Speaker Submission

3rd Annual Speak Your Truth, Women’s Empowerment Conference ~ Friday & Saturday, September 23 & 24, 2016

This year’s theme is:  The Authentic YOU: Perception vs. Reality

Submission Deadline:


Speaker Submission Form

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2015 Speak Your Truth, Women’s Empowerment Conference. We are currently accepting speaker submissions for the Conference so please read this message carefully and in its entirety.  Due to the overwhelming number of submissions last year, we are implementing a few new criteria for the selection process.  There is a small fee to applicants that make it to round 3 of the selection process which will include a video conference call with Mary Liu, Executive Producer of the conference.  There is no fee to submit your initial application.

Are you a courageous and empowered woman who has overcome extreme adversities in your life?  If so, we’d love to hear from you! We are looking to spotlight women who have overcome significant challenges in her life and now making a difference in the lives of others. If you know of a woman that would be a great fit, please share this page with her.

We are interested in women who have a compelling story and ready to share the steps they took to in solving their challenges. We are looking for stories that will inspire women to let them know they are not alone, to motivate them to see that they matter, and provide real solutions for them to overcome their own adversities.  

How were you able to meet these challenges to live a more joyful and fulfilling life in authenticity? To grow a successful business, to step into your feminine leadership, to develop a loving and supportive relationship with your significant other, family, and friends, or how to love yourself again?

We are NOT looking for speakers whose sole intention is to market their business given this is a no-selling from stage event.

If you would like to share your story, we’d love to hear from you.

This is a non-paid speaking engagement.   This is an opportunity for you to pay-it-forward to share your inspirational story of hope, resilience, and courage to empower others to do the same.  You will be part of the Transforming Lives One Story at a Time movement for one woman to share her adversity story to empower another woman to share hers; therefore, creating a ripple effect to touch one million women worldwide to provide hope, inspiration, and the courage to find their voice and speak their truth to reclaim their confidence, to know they are enough, and to be heard and seen.  I hope you will join me in that Vision. ~ In gratitude, Mary Liu

Selection Process:

All applicants will be evaluated through a review process that is based on the information provided.

Round 1:   Fill out the Speaker Submission below AND submit a 5-minute video sharing your inspirational story.  Here’s a format you can use as a guide for your video.

Step 1: Introduce yourself.  Establish what challenge or adversity you overcame and how difficult it was for YOU.

Step 2: Share some specifics about what helped you through your challenge.

Step 3: Encourage others battling with the same challenge by letting them know that they too can overcome.

Your video does not need to be professionally produced.  And remember, don’t be shy! Just be YOU! Your words can give hope to so many others so don’t forget to speak from the heart!  We want to see the authentic you!  You do not need to be a professional speaker to apply.  Once you have your video completed, upload it into YouTube, Vimeo or any other server, provide the link in this application for us to view the video.  Any videos over 5-minutes will only be viewed up to the 5-minute mark.  

Round 2:  20 Applicants will be selected based on their video (story, authenticity, delivery, and value of content) to move forward to the next round of the audition process and notified on June 5, 2015.  

Round 3:  Of the 20 Applicants, a small fee of $25 will be charged to continue with the selection process which will include a video conferencing call with Mary Liu, Executive Producer of the conference.  6 out of these 20 women will be selected to share their story on stage AND will be filmed and aired on Mary’s TV Show, Mary Liu Presents.

The final 6 speakers selected to share their story on stage must be committed to the following:

1.  Attend an In-person training to get stage ready on August 28 & 29, 2015 in San Francisco, CA or if out of the area, via video conferencing.

2.  Purchase 5 conference tickets at a discounted rate of $97 each to give away or resell to their guests.  If you sell all 5 tickets, you would receive all your investment back through the sale of these tickets.  Besides, you’ll want your friends and family to be there to support you sharing your story, don’t you? 🙂

3.  Attend the conference on both days (September 23 & 24, 2016).

4.  Promote the conference through your email list and social media.

If you are selected as a Speaker, you will receive the following (valued at over $3,000!):

1.  Sharing your story and message on stage at the conference.

2.  Your speech / presentation will be filmed to air on the Mary Liu Presents TV Show which airs on local television stations in the San Francisco Bay Area and on the WebTV show on YouTube.

3.  Recognition and visibility with your name, photo, bio, business name and URL on our Speak Your Truth conference site.

4.  Ad in our conference brochure

5.  Ticket to conference for both days

6.  Email, social media, and press release promotions

7.  Shared display table to promote your book, if any, or freebie giveaway for lead generation

8.  Raw video footage of your talk you can use for your own purposes.

Thank you again for your interest in sharing your story at the conference and we appreciate your submission and can’t wait to see your video.

We will not consider submissions that are incomplete. 


By submitting this form you are certifying that all of the information provided, whether prepared by you or not, is complete and true in all respects. Submitting this form places your name into the pool of possible speakers that will be considered for the 2015 Speak Your Truth, Women’s Empowerment Conference.  Submitting this form does not guarantee a speaking position. Submission reviews will begin June 1 and end June 5.   Should we require more information or if you are chosen to speak at the conference, you will be contacted via e-mail by Mary Liu or a member of the Leadership Team. 

Speakers at Speak Your Truth Conference