Speaking Academy

So you wanna be a professional motivational speaker? Reserve your spot now! Classes are limited to only 7 participants.

Doc blows a handful of inspirational stardust to all in his audiences. He and his team are marketing geniuses. As a world class speaker and trainer, Doc has become a speaking industry icon who has helped launch thousands of successful speaking careers."

Harry C. Murphey 
Training Specialist Bank of America


Associations and corporations all over the world are looking for speakers that have something of benefit and value to convey to others. In order to be selected, you must be able to present your material effectively. You also must be able to package and market yourself.

You can develop your speaking in public in ONE-day for only $3750 in one of the most advanced public speaking courses, motivational speaking classes, and public speaking symposia offered today.  The Speaking Academy includes 1:1 with presentation coaches, continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, unedited video taped footage of you in action, and professional speaker's manual.  (This opportunity is by INVITATION or AUDITION ONLY!)

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

  • You will learn the art of preparation in a talk delivery. 
  • You will learn to be a fact finder in your area of delivery. 
  • You will learn to be comfortable in your own skin and style of delivery. 
  • You will learn how to tailor presentations. You will learn how to assess your audience. 
  • You will learn to become a unique storyteller. 
  • You will learn to locate the decision makers in organizations. 
  • You will learn how to set your fee schedule. 
  • You will learn how to develop top-notch marketing tools. 
  • You will learn how to brand yourself. 
  • You will be eligible to join the many prestigious speakers as one of Doc’s Friends! 

Visit www.DocandFriends.com for more information!



Speaker's Academy
Virginia Beach, VA
Location: Virginia Beach Town Center


(only minutes from Downtown Norfolk & The Virginia Beach Oceanfront)

Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Town Center
252 Town Center Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 
Tel: 1-757-326-6200
Fax: 1-757-326-6222 

Westin Virginia Beach Town Center
4535 Commerce Street
Virginia Beach, VA 
Tel: 1-757-557-0550



A 25% Non Refundable Deposit is due upfront to hold your seat.




8:30 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. Introduction to Speaking in Public

10:00 a.m. Writing a Speech

11:00 a.m. Speaking Skills

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Working Lunch

1:00 p.m. Starting A Speaking Business

2:00 p.m. Getting Hired

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Capturing the Attention

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. SWOT Analyses

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Life As a Professional Speaker

"Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works"
– Hebrews 10:24