few of the specifics.
You know how to do all of this. Or maybe you don’t. Either way is fine. We do not expect you to know how to do all the things we want you to do from the get-go. We’re a learning organization, so our most effective and successful team members are the ones most committed to learning and growing. The ones who’ll comfortably admit they don’t know something or know how to do something will say, “I don’t know but I’ll learn how.”
Don’t get us wrong. Although we may like to learn quickly and hate wasting time, we also take plenty of time off to travel or chill. We’re only at our headquarters in Lambertville, NJ for client events or the occasional team meetings. The rest of the time we work from our respective homes and do the Zoom.
Oh, also, as you’ll prefer, you’ll be responsible for maintaining, moderating, and building our social media platforms, including direct support of group members, coordinating digital actions, and corresponding as the voice of our brand on a daily basis. Our social media channels are filled with opportunities (which loosely translates to “need work”). We do have a strong following but we need you to help us kick it into high gear.
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
We don’t really care where you went to school or what level of education you’ve achieved. We care about who you are and how you show up in the world now. We have an intelligent and sophisticated group of people working together who share values.
WE DO, HOWEVER, EXPECT THE FOLLOWING
Most of these are pretty obvious but still pretty important.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills; you enjoy engaging with and influencing others.
- Willingness to take well-informed risks, not shy away from them.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet a deadline while maintaining an emphasis on detail and excellent follow-through.
- Comfort with taking direction and responding to feedback well while also having the confidence to improve company processes.
- Ability to collaborate and work in support of other teammates, as well as work independently.
- An appreciation for drama on the stage or TV but a preference to avoid it on a day-to-day basis.
- A high degree of emotional intelligence and presence of mind is an absolute.
We’re a company that values and embraces technology; you must be comfortable learning and using modern processing and communication applications, like Google Suite and Slack.
We also use the following programs: ZenDesk, ClickUp, Airtable, 1Password, and KEAP.
If you haven't used some of these platforms, don't let that discourage you. Our savvy team members were able to pick these platforms up right away with the proper training.
Salary for this position is in the range of $70,000 to $85,000, depending on experience level, plus health and retirement benefits that increase your total compensation package by about 10%. Compensation packages are revisited annually at the end of the calendar year.
WORK LOCATION AND TRAVEL
Sometimes you’ll work from home or your favorite coffee shop, and sometimes you’ll work at Heroic Public Speaking HQ in Lambertville, NJ, so you need to live in the area – at least within 45 minutes or so.
You won’t be expected to travel out of NJ or PA, but opportunities may present themselves from time to time for various reasons, such as a conference, business development meeting, or training.