Thrive 2024
Winter Workshop

Dr. Shirley Davis, CSP

You Killed the Keynote!! But... is Your Speaking Business Dying?

Are you still relying solely on keynote speaking fees to make money in your business? If so, this could be a going-out-of-business strategy. Not everyone has the stamina, discipline, support, or capacity to make this a sustainable business model.

In this session, Dr. Shirley Davis, CSP, member of the Million Dollar Speakers Group, 2022 Golden Gavel Recipient, and CEO of SDS Global Enterprises, will reveal strategies for how to capitalize on the intake call, the development phase, the live delivery, and the follow up after the keynote to convert it into multi-year six and seven figure contracts.
She will also share myriad ways speakers can monetize other aspects of your business and turn it into a six and seven figure enterprise.

BONUS! Dr. Shirley Davis will also present TWO Workshops sharing strategies for how to generate mega profits from your back office operations and the 16 key resources needed to drive and sustain a mega profitable speaking business.

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Who is Dr. Shirley Davis, CSP?

Dr. Shirley Davis is president and CEO of SDS Global Enterprises, a strategic development solutions firm that specializes in human resources strategy; talent management; leadership effectiveness; high performance; and culture transformation. Dr. Davis has over thirty years of experience in a variety of senior executive leadership roles in Fortune 100 & 50 corporations in financial services, banking, manufacturing, and retail sales, as well as in non-profit leadership at the world’s largest human resources association, the Society for Human Resource Management. Her work has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, NBC’s Today Show, USA Today, CBS News, Fox News,, Fast Company, CEOWorld Magazine, Harvard Business Review, and many others. In May 2022, her story was featured on the front page of Oprah Daily. As a result of her contributions and expertise in the HR, Leadership, Business, and DEI fields, she was inducted into Inclusion Magazine’s Hall of Fame in November 2021, and in August 2022 in Nashville, TN she received The Golden Gavel Award which is Toastmasters International’s highest and most prestigious award given to only one person each year. Additionally, she was nominated for Forbes 2021, and 2022 Women 50 Over 50 list.

Dr. Davis has worked in more than 30 countries on 5 continents and delivers more than 100 speeches a year to a wide range of industries, sectors, and sizes. She continues to consult, coach, and train leaders at all levels, including Corporate CEOs, C-Suite executives, and Board of Directors. She served on the Board of Directors and the Foundation Board for the National Speakers Association (2017-2021). She is currently a member of the NSA Million Dollar Speakers Group, Black NSA, and the Global Speakers Federation.

In 2021, she was named to the national board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She holds a Bachelor’s in Pre-Law, a Master’s in Adult Education; a second Master’s in Human Resource Management, a Ph.D. in Business and Organizational Leadership, and holds more than 10 certifications.

Dr. Shirley Davis is the author of the Amazon bestseller, “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Dummies” and Living Beyond “What If?” Release the Limits and Realize Your Dreams. She’s also the author of Reinvent Yourself: Strategies for Achieving Success in Every Area of Your Life and The Seat: How to Get Invited to the Table When You're Over-Performing but Undervalued. Additionally, she is a popular author for eight LinkedIn Learning courses on Leadership and Business/Career Development.
She is a former Miss District of Columbia National Teenager, Mrs. Oklahoma-America, Ms. Richmond Virginia, Ms. Virginia, and in 2000 she won the national title of Ms. American United States. Among her many accomplishments and titles, the one she holds dearest is “mom” to her beloved daughter, Gabrielle Victoria. In 2023 they both launched the Dr. Shirley Davis Foundation where they give individuals and minority-owned businesses the hope and help they need to achieve their vision and goals, produce at higher levels, and experience success and fulfillment in every aspect of their lives!