What's the Speaker Studio all about?

An important function of the "studio" is to get confirmation on what we do right and awareness of what we do that can be improved. It's been suggested that "magic" takes place at Speaker Studio.

Presenters get ideas, feedback in a "safe" place

What happens? Speakers get lots of critique, yes, but much more importantly, they get many suggestions for adding value to already good material. These speakers, already being paid to speak, recognize the need to get better so they can expect better fees!

Presenters range in experience from beginners to seasoned pros. Even the seasoned presenter is looking for ways to do better. Or working on new material. Or looking for a way to improve an introduction or a signature story. Or they're venturing into a new area and need a "safe" place to experiment.


Our methodology: We ask presenters what their purpose is and what kind of feedback they want or need. We provide feedback in a structured environment that includes guidelines both for evaluators and for speakers. This helps to provide supportive, constructive, and useful advice.

Is there an area of your speaking or your speaking business that would benefit from some feedback? Come join us at Speaker YOU and experience the valuable feedback and encouragement to help you improve in any area of the speaking business.

Speaker YOU usually meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at MAC6 in Tempe. 

You may attend these sessions as a Guest. However, if you wish to present, you must be a Chapter member in good standing and you must email Rita Hudgens. We ask that you attend as a participant twice, before you sign up for time to present.

In a regular meeting, we have two 30-minute slots. Speakers can use the time to receive feedback and tips for a specific purpose, like trying out new material or a new form of speaking. They can also get feedback about marketing materials, web sites, or a book idea.

Jim and I attended the last session and it was amazing!! Don is GREAT at leading this...and the privilege of having some platform time with constructive feedback is priceless!! Don't miss this. We will both be at as many as possible!— Naomi Rhode

To present and get feedback on your content, click here for information on upcoming events.

***Must have attended at least twice before requesting to present.


10869 N. Scottsdale Road

Suite 103, PMB 238

Scottsdale, AZ 85254




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