How to Become a Member of the CFLS Speakers Bureau 

The CFLS Speakers Bureau is now recruiting candidates for participation and will host a new cohort of public speaking training beginning in August 2019. Participants selected for this initiative are required to participate in 35 hours of paid training as well as introduction and conclusion sessions, will be assigned a professional individual coach, and will become eligible to participate in paid speaking engagements upon completion of the program. Participants will also sharpen their literacy and presentation skills, all competencies that will serve in personal and professional life. 


Participants of Speakers Bureau Cohort 2 will be paid $25.00 per hour for 25 hours of paid training which will be divided into payments. In order to build the cohort experience, participation in the program will require full attendance at all meetings and convenings.

Selected applicants will have an opportunity to engage in an individualized coaching engagement with an experienced professional coach. Members will be assigned a coach upon acceptance into the program and will utilize their coaching to tackle issues pertaining to self-improvement. In each coaching meeting, the Speakers Bureau member will choose the focus of conversation while the coach listens and contributes observations and questions. These interactions are designed to create clarity and inspire public speaking skills. Coaching accelerates member progress by providing focus, strengthening awareness, concentrating on the member's current positioning and what the member is willing to do to get where they want to be in the future. The process is intended to emphasize that program results are a matter of intentions, choices, and actions, supported by coach efforts and application of the coaching process.   


At the end of each cohort, members will be asked to participate in a focus group designed to capture their Speakers Bureau experience contributing to the continued improvement of the program. 


Please note: Full attendance at all training sessions is required as a prerequisite to eligibility for speaking engagements.

If you are interested in applying for this great opportunity, please fill out the application including a professional recommendation form and copy of your resume. All submissions and inquiries to Speakers Bureau Staff Miracle Smith,,

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Walk & 5k To End H I V


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Christmas Drive Adopt-A-Family Program