Speak and Stand Out with Laurie-Ann Murabito

How does a shy introvert become a professional speaker?

 

I’m Laurie-Ann, an award-winning speaker, best-selling Amazon author, Business Mentor, and Speaking Strategist. I help entrepreneurs like you get speaking opportunities for their business and turn every presentation into more clients, more cash, and more clout.

I’m also a shy introvert, so marketing has never been my thing.

I wasn’t a social butterfly who knew how to work a networking event or “a natural” on stage. And my response to sales calls? Hard pass.

But I knew if I wanted to reach the levels of income and impact I craved, visibility was the name of the game.

I had a choice. I could keep hiding from the spotlight and hope my turn would come…

Or I could follow the advice of one of my favorite books The Magic of Thinking Big and realize that no one else was going to believe in me if I didn’t believe in myself.

How does a shy introvert become a professional speaker?

I’m Laurie-Ann, an award-winning speaker, best-selling Amazon author, Business Mentor, and Speaking Strategist. I help entrepreneurs like you get speaking opportunities for their business and turn every presentation into more clients, more cash, and more clout.

I’m also a shy introvert, so marketing has never been my thing.

I wasn’t a social butterfly who knew how to work a networking event or “a natural” on stage. And my response to sales calls? Hard pass.

 

But I knew if I wanted to reach the levels of income and impact I craved, visibility was the name of the game.

I had a choice. I could keep hiding from the spotlight and hope my turn would come…

Or I could follow the advice of one of my favorite books The Magic of Thinking Big and realize that no one else was going to believe in me if I didn’t believe in myself.

The first time I got on a stage, I was no pro...

But I also wasn’t competing for attention on a noisy online platform.

I saw the ROI instantly. Audience members genuinely connected with my message and approached me after my talks to learn more about my coaching programs. And soon other women in my network took notice, asking me if I could show them how to grow their business with speaking.

I couldn’t believe how easy it was to connect from the stage. I was hooked. And that’s when I realized building your business the slow and hard way is ONE way…but it’s not the only way.

After speaking became my prime marketing tool, I was able to replace my corporate salary within 3 months of starting my leadership consultancy practice.

I couldn’t believe it, but clients were coming to me. There was no fumbling through sales calls or posting to social media 20x a day hoping for a fleeting like or comment.

I was even invited to speak on international stages as a go-to expert and sell my books, products, and programs on site.

And best of all? Selling from the stage felt fun and rewarding, not awkward or pushy.

That’s kind of a big deal when you consider the fact that up until my late 20s, I could barely make eye contact with someone when I was talking to them. (True story.)

After speaking became my prime marketing tool, I was able to replace my corporate salary within 3 months of starting my leadership consultancy practice.

I couldn’t believe it, but clients were coming to me. There was no fumbling through sales calls or posting to social media 20x a day hoping for a fleeting like or comment.

I was even invited to speak on international stages as a go-to expert and sell my books, products, and programs on site.

And best of all? Selling from the stage felt fun and rewarding, not awkward or pushy.

That’s kind of a big deal when you consider the fact that up until my late 20s, I could barely make eye contact with someone when I was talking to them. (True story.)

So if I learned how to own the stage...I know you can, too.

You can leave your audience with tingly goosebumps after a tantalizing close and inspire people to line up and ask if you’re taking private clients.

You can package your smarts, your story, and your signature style into a magnetic message that literally sells your products and services for you.

You can become that industry influencer who people look up to as a respected leader and mentor — and get requests for interviews, collaborations, and speaking opportunities that you never dreamed possible.

The bottom line: After spending years struggling to peel my eyes off the floor, I earned the right to apply to the prestigious National Speakers Association. And I don’t say that to brag, but to prove to you that even if you’re a shy introvert like me, speaking is a learned skill that anyone can master.

So if I learned how to own the stage...I know you can, too.

You can leave your audience with tingly goosebumps after a tantalizing close and inspire people to line up and ask if you’re taking private clients.

You can package your smarts, your story, and your signature style into a magnetic message that literally sells your products and services for you.

 

You can become that industry influencer who people look up to as a respected leader and mentor — and get requests for interviews, collaborations, and speaking opportunities that you never dreamed possible.

The bottom line: After spending years struggling to peel my eyes off the floor, I earned the right to apply to the prestigious National Speakers Association. And I don’t say that to brag, but to prove to you that even if you’re a shy introvert like me, speaking is a learned skill that anyone can master.

All you need is someone to show you how the speaking world works.

So if you want to:

  • Craft talks that compel, captivate, and convert your audience
  • Sell in a way that feels natural, genuine, and effortless
  • Find more lucrative speaking gigs, make an irresistible pitch, and get booked fast
  • Close every presentation with a #nailedit, so you can command higher speaking rates
  • Rack up more sales and influencer opportunities post-presentation
  • Dial up your speaking confidence, from live streams to live stages
  • Get paid to jet-set, stay at swanky hotels, and speak all over the world

…then my speaker training programs can give you the tools, skills, and support you need to join the influencer ranks and get paid to share your expertise.

Fun facts you’d learn about me over a latte:

  • I’m obsessed with my two feral cats, Wendy and Mittens
  • I cycle with my 74-year-old father and he kicks my butt ALL the time
  • I won a smiling contest on TV when I was a kid and the prize was a stash of candy (apparently they don’t want you to win 2 years in a row?)
  • I lived in Japan when I was 13 and attended an all-girls school where I actually took old-school etiquette classes
  • My dream team would include Olivia Pope from Scandal and Beth Pearson from This is Us for their strength, style, and sophistication
  • I’m a recovering aerobics instructor with an impressive spandex collection
  • I can rock a pantsuit, but I’d rather be chilling in my garden wearing flip-flops

Fun facts you’d learn about me over a latte:

  • I’m obsessed with my two feral cats, Wendy and Mittens
  • I cycle with my 74-year-old father and he kicks my butt ALL the time
  • I won a smiling contest on TV when I was a kid and the prize was a stash of candy (apparently they don’t want you to win 2 years in a row?)
  • I lived in Japan when I was 13 and attended an all-girls school where I actually took old-school etiquette classes
  • My dream team would include Olivia Pope from Scandal and Beth Pearson from This is Us for their strength, style, and sophistication
  • I’m a recovering aerobics instructor with an impressive spandex collection
  • I can rock a pantsuit, but I’d rather be chilling in my garden wearing flip-flops