The Society of Professional Consultants

Helping Solo Professionals Develop and Grow Their Businesses and Effectively Serve Their Clients

The Society of Professional Consultants (SPC) offers networking, mentoring, and education for consultants, solo professionals, and entrepreneurs. We sponsor monthly lunch and dinner meetings for Boston-area business owners, and provide nationwide support and mentoring for both new and seasoned consultants.

Dinner Meeting on Monday, October 28th

Dinner Meeting – How to Get Speaking Engagements: Action Steps to Boost Visibility and Demonstrate Expertise

Standing out from the crowd can be a challenge. Would you like to increase your visibility and position yourself as a go-to expert in your field? One proven way to accomplish this objective is public speaking. In this session, you will learn how to get speaking gigs that enhance your reputation and help you get new clients.

Attend this workshop to learn:

·         The key elements of creating a successful speaker program strategy to increase awareness of your personal or company brand

·         How to research and identify the “right” speaking opportunities aimed toward your target audiences

·         How and when to submit speaker proposals to the event organizers – the formal and informal processes

·         How to create high-impact and compelling speaker proposals that get accepted

The meeting price is $35 for members and first-time attendees. All others are $55.

About Our Speaker:

With over 35 years of experience in the speaker and conference arena, Steve Markman is the Founder and President of Markman Speaker Management, LLC, a multi-faceted speaker agency, founded in 1994. Steve provides customized training and coaching for individuals and companies seeking to attain speaking engagements as a proven way to build visibility, generate business leads, raise brand awareness, and demonstrate thought leadership.

Steve has worked with clients in all industries and professions – from start-ups to mid-size companies to the Fortune 500, as well non-profits and associations, helping hundreds of organizations secure speaking engagements. His expertise is grounded in heading up the conference divisions at leading organizations such as COMDEX and The Conference Board.

The firm’s Speakers Bureau division provides keynote speakers of all types for organizations worldwide. You can learn more about Steve at


Upcoming SPC Events

Affiliate Membership with the Association for Consulting Expertise (ACE)

The SPC now offers a special affiliate membership for members of ACE (a Maine-based consulting organization). SPC members may also join ACE at the special membership price.

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Upcoming Partner / Member Events

Friday, October 18, 2019.  ACE breakfast meeting. October 18, 2019, 7:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Rd, Falmouth, ME

Tuesday, October 29, 2019.  SWEP networking event. Painless Networking and Social Cues. 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Aloft, 727 Marrett Road, Lexington, Massachusetts 02421

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