Take the Stage


Become an in-demand live, or virtual speaker, and a thought leader in your industry through this mastermind experience.

Elevate Your Value as a Confident Speaker

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To Be Announced Later in 2021…

“You can improve your value by 50% just by learning communication skills – public speaking”  – Warren Buffet

Trusted by Leading Brands

What do you do when you know you have a message but the path to package and communicate it is less than clear?

Many times we miss our opportunity to make the largest impact because we have not invested the time and energy to package our message.

Building your speaker brand is the most powerful platform you have to instantly elevate your influence, industry authority and profitability.

About Our Exclusive Event

The Take The Stage: Own Your Voice, Brand Your Story Mastermind is an intimate coaching experience for you to brand your expertise and elevate your influence.

We get personal and work hand-in-hand with you to craft your compelling and authentic message. Through expert coaching and a supportive network of influential attendees, you will learn how to deliver your story with impact and authentic connection.

We will help you push past limiting beliefs and give you the space to practice and perfect your delivery.

Who Should Attend?

Executives, Influencers, Authors, Experts and anyone who wants to become a masterful speaker. We will focus on strategies to build your speaker platform both within and outside of your company. 

We understand elevating your speaker brand may seem intimidating.

We’ve committed to bringing the best brand-building resources to you.

Now Meet Your Coach for the Take the Stage Mastermind, Melissa Dawn Simkins

Melissa is CEO of Velvet Suite, an award-winning firm passionately committed to empowering leaders to brand their story. Here is a little more about her background and what she uniquely brings to each attendee:

  • Melissa is considered to be the pioneer of personal brand leadership
  • She authored the highly regarded book, Brand Me, one of the first personal brand leadership books
  • Melissa has invested more than 50,000 hours coaching and consulting executives, intrapreneurs (leaders within companies), extrapreneurs, professional athletes and celebrities at the highest levels
  • She has graced more than 50 Fortune 500 companies and renowned brands as a keynote speaker including: Home Depot, Proctor & Gamble, Pepsico, Kraft, UBS, Booz Allen Hamilton, The National Football League, The National Basketball Association, The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and more
  • She is excited to share her secret playbook for how you can overcome intimidation and fear to own your voice and brand your story.

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Speaker Mastermind Application

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