Learning and development professionals often want to go out on their own as a consultant, trainer, or designer. Professional speaking is a great platform to showcase that you are a subject matter expert in your field. Showcasing your knowledge in an engaging manner can bring business your way, affording you the freedom of business independence by sharing your years of experience with others. From association events to industry conferences to corporate workshops, there are a variety of opportunities to share your expertise, build your credibility, and start generating leads for paid speaking events. Even if business ownership isn’t your ultimate goal, you’ll learn how public speaking can elevate your career. In this fireside chat style session, Jan will share her journey of transitioning from trainer to professional speaker. She will offer strategies to propel your career faster, tips to avoid costly mistakes along the way, and a road map for planning ahead for your own journey to independent business freedom.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Jan Spence is an international speaker, author, and consultant. With contagious charisma and a zest for life which make her an excellent motivator and leader, this TEDx speaker has used her vast knowledge in sales, communications, finances, and employee engagement to help numerous clients including Pillsbury, Walmart, and Frito-Lay.
Jan and her husband, Mitch, launched the second FiltaFry franchise in the US in 2003. As CEO, Jan built such a successful operation that they were awarded the “2005 Franchisee of the Year” by the International Franchise Association. Meeting their four-year plan, they sold the business in 2007 at 300% ROI. Since then, Jan has circled the globe as a trainer, consultant, and speaker for franchisees, organizations, and companies.
Having been interviewed by Entrepreneur magazine and the Big Dog Morning Show in Jesup, Ga, Jan shares her story of fulfilling her lifelong dream of playing women’s professional full-tackle football. As a member of the National Speakers Association, Jan combines the lessons she learned through that experience with her business experience to inspire people to make a difference through “Cheer Leadership.” Known for her highly interactive, entertaining, and inspirational style, she recently taught in Panama, Romania, Switzerland, Uganda, and Australia.
Jan serves on the boards of Meeting Professionals International – North Florida and Compass Finances God’s Way – Florida. She is active with the local Association of Talent Development chapter and the Beach Church in Jacksonville, Florida. She and her husband of eighteen years enjoy traveling the world when not at home attending Jaguars football games and cultural events.