You’re smart. You have extensive knowledge, wisdom, and expertise to share with your team, with your clients, or with an audience.
But stepping onto a stage, into a meeting, or onto a group Zoom call is your worst nightmare.
As soon as you’re called upon to speak and share, you freeze, and all your speaking anxiety spills out. Just thinking about speaking in front of others makes you break into a cold sweat and feel sick to your stomach.
And so you end up avoiding speaking opportunities which would have given you visibility in your company or business.
Or worse. When you do raise your hand and speak in meetings or give presentations, you don’t speak with authority and confidence, and so you're not seen as an expert and a leader.
And as a result, someone else gets the promotion you desired, someone else gets to have the position you eyed for yourself, someone else grabs an amazing client you wanted. Someone who appears to have more confidence and authority, and thus is seen as a better "expert" or "leader".
At some point, after yet another frustrating or embarrassing moment in front of your team or your clients, you decided enough was enough. You were going to get over your fear once and for all.
You watched a bunch of TED talks to learn from the speakers.
You practiced in the mirror.
Maybe you joined a Toastmasters group, watched YouTube videos, enrolled in classes, and felt like you were making progress.
But despite your best efforts, when all heads turned to you during a live presentation or the camera turned on, the words got stuck in your throat — if you even made it that far.
Being in the spotlight used to be my worst nightmare. Literally.
A traumatic speaking experience when I was 10 turned me off of public speaking for good... or at least I believed so.
But after years of turning down opportunities, ducking out of meetings to avoid answering questions on the spot, and saying no to networking events, I decided I could no longer afford to stay in the shadows.
As an entrepreneur struggling to grow my business, I knew that I had no choice but to step up and figure it out.
If I wanted to succeed in my career and become financially prosperous, I had to overcome my fear.
And so I practiced and practiced, and nothing changed. I still felt paralyzed with fear every time all eyes were on me.
What I discovered after years of experiencing public speaking anxiety is that it’s not about practicing more or imagining your audience naked (to this day, I hear this advice from some gurus!)
🌟 changing the way you view and perceive your audience (whether it's a huge crowd watching you speak or the CEO of your company listening to your presentation)
🌟 changing the way you think about your presentation (this could be a real stage presentation or simply a podcast interview)
🌟 changing the way you see yourself
Once I realized that I needed to learn how to FEEL confident rather than how to APPEAR confident, things started shifting for me.
And it worked!
I completely demolished my fear of public speaking, developed unshakable self-confidence, built a successful corporate career, and founded several thriving businesses.
And I attribute all of my success to learning how to speak assertively, effectively, and powerfully (and still be myself!) in any situation, be it in a meeting with company executives, on a zoom call with potential clients, on a livestream, or on stage.
It doesn’t matter if you’re an introvert.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been terrified of public speaking all your life and hate the spotlight.
It doesn’t matter if English isn’t your first language.
It doesn't matter if you think you aren't attractive or polished enough to appear on stage or on video.
It doesn't even matter if you have failed before in front of an audience.
Because anyone can become a confident, compelling, and captivating speaker... anyone!
"I have done a lot of public speaking classes as I embark on a career that also includes doing talks and coaching, and your program is by far the best that I have done! It really clicked for me and has made a real difference! Love your program so much."
"Victoria is super talented and owns the KEY to public speaking. She is responsive, supportive, and has excellent problem-solving skills. She communicates in a simple and easy-to-understand manner. And she doesn't stop at teaching, she follows up to ensure you achieve your purpose. She uses all the tools necessary to move participants to their goals. Victoria, you are amazing, very few people have these traits. I am super happy and grateful to be part of this program!"
"The program gave me the confidence and tools that I needed to effectively speak in front of groups of strangers live or on video. Victoria is a coaches’ coach. Her coaching style is smooth, fun, entertaining, and very enjoyable. She coaches from a place of experience, authenticity, and honesty. I would highly recommend her coaching and her program to anyone looking for help and guidance in the area of public speaking."
"Prior to joining, I was afraid of forgetting my speech, of not keeping my audience’s attention, and of not being enough to step into the spotlight. Throughout the program, Victoria put me at ease and gave me a simple plan on how to handle my fears, how to structure my speech, what to do so that my speech feels like a natural conversation, and how to handle unexpected things. I highly recommend Brilliant Speakers Academy. In all honesty, this has been one of the best online programs I've taken in a while. It has been a true blessing!"
The biggest reason my program works so well is because it was specifically designed to make fundamental changes to the way you think about yourself, the people around you, and speaking in general. We are working on your mindset and your core self, NOT your façade.
I don't teach you how to APPEAR confident when you speak. I teach you how to truly FEEL confident when all eyes are on you.
Because only when you develop this unshakeable self-confidence can you step in front of any audience, big or small, live or virtual, and speak with genuine authority, impact, and brilliance.
Nobody else teaches it this way!
"Brilliant Speakers Academy was more than just a public speaking program for me. Victoria has not only developed a breakthrough well-structured program that helped me overcome my fear of being in the spotlight, she also created a truly caring and supporting community that helped me on this journey!"
"Brilliant Speakers Academy gave me the tools to step in front of an audience with confidence and passion. It taught me the framework to craft a talk, to prepare for a presentation, and to overcome my fears. Once I implemented the strategies from the program, my presentations became a lot better. In fact, I started looking for opportunities to present instead of hiding from them."
✨ Make more money
✨ Earn trust, respect, and admiration of others any time you speak
✨ Feel calm and in control of any situation
✨ Become an expert/leader that everyone loves
✨ Be heard and seen
✨ Never again experience humiliation and anxiety associated with speaking in public
✨ Feel in control of your life
"A lot of times when we have problems in life, we aim at fixing the symptoms; however, the program addresses the cause of the problem. For me, I was able to gain confidence in the process of change that truly decreased my fears, increased my willingness to step out of my comfort zone and gave me the tools for long-term change. I feel empowered and am so thankful I found this program! It has made a huge difference in my personal life and in growing my business."
We’re going to work through your limiting beliefs and mindset to build unshakable self-confidence and forever conquer the fear of public speaking by utilizing my Brilliant Speakers Formula™, learning to summon your Inner Superhero, and applying the Brilliant Speakers M.A.R.V.E.L. multi-vitamins™.
You’ll learn how to craft a powerful message that lands, impacts, and moves whoever is in your audience to take action using my proprietary Brilliant Speakers Talk Crafting Framework™.
I’ll show you how to coach yourself as you prepare and practice for any presentation, meeting or interview, big or small.
I’ll teach you what to do once you’re in front of an audience (in a meeting, on a zoom call, on a podcast, on a livestream, or on stage) to connect and engage with your audience to create the biggest impact.
"This program will help you, step by step, feel more confident about speaking on camera and in groups. Victoria is a great coach and mentor. I love her commitment, integrity and support. Don't worry about the investment, it's worth it, especially if you feel there's more inside of you and you want to share your wisdom and grow personally and professionally. "
Let me show you how to conquer your public speaking anxiety for good and finally step into your true power like you’ve been dreaming of for so long.
I'm so excited to see if you're a good fit to work with me on upleveling your communications skills, overcoming the fear of public speaking, and growing your career or business!
Please read this before applying so we’re on the same page:
✔️ Please note that submitting this application does NOT obligate you to join the Brilliant Speakers Academy® nor does it automatically enroll you.
✔️ Try to answer this short application in as much detail as possible. Giving one-word answers won’t help me get to know you and certainly won’t make a good first impression.
✔️ I'm very picky with our applicants and your application might get rejected. This isn't because I don't want to help you sky-rocket your career or business. It's because my team and I only want to work with people who are willing to take action, put in the work, and be coachable. We don't have time for those that aren't 100% committed to taking action and getting results.
✔️ Another reason your application might get rejected is simply because we're not a good fit. If I know I am not the best coach for you and your situation, I won't accept your application. I want to give you the best chance at success, and that might mean working with someone else.
Listen, I've been where you are right now. I used to be absolutely terrified of public speaking. In fact, the spotlight was something I avoided at all costs.
Today, speaking in front of virtual or live audiences is something I do with joy. Overcoming my fear of public speaking propelled my corporate career and helped me build several successful businesses. I appeared on Fox Morning News and have been featured in numerous publications, including NBC, CBS, and BizWest Media.
But most importantly, it allowed me to create a unique step-by-step program to help many people just like you conquer their fear of speaking, build unshakable self-confidence, and make massive changes in their careers and lives.
I can’t wait to help you do the same!
Let’s do it right. Let's skip over years of trial-and-error and get straight to the results with an easy-to-follow, step-by-step system that’s been proven with hundreds of students. Let’s start from where you are and grow together by tapping into your mind and into your heart at the same time.
See you inside the program!