Public Speaking for Writers

For Writers Who Want to Bring Their Words to the Stage

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Your Instructor

Anna David
Anna David

Anna David is the New York Times bestselling and #1 Amazon bestselling author of two novels and five non-fiction books about addiction, recovery and relationships. She has been published in The New York Times, Time, The LA Times, Vanity Fair, Playboy, Vice, Cosmo, People, Marie Claire, Redbook, Esquire, Self, Women’s Health, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and Salon among many others, written about in numerous publications, including Forbes, Martha Stewart Living, Entrepreneur, Allure and Women’s Health and appeared repeatedly on The Today Show, Hannity, Attack of the Show, Dr. Drew, Red Eye, The Talk, The CBS Morning Show, The Insider and numerous other programs on Fox News, NBC, CBS, MTV, VH1 and E. Through her company, Light Hustler, she helps creatives share their dark to find their light—through coaching, writing, workshops, retreats, online courses, a podcast, a storytelling show and more.



“ Anna is one of the best public speakers around. What she knows about coming up with talks, perfecting them and then getting paid to deliver them is worth at least 10 times what she charges. Any writer who wants to speak at TED events or get flown around the country to make a few thousand dollars for just an hour’s work will not be disappointed."

-Dr. Josh Lichtman, Psychiatrist/UCLA Clinical Instructor

"This course is invaluable for anyone embarking on a career in public speaking. I can't even explain how much more comfortable I feel moving forward in this arena. The tips and techniques Anna reveals on how to write, prepare for and practice a talk, and then how to pitch yourself so you can book jobs, are crucial if you want to launch and then keep a speaking career prospering."

- Jessica Landon, Writer/Performer


This is for You IF...

  • You're an author who wants to sell more books
  • You're a blogger or essay writer who wants a bigger audience
  • You've been asked to give a talk based on your book and have NO idea how to start
  • You've given talks but want to improve your skills, material or confidence
  • You know what you write could be translated to the stage but don't know how to make the shift
  • You're tired of reading information about public speaking that's too generic or geared toward business people
  • You're looking for information not just about how to deliver presentations but also how to conceive of, practice and perfect them
  • You've ever watched a TED or TEDx talk and thought, "I could do that"
  • You want to know how to get paid public speaking jobs, what to do when you have, how to interact with audience members and what to do afterwards

Why This Course Exists

It's common for writers to be given or want public speaking opportunities but most are woefully unprepared. Publishers tend to leave authors to the wind, even if they're the ones who arrange the jobs, and literary agents are out of their element if they try to advise.

In addition, a talk a writer will give is quite different from one that an entrepreneur or healer or other expert might. Often a writer starts out ahead of the game...with enough written material to craft a series of talks but, alas, with no idea how to do that.

This course is designed specifically with the writer in mind by someone who began doing public speaking after the release of her first book and now shares the stage with people like Tony Robbins, earns four figures for every speaking job and spoke at three TEDx events in the spring of 2018 alone.


The Course

6 videos, mp3s and PDFs on:

- How to come up with a talk
- How to get practice
- How to make a reel
- How to create a site designed to get you paid speaking jobs
- How to break into the college market
- How to land TEDx slots
- How to keep your speaking career going

2 cheat sheets on:

- Agencies for speakers
- Press release sites


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One Time Purchase

Get immediate access to:

6 comprehensive videos, mp3s and PDFs

2 cheat sheets


How to learn about public speaking and come up with your specific topic, the different types of talks you can deliver, the basic outline for a talk, what the best talks include, how to memorize, whether or not you need a PowerPoint and how to use one if you do.


How to start off practicing (alone or in front of friends), what to graduate to (a co-working space, your own company or a classroom) and where to go after that (to organizations like Toastmasters, BNI or LeTip).


How to put together a reel so you can apply to colleges, the most effective ways to get in to the number one association for booking college gigs [The National Association of Campus Activities], what to do once you're accepted, the possibility of bulk booking and other ways to get college jobs besides NACA.


What TEDx is, why it matters, how to find out where the events are and apply, how to stand out when applying, how to prep once you do get in and then how to use TEDx to get more jobs and an agent.


What to wear, how to be comfortable on stage, why to have pre-talk rituals, what not to do when speaking, when to slow down in your delivery, how to wrap up and how to stand out afterwards.


What your website for speaking needs (and workarounds if you don't have all the elements) and what is and isn't useful when it comes to booking future jobs.

Zero Risk with a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee

We want to make sure that Public Speaking for Writers is right for you and so we offer a 30-day, no-questions-asked return policy. If you’re not completely satisfied with the course material, email [email protected] and we’ll provide a full refund.

Course Curriculum

  Introduction to the Course
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  Lesson 1
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
I'm an author but my book isn't out yet. Is it too soon for me to learn this?
Absolutely not. You'll be ahead of the game because you'll know how to take advantage of potential speaking opportunities when your book is released.
I'm a writer but don't have a book out. Is it silly to learn this?
Not at all. There are thousands of speakers out there working all the time who have not released books.
I'm a screenwriter. Can this work for me as well?
While you could of course build a career in public speaking based on your current career, this course is not designed for you.
Can I do this course in place of hiring a coach?
That truly depends on you. Since this is a video course, it doesn't include opportunities to get feedback from experts. If you feel you'd like to work one-on-one with a coach who can help you improve once you've gotten the basics from this course down, it would definitely help with what this course doesn't include (we offer this service; go to lighthustler.com/coaching-for-speakers/ for more info).

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