160 episodes

Kick your speaking career into high gear with your host Mary Snyder as she helps you build and sustain a speaking business. Candid discussions with some of the best speakers in the industry, advice on your message, your speaking business, and how to get booked are just a few things you'll find in this show.

Take the Stage - for Speakers, by Speakers Mary Snyder

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 59 Ratings

Kick your speaking career into high gear with your host Mary Snyder as she helps you build and sustain a speaking business. Candid discussions with some of the best speakers in the industry, advice on your message, your speaking business, and how to get booked are just a few things you'll find in this show.

    159: The Top Ten Things I've Learned as a Christian Speaker - Pt 1

    159: The Top Ten Things I've Learned as a Christian Speaker - Pt 1

    Would you like to gain a deeper understanding of the art of effective speaking and discover how to connect with your audience, prepare with confidence, and make a lasting impact? Today, I’ll share with you five of my top ten valuable lessons learned over my extensive experience as a Christian speaker. Each of them provides valuable insights that any speaker, whether seasoned or aspiring, can apply to enhance their speaking skills and make a lasting impact on their audience.
    In this episode, you will be able to:
    Gain a wealth of valuable insights and lessons learned from Mary’s extensive speaking experience. Improve your speaking skills with practical guidance on purpose, preparation, and audience connection.Discover how effective preparation and practice can boost your confidence on stage.Learn techniques to captivate your audience and leave a lasting impact.Full Show Notes Here!
    Links & Mentioned Resources:
    Mary's Resources page, www.maryrsnyder.com/resources/
    Take the Stage Speakers Facebook Group
    Join Mary’s email list!


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    Thanks for joining us on the Take the Stage podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a rating and review to help us reach even more speakers like you.

    • 13 min
    158: Mary Answers MORE Speaker Questions

    158: Mary Answers MORE Speaker Questions

    As a speaker, have you ever experienced that moment of panic where you’ve forgotten everything on stage or struggled with a difficult audience? Been baffled by how to connect your message to your audience? Listen as Mary provides candid answers to these and more of the common questions asked in our kind and supportive speaker Facebook group, “Take the Stage Speakers.”
    In this episode, you will be able to:
    Learn helpful strategies for bouncing back and regaining confidence during tough speaker moments.Gain insights on how to connect with difficult audiences. Be effective in handling curveball questions during Q&A sessions.Full Show Notes Here!
    Links & Mentioned Resources:
    Communicating for Change, by Andy Stanley 
    Activate is Mary's comprehensive coaching and training for aspiring speakers and is offered twice a year. Join the waiting list here.
    Take the Stage Speakers Facebook Group
    Join Mary’s email list!
    Connect with Mary
    Join Mary's Facebook group!
    Join Mary's email list!
    Follow Mary on Instagram
    Connect with Mary on LinkedIn

    Thanks for joining us on the Take the Stage podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a rating and review to help us reach even more speakers like you.

    • 15 min
    157: Mary Answers Your Speaker Questions

    157: Mary Answers Your Speaker Questions

    Do you have burning questions about becoming a professional speaker, such as how to refine your message, narrow down your focus, or navigate event planning? In these “Ask Mary” episodes of "Take the Stage," Mary dives into your listener questions and shares practical tips, from how to start and best practices in crafting your message to how to set boundaries as a speaker and where to begin in launching your speaking career!
    Whether you're at the beginning of your speaking career or looking to take it to the next level, these “Ask Mary” episodes will guide you on your journey to sharing the message God has given you and to become the confident and impactful speaker He has created you to be. 

    In this episode, you will be able to:
    Find answers to frequent questions, gaining clarity for your own God-given speaker journeyGain valuable insights from a successful and experienced speakerLearn how to navigate the world of event planningReceive inspiration and encouragement to pursue your speaking goals with confidence and purpose
    Full Show Notes Here!
    Links & Mentioned Resources:

    The "Master Your Message" minicourse walks you through how to master your message – the nine elements you need to create a powerful message.
    Activate is Mary's comprehensive coaching and training for aspiring speakers and is offered twice a year. Join my waiting list here.
    Mary's Resources page, www.maryrsnyder.com/resources/
    Take the Stage Speakers Facebook Group
    Join Mary’s email list!


    Connect with Mary
    Join Mary's Facebook group!
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    Follow Mary on Instagram
    Connect with Mary on LinkedIn

    Thanks for joining us on the Take the Stage podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a rating and review to help us reach even more speakers like you.

    • 15 min
    156: What do you NEED to be a Professional Speaker

    156: What do you NEED to be a Professional Speaker

    Are you wondering what it takes to become a professional speaker? In this episode, I’ll tackle the question head-on and reveal the truth behind common misconceptions. We’re going to challenge the notion that there are certain prerequisites and emphasize the importance of staying true to your calling. Whether your message is a story of triumph or a message of faith, be encouraged to embrace your unique voice and build a community around it. 
    In this episode, you will be able to:
    Discover what it truly takes to be a professional speaker.Learn why absolutes can hinder your speaking journey.Find out how to navigate social media as a speaker.Understand the importance of having a clear message.Full Show Notes Here!
    Links & Mentioned Resources:
    Take the Stage Speakers Facebook Group
    Join Mary’s email list!
    Connect with Mary
    Join Mary's Facebook group!
    Join Mary's email list!
    Follow Mary on Instagram
    Connect with Mary on LinkedIn

    Thanks for joining us on the Take the Stage podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a rating and review to help us reach even more speakers like you.

    • 13 min
    155: How to Tell the World You Are a Speaker

    155: How to Tell the World You Are a Speaker

    Are you self-conscious about telling the world you're a speaker? Do you find it challenging to own your calling and share it with others? Being a speaker is not dependent on having a full-time job or extensive stage experience, but rather on the calling God has placed on your heart!
    In today’s episode, I'll explain the importance of embracing your calling and walking worthy of it.  With practical suggestions, I'll help you gain the courage to proudly proclaim your gift, affirm God’s calling and trust His plan and timing. You can navigate the challenges with God’s promises and confidently tell the world you are a speaker!


    In this episode, you will be able to:
    Respond and overcome the hesitation or self-doubt that may prevent you from owning your role as a speaker.Gain insights on building your speaker brand in practical ways.Find encouragement to persevere in your speaking journey.
    Full Show Notes Here!

    Links & Mentioned Resources:
    John 15:3
    Ephesians 4:1-2
    2 Peter 1:3
    Take the Stage Speakers Facebook Group
    Join Mary’s email list!
    Connect with Mary
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    Join Mary's email list!
    Follow Mary on Instagram
    Connect with Mary on LinkedIn

    Thanks for joining us on the Take the Stage podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a rating and review to help us reach even more speakers like you.

    • 13 min
    154: Chase the dream God's given you

    154: Chase the dream God's given you

    Are you ready to “chase the dream” God has given you? In this episode, we’ll explore what it truly means to pursue your calling as a speaker. Join me as I break down the essential steps to chasing your dream of being a successful Christian speaker. The journey as a speaker won't always be easy, but remember, God has called you and will equip you for this mission. Let me show you how to embrace the highs and navigate the lows as you embark on this fulfilling path of sharing your message with the world.


    Top reasons to listen to the entire episode:
    Gain valuable insights into the essential steps to fulfill your calling as a speaker.Find inspiration and motivation to persevere in the pursuit of your dreamDiscover a supportive community that will help you to fuel your growth as a speaker.Full Show Notes Here!

    Links & Mentioned Resources:
    Christian Speakers Network YouTube
    Connect with Mary
    Join Mary's Facebook group!
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    Thanks for joining us on the Take the Stage podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a rating and review to help us reach even more speakers like you.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

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59 Ratings

59 Ratings

JodyAllen ,

Encouraging

This podcast is simple and not overwhelming. You can listen for baby steps to get to the next level. So helpful. Thank you.

BFF Heather ,

KEEP GOING!!!!

Hi Mary, I just listened to your podcast about the day you wanted to quit. Please don’t stop. God is using you!
If you are a speaker | content creator… tune in for biblical inspiration. Mary is the friend and encourager we all need. Keep going, Mary!💗

vimbovivien ,

What a great podcast for speakers!

I love this podcast! It’s the perfect length to listen to when my day is busy, but it provides really great practical advice for speakers. I love it, and Mary shared her wisdom in such a great way, it’s quickly become one of my fave podcasts :)

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