Everything he taught was learned through trial and error, so this program was perfect for beginners and made it possible for them to get results right away. More than 7,000 people signed up for that program and many started getting results in countries all around the world.
When you’re an 18 year old kid traveling the country on your own paid speaking tours, it’s not uncommon for people to ask you how you did it. What they really want to know is how they can do it too. When these questions started coming in, Kyle Dendy did his best to give each person complimentary one on one attention. He would get on calls, send text messages and more to help people craft their message and get paid to speak.
What he found, however, is that most people had the exact same set of questions and could be helped with the exact same set of answers. It wasn’t in the best interest of himself or the individuals he was helping because reciting the same words over and over again for free was taxing. It was around this time that Kyle had become very familiarized with the world of online business and the opportunities therein. He had already purchased a number of online courses from others and saw this as the perfect next step to get paid for his knowledge while helping more people at the same time.
That’s when he developed his program Speaker Secrets to allow people to learn his process step by step on demand. Inside of this online course, Kyle recorded himself and his screen and showed people how to articulate their story, find available speaking opportunities, connect with decision makers to land the engagement and more. Everything he taught was learned through trial and error, so this program was perfect for beginners and made it possible for them to get results right away. More than 7,000 people signed up for that program and many started getting results in countries all around the world.
Individuals were becoming TEDx speakers in a matter of days and were on stages of all shapes and sizes. Up until the pandemic, this program continued to grow by the day and was coupled with Kyle’s own speaking tours. Since then, he has transitioned to helping these individuals continue to tell their story online instead of in person, but even during shutdowns, his students are speaking virtually and even at small in person events.
In reflecting on the success of the program, Kyle noted “Looking back, creating an online course was the perfect answer to the problem I was running into of trying to help everybody one on one for free. First, I was able to create all of the content once and help thousands of people forever without giving up any more of my time. Second, I was getting properly paid for knowledge I spent time and money gaining, and students got better results because they invested in the education. They say that when you pay, you pay attention; when there’s no transaction, there’s no transformation. Today, I know that to be true.
Believe it or not, online education is a multi billion dollar industry that is growing every day. More and more people are realizing that a 4 year degree is not the only path to success and that student loans don’t have to be a part of your to learn skills that will make you money. If you take your expertise and package it in an on demand program, you might just get paid to change people’s lives.