Making Dreams Come True for Comics and Speakers since 1984
   

Testimonials

Judy coaches Jake Pavelka from "The Bachelor."

"After being on the “Bachelor” and ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” I was hired to give a speech.  My agent referred me to Judy Carter.  Working with Judy was fun and my speech got a standing ovation.  Thanks Judy!"

"After learning your speaking and marketing techniques, I got my first paid gig! $750 plus a nice lunch! Thanks Judy."

---Jodi Weisberg

"Judy helps bring my expertise to the audience in a funny, relaxed and dynamic way, so the people sitting out there say, where's the book she's selling!"

---Becky Buckley

"If you are serious about your dream of being a paid speaker, Judy's insight will help you get there faster.I love how Judy laid it all out for you. I wish this was available when I started my career!"

---Darren LaCroix, 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking

"Judy Carter is the most knowledgeable speaking teacher I have encountered. Not only does she know her stuff, but she also presents it in a fun and entertaining manner and really inspires and motivates you to get going on your speaking career. As a direct result of her training, I have joined Toastmasters and recently won a trophy in our area-wide humorous speech competition, performed on the bill with Robin Williams and Dana Carvey before an audience of over 900, and am on my way to becoming a corporate motivational speaker. I highly recommend Judy’s training."

---Mark Miller

 

 


Resources for Speakers

 

Networking for Speakers

Get to know your fellow speakers.  They can be one of your best resources.

http://social.comedyworkshops.com/

http://www.toastmasters.org/

http://www.nsaspeaker.org/

Electronic Press Kit

Free site that let’s you create and send your EPK [Electronic Press Kit]

http://www.speakerdemo.com

 

Speaking Topics Currently in Demand

Stress reduction

Healthcare

Sales

Presentation Skills

Sports and Adventure

Campus Issues - NACA

Women's Issues

Workplace Appropriateness

Employee Retention

Creativity Workshop

Life Work Balance

Stress Management

Websites with More Great Ideas for Speaking Topics

Need some more ideas for speaking topics?  Here are some great websites with ideas galore.

http://www.bigspeak.com/topics/all-business-topics.html

http://www.speech-topics-help.com/

http://www.speech-topics-help.com/common-persuasive-speech-topics.html

http://www.hawaii.edu/mauispeech/html/infotopichelp.html

http://www.best-speech-topics.com/

http://www.life123.com/health/self-improvement/public-speaking/public-speaking-topics.shtml

http://www.eslgold.com/speaking/talking_topics.html

Resources to Build Your Own Website

You don't have to spend a lot of money for a website. Here are some links to with easy instructions on how to build your website.

http://www.aplus.net/web-design/do-it-yourself/

http://www.thesitewizard.com/gettingstarted/startwebsite.shtml

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5rCKdZDd60

http://webdesign.about.com/od/beforeyoustartawebsite/p/build_website.htm

http://www.quackit.com/create-a-website/

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Website

http://www.ehow.com/topic_398_build-a-website.html

http://wordpress.com/(hosted for free by Wordpress.com)

http://wordpress.org/ (self-hosting - you hire a hosting company)

http://wordpress.lexty.com/ (how to create your Wordpress site)

Once your website is up, you want people to find you on the web. Here are some tools to find those all-important keywords to place on your site, so that you will rank on the first page of Google.

https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal

https://adwords.google.com/support/aw/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=64886

http://www.google.com/sktool/#-

http://www.google.com/insights/search/#-

http://www.google.com/trends/hottrends-

http://www.googlekeywordtool.com/

Websites to Help You Put Together Your Speech

Need some pointers on putting together that speech, quickly?  Here are some helpful links.

http://www.nextiva.com/voip/business-resources-overcoming-your-fear-of-public-speaking/

http://www.corporateconferencecalls.com/resources/public-speaking.aspx

http://sixminutes.dlugan.com/toastmasters-speech-2-organize-your-speech/

http://www.hawaii.edu/mauispeech/html/preparing_speeches.html

http://www.howtodothings.com/business/how-to-write-a-business-or-social-speech

http://www.ehow.com/how_3473_write-speech.html

http://comedyworkshops.com/corporatespeaker.php (sign up for a consultation with Judy Carter today!)

Samples of One Sheets and How to Create a One Sheet

A "one sheet" is a powerful marketing tool for any public motivational speaker, check out these samples and instructions on how to make one!

Judy's one sheet - http://judycarter.com/pdf/one_sheet_planners.pdf

How to for recording artist - adaptable -http://www.ehow.com/how_2321976_create-artist-one-sheet.html

http://www.macgraphics.net/ezineimages/June06Ezine.pdf

http://ezinearticles.com/?One-Sheet-Covers-it-ALL&id=173965

http://www.ehow.com/how_2199936_write-a-onesheet.html

Links to Affordable Video and Audio Equipment

You don't need Hollywood connections or tons of money for video and audio equipment, check out these great deals!

Canon and Sony Camera for Professional and Prosumer Use

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/camcorders

http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&categoryId=3556&langId=-1

http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=16162

http://reviews.cnet.com/camcorders/

http://www.digitalcamera-hq.com/camcorders/

Panasonic Professional Camera

http://www.panasonic.com/business/provideo/cat_camcorders.asp

http://www.panasonic.com/business/provideo/home.asp

Flip Cam - Inexpensive Consumer Video Camera

http://www.theflip.com/en-us/

Azden Wireless Lavalier Microphone (inexpensive)

http://www.amazon.com/Azden-WMS-PRO-Wireless-Microphone-System/dp/B00006JPD8

Powerpoint Remote Control Gadget to Control Slides

Http://www.crystalgraphics.com/presentations/remote.control.wizard.main.asp

Netbooks (laptops)

http://www.intel.com/consumer/products/style/netbook.htm

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2334960,00.asp

Sony Vaio Laptop

http://b2b.sony.com/Solutions/category/notebooks

Recommended iPhone Apps

iPhone apps can make your life as a motivational speaker soooo much easier. Here are a few cool ones!

Google Voice (free app which transcribes your voice mail and emails it to you)

Open Table (where you can make your reservations)

Flight Status (to immediately tell you if your flight is late)

Perfect rhyme (use this on the plane ride for the customized songs to put in your speech, as it doesn't need a wife connection)

Layar (point your iPhone in a direction and it will tell you what you're looking at with info from Wikipedia, etc.),

Run Keeper (help you keep your exercise program going on the road).

Here are some websites to get the latest and greatest IPhone apps.

http://www.apptism.com/

http://iphoneapplicationlist.com/apps/

http://gizmodo.com/tag/iphone-apps

http://gizmodo.com/tag/the-week-in-iPhone-apps/

Sample Contracts for Public Speakers

Don't get ripped off or underpaid for your speaking, get it in writing. Here are some real samples of public speaking contracts.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Professional-Speakers---How-to-Write-Your-Booking-Contract&id=1872263

http://beaspeakers.pbworks.com/f/speaker+contract.pdf

http://beaspeakers.pbworks.com/f/Speaking+Agreement+draft.pdf

http://www.mynsa.org/TOOLS/SampleDocuments/SampleAgrementDocuments.aspx

http://beaspeakers.pbworks.com/f/BH%26A+Contract-Sample.pdf

http://beaspeakers.pbworks.com/f/contract2.pdf

http://beaspeakers.pbworks.com/f/contract3.pdf

http://beaspeakers.pbworks.com/f/contract4.pdf

CRM Solutions For Speakers

Keep track of your clients and gigs in the palm of your hand with a handy CRM.

http://www.sugarcrm.com/crm/

http://www.salesforce.com/crm/products.jsp

http://www.zoho.com/crm/index.html

http://crm.dynamics.com/en-us/Default.aspx

http://www.avidian.com/

http://www.crm.com/

Find expert to help you setup your crm - http://www.guru.com/

Samples of fee schedule

http://www.judycarter.com/pdf/fee_schedule_web.pdf

Companies That Create Customized Merchandise (With Your Branding )

Turn yourself into a marketing machine with fun items with your logo and name on them. These companies (below) will create the product for you that your clients and potential clients will never forget!

http://www.cafepress.com/

http://www.branders.com/

http://www.promopeddler.com/

http://www.thinkingalike.com/

http://www.iaspromotes.com/

http://www.gimmees.com/

http://www.promotionalpromos.com/

http://www.surgepromo.com/

http://www.inkhead.com/

http://www.promotionalproductdeals.com/

http://waywardgear.com/joomla/index.php/home/speakers-swag