Exclusively Tailored for Professional Speakers!

 

√  Would you like to land more speaking engagements?

√  Earn more per event than you do now?

√  Generate more exposure (PR) for your message?

 

Then, write a book!

 

“But, I’m not a writer;  I’m a speaker!” you say.

 

You’re MORE than a Speaker:
You’re in the Message-Delivery Business.

A book is another way to deliver your message!

A book:

√  Strengthens your credibility with bookers.

√  Provides an additional revenue stream.

√  Opens doors to new speaking events and bookings.

√  Gives TV and radio show producers a tangible understanding of your message.

√  Hones your message and makes you a more powerful speaker.

Whether you tell a personal inspirational story or provide valuable content,
you can enhance your message,
get more gigs and
increase your income with a book.

 

Write more, write faster and write better!

 

“But I don’t write!” you say.

 

That’s where I come in.   I’m Kelly Hayes-Raitt, and I write. 
I’m an award-winning writer and journalist, and I help people get their books out into the world.

 

I’m hosting two special 5-day retreats specifically for speakers
before and after the
February 2020 Global Speakers Federation convention in Africa.

Come with an Idea, Leave with a Book!

You’ll get all this included in one low price:

 

√  Morning sessions to set writing goals and evening accountability to move your book from an idea to an inspiration.

√  Personal one-on-one consultation and editing with me every day.

√  Master Class in story arc and book structure – applicable to both “story-teller” and “how to” speakers. 

√  Master Class on how to use your book as a powerful marketing tool. Learn how to include book sales in your speaking contract to dramatically increase your income!

√  Private coaching call with me 1 week before the retreat and an additional private coaching call 2 weeks following the retreat.

√  Private accommodation in a Superior or Standard Room with a private, en suite bathroom.

√  Daily hot breakfast.

√  Daily themed lunch buffet available to suit your own writing schedule.

√  Opening and closing cocktail receptions.

√  RT airport transfer.

√  Free WiFi

 

“I’ve known Kelly for 15 years.  She’s an award-winning writer and journalist who likes to inspire and support other writers.  I’m excited to be part of her retreat!”

David T. Pisarra, Esq.

Professional Speaker / Mentor, davidpisarra.com

“Kelly has provided great advice and support for me while I’ve drafted my first book.  She helped me push through some of my personal blocks and I feel so productive!  Working with her and drafting my book has sharpened my speeches.  I can’t wait for her retreat!” 

Andy Preston

International Speaker, www.AndyPreston.co.za/

“Kelly’s workshops provide insight into what makes good writing great writing. Both seasoned and beginning writers, fiction and non-fiction writers can benefit from Kelly’s approach to honing one’s inner voice and transposing it to the page.”

Linda Wayne Goldman

You will leave with a manuscript ready for professional editing!

 

Special Bonus!

International speaker David Pisarra will show us how to take your book and break it into a series of podcasts to engage more deeply with your audience – and with bookers.  For an additional fee, David will conduct on-the-spot interviews that he will edit into your own personalized podcast series!

 

Attend 5 Days Before or After the Global Speakers Federation Convention in Namibia

GSF Convention is 21 February – 24 February, 2020 
in Swakopmund, Namibia 

Non-GSF Speakers Welcome!

 

Get an edge with your developed book!

 

15 February – 19 February, 2020
OR
26 February – 1 March, 2020

 

Fly from Cape Town to Namibia on February 20 for only 2,900 Rand – only 2 hours, 10 min.

Fly from Namibia to Cape Town on February 25 for only 2,800 Rand – only 2 hours non-stop.

 

We are happy to help you organize your flights. 

Contact Kelly directly at +1 310-228-7835 – text only, please.

Private Room and Scrumptious Meals Included!

The Venue

 

In charming Cape Town, South Africa, we will convene at Point B, a newly refurbished guest house conveniently located near restaurants and the waterfront.  Each room has a queen bed that can be separated into 2 twins and a spacious private bathroom.  Free WiFi is available throughout the guest house.

 

There is a beautifully appointed breakfast room, a comfy living room where we’ll have evening debriefings, a lap pool with an area for pool-side yoga or happy hour cocktails, and a gorgeous outdoor space for our morning sessions and classes.

 

Click here to learn more about Point B Guest House

 

A 5-minute walk gets you to Green Point Park, a serene oasis near Cape Town’s stadium, with several secluded spaces and walking trails surrounding ponds and a golf course.  A few minutes further is Green Point Common Market.

 

The ocean is a 15-minute walk through the park and is lined with several upscale restaurants for dinners.  A variety of restaurants offering every cuisine imaginable are around the corner from the Point B Guest House.

 

Some retreat participants may be housed in a similar guest house near Point B.  All guest houses have internet.

 

Come early or stay longer and receive 15% “Kelly Retreat” discount off your room rate!

The Most Productive 5 Days!

Before the Retreat

A 15-minute Skype consultation with Kelly before the retreat to discuss your project and your personal stumbling blocks.  She may assign homework for you to complete before your arrival.

Day One

After a personal greeting at the airport, we’ll convene at Point B Guest House and relax with a welcome cocktail during our small group reception.  We’ll go over the schedule and orient you to nearby restaurants and points of interest.

Day Two

Buffet breakfast available from 7:00 am. 

At 10:00, we will convene in the airy breakfast anteroom for a 1-hour Morning Accountability Session.   We’ll discuss common “blocks” most writers deal with and how to overcome them.   (“Do I have enough material for a book?”   “But, I’m too – pick one:   disorganized, busy, etc. – to write a book!”)

We’ll commit to a Daily Individual Writing Goal and support each other with accountability.

At 11:00, we’ll have an hour-long Master Class in story arc and book structure – applicable to both “story teller” speakers and “how to” speakers.

We’ll break at noon.  Lunch buffet will be available for you whenever you are ready. 

Your afternoon is on your own to write, write, write!

Kelly is available throughout the afternoon and early evening to each participant for prescheduled 20-minute private coaching sessions.

Day Three

Buffet breakfast available from 7:00 am. 

At 10:00, we will convene in the airy breakfast anteroom for a 1-hour Morning Accountability Session.   We’ll check and see how we did on yesterday’s Daily Individual Writing Goal and strategize ways to be more productive.  

We’ll commit to a new Daily Individual Writing Goal.

At 11:00, we’ll have an hour-long Master Class taught by international speaker and podcaster David Pisarra, who will show us how to take your book and break it into a series of podcasts to engage more deeply with your audience – and with bookers.  

We’ll break at noon.   Lunch buffet will be available for you whenever you are ready.  

Your afternoon is on your own to write, write, write!

Kelly is available throughout the afternoon and early evening to each participant for prescheduled 20-minute private coaching sessions.

Day Four

Buffet breakfast available from 7:00 am. 

At 10:00, we will convene in the airy breakfast anteroom for a 1-hour Morning Accountability Session.   We’ll check and see how we did on yesterday’s Daily Individual Writing Goal and strategize ways to be more productive.

We’ll commit to a new Daily Individual Writing Goal.

We’ll break at 11:00.   Lunch buffet will be available for you whenever you are ready. 

Your afternoon is on your own to write, write, write!

Kelly is available throughout the afternoon and early evening to each participant for prescheduled 20-minute private coaching sessions.

Day Five

Buffet breakfast available from 7:00 am. 

At 10:00, we will convene in the airy breakfast anteroom for a 1-hour Morning Accountability Session.  We’ll check and see how we did on yesterday’s Daily Individual Writing Goal and strategize ways to be more productive. 

We’ll commit to a new Daily Individual Writing Goal.

At 11:00, we’ll have a 90-minute Master Class on how to use your book as a powerful marketing tool.  Learn how to include book sales in your speaking contract to dramatically increase your income!

We’ll break at 12:30.  Lunch buffet will be available for you whenever you are ready. 

Your afternoon is on your own to write, write, write!

Kelly is available throughout the afternoon to each participant for prescheduled 20-minute private coaching sessions.

If you are leaving Point B Guest House this evening, we’ve arranged for a late check-out before 3:00 pm.  Additional nights at Point B are available to all retreat participants at a 15% discount.  Whenever you plan to leave, we’ll arrange a personal ride to the airport.

At 6:00, we’ll gather for our final cocktail reception. 

After the Retreat

Kelly will schedule a video call with you 2 weeks or so following the retreat to keep you on track!

When you complete your first draft during the retreat, Kelly will provide an hour – a $100 US gift – of content editing of your manuscript, looking at consistency of voice, clarity, structure, flow and more.   You want your book to be as powerful as possible, and a trained second pair of eyes will take your book to a greater level!

When you complete your first draft during the retreat, Kelly will provide 1 hour of content editing of your manuscript, looking at consistency of voice, clarity, structure, flow, PR potential and more. 

You want your book to be as powerful and professional as possible, and a trained second pair of eyes will take your book to a greater level.

Special Reward!

I am so committed to your successfully completing the first draft of your book while we are together, I will give you a $100 gift!

 

When you complete your first draft during our 5 days together, I will spend an hour content editing your draft.  Why would I give away my valuable time?

I want to:

 

√  Encourage you to succeed in completing your first draft!

√  Reward that success and take you to the next step:
Making your book a powerful and accessible book that reflects your professionalism and attention to detail.

 

√  Invite you to continue working with me to:

Polish your book
Publish your book and/or
Promote your book.

 

Let’s get started!

KELLY HAYES-RAITT admits that she sleeps around (usually with pets!) as an international housesitter and fulltime traveler.

 

She’s an inspiring and engaging public speaker who loves to share her experiences.  Her audiences have included Congresswomen in the U.S. Capitol who acted upon her observations in Iraq during the war and activists in Poland, Mexico, the U.K., the Philippines and the West Bank.  In 2006, she ran for public office and addressed dozens of audiences every month during her three-year campaign.  She has appeared on more than 500 radio and TV public affairs shows, including PBS “News Hour with Jim Lehrer,” CBS “This Morning,” CNN “Financial News,” and CNN “Moneyline.”

 

Chapters in Kelly’s forthcoming book about her Middle East experiences are included in seven anthologies and have won 19 literary awards.  She writes a column for a Los Angeles weekly newspaper which was awarded “second place” by the Southern California Journalists Association in 2016.

 

She’s housesat fulltime since 2009 throughout the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Vietnam, China, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Senegal, Malawi and Mozambique.  She’s visited more than 65 countries, including pre- and post-U.S. invasion Iraq (from where she reported live to Los Angeles TV and radio news programs) and has co-led delegations in Syria and India.

 

She has recently self-published How to Become a Housesitter:  Insider Tips from the HouseSit Diva, which has been featured in USA Today, Reader’s Digest, cnbc.com, Canada’s Globe and Mail and many other outlets.

 

Besides sleeping around with animals, Kelly is an avid scuba diver who strives to perfect her octopus-whispering.

We’ll Take Care of Everything, So All You Do Is Write!

What the Retreat Includes:

 

√  15-minute Skype consultation with Kelly before the retreat to discuss your project and your personal stumbling blocks. She may assign homework for you to complete before your arrival.

 

√  5 days/4 nights at Plan B guest house in the heart of Cape Town. Your private room includes an en suite spacious bathroom.

 

√  Hot and cold breakfast every morning.

 

√  Lunch buffet set daily for you to eat at your convenience.

 

√  2 Master Classes that are deep-dives into Book Structure and Using Your Book to Market Your Public Speaking.

 

√  5 20-minute private consultations with Kelly.

 

√  Master Class on Podcasting for Professionals by David Pisarra.

 

√  Welcome cocktail reception.

 

√  Closing cocktail reception.

 

√  30-minute Skype consultation with Kelly following the retreat to keep you on track!

 

Extra Services Available, But Not Included:

 

√  Uber on-call.

 

√  On-site laundry.

 

√  Cocktails (except during the welcome and closing cocktail receptions).

 

√  Specialty coffee drinks.

 

√  Trip cancellation insurance.

 

√  Room before and/or after the retreat (BUT you are eligible for a 15% discount extended to retreat participants!).

√  International air fare.

 

Reserve My Seat!

 

Spend what you earn at one speaking fee to increase your earnings for every future speaking gig…

 

Only 12 writers can participate in this personal, hands-on writing retreat!  Please do not book your plane tickets until confirmation from Kelly.

 

5% from my February retreats will be donated to Sithabile orphanage, up to $500 US.

The primary mission of Sithabile Child & Youth Care Center is to provide a full time care facility for children in distress through education, counseling, nurturing and a home where they belong to a family.

Our vision is to help children overcome the hurdles and the challenges they are given by life and become educated, skilled and contributing members of South African society and the world, and to empower other young people from extremely difficult circumstances.

Sithabile creates a safe haven for children who are survivors of abuse, exploitation and neglect.