Achieving your success as a speaker takes a robust strategy and can be approached from many angles.

Once you know you want to increase your speaker success and maybe you’ve been out there for a while and want regular speaking engagements, you can use a few tactics to help you get more gigs.

For sure you need:
1- Confidence in yourself and your message
2- Willingness to get your message out in a big way
3- Credibility

On this April 25th WSA-TV Premier Show episode our guest experts share their speaker success strategies.


Featuring: Sharon Alston, Diane Dennis 

& Charlotte Howard


Advice from our WSA Experts

We asked our featured guests to share some of their valuable wisdom with us.

Sharon suggests that we “utilize steps to conquer adversity and personal challenges, be honest with yourself about yourself, change your perspective about yourself and never give up on yourself. Surround yourself with positive, upwardly mobile people. Adversity doesn’t define you or your future, it refines you. There is power in adversity to push you forward in your life to set new goals, achieve them and live life with purpose, faith and power.”

Dianne advises us to “know your audience and demographic. Speak to their needs, not what they tell you they want. Use press releases as a branding tool.”

Charlotte says “get clarity on your reason for writing your book. Research to uncover its best seller potential in the marketplace. Launch your book with a team. Strategically turn your book into a 6-Figure+ business so you can impact people’s lives in a bigger way.”

Sharon Altson is an Author, Empowerment Speaker & Workshop Leader. She speaks to young & older adult men and women and high school teens. She shares her personal story of witnessing domestic violence and death of her mother by her father and conquering insurmountable adversity. Her empowerment speaking and workshops are on 1) overcoming adversity and 2) teen empowerment. She provides life-changing, actionable strategies, tips and tools to empower men and women to push forward and achieve their goals; and for teens to reach their full potential. Learn more about Sharon at:

Dianne Dennis is a Publicist, Speaker and Multi-Media Mentor. She works with entrepreneurs, small business owners, and authors. She provides strategies and services that elevate businesses, individuals and organizations to the next level in community awareness, assist them in becoming Influencers, offer multi-media exposure, and develop consistent, cohesive, and congruent messaging. Learn more about Diane at:

Charlotte Howard is a Book Writing Coach. She works with heart centered women entrepreneurs. She helps her clients write, publish and grow their book businesses beyond 6-figures using their story, message and expertise so they can attract all the clients they need on autopilot, create their dream lives on their own terms and impact people’s lives in a bigger way. Learn more about Charlotte and her work at

Our Host and Producer is Laura Rubinstein, Certified Hypnotherapist, Digital Media & Marketing Mentor and Business Transformation Strategist. Follow her blog here: