How do you put your message out into the world in a way that connects and excites the people you were meant to work with?
And then, how do you get paid to do it?
According to, this week’s inspiring woman, Michelle Mazur, a communication rebel and speech writing doula, it is by creating a talk that spreads your message and your reputation.
A lot of people, particularly women, find themselves trapped in speaking for free. Michelle, believes this is part mindset and part positioning.
By first understanding the value of what you've created, you are more able to stand in your power and understand your unique experience and expertise. Next, is what Michelle refers to as the unfair speaking advantage. "The way to get paid to speak is by being the only person to do what you do on stage."
According to Michelle, positioning yourself requires three main concepts:
1. Allowing your personality to shine through
2. Sharing your unique viewpoints and
3. Identifying the vision or transformation you want to hold for your audience.
In this interview, Michelle expands on these three ideas and shares her story of her awkward and somewhat bumpy beginnings in public speaking. She is both funny and relate-able in her sharing. I hope you gain as much insight as I did!
the inspired woman proect: Michelle Mazur
Michelle Mazur, Ph.D. helps speakers and entrepreneurs create speaking as profit-center for their business by building a speech like a product that positions them as the go-to expert in their field.
She is the CEO of Communication Rebel and the author of Speak Up for Your Business. The speakers she works with have gone on to book speaking gigs around the world, double their speaking fees, and speak in front of world leaders and First Ladies. Her rebel yell has appeared in Fast Company, Entrepreneur, PR Daily, and She Owns It. She lives in Seattle, WA with her adoring husband, 2 obsessive felines, and a huge collection of Duran Duran memorabilia.
You can discover your Unfair Speaking Advantage at: www.drmichellemazur.com/advantage