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- What You Can Expect
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- What Others Are Saying
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If you hire me to speak at your event, here is what you can expect:
- Prompt, professional response to your phone calls and email messages.
- A personal consultation (phone or video conference) prior to your event, so I can better understand how I can best serve you and your audience.
- An announcement about your event on my blog and social media channels. (Assuming your event is open to the public and you want additional visibility for it.)
- A professionally prepared, engaging presentation focused on achieving the desired outcomes you want with your audience.
- A custom resource page, exclusively created for your attendees. It will include the slides I used in the presentation, along with links to other relevant and helpful resources.
- A quick follow-up communication after the event to make sure your expectations were met. (I also want to know how you think I can improve.)
Over the past 10+ years, I’ve developed a wide variety of speaking skills through some of the roles I’ve served. I’ve honed my communication skills through writing, public speaking, doing live TV interviews, doing numerous radio and podcast interviews, and interviewing several professional athletes.
In addition, my wife, Stephana, and I have hosted web shows and online summits where we’ve interviewed married couples. I’ve honed my speaking skills through direct and corporate sales roles as well. Learning to engage an audience through teaching and coaching.
My time is mainly focused on writing, creating video and audio content, and speaking with Stephana across the country. I’m a contributor to several well-known and award winning sites like Tony Dungy’s All Pro Dad, Disney’s Babble, The Good Men Project, and Huffington Post. My work has been featured on Yahoo!, USA Football, MichaelHyatt.com, Black and Married with Kids, Coach Up, and more.
Here are some highlights of work through my platform:
- Stephana and I have been featured on The 700 Club and NBC.
- I’ve been featured on national news sites HuffPost Live and Yahoo! Shine.
- I was interviewed and exclusively featured by New York Times best-selling author, Michael Hyatt, in his video series, Your Platform Makeover.
- I’m part of the LifeWay Marriage Getaways Speaking Team.
- I was an official speaker at an Indianapolis Colts sponsored event for All Pro Dad.
- My list of interviewees includes two NFL Super Bowl Champions and an NFL Hall of Famer, two NBA Hall of Famers, two NBA Champions, an MLB World Series champion and Hall of Famer, and an Olympic gold medalist.
- I was a speaker at the National Conference for BDPA (Black Data Processing Associates)
I’m the author of The 7 Rings of Marriage book, and The 7 Rings of Marriage Bible Study. Stephana and I are co-hosts the 7 Rings of Marriage Online Summit. We’ve been happily married since June of 2001. We have one daughter and two sons. We live in Indianapolis, Indiana.Let’s Discuss Your Speaking Needs
I primarily speak on topics related to family leadership, marriage, and parenting. In addition, I speak on the topics of social media and blogging, platform and online business building, as well as sports parenting and youth sports coaching.
I will customize my presentation to meet your organization’s specific needs. My goal is to help bring the outcome you desire for your audience.
Some of my speaking topics are listed below. Please remember I can present these topics as a keynote or workshop.
The 7 Rings of Marriage – Your Model for a Lasting and Fulfilling Marriage
Studies show roughly half of marriages end in divorce. One reason is couples aren’t prepared for all–the good and bad–that may happen in marriage. I present the seven stages, or 7 Rings of Marriage, that couples with lasting and fulfilling marriages experience. Attendees will have renewed hope in their marriages, and leave better equipped to grow their marriage through each ring, resulting in the lasting and fulfilling marriage they hoped for.
Date Night “Foreplay” – Setting the Mood for Great Date Nights and a Deeper Connection
Most couples know regular and consistent date nights are one way to connect with one another. Yet, not every couple has consistent date nights. One big reason is date nights aren’t like they used to be and can become more of a chore. Having date night “foreplay” will not only get both spouses in the mood and excited for date night, but will also help them make a deeper connection.
Lego Lessons and Marriage Masterpieces
Our kids create Lego designs that I only dreamed I could have created as a kid. I’d always give up before I could create something worthwhile. I finally figured out why. And it’s the same thing that causes some couples to quit on their marriage. I share a few Lego lessons that will not only prevent couples from quitting on their marriages, but help them create their very on marriage masterpieces.
Using Social Media for Career Advancement
“Social media will bring you to, or keep you from your next career opportunity.” We don’t have a choice on whether we “do” social media, the question is how well we do it. I teach the four keys to doing it well and career advancement with social media. I explain exactly what social media is and what it is not, why it’s important, how to manage an online reputation, and how to develop a personal brand. Attendees will leave equipped to use social media to reach their goals.
From Blog to Book to Business
Most bloggers never get to the point where they can create revenue. Even fewer bloggers get to the point where they can build a business, or do this full time. I share my tools, strategies, and experiences that led me from a blog to a book to a business. I explain the importance of using a blog to find your voice, the importance of “niching” down, and the importance of connecting with larger websites and building online and offline relationships. I teach how to build a realistic foundation that leads to income, profit, and ability to grow a legitimate online business.Let’s Discuss Your Speaking Needs
[endorsement cite=”Gary D. Chapman, Ph.D.” byline=”Author of The Five Love Languages”]The 7 Rings of Marriage is a unique approach to enriching your marriage. Marriages either grow or regress. They never stand still. This (7 rings) will definitely help you have a growing marriage. I highly recommend it to couples of all ages.[/endorsement]
[endorsement cite=”Michael Hyatt” byline=”New York Times bestselling author and blogger, MichaelHyatt.com”]I’ve been following Jackie’s story for a while now. Humble, insightful, and revealing, Jackie is more than an inspiration. He’s like a marriage GPS. His ‘7 Rings’ model can show you exactly where your relationship is and where it’s going. And it’s grounded in the kind of personal experience that proves the program.[/endorsement]
[endorsement cite=”Thom S. Rainer” byline=”President and CEO, LifeWay Christian Resources”]I have been absolutely amazed to watch the trajectory of Jackie Bledsoe’s influence. He is quickly becoming the thought leader in matters of family and fatherhood. He is already an influence in my life. The ‘7 Rings’ captures perfectly the mind and heart of Jackie. I predict it will become a classic in the ministry of marriage and parenting.'[/endorsement]
[endorsement cite=”Kevin B. Bullard” byline=”President, Marriage Works!, www.marriageworks.us”]I have been honored to be a part of Jackie’s life over the past few years, and I have seen him experience these various Rings of marriage that every couple encounters at some point. Pay close attention to what you read, then put it into practice. The result will be a better, more loving marriage that brings you years of pleasure. [/endorsement]
[endorsement cite=”Mark and Susan Merrill” byline=”founders of Family First, All Pro Dad, and iMOM”]The 7 Rings of Marriage delivers a powerful message: husbands and wives can love one another as God intended, even during the tough times. Jackie gives specific guidelines to help us address the challenges in marriage that are sure to come, and shines a light on the safest path to progress.[/endorsement]
[endorsement cite=”Justin and Trisha Davis” byline=”Authors of Beyond Ordinary: When a Good Marriage Just Isn’t Good Enough”]What I love about The 7 Rings of Marriage is the infusion of hope Jackie gives each of us in our marriage relationship. No matter where you are in your marriage you will find practical and insightful truths that move you closer to God and closer to the person you love most.[/endorsement]
[endorsement cite=”Aaron and Jennifer Smith” byline=”founders of HusbandRevolution.com and Unveiledwife.com”]Jackie’s approach to helping married couples understand the state of their marriage and how they can move forward in their relationship is clearly explained as he describes each of the 7 rings.[/endorsement]
[endorsement cite=”Dr. Jevonnah ‘Lady J’ Ellison” byline=”Leading Purpose Strategist & Founder of Maximum Potential Academy”]Jackie has the courage to take you behind the scenes and show you the ‘back stage’. He is transparent about the failures and successes of his own marriage, and teaches you how tough times can serve as lessons learned if you allow them to. [/endorsement]
[endorsement cite=”Dustin Riechmann” byline=”author of 15 Minute Marriage Makeover and founder of EngagedMarriage.com “]The 7 Rings of Marriage is a true gift to couples. Jackie’s practical and relatable style makes it easy to enjoy the 7 Rings principles and, more importantly, put them into practice to make a real difference in everyday married life.[/endorsement]
[endorsement cite=”Casey and Meygan Caston” byline=”Co-Founders of Marriage365.com”]Setting the right expectations for marriage is essential for couples that want to go the distance, but it seems today marriage is a thick fog that leaves so many confused and hopeless. Consider this a hand to lead you out.[/endorsement]
[endorsement cite=”Dr. Clarence Shuler” byline=”President/CEO, BLR: Building Lasting Relationships”]Jackie’s and Stephana’s passion for all of us to have the best possible marriage no matter our present circumstances permeates everything he does! Jackie becomes our brother sharing his failures and successes. He and Stephana draw you in with their incredible transparency, humor, time-tested practical marriage tips, and provide marriage evaluation tools. With more than thirty years in marriage ministry, The Seven Rings of Marriage is something I’ll use with all my clients![/endorsement]
[endorsement cite=”Eric Dingler” byline=”Pastor and Church Planter, Coastal City Church”]The 7 Rings of Marriage is one of the most amazing tools to grow a healthy marriage out there![/endorsement]
[endorsement cite=”Devin Dabney” byline=”Author, speaker, and podcaster”]Jackie is a leader in the area of family leadership today. He is very transparent and inspirational, but most importantly, he challenges men to settle for nothing but their best as husbands and fathers.[/endorsement]
[endorsement cite=”Steve Ellson” byline=”Associate at Christian Men’s Business Connection (CBMC)”]I highly recommend Jackie Bledsoe…I have found him to be an outstanding communicator both verbally and in writing.[/endorsement]Let’s Discuss Your Speaking Needs
Please note: These dates are subject to change without notice. Please check the event website before you make plans to attend.
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Here is a list of some of the events we’ve been a part of.
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