If you are ready to share your message as far and wide as possible through speaking, this is the most exciting offer I can give you.

A Free copy of my book, Beyond Applause: Make a Meaningful Difference Through Transformational Speaking.

This book shares with you the path to becoming a sought-after speaker in your industry.

The Path to Thought Leadership Course

When you download your copy of Beyond Applause, you will automatically receive access to my free course The Path to Thought Leadership: Four steps to becoming a known thought leader in your industry.

This four-part video series is the perfect companion to the Beyond Applause book to help you get into purposeful action toward your dream of making the biggest difference possible through speaking. (Nothing you need to do to get this extra bonus. It will automatically arrive in your inbox when you download your copy of the book.)

You are meant to stand on that awesome stage and change lives with your message.

You love seeing thought leaders share their stories and expertise from the stage.

You know the impact that captivating speaking can have because your own life has been changed by great speakers. Most of all, you feel lit up by inspiring speakers.

But you also feel something else. It’s a feeling deep in your belly, a fire rising. You know you’re meant to be up there, sharing your own story and life lessons. You know that you could serve a lot of people with your own message.

The challenge is: How?

How do you become known as a thought leader and get invited to speak for larger audiences where you can have a bigger impact?

 About the Book

In Beyond Applause, Michelle Barry Franco helps you satisfy your burning desire to become a sought-after speaker. After reading this book, you’ll know:

  • The most important thing you must get clear on before you begin your speaking career
  • How to get awesome speaking gigs that increase your position of thought leadership
  • Exactly what is stopping you from stepping fully into the thought leadership role you know you are meant to play
  • How to feel more like yourself on stage than ever


There are so many books out there on how to write a speech and/or how to deliver a speech. But Michelle goes right to the heart of the matter, how to be a thought leader and make a real difference in the world through your speaking. Michelle knows what she is talking about, through her personal stories and client stories she shares the truth behind becoming a thought leader.  With a wonderful mix of heartfelt wisdom and practical strategies Michelle lovingly guides you through how to find your subject matter, how to fine tune it and how to deliver it. If you are wanting to up your speaking game, become a thought leader or just bring some specificity to your life’s mission, this book is a must-have addition to your tool-kit.

Nancy Jane Smith, Author, Speaker, Therapist & Coach at Live-Happier.com


Beyond Applause: Make a Meaningful Difference through Transformational Speaking helped me on a very practical level to take my core idea – the one I am called to share – and to transform it into a clearly articulated, refined and powerful message. I learned how to move beyond my anxiety and fear in order to bring this message out into the world where I can make the largest positive impact. I recommend this book to anyone who is on a similar quest.

Dr. Jamie Traeger-Muney, Founding Partner of the Wealth Legacy Group

That call you feel to share your story and lessons learned from the stage is your sign.

Download Beyond Applause TODAY to help you step into leadership speaking with power and grace.