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Speakers

Bureau

Application

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, mgsmith@cflsdc.org,

 

                                                       

 

                                                Community Family Life Services (CFLS) Speakers Bureau Application 

                                                                                                  Overview

Thank you for your interest in applying to the CFLS Speakers Bureau. This initiative is an opportunity for women who have been victimized, homeless, or incarcerated to learn public speaking skills and develop the ability to share their lived experiences effectively thus educating the community about their needs and the needs of other women who face similar circumstances. Through your stories, you will promote awareness and empower others who are suffering alone or in silence. 

 

Participants of Cohort 2 will be paid $25.00 per hour for the 25 hours of training which will be divided into payments. There will also be an additional 10 required hours. As a participant you will also sharpen your literacy and presentation skills, all competencies that will serve you in your personal and professional life. Participation in the program will require full attendance at all meetings and convenings. Payment will not be made if you do not complete all 35 hours of the program thus leaving you ineligible to be sent on paid speaking engagements. Once you have completed the training you will then be eligible to receive paid speaking contracts.  

 

In addition to this professional paid training, you will have an opportunity to engage in an individualized coaching engagement with an experienced professional coach.  You will be assigned a coach upon acceptance into the program and will use your time to tackle issues pertaining to self-improvement. In each coaching meeting, you will choose the focus of conversation while the coach listens and contributes observations and questions. These interactions are designed to create clarity and inspire your public speaking skills. Coaching accelerates your progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choice. Coaching places concentration on where you are now and what you are willing to do in order to get where you want to be in the future. Your results are a matter of your own intentions, choices and actions, supported by the coach's efforts and application of the coaching process.  

 

At the end of the program you will be asked to participate in a focus group designed to capture your experience so that we can continually improve the program.  

 

       **Since participation in all meetings is required for payment we will list the timeline below for your consideration.** 

                                                                     CFLS Speakers Bureau Timeline

Information sessions are not required to apply, however in order to create the full cohort experience, acceptance in the program requires attendance and participation in ALL 7 classes 

 

 

 

September 11, 2019                           11:00am-12:00pm – Information Session & 

                                                             6:00pm-7:00pm – Information Session 

 

September 14, 2019                           11:00am-12:00pm – Information Session 

           

September 20, 2019                           Application Due by 5:00pm 

 

October 14, 2019                                Participants are Notified of Acceptance 

 

October 26, 2019                                First Public Speaking Training 10:00am-3:00pm  

 

November 2, 2019                              Second Public Speaking Training 10:00-3:00pm  

 

November 9, 2019                              Third Public Speaking Training 10:00-3:00pm               

                                                             Participants will meet their coach 

 

November 16, 2019                            Fourth Public Speaking Training 10:00-3:00pm 

 

November 23, 2019                            Fifth Public Speaking Training 10:00-3:00pm 

 

December 7, 2019                             Sixth Public Speaking Training 10:00-3:00pm 

 

December 14, 2019                           Seventh Public Speaking Training and Closing Ceremony 10:00-3:00pm 

 

December 2019                                 Practice Engagements  

 

January 2020                                    Paid Speaking Engagements will begin