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.