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April 28 - 29, 2023 •  Washington, DC

Take advantage of the speaking opportunities created by this new work environment.

Businesses are searching for fresh, innovative approaches to educating, empowering and even energizing their disengaged, hybrid, remote and often on-site employees.

If you believe you’re that kind of professional, join me to learn how to build and sustain a successful speaking, publishing, and media business.

I invite you to an Exclusive Event…The Rich Success Speaker Symposium.

You’ll learn firsthand (from one who is doing it) how to grow your speaking business to make more money.

I’m Dr. Willie Jolley.

I was named “one of the Outstanding 5 Speakers in The World, by Toastmasters International.

I have been inducted into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame and have written a number of books that have become best-sellers.

I am also a television and radio personality with shows currently on Sirius XM and Radio One stations across America.

Join me on April 28-29, 2023 on-site in Washington, DC or virtually, from the comfort of your desk or kitchen table!

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We’ll focus on 3 key areas of business development that you need knowledge of to build a powerful, profitable speaking enterprise: Speaking, Publishing and Media.


Learn the difference between a traditional speaking business, where you get a check for giving a single speech, versus the new speaking model of speak to sell, where you get paid by your ability to sell your products and service to the attendees.

With the speak to sell model, you can generate larger revenues from audiences who will buy products and services from you directly.


Learn the benefits and differences of the 3 types of publishing:

  1. Trade Publishing – with a major publishing company, where you get a portion of the profits
  2. Self-Publishing – where you become the publisher and get to keep all of the profits
  3. Hybrid Publishing – which is a mix of the two


Learn how to grow your brand and your credibility with radio, television and social media.

Discover how to make money as a result of your media activities and the difference between earned, borrowed and owned media.

Registration Fee: $5,997.00
Early Bird Special Registration Fee: $4,997.00 (Save $1000)

During this Symosium, you will get 2  Days of intense work built around 3 Key Concepts…


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In the Speaking section, we will cover:

  1. What primary problem are you solving for your client or audience?

  2. How are you disrupting your audience’s environment to get their attention?

  3. What compelling call to action have you crafted?

  4. How using the right presentation structure works to achieve your speaking goals?

  5. How to use “speak to sell” on radio or television or social media to increase your profits



In the Publishing section, we will cover:

  1. How to become a best-selling author

  2. How to get people to pay you for your knowledge.

  3.  5 reasons that demand you write a book

  4. How to write a book people will buy

  5. How to keep from losing money with publicist who get no results!


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In the Media section, we will cover:

  1. Learn how you build your media brand on all forms of media

  2. Learn how to get the attention of producers

  3. Learn what to include in your media kits to stand out from the crowd

  4. Learn how to nail your interviews


In addition to being an intense 2-day experience, this is an intimate setting where you personally communicate with Dr. Jolley and he gets to give you wise counsel based on your specific needs!

What a rare opportunity to get this speaking legend to give you insights into making your business more profitable.

Registration Fee: $5,997.00
Early Bird Special Registration Fee: $4,997.00 (Save $1000)



“I credit Dr. Willie Jolley with much of the mindset I have used that has generated the six-figure success that I am blessed to enjoy in the speaking industry. Willie and the WJW family possess the integrity, character, sincerity, and practicality that is required for lasting success in this business. In my opinion, if you want to take your career to next level, I highly recommend studying under Willie Jolley!”
Delatorro L. McNeal, II
Delatorro L. McNeal, II
Peak Performance Expert, Keynote Speaker and Best-Selling Author


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Dr. Willie Jolley, CSP

There are many motivational speakers, and then there is the one, the only, the incomparable Dr. Willie Jolley. He has been described simultaneously as a world-class, award-winning speaker and singer, best-selling author and media personality.

Dr. Willie Jolley has achieved remarkable heights in the speaking industry, having come from humble beginnings as a fired singer, who was replaced by a karaoke machine! He has gone on to be named “One of the Outstanding Five Speakers in the World” by the 175,000 members of Toastmasters International, inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame and achieved the distinction of Certified Speaker Professional by the National Speakers Association. He’s the recipient of the Ron Brown Distinguished Leadership Award, named “One of the Top 5 Leadership Speakers” by and Business Leader of The Year by The African American Chambers of Commerce.

Dr. Jolley uses his public platform to pursue his mission of empowering and encouraging people to rise above their circumstances and maximize their God given potential! Many know him as the speaker Ford Motors called on when they were on the brink of bankruptcy. His work helped Ford reject a government bailout and go on to Billion Dollar profits!

No matter the venue, from his iHeartRadio podcast to his SiriusXM Radio show, to his audiences like Walmart, Comcast, Verizon, Marriott or The Million Dollar Round Table, Dr. Jolley keeps it moving with high energy, high content and great enthusiasm. He delivers memorable nuggets and usable strategies on how every person can live a better life, one day at a time! 

Dr. Jolley’s the author of several international best-selling books including: It Only Takes A Minute To Change Your LifeA Setback Is A Setup For A ComebackTurn Setbacks Into Greenbacks, Make Love, Make Money, Make It Last! and An Attitude of Excellence, endorsed by Dr. Stephen Covey.

He holds a Doctorate of Ministry Degree in Faith-Driven Achievement from the California Graduate School of Theology, a Master’s Degree in Theology from Wesley Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from The American University.Dr. Jolley resides with his wife, Dee, in Washington, DC.

Click here for more information about Dr. Jolley.

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Symposium FAQS

Who will actually teach the symposium?

Dr. Willie Jolley.

Why is Dr. Jolley conducting speaking symposiums?

Everywhere he goes, Dr. Jolley is asked about getting into the speaking business. They want to do lunch or get on his calendar. That is not enough time to explain this business!

This business is too complex to learn in an hour, a month, a year or even several years! But, we offer free introductory materials at for people not ready to even “put their toe in the water.”

Yet, with a solid foundation of information, mentors and coaches, you can build a profitable speaking business.
And that requires an investment!

Remember, because you can speak, does not mean you are building a profitable business!

Is this symposium like Toastmasters?

No! Toastmasters tells you how to speak. The Rich Success Speaker Symposium teaches you how to get paid to speak!

Is this an entry level program?

This symposium is designed for people who want to become better at selling their ideas, programs and/or products.

This is NOT for people who have a fear of speaking, or no clue about their passion or their basic message, and/or not willing to invest the time and energy in learning this craft.

This specific symposium (with a marketing focus) is one in a series; designed to help you get started on the path to speaking professionally.

There are so many speaking programs out there. Why choose yours?

There are thousands of speaking programs out there. That allows you to pick the ones that will work for you.

Consider these points before making your selection:

  1. Research the instructors. Do they make their living speaking professionally or are they professional instructors only?
  2. What plan and/or resources will you take away that will help you build your business.
  3. Is there ongoing access to the instructor and/or their community?
  4. Are you sitting and watching or actively participating in your learning?

Do I get to ask questions?

You may ask any questions! Our symposiums have small group settings. Each person can get individual attention.

What will I take away from your symposium?

  • Clarity of your speaking message and/or passion
  • Decide the best speaking approach for you
  • Determine who is your target market or audience
  • Prepare a Basic Marketing Plan
  • Resource guide: The  Rich Success Speaker Symposium Guide for Emerging Speakers

Where is your symposium held?

Our symposium is being held at our headquarters in Northwest Washington, DC.

How can I register for your Rich Success Speaker Symposium?

Registration Fee: $5,997.00
Early Bird Special Registration Fee: $4,997.00 (Save $1000)