About The American Seminar Academy

Free Training

Feel free to browse the seminar training videos section for short, but very powerful training videos. Hint: just watching the videos won't make you a more successful speaker or presenter!

Seminar Success Home Study Course

Order my Seminar Success Home Study Course and a large box will arrive at your front door. You'll get 7 Manuals and more than 8 hours of Audio CDs plus bonuses. Your investment is $895 plus shipping - If that price tag is our of your reach, you can get access to the entire Home Study course in the ASA Seminar Success Online Boot Camp for a very-low membership fee by becoming a Member of the ASA.  Here's more info on my Seminar Success Home Study Course and how to order.

Seminar Success Online Boot Camp

Get access to my entire Seminar Success Home Study Course online by becoming a member of the American Seminar Academy.  Members get access to my $900 Home Study Course in 8 separate Seminar Success Boot Camps.  As a member, you'll be able to access this 24/7 from any Internet connection. Membership is currently only $7 per month, and you receive step-by-step training - you will not be wondering how to start or what to do next.  Get membership info here - and by the way, I'm not going to leave the membership fee at $7 for long, those who get in now will never pay more than $7/month, so if you're at all interested, you should get in now - this is not a "scarcity tactic", it's the truth!

Currently I don't have any workshops scheduled - contact me if you have an interest in live-training in a workshop setting.

Founded in 2006 by author and professional speaker David Portney, the American Seminar Academy serves one purpose: to provide training resources for people who want to learn how to make money doing seminars.

Seminars are an incredibly fast and effective way to:

  • Generate Leads
  • Convert Leads
  • Create An Income Avalanche

Who Should Be Doing Seminars:

  • Financial Planners
  • Real Estate & Mortgage Professionals
  • Insurance Professionals
  • Chiropractors
  • Cosmetic Dentists & Surgeons
  • Charitable Organizations & Non-Profits
  • Business Owners of all types

Message From the Founder, David Portney:

I don't pretend for one second that seminars are a way to "get rich quick" because that would be lying to you. But, seminars are a time-tested, proven method to get fast results and quickly create an income avalanche in your business or profession.

Done properly, seminars allow you to practically "shoot fish in a barrel" - your seminars can attract highly-interested prospects that are easily converted into happy, paying customers and clients.

Most people have the wrong idea about how seminars work; they think that if they get up in front of people and talk to them or educate them, that those people will then buy.


Over many, many years I've discovered what works and what doesn't when it comes to doing seminars and getting results. I've made a lot of mistakes and wasted a lot of time.

You don't have to make the mistakes I made trying to figure out how to make seminars profitable and successful. You can take the easy way and learn from my mistakes and my successes.

This site has loads of free content and videos you can use to educate yourself about how to properly do profitable seminars.

I also have books available on Amazon.com that can teach you what you need to know.

Finally, this site has a members-only area where you can login 24/7 from any internet connection and get my highest level of training, attention, and information. My members get access to over $900 of premium content previously only available by purchasing my Home Study Course.

Thanks for visiting my site. I hope you find it informative and helpful to make your seminars more successful. If you have questions or suggestions or need help, go to my contact page here.


Who started the American Seminar Academy & why?

I"m David Portney and I founded the American Seminar Academy in 2006 to provide training resources for people who want to make money doing seminars, workshops, training, and other group events. Group events are a terrific lead generation and lead conversion method, highly recommended for those who have a product, service, cause, or issue to promote.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is David Portney and what qualifies him to teach people how to do seminars?

I'm a long-time speaker, trainer and instructor and the author of  "Get Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" and "129 Seminar Speaking Success Tips" &  a few other books on seminar success. As a speaker and trainer I have literally thousands of trainings and seminars under my belt. I've been a Learning Annex Instructor since 2004, I'm a black-belt Karate Instructor, I've conducted workshops for large organizations such as the Lost Angeles Times and The National Notary Association, and I've trained or consulted companies in financial planning, regulatory compliance, asset protection, transportation, real estate, chiropractic, estate planning, and insurance industries. My students include business owners from all walks of life - if you can think of a business or industry, it's likely I've had at least one student from that area of expertise.

What does the American Seminar Academy do for people?

I offer free training here on my website, and I also have a members-only premium training - check out the membership page here for more information.

Can't Toastmasters give me the same info & training?

Not really, no - their focus is different than mine. Toastmasters is really more about oration skills, but their meetings are not really about learning how to use group events as a lead generation or lead conversion method. Seeing an unfilled need, I created The American Seminar Academy to fill exactly that specific need.

I'm not comfortable with selling - do I have to "sell from the stage" to be successful doing seminars?

Definitely not, and that was a misconception I had early on. In fact, if you're "selling from the stage" then you're doing it all wrong. Successful seminars guide people to the natural conclusion that they should be doing business with you and buying your product or service. I teach ASA members exactly how, step by step.

What if my question is not answered here?

Feel free to contact me using this contact form.


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