You might be the best speaker in the world but if you aren’t getting booked and you are relying on income from your speaking then you aren’t going to be a speaker for very long.
If you aren’t getting the bookings, you think you should be, you may not be able to see what’s missing the mark. You need someone who books speakers all the time to tell you what you need to do differently so that you get booked.
With 20 years’ experiences of selling speakers to Corporates for 4, 5 and 6 figure fees I can save you a lot of time by pin pointing exactly what's letting you down and identify where you can immediately improve so that you can get more bookings and earn higher fees. Be warned I won’t pull my punches, I’ll tell you the hard truth about what doesn’t work based on my experience in the industry. This is going to be more of a Simon Cowell rather than a Len Goodman experience - so may not be for you.
If I can’t identify any actions that will help you, I won’t charge you.
How does it work?
I will send you a questionnaire about your Speaking Business so that I can look into all aspects of how you present yourself to potential bookers. I will review this and note my findings. I'll then book in a telephone/video call of 45 to 60 minutes with you so that I can take you through my findings in person and explain everything to you one to one. You can record the call so that you can then refer back to it (or we can record it for you)
“I really can't recommend a session with Maria highly enough. With her deep and dedicated experience both from the client and the speaker angle she has the ability to give you the most eye-opening insights that can completely renew your speaking career. She pushes you right out of your comfort zone and ingrained habits- and gives you both the inspiration and the actionable tools to completely reinvent and reposition yourself to keep in step with what the speaking world needs “ Sahar Hashemi
"I've known Maria for years and have always enjoyed her professional and caring speaker bureau service. But I’ve discovered recently that she is mentoring speakers. I want always to improve and our short exploratory chat turned into several sessions so much was there. It’s like you had always a feeling that something is missing in the dish you prepare and then, a great chef shows you that you can add that and that and that… and drop some stuff too. Now, I’m cooking differently--I hope better for those who taste them. What’s more, Maria sends you the recordings of your sessions and my advice is watch them. By going back through the recordings, you’ll find, as I did, some nuggets of gold that I had missed the first time. Maria is not a coach. She’s rather one of those custom-made tailors, London is famous for, who will help you to feel yourself. How about cooking like a chef and in style? Try it." Isaac Getz - Renowned Leadership Expert, award winning Author and Professor at ESCP Business School
"Maria proves that you can take the transactional to transformational." Jamil Qureshi
“I’ve been a full time professional speaker for 17 years and have spoken at conferences all over the world but this was still the best money I’ve ever spent to take my business to the next level. A thorough, honest appraisal of what I can improve on and 20 action points to take away from the 90 minutes session with Maria. Fabulous." Philip Hesketh
"Thank you for all your support and encouragement - see below the words I printed out and put next to my monitor. I've looked at them many times over the past months and they inspired my thinking as I worked on my new website.” Antoinette Dale Henderson
I have had the great privilege of being mentored on becoming more bookable by awesome ‘Speaker Industry' expert - Maria Franzoni. What Maria doesn’t know about the speaking industry isn’t worth knowing and she continues to excel in every area, from securing bookings, negotiating lucrative contracts and creating really impactful speaker showreels, to running speaker appraisals, highly effective workshops and 1-2-1 mentoring. Maria lives and breathes this industry and instinctively knows what works. She has razor sharp focus and is highly creative, generating a myriad of ideas which are incredibly relevant, thought provoking and impactful. Maria transforms good speakers into exceptional speakers and is highly respected and loved by both bookers and speakers alike. I can’t recommend her highly enough. Sylvia Baldock
I have just experienced a Speaker Business Appraisal with Maria Franzoni and I was blown away by the quality and quantity of useful tips packed into the session. I had assumed there would be some feedback, and coaching, and a few useful tips, but Maria over-delivered by a country mile. She was direct, decisive, clear, focussed, thorough, and 100% switched on to my business and needs for the whole session. I was bombarded with incredibly useful tips and I agreed with every single one. She had a useful external point of view and utilised her years of experience in the industry to cut to the chase. Brilliant. Paula Reid
"Maria's advice and expertise was so on point. After years of seeing speaking as a vehicle to share my expertise in the careers space, I finally took the leap to identify as a professional speaker. She offered valuable insight on how to position myself and how to prepare a good quality showreel. Maria built my confidence to really go for it and helped me to capitalise on the work I had done so far as well as avoid the pitfalls and wrong turns on the route. If you want high quality support and insight from a real expert with genuine knowledge of what bookers and clients want - then Maria must be your first point of call." Erica Sosna
"QJ and I both found the session really useful and practical and want to rush off and do everything!" Henry Rose Lee
"I had a speaking business appraisal with Maria, and was very impressed and grateful for her advice. She made such thoughtful and practical suggestions, with ideas that were very valuable to me beyond my speaking business. Her advice will help me achieve my goals faster than I could have on my own." Mark Fritz