Ask the Expert – Q&A with Maria Franzoni – 30 minutes

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Book a 30 minute call with Maria

In business things come up and you need to know who you can ask for help.

When I have a question relating to finances I know that I can go to my accountant.  If I need help with my website I have my trusted web man.  I’m sure you do too. But what happens when you have a problem related to your speaking business and you don’t know anyone who has the experience, expertise, and objective view to advise you - where do you go?  Well now you can ask Maria.  Book a call in and get help.

Some of the areas Maria has been advising speakers with:
  • How do I price my services for this particular enquiry?
  • What do I do, I put in my proposal and the client is not responding?
  • I've got a fantastic testimonial for work just done what do I do with it now to get more work?
  • The client wants me to quote but hasn’t given me a budget, how do I handle it?
  • I’m having a battle with Ts and Cs, what do I do?
  • The client is intending on paying me 90 days after the event, how do I get paid now?

The call will be recorded, so that you can refer back to it as and when you need to.

"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

"I had a one to one strategy session with Maria -  it was exactly what I needed and more. Having the opportunity to explore challenges from an external viewpoint was invaluable and helped me to move forwards when my own emotional connection was getting in the way - I'm excited to get on with putting my plan into action." Alex Staniforth, Adversity Adventurer

“My Q&A session with Maria was focussed on improving my business, full of practical tips, and excellent value. This is just a brilliant way to get access to over 20 years of experience in how to position yourself with bureaus. If you’re serious about working with bureaus this is a no-brainer”  Bob Ferguson

"I reached out to Maria when I thought I was ready...and she gave me what I am always most grateful for. BRUTAL, honest, direct feedback. She said the things I feared but others just weren't saying. I didn't like it, but I did believe it, and over a 3 year period I worked on it. After a chance meeting I mentioned I was so thankful for her advice those years ago. She looked at my 'stuff' again and she was so complimentary...and because I knew I could trust her - I continue to turn to her for her expert input."  Amy Brann

I have 4 pages of A4 notes from my mentoring session with Maria yesterday, with 'aha' moments galore. Many were things I knew already but hadn't really acted on as a professional speaker and others were the sort of insights into the speaking business that would take years (and no doubt lots of costly mistakes) to find out. Thank you Maria! Penny Pullan

I really enjoyed our chat. I definitely feel much better after getting your advice and excited about moving forward with my speaking business. Lots of changes to make but everything you said makes perfect sense and having your experienced eye on my work will doubtless prove to be invaluable. Shola Kaye

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