Professional speakers like you can generate substantial revenue by selling your speaking services to trade associations and professional societies by using Ed's simple system. It's like getting paid to showcase before potential clients.

The key to longevity in the speaking business is to access corporations through trade associations and professional societies.


At my Selling To Associations Intensive, I show you the Martial Art of getting booked through bypassing the gatekeeper and connecting with the real decision makers.


You can then take control of your speaking career without ever having to rely on Bureaus.

It's all about my Road Map...step by step on how to find associations and secure paid speech engagements. 

7 Association Trends that Will Affect Your Speaking Business in 2020

Insider knowledge to get you ahead of the competition

Joel Block, Disruption Futurist: The Inside Track on Out-Maneuvering the Competition by Knowing What’s Happening Next

February 18, 2020, Joel was a client of Ed’s

It is a rare person who can assemble a diverse set of criteria about a person and/or their business into a simple and understandable positioning statement, but Ed has done just that with grace. He is really masterful at listening to what you are saying and then pulling out the important parts – based on his knowledge of the marketplaces that the positioning materials will be use. Thank you Ed for your insight and support.

Rod Wallace, Ph.D., Business Strategist, Economist, Speaker, and Author

January 3, 2020, Rod was a client of Ed’s

Ed is a high-impact marketing coach for professional speakers looking to expand their business. I worked with Ed for six months during which he taught me how business organizations think about the role of a speaker, develop relationships with them, and hire them. Ed’s tools were key in my booking two speeches at world-leading organizations and developing solid relationships with a dozen others. And, as I continue to use Ed’s tools, I know those numbers will grow. If you want someone who will give you hands-on, actionable tools to get paid for speaking, work with Ed.

Neal Schaffer, Digital and Social Media Marketing Speaker & Consultant

June 2, 2019, Neal was a client of Ed’s

I just attended Ed's two-day intensive on how speaker's can better promote themselves to associations. All I can say is not only is Ed the real deal who generously shares everything that he knows with you, his system is completely aligned with the types of marketing strategies that I teach my clients and is based on sound practices. I am thankful that Ed reached out to me about his program because I can see how implementing his teachings can and should lead to spreading my message at more association meetings throughout the country. I should also mention that Ed is a great guy that I am honored to call a friend.

Rhonda Sher, Lead Generation Expert, LinkedIn Speaker, LinkedIn Profile Make Overs

May 31, 2019, Rhonda Sher, was a client of Ed’s

Ed Rigsbee is an exceptional presenter and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to associations. He is quick witted and an absolute expert on the topic of associations and how they operate. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Ed's workshops and learned so much information that I know I can put to immediate use. He shared resources and valuable input. Thank you Ed. You are amazing.