Speaking & Media

You want high-value, super useful content that your attendees can implement on in their work right away.

You want the experience to be engaging, inspiring and fun – and also very practical.

Your attendees time and attention is precious. I so get that.

The sessions I facilitate are story-filled, highly interactive and full of tools and strategies that can be immediately applied outside of the session. My goal is that attendees walk out fired up to take action – and empowered to do so with everything they need to be successful.

Here are some of my most popular speaking topics:

How to Use Speaking to Change Lives and Attract Clients Naturally.

There is no more powerful way to change lives and magnetize clients naturally than through speaking. In this presentation I share the same approach I have used many times to  attract awesome clients, large training contracts and fabulous high-level collaborative projects – without any “sales pitch” or other icky-feeling strategy. This is about rich-content, high integrity Thought Leadership speaking that feels amazing to deliver.

Have Them at Hello: How to talk about your business at networking events, in bios and wherever you find yourself sharing your beautiful work

Every time you answer the question, “So, what do you do?” you have the opportunity to pique interest or get lost in a shuffle of mind numbing conversation. No one wants the latter – not you or your conversational partner. So, let’s get your Hello Intro (aka Elevator Pitch) clearly articulated so that you no longer get red-faced and stumble through that conversation again. The outcomes of this session will be useful for writing bios, About Me pages and many other places where you need to talk about what you do with confidence and intrigue.

The Core Message at the Center of Your Beautiful Work: The most important missing piece for confidently and easily creating your brand, expressing your value and consistently sharing your work with the world

Way too many business owners and career builders are frustrated and stuck, spinning in circles about what to offer or what next job to choose, how to express the value they bring with their work and the best avenues for sharing their value (Facebook! LinkedIn! Twitter!). They try to fix this problem by rebranding, creating a new website, devising yet another program or offering that will surely hit the mark this time! But they are trying to fix the cart when the horse has a sprained leg (I just can’t call it broken, horse lover that I am)! You cannot build a powerful business without a crystal clear Core Message at the center of that business. It’s simply not possible! Ah, but then… When you DO get this core message crystal clear, all of the other questions find their answers with so much more ease and grace it will amaze you. Let me show you how to reveal the core message at the center of your beautiful work so you can take consistent and powerful action that leads to you making the big impact in the world you so want to make.

Your Natural Charisma Style: Reveal the three custom words that will empower you to step into your most engaging, confident and super-powered self in all of your expression

What if you had a personal style statement that would act as a crystal clear guide for how to express yourself in the world? What if you could actually choose these words yourself to be sure they feel completely and wholeheartedly YOU? Through my proprietary Expression Élan process, I will guide attendees into revealing their very own custom three word combination that will describe their personal (and business, too, if they choose) brand, remind them of their priorities and push them to express themselves at the edge of their own brilliance as they share their Beautiful Work in the world. We also define these words so they can be used to pick colors, images and feelings for websites and logos, help clean out closets (and shop for new outfits), decide what to wear to the next speaking gig. This is a client favorite! I hear back from people years later that they still use their Expression Elan in so many aspects of their lives.

Want to see a sample of my speaking style? Here you go:

Here are some kind words from session attendees:

I wanted to thank you again for the terrific presentation you gave to our group on Tuesday. You captured our audiences needs perfectly and everyone (from president to HR manager) learned something new.  At our dinner that evening, and also on Wednesday, I continued to hear great comments about your talk.  Also, Im delighted to hear that MicroAire will be having you back to make the presentation to their employees as well.

If I can ever be of assistance to you in any way (references, etc), I’d be happy to do so.

Warmest regards,
Rebecca Spooner, VP of Administration
Colson Associates

If you are looking for an interactive keynote speaker or session facilitator who will engage your audience and delight them with a refreshingly lively yet content-rich presentation, we should talk.

Best presenter of all the sessions I attended. Very engaging, passionate and sincere.

Best presentation of the conference!

This was by far the best program of the conference!

Bring her back next year! Great!

Awesome presentation – very engaging, learned a lot.

Feedback from various other presentations across the years:

Michelle ~ Rave reviews! Fabulous! Fabulous! Thanks a million.  Joan (and the Board)

Dear Michelle, Thank you so much for your recent presentation for NEW. We all loved the topic and could spend hours listening to you and all of your knowledge.  We are so grateful for your eloquent expertise. Julie and the NEW Board

Michelle, I want to thank you for your presentation at Network. In my 16 years with the organization, I have seen many speakers. I thought you were up there with some of the best. Jane

Great talk last night! I’m inspired. Now hopefully the techno savvy will follow! ~Amy
In case you are still wondering whether these trainings will be engaging and powerful enough, here are some of the anonymous comments from students in Michelle Barry Franco’s college classes (if students feel this way, surely she can keep your crowd engaged, right?!):

The best teacher EVER!
I tell everyone I can to take Franco’s class!
Michelle’s enthusiasm and love for her topic is awesome. Great teacher!
She makes class comfortable for practicing public speaking, even for someone like me who hates it!
Michelle is AWESOME!

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