Testimonials and Success Stories
Read What Other Emerging Speakers and Thought Leaders Have to Say About Working With Us!

Steve Gallegos

"In a word...priceless! When I began with SpeakerMatch Academy, I had already acquired some experience as a motivational speaker, mostly to local audiences. I had previously paid substantial sums of money and devoted a lot of time on other programs for speakers, only to find they did not deliver what they promised.

In no uncertain terms, your material is accurate, relevant, and best of all it is based on real world industry experience.

From establishing yourself as an expert, to learning how to use emotion, to knowing when and how to hire a virtual assistant, this training course should be required learning for all speakers.

Thank you SpeakerMatch Academy, for taking the time to put it all together in an affordable, simple to understand system.


Brenetia Adams-Robinson, MBA

“Thank you for this excellent eCourse program and comprehensive information. This is truly a wondrous investment.”


James Krueger

"Thank you for such a great program. Your training is helping me achieve my goal of becoming a full-time in-demand professional speaker!"


Chuck Herring, M.Ed., PHD

"Thank you for your wonderful SpeakerMatch Academy program! As a fairly successful speaker already, I thought that I had the fundamentals of running a speaking business down pat. However, I was truly surprised by the "little things" my business was missing. And as you already know, the little things make all the difference.

The bottom line is that I have already seen significant growth in my business after being exposed to SpeakerMatch Academy. I know that by following your plan of instruction, my business will continue to grow.

Thank you again for developing this amazing membership site and training program."


Sandy Peckinpah

“This training supplies a tremendous amount of tools for getting my ‘show on the road!’ I am truly grateful and look forward to every one of my weekly lessons.”


Michelle Etheridge

"Thank you so much for the opportunity to take SpeakerMatch Academy online training program. As a booking agent for professional speakers, I always find it helpful to keep up on new processes for being a better speaker and new ways to find leads.

I'm excited to apply the strategies I've learned as a member. It will transform my career and business."


Phoebe Kingston

“I joined SpeakerMatch Academy in 2016 & read the Productivity, Mindset & Strategic Approach for Emerging Speakers program, which really excited me about my future in professional speaking. In 2017, I joined the Build Your Speaking Business course and found all the lessons incredibly helpful. I began to gain confidence that I would eventually have a high profile speaking career. I have found it very beneficial to be listing my affiliation with SpeakerMatch Academy on my LinkedIn profile, as I was able to network with other current members and interested parties.

Soon after I received an invite to present at the 2018 World Summit of Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy in New York as a result of the new traffic driven through my profile. I am very happy with what my membership has done for me in more ways than one. I would highly recommend SpeakerMatch Academy to any aspiring speaker.”


Janet Edmunson, M.Ed.

"I've received valuable advice from SpeakerMatch Academy that I have already put into use. For instance, the training program suggested we include in our actual presentation a request to the audience for future speaking opportunities. I've added that right before my final quote.

The ideas they gave to fit my situation will work wonderfully. One that I'm the most excited about is creating mini e-courses, which I will be working on as my next product offering.

The money I spent on this program was well worth the valuable learning I received and have been putting into use."


Doug Crowe

"I've been a public speaker for a few years and this program is VERY GOOD. There are a ton of resources for shaping your message, creating a platform and becoming a professional speaker. I probably have over 20 books on the subject and have attended an equal number of seminars and workshops.

As a former radio host and speaker, I can tell you that this membership program is top notch. I have since recommended the course to others and they have stated the same. You simply won't find a better value for your dollar than the SpeakerMatch Academy program."


Roman Akafate

"Thank you SpeakerMatch Academy for the great content and the affordable price. I can't believe that I'm getting all of what you promised to deliver for less than $50 a month! I have paid much more and received a lot less from the so-called gurus of the speaking industry. They charge an arm and a leg for information that your course provides for a far more reasonable price.

SpeakerMatch Academy really is one of those things that people call too good to be true - but yours is actually true. It's not just the quality and the quantity of information that I've received from you, but the affordability of the priceless knowledge you've helped me acquire. Thank God I found you at the right time!"


Alton Jamison

"I was already a seasoned speaker when I became a SpeakerMatch Academy member. I was looking for ways to grow my business and advanced marketing techniques, and this training program gave me an abundance of both. As I was going through the first couple of weeks, it was a great refresher of stuff that we sometimes forget as speakers. Around week 14 or 15 was when things really took off for me. The course started talking about hiring virtual assistants, which was a totally new concept for me. Specifically, these lessons provided great links and tips.

Just from those two lessons and the resources listed, I was able to interview many virtual assistants, and ended up finding two great VAs that have revolutionized my business. The Build Your Speaking Business course has transformed my business model, and I now feel like a person with an actual speaking business, and not merely just a speaker.

The modest investment of this training course is peanuts in comparison to the return. My advice is that even for advanced speakers it is well worth it to read through and apply every lesson. The tips on the virtual assistants, was actually something that I picked up at the very end of one of the lessons. SpeakerMatch Academy was truly beneficial, and I would highly recommend it to anyone - emerging and experienced speakers alike."


Linda J. Lord

"I have been coaching and presenting workshops for more than 15 years, but when I decided to focus on developing my skills as a platform speaker, I was unsure where to start. When I found the SpeakerMatch Academy membership program I had no idea how valuable the e-lessons would become to my professional development. I am enjoying the course, and I find the material rock solid and all suggestions very helpful. I have joined the speakers groups that you mention in the course and have already benefited.

Not only have I gained advanced speaker training but also valuable skills regarding how to manage the business of speaking. This is the first online program that I have taken that I have embraced with such enthusiasm and commitment. My applied efforts are already yielding results. This membership leads to consistent action based on a proven system for success! Looking forward to continuing my membership! Thank you so much!"


Mark Newey

“The SpeakerMatch Academy membership training has literally held me by the hand as I’ve built my business from scratch. Gradually over a period of time it has covered pretty much every aspect of getting my business started as quickly and effectively as possible. 

The weekly delivery was perfect, allowing me to make real progress each week without getting completely snowed under! Thank you so much for this program.”


Arlene R. Taylor PhD, Author

"How refreshing to find a speaker training program that's presented in an easy-to-access, easy-to-read format. Whenever I have a few minutes available I am able to access the lesson(s) from my laptop; wherever I am. Hands down this membership program beats driving to a seminar!

Even for seasoned speakers, this is a good refresher. At times I perceive the information (that I thought I already knew) in an entirely new way because it was presented from a slightly different perspective. Thank you for this SpeakerMatch Academy. Oh, and 'The Price Is Right'!"


Michael C Gaeta, DAc, MS, CDN

“I would like to recommend this online training academy to anyone who wishes to increase product creation and business success. I have found the writings to be practical, clear and effective. I greatly look forward to these lessons and the ongoing membership materials.”


Dr. Marilyn Joyce

“It took me a while to get into the program - much illness and several deaths in my inner circle and family right after I signed up for the course. I have to say the program is extensive, so I wanted to share my thoughts in a testimonial regarding that aspect.

Without question the program and materials provided by the SpeakerMatch Academy are extremely well-thought out and organized. Whether one is a beginning speaker, or a seasoned speaker beginning a new niche, everything that is needed to create a successful speaking career and business is included. And it's not just theory - it works!


Elliot Zovighian, C.P.P.

"When seeking a training program to assist me in beginning and developing my professional speaking career, it was difficult to tell who was legit, and who wasn't. There are so many mixed messages out there, and so many courses offering varying degrees of information.

The SpeakerMatch Academy membership program has laid out the process of establishing yourself in the professional speaking business in clear, achievable, step-by-step weekly lessons, which has enabled me to build my business from the ground up.

This very affordable membership will teach you all that you need to know in how to develop your speech, marketing plans, and where to seek out your first speaking engagements. It is well worth every penny.

Thank you SpeakerMatch Academy!


Dildra Ogburn, Phd

“I had been interested in starting a motivational/inspirational speaking company for quite some time. I began my research and came across many courses, however, by the grace of God, the link popped up for SpeakerMatch Academy.

Once I read all of the information, I knew this was the perfect membership course for me. First of all, it was very affordable. The weekly lessons have provided me with exactly what I need to start my busy career. The information was clear and easy to understand, and provided step-by-step recommendations on how to move your business forward. I worked to ensure that I followed everything that was recommended.

As a result of this training program, I have now started my business, my website is up and running, I have booked my first paid workshop and I have two more scheduled. I have also produced and released my first motivational CD. This is all because of the valuable information I’ve received from the SpeakerMatch Academy. You will not be disappointed!”


Natasha A. Patterson

"SpeakerMatch Academy is my first online learning experience, and it has proven to be a truly awesome eCourse training program. I had already done some motivational speaking, but I lacked the theory and foundation needed to start a proper business.

I'm a professor, so speaking in public was not an issue for me. I appreciate how the focus of the program is more on creating a business strategy, learning about the particulars of being a motivational speaker and honing in on what your audience and niche market needs. With each lesson, I'm learning so much, and am able to gain new understanding by using the information to perfect my skills. The material provides so much detail, but it is never overwhelming. The members area also allows me to revisit past lessons, and find the time to really fit the course into my goals.

I find that SpeakerMatch Academy is always flexible and geared towards different stages of professional speaking. This is a great resource that has allowed me to identify my strengths and make improvements where needed, in addition to learning new concepts and ideas. Not only am I becoming informed, I’m continually being motivated to stay the course!

It is a fabulous program, and it's obvious that a great deal of time and effort go into creating it. Thank you SpeakerMatch Academy!"


David Perry

“I've always been a good speaker.  But really, who wants to be good when you have the potential to be great?  Certainly not me.  And that's what led me to SpeakerMatch Academy – after a pile of research.  I'm not speaking with the 'fluidity' I know I'm capable of yet... but I'm well on my way thanks to this membership course and the different tools they referenced. 

For me it wasn't just the tips and tricks learned - nor the time saved learning them sooner - it was the content that enabled me to run the business side of speaking. Things like list building, lead generation, qualifying opportunities, positioning, and more.

There's a lot to learn, but I quickly got a handle on all of it thanks to SpeakerMatch Academy.  I would certainly recommend it to newbies and 'old hands' alike, and indeed have to several, including many of my fellow Toastmasters. I have always been willing to invest in learning new skills which 'up my value’ and I’ve certainly profited from this training program.”


Gary Jeffress, CEO

The SpeakerMatch Academy online e-course came to my attention at a time when I had a burning desire to share a message, yet had no clue on the process of how to do it. The clear, concise and supportive way that the training program is delivered makes things so clear, that I personally follow it step by step through each module.

Richard, Travis, Bryan and Paul always make things easy, which has allowed me to gain confidence. I continuously use and refer to the content regularly. I first became a member over a year ago, and I continue to find this information invaluable for reference and confidence building. With my desire to continue building the public speaking side of my business, what originally came to me as yet another piece of online marketing has become a source of ongoing strength and a program I could not have imagined could contribute to my business as much as it has.

Thanks so much and congratulations - your membership training program is very powerful.


Michael Davis

My experience with SpeakerMatch Academy has been outstanding!

The speaking industry has changed dramatically in the 21st century. No longer can you simply fly to another city, give a speech, pick up a check and fly home and repeat the process. So much more is involved today.

Each aspect of building a long-term business was provided to me in the Academy. I learned how to grow and nurture the most important facet of my business – my prospect and client list. I also learned how to create content that gets the attention of my prospective buyers, and how to develop meaningful messages that inspire action from my audience. Beyond that, I also gained the keys to transforming my speech into ‘an experience’ by learning world class delivery skills.

If you want to accelerate the growth of your speaking business AND your speaking skills, do yourself a favor -- invest your time and money into SpeakerMatch Academy.


Johnny Tan

“Enrolling in SpeakerMatch Academy was the best decision I’ve made for my professional speaking career.

The brilliantly structured weekly lesson plans provided me with methodical best practices in setting up my speaking business.

I enthusiastically recommend this membership to anyone, regardless of where you are on your speaking journey. The comprehensive training will contribute to your success by validating what you already know, while providing fresh perspectives for refining your skills and business model.”


Latrice Collins

“Like most speakers, I struggled with how to build and market my business.  I had joined many other speakers associations that claimed to help aspiring speakers build their business for enormous fees.  When I heard about SpeakerMatch Academy, I could not wait to give it a try.  

SpeakerMatch Academy helped me organize a step-by-step program for building my clientele list. Their tools were really easy to follow and execute. The best part of the program was that I was not alone. The leaders helped me with any questions I had throughout the program.  They gave guidance and encouragement, which assisted in my achieving my goals. 

This is one of the most economical and helpful program I've participated in to date. Thank you to all the people at SpeakerMatch Academy for all that you do!”

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