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Friday Nov. 11, 2022 3:00pm-7:00pm ET and Saturday Nov. 12, 2022 10:30am-3:00pm ET

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SpeakerTech can be purchased as an addition to your Convention package, or as a stand alone product

The detailed agenda can be found on the Schedule-at-a-Glance.

Beverly Beuermann-King

Beverly Beuermann-King CSP

Last year’s SpeakerTech PreConvention was a huge success, jam-packed with tips and strategies, and a highlight of the virtual 2021 CAPS Convention for so many.

We are excited to offer SpeakerTech again in a virtual format for 2022 so, regardless of where you are in the world, you will be able to join us for this exceptional learning experience.

Experts like Terry Brock, CSP, CPAE, Robbie Samuels of No More Bad Zoom fame, David Walsh “Mr. YouTube, and our very own gurus Lauren Pibworth and Patricia Regier, will share tips and strategies on speaker technology, monetizing the spoken word, and most importantly, future-proofing your speaking business.

Virtual sessions will take place on Friday, Nov 11, 2022 – 3:00 to 7:00 pm ET and on Saturday, Nov 12, 2022 – 10:30 am to 3:00 pm ET.  That’s over 8 hours of info, tips and strategies!!!

Our All-Inclusive Fee Is Only: $197.00. Members Save $50.00 = $147.00 if you register for convention and Speaker Tech before the October 14th deadline

Pricing includes the recording…even if you can’t attend due to a prior commitment, Register and take advantage of this amazing opportunity!

Session Host: Beverly Beuermann-King, CSP, is working to solidify the experts, topics, and agenda so check back often as we pull this amazing program together.

For this pre-convention session, a separate nominal registration fee applies.

Beverly Beuermann-King

Beverly Beuerman-King

For over 20 years, Beverly Beuermann-King, CSP has used her S-O-S Principle™ with people who want to control their reactions to stress, build resiliency against life’s challenges and live healthy, engaged lives. Beverly is a 20 year member of CAPS, has earned her CSP, CVP x2, has been awarded the Spirit of CAPS and the CAPS President’s Award, and has most recently served on our CAPS National Board.

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Ford Saeks CSP, CPAE

Growing Your Speaking Empire!: Get More Bookings, Sell More Products and Services

This interactive program is designed for professional speakers, thought leaders, authors and consultants that want to increase revenues, expand their digital footprint, attract new customers, and gain a competitive edge. Ford will share insider secrets to help you make money from YOUR expertise. This event is perfect for the emerging speaker to the advanced 6 or 7 figure earners too!

In this impactful kickoff to our PreConvention, Ford will help you:

  • Craft Compelling Value Propositions to Get Noticed and Booked
  • Identify New Revenue Streams From Your Expertise and the Exact Path to Profits
  • Three Secrets to Attract Referrals and New Customers Like a Magnet
  • Five Ways to Dominate Your Market, Increase Leads and Attract New Clients
  • Strategies to Leverage Traditional Mediums That Give You Top-Of-Mind Awareness and generate more money from your topics and expertise.

Join Ford Saeks as he reveals fresh insider secrets to accelerate your results and grow your business even on a limited budget. If you’re interested in building brand awareness, connecting with your customer base, uncovering new opportunities, capturing prospects, lead generation and increasing sales, this program is for you.

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Ford Saeks

Ford Saeks, CSP,CPAE – Hall of Fame Speaker, is a founding member and past chair of NSA’s Million Dollar Speakers Group, he runs his own 7-figure speaking business, and has helped many well-known professional speakers, past presidents, CSP’s, CPAE’s, authors and consultants grow their businesses too.

Ford Saeks has redefined the formula for business success. His efforts have helped companies generate a total of over a billion dollars in sales worldwide. From start-ups to Fortune 500’s, Saeks is widely recognized as a Business Growth Innovator. With over 20 years’ experience (ranging from retail to wholesale), he has founded over ten companies, authored four books, awarded three U.S. patents, and received numerous industry awards. Tenacity and innovation are what fuels this revenue-generating powerhouse. As President and CEO of Prime Concepts Group, Inc., an integrated marketing services firm, Ford specializes in helping businesses attract loyal and repeat customers, monetize social media, and ignite creativity.

Patricia Regier

Patricia Regier

How you can create a pick your own adventure workshop

If you are bored with online presentations and workshops, this will add a layer of intrigue, and it may even slightly challenge you. Adding an element of mystery and curiosity will get your participants involved from the start. Learn how to add a pick-your-own adventure aspect to your presentation, workshop or learning series. Get inspired by choices and play along with a real-time adventure workshop in action. Add to your tech toolbox and gain insights you probably didn’t know were available. Join Patricia as she inspires the possibilities for your presentations and training while staying on top of evolving technology. Yes, you can do this too!

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Patricia Regier

Patricia Regier

Patricia Regier, founder of Regier Educational Services, designs online learning experiences that engage. Twenty years’ developing and facilitating training, and a Master of Adult Education. Patricia merges academic research with experience to provide practical and creative ways to involve your participants. Supporting speakers to reach the variety in your audience. Monitoring ever-changing technology, to save you time and frustration. Patricia has been helping facilitators get past the fear of technology, is a go-to person when you have a ZOOM question, and consultant for how to move in-person activities online. Specializing in how to engage a variety of learning types along the learning experience journey before, during and after an event. Patricia understands that some speakers miss the in-person training and workshops, where you thrived, and can help you ignite that spark again. Learn how to transform your online audience into participants! Patricia is a sought-after innovative content creator, workshop facilitator, and online events’ production partner.

Randall Craig

Randall Craig CSP, HoF

Efficiency, Organization, and Strategy: Building your Business with Trello

Too often, the business processes that we start with are not the most efficient for the business that we run today. And since technology (and the business environment) have changed so rapidly, your business processes aren’t likely “best of class” either.

In this session, look behind the scenes with Randall Craig, and learn how he uses Trello to manage and grow his business: from Strategy, to Collaboration, through to Content.

Randall Craig

Randall Craig

Randall Craig is an internet pioneer who led the digital strategies for several major market newspapers, consulting firms, and financial institutions since 1994. He has helped over 100 organizations rethink their approach at the intersection of marketing and technology… and land their digital strategy airplane.

Randall is the author of eight books, including Digital Transformation for Associations, The Everything Guide to Starting an Online Business, the Online PR and Social Media series, and the best-seller Personal Balance Sheet. Randall has taught at numerous executive education programs, hosts Professionally Speaking TV, and frequently appears as an expert in the media. He has written hundreds of articles and delivered hundreds of presentations, both in person and virtual.

He specializes in virtual presentations: keynotes, workshops, interactive “zoom” round tables, and virtual presentations with over 4000 in the audience. He has been delivering online presentations for clients for over 15 years. More at

Michelle Castillo

SEO In a Nutshell – What every business owner needs to know about Search Engine Optimization in 2023

You may have heard people saying that “SEO is dead”… The truth is that SEO isn’t dead, but it has changed.

If you’re looking for ways to increase the exposure of your business on the web, bring in more clients, and generate more income, then this presentation is for you.

In the presentation we will cover:
– Why SEO is much more than Google
– Why SEO should start before you build or update your website
– The most important thing to do to make your website is SEO proof. Even if you do not understand the first thing about SEO

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Michelle Castillo

As the founder and president of Bigger Impact Digital Growth Systems, Michelle Castillo has 15 years of experience in the Information Technology industry. She has a Masters in Engineering and has lived and worked in Japan, Europe and all over North America where she has provided complex, million-dollar software development solutions to companies such as Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, BMW, Dell and GM. Michelle’s international experience has led to a deep understanding of how to uncover varying client needs. This, together with her knowledge of todayʼs web technologies, gives Michelle the ability to provide clients with the best possible online business solutions.


Lauren Pibworth

Next-Gen Websites. Why what worked 3-5 years ago won’t sustain you moving forward.

In the ‘olden days’ (think 2014), a speaker website was simply an online brochure. Following Google’s Mobilegeddon during the first quarter of 2015, technology began to rapidly evolve, and demand for websites that ‘work for us’ with mobile responsive functionality, multi-media (videos, motion images), e-commerce, memberships, online courses, and more took center stage. But as technology continues to rocket forward and Web 3.0 looms, website design and functionality is about to make another giant leap forward.

Design trends are changing to allow for even better mobile responsiveness and savvy consumers are demanding lightning-fast site speeds, and sites with interactivity like live-streaming, artificial intelligence, and (soon) voice search built into them. The landscape is constantly changing and by the time we actually give this presentation, it will likely have changed again – but one thing we know for sure – what got you here today won’t get you to where you want to be tomorrow.

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Lauren Pibworth

Lauren is founder and CEO of Pibworth Professional Solutions with over 10 years of experience supporting and coaching the careers of professional speakers. She creates smarter marketing campaigns and excels at managing your online presence that persuade decision-makers to say “yes” more often.

Terry Brock CSP, CPAE

Web3 for Communicators – NFTs, VR, AI, & More – What speakers need to know now

In this session you’ll discover what is happening in the world of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens), Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, and Crypto (Bitcoin and more) that professional speakers need to know.

Find out what others are doing with Bitcoin (BTC), Blockchain, and Cryptocurrencies that can impact your business. Discover how you can leverage some of this technology to reach more people worldwide.

This is one you don’t want to miss!

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Terry Brock

Terry Brock returns to speak for CAPS about building your speaking business. He is a CSP, a member of NSA’s Hall of Fame (CPAE) and has received NSA’s highest award, The Cavett. He is known for taking gobble-de-goop tech language and translating it into powerful methods for professional speakers to leverage tech into building relationships.

Terry has been a professional speaker for over 39 years and has spoken for GSF associations around the world. His style is open, helpful — and a good does of “techie nerd.” Come and enjoy.

David Walsh

Hijacking The YouTube Algorithm To Have Your Competition Send YOU All The Traffic

Do you know what YouTube REALLY IS? (It’s not just a Search Engine!)
Do you know why trying to rank in Search on YouTube is Dead? (and has been for YEARS!)
Do you know what YouTube audiences are really looking for? (It’s not “How To” or necessarily YouTube shorts!)

Join our Certified YouTube Expert, David Walsh (Mr. YouTube) as he helps us to discover:

  • The 2 things YouTube is looking to do Trillions of times a day
  • Where 75% of all traffic on YouTube comes from (and how to get YouTube to hijack your competitors views)
  • The secret to how a client’s YouTube Channel metrics increased 5-10X in just 1 month
  • And how another client got 1.1 MILLION views in 5 weeks and sold out a 1000 person event

David Walsh

David has exploded YouTube channels for himself and for his clients for many years – Helping them to be THE Authority in their Niche. David Walsh is a YouTube Certified Expert, with years of experience creating videos that drive targeted traffic into businesses. David is now known as ‘Mr. YouTube’, and is one of the highest paid YouTube Consultants in the UK. He helps entrepreneurs and experts grow their businesses using YouTube. One client went viral with 1 video alone getting 1.1 million views in just 5 weeks and going from £3m in business to £12m in just 12 months. Another client went from getting 800 views per month to getting 40,000 views in just 2 weeks on 1 video, and all metrics have increased between 5-10X in just 1 month while working with David. David focuses on using YouTube for businesses – SME’s.  He doesn’t focus on being a famous YouTuber or using YouTube for branding for large corporates.  He focuses totally on the small guy – making videos that bring clients and customers into their business.

When not creating magic for his clients, David enjoys sprinting, lifting heaving things, Bruce Lee movies and wearing red. He is also a former International Gold Medalist and 13 Time Irish National Champion in Olympic Taekwondo.

Taylorr Payne

How to Create a Business that Runs Itself (while growing it by 2x this year)

Guess what doesn’t get talked about enough in our industry?
How to spend less on the things you don’t enjoy and spend more on the things you do enjoy.
As a thought-leader, you started your business to create impact, to create content, and to make change.
Not to waste precious time on duplicate entry, lack-luster technology, and spinning your wheels.
When you have systems working for you, your business changes.
You see, though, systems are normally defined only by the technology. But there’s more to it than that.
Systems are the technology, process, and people in your business that create predictable results – they remove the guesswork and create consistency.
Systems prevent the rollercoaster of feast or famine, raise your impact, and create a business that can run itself.
In this session, we’ll uncover how to think about systems in your business, what they should be doing for you, and how to identify the ones you need most to hit your goals.
You’ve already learned a lot about how to make money. You can always find more money.
My question, though, is how do you create more time?

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Taylorr Payne

Taylorr Payne is the CEO and co-founder of SpeakerFlow – a software company dedicated to helping experts leverage systems to take control of their business and stop spinning their wheels.

As an award-winning marketer and sales professional, Taylorr’s core philosophy is that systems – the technology, people, and process in your business – are key to your
success. If you want a business that’s predictable, one that you have full control over, one that empowers you, and one that continues to grow, systems are the answer.

On a personal note, Taylorr’s a car enthusiast, musician, and extremely left-handed.

Carl Richards

Get Podcast Ready: Five Myths Holding You Back from Success

Podcasting: it’s the NEW stage that all speakers, coaches, consultants and other subject matter experts should be embracing, much the same way they do the physical stage. However many don’t, and what’s more surprising is the same reasons why so many experts who speak don’t get on podcasts (or start their own) are the same reasons they were hesitant to have a website not so many years ago! In this presentation we will talk about:

The 5 Podcasting Myths holding you back from launching your own show
Benefits of having a podcast
3 P’s to Successful Podcast Launching

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Carl Richards

Carl Richards has spent more than 25 years behind the microphone, on radio and on stage, entertaining and influencing audiences world wide. He’s a 3x best selling author, TEDx Speaker and emcee, host of the Speaking of Speaking Podcast and the founder and CEO of Podcast Solutions Made Made Simple. Carl helps entrepreneurs find their voice, launch world class podcasts and grow thriving and profitable businesses.

Nic Steenhout

Easy tricks to design more inclusive presentations

Some disabilities are visible. Most disabilities aren’t. As presenters, we have no way of knowing if our presentations are accessible to all our audience. Our color choices may mean the 8% of colorblind men in our audience won’t perceive our graphs. Our image choices, or not describing critical images may mean someone with low vision won’t understand our point. Maybe our slide transitions and animations will trigger headaches or migraines in some attendees.

It’s important to do what we can to improve the accessibility of our presentations. This practical “tips and tricks” talk will help you design and deliver more universally accessible presentations. Presentations that will be understood by more people. Presentations that aren’t likely to physically hurt others.

Nicolas Steenhout

A developer in the mid-’90s, Nicolas Steenhout was approached by clients facing issues not yet part of the public consciousness. On the emerging web, accessibility hurdles were keeping people with disabilities from engaging with a technological revolution.

Confronted by this gap within the digital landscape, Nic began championing web accessibility. He transitioned into the non-profit sector where he collaborated with people with a wide variety of impairments and was introduced to new assistive technologies.

Twenty-five years on, Nic continues his accessibility work as an independent consultant for both the private and non-profit sectors. Having worked on three continents, he’s engaged with thousands of individuals with disabilities. Blogger, podcaster, and public speaker, Nic offers real-world insight into everyday accessibility issues.

Robbie Samuels

Technique, Not Tech, Leads to Intentional Engagement

When the pandemic began and in-person events hastily moved online – it was common to hear speakers discussing the gear they needed to be successful in this new medium. Quality audio, video, and lighting are important basics, but for most speakers focusing on consistently improving their online facilitation and purpose-first design skills would provide better outcomes than purchasing lots of expensive tech.

All too often traditional event design, particularly in a virtual setting, can lend itself to the most privileged in the room – the loudest, the most confident, the most experienced. Deeper issues of race and gender also affect how comfortable participants feel sharing with the group.

How can we structure our events, so everyone feels welcomed instead of merely invited? What online facilitation techniques could we incorporate to provide participants with enough structure and support so they can engage more fully in the discussion?

These are the questions that Robbie Samuels has been tackling since March 13, 2020 – the date of his first virtual happy hour which launched a multi-six-figure business as a virtual event design consultant and executive Zoom producer. His focus is to reimagine online events, rather than trying to replicate in-person ones.

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Robbie Samuels

Robbie Samuels is an author, speaker, and business growth strategy coach recognized as a networking expert by Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Lifehacker, and Inc. He is also an event design consultant and executive Zoom producer recognized as an industry expert in the field of digital event design by JDC Events. His clients include thought leaders, entrepreneurial women, and national and statewide advocacy organizations, including Feeding America and California WIC Association.

His books “Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences” and “Small List, Big Results: Launch a Successful Offer No Matter the Size of Your Email List” have collectively received 400 Amazon reviews and reached #1 in eleven paid categories. He is a TEDx speaker, WBECS speaker, Harvard Business Review contributor, and has been featured in numerous industry publications and business books, including Dorie Clark’s bestseller “Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It.”

Since 2016 he has hosted the On the Schmooze podcast and since 2020 #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hours.