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Publication Contest

Do you want to be a published author?

Twenty to Twenty-Five writers will be chosen for inclusion in a book titled, Anchor in the Storm, an imprint of EABooks Publishing.

Join the contest and become a published author at Speak Up Conference 2022!

Pay it Forward

We always have more requests for scholarship assistance than we are able to grant. If you would like to help Speak Up Ministries make more scholarships available, donations in any amount are greatly appreciated.

Be a blessing and help others experience the wealth of knowledge we gain from attending the Speak Up Conference that we may all be the best stewards in our service to God.

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Professional Color Analysis – FREE!

As a speaker and/or writer, knowing the colors that make you shine on stage is priceless. Shari is the QUEEN of Color and if you’ve never had a professional color analysis, don’t miss this opportunity! During the Speak Up conference, Shari is providing this service free of charge with the opportunity to purchase a personalized color swatch deck and style guide for only $30. She’ll be set up in the lobby so make sure to seek her out for this wonderful opportunity.

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Style appointment

Do You Need an Updated Headshot? $50


Make a strong first impression with your professional photos to be used on your website, business cards, or one-sheet.  Included with the special Speak Up price of $50 are two digital images (one outfit), and the print release. Additional images will be available for purchase. (Each additional image will be $10. )

Images will be emailed within two weeks of the end of the conference. You may view some of the high quality headshots that Turning Point Photography has taken at

Book proposal or manuscript critiques

First Step Review: Blythe Daniel $50

Blythe Daniel

Literary agent Blythe Daniel is offering to do critiques for up to twenty attendees prior to the conference. She will read 10 pages of a book proposal or manuscript, whichever you prefer, in Word format. She will provide detailed feedback with comments and recommendations of next steps, and critiques will be returned by email before June 30.



Advanced Review: Shellie Arnold $100

Shellie Square

Available for up to twenty Speak Up attendees who will pre-submit their manuscript synopsis, outline, and up to the first fifteen pages, no later than June 1, 2022. Shellie will evaluate for clarity, focus, continuity, market viability, and presentation. She will also do a deep edit of portions of the manuscript itself and return to the author no later than June 22. She will meet virtually with each individual writer for forty-five minutes by Zoom prior to the conference to answer questions and assist in finalizing edits. Cost: $100

Do You Need a Website Makeover?

Want a blog or website but don’t know where to start? Amy Etrheim will design and create one for you! Websites and blogs are one of the most essential and powerful ways to make your message known all around the globe. But it can be so hard to know where to start! Let Amy do the work and make it easy! She is ready to meet with you at the conference. You can schedule a free 15-minute consultation and find out if she is the right one to create a personalized website/blog that matches your unique message and style.  Visit Amy's Bio

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