The Message of You: Turn Your Life Story into a Money-Making Speaking Career
Judy Carter believes ordinary people have the ability to find the extraordinary stories tucked away deep inside of them, stories that not only make a difference in the lives of others, but can also result in a moneymaking career for the speaker.
“The Message of You” is a step-by-step handbook that takes readers through the coaching process. Judy uses to guide her students and clients in turning their real life experiences into motivational speeches. The results not only inspire audiences to take action, but often also launch a brand-new career or platform for the speaker.
As evidenced by the viral success of the online TED talks or the surprising appeal of The King’s Speech, people want to hear the real life stories of their peers, their idols and even their neighbors.
People want to tell their own stories and be applauded, recognized, and validated.
In her twenty-five years on the speaking circuit, Judy has seen it happen over and over again. A person who feels they are “nobody” steps up, tells their story, and then discovers that they truly are “somebody” in this world.
THE MESSAGE OF YOU begins with a simple belief – that your greatest speech already exists and that it has already been delivered in front of a live audience masterfully and powerfully by you. Best-selling author and international comic, Judy Carter sets out to prove that THE MESSAGE OF YOU is in the advice you give to your friends; in the lessons you teach your children; in the stories you tell your family. It’s expressed through the volunteer work you do, the way you run your business, the way you turned your messes into successes. THE MESSAGE OF YOU is a distillation of all of your experiences, both personal and professional, that form the narrative meaning of your life. A meaning that you can develop into a well-written, funny speech to inspire audiences, enhance your current profession, and launch a successful money making career as a professional speaker.
In Part One of the book, Judy leads you through a series of in-depth exercises meant to mine your personal and professional experiences for stories that establish your qualifications, your problem/solutions, your action steps and your methodology. In Part Two, Judy has created a six-step structure for writing an entertaining and informative speech, guiding you through each step in detail. But the real bonus of THE MESSAGE OF YOU is that Judy is a comic. Her “Comedy Pass” chapter takes you through simple but effective comedy writing techniques that will transform even a flat PowerPoint snoozer into a knee-slapping showstopper of a keynote. Once your speech is well-written and funny, Judy takes you through Part Three, teaching you how to take your message to the masses with inexpensive but essential marketing tips.
“The Message of You” offers an accessible approach, big picture guidance, and nitty-gritty nuts and bolts of sound advice. The business of public speaking is on the rise and there is a huge demand for this kind of book.
Carter’s credentials, high profile client list, and track record make her the perfect person to nurture the next generation of public speakers.
The Message of You offers an accessible approach, big picture guidance, and nitty-gritty nuts and bolts of sound advice.
Judy has been a comedy and speaking coach for over twenty years. She’s a firm believer that how you present your ideas is just as important as the ideas themselves. She knows that humor and strong content are the missing ingredients in most speeches and her book, THE MESSAGE OF YOU helps you discover both your message and your comedic voice by taking you through the same process she uses to coach her private clients.