iFind You Close

Pitch Lab LIVE

 at PODFEST 2020 | March 6, 2020 | Orlando, FL

Join us for our 1st annual event where we bring event coordinators, meeting hosts and speakers together to discover what it really takes to get on stage.

The Stage is Waiting for You

What is Pitch Lab?

Pitch Lab is proud to partner with Podfest 2020 to bring a one day experience that will deliver exceptional industry knowledge and cutting edge strategies to help speakers, founders, influencers and business owners who want to use public speaking to market their brand on stage. This event will answer the “HOW” and “WHAT IT TAKES” to get booked by event and speaker coordinators consistently.

Who Should attend?

  • Founders who want to become known in their industry
  • Influencers who want to grow their brand
  • Business Owners who want to target their ideal audience
  • Sales Professionals who want to diversify their markets
  • Coaches who want to convert more clients
  • Podcasters who want to grow their listener base
  • Speakers who need more stages on their calendar

What You Can Expect

  • Pitch strategies that will get you booked
  • How to find speaking engagements
  • What speaker and event coordinators are looking for
  • How to monetize your speaking efforts
  • Success stories on why speaking works
  • What it takes to get on the TEDx stage
  • Networking with other speakers and event decision makers
  • Community and accountabilty to get you on stage

Guest Speakers 

Paul Ince

Paul Ince

Emcee + Panel Moderator

Host, MarketED.Live
CEO, LikeMind Media

Paul Ince is a UK based digital marketing strategist and CEO of LinkMind Media, a conversation marketing agency, that supports businesses to grow and increase their visibility through online digital technology. In addition to running his agency, Paul hosts MarketEd.Live in Nottingham every September, an event that has been described as the world’s first marketing event 2.0, and the accompanying podcast, MarketEd NOT Live.

Twila Kaye

Twila Kaye

Speaker Success Story

Human Intelligence Expert
Twila Kaye International

As a keynote speaker, human intelligence expert, and customer experience advocate, Twila Kaye is a leading authority who is on a mission to change the way companies connect, motivate, and innovate. Helping them leverage the power of Human Intelligence to transform employee and customer experience in the Digital/Artificial Intelligence Age.

Vernon Ross

Vernon Ross

Event Coordinator Panelist

Selection Committee
Midwest Digital Marketing Conference

Vernon is an author and digital storyteller with a focus on podcasting and training. His areas of expertise are podcasting, niche content creation, customer training, and personal branding. Vernon often speaks at industry events and conferences as a session leader, industry expert or keynote speaker. His talks cover branding, podcasting, marketing, and storytelling.

Jessica Kupferman

Jessica Kupferman

Event Coordinator Panelist

She Podcasts Live

Jessica Kupferman is the co-host and co-founder of the She Podcasts brand, supporting over 14,000 female podcasters and has a digital marketing reach of over 55,000 content creators. Her sweet spot is helping podcasters set up systems for growth and training them on how to obtain sponsorship. She also is an internet “Bat Girl” with an odd amount of experience in way too many software services.

Hosted by Phylecia Jones

Phylecia Jones, is not only the brains and mastermind behind iFind You Close, she is also an accomplished two time TEDx speaker, national TV money contributor with Daily Blast Live, event emcee and Women in STEM advocate. After being featured on hundreds of stages in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, Phylecia realized the power of using the stage as a way of marketing to grow a business and brand. Phylecia holds a degree in Computer Science, a Masters Degree in Systems Engineering and is a former scientist for the US Navy. As the host of Pitch Lab, she is bringing over 18 years of research, analytics and entrepreneurship experience to those who want to want to use public speaking to share the message of their company, business or brand.

March 6th EvenT Agenda

Doors Open + Registration
Why Speaking Works + Speaker Success Stories
Breaking Down the Assets That Will Get You Booked Faster
Creating a Pitch Strategy That Works
Lunch + Networking
Coordinator Panel: Hear from speaker coordinators, event hosts and TEDx curators on what it takes to get on their stages
Dump Your Avatar and Find Your Industry: How to Search for Gigs
Q&A and 12 Month Action Planning
Event Close

Location & Venue


Only minutes from the Disney theme parks, Orlando World Center Marriott features spacious hotel rooms with Marriott Revive® signature bedding, 55” smart TVs, mini-refrigerators, reading chairs, large desks and Wi-Fi. Upgrade to a room with views of the nightly laser light show or the pools. With an 18-hole golf course, gym, multiple outdoor pools, cabanas, two 200-foot waterslides, full-service spa and signature on-site restaurants and lounges, Orlando World Center Marriott offers everything to make your day an experience to remember!