“Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud.”

- Don Corleone, the Godfather


This SPEAK TO OVERCOME course utilizes video teaching, worksheets, and written lessons to guide you through identifying who you are as a speaker, leader, and individual. You will learn to overcome your fear, gain internal confidence, and appreciate your own uniqueness.

This course will help you realize and act on the truth that YOU are the message, and that you are worth the attention of the audience.


SPEAK TO OVERCOME contains 4 one-on-one coaching sessions with college professor, theatre director, and communication coach, Aimée Bruneau.

Additionally, you will receive a small group-coaching schedule and ZOOM invites for the monthly coaching sessions.


The Public Speaking School is a growing community where you can interact with others and receive coaching together through the Public Speaking Mastermind Facebook group with Mike Acker and the ADVANCE team.

Overcome your presentation anxiety in 30 days!

Rachel Richards

Bestselling author Rachel Richards worked with Mike at ADVANCE to improve her Public Speaking.

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Dr. Kelly Henry

This is Dr. Kelly Henry. He's worked with ADVANCE to improve his presentation skills and to write and publish his book on customer service.

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Stephanie Jadotte

Corporate designer, entrepreneur, and business owner Stephanie Jadotte was one of the first students of The Public Speaking School and worked on her speaking and communication skills with ADVANCE.