A 4-week group workshop to refine your core message & craft the signature talk you'll share again and again

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You've got a message to share and a heart to help others. Life has taught you lessons that can help someone else, saving them time, heartache or struggle if only they knew. But you don't know where to start. How to get your message to the people who need it.

You have your message written, but you’re not sure if it’s good enough. You’re not confident you have something of value that people would pay you to share. That your message is as good as you want it to be. As good as it can be.

You’ve done the work to develop your message into a bookable speech, but you’re not sure what steps to take to find and secure paid speaking opportunities. How to get booked.

Do any of these sound familiar?

If you're a woman with a story to tell, a message to share or insights to teach, you need a guide to lay out the roadmap from aspiring to professional speaker. It all starts with that one perfect speech—your Signature Talk. 

Hi, I'm Lori Robertson, your SpeakHer Coach

For over 20 years, I’ve worked with speakers and live events, serving both on the stage and behind the scenes. Producing events, hiring and coaching speakers, I’ve worked with some of the most impactful, well-known communicators of our time, moving audiences to specific goals and leading them toward key takeaways. Together, we changed the lives of millions of women.

Today, I work with women like you—the next generation of dynamic communicators. Through workshops and courses along with 1:1 and group coaching, I guide aspiring, new and experienced speakers to craft compelling messages that connect with audiences and win with event planners and producers every time.

Signature Talk Workshop is a 4-week group course that takes you from a woman who dreams about changing lives as a speaker or has dabbled in speaking to a speaker whose Signature Talk is ready to promote and be paid to share.

This is the talk you've crafted intentionally from your own personal, core message with a specific audience in mind and a problem you'll help them solve. Your Signature Talk connects with the audience you want to serve, draws them in and provides them with clear next steps to apply what they've learned. It's where all professional speakers start. 



The world changes when you take the stage.

Your Signature Talk—Your Speaking Career Building Block

Each week's training is taught live on Sundays at 6:00 CST via Zoom. We cover 25-30 minutes of the content for the week followed by Q&A. Every week, the Zoom session is recorded, and the replay is posted in the private Facebook group for any workshop participants who would like to watch or revisit any of the content.





Taught Live via Zoom

Each module is accompanied by a weekly workbook. Students will invest 20-30 minutes each of 5 days that week working through individual exercises and make tangible steps in developing her Signature Talk.




Individual Exercises & Course Workbook

A key success factor in this course is walking through the process step-by-step with a group of like-minded women. You can rely on the course to provide all the "what", "why" and "how" of the professional speaker path. But working with women on the same journey offers you even more support, encouragement, accountability and practical help to bring it all together. 




Group Coaching

Isn't it time to get serious and find your next step? 

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nancy collyer

"This opportunity has opened my eyes to give me the tools to then foster my confidence to be a speaker.

I would recommend Signature Talk Workshop 100 percent!" 

deidre westpheling

"You can't just jump onto stage hoping to wing something fantastic without first thinking of the audience.

This course is a great way to lay the foundation of your Signature Talk." 

"Because of this workshop, I've come to the realization I also have something to offer outside of a church setting. I've been given the tools to create and deliver a compelling message. It's because of Lori and her instruction that this has happened for me, and I am deeply grateful."

cathy heiser

what they're saying

Bonus Pre-Training

Before the Workshop starts, we clear the decks with some mindset training that addresses some of the disempowering, unhelpful thoughts that we all have from time to time. Things like:

● I'm not an expert. Who am I to share?
● I have nothing original to say.
● I'm not ready yet. I should wait until I am.


professional speaker mindset

Module 01

This is square one. It's the best place to start, looking inside before we look outside. Starting with the big picture before we get into the details. We'll cover:

● What a Signature Talk is and why it's the most powerful tool in your speaker tool kit
● Defining your core message for the world
● Specifying the audience you want to talk to and the problem you'll help them solve
● Determining your talk's key takeaway



Module 02

Now it's time to flesh out your talk's outline. This week, we'll talk about:

● The power of story and why stories are the principal vehicle for connecting with an audience and making an lasting impact
● How to catalog and retain your best stories with a personal story library
● Brainstorming elements for your talk and determining the points of your talk outline
● Options for your talk's structure; finding the best one for your content and your talk's purpose

course outline

Module 03

We're in the home stretch in crafting your talk. It's time to make sure your talk hits its mark with a stickiness that lasts through a strong opening and a clear closing. This week, we'll cover:

● The 3 C's of a strong talk intro
● Driving your message home with a clear and compelling closing call to action
● Creating a Signature Talk Roadmap that lays out your talk in a modular way that can be customized for different audiences, environments and objectives



In the 4th week of the Workshop, it's time to share your work. Each Workshop participant has the opportunity to sign up to present her 20-minute Signature Talk to the rest of the workshop group. Until you take your talk out of your mind and off the paper you've written it on, you don't know what you have. Or if you even have it. But putting the words in your mouth and sharing them live, seeing reactions and hearing feedback is invaluable. It's a key part of the process, and it makes you a speaker. How cool is that?

Taking Your Talk for a Test Drive

Bonus Post-Training

Now that you have a bookable, sellable talk, now what?? I'd never leave you hanging. After you've given your talk, we'll dig into a bonus training to talk about the other pieces on your speaker path:

● Building your speaker brand
● Promoting yourself and your message
● Finding and pursuing paid speaking gigs
● Managing your speaker business like a pro

what's next?

Ready to go all in and take the next steps in your professional speaking career?

Don’t let fear or uncertainty hold you back. Don’t let another year go by without stepping into your dream. Don’t continue to sit on the sidelines when you know you were meant for the stage.

Don’t keep your message to yourself, missing the opportunity to serve and help people who are waiting for exactly the help you have inside you.

What could life look like a year from now...
    ● if you start on your speaker path today?
  ● if you’ve crafted your Signature Talk that shares your core message—your heart’s message—in a clear and compelling way?
    ● if you’ve been hired to speak at events filled with the very people your message is for?

Doesn’t that sound like the future you’re meant for? Like the “more” you know you’re meant to find?

That’s why I’m here. That’s what I want for you.

Let’s work together to make today’s dream tomorrow’s reality.

Now is the time to find your next step. The path is right in front of you.
It’s time to put your message into words and get it to the people it’s meant for. To find the meaning and impact you've been dreaming of.

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who is the workshop for?

have questions?

All coaching programs are done via FaceTime or phone call! Whichever you prefer.

You bet! We have Decide + Conquer Program graduates from all over the world- United States, New Zealand, England, Japan, Australia, Sweden, and more.

If there is not a time that works with your schedule, send an email to LB@Laurenbongiorno.com with your time zone and times in the next week that you are available for your consultation call.

 Program pricing starts at $2,000. We have different programs and payment plans to meet your needs. Let’s get you started by booking a free consultation call.

Because of the nature of the content, all sales are final.

Signature Talk Workshop is for women who want to help others through cultivating and maximizing public speaking opportunities. Whether you're just thinking about sharing your message, have had a few opportunities to speak or have been paid to speak but long for more impact and income, the best next step is developing a solid, compelling keynote speech you can confidently share again and again.

what if I'm terrified to speak in front of people?

Most everyone has some degree of nervousness around public speaking. That's one of the reasons the Workshop starts with a bonus mindset training. Our feelings (like anxiety) are always driven by our thinking. If we challenge and shift the ways we think about public speaking, what we have to share, where our focus belongs when we take the stage, we can lessen our nervousness around speaking. Secondarily, following a proven formula to create a compelling talk and practicing your talk is the other piece of putting your mind and your nerves!) to rest so you can settle in, enjoy giving your talk and serve your audience in the way you've come to serve.

i know i want to be a speaker, but I don't know what I want to talk about or who it's for.

That's exactly where we start with the Signature Talk Workshop. We look in before we look out. We dig inward to find our core message. The thing we'd shout from the rooftops to share with the world. Whether you come into the Workshop knowing what you want to share or eager to find out, getting clear on your your core message is the best place to start.

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Maleia Evans

"Lori’s patience, understanding and attention to detail was instrumental in helping me recognize opportunities that I was missing and her coaching guidance created winning strategies for overcoming that. In working with Lori, I found my true north as a professional speaker. Lori is an excellent coach and tailors her approach according to both the needs of the event organizers who hire speakers and the speaker, themselves. The course was very beneficial to my continued growth and success as a speaker and I recommend Lori, without hesitation, to anyone interested in improving their skills, network, and professional image as a speaker." 

Mary Nastukov

"Before the Workshop, I was searching for my next step, my next season, my ultimate calling. It was the push I needed. The focus I needed. The commitment and fellowship I needed. I never imagined calling myself a speaker or communicator until this workshop and the events that led up to it. Now, I'm walking boldly, facing my fears.

Should you join the Workshop? YES!! This not only helps you did deep, organize your thoughts, and have accountability, but it truly forces you to face fears and find the conviction and resolution in your heart that THIS is what you are meant to do. If you want to know, DO this workshop!"