Success Seminars

Speaker Academy



Speaker Academy Begins
Friday, June 20th


This series of workshops is designed to help you SPEAK to grow your business.

It includes 4 Live Webinar Workshops (attend from your computer) and 1 half-day Intensive that happens live and in person in Pittsburgh, PA at the beautiful Mellor House Bed and Breakfast. 

All webinars will be recorded and available for download. Each time you need to create a speech, workshop or professional presentation, you can listen to or view the recordings. These classes will become a part of your success library for years to come.

Here are more details about what’s included in this powerful 5 session series:

Webinar 1: Complete Your Signature Speech, Friday, June 20th from 10:00am to 11:30am ET. 

We’ll discuss the topics of your signature speech, identify your target audience and cover all the necessities that you’ll want to have prepared before giving your first presentation. You’ll learn how to create a presentation that fits the needs of your audience, ranging from 10 minutes to several hours.  We’ll discuss your options of using media/slides/audio/video  and including handouts for your presentations.  Most importantly, we’ll make sure that your speech not only informs and educates your audience, but also leads you to new clients, new speaking engagements and an overall increase in your business. Additionally, you’ll receive tips and strategies to:

  • Title your presentations
  • Write your professional bio
  • Create a speaker sheet
  • Develop your speaker introduction
  • Get a professional photo if you don’t already have one

Webinar 2: Create a Marketing System to Attract New Speaking Engagements, Friday, June 27th from 10:00am to 11:30am ET.

First, we’ll talk about the big, big question, “Can I get paid to speak?”  Sometimes you speak for a paycheck and sometimes you speak for marketing. We’ll talk about setting your fees and cover all the commonly asked questions about billing, getting paid and how to respond when someone asks, “What’s your fee?”, or “To speak to this audience, you’ll need to pay.”, or, “You need to pay us to speak AND pay us a portion of your sales.” 

Once you have your presentation named, and you’ve determined whether or not you’ll be charging to speak, it’s time to market yourself as a speaker. The following marketing avenues will be covered:

  • Who to contact
  • How to pitch your presentation
  • The difference between push and pull marketing 
  • How to market via direct mail
  • Telephone marketing tips
  • How to market via email 
  • How to ask for referrals
  • How to complete an online “request for speaker”
  • How to host your own events

NO CLASS on Friday, July 4th

Webinar 3: Start Speaking Friday, July 11th from 10:00am to 11:30am ET

In this class, we’ll cover everything you need to do to prepare for your presentations. We’ll talk about what to pack, what to arrange for ahead of time, how to setup the room, what support you’ll need, how to arrange for audio, video and photos for future marketing, how to make sure you stay on time, and how to manage questions from the audience. You’ll learn how to handle criticism, what to do when you’ve made a mistake, and what to do if you encounter an audience member who challenges you. You’ll receive a speaker checklist for packing and we’ll also talk about how to ask for referrals and endorsements after your presentation. 

Webinar 4: Leverage Your Speaking Success Friday, July 18th from 10:00am to 11:30am ET.

Customer service and follow up is CRITICAL to your speaking and your business success. Structured follow-up systems allow your business to thrive instead of just surviving. You’ll learn practical tips to integrate customer service systems into your daily routine, so that follow up is effective and efficient.  We’ll talk about strategies to leverage your follow up for new potential clients and how to fill your calendar with as many speaking engagements as you you want for the next several months and even a year in advance. 

Class 5: Pulling it All Together Half Day In Person Intensive: Friday, July 25th from 10:00am to 1:00pm ET.

The last session will happen mastermind style, in person, where you will be able to interact and network with your fellow classmates. Each participant will share part of their presentation and marketing material in this charming and inspirational setting at the historic Mellor House Bed and Breakfast. We’ll end our time together with a celebration lunch. 

You are encouraged to attend and interact on the live webinars as often as you can, but they will be recorded if you cannot be with us live. You’ll be able to download and view these recorded workshops over and over again as you grow your business and climb your own success ladder. This dynamic series will become a part of your success library for years to come. Those who complete the entire series will have the necessary tools   to leverage professional expertise and speaking abilities to:

  • Grow your business
  • Increase your contact list
  • Tell the world about your brilliant solutions to their problems
  • Market yourself as a speaker
  • Position yourself as an expert
  • Speak with confidence
  • Become a sought-after speaker

This class is limited to 24 participants, so don’t wait. Class registration includes:

  • All 4 Webinars and the Recorded Downloads
  • In -Person Intensive at The Mellor House (lunch included)
  • Private Online Social Group to interact with other students, ask questions and share ideas
  • Digital handouts
  • Speaker Checklists
  • Press Release Templates
  • BONUS: 90 Minute Digital Video Recording of the workshop Speak for Success, presented on May 29th

The course investment is $247 for members of Pittsburgh Professional Women, non-members pay $297

Space is limited to 24, so don’t hesitate, register now!

PPW Members Register Here $247

NON-Members Register Here for $297

If you have any trouble registering, would like to pay by check or need to setup a payment plan, call (412) 202-6983

 These webinar workshops are a part of an ongoing series from:

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Here’s what other women have to say about Beth Caldwell’s workshops:

Candice KomarBeth gives you the practical tips and guidance to bring the dreams into reality.

Candice L. Komar, Founding Partner & Shareholder

Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC


Nancy Ferree I’m starting a new life at age 57 and Beth has helped me tremendously to tell the world about it! 

Nancy Ferre M.Ed, CBT
Certified Biofeedback Technician

Crystal DavisBeth’s presentation made me understand my true value.  

Crystal Davis, MBA, LMC

Spiritual Teacher, Mentor, Coach and Speaker

Maureen CiarollaA nice package, great blend of information. Truly impactful workshop.

Maureen Ciarolla, Entrepreneur and HR Consultant

Bonnie Budzowski Beth–your work makes a big impact! 

Bonnie Budzowski, Book and Presentation Expert, Communications Coach, InCredible Messages



Meet the Presenter:

Beth Caldwell is an author, speaker and business success strategist. A public relations expert, Beth helps her clients to elevate their presence and become respected experts and leaders in their industry. She is a “40 Under 40″ winner, having been recognized by Pittsburgh Magazine as one of the city’s most influential young leaders. She is the founder of Pittsburgh Professional Women and Leadership Academy for Women.  Her books include I Wish I’d Known THAT! Secrets to Success in Business, Inspired Entrepreneurs, EMPOWER, and the newly released book Smart Leadership. Beth is the mom of two college age sons  and JJ Kitty. She lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Now is the time to STRATEGIZE YOUR SUCCESS! Register now for this helpful virtual workshop series and get ready to BOOST your business.