First off, thank you for taking us up on this opportunity to speak at an ACE event. We’ve identified you as a woman that represents ACE in all its entirety. This is because... You are making waves in your community. You are a thought leader in your field. You are continuously working on personal and professional development. You are committed to empowering others. And most of all, you believe in the power of vulnerability and being real. The work we’re doing is so important as we look towards our vision of creating a world where women can thrive together.
Help us spread the word and contribute to our movement of positively impacting as many women possible.
Here’s what investment we are looking for from you as a featured speaker so we can make sure the experience is successful for everyone.
Get your community excited to celebrate this win with you on both your personal and business profiles. Share that you'll be speaking and how excited you are to meet and connect with the community. Think about teasing a message or a theme you’ll be talking about. Download event images for sharing in this Dropbox here. We'll also be providing you with your own speaker images to share through e-mail.
SAMPLE POST COPY
Hey [insert city]! I'm excited to share that I’m speaking at [insert ACE event title] with @theaceclass_. Join me within a supportive network of women as I share my story and tips to live your best life. Find tickets through the link in my bio ✨
*This is just a general guideline - feel free to edit to add your own brand flare and personality to the copy to connect with your audience. You know your community best!
We'll provide you with an exclusive promo code to share with your community so they can come support you doing your thing.
Ask us about contesting tickets off to give back to your community by providing them with complimentary access to come see you speak, with a tag and follow @theaceclass_ call to action. Limit: two tickets per speaker.
You can absolutely bring a friend to have in your corner. Tell us your plus one’s name and we’ll add them to the list.
For additional tickets for your close network of supporters, we’ve set-up promo code ACE15 to invite them to join.
THE ACE BRUNCH
No need to arrive super early, please arrive at the event start time. Upon arrival, you will be encouraged to participate in the "networking" session until the first course of brunch comes out 15 minutes after the event starts. Once we get started, you’ll join your table and after our welcome remarks and introductions you'll get to chat with the ladies at your table for about 30-45 minutes as well as eat your brunch. We’ll be tapping on your shoulder about 5 minutes before we are going to formally introduce you so you can fix your lipstick or visit the washroom for one more Beyonce pep talk in the mirror. Once you get the mic you fully have the floor to speak about your story or topic - get deep, real and raw. You're in a supportive community and the more honest you can be for us the more impactful this will be to the ladies in the room who need your wisdom and inspiration to get empowered in their own lives. After your talk, we invite the women in the room to ask questions or share anything that came up for them while you shared your story. We have never cut anyone off before but find that ~ 45 minutes is the sweet spot with enough time for Q&A. If that sounds like a lot, relax - once you have the mic in your hand, it's just about sharing your journey and you have a BADASS story to tell, which is why we asked you to speak. Trust us, time will fly by.
ACE COFFEE TALKS & ACE SERIES EVENTS
These events have a panel format. Please arrive at the event start time to check microphones and connect directly with the moderator of the panel. If it’s early am, we WILL have coffee for you. You will receive the questions ahead of time via eMail from one of our community managers. We like to offer a dynamic conversation through our panel discussions, feel free to add value through your expertise even if the question is not directed to you.
HOW TO PREPARE
When you are preparing for your talk - think of your one main message or theme you’d like to focus on. While you’re telling your story this may be a theme we keep coming back to that is the dot connector or, it’s the final piece of advice or key message. Some of our past speakers themes; Obstacles aren’t in the way, they ARE the way, Rose Coloured Glasses, Grit and Grace, Babes Supporting Babes, Failure happens for you, not to you.
The best piece of speaking advice we’ve ever received is shifting out of a place of fear or judgement and instead into a curious, powerful place asking yourself ‘ What does this community need from me right now? ‘ Often, the answer to that question is something like; the truth, inspiration, vulnerability, power etc. and trust us, there is no room for judgement at our events so you just do you.
Finally, what to wear. We want you to feel comfortable and confident so let your style shine through. We will have photographers and videographers on site so make sure you’re ‘gram ready.
That's it from us for now.
We're so excited to see you rock the mic and tell your story. If you have any more questions, please reach out to the respective city Community Activator and they'll be sure to fill in any gaps!
We have photographers on-site capturing the vibes of the event, be sure to follow-up with us so we can get you the photos of you speaking to our audience.
Thank you for for being so generous with your time, we could not make the impact we do without speakers like you willing to extend their knowledge and share their story within our community.
The ACE Team
Missing your speaker graphics or need to submit your bio or photos?
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