EP 02: Leveraging Sponsorships & Speaker Sprints (ft. Dannie Fountain)


Have you ever felt like some speakers just come out of nowhere and blow up the speaker circuit overnight? That is Dannie Fountain! She went from not speaking to delivering over 100 speaking presentations to 27,000 people in 45 different countries in a little over a year. She is the queen of speaker sprints and leveraging sponsorships! In this interview, Dannie shares her story and gives valuable advice when it comes to growing your platform as a speaker.

Episode takeaways you don’t want to miss:

  • Speaker Sprinting means doing as much as you can in a small window of time to build momentum, gain testimonials and referrals to stack your portfolio.

  • How to form pitch emails from the perspective of serving the organizer + conference.

  • Mastering the art of partnership and sponsorships.

  • Speaking is not a competitive sport.

  • Practical steps to take on how to start a speaker sprint for yourself.

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