Professional Speaker Training for Keynote Talks

Overcome public speaking anxiety, develop confidence, deliver a passionate talk and get paid for it. If all of that sounds too good to be true, then you’ve come to the right place. Inside our professional speaker training for keynote talks we teach you everything you need to know about finding, landinding, and giving keynote gigs.

Access our exclusive list of stage and speaker contacts, and join our Paid Speaking and Talk Writing Intensives, so you know how to structure and submit speeches to event planners across the globe. Gain access to top minds in the industry so you can navigate the professional speaker landscape once and for all.

Inside our keynote speaker trainings, you’ll find everything you need to know about finding, landing, and giving keynote gigs.
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Master Your Delivery and Gain Stage Confidence Once And For All

Take the hassle out of presenting with our public speaking training. Build on our blueprint of speaking success and gain confidence and clarity to deliver a stellar speech one and for all.

Expert Coaching

20+Year Professional Speakers

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Virtual Communitiies

400+ Networking Contacts

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Professional Practice

TEDx Trained Veterans

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World Renowned Stages

Harvard, Yale, & United Nations Keynotes

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Proven Results

400+ Stages Booked

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A Professional Speaking Coach Can Help You Reach Your Goals

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Minna Taylor, Thought-Leader Professional Speaker Coach

Thought-Leader professional public speaking coaches help you navigate the journey of becoming a professional speaker. Whether you’re interested in speaking at a conference, in front of an online community, or leading a company meeting, we’re here to help. Our expert speakers have proven track records of success and have helped hundreds of other aspiring leaders land paid public speaking gigs and become the professional keynote speaker of their dreams.

When you join our Paid Speaking Accelerator program, you get access to our community of professional speaking coaches who can help you:

Improve Communication Skills

Improve communication skills by mastering your ability to listen, tailor a presentation to your audience’s needs, and concisely deliver a message.

Deliver More Persuasive Messages

Engage with your audience by learning how to write, create, and deliver a talk that resonates with them for years to come.

Increase Stage-Confidence

Overcome the fear of public speaking and learn the necessary tools to master your stage presence without breaking a sweat.

Learn How to Get Paid Speaking Gigs

Forget the social sales trap and learn the process for finding and systematically winning paid speaking engagements.

Hold Yourself Accountable

Join our weekly training calls with your coach to receive support and help following through with your paid speaker goals.
When you work our virtual community, you join a network of like-minded peers and professionals eager to help you make your keynote dreams a reality. As a part of the Thought-Leader family, your success becomes everyone’s success and vice versa.
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Establish Your Network

Connect with a community of highly successful professionals eager to help you on your motivational speaker journey.
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Build Your Brand

We all want you to succeed. Don’t be surprised if existing members of our community offer to host you on their podcasts, help you further your training, etc.
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Create Keynote Content

Brainstorm and Learn from A Community of Like-Minded Peers

Get Help With Speech Practice

Join one of our weekly calls and practice your speech alongside others. Here is where you have the opportunity to perfect your skills alongside former TEDx speakers, coaches, and other aspiring professionals. This open feedback loop enables you to think about your talk objectively and mold it into a piece ready for the big stage.

Land A $10,000 Speaking Gig!

Learn more about we help individuals like you create a keynote speech that’s worthy of getting paid $10,000 or more

Get Access to World-Class Training

Need a blurb for a podcast or a quick reel to send to a potential speaker booker? Dive into our Weekly Community Calls, where you might meet former TEDx speakers like Taylor Conroy, who are eager to share their journey with you. Go all-in on our Talk Practice sessions and receive personalized feedback from 20+year professional speaker coaches ready to help you develop a a plan and communicate it on the next level.

The professional speaking landscape can be tricky to navigate on your own. Our professional speaker training takes the guesswork out of the keynote speaking process so you can focus on getting paid for the work you put in. Once you train with our team members you’ll know how to:

Grab An Audience’s Attention

Use Stories to Craft Powerful Messages

Find Paid Speaking Gis

Negotiate Paid Speaker Fees

Deliver An Energetic Speech

Designed With You In Mind!

From conferences to the world’s largest stages, we’re here to help. Whether you’re an aspiring speaker or a CEO looking to make board-room presentations less boring (see what we did there), we help you navigate your talks so your message is clear.
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Craft an emotional journey for your audience, so they want to listen to what you have to say.

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Thrive under pressure

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Build a story-style framework that will take you anywhere

So, what are you waiting for? Expand your knowledge inside our professional speaker training and test the limits of what your message can do.

A Different Kind of Professional Public Speaking Training

Whether you are accessing our online education modules or joining our Talk Writing Intensive, the training you receive at Thought-Leader is one-of-a-kind. Instead of training you and dropping you off a cliff with a good luck sign, we’ve created a path that will help you learn, find, and land the speaking gig of your choice.

Even better? We aren’t limited to paid speaker training. Our TED talk-style training provides you with opportunities to share your message on the TEDx stage. Likewise, the teachings we incorporate in our programs help you learn and understand how to make your talks go viral. This increases your chances of landing more talks in the future.

Overcome Your Limitations

Fears can be crippling, but we’re here to put an end to that. Our public speaking courses, coaching sessions, and community give you everything you need to become the professional inspirational speaker of your dreams. Go forward with a redefined sense of energy and purpose. Then, use your newfound presentation skills to kick fear in the butt once and for all.

Fear of Public Speaking

Gain Confidence On Stage

Imposter Syndrome

Uncover Your Uniqueness

Not Being Able to Craft A Message

Solidify Your Story

Hear From The People We’ve Helped

Ready to take your brand or business to the next level? Hear what others have to say about how our Professional Speaker Training has helped them on their path to success!

Work With Experts

Phi
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Phi
TEDx Speaker and Accountability Coach
How Phi Can Help You
Phi can help you with accountability and clarity on your speaking journey. As a rockstar TEDx speaker, you might find him on weekly practice calls or across other areas of our community as he helps ensure your time with us is successful.
Bradley
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Bradley
Accountability Coach
How Bradley Can Help You
Bradly can also help you hold yourself accountable to your goals while navigating the next steps in our process. He’s an all-star community advocate that can help you get thorough feedback and answers to your questions in a timely manner.
Taylor Conroy
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Taylor Conroy
4x TEDx Speaker, President of Thought-Leader, and Speaker Coach
How Taylor Can Help You
Taylor is your motivator and personal example of Thought-Leader success. As a former TEDx and current professional motivational and keynote speaker, he knows how to encourage and challenge you to reach your dreams. He might pop in on a Weekly Community Call or show up to an Intensive, so you stay grounded in your goals.
Sophie
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Sophie
Head Speaker Coach and Application Strategist
How Sophie Can Help You
Sophie ensures your talk is crafted to meet your end-goal needs. She’ll coach you on writing tactics you can use to evoke emotion from your audience while keeping you grounded in your central message. Her storytelling capabilities are out of this world, and she’s known to facilitate some of the best Intensives around.
Minna
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Minna
20+ Year Professional Speaker Coach
How Minna Can Help You
Minna is your advocate and coach on all things speaking. Her Talk Practice sessions will leave you feeling rejuvenated and empowered to tackle the world one speech at a time. As a 20+ year veteran and published author on public speaking techniques, she will wow you with her presence.

Our Team of Professional Speaking Experts

Taylor Conroy

Taylor Conroy

4x TEDx Speaker, President of Thought-Leader, and Speaker Coach

Taylor is your motivator and personal example of Thought-Leader success. As a former TEDx and current professional motivational and keynote speaker, he knows how to encourage and challenge you to reach your dreams. He might pop in on a Weekly Community Call or show up to an Intensive, so you stay grounded in your goals.

Bradley

Bradley

Accountability Coach

Bradly can also help you hold yourself accountable to your goals while navigating the next steps in our process. He’s an all-star community advocate that can help you get thorough feedback and answers to your questions in a timely manner.

Sophie

Sophie

Head Speaker Coach and Application Strategist

Sophie ensures your talk is crafted to meet your end-goal needs. She’ll coach you on writing tactics you can use to evoke emotion from your audience while keeping you grounded in your central message. Her storytelling capabilities are out of this world, and she’s known to facilitate some of the best Intensives around.

Phi

Phi

TEDx Speaker and Accountability Coach

Phi can help you with accountability and clarity on your speaking journey. As a rockstar TEDx speaker, you might find him on weekly practice calls or across other areas of our community as he helps ensure your time with us is successful.

Minna

Minna

20+ Year Professional Speaker Coach

Minna is your advocate and coach on all things speaking. Her Talk Practice sessions will leave you feeling rejuvenated and empowered to tackle the world one speech at a time. As a 20+ year veteran and published author on public speaking techniques, she will wow you with her presence.

Professional Speaker Resources

How to Speak Professionally: The Complete Guide for Beginners

How to Become A Successful Keynote Speaker In 2022: 9 Step Guide

How to Make Money Public Speaking: 9 Steps To Earn $10,000+