Dear Thought Leader & Speaker,

If you are an established professional, 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, diversity, innovation and integrity.

The goal of the Toronto C-Suite 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 any of the following:  

  • Why is it so hard to find paying speaking engagements? And how do I command higher speaking fees?
  • I want to add speaking as an additional income stream to my business. How do I start?
  • What will it take for me to make a bigger impact with my mission?
  • I'm a good or great speaker and receive positive feedback. So why aren't I landing bigger bookings, selling more, and expanding my scope faster?
  • I know I need to get my message out in the public, but I don't know how the speaking business really works.  

To propel 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. 

In addition to gaining strategy and collaboration, professional speaking is 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.  

This is our mission. We can get you there.  

Cindy Ashton and Rebeca Perez, Partnered with C-Suite Network CEO & COO of Minerva Enterprises LLC 

The Truth About the Speaking World...

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.  

"Olympic atheletes have coaches. Know it-alls don't." ~Rebecca Johnson

In the C-Suite Speaker Council, get ready to elevate your...

Speaking Platform

  • Position your speaking co-lateral to stand out and create a strategy to go global.  
  • Uncover lucrative markets to speak in and command higher pay.  


  • Structure the flow of your content to create the desire to buy from you and hire you again & again.  
  • Be more distinctive in your messagin to establish you as the top expert in your field.  

Presentation Skills

  •  Learn advanced vocal dynamics & energy tactics to keep your audience listening to every word.  
  •  Use visual and emotional anchors to drive them into action... without being salesy  

Bookings & Pay

  •  Discover how to generate targeted leads for paid speaking opportunities.  
  •  Learn tactics to command a higher booking fee, and negotiate other perks such as media exposure, book sales & consulting opportunities.  

What is included in the Toronto C-Suite Speaker Council?

Speaker Council Masterminding & Advanced Professional Development for Accelerated Business Growth Specifically Designed for Thought Leaders 

Work with our highly skilled team and your fellow peers to:

  • Troubleshoot challenges and get instant feedback on your action plans.
  • Share best practices with your peers and learn from the best.
  • Insights into all the "ins and outs" of the speaking industry and how to navigate them.
  • Strategically position yourself in the market, get recognized and increase your bookings, press and opportunities 
  • Techniques on increasing buy-in and conversions.

This event is hosted by the C-Suite Network & Minerva Enterprises

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.

Minerva Enterprises, LLC provides elite presentation training and professional development for top thought leaders to build mass influence and go global. 

The Toronto C-Suite Council Meeting will be led by Cindy Ashton

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.

Meet a couple of our clients & the results they get...

Note: Your results will depend on where you are at with your career and action steps taken. Result are not guaranteed.

Claudia Harvey, CEO of Dig It Apparel (who was partnered with Kevin O’Leary from Shark Tank), Keynote Speaker, Global Entrepreneur and Philanthropist who was recently featured in the book “America’s Leading Ladies” alongside Oprah and Melinda Gates.

Doug Brown, CEO of Business Success Factors, has advised companies such as Intuit, CBS Television, Procter & Gamble on profit building and was the head of creating, training, and presenting high-impact, results-oriented web seminars for Tony Robbins.

Times, Dates, Location:

  • Friday, Oct 4th: 6 pm to 9 pm, Networking dinner 
  • Saturday, Oct 5th: 9 am to 5 pm. We are masterminding for each person, sharing best practices, collaborating, delivering strategy.  
  • Sunday, Oct 6th: 9am to 12 pm Techniques on increasing buy-in and conversions.  

Location for dinner on Oct 4th is TBA but will be in the hwy 7/400 area. For both Oct 5th and 6th, the location will be at the Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Vaughan - 150 Interchange Way, Concord, ON L4K 5P7, Canada.  

Criteria to Attend:

We are very selective about who we invite into our speaker council. The majority of everyone already registered are multiple 6- and 7- figure earners.

Before registering, please ensure that you fit our criteria:

  • Amongst your core values are integrity, trust, excellence, courage, joy, diversity and doing social good / creating a positive impact.
  • You are established in your business and your expertise, with a proven track record of success.
  • You are either a business owner looking to add speaking as an additional income stream and/or you are a speaker looking to propel your career to the next level.

Investment: $1000 US  

Includes meals and training materials 

Limited to 12 Speakers. Only 5 spots left!

"Yes, I am ready to elevate my speaking and brand to Global Thought Leadership"

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Please Note: Registration to the Toronto C-Suite Speaker Council is non-refundable. Should you be unable to attend due to an unforseen emergency, you can attend a future council or apply your investment to one of our other programs.

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