HPS Stream free livestream event
HPS Stream free livestream event

How to create transformative content that books gigs and changes lives

February 1 & 2, 2021, 12:00pm - 6:00pm EST (View PST)

Do not expect large conferences to be back in full swing this year.

The pandemic ripped the rug out from almost everyone who serves audiences around the world. Every bit of momentum that you had prior to the pandemic may have come to a screeching halt.

This is the reality for most speakers and anyone who serves the industry – for today.

But we are an optimistic, hopeful, and tenacious bunch. We’re gritty and most definitely not the type to lay down and roll over. We will scratch, claw, and will our way back.

Speakers will get back to standing center stage in pursuit of big ideas, transformational experiences, and the magical moments and insights that come from being together in the same room.

And when that time comes, you need to be ready to soar. You need to be ready to change the world one speech at a time… because that’s what a transformational speech does, it changes the world and the people in it – including you, the speaker.

The pandemic may have shown or reminded you of the importance of the interwoven twin pillars of success: self-reliance and a supportive community. We hope you have also realized, or remembered, that the world needs you sharing your transformational ideas in service of people, institutions, and, yes, the future of humanity: now, more than ever.

Maybe this horrible pandemic is the poke, nudge, or solid push you need to propel you toward making bigger, stronger, and more decisive choices in service of your real dreams.

Maybe you are finally convinced that your voice must matter.

If, prior to the pandemic, you became a speaker just because you wanted to be famous, important, rich, and popular, there won’t be much for you on the other side of this.

However, if you are an artist in the form of a leader, teacher, trainer, humanist, spiritualist, economist, psychologist, sociologist, journalist, janitor, activist, astronaut, NAVY SEAL, FBI agent, CEO, Olympian, botanist, barista, baker, candlestick maker, or simply someone who wants to make the world a better place, opportunities for you will abound. This is your time to shine.

But … and this is a big but ... in order to help the world heal (and for you to recapture your lost momentum), you’ve got to have something to say that is relevant, important, and interesting to your audience.

You need the words.

And, of course, you’ve got to be able to say it in a way that people will clamor for it. Because, mark these words: audiences will clamor for events and for speakers who can change the way they think, feel, and act. We hope it’s in 2021. And while we’re not meteorologists, when audiences are ready, it’ll rain conferences. You’ll be drowning in big, bountiful in-person bookings. With every breath you take, you’ll feel nourished by more and more gigs.

That also means speaker competition will be tougher than ever as gigs start coming back. Your content and ability to perform that content needs to stand out. If you think you can continue to wing it, that any meeting planner cares about a $99 “virtual presenter” certification, or that a fancy set of lights and slick graphics is going to set you up to be in the first round of speakers who get booked for in-person gigs post-pandemic, well … we don’t have those things to sell you.

Here’s what we do have for you, for free: for the first time ever, we’re delivering two days worth of keynote, breakout, and workshop content development training session to help you and your content stand out among the most experienced professionals, with integrity and confidence.

Yes, for free.

We’re candid people; working with you at a distance via a livestream is not our first choice. It’s not even our second or third choice. Our brilliance (and our passion) lies within turning our students into world-class speakers and performers at HPS HQ in New Jersey. But, continuing to serve you and your dreams via a 2-day free livestream event is a heck of a lot better than keeping your head in the ground. Ostriches, we’re not. Let’s livestream, HPS style: a way that leads with a deep and profound focus on efficacy, intimacy, safety, meaning, empathy, community, impact, and ROI.

Did you notice that we mentioned the entire 2-day event is free? This is an event for kind, generous, and thoughtful people who are interested in doing big things that have a meaningful impact and make the world a better place. Does that sound like you? If so, save your spot.

Two days of jam-packed sessions that apply to keynotes, workshops, breakouts, webinars, and all forms of short content:

MODULE 1

Ideation

From Expert to Visionary
Anyone can label themselves as an expert these days. Discover how to move out of Expertville and move into Visionary town so you can get booked again and again (it’s less work in the long-run).

The Foundational Five Workshop
Unpack the elements that are essential for any great speech. You’ll start to uncover which type of audience works best for you, and why it’s important to start with a specific audience in the writing process.

MODULE 2

Content Development & Organization

Cataloging Captivating Content
Explore the content you already have in your head: the good, the bad, and that which you should save for later to truly understand how much additional content you’ll need to generate.

Story Crafting
We’ll get you started with a process so that you don’t have to stare at a blank screen and hope the words write themselves. Then, explore how to pick stories that are appropriate for your message so that you have a balance of material that’ll keep your audience engaged throughout your performances.

Fast & Furious Tips
Dive into some of the top mistakes that we see speakers making on stage and in Zoom. You’ll shake your first toward the sky, wishing you knew these tips all along to make your content development easier and more consistent.

MODULE 3

Scriptwriting

Your Writing Plan Revealed
Get clear on the results that you want to produce, discovering how to get past writer’s block (even when it feels impossible).

All Things Theatrical
Surprise and delight your audience in a way that makes them feel more connected to you and your message. Explore elements of your own special skills that will enhance your performance. This is especially essential in virtual performances, where you are also your own set designer, sound engineer, and stylist.

Live Content Editing
Witness our Head Writing Coach trim and tweak content from a keynoter in the midst of working on their speech (and prepare to have your mind blown).

On Playing Actions
Discover how to stay on top of how an audience feels, now matter how they enter the virtual room. You’ll learn how to present content in a way that aligns with how you’d like your audience to react, while still being authentic and message-driven.

MODULE 4

Rehearsal & Performance

How to Rehearse for World-Class Performances
A 7-Step process to backup your talent (hint: it’s more than memorizing lines).

Performance Masterclass You’ll observe two in-person, socially-distanced, one-on-one coaching sessions that are as transformative for you as for the person on stage.

We’ve worked with:

Here’s what makes us stand out:

It seems like everyone and their brother are doing livestreams. This 2-day livestream is better than your brother’s … unless your brother is Lin Manuel Miranda. Then, by all means, if there’s a scheduling conflict between us and Lin Manuel Miranda, feel free to choose hanging with the creator of Hamilton over us. Send him our love.

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Did you know we’re usually referral only?

Everyone is in a different place right now, and doing this for free and available to our community that wants to perform gives you the opportunity to train with us in a way that has previously been unavailable. And, at the same time it gives us the opportunity to offer—to those for whom the time and situation is right—to enroll in our more advanced training.

So… we only ask for you not to attend if you’re one of these two people:

We’ve got enough things to worry about in the world, and critics shouldn’t be one of them. Keeping a positive, productive space leaves room for transformation.

Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean your content has to be stuck, too. Set yourself up for a successful 2021 speaking career.

FREE 2-DAY EVENT

How to create transformative content that books gigs and changes lives

February 1 & 2, 2021, 12:00pm - 6:00pm EST (View PST)