Get Paid to Speak

You Are 2 1/2 Days Away from Jump-Starting Your Speaking Business!

Are you ready to catapult your career to the next level? If you are an author, speaker, trainer, or consultant who wants to make more money and help more people, this workshop is for you. Let us show you how to create more streams of revenue by getting paid to speak. World Champions of Public Speaking Ed Tate and Darren LaCroix will show you how to avoid the mistakes that most emerging professional speakers make. With their expert advice, you will become the speaker you've always wanted to be, and the speaker whom meeting professionals want to hire.

At Get Paid to Speak LIVE Master Workshop you will learn how to achieve more in the next four months than you have in the last four years. If you join us as a VIP, you will actually leave the event with your own brand-new product in hand. Come to the event with an open mind and a basic idea of what you'd like to accomplish and watch magic happen!

But Here's the Problem!

Every day, more and more new speakers hang out their shingles in the hopes of getting rich. Without the proper guidance, training, and skills, those speakers will spend hundreds (if not thousands) of hours and dollars floundering through their careers. They will fall prey to "get rich quick" promises that do nothing more than drain their bank accounts. They will make mistakes, travel far in the wrong direction, and end up no closer to the goal than when they started. The road is bumpy when you don't know whom to trust. If anyone promises that you can make hundreds of thousands of dollars your first year, watch out! In fact, run! If you are a TV reality star or win an Olympic gold with a dramatic personal story behind it, maybe. For the rest of us, it takes time to build a lucrative speaking business. It will never happen if you are trying to figure it all out yourself.

Having Too Much "Good" Information isn't Good Either!

Learning to be a professional speaker can be described as "drinking water from a fire hose." There are many different ways to approach the speaking business and many different successful business models. Which business model is best for you? The problem comes when you try to do them all. Attempting to follow too many business models, social media tactics, leveraging strategies, and mentors may cause insanity! Of course, you could learn how to be a speaker on your own, you could even find people who are just one step ahead of you. But how much time will you waste?

There is a Better Way

Take a deep breath and relax. You can accomplish a great deal for little or no money if you know the secrets. Let World Champions of Public Speaking Ed Tate and Darren LaCroix show you how to get started quickly in today’s market. Much has changed in the public speaking arena in the past ten years, and it continues to change. Let the experts guide you and your business to the next level. Darren and Ed have two very different business models. You’ll get two different perspectives from two men who approach the business from different directions. You will take away the best of both worlds.

Learning from the Best in the Business

There is a great quote from Isaac Newton: "If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." Learn from successful professionals who are constantly practicing and perfecting their art. Darren LaCroix and Ed Tate are World Champions and top speakers in the industry. Why not take their combined 35 years of experience and infuse it into your own style? There’s more advice out there on speaking than there are good speakers. Whose advice will you follow?  Are you willing to risk ten years of experimenting when you can have the best advice in your hands by next week? Because we limit the size of the annual Master Workshop, you will get the answers you need for the level of experience you have and the market you are serving.

Why Should You Attend?

When you attend Get Paid to Speak, you will learn how to jumpstart your business and...

  • Market yourself as a speaker
  • Stand out from the competition to get more speaking gigs 
  • Start generating multiple streams of speaking income
  • Gain credibility quickly on a shoestring budget
  • Find other budgets to tap into when the organization can’t afford your fee
  • Get 10 articles published in the next 10 days in your preferred industries
  • Easily create your own MP3 (VIPs get to take home at end of event)
  • Sell your educational tools while you sleep
  • Make your car payment with small business write-offs
  • Keep increasing your fee,and get it over and over again
  • Earn product income every time you speak, even if you don’t own any product

Check Out What Our Raving Fans Have To Say!

Why Now? This Live Master Workshop Happens Only Once per Year

You may have heard the old adage, “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.” That's not how we operate! Our world-class faculty is comprised of working experts. They are out on stages around the world doing what they do best. They take time out of their schedules to give back and teach what they do, how they do it, and to show you the most up-to-date insights in the industry.

Due to their in-demand schedules, we hold this workshop only once per year. To assure that you have a transformational experience, we have two leading industry experts running this workshop for you.

But this is not about our faculty; this is about your transformation. So what are you waiting for? Graduates of our live events were just like you.  They were waiting. Waiting for the right time, waiting to see how it goes, waiting for their careers to take off, waiting to invest in themselves, not really sure what they were waiting for - until they attended a LIVE Master Workshop and experienced the breakthrough of a lifetime.

Our graduates overwhelmingly agree that attending a live event was the turning point for their presentation careers. These graduates say that attending a LIVE Master Workshop is the only way to get these benefits:

  • A major breakthrough of understanding that launches a transformation
  • A change of mindset from a hobby level to world-class professional
  • Motivation from everyone in the room
  • Rapid growth from the ideas shared by masters in professional speaking
  • Personalized insights from the masters

The Results? Our Graduates Explain:

dave-and-darren“My feedback forms from a recent presentation I gave were outstanding.  As a result, I’ve been asked to present three more times and develop a seminar.  I can see where I applied what I learned in the training it’s making a big difference already.   - David Fritzlen

Oliver Cozby “You got me thinking about doing this in ways I never imagined.” - Oliver Cozby

 Charlotte Endorf“Thanks for the feedback on increasing our speaking rates. We did it as of the first of the year, and they didn’t hesitate. Amazing going from $200 to $500! Using your modified agreement form is working great, too.” - Charlotte Endorf

I have received my first speaking paycheck! Your advice helped me realize what I was getting into, and it sure helped me avoid many of the pitfalls that others make routinely. Thanks for your help.” -  Teresa Westcott

Lei Wang“During the LIVE Master Workshop, I was coached to adjust my direction and get more focused. I took action based on their recommendations. I’m now halfway through writing my book!  - Lei Wang

Jeff Purtee“One of the presenters asked the audience ‘What are you waiting for?’ It was the slap in the face I needed to get serious. I’m now working on my long-term plan to build my business.”  - Jeff Purtee

Our LIVE Master Workshops are among the best in the industry because you get

  • To focus for two full days and eliminate distractions from the outside world
  • To ask your specific questions to your situation and audience type
  • To meet other serious professionals and learn from the entire group
  • A live course that adapts discussion to suit you and your experience level
  • A star-studded lineup of industry experts
  • Small audience size so that you get the personal attention you need
  • Personalized coaching to help you fine-tune your skills on the spot
  • Insider tips on how to build your successful speaking business
  • The kick you need to transform your speaking style

No one else offers this level of education from an expert lineup with personalized coaching for such a great price!

So what are YOU waiting for? Don’t lose another day.  We intentionally limit our event size to guarantee the best learning experience for you.  Sign up today to reserve your seat.

How Much is this Going to Cost?

Great question. First, let’s take a quick look at exactly what you get. The bonus could be worth more to you than the workshop itself.

If your goal is to be the best, you need the best training on the planet. While it would be wonderful to have a coach walking you through every step of the process, that's not always an option. When you save your seat, you will get our Get Paid to Speak by Next Week home study course. This is a $497 bonus! Totally. Free.

This program will show you fast and simple ways to get started speaking now while setting the stage for more. You will learn how to become known as a speaker and gain more confidence, more ability to influence, and more invitations for repeat engagements. If you'd like to have an unfair advantage over your competition, this is the program for you.

Stage Time University members - congratulations, you already have access to this program! Be sure to review the program to help you get the most out of this event. If you have been through it before, be a sponge again. You will get more out of it each time you review it. Want a gold medal? Train like an Olympian!

The Early Bird Advantage is Huge!

If you register 30 days prior to the workshop, you can bring a friend for free. Yup. That’s right, but only if you register 30 days prior to the event. This applies to either LIVE Seats or Virtual Seats. Plan ahead. You win, and so does your friend! The cool bonus part is that you and your friend will receive world-class training together. You will be able to help each other apply your newfound skills after the event. Sweet.

You can also share your bonus with your friend. That would help you both get more out of the LIVE Master Workshop.

Which Seat Would be Best for You?

Dana Morgan Barnes“I got my money’s worth before the first break on the first day! Being a VIP made this training explosive. I will be a VIP every time at any training in the future.”  – Dana Morgan-Barnes

Why be a VIP COACHEE at the Get Paid to Speak Workshop?

Here is what past Workshop VIPs have said about being coached at a Master Workshop:

Terry Begue“I now have so much more confidence.” – Terry Begue

Gary McKinsey“When I’m coached, I internalize new techniques. The benefits are quick and lasting. – Gary McKinsey

“Getting coached forces you to risk, which ultimately pays off.” – Dave Chase

The other cool part of being a VIP COACHEE is that everyone in the room will become like a mastermind for you and your material. It’s like having a room full of business coaches helping you with your story.

As a VIP, you will walk away with:

• 3 YouTube videos you can upload right away.
• Your own MP3 co-authored with Darren & Ed that you can start selling right away!
• You'll get personal business coaching from Darren & Ed at the event.
• You'll get "market specific" strategies from Darren & Ed.

So, What’s the Investment?

When Darren opened his simple sandwich shop business the investment was $60,000. That was just for one store. In the speaking world some people think they can print a business card and write a speech and they are in business. Yikes! Not successfully. Even though you don’t need a retail location and you can start out of your home, you still need to invest in education. To jump start your speaking business you need to first fully understanding this business and how it works. It should cost you $10,000 to get started to make sure you are serious. It doesn’t.

Consider this too: what’s your time worth? What if you could create better marketing materials faster? What if you knew how to use your time and resources wisely, handle tough audiences, and keep them engaged for the entire training? If you do a quick search, you’ll see that typical Professional Speaking business training programs range from $5,000 - $10,000.

Not here. We have made first-class transformational training fun and affordable. How? We don’t work for some big company. It’s just the two of us doing what we love so you can help your audiences. We are not sending some average trainer for you. You will be with 2 Industry Experts who have been training trainers for over a decade. You won’t look at training the same way again, Darrenteed.

Have you attended this event before? Click here to contact us to see if you qualify for a special rate.

August 9-11, 2018

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday

Time: Day 1 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm Doors open @ 11:30am

Day 2 - 9:00am - 9:00pm Doors open @ 8:30am

Day 3 - 9:00am - 5:00pm Doors open @ 8:30am

Where: La Quinta 

Las Vegas Airport South

6560 Surrey St,

Las Vegas, NV  89119

Can’t make it? Get our home study program in CD or Online: Get Paid to Speak by Next Week@

Our place or yours? Have this Master Workshop at your organization. Contact our office: 888-528-4451

About Your Faculty

About Darren LaCroix


In 2001, Darren LaCroix, the World Champion of Public Speaking, outspoke 25,000 contestants from 14 countries to win that title. That was just a benchmark. Since that victory Darren has traveled the world demystifying the process of creating a powerful speech. He has roused audiences in faraway places like Saudi Arabia, China, Oman, Malaysia, and Taiwan with his inspirational journey from first-rate chump to first-class champ, proving anything is possible if you are willing to work for it.

About Ed Tate

Ed Tate is a former training director for Rocky Mountain News. He started his professional speaking career working for a popular seminar company. Ed’s success in business has spanned more than two decades. For 14 years, he was a successful national account executive, selling over $500 million in products and services to corporations and entrepreneurs throughout the United States. In 1998, he formed his company, Ed Tate & Associates, LLC, a professional development firm that provides keynote and endnote presentations and workshops. His tools and expertise are in the areas of leadership, executive presentation skills, challenges of change, management, and sales presentation skills. He is known as “the speaker who energizes, educates, and entertains.”

Event Refund & Cancellation Policy

Refunds for cancellation will be made on the following basis:

A full refund, less a $50 processing fee, will be granted if requested 31 days prior to live event. If cancelling within 30 days of live event, registration credit will be given towards any future Stage Time University Live Event. Cancellations must be made via email to No refunds or credits will be granted for no-shows.

Because of travel and other expenses, we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule any live event that does not have a minimum of 10 participants. This SELDOM happens, but if it does, registrants will be notified immediately, and rescheduled, refunded, or given credit for a future event for the amount originally paid for this event.

Registration for any event sponsored by Stage Time University constitutes your acceptance of this Event Refund & Cancellation Policy.