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Coming Soon •  Washington, DC

Is your speaking income just a drip or bone dry?

Do you want to know how to make it RAIN?

If you want help creating a profitable series of income streams, attend the Jolley Rich Speaking, Publishing and Media Symposium.

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Discover effective strategies for using mass media, publishing and speaking to increase your wealth.

  1. Grasp the concept that persuasive speaking and/or presenting is essential to any form of influencing today.

  2. Learn why and how being a published author is key credibility and a great way to have residual product income.

  3. Not published yet? Review at least 3 approaches to getting your book in print and determine which works best for your interest, wallet, and schedule.

  4. Media is your Competitive Edge! Practice 3 strategies to attract radio and television your way.

  5. Master 5 inside techniques to be in charge of your radio and television interviews – even as a guest.

Benefit from Dr. Jolley’s over thirty-five years of full-time in the speaking business.

Plus, for more than 25 years, on syndicated radio (in 45 markets); and 15 years on Sirius XM Radio with national paid media sponsors.

Who should attend this symposium?

Influencers who are not new to the speaking world and are ready for inside information to grow their revenue streams from one who successfully works in these spaces 24/7!

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Intense, Information-Packed,
Hands-on Participation
2-Day Symposium Series

We are laser focused on 3 areas that build a profitable speaking business: Speaking – the Business of Speaking, Publishing and Media.

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Dr. Willie Jolley has generated millions of dollars speaking over the last 30 years.  And you too can increase your income by sharing your message with the world – if you know how to do it!  

To grow your speaking enterprise, you have two approaches available to you – Mentors or Mistakes!  Both will get you there if you just don’t give up.

But one will get you there with less headaches, heartaches, and knots upside your head!  

Dr. Jolley will give you TIPS (Techniques, Ideas, Principles and Strategies) to grow your speaking enterprise faster and more efficiently.

This symposium is not for the new speaker trying to figure out the basics of professional speaking. Instead, we recommend visiting www.youcanspeaknow.com for insights and suggestions on how to proceed.

This symposium is for the individual who is already speaking and is ready to jettison their speaking business to the next level of income and impact.

Only a few speakers have passed the test of time with over 30 years of full-time speaking experience, having been lauded as one of the best in the world!  

Learn from this professional speaking legend. Avoid the potholes and land mines that stop many emerging speakers in their tracks!

This symposium is a must for those who are truly serious about growing their speaking business.


Being featured as an expert on a popular radio, television, podcast or other media can expose your knowledge and experience to a wide audience. This can increase your authority and influence in your industry. It can even lead to other revenue streams for you.

When people hear you speak, they may be more willing to seek out your products or services, recommend you (your products or services) to others.

“Television and radio separate the big boys from everyone else,” according to TD Jakes, American bishop, author and filmmaker.

You must separate yourself from the pack or get eaten alive by them!

“Everything Everywhere All at Once,” the movie that won the 95th Oscar for best picture at the Academy Awards is the “hands down theme for MASS MEDIA RIGHT NOW!”

How do you manage this constant “being everything everywhere, all at once” for mass media?

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“To be a person is to have a story to tell.” – Isak Dinesen (pen name for Karen Christenze Dinesen, Denmark’s most prominent twentieth century author)

People don’t want more information. They want to trust you as their presenter.

Facts tell. But your stories must sell.

The audience is looking for a reason to believe what you are sharing with them. You need to influence them to believe in you and get them to “buy in” to your ideas.

The story is your pathway to creating that faith in you.

Telling a meaningful story inspires your audience to reach the same conclusions you did, but for themselves. And then they are inclined to do what you want them to do.

People value their own conclusions over yours. Once people make your story their story, you have influenced them.


Tell stories that stick. Why?

Stories have the power to capture and hold an audience’s attention. A well-told story can engage listeners emotionally, build trust and make them more invested in your presentation.

Sharing your personal or relatable stories build rapport with your audience. It can help you create a sense of empathy and understanding.

Stories can help make complex or abstract ideas more accessible and easier to understand. Use examples and analogies to help your audience grasp concepts that might otherwise be difficult to explain.

People are more likely to remember stories than a list of facts or statistics. Weaving your message into compelling stories, gets your presentation to stick with your audience long after your presentation is over.

Telling stories can inspire your audience to act or make changes in their own lives or businesses.


Why publish?

Your book is the business card of today!

Marketing Tool

Your book replaced that tattered business card. It’s now your personal brand statement. Use it to differentiate yourself in the marketplace and promote your expertise to attract new clients or customers.

You Are the Authority

Publishing a book on a topic in your field establishes you as an expert. It builds your reputation and credibility, making you more valuable to potential clients, employers customers.

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Expands Your Opportunities

Writing and publishing a book helps you connect with other professionals. You may be approached for speaking engagements, consulting or coaching work, or other projects related to your book’s topic.

Investment: $4,997.00


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


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Speaking Takeaways:

  1. Identify what problem you solve with your communication (speech/presentation/program)

  2. Establish credibility – why people should listen to you

  3. How to disrupt thinking to keep the attention of your group

  4. Select the speaking revenue model that fits your lifestyle

  5. Identify marketing strategies for your primary social media platform

  6. Do you need a speaker’s bureau to represent you? Learn the answer



Publishing Takeaways:

  1. Identify the problem your book will solve

  2. Find credible sources for writing your book if needed

  3. Determine your best publishing option: trade, self or hybrid

  4. Identify your best printing approach based on your budget

  5. Evaluate if you need a publicist and how to measure results


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Media Takeaways:

  1. Identify your different mass media options
  2. Select the right media to help you grow your brand
  3. Find media decision makers (producers) and get their attention
  4. Learn 3 strategies for using radio and television to establish professional brand credibility
  5. Model, then master 7 inside techniques to be in charge of your radio and television interviews – even as a guest on any media platform

  6. Learn how to give a media interview in under 4 minutes


This is an intense 2-day emersion experience, with Dr. Jolley as your host and instructor. You will benefit from his wise counsel, having decades of successfully navigating publishing, media and speaking.

Discover what the marketplace is demanding now.

Then, position yourself to benefit financially.

Investment: $4,997.00


Investment: $4,997.00


“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 Speaking.com 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 www.youcanspeaknow.com 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 Jolley Rich Speaking, Publishing and Media 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 more proficient at the business side of speaking. They want to master selling their ideas via media and publishing.

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.

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?

During my Jolley Rich Speaking, Publishing and Media Symposium, my team and I will show you how to:

  1. Grow your speaking business
  2. Go from low fees to higher fees in your speaking
  3. Avoid the common pitfalls in the speaking industry
  4. Clarify your speaking message and/or brand
  5. Identify the different speaking revenue models and which one works best for you
  6. Use media to grow your brand
  7. Maximize every media opportunity
  8. Identify the publishing options and the best one for your book
  9. Sell your book

Where is your symposium held?

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

How can I register for your Jolley Rich Speaking, Publishing and Media Symposium?

Investment: $4,997.00