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Dinner Meeting: Backstage with the Professional Speaker - How to Capture an Audience of Any Size and Use Speaking to Generate Tons of Business

  • Monday, November 26, 2012
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Westin-Waltham Hotel, 70 Third Avenue, Waltham, MA


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Have you tried speaking to generate business and found it to be unsuccessful?


Have you never tried speaking to generate business because you were concerned that you would be unsuccessful?


Are you a speaker who would like to be more successful in generating business?


If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you need to attend this presentation.


Jason Connell, 26 years old, is the founder of two successful businesses:  a leadership consulting company and a production company.  He delivers 30 – 50 paid keynotes a year. 


The secret of his success?  He says, “First, a good speaker is honest about who they are. And second, a good speaker (or, for that matter, a good business person) is primarily concerned with providing as much value as possible to their audiences and clients and using that as a vehicle for sales.”


An average speaker can convey information to the audience.

A good speaker can engage an audience and hold their attention.

A masterful speaker can clearly communicate valuable information in a memorable way, while also holding the room (whether it’s 10 people or 10,000) in the palm of her/his hand.


Jason will share real world strategies to help you become a masterful speaker. Once you understand the foundations of great speaking, you can then use your skills to efficiently win business through targeted keynote addresses, webinars, and information sessions.


Jason will show you exactly how to harness your ability as a speaker to fill your pipeline. You will learn how to find the right conferences to speak at, how to win the keynote position (and the audience), and how to generate leads after speaking at a conference.


You will also learn how to host webinars that attract qualified buyers, provide tons of valuable information for your participants, and of course, generate sales for your business.


About Our Speaker


Jason Connell’s journey to becoming of one of the world’s foremost authorities on visionary leadership for young adults hasn’t been, to say the least, a straightforward path. But then again, destiny has its own compass – and sense of occasion.


At the fresh young age of 19, Jason was a content, ambitious, and confident liberal arts student in sunny Florida. And like many other young people in a similarly cozy situation, he thought his future would be relatively comfortable and straightforward: graduate from college, find a good job, and generally enjoy the rather hospitable hand that destiny had dealt him. That’s when he spent a semester abroad in China.


And everything changed.


Mesmerized at the core by a world “outside of America,” – a world that featured unbelievable cultural wealth, contrasted with stark economic poverty and impenetrable sociopolitical obstacles – Jason resolved to explore all he could until his dried-up savings forced him to stop.


And while dropping out of college was a necessary consequence of this “change in life plan,” any disappointment was far outweighed by the array of astonishing new experiences, and nourishing personal relationships, that he cultivated during this seminal time.


Now a bit older, much wiser and equipped with a Political Science degree, Jason has volunteered in some of the world’s poorest areas. He has seen, heard, felt, and experienced things so removed from his quaint college life, that it’s hard to believe that was only a handful of years ago; it truly feels like a handful of lives ago.

Dedicated to applying what he has experienced to change the world, an abbreviated list of Jason’s volunteer efforts to-date include:

  • creating and leading the extremely popular “Changing the World 101” program, which continues to provide thousands of young adults in the US and abroad with insights and strategies on civic engagement
  • developing the “Affinity Collective”: a Washington, DC-based non-profit designed to protect and create jobs for local businesses
  • launching the “Escape the Matrix and Lead” program, which aims to help visionary young adults become the type of leaders that today’s local and global communities desperately need
  • advising grassroots development organizations in the US and throughout the world, including sub-Saharan Africa
  • consulting for 100+ higher education institutions across four different countries on how to increase student involvement in global civic engagement and modern leadership development
  • developing micro lending and computer training programs in Northern Uganda
  • conducting research on the effects of globalization in Thailand
  • teaching HIV/AIDS prevention classes for high risk children in South Africa
  • judging the William James Foundation’s social business competition

When not creating new programs for Ignited Leadership, volunteering locally and abroad, or inspiring others to do the same, Jason is an in-demand international speaker who lives in Washington, DC.


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