Influence Bootcamp

Intensive Speaker Development Bootcamp

 Grow your Professional Speaking Business

We are pleased to announce Richard Mulvey’s Influence Speaker Development Bootcamp 2018. Attending this intensive bootcamp will give you the skills you need to grow your professional speaking business. The programme will be presented by Richard Mulvey and Charlotte Kemp.

17-18 November, 2018 in Cape Town


Richard Mulvey is one of the most experienced speakers in South Africa with a successful speaking career from 1994 when there was no real speaking industry in this country. Since then he has had a world of experience which he would love to share with you.

• International Keynote Speaking
• Public courses and Seminars
• Short form training and micro learning
• The Power Series business breakfasts
• Private and public events
• Online training
And lots more


He is twice past President of the Professional Speaker’s Association of Southern Africa (PSASA) and has convened numerous conventions and events. Richard is also one of just 11 people who have been inducted into the Southern African Speaker Hall of Fame (including Desmond Tutu, Clem Sunter, Billy Selekane, Dr. Michael Mol etc) and has also received the prestigious Stef du Plessis Founders Award.

Richard has had a long and interesting career in speaking and would like to share his knowledge with you to show you how to grow your speaking business.

Charlotte KempCharlotte Kemp will be joining Richard on this session to share from her experience. Charlotte started as a corporate trainer in the financial services industry, has worked in the non profit arena, and then used social media to build her own speaking and training career. She speaks now as a futurist helping companies and organisations to develop ways to be future-fit by developing plans to address futures events.

From launching a book and speaking career, getting delegates on public courses and getting international recognition to the point where she was appointed Secretary to the Global Speakers Federation, Charlotte has shown that social media has a part to play in the modern speaking business.

Full disclosure: Charlotte and Richard are married and have combined their unique experiences and their individual strengths into an interesting body of knowledge that they are willing to share with you.

This two-day intensive event will cover a wide variety of useful skills including:

Day One:

Creating your Material

• Developing your niche

• Creating a Killer Keynote
• Powerful opening techniques
• Developing stories
• Informing and entertaining
• Getting buy-in
• The Close
• Using PowerPoint (or not)
• Music and video
• Managing the mic
• Converting Speaking into Training
• Public and in-house training courses
• Virtual training
• Short form training and microlearning
• Towards the end of day one, you get the opportunity to develop your own short keynote.
• Close and Dinner      This is an intensive course so do not plan to go out on the first evening.

Day Two

Developing your Business

• Presenting your prepared keynote
• The Business of Speaking
• Essential stuff you need
• Developing your products
• Working with publishers
• Marketing and Promotion
• Developing your brand
• Using social media
• Public and private advertising
• Your newsletter
• Negotiating with your clients
• Making sure you get your Higher Price
• Speaker Bureaus
• Travel ideas
• Developing your website and other electronic media
• Working with video


Your investment for this two-day intensive bootcamp is $500 per delegate (R6,000 in South Africa). This includes all beverages, lunch and dinner.  At the end of the course, you will go away with stacks of ideas and a certificate of attendance. People who are already on the Influence 52 week development programme for more that 2 months will get a massive 50% discount on this price. PSASA Members get a 20% discount.

Book now, this boot camp is limited to just 12 delegates.

Next Boot Camp

17-18 November 2018, in Cape Town



Bronwyn Hesketh

What a great weekend, I re-learnt a lot and learnt a great deal of new stuff. Your content is jam packed with great nuggets of wisdom and immediately usable tips and strategies. I urge all new speakers to spend this time with you.

Bronwyn HeskethOwner Speakers Inc
Chris Bertish

Richard Mulvey is a great speaker and a speaking mentor for all speakers.
His vast experience and knowledge is invaluable and will help anyone getting into the speaking game, whether it part time or as a full time professional. I can only recommend him with great praise and wish you all the best on this very challenging but rewarding journey!

Chris BertishBig Wave Surfer and Speaker
Graham Harrison

Richard Mulvey’s Speakers Bootcamp is a great way to start your journey toward becoming a professional speaker. Comprehensive in content it includes niche definitions, personal branding, social media, book writing, blogs and much much more. Try it! You will enjoy.

Cpt Podge HarrisonNaval Captain (retired) Leadership Speaker
Bruce Wade

This two day workshop has opened my eyes to how the professional speaking world works. I now have a clear understanding of what I need to do and the plan I need to get from here to the place I need to be.
Great content, small groups are great, lots of interaction and fun. Huge learning and an investment into my future.

Bruce WadeUsing his Super Powers to save one entrepreneur at a time
Nathan Phillander

An insightful, intense course covering a full range of the speaking world. It offered practical lessons and highlighted tools to becoming a professional speaker, likely shaving decades off the learning curve in my speaking career, yet sparking a life-long learning and development curve for a life lived in the speaking world.

Nathan PhillanderSpeaker and MC
Charl Jooste

Richard Mulvey’s Speaker’s Bootcamp gives a step by step guide to building a career as a speaker. Refreshingly honest, while and entertaining. Something to be learned for beginners to very experienced speakers.

Charl JoosteSales Speaker and past Sales Manager
Bennet Mkhehlane

The Bootcamp was an eye opener and was certainly worth the investment of time and money. I would encourage all motivational speakers, both professional and aspiring speakers, to attend if they want to grow their speaking business.

Bennet MkhehlaneMotivational Speaker and Author
Douglas Gibson

I found the Influence Bootcamp immensely worthwhile. It was informative, quite demanding and great fun. My only regret is that I did not have the opportunity of attending and learning from Richard Mulvey and Charlotte Kemp years ago. Without the slightest doubt any professional speaker will benefit from attending a future bootcamp run by Richard and Charlotte.

Douglas GibsonSouth African Ambassador to Thailand