YOUR EXPERTISE ON
THE RIGHT STAGES will
TURN YOUR STORY INTO SALES
Course launches March 26 - get access to the community now!
Your expertise on the right stages will
TURN STORY INTO SALES
Course launches March 26.
Get access to the community now!
Hi! I'm Melanie Spring.
I WANT YOU TO
SHOW UP
& SHOW OFF
in your next TALK
The SPEAK With Confidence Retreat began because I wanted a safe space to grow as a keynote speaker. Now, we are the ONLY public speaking retreat where you can write your next talk, practice on stage in a safe space, AND go live in front of an audience to show off your newly honed skills. 

Now it's your turn. Whether you want stop being afraid of the stage OR get paid bigger fees for speaking, we're ready for you. 

Join us for our 7th Retreat - April 1-5, 2020 in Denver, CO!
Get away from your office &
WRITE YOUR TALK
WRITE YOUR TALK
Think back to the last conference you attended. You heard an inspirational speaker & thought, "I can do that." So, you pictured yourself on the big stage. You started thinking about what you would share. You went back to the office to work on it. And you got sucked back into your to-do list - for other people! 

You keep saying to yourself, "I'm going to speak at this next year." You sit down on a chair at the neighborhood pool where you get your big ideas and write your outline - only to get back to the office and abandon it all again on Monday.

You find yourself back at that same conference hearing more speakers and KNOW you need to be up there but never find the time to make it happen. So...

You hire someone to write your talk for you - and after you read what they came up with FROM YOUR IDEAS, you realize it doesn't sound like you - at all. 

You pay a lot of money for a class on performance or booking stages and then wonder, "WHAT THE HECK WILL I SAY?!"

You're not alone. Almost every speaker I've worked with has been right where you are. Including me. You tell everyone you want to do a TEDtalk or speak at SXSW or do a workshop at the conference you attend every year. You know more than the speakers. Yet, you also know that YOU are the reason you're not speaking. 

"I'm so busy." "I don't have the time." "I don't have the money." "My to-do list is too long."

It's time to make yourself a priority and WRITE YOUR DANG TALK!
Someone needs to hear what you have to say.
LEARN FROM: 
BRAND STRATEGIST & INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER
NEUROMARKETING SPECIALIST
CORPORATE CORE VALUES TRAINER
BUSINESS & EXECUTIVE COACH/CONSULTANT
PROFESSIONAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER
SPEAKER BOOKING MANAGER
OTHER PROFESSIONALS JUST LIKE YOU
PROFESSIONAL Video producer
Let's BUild your talK
TOGETHER
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." 

African Proverb
When I first started SPEAK With Confidence, I trained every speaker individually. We did one-on-ones and got them where they needed to be by the time they got on stage. And it ended up being a disservice to them.

After they saw their fellow speakers on stage, they saw their potential was even bigger than what they originally thought. So, after two events, I gathered all of their feedback and decided to make this an online course AND an in-person workshop. Their response was staggering.

MORE! More days. More time. More interaction. 

We took every bit of feedback the speakers would give us (and they gave us a lot!) and created the SPEAK With Confidence Retreat. A space for you to write your talk, practice your talk, and learn from subject matter experts on how to get in front of booking managers and sell your talk. No "journaling time" because I want to take a break. Truly impactful time for you to REALLY work on your talk, workshop, keynote, break-out session, or presentation and walk away with exactly what you need to make it a reality.

Not just an online course, but a fully built-out 3-day 4-night in-person Rockstar retreat. This experience includes TONS of hands-on work so you have the time to write, practice, and give your talk in front of other incredible professionals - JUST LIKE YOU!
BRAND STRATEGIST & INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER
PROFESSIONAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER
NEUROMARKETING SPECIALIST
SPEAKER BOOKING MANAGER
BUSINESS & EXECUTIVE CONSULTANT
PROFESSIONAL VIDEO PRODUCER
OTHER PROFESSIONALS JUST LIKE YOU
All of the work we did at the Retreat SHOWED UP ON STAGE!
Dr. JEN CHEN
All of the work we did at the Retreat SHOWED UP ON STAGE!
DR. JEN CHEN
MEET YOUR TRAINERS
SPARK YOUR MAGIC
SPARK YOUR MAGIC
Melanie Spring, Creator of SPEAK With Confidence

Working with big brands & entrepreneurs for the last 18 years, I noticed that every human had a personal story to tell along with their brand story. Diving into the how-to of writing a branded talk, I saw an even bigger pattern - people wanted to write their talk but focused on what they had to do at work instead of their bigger impact in the world. I had to change this.

As an international keynote speaker, brand strategist, and workshop facilitator, I took all of my corporate & personal branding experience and created a safe place for kickass humans (like you!) to write the talk they needed to write so they could share it with the world. 

It all begins with getting incredible humans together to make magic. But you have to show up in order to experience the magic for yourself.
Melanie Spring, Creator of SPEAK With Confidence

Working with big brands & entrepreneurs for the last 18 years, I noticed that every human had a personal story to tell along with their brand story. Diving into the how-to of writing a branded talk, I saw an even bigger pattern - people wanted to write their talk but focused on what they had to do at work instead of their bigger impact in the world. I had to change this.

As an international keynote speaker, brand strategist, and workshop facilitator, I took all of my corporate & personal branding experience and created a safe place for kickass humans (like you!) to write the talk they needed to write so they could share it with the world. 

It all begins with getting incredible humans together to make magic. But you have to show up in order to experience the magic for yourself.
"Melanie is a force. She connects with the audience & comes alive on stage."

Kristin Struttman, VP Strategic Partnerships at Trace3
"Melanie is hands down one of the most innovative and inspiring speakers I've seen in a decade."

Janet Schijns, VP at Verizon
"When you look out on an audience and see everyone’s attention is focused on the speaker and not on their smartphones, you know you are witnessing something special."

Robert Demarzo, SVP Event Content & Strategy, The Channel Company
"Melanie is a force. She connects with the audience & comes alive on stage."

Kristin Struttman, VP Strategic Partnerships at Trace3
"Melanie is hands down one of the most innovative and inspiring speakers I've seen in a decade."

Janet Schijns, VP at Verizon
"When you look out on an audience and see everyone’s attention is focused on the speaker and not on their smartphones, you know you are witnessing something special."

Robert Demarzo, SVP Event Content & Strategy, The Channel Company
Are YOU ready to SPEAK With Confidence?
Are YOU ready to SPEAK With Confidence?
SPARK YOUR MAGIC
Melanie Spring, Creator of SPEAK With Confidence

Working with big brands & entrepreneurs for the last 18 years, I noticed that every human had a personal story to tell along with their brand story. Diving into the how-to of writing a branded talk, I saw an even bigger pattern - people wanted to write their talk but focused on what they had to do at work instead of their bigger impact in the world. I had to change this.

As an international keynote speaker, brand strategist, and workshop facilitator, I took all of my corporate & personal branding experience and created a safe place for kickass humans (like you!) to write the talk they needed to write so they could share it with the world. 

It all begins with getting incredible humans together to make magic. But you have to show up in order to experience the magic for yourself.

SPARK YOUR MAGIC

Melanie Spring, Creator of SPEAK With Confidence

Working with big brands & entrepreneurs for the last 18 years, I noticed that every human had a personal story to tell along with their brand story. Diving into the how-to of writing a branded talk, I saw an even bigger pattern - people wanted to write their talk but focused on what they had to do at work instead of their bigger impact in the world. I had to change this.

As an international keynote speaker, brand strategist, and workshop facilitator, I took all of my corporate & personal branding experience and created a safe place for kickass humans (like you!) to write the talk they needed to write so they could share it with the world. 

It all begins with getting incredible humans together to make magic. But you have to show up in order to experience the magic for yourself.
"Melanie is a force. She connects with the audience & comes alive on stage."

Kristin Struttman, VP Strategic Partnerships at Trace3
"Melanie is hands down one of the most innovative and inspiring speakers I've seen in a decade."

Janet Schijns, VP at Verizon
"When you look out on an audience and see everyone’s attention is focused on the speaker and not on their smartphones, you know you are witnessing something special."

Robert Demarzo, SVP Event Content & Strategy, The Channel Company
"Melanie is a force. She connects with the audience & comes alive on stage."

Kristin Struttman, VP Strategic Partnerships at Trace3
"Melanie is hands down one of the most innovative and inspiring speakers I've seen in a decade."

Janet Schijns, VP at Verizon
"When you look out on an audience and see everyone’s attention is focused on the speaker and not on their smartphones, you know you are witnessing something special."

Robert Demarzo, SVP Event Content & Strategy, The Channel Company
Are YOU ready to SPEAK With Confidence?
Are YOU ready to SPEAK With Confidence?
Jessa Woodword
Sandy Sponaugle
Rockstar Trainer & Public Relations Professional

Sandy is another SPEAK With Confidence lifer. She's come to three events as an attendee, and loves it so much she is offering her smarts, know-how, and joy-filled support to new Rockstars this time around! 

Sandy is a publicist, marketing consultant, and PR expert who speaks about how to bridge communication gaps across generations so that organizations can powerfully adapt to the constant changes happening in the marketplace.


"You must do things you think you cannot do."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
MAGGIE BURNS
Rockstar Trainer & Not-Your-Every-Day Pastor

Maggie is a hard-working Girl Boss who is intentional, headstrong, and highly determined to develop and empower leaders and speakers. 

She hails from the Midwest - land of deep dish pizza and road rage - where she gained experience writing, teaching, coaching, and leading, both in educational and religious spheres. Maggie loves challenging people to step into who they are called to be, and pushes them into places where they thrive.


"Let's get real for a second."
- Maggie
Jessa Woodword
JESSA WOODWARD
Rockstar Trainer & Corporate Core Values Leader

Jessa Woodward is a fierce, daring leader who has jumped on Bréne Brown's bandwagon calling for braver leaders and courageous cultures. She has over 20 years of experience working in public health education, nonprofits, and private industry. 

Jessa is known for her compassionate people-focused approach and is dedicated to serving, modeling and empowering those around her to step outside comfort zones to grow and live into their highest version of themselves. She leads with love, lives hard and on purpose.   


"Mind your own biscuits & life will be gravy." 
- Jessa
LET'S WRITE THAT KEYNOTE &
Get you on those stages
Introducing:
speak with confidence
SPEAK With Confidence is an experience designed to walk you through crafting and delivering your talk - your way.

If you’re an author, speaker, workshop facilitator, entrepreneur, or you have to give presentations at work, this all-inclusive retreat will help you write your next keynote, finish that unfinished workshop, or just give you the confidence to tell that story you’ve been wanting to tell. 
When you sign up, we'll send you a big printed workbook (yes, real paper!) and give you  access to the online course with videos, audio, and a PDF of the workbook. Then, you'll come to Denver, CO for a 4-night 3-day retreat. You'll get the training to write your talk, practice your talk, and some of you will even give your talk in front of other rockstars just like you.
NEXT RETREAT: April 1-5, 2020
Downtown Denver, Colorado
WORKSHOP: The Clocktower Cabaret
"The value of this course is insane! The coaching, the branding, the staging, the input on hair, makeup & wardrobe, the flow of an A+ talk, the one-on-one time, the ongoing feedback... The course was definitely underpriced for all of the tangible value!" - Julie Lopez, SPEAK With Confidence Alumni
The Elizabeth Hotel
Every time someone comes to visit me in Denver, they ask "so, where is Colorado?" This made me realize that I wanted to take you to the REAL Colorado - in the foothills of the Rockies with plenty of space to walk, hike, and play. We had to choose the most incredible place to do it. The ONLY place to host this retreat - The Elizabeth in Fort Collins, CO. We even include a shuttle AND 4 nights at this gorgeous place.
MAGIC RAT
You get to do your best work in a space where live jazz musicians, comedians, and brilliant speakers rock the stage. The Magic Rat Live Music venue is inspirational, cozy, and significant. We wanted to make sure you got on stage where it all happens and then we push you to do your best work - even if you don't want to. Every single person gets on stage with stage coaching - not just the On Stage rockstars.
get more clients because you taught them what they needed to KNOW
STOP LEANING ON THE podium & use the whole stage
craft a talk that explains WHAT YOU DO - without "selling" them anything
TELL STORIES FROM YOUR OWN LIFE THAT MAKE YOU MORE HUMAN
ROCK YOUR TALK & GET ALL OF THEIR BUSINESS CARDS
FIND YOUR OWN BRAND & BOOK THE RIGHT STAGES FOR YOU
YOU'll GET TO PLAY
AT THE CLOCKTOWER CABARET
We're not the beige-conference-room-overhead-lights kind of people. We like funky spaces that resemble the actual space you'll be speaking. The Clocktower Cabaret is the cabaret club in the basement of the historic Clocktower in downtown Denver. It's just a few blocks from The Curtis Hotel where you'll be staying. 

The Cabaret has cozy couches, little cocktail tables, a stage with lights and sound, and the right aura for inspiration. We even have a Paleo chef who serves us healthy, nutritious breakfasts and lunches. You'll be blissed out.

When it's time, we get you outside to play on the green just above - then get you walking through the city to experience what Denver has to offer. Get a feel for where you'll be here:
The Elizabeth Hotel
Every time someone comes to visit me in Denver, they ask "so, where is Colorado?" This made me realize that I wanted to take you to the REAL Colorado - in the foothills of the Rockies with plenty of space to walk, hike, and play. We had to choose the most incredible place to do it. The ONLY place to host this retreat - The Elizabeth in Fort Collins, CO. We even include a shuttle AND 4 nights at this gorgeous place.
MAGIC RAT
You get to do your best work in a space where live jazz musicians, comedians, and brilliant speakers rock the stage. The Magic Rat Live Music venue is inspirational, cozy, and significant. We wanted to make sure you got on stage where it all happens and then we push you to do your best work - even if you don't want to. Every single person gets on stage with stage coaching - not just the On Stage rockstars.
get more clients because you taught them what they needed to KNOW
STOP LEANING ON THE podium & use the whole stage
craft a talk that explains WHAT YOU DO - without "selling" them anything
TELL STORIES FROM YOUR OWN LIFE THAT MAKE YOU MORE HUMAN
ROCK YOUR TALK & GET ALL OF THEIR BUSINESS CARDS
FIND YOUR OWN BRAND & BOOK THE RIGHT STAGES FOR YOU
Introducing:
speak with confidence
speak with confidence
SPEAK With Confidence is a go-at-your-pace online course
designed to walk you through crafting and delivering your talk - YOUR way.
This course launches March 26, 2018 - get early bird access to the private community now!
get more clients because you taught them what they needed to KNOW
STOP LEANING ON THE podium & use the whole stage
craft a talk that explains WHAT YOU DO - without "selling" them anything
TELL STORIES FROM YOUR OWN LIFE THAT MAKE YOU MORE HUMAN
ROCK YOUR TALK & GET ALL OF THEIR BUSINESS CARDS
FIND YOUR OWN BRAND & BOOK THE RIGHT STAGES FOR YOU
80% of this course is about crafting & branding the best talk for YOU.
20% is how to remember your talk and use your whole self to give it

This is NOT a formula. This is a method. 
You have the STORIES, the DATA, your BRAND, and your SWAGGER.
 I'll help you craft & deliver the right talk for the right audience.
LOOK INSIDE
CHECK OUT THE GOODIES!
SNEAK PEEK
CHECK OUT THE GOODIES!
A beautifully designed online course with videos, audio AND worksheets at every step.
A big, beautiful printed workbook taking you through every facet of crafting & delivering your talk. 
A community of professionals just like you with skills & knowledge to tap into as you write.
Interactive prompts to get you thinking outside your box while you're crafting & practicing.
A talk that’s written in your voice and a custom way to deliver it on any size stage.
Lifetime access to the online course to go through it as many times as you wish.
In-person hands-on training with other speakers to refine your talk, stage presence, and personal brand.
Subject matter experts to share about neuromarketing, branding, professional portraits, stage presence, videography, and so much more.
When you’re done, you walk away with everything you need to rock those stages!
Want your own branded demo video?

(Lisa, individually embed the ones from YouTube or Wistia)
OUR SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS
DAN RUSSELL
Neuromarketing Expert
MICHELLE ARNOLD
Booking Manager
MARY GARDELLA
Portrait Photographer
PATRICK FRANK
Video Producer
It's time to
rock your talk
Jump into SPEAK With Confidence with the package that meets your goals.
Early bird pricing ends January 15, 2020. This retreat is expected to sell out early.
ALL THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU GET:
RETREAT PASS
Early Bird Investment: $2,997
Price after January 15, 2020: $3,397
  • Full access to the online course
  • Our printed workbook & other goodies
  • Six group video calls over six weeks to review your ideas & "meet" before the event
  • ​Three full days of speaker training
  • ​Welcome happy hour, Closing happy hour, Awards dinner, and Farewell brunch
  • Breakfast, lunch & snacks
  • ​Access to Rock The Stage program with discounted pricing 
VIP RETREAT PASS
Early Bird Investment: $4,997
Price after January 15, 2020: $5,697
  • Everything in the Retreat Pass, PLUS
  • ​Your very own room for 4 nights at our Retreat hotel
  • ​An assigned Trainer based on your speaking goals
  • ​Two hours of pre-Retreat calls one-on-one with your Trainer
  • Two professional on-stage photos during performance
  • Professional hair & makeup + wardrobe assistance
  • GoPro video of your full unedited talk
  • Access to your on-stage performance video through videographer with discounted pricing
  • ​Private VIP dinner with Melanie & her booking manager
  • You walk away with a fully written talk or keynote
CAN'T MAKE IT IN REAL LIFE YET?
Grab your Online Pass and we'll drop a 150-page printed & bound in snail mail for you with other goodies and give you instant access to the Online course AND the Rockstar community. You can even apply this full investment toward an in-person experience within 12 months!
Upgrade to VIP+ & get an A+ demo video 
Ready to build your speaker brand? We'll get you on stage in front of a live audience and record the whole thing on video and through photography, then edit it to match your speaking goals with your own interview, your other videos, and your own branding!
Check out some of our most recent ones here:
NEED TO BUILD YOUR SPEAKER BRAND?
Upgrade to VIP+
Early Bird Investment: $8,897
Price after January 15, 2020: $9,897
  • Everything in the Retreat Pass, PLUS
  • ​Everything in the VIP Retreat Pass, PLUS: 
  • Personal brand portraits session with professional photographer
  • Three professionally retouched photos from portrait session
  • ​Professional hair & makeup with wardrobe recommendations
  • ​Professional demo video from a video production team with interviews & on-stage performance
  • One-page website for your speaking business or personal brand
  • ​One-hour consultation with professional booking manager (that's Michelle!)
  • ​Two-hour consultation with professional brand strategist (yep, Melanie!)
  • ​You walk away with the materials to book stages
OUR ROCKSTARS LOVE THIS
This was a game changer for me!
OUR ROCKSTARS
LOVE THIS
This was a game changer for me!
I've been wanting to talk in front of people for years and when I watched Melanie on stage inspiring people from an authentic place, I saw myself enter into that realm. The most valuable part of SPEAK With Confidence was having a real workbook at my fingertips AND the trainers when I needed them. This whole experience is priceless - and I will definitely be doing it again.

LINDSEY CHARLET
Owner of HUB Ltd 
SPEAK With Confidence changed my life! It taught me how to not only own my story​ but gave me the courage to share it and the tools necessary to make my story impactful. I really appreciated the attention paid to the smallest of details, such as staging, blocking, pacing, etc. I would HIGHLY recommend this course to anyone looking to grow as a public speaker or as a human!

AJ GIBSON
Perspective Expert. TV Host. Author.
Attending SPEAK with Confidence was educational and transformative. The conference super exceeded any and all of my expectations. I thought I would just go and learn how to craft and deliver a talk but I learned so much more. This experience allowed me to grow beyond my wildest dreams. It amazes me how a group of strangers could all come together and love and encourage one another in a genuine environment. This experience is definitely in my Top 5 Most Amazing Moments of my life!

RYAN OWENS
Assistant VP at Synchrony
"On par with Simon Sinek’s Start With Why and Marie Forleo’s B-School. Different, and yet I would say more exceptional."
It was THE MOST INCREDIBLE program I’ve attended. The process throughout the weekend was carefully crafted. Each step opened up our confidence and by the end, we took to the stage and gave our talks LIVE! EVERY SINGLE DETAIL was thought of. The thoughtful details throughout the week made me know that I could trust the process. The process was CLEARLY tested and tested again and working. The group dynamic, confidence, and support was 1000% improving through each moment over the weekend. 

If you’re considering a program like this... do it... It's The ONLY one to consider. This is one of those programs that is on par with Simon Sinek’s Start With Why and Marie Forleo’s B-School. Different, and yet I would say more exceptional. The quality is high and value, priceless. Thank you to Melanie for creating this masterpiece and dynamic program that allowed me to find the next stage of my speaking career.

KRISTIN DARGA
Founder, Author, of Impact Founder
If you're ready to rock the stage and share your story and purpose with the world, the SPEAK With Confidence Accelerator IS the experience for you. It was worth every penny, and then some. I walked in with 25 strangers, and left with 25 best friends, and a talk that resonates with my souls, and the souls of my audience. I just unleashed a next level of confidence and I couldn't be more grateful.

ALEX AGRESTA
Purpose Alignment Coach at Purpose Pioneers
Public speaking has always been very intimidating to me, but Melanie presented this course in a way that made it approachable, and relatable. It's prepared with care and intention in every way, with attention to detail in everything from the venue, to the food, the content, and the people selected to attend. SPEAK With Confidence is a perfect reflection of who Melanie is as an individual... It’s thoughtful, personalized, elegant, and eloquent! It truly is magical and a safe space to face something that can be very scary. She held the space for me to see myself in a way I never have before.

DAYNA MILNE
Founder of Heart Compass
I have been to scores of events, conferences and training workshops in my career. Nothing compares to the experience and value I got out of SPEAK with Confidence. The pre-work and event sessions to get you from idea to keynote were highly effective. The people that were brought together were supportive and inspiring. Every detail of the event was on-point. Whether you want to write your first keynote or if you are an experienced speaker who wants to take their delivery to the next level, the SWC workshop is unequivocally the best (and most fun) journey to get you confident in front of a crowd and ready to bring your important message to the world!

RACHEL DOWNEY
Business Guide
SPEAK With Confidence helped me face my fear of public speaking by understanding myself first. The coursework and teamwork was deeply introspective which led to the whole experience being very transformative for me personally and professionally! SWC helped me grow & show up as a better version of myself helping me focus on my talk with REAL meaning & impact. Melanie’s inspiration and coaching literally transformed me to show up on a whole new level! The return on investment to my organization was immediate upon my return from the retreat!

JESSA WOODWARD
Environmental Health
Services Supervisor at
Jefferson County Public Health
Attending SPEAK With Confidence was an extraordinary experience. Frankly, it changed my life. Melanie Spring and her talented team of trainers and experts helped me realize my dream, to speak confidently, build a brand and own the stage. We all learned from each other in a safe and positive environment. There is no better facilitator on the planet than Melanie. Trust and believe in her. Take that step forward. I promise you one thing, it will change your life and you will realize your dream.

COLIN POTTS
Chief Operating Officer of ROSM
Melanie Spring is amazeballs!! She created a speaking workshop that pulls you out of your comfort zone and helps you get your message to the masses. SPEAK With Confidence helps you create a talk from the stories and knowledge that is already embedded in your brain - not from memorizing or slides. Melanie and her crew work with you and give you all the tools you need to get on the stage and speak with confidence (pun intended) by showing you that it doesn't have to be that hard. If you are looking to attend a workshop that will allow you to craft a talk with a big message, this is the workshop you MUST attend.

SHERRELL MARTIN
Founder of Nitram Financial
ARE YOU IN FOR APRIL?
SECURE YOUR SPOT
NEXT RETREAT: Denver, CO
April 1 - 5, 2020

Early bird pricing ends January 15, 2020.
Pre-work starts February 17, 2020.
Limited spots available. This retreat is expected to sell out early.

ONLINE PASS: $1,797 - Grab your pass here & go at your own pace.
RETREAT PASS: $2,997 - Secure a spot to write your talk.
VIP RETREAT PASS: $4,997
- Practice on stage with a live audience. 

"If you want to break through from a stage presence or from a thought/writing process, this is for you! No matter how proficient you think you are or aren’t, you will move significantly forward in the ways you wanted, and in many you hadn’t thought of. 

It’s a safe, amazing place to play and explore how and who you are on stage! Highly recommend!"

- Caitlin Clark-Zigmond, Director of Marketing - Public Sector at Verizon

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