Signature Speech


October 10, 28, 24, 2020
Virtual Retreat

Do you struggle and feel stuck when you have to prepare a speech?

The initial excitement can quickly turn to anxiety when you find yourself struggling to craft the right message to share with your audience…but it doesn’t have to be that way.

The Signature Speech Academy is a comprehensive program designed to take you from concept to completion of your signature speech.

You’ll leverage the creative synergy of like-minded professionals to generate ideas you might never create in isolation.

In concert with your fellow participants you will…

  • Learn an easily repeatable, step-by-step system for crafting speeches. You’ll be able to apply the steps for every speech you create without all the stress, anxiety, and feeling of getting stuck.
  • Define your target audience and zero in on the message they most need to hear. You’ll know what to say, when to say it, and how to stay away from making statements that sabotage your speech.
  • Define your target audience and zero in on the message they most need to hear. You’ll know what to say, when to say it, and how to stay away from making statements that sabotage your speech.
  • Explore three key elements you need to know in order to establish a solid foundation for your speech - if you miss even one of the elements, you may as well save time and send a memo.
  • Discover 8 ways to create captivating openings that instantly engage your audience - Can you guess what they are?
  • Develop a signature story that connects you to the audience every time - you most likely haven’t told it and don’t even realize how powerful it can be.
  • Master the skill of crafting words and phrases your audience will remember, repeat, and respond to - Once you plug these nuggets into your speech, people who didn’t even hear you speak will be quoting you.
  • Employ eight strategies you can use to deliver your point and persuade your audience - Mixing it up allows you to reach all learning styles in your audience.
  • Develop a dynamic close that inspires your audience to take action, stay in touch, and talk about you!
  • Create cliff-hanging transitions that draw your audience members in and have them lean in waiting to hear what you'll say next - musicians do this with their songs...and you'll be able to do it with your speeches.

Wait. There’s more…

  • Overcome the barriers, beliefs, and roadblocks that prevent audience members from listening before you ever open your mouth - You’ll wonder why you didn’t realize this trap before.
  • Lots of opportunities for practice and feedback in a safe setting - There will be no guesswork about your content. you’ll know what’s working, what isn’t, and what to do to make it better.
  • Participate in fun games that will unlock your creativity – your creative juices will start to flow even if you’ve been told you’re not creative.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also get…

  • 1-on-1 call with John Watkis to guarantee you have a successful experience - you’ll be able to shake off the self-doubt that tells you you’re not good enough to do this.
  • Unlimited lifetime access to the Speaking Notes Signature Speech digital video course - You’ll have all videos at your fingertips to refer to whenever you want or need to.

The Signature Speech Academy will be limited to 6 participants.

NSA Professional and Academy members $1,495
Non-members $1,795


About the Instructor

John Watkis is a professional speaker, speaking performance coach, and award-winning performer. He is the first Canadian-born actor to play the role of Mufasa in the Disney musical stage production, The Lion King.

He uses his experience as a world-class performer to teach brilliant professionals how to develop and deliver powerful presentations so they can attract their ideal clients when they speak. His practical, easy-to-use techniques prove you don’t have to be an entertainer to be entertaining.