An Interactive Year Long Presentation Training Intensive & Speaking Council Membership where you will strategically build your speaking career & gain ongoing professional development.
Take your speaking from Good to Great or Great to Excellent or Excellent to Masterful... the keys to being a Global Influencer.
By Application Only
Dear Thought Leader & Speaker,
By application only, we welcome you to join a purpose driven group of speakers, thought leaders and executives who are driven to catapult their message globally, and who value excellence, generosity, collaboration, innovation and integrity.
The goal of the Elevate Speaker Council is to support you in accelerating the growth of your brand, so you can impact the masses and be part of positive change in the world.
Do you ever think to yourself:
It's like any profession; we work hard, make some traction and realize support is needed to break through to the next level. To ELEVATE, we need to treat professional speaking like being an Olympic athlete or a world class opera singer. It's about getting that advanced, nuanced training so that you become extraordinary & unforgetable to audiences, clients and meeting planners.
In addition to gaining elite level speaking skills to ELEVATE to the next level, you need a team and colloboration. Working together, you will be able to build relationships with meeting planners, source speaking engagements, and negotiate contracts & higher pay.
This is our mission. We can get you there.
Cindy Ashton and Rebeca Perez, CEO & COO of Minerva Enterprises LLC
The speaking world is currently a disaster. The industry is oversaturated with speakers clamoring to get booked, with a gazilion coaches selling a false dream of what it takes to 'make it', and meeting planners who are at their wits end dealing with the lack of professionalism amongst speakers.
Being at the top of your profession, you know what it's like to hustle, take risks and work hard. You understand what it takes to be a professional. And you also know how important it is to be strategic about how you grow your brand which is why you deserve the truth.
Myth #1: If you write a book, you will land speaking gigs.
TRUTH: Writing a book to show your expertise and spread the word is a great asset to add to your platform but it won't miraculously get you paid speaking engagements. The speaking world is oversaturated. The key to building a long term sustainable strategy is to connect with meeting planners.
Myth #2: It is easy to land paid bookings if you are an expert, have press and a great reputation.
TRUTH: Most speakers aren't truly experts in their field nor have the press and reputation behind them. If you do, excellent! You're miles ahead of the pack. However, if you don't have a sellable platform and a strategy to land speaking engagements, bookings will be sporadic and you will be wasting your time as if you're shooting in the dark.
Myth #3: If you have had speaker training or been speaking for years, you don't need more training.
TRUTH: Typical presentation training may help you be more effective in front of people, but quite often it makes you less authentic as it is overly contrived with poses, gestures and speech effects. Even if you have been speaking for years, you may not necessarily be a master. It is a whole other skill set to be recognized and celebrated as a global thought leader …. One that only the top 1% master. That can be you!
Myth #4: Only naturals or extroverts can be great speakers.
TRUTH: Extroverts can often be too over the top and need to be tamed & contained! When introverts learn how to harness that quiet power within, they can be unstoppable. For those that are 'naturals,' they still need to develop their skills. Someone who can naturally dance well still needs to train to dance with the New York City Ballet. Being a master speaker is an art and craft that requires ongoing professional development to gain a competitive edge.
Myth #5: Your inspirational story will garner paid bookings.
TRUTH: You are more than your story. You have a rich history of experiences, education and skills you have developed. An inspirational story rarely sells to the paying market for speaking engagements. When you combine all the parts of who you are and package it into a compelling platform, your message will stand out and grab the attention you need to command high paying gigs.
Myth #6: Your current messaging, positioning and brand platform is sellable for speaking gigs.
TRUTH: It is rare to find a speaker with a platform and speaking collateral that is truly innovative, fresh and sellable. Most speakers have messaging that are too generic, blending in with the million other speakers out there. They miss having their message positioned correctly for their target market or any market!!! And they lack a brand that has impact. To go global requires the whole package... specifically in order to land paid speaking gigs over and over.
Get ready to ELEVATE your...
Bookings & Pay
What is included in ELEVATE?
Three times a year, we meet live and in person for three days to provide the opportunity for peer to peer networking, collaboration and skill development in a small group setting.
Work with our highly skilled team and your fellow peers to:
On day three of all our live Speaker Council Meetings as well in our virtual meetings, you will have the opportunity to gain strategy and techniques, specifically designed to propel you to global leadership.
Content is specifically designed on the skills ELEVATE Council Members require most, such as:
Through out the year, there will be ongoing opportunites for you to gain promotion and attend events to connect with high-profile professionals, such as yourself.
C-Suite Network™ is the world’s most trusted network of C-Suite Leaders, with a focus on providing growth, development and networking opportunities for business executives with titles of Vice President and above from companies with annual revenues of $5 million or greater.
C-Suite Network™ is led by Jeffrey Hayzlett. A former Fortune 100 CMO and is now primetime television host of CSuite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and Executive Perspectives on C-Suite TV and Hall of Fame Speaker. As a leading business expert, Hayzlett is frequently cited in Forbes, SUCCESS, Mashable, Marketing Week and Chief Executive, among many others. He shares his executive insight and commentary on television networks like Bloomberg, MSNBC, Fox Business and C-Suite TV.
As a member of our Elevate Speaker Council, you receive direct access into C-Suite Network™'s lucrative market. You are joining an established network, filled with people like you. Members are carefully vetted, helping you build new relationships with like-minded peers.
Receive executive-level benefits and c-suite level insider content to help you become the most strategic person in the room. Your "Advisory Board" membership includes:
How Dr. Wilson became a great presenter:
Working with Cindy and Minerva is amazing. As a breast cancer surgeon, I give many talks regarding breast cancer. My reviews have always been good so I was quite skeptical when my Dad told me I should work with a coach. Wow…what a difference after just one session with Cindy! I was not aware of the subtle things I had been doing that rendered my presentations less effective. Now I feel much more confident! I am greatly looking forward to my next presentations which I will approach with new energy, skills and confidence. I must admit, my Dad was right!
Working with Cindy has been tremendously helpful and I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her. She has a magical way of getting you incorporate new skills in record time. I highly recommend Cindy to anyone looking to enhance their speaking and or presentation skills! ~ Dr. Tihesha Wilson, Breast Surgeon
How we helped Katy and Zebulon with their business development:
Working with Cindy Ashton and Minerva was one of the single most game changing steps we took in our business development. With the wealth of content that we had, we had a habit of fire hosing our clients with too much information. Working with Cindy gave us the confidence we needed to literally embody and voice our pioneering expertise, to which there is a lot of education.
Cindy also taught us how to structure our talks in ways that drew our clients and had them asking for more information, more time with us and more support from us. There are many speaker trainers, but I have always found the majority of them to train people to sound canned, not natural and way too manufactured. We aren't actors and didn't want to come across that way. Cindy helped us find our natural flow, our innate confidence and ability to grow our business through the skills she taught us. We have recommended many people to her...all of which have been just as ecstatic as we have been at the results! ~ Katy Bray & Zebulon Severson, Conscious Business Resilience and Leadership Consultant
How we showed Paul how to build a speaking business:
I had the pleasure of joining the Lucrative Bookings course led by Cindy Ashton and her company Minerva Enterprises. My expectations were normal for a course, and this was anything but normal. The framework and content are structured so that you actually built a better platform, created a sound marketing strategy, and gained insights to speaking professional that only an accomplished ground breaking presence like Cindy and her team can provide. For me, the most rewarding and enriching element was the live course work where we interacted with other emerging speakers. The dialogue was innovative, as it was a safe space for exploring, reflecting, challenging, and real learning. As a class, we made each other better. All this with lots of laughter and time flying by. A solid core curriculum, only strengthened by Cindy's insightful and supportive guiding hand. Highly recommended for anyone starting in the field or wanting to up their game. ~Paul Rosenberg, Award Winning Global Leadership Coach
Minerva Enterprises, LLC Provides elite presentation training and professional development for top thought leaders to build mass influence and go global. We also provide speaking bureau services for cutting edge speakers.
Cindy Ashton is the Principle and CEO of Minerva Enterprises LLC as well as an elite-level presentation trainer, singer / entertainer and the award-winning TV host of Cindy Uncorked on e360tv, appearing on 190 million screens worldwide. She has been in the speaking industry for over 20 years and has given thousands of keynote speeches and seminars across North America over her rich career. Her extensive experience has allowed her the opportunity to work in a variety of industries, audience sizes, venues and circumstances. She has seen it all and can offer you an insider's perspective. She has received awards from both President Obama & the Queen of England for her lifetime of volunteerism and has appeared in multiple media including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, Investment News, Forbes and Inc. Magazine.
Please note the following: Acceptance into the program will be based on an interview and assessment to determine fit. Accepted applicants will be provided a personalized growth plan, based on your goals, to achieve success in this program.
Current pricing and class dates to be discussed in our complimentary consultation where we do an in depth assessment of your speaking and evaluate if this program is a great fit for you. Application below.
Please fill out this application. Once you press "Apply", you will be taken our calendar link to book a time to speak to one of our team members. Thank you for your interest! - Cindy, Rebeca and the Minerva Enterprises Team
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