Author Archives: Marianne Simon

About Marianne Simon

Marianne is the founder of Speak Your Passion, a company dedicated to the vision of claiming our voice and speaking for those who have none. She helps speakers create passionate presentations that attract clients, inspire action and change the world. In a fun, safe environment, she guides her clients to step out onto the stage with more confidence and authenticity. With 20 years experience as an actor, director and writer, and 12 years as a landscape designer, she blends her passion for self-expression with a fierce love of nature.

The Soil is the Solution

In 2009 I fell in love …. With the Soil. Forever I have been enchanted by Nature. And in pursuit of that passion, graduated from UCLA extension with a degree in landscape architect in 2007. But it was for the … Continue reading

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I’ve Stopped Drinking the Kool Aid

I’ve taken off the rose colored glasses. Everything seems different.  The world is a strange new place.  I don’t know how to stand in it yet, how to be in it yet. A perfect storm of events turned all I … Continue reading

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Claim Your Voice as a Speaker …. it is Time

For too long we have been living in the shadows, staying small. For too long we have been living quiet, feeling a fraud. Enough!  No More!  It is time for you, as a woman, as an entrepreneur,  to step out, … Continue reading

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For Speakers: Transforming the Fear into Fire

As Women Entrepreneurs and Leaders we are so passionate about the work we do and have a big vision to share.  But for too many, it is a challenge to attract enough clients. And without a solid base, it is … Continue reading

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Wanted: Women who believe in magic, mystery and miracles

Wanted: women who believe in magic, mystery and miracles. I am calling in beautiful, vibrant women who believe that magic is all around us – powerful, exquisite magic.  How else to explain the acorn that becomes the oak, the monarch … Continue reading

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What Permission Do You Give Yourself?

I recently started a 30-day video challenge with Michelle Hart to support my goal of becoming more visible in this format.  My intention had been to develop a series of quick tip videos for speakers.  But as is often the … Continue reading

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How Are You Capturing Inspiration?

There is nothing more exciting than being in the flow, when you are finally in the moment, instead of outside looking in.  And when that does start, when ideas flow and synchronicity becomes obvious, you want to be ready.  You … Continue reading

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I’ve given birth! What’s making a sales call compared to that?

As I sit at my desk, list in hand, my palms sweating, my heart pounding, I have to wonder, what is the big deal?  How is it that making a few phone calls to friends and supporters has me in … Continue reading

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How Do You Stand Out in the Crowd?

They say there is no such thing as a new story.  Basically, every story has already been told a thousand times: be it the love story, good vs. evil, or the story of revenge.  However, what makes each story different … Continue reading

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Stepping into our Sexuality as Speakers

There is nothing more beautiful, more powerful, than seeing a woman who is confident in herself and her sexuality.  Over the years, I’ve heard that, seen it, and sometimes felt it for myself.  However, what I had not realized is … Continue reading

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