Keynote Accelerator

$250.00 / month for 3 months

The Keynote Accelerator is a cohort style 90-Day intensive program which fast-tracks the construction of a high-demand Keynote and Speakers Kit. During the program, a small group of participants will be lead through the critical steps of storyboarding, content branding, presentation delivery training, kit branding and packaging, and sales strategy steps to becoming a paid professional speaker through selling Keynotes. The Final Presentation will also present the cohort with a rare chance to stage a variety keynotes to capture professional photos and video for their Speakers Kit. Cost is $250 per month for three months, first payment of $250 due at time of registration.

The Program

The Keynote Accelerator is a cohort style 90-Day intensive program which fast-tracks the construction of a high-demand Keynote and Speakers Kit. During the program, a small group of participants will be lead through the critical steps of storyboarding, content branding, presentation delivery training, kit branding and packaging, and sales strategy steps to becoming a paid professional speaker through selling Keynotes. The Final Presentation will also present the cohort with a rare chance to stage a variety keynotes to capture professional photos and video for their Speakers Kit. Cost is $250 per month for three months, first payment of $250 due at time of registration. Cost is $250 per month for three months, first payment of $250 due at time of registration.

Through a combination of face-to-face workshops, Zoom Coaching Calls, industry templates, in the Studio sessions, and editing support, the Thought Leader Study Hall team helps make it easier than ever to launch a high-demand professional speaking platform.

DELIVERABLES:

  • A template for conceptualizing and drafting a compelling Keynote
  • A polished and professional TEDtalk style Keynote, with Script and Slidedeck
  • A Speakers Kit with Branded Assets, Photos, Video Footage, and Press Releases
  • A national Sales Strategy for booking paid Keynotes and TEDtalks

SPRING SCHEDULE:

  • Wednesday, April 1 - Accelerator Launch
  • Friday, April 3 - Session #1 at Haw Creek Commons 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Friday, April 10 - Zoom Call at 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Friday, April 17 - Zoom Call at 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Friday, April 24 - Session #2 at Haw Creek Commons 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Friday, May 1 - Zoom Call at 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Friday, May 8 - Zoom Call at 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Friday, May 15 - Session #3 at Haw Creek Commons 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Friday, May 22 - Zoom Call at 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Friday, May 29 - Zoom Call at 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Friday, June 5 - Zoom Call at 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Friday, June 12 - Session #4 at Haw Creek Commons 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Friday, June 19 - Zoom Call at 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Friday, June 26 - Final Performances, Venue TBD 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Accelerator is hosted through a collaboration between the team at Breedlove & Company, the Asheville Play Studio (a Podcast & Video Recording Studio located in West Asheville), and Barrie Barton of Stand and Deliver Asheville. A cohort will be selected on a first-come basis, with space extremely limited in order to meet the intensive production requirements.

 

Lead Trainer, Barrie Barton

Barrie Barton is the founder and lead facilitator of Stand and Deliver, a presentation and communication skills coaching firm for corporate professionals and teams. Stand and Deliver Asheville combines Ms. Barton’s decades of experience as a facilitator, educator, director and performer to uniquely develop the art and skill of dynamic presentations and effective communication for all who participate.

Her teaching style combines highly developed and insightful perspectives of body language, presentation mastery and adult learning methods with her talent and passion to motivate and encourage clients to reach their finest potential. As a lifelong educator, Ms. Barton’s finely tuned capacity to organize learning, results in an embodied experience of success and lasting results.

Barrie’s approach is firm and honest, with a dash of humor, empowering you to make meaningful personal connections and challenging you to stand up and deliver in a more powerful and confident way.

In addition to her groundbreaking Stand and Deliver Asheville series, Barton serves as Artistic Director of Story Choreography Projects. She directed and produced 10 large-scale multi-media productions at the Diana Wortham Theatre and other venues. Ms. Barton holds a BA in Dance from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Masters of Arts Education from Vermont College.  She taught for over 22 years in two High Schools as a Dance Educator in the Buncombe County School System.

Lead Trainer, Emily Breedlove

Having spent the past 15+ years working in small business support and community development, Emily has been fortunate enough to have experienced this space from both the entrepreneurial approach and the resource provider perspective. She is the CEO of Breedlove & Company, the Executive Producer of TEDx Asheville, and is the host of programs like the Economic Bruncheon, Camp Girl Boss, and WNC Press Pass.

Emily is the recent Director of the ScaleUp WNC Program, is a member of the leadership team for the Asheville 1 Million Cups, and teaches the monthly AVL Pitch Prep class at the Asheville Chamber of Commerce. She is a certified trainer in the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program (IHEP) and REAL Entrepreneurship (Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning) Curriculum.

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