Welcome to I Develop Speakers Program
Are you ready to launch a professional speaking career?
Learn how to increase your speaking engagements.

Speaker Development

Welcome to I Develop Speakers™ Program

The truth is this: we meet a lot of professional speakers who have questions about turning their passion into profit and need a little guidance. For this reason, we decided to work with both emerging and established speakers as they work toward speaking success. The I Develop Speakers™ program offers a collection of exclusive services for those individuals who are looking to book paid speaking engagements and build the proper foundation for their brand.

Are you a professional speaker looking to be more strategic with your speaking career?

If the answer is yes, then let’s work together in making you the best marketable speaker possible.

What Excites Us?

What Excites Us?

We value people whose desire is to inspire audiences with an amazing message or want to educate others with new information that the world needs to know. We are attracted to movers and shakers who take their speaking business seriously and want to reach new and higher heights.

How Do We Work?

How Do We Work?

We don’t offer shortcuts to success, but strategies that involve a real commitment from you. We are honest in our approach, as we want you to reach to your fullest potential. However, it’s important that we know that you are ready to roll up your sleeves to do the work to build your speaking career.

Who Do We Work With?

Who Do We Work With?

We work with subject-matter experts, thought leaders, authors, entrepreneurs, and C-suite execs who are either emerging or established professional speakers.

  • If you are new to the industry, we can help you begin to strategize on how to set up your speaking career as a business.
  • If you are no stranger to the speaking industry, but want to transition to national rock star speaking status, we can help you strategize on how to transition to this level.
  • If you are a thought leader at a fortune 500 company and want to increase exposure for the organization, we can help you establish a speaking career and put your company in the spotlight.

Do one of these game plans work for you? Then let’s make it happen!

Review services below.

CONCIERGE COACHING

CONCIERGE COACHING

Concierge Coaching: 90 minutes of intense speaker development customized on providing clarity and guidance to help create and increase speaking opportunities. Together we will walk through all aspects of your speaking brand and create a plan of action you desire. Also included is the following:

  • 90 minutes of intense coaching
  • Assessment and Analysis
  • Action plan
  • Check-in: A follow-up
Call for more information: 312-226-5552
STANDARD COACHING

STANDARD COACHING

This monthly coaching package includes the following:

  • One-on-one private coaching sessions twice a month (60 minutes in length)
  • Brand Assessment and Analysis
  • Session tools & resources
  • Action plan for accountability
  • Unlimited email and text between sessions
Call for more information: 312-226-5552

The Top Benefits:

  • Gain Clarity and Direction
  • Feedback on Brand Positioning
  • Learn how to launch your speaking career
  • Create a strong foundation as a speaker
  • Create an action plan
  • Develop target markets strategies for sales
  • Learn how to create exposure in new markets
  • Use speaking to accelerate your business growth
  • Increase your revenue and/or create additional revenue streams as a speaker
  • Learn how to create long-lasting value in audiences
  • Enhance your brand – Increase your on-line presence (social media and you-tube)
  • Establish and set you apart as a subject matter expert and thought leader
  • Find your authentic voice
  • Increase your social network

Let’s work together in making you the best marketable speaker possible.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: 312-226-5552
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Meet Pam the Lead Coach

Pam Redwood-Harris

White House Recognized Entrepreneur – Professional Speaking Coach & TEDx Speaker Coach -Booking Agent

Pam Redwood-Harris is the President and Co-Founder of Signature Media Group Speakers (SMG Speakers), a full service speakers’ bureau that books, brands and manages national speaking talent for special events. SMG Speakers is located in the heart of Chicago’s West Loop. Under Pam’s leadership, SMG Speakers has quickly become one of the nation’s leading professional speakers’ bureaus—representing powerful speakers who inspire audiences through their story and impactful message. Pam’s inspirational story of entrepreneurship was recognized in Crain’s Chicago Business “Entrepreneurs in Action” series in 2012.

As the President of this top speakers’ bureau, Pam manages a diverse project portfolio–which includes strategic planning, business development and consulting. She has negotiated millions of dollars, increased brand awareness, and streamlined engagements for speakers. Pam’s guidance and resources in building a strong foundation for her clients has helped them launch successful speaking careers. Pam is a relationship builder and natural business connector who purposefully pairs speaking clients with organizations that align with their target market, brand and message. She approaches each speaker request carefully ensuring that the organization, audience, and speaker are satisfied as they are appropriately linked together to get the maximum benefit from each other.

Pam has assisted in developing speaking opportunities for the careers of many prominent celebrities, politicians, authors and news journalists, such as multi-media journalist Roland Martin; Daymond John of ABC’s Shark Tank; White House Correspondent April Ryan; former TV Show host Judge Glenda Hatchett and activist and world-renowned poet Nikki Giovanni.

Pam not only works with nationally recognized speakers, but she is passionate about developing aspiring and established speakers into national brands. After nearly a decade of industry experience, she launched a new branch to SMG Speakers in 2015, I Develop Speakers™, which provides strategic consultations and marketing services for professional speakers who want to take their career to the next level.

Not only is she a successful business leader, Pam is also a strong advocate of community involvement. She launched and co-founded “Operation Safe Passage,” a non-profit entity with a mission of saving, inspiring and enhancing the lives of youth. In 2011, SMG Speakers received the Community Service Award from the International Association of Speakers Bureaus. In her spare time, she volunteers and sponsors speakers and lectures for the Chicago Public Schools.

Pam holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Chicago State University. She also received her certification in Effective Presentation & Communication Skills from DePaul University. She is a 2014 recipient of the “40 Game Changers under the age of 40” award, presented by WVON & Ariel Capital Investments and a 2014 recipient of the Chicago State University Women Rock “EntreprenHer” award. Pam is an honorary member of Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business and an active member of the International Association of Speakers Bureaus, The Executives Club of Chicago, and Meeting Professionals International.

testimonials

I've had the pleasure of working with Pam Redwood for many years. She has always provided excellent communication, tactful, and an enthusiastic approach in every conversation. I often reach out to ...
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~ Rebecca Gilliam, Director of Activities, Southern University Shreveport Louisiana
~ Rebecca Gilliam, Director of Activities, Southern University Shreveport Louisiana

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Pam Redwood for many years. She has always provided excellent communication, tactful, and an enthusiastic approach in every conversation. I often reach out to Pam at the last minute with a Speaker request, and she provides dynamic speakers every time.

I rely solely on SMG Speakers Bureau for my campus programming and speaker needs. The professionalism, attention to detail and follow-up care has made Pam and her staff feel more like family than busi ...
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~ Tamara Futrell, Associate Dean of Students and Dean of Seniors, Washington and Lee University
~ Tamara Futrell, Associate Dean of Students and Dean of Seniors, Washington and Lee University

I rely solely on SMG Speakers Bureau for my campus programming and speaker needs. The professionalism, attention to detail and follow-up care has made Pam and her staff feel more like family than business partners. No question is too small or insignificant and they have made planning events so much easier. I would recommend SMG to any of my friends and colleagues knowing they will receive top-notch service from the staff.”

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