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Faculty | Public Speaker Development | Authentic Message | Faculty




Norma has invited experts who she has met along the years to be faculty to help speakers move their career forward. These hand-picked individuals are not only experts in their field, they also have a passion for making a difference in the world and have gained financial success.


Jean-Noel Bassior – How the Media Works

Jean-Noel Bassior is the owner of Speaker Services whose mission is to bring speakers and audiences together. Speaker Services offers online listings for free and fee speakers as a way to give speakers visibility that results in bookings. She comes to the speaking industry as a former journalist who specialized in celebrity profiles for magazines in the U.S. and abroad, and draws on her media experience to help experts and entrepreneurs gain visibility and build their speaking careers. Jean-Noel has interviewed film stars, political figures and best-selling authors and has been a featured guest on many talk shows. Her work has been syndicated worldwide by The New York Times and Knight Features (London).

Tonya Hofmann – How to Get Booked as a Speaker

Tonya Hofmann is CEO & founder of the Public Speakers Association, an organization to help speakers learn the speaking industry and gain success within it. She is a globally sought after speaker who is the author of seven best-selling books. Tonya helps speakers get booked by introducing them to speaking opportunities, showcasing them on various media such as when she hosts Tonya Hofmann’s’ Fabulous TV Show. Tonya has won four major awards including “Business Matchmaker of the Year” from the eWomen Network and the Evolutionary Business Council’s Global Mentorship Award. She has also been on the cover of five magazines.

Norma Hollis – Authentic Speaking

Norma coaches new and emerging speakers to gain success. A former speaker bureau owner, she is a master at helping speakers find, live and share their message with authenticity. Norma’s R.A.P.I.D. Speaking System has helped hundreds move from the desire to speak to gaining income. Norma is also an authority on authenticity and self-awareness. She applies her authenticity concepts to helping leaders transform their organizations, increasing communication skills for teams, helping speakers develop careers, and helping parents align with the mindset, gifts and talents of their children

Willie Jolley – Presentation Perfection

Dr. Willie Jolley has achieved remarkable heights in the speaking industry, having come from humble beginnings of being a fired singer, who was replaced by a karaoke machine! He has gone on to be named "One of the 5 Outstanding Speakers in the World" by the 175,000 members of Toastmasters International. He has also been inducted into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame as well as achieving the distinction of Certified Speaker Professional by the National Speakers Association.

Eric Lofholm – Sales and Scripting

Eric Lofholm is a master sales trainer who has helped over 10,000 students make more sales. He has helped generate nearly $500 million in revenue in the last two decades. Eric honed his skills as a trainer for Tony Robbins from 1997 to 1999 before founding his own company, Eric Lofholm International. For over 18 years, Eric has been sharing his proven sales increasing ideas with people all over the world. He offers expert training for both corporate sales departments and for individuals who want to improve their sales skills. Eric is the author of 10 books including the Amazon Best Seller, The System.

Lee Pound – All About Stories

Lee Pound trains business owners and professionals to write and publish books that will attract readers, clients and customers. He has written over 10 books, including a book on writing, social media, three novels, three family histories, and three group books. He has also edited many books for private clients. His experience includes 15 years as a newspaper editor, 20 years as a chief financial officer in the magazine business, and 15 years as a writing coach, editor, and publisher.

Laura Rubinstein – Making Social Media Work

Laura Rubinstein is an award winning Social Media and Marketing Strategist. She is the author of the bestselling book: Social Media Myths Busted: The Small Business Guide To Online Revenue and co-founder of Social Buzz Club. Her mission is to guide business owners, thought leaders, and coaches with an overwhelming “to do” list to THRIVE using savvy social media and time-saving systems. She has optimized marketing plans for over 1,000 businesses. Her profit-generating strategies and popular blog at make her a highly sought after speaker and consultant.

Katrina Sawa – Automating Your Systems

Katrina Sawa, the creator of the JumpStart Your Marketing® & Sales System, helps you move faster and more affordably towards your ultimate revenue and professional goals. She uses online and offline relationship marketing strategies, proven marketing and business strategies, and leveraged business to show entrepreneurs how to develop consistently profitable businesses.She has 30 years experience in sales, business and marketing, speaks to groups of all sizes and holds annual live training event.

Linda Walker – Systems for Success

Linda C. Walker provides online communications solutions and support services to emerging and expanding organizations.  She specializes in Online Support, Website Design, Project Management, Technical Training and the production of Virtual Events.  She works closely with her clients to provide the most cost effective, yet powerful means for any business to connect and build relationships with their prospects and customers using the Internet and/or a telephone. She is the Virtual Business Manager for Authentic Speaking U and the Norma Hollis Companies.

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