Set The Stage Summit
Set The Stage Summit
The most confident (and comedic) public speaking virtual summit on the planet
The most confident (and comedic)
public speaking summit on the planet

We pull back the curtain so you can get your act together.

Join us August 21 for the most confident virtual summit you'll ever attend. Get everything you need to engage your audience, build your personal brand, find your own sense of humor, and build a talk that sounds just like you.

When you sign up for Summit, you get:

  • 4 solid hours of entertainment AND speaker training
  • ​​Access to a full-time international keynote speaker & speaker trainer
  • ​Access to a professional actor & voice-over artist
  • ​Access to professional comedians
  • ​A live pre-session with a storyteller
  • ​A live pre-session with a comedian
  • ​Live Q&A session with all the speakers
  • ​Lifetime access to all of the recorded sessions
  Can't make the date work? Good news! Grab a Summit ticket & get all the pre-summit sessions AND all of the summit recordings to watch at your own pace. (Replay price goes up after summit ends.) 

Get YOUR act together

Comedy + Acting + Speaking

Public speaking can be scary for even the most seasoned professional. Getting up in front of our peers, our coworkers, or an audience of strangers takes courage, guts, and bravery. Yet we do public speaking every single day - even just to our significant others, kids, or colleagues.

So, why is speaking so scary if we do it all the time?

We put a title on it - "public speaking" - and feel like we have to be "a speaker" on stage. We move like PowerPoint robots, speak "like a speaker,' and pace the stage to keep the nerves out.

When I started thinking about putting together a Virtual Summit for everyone from international keynote speakers to someday-maybe-wannabe speakers, I knew I had to bring in the best of the best. The best public speakers out there - the ones who have to OWN their stages. And that's exactly what I did.

I searched far and wide for the best comedians, actors, and storytellers to help YOU be your best self on stage AND engage with your audience in your own way. 

If you want to be a better communicator, all I ask is that you show up so we can help you show off - authentically. 


Who is this Summit really for?

Public speakers, wannabe speakers & corporate communicators

If you're the kind of person who wants to: 

  • communicate better in everyday conversation
  • add more of YOU into your talk
  • get more engagement from your audience
  • feel more confident on stage
  • get the audience laughing more
  • find your authentic voice in meetings 
  • be a better human being
...then you're in the right place.
There's even a little FREE pre-summit action!
How To Be Funny AND Likable
with special guest, Comedian Jason Outlaw
August 10 at 2pm ET / 11am PT
Comedy and likability are the two keys to making an unforgettable impression - whether in front of a big audience or on a Zoom meeting.
Building Your Memorable Story
with special guest, Storyteller Eritria Pitts
August 17 at 2pm ET / 11am PT
We all have stories. But what makes one memorable? The ability to take the audience on an emotional ride from beginning, middle, and end.

LOOK & FEEL confident

in front of your boss, your team, your audience, your church, your class, your kids, your spouse (I mean...) - everywhere.

When you were a smaller human, you wanted to be something great. You had all the confidence in the world to run around, play, dream, and feel safe. But then you had to grow up and the world got smaller. 

What if I told you that you could keep dreaming REALLY big and become the human you always wanted to be? Sharing your message with the world - or your local community - in a way that you could make change happen?

You can! And we have the Summit that will make sure you do just that.

The Set The Stage Summit was created for big-time speakers and wannabe speakers to hone their craft and go bigger with what they want to say.

And when you sign up, you get access to humans who have to do this on a daily basis - from comedians and actors to full-time speakers and storytellers.

You have a message. WE want to make sure you show up as YOU so the humans who need to hear your message will stand up and listen. 

It's up to YOU to show up so we can help you show off.

What happens at the Summit?

Here's the play-by-play of our 4-hour day together:


  • Download Zoom
  • Set up your best lighting & background
  • Find your most comfy chair
  • Put on your best stretchy pants
  • Find your favorite notebook & pen
  • Pour your favorite drink into a coffee mug (no judgment)


So, you're a speaker, huh?

Scene 1

A session on originality with Comedian Mark Gregory

Scene 2

A session on what makes a great presenter with Acting Teacher, Nate Marble

Scene 3

A session on being you on & off stage with Keynote Speaker, Melanie Spring


Breaks throughout
  • Instead of giving you one long intermission, we'll give you bio breaks throughout. You don't have to take us to the bathroom with you.



Scene 1

A session on bringing your audience to you with Comedian Davine Ker

Scene 2

A session on trusting yourself with Comedian Erin Jackson

Scene 3

With Melanie, Nate & Maggie - we pick 3 people & they get live training!


You've got questions, we've all got answers
  • Ask anything you want from the experts
  • Get feedback on your current talk
  • Get ideas for your new talks
  • Get behind-the-scenes tips from the experts 
  • Walk away with everything you need to rock your next talk


  • Review all your notes
  • Update your current talks
  • Start writing your new talk
  • Practice on your meetings & calls
  • Practice in front of your friends & relatives

Show up & you'll show off

Here are all the sessions for your perusal

Yes, there will even be stand-up comedy sketches throughout.

Who You Are Is Your Superpower 
Comedian Mark Gregory
Individuality & originality are the tools that allow you to have an indelible mark on people you encounter or present to. Most importantly, your superpower makes you irreplaceable! 

Alchemizing Anxiety
Actor & Acting Teacher, Nate Marble
What makes people interesting to watch on stage? In a movie? Are there people that you just DON'T like to watch perform? We all have circus rings that we perform in every single day, can we pinpoint our difference in body language, speech patterns, and characteristics between groups that are sending signals? Let's have some discussions and do some exercises to find out! 

Rock Your Personal Brand
Keynote Speaker, Melanie Spring
Your brand is what EVERYONE ELSE is saying about you, NOT what you're saying about yourself. So, how do you make them say what you want? You rock your personal brand on AND off the stage. From how you dress and move your hands to how you market yourself before anyone meets you, you'll want to make sure you have it all on brand.

The Power of Relatability
Comedian Davine Ker
How can you be relatable while standing out? It seems like a paradox at times… Being relatable while showcasing your uniqueness is key to giving value to your audience and bringing them closer to you and the substance of your message. Relatability is a skill and there are habits and tools that will help you cultivate it.

Super Strict Rules For How To Be In The Moment
Comedian Erin Jackson
Trust yourself to engage spontaneously with your audience without the fear of derailing your presentation. Perfection is unattainable and even if it weren’t, it’d be boring.

"All speaking is public speaking whether it's to one person or a thousand." - Roger Love

Who are these crazy awesome experts?

Rocking stages is what we do best.

Your Host, Melanie Spring

Melanie Spring is an international keynote speaker, dynamic emcee, and corporate trainer. She & her Crew travel the world creating branded experiences for humans like you to find your stories, build your confidence, and amplify your voices.

Melanie is your host for the Set The Stage Summit. She's also sharing about how to own your personal brand on stage and off.

Check her out:
Connect with Melanie: Facebook, Instagram & Twitter

Comedian Mark Gregory

Comedian Mark Gregory has quickly become one of the rising stars of comedy. His unique ability to perform for churches, corporate events and comedy clubs sets him apart, making him a highly sought after act.

Mark will be doing stand-up comedy live as well as speaking on the owning your voice.

Check him out:
Connect with Mark: Facebook & Instagram

Comedian Davine Ker

Davine Ker is a trilingual stand-up comedian, multidisciplinary artist, and Moth StorySlam winner who creates art through thought-provoking jokes, unexpected concepts, and unique storytelling. Her stand-up has been featured at Comedy Clubs and Comedy Festivals across the US and all the way up to Canada.

Davine will be doing stand-up comedy live as well as speaking on the power of relatability

Check her out:
Connect with Davine: Twitter, Facebook & Instagram

Actor & Acting Teacher, Nate Marble

Nate Marble is an actor, acting teacher, and voice-over artist. He believes actors' training is the ultimate empathy training and that when people can understand their true Core Character first, they are then empowered in their purpose and able to show empathy more deeply towards others. 

Nate will be teaching about core character development in your talk and in yourself.

Check him out:
Connect with Nate:  LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook

Comedian Erin Jackson

Erin Jackson is a comedian and writer based in the NYC area. Her stand-up has been featured on Late Night with Seth Meyers, CONAN, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Comedy Central and she frequently appears as a sports and pop-culture panelist on Buzzfeed News, MSNBC, NFL Network and NPR.

Erin will be doing stand-up comedy live as well as speaking on being spontaneous with a structure.

Check her out:
Connect with Erin: Twitter & Instagram

Wanna know what others think about us first?

We get it. We'd want to know, too!

“The tell-it-to-you-straight girlfriend every woman should have in
her crew.”
The Washington Post
"I learned about connection, being present, and allowing myself to just be and exist in the moment."
UNLV Acting Student
"Mark took us on a ride that we did not want to get off of."
George Wallace

"Headliner Ker did not disappoint, evoking laughter from the crowd throughout her entire routine."
"This approachable badass will have you finding your own inner voice and celebrating what makes you and your business unique.”
EO Grand Rapids


Be like Becca & grab the stage by the horns.

When you sign up for Summit, you get:

  • 4 solid hours of entertainment AND speaker training
  • ​​Access to a full-time international keynote speaker & speaker trainer
  • ​Access to a professional actor & voice-over artist
  • ​Access to professional comedians
  • ​A live pre-session with a storyteller
  • ​A live pre-session with a comedian
  • ​Live Q&A session with all the speakers
  • ​Lifetime access to all of the recorded sessions 
  • ​Discounted access to the Rock The Stage program 

4 hours of live training - at your kitchen table

Friday, August 21, 2020
We'll send you a calendar invite but drop it there now.
PT: 9am - 1pm
ET: 12pm - 4pm
UK: 5pm - 9pm 
Can't make it on August 21?
Good news! Grab a Summit ticket & get all the pre-summit sessions AND all of the summit recordings to watch at your own pace. (Replay price goes up after summit ends.) 

Limited Space For Maximum Engagement

We're doing it live

Two Pre-Summit Sessions
Four comedy sketches
Five professional trainings
More new ideas than you've had in months
All the replays to watch at your leisure
Only $247

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