Skill Level Beginner
- For my first speaking gig, I got paid with a slice of pizza. Pepperoni, thin crust to be exact. And I'll be honest, I had no idea public speaking could be a career beyond free pizza. I discovered you can actually get paid to tell your startup story to help others. And in this course, I want to help you do just that. I believe the power of speaking comes through honest storytelling, not lecturing. Don't worry about your credentials or level of expertise or your degrees. Your story is captivating enough. In this course, I'm going to provide you methods and tactics to hone your message, craft your talk, and position yourself for paid speaking gigs. Along the way, we'll uncover your unique, entrepreneurial stories so you can deliver a speech that provides an audience transformation. I'm Jess Ekstrom. I am en entrepreneur, speaker, and author of "Chasing the Bright Side." I turned my dorm room startup, Headbands of Hope, into a seven-figure business that helps hundreds of thousands of kids fight cancer through fashion. Now I speak over 50 times a year to campuses or corporations and conferences. I was just so hooked on this idea that my story could help other people write theirs. Please join me as we dive in to turning your entrepreneurial journey into a valuable keynote speech.