181 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 • 63 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.

    179: When it's Time to Press Pause

    179: When it's Time to Press Pause

    This is a very different episode, and I'll be honest...I've been putting off recording this because it is a tough one. I can't believe we've gone through 179 episodes together. From the beginning, the goal has been to encourage and equip you on your speaking journey, and it's been a privilege to witness the growth and impact of this community. It's been an absolute joy to serve you.
    Don't worry - I'm not going anywhere! 


    In this episode, you will:
    Understand the reason why the podcast is going on pause for a seasonLearn what I'm doing during this season of pause. Full Show Notes Here!
    Links & Mentioned Resources:
    ACTIVATE LIVE 
    Take the Stage Speakers 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.

    • 10 min
    178: What is God Calling you to?

    178: What is God Calling you to?

    I know you might think we've talked about this topic quite a few times on the podcast, but stick with me. 
    Are you ready to explore what it means to be called to do the work you love? Or, maybe you're not sure how to navigate the twists and turns in your journey. Today, I'm sharing insights on understanding and embracing your unique calling. It's not about fame or accolades but about serving the one you're meant to serve. 


    In this episode, you will:
    Gain insights into what it means to be called to a specific purpose Reflect on the idea that the calling is not about the individual but about serving the purpose and the people they are called to.Learn the key lessons I learned throughout my journey Full Show Notes Here!
    Links & Mentioned Resources:
    Take the Stage Speakers Facebook Group
    Join Mary’s email list!

    Connect with Mary
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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.

    • 8 min
    177: Finding Stories in Everyday Life

    177: Finding Stories in Everyday Life

    I was recently asked - "Mary, you always have a story. Why do you always have a story about everything?" My first thought was it's because I'm a storyteller, but it's more than that. I look at life differently, and I want you to do the same. 
    Do you ever feel like you don't have any interesting stories to share? Maybe you think your life is too mundane to inspire others. In this episode, I'm diving into the art of finding captivating stories in life's everyday moments. 


    This episode is for you if you want to discover the power of your own unique experiences and their potential to impact and connect with others.


    In this episode, you will:
    Understand the importance of finding and sharing stories in everyday life.Discover how stories can be found in the simple, mundane moments and exciting and funny experiences.Recognize the significance of being intentional and slowing down to pay attention to the people placed in your pathFull Show Notes Here!
    Links & Mentioned Resources:
    Take the Stage Speakers Facebook Group
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    Connect with Mary
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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.

    • 8 min
    176: Find Your Community of Speakers

    176: Find Your Community of Speakers

    Alright, so we all know that building a speaking business can be lonely, right? Do you ever feel like you're on this journey alone, craving a community of like-minded individuals who understand and support your passion for speaking and storytelling? You're in luck because, in this episode, I'm sharing the importance of finding your community and sharing insights on where and how to connect with like-minded individuals. 
    In this episode, you will: 
    Learn about the importance of finding a communityFigure out how to find like-minded people Discover the significance of having and building supportive relationshipsFull show notes here! 
    Links & Mentioned Resources:
    Take the Stage Speakers Facebook Group
    Join Mary’s email list!

    Connect with Mary
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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.

    • 8 min
    175: The Art of an Email that Gets a Response

    175: The Art of an Email that Gets a Response

    Do you struggle to get a response from event planners? Maybe you've experienced the frustration of being ghosted after reaching out via email or DM. In this episode, we will cover crafting an email that elicits a response and shares a powerful method for re-engaging prospects. This episode is for you if you want to learn how to effectively communicate with event planners to get the response you're looking for.


    In this episode, you will: 


    Learn about the importance of following up consistently with event planners.Gain insights into effective communication strategies when reaching out.Find practical tips for re-engaging with individuals who have gone unresponsive.Full show notes here! 


    Links & Mentioned Resources:


    Take the Stage Speakers Facebook Group


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    • 7 min
    174: Repurpose Your Message for more Impact

    174: Repurpose Your Message for more Impact

    Do you have a powerful keynote message that you're not sure how to repurpose for a workshop or social media content? Maybe you want to learn how to engage your audience in an interactive and impactful way. We'll explore how to repurpose your message for various platforms and audiences. If you want to expand the reach of your message and connect with your audience on a deeper level, listen now!
    In this episode, you will: 
    Learn how to repurpose a keynote message into a workshop format.Discover how to incorporate activities and audience participation into a workshop setting.Be inspired to expand the reach and impact of your message through repurposing.Full show notes here! 
    Links & Mentioned Resources:
    Activate Live! Course
    Take the Stage Speakers Facebook Group
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    Connect with Mary
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    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

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63 Ratings

63 Ratings

shauna-parker ,

Just what I needed!

I’m new speaker and I stumbled across Mary when I was searching Google on one sheet examples. Through her website I found this podcast. I’ve already benged a few episodes. So good and so many great tips!

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!💗

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