103 Should you Write a Book? (If you answer “Yes,” here’s how you do it.)

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Do you need to write a book to achieve success as a Professional Speaker? And what does it take to write a winning book? Listen in to today’s show!

There is not one way to make your way in the world, due to the vast number of options available in this day and age. In this episode, I do my best to answer the question, whether or not you need to have written a book, to make it as a Professional Speaker. I also explain how you can conceive of, then structure and even promote a best-selling book.

In this episode, learn:

  • What it takes to write a really good, evergreen book. (3:49)
  • The various frameworks that can be used – the Numerical (7:48), the Chronological  (8:35) the Modular ((9:18), the Compare and Contrast (10:05), the Problem and Solution (10:54) Frameworks, as well as the Primary and Secondary Frameworks (11:52) of the book .
  • The different ways that you can get your book published. (12:10)
  • That as an author, you’re actually in the business of book marketing, not book writing, although writing is part of the process. (13:28)
  • Some of the potential pitfalls of self publishing. (15:20)
  • Some of the inherent risks and benefits of trade publishing. (18:27)
  • What you need to consider about the marketing of your book. (22:00)

102 Using Simple Behavioral Economics Principles to Make Better Decisions about Money and So Much More with Oprah Network TV Host, Preet Banerjee

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Do you find that conversations about money are difficult for you? Sometimes the tendency is to avoid the financial aspects that we don’t understand, or maybe aren’t going so well and that we find potentially frustrating. Today’s guest, Preet Banerjee, is here to talk about money, and he’s going to get to the bottom of some common issues relating to our relationship with money.

Press Banerjee is the host of the show Million Dollar Neighborhood. Preet is a personal finance expert and winner of the reality TV show, The Ultimate W Expert Challenge. He writes a personal finance column for The Globe and Mail, and his blog Where Does All My Money Go? was voted Canada’s #1 investment blog in 2010. Preet’s podcast – Mostly Money, Mostly Canadian is now ranked as one of the most popular financial podcasts on iTunes.

In this episode, learn how:

  • Biases affect the way we deal with money, even the financial services industry has figured out how to exploit our biases. (8:04)
  • Financial literacy is an important indicator of how you handle your money (and how to improve yours). (13:11)
  • Emotions are a driving force behind how we make decisions with our money. (18:23)
  • Choosing the right financial advisor is so important, while understanding what to look for and who to trust. (31:45)
  • Budgeting isn’t normally a fun activity…but Preet has tips on making it an efficient and productive process. (44:40)
  • The “gamblers fallacy” relates to personal finance. (51:04)

 

Learn more about Preet Banerjee here.

101 The FBI’s Top Hostage Negotiator, Chris Voss, Shares His Secrets on How to Get Everything You Want (my new favorite episode!)

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If you would like to find out how to successfully negotiate your way towards achieving the outcomes you would prefer in life, listen in to today’s show. Michael’s guest, Chris Voss, used to be the leading International Kidnapping Negotiator for the FBI and learn from the Real Deal.

Chris Voss is the founder, and CEO of Black Swan Group, a consulting firm that teaches Fortune 500 companies how to be better negotiators. Chris has written a book called Never Split The Difference. It’s one of Michael’s favorite books of all time. Prior to 2008, Chris worked for the FBI as their International Kidnapping Negotiator and also as their Hostage Negotiation Representative for the National Security Council’s Hostage Working Group. During his career with the government, Chris represented the US as an expert on kidnapping at two international conferences, which were sponsored by the G8. On today’s show, Chris talks to Michael about his book and how it can help you to develop the skills to negotiate your way to success, in life and in business.

In this episode, we discussed:

  • Great negotiators never split the difference and you can learn what they do instead. (6:45)
  • How to use calibrated questions rather than basic questions. (9:38)
  • Negotiating like a pro by getting people to say ‘no’ first in order to get them to say ‘yes’ later. (13:53)
  • Why master negotiators can say ‘no’ and still keep the negotiation going. (18:32)
  • The single best question that you can ask to get them to give you a number first. (47:00)
  • Hostage negotiation skills work well in business because they give you leverage. (58:03)
  • Using specific numbers, and how they can help you close the deal by winning the negotiation. (1:02:45)

Learn more about Chris Voss here.

100 Neen James on Creating Contextual Models for Speakers, Authors and Content Creators

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If you would like to know more about Contextual Models – what they are and how they work – listen in to today’s show, with Michael’s guest, Neen James. Find out from the Energizer Powerhouse herself, how you can perform with excellence and get people to understand and say “yes” to your intellectual property.

Michael describes Neen as a “Force of Nature.” She is the expert and speaker to connect with if you’re aiming for exceptional performance. Recently, both Neen and Michael spoke at an NSA event. Neen blew Michael away with the never-seen-before way that she presented her information. Neen, a published author of eight books, including Folding Time and Secrets Of Super Productivity, often appears in the media, due to her through the roof sales and insightful, growth fueling leadership qualities. Listen in today and learn from the leaders.

In this episode, we discussed:

  • Contextual Models will sell your intellectual property – learn the what and why. (2:59)
  • Visual models are going to appeal to the person who is very much a left brain person. (13.20)
  • Models Neen uses in her public speaking, and how she acts them out with her body. (14:29)
  • One trick to give your model some mojo, by using movement. (16:07)
  • The value of having people’s attention and your responsibility in that regard. (40:30)

Learn about Mixmax here.

Learn more about Neen James here.

099 Danny Iny On Creating Profitable, Scalable, and Effective Coaching Courses

099 Danny Iny On Creating Profitable, Scalable, and Effective Coaching Courses

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Have you ever participated in an online learning course? Better yet, have you ever thought about creating your own course? It’s a daunting task, without a doubt, and that’s exactly why Danny Iny is here. He’s a master at creating online courses – serious online learning with coaching and guaranteed results. Danny is here today to share what it takes to make a course and how to know if you are on the right track with your content, support and pricing.

Danny Iny (@DannyIny) is the founder of Mirasee, host of the Business Reimagined podcast, bestselling author of multiple books including Engagement from Scratch!The Audience Revolution, and Teach and Grow Rich, and creator of the acclaimed Audience Business Masterclass and Course Builder’s Laboratory training programs, which have together graduated over 5,000 value-driven online entrepreneurs.

In this episode, we discussed:

  • Why both online courses and info products can be valuable to your business. (5:30)
  • Learn why the transformation from a course is where the magic is. Interaction is just a bonus. (10:39)
  • No matter how brilliant you are, there are only so many things you can do well. (16:45)
  • Sometimes people are ready to buy your product because it is exactly what they need. This may or may not correspond with a typical sales funnel. (19:15)
  • Why a course should be rebuilt from scratch each year. Getting lots of feedback is the key to knowing what to change. (26:36)
  • Find out how much content you should have to create a course. The answer will make you uncomfortable. (30:02)

 

098 Money For the Rest of Us with David Stein (how to get it, invest it, and enjoy it)

Money For the Rest of Us with David Stein (how to get it, invest it, and enjoy it)

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Understanding your own finances shouldn’t require an advanced degree; today’s podcast episode focuses on how to manage your own financial performance.

David Stein was the Chief Investment Strategist and Chief Portfolio Strategist at Fund Evaluation Group, LLC, a $33 billion investment advisory firm, and spent over 20 years in the financial services industry.

He perfected his teaching style as an investment consultant to numerous not-for-profit institutions where he oversaw billions of dollars in endowment assets. Today he teaches people about money, how it works, how to invest it and how to live without worrying about it. With over 25,000 listens per episode, Money For the Rest of Us is his primary platform for teaching thousands of individuals about money, investing and the economy. The show has been featured in Business Insider, Forbes, and U.S. News & World Report.

In this episode, we discussed:

  • David’s early money mistakes. (3:49)
  • How much you need to save to retire. (5:55)
  • You won’t get rich investing, but you can get rich this way. (7:01)
  • How to use your business generated income as a retirement tool. (9:29)
  • Invest knowing that no one really knows what’s going to happen. (29:29)
  • Health insurance is expensive for everyone. (40:22)
  • How to think about money and what to learn from David’s podcast. (51:00)
  • If a commission is involved in financial advice, it changes everything. (54:34)

 

You can learn more about David Stein and his podcast, Money For the Rest of Us here.

You can get David’s reading list here.

You can join David’s Money for the Rest of Us Community here.

097 How to Live a Good Life Onstage and Off with Jonathan Fields

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Are you living a good life, or just simply living? The characteristics of a good life are completely subjective, and that’s kind of the point. Today, Jonathan Fields is on the show to share how to find out what sparks you and what it will take to for you to live a really good life.

Jonathan Fields is an award-winning author, speaker, serial entrepreneur, podcaster and community builder. Jonathan is the author of How to Live a Good Life and he is also the creator of Camp GLP. His podcast, The Good Life Project, airs twice a week and features guests that reveal their keys to living a good life!

In this episode, we discussed:

  • The single most vexing question of the human condition and why Jonathan tackled it. (3:30)
  • Why being reactionary is destructive to the human condition. (9:45)
  • The role that mindfulness and intention play in living a good life. (12:10)
  • Why it’s better to live your life imperfectly than to live the life of another, perfectly. (14:45)
  • Are you willing and ready to drop the role of expectation, to stand in the role of your true self? (19:03)
  • Why you should focus on being helpful, rather than being accepted. (25:29)
  • The “Laws of the Bucket” and what it means to you. (41:20)
  • How to find out what “sparks” us and the different kinds of sparks. (55:30)

You can learn more about Jonathan Fields and his work here.

096 How to Create Online Courses for Fun and Profit with Greg Smith, Founder of Thinkific.com

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Thinking about creating online courses for your audience? Greg Smith, Co-Founder and CEO at Thinkific, delves into important steps to achieving this goal. A lawyer, instructor, and lifelong student, Greg has taught thousands of students online and helped others create their own online courses.

In this episode, we discussed:

  • The most challenging thing about building a business. (3:20)
  • A clear brand identity is the key to success. (9:15)
  • Branding + online marketing = success in online training. (11:30)
  • How content creators can become successful with online courses. (13:02)
  • Why you should launch something you may be embarrassed by. (13:44)
  • 2 goals of any online learning course. (21:10)
  • The best way to plan out your online course. (22:30)
  • How and when to use Formative Assessments. (24:47)

Learn more about creating online courses and resources to help you get started.

095 How to Achieve All Your Goals with Michael Hyatt

095 How to Achieve All Your Goals with Michael Hyatt

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Want to make 2017 your best year ever? Of course you do. Who doesn’t? With the help of Michael Hyatt, we discuss key ways to achieve all of your goals within a year.

Michael Hyatt is an author, blogger, speaker, and the former chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers. He is the author of the book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Seller.  He is also the creator of 5 Days To Your Best Year Ever.

In this episode, we discussed:

  • The importance of goal setting in all aspects of life. (06:52)
  • 3 reasons why people give up on pursuing their goals. (10:00)
  • How to stay focused. (16:27)
  • Is there a good number of goals to set? (19:26)
  • 3 areas of life where we should set goals. (21:07)
  • 3 zones for setting goals: comfort zone, discomfort zone, and doubt zone. (30:57)
  • The keys to achieving a set goal. (33:45)
  • Reap the rewards of reaching your goal with two main ingredients: clarity and confidence. (41:04)

Learn more about Michael Hyatt and his upcoming events.

094 The Social Science Behind Public Speaking with the Author of Brainfluence, Roger Dooley

094 The Social Science Behind Public Speaking with the Author of Brainfluence, Roger Dooley

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Learn the art of persuasive speaking while connecting with your audience.

Roger Dooley is an author, international keynote speaker, and consultant. He is a recognized expert in the use of brain and behavior research to improve marketing, sales, and customer experience. You can check out his best-selling book Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing. Roger also writes the popular blog Neuromarketing, as well as the Brainy Marketing column at Forbes.com.

In this episode, we discussed:

  • The difference between influence and persuasion and how they work together. (01:47)
  • The 7 principles from author Robert Cialdini on how to win someone over with persuasion. (07:32)
    1. Liking – The importance of identifying things that you might have in common with a person. (08:27)
    2. Social Proof – It’s essential to demonstrate to your audience that others like you and your product. (12:01)
    3. Reciprocity – How to persuade someone to do something for you without any expectations. (14:03)
    4. Anchoring – The benefits of influencing your audience with numbers. (17:48)
    5. Flattery – How saying nice things about others can positively affect your performance. (19:58)
    6. Unity – How to establish the connection between you and your listeners. (27:18)
    7. Consistency – People will act consistently with you in accordance to the relationship they think they have with you. (33:51)

Learn more about Roger Dooley and his upcoming events.

You can also connect with Roger on Twitter.

Find out more about Robert Cialdini’s 7 Principles of Persuasion in his books Influence and Pre-suasion.

093 Search Engine Optimization for Speakers and Others Who Want Online Visibility with the Author of Duct Tape Marketing, John Jantsch

Search Engine Optimization for Speakers and Others Who Want Online Visibility with the Author of Duct Tape Marketing, John Jantsch

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When we suggest to increase your website’s visibility, we don’t mean to use neon colors and the largest fonts possible. With author and entrepreneur John Jantsch, we discuss:

  • Understanding today’s search engine optimization (04:37)
  • 3 things to know before you build a website. (07:19)
  • The 3 elements for building a successful web page: research, structure, and networking (15:25)
  • The difference between a landmark theme and a niche theme. (19:45)
  • The benefit of linking other website contents to your web page. (25:47)
  • How to recognize when you have reached the “critical mass stage”. (33:56)
  • Which direction to go in marketing your content. (50:36)

John Jantsch is a speaker and marketing consultant. As the founder of Duct Tape Marketing, John specializes in assisting small businesses to grow by installing predictable, repeatable marketing systems.

John is the author of the following marketing and business books: Duct Tape Marketing, Duct Tape Selling, The Commitment Engine, and most recently, SEO for Growth: The Ultimate Guide for Marketers, Web Designers, and Entrepreneurs.

Find out more about John Jantsch and his upcoming events.

You can also check find out more about John’s Blog and Duct Tape Marketing.

092 Price Matters Most When the Seller Thinks Price Matters Most with the author of Same Side Selling, Ian Altman

092 Price Matters Most When the Seller Thinks Price Matters Most with the author of Same Side Selling, Ian Altman

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Learn how to help your customers make the right decision and seal the deal, when price really matters the most, with Ian Altman.

Ian Altman is a multi-bestselling author, strategic advisor, and international keynote speaker. As a successful services and technology CEO for two decades, Ian draws on years of success and research on how customers make decisions.

Ian is also the host of the weekly podcast, Grow My Revenue Business Cart. His latest book, Same Side Selling, gives practical steps to break through sales barriers and turn confrontation into cooperation. In addition to Same Side Selling, Ian also wrote Upside-Down Selling and Same Side Improv.

In this episode, we discussed:

  • Making the transition from writing books to speaking professionally . (12:29)
  • Common problems that speakers make when trying to deliver value to their audience. (13:20)
  • How and when to raise your speaking fees. (18:06)
  • Why price matters most when the seller believes that price matters most. (28:52)
  • Building a successful online learning center. (38:58)

Find out more about Ian Altman and his upcoming events.

You can also connect with Ian on Twitter.

091 How to Make Memorization Easier

091 How to Make Memorization Easier

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An podcast listener asks about the correlation between memorization and movement.

When walking on a treadmill, our listener observes that he glances at the script much less often and feels “more connected to the material when moving at four miles per hour.”

Learn more about how the two are connected, if you are so inclined.

090 Joey Coleman on Learning Quickly and a Framework for Making your Case

90 Joey Coleman on Learning Quickly and a Framework for Making your Case

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Ready to influence your audience with a memorable presentation? Joey Coleman gives tips on how to lay the foundation for an unforgettable speech.

Joey Coleman is an award-winning speaker at national and international conferences. As a speaker, Joey works with businesses and individuals seeking to provide their clients with memorable experiences.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Core elements that should exist in every speech. (10:11) 
  • How to lay the ground work for making your case. (21:08)
  • How to connect with your audience with an element of wonder,both on and off the stage. (42:36)

Find out more about Joey Coleman and his upcoming events.

089 Marcus Sheridan on Leading Interactive Workshops and How He’s Killing It with Video Marketing

089 Marcus Sheridan on Leading Interactive Workshops and How He's Killing It with Video Marketing

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Want to take your content marketing to the next level? Learn tips from web marketing guru Marcus Sheridan.

Marcus Sheridan is a successful keynote speaker. He teaches companies on how to become the most trusted voice in their industry.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The difference between content marketing and video marketing. (3:51)
  • True or false – “If it’s not perfect, don’t publish it.” (12:48)
  • How to lead interactive workshops and connect with audiences. (28:29)

Find out more about Marcus Sheridan and his upcoming events.

088 How to Increase Sales Performance and Steal the Show During Pitches with Anthony Iannarino

088 How to Increase Sales Performance and Steal the Show During Pitches with Anthony Iannarino

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You sell boats.

Or maybe you don’t sell boats.

It doesn’t matter what you sell for the sake of this episode, but you certainly would love to increase your sales. International sales leader and author of a new book The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need Anthony Iannarino provides applicable tips to increase your performance.

Iannarino is a speaker, author, and entrepreneur. As a business leader, he is the managing director of B2B Sales Coach & Consultancy, a consulting firm focused on helping sales organizations grow.

In this episode we discuss how to:

  • Make the sale, achieve your objective, and be authentic the same time. (5:14)
  • Prepare for productive sales presentations. (22:55)
  • Identify what kind of personalities tend to be more successful in sales. (38:58)

Find out more about Anthony Iannarino and his upcoming events.

087 Nancy Duarte on How to Create and Deliver Epic Performances

087 Nancy Duarte on How to Create and Deliver Epic Performances

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Dream.

Leap.

Fight.

Climb.

Arrive.

This pulse of words beats through Nancy Duarte’s latest book, Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies, And Symbols. Co-written with Patty Sanchez, Illuminate inspires audiences all over the world by showcasing how great leaders create effective change.

Want to take your presentation to the next level? Listen in as Nancy Duarte focuses on the speech portions of her model, and she shares how to create and deliver epic performances.

Nancy Duarte is a communication expert. Her firm, Duarte, is the global leader behind some of the most influential visual messages in business and culture. In addition to Illuminate, Nancy is the author of Slide:ology and Resonate.

In this episode we discussed how to:

  • Understand and utilize the Three Act Structure: a winning presentation model for leaders and speakers. (2:00)
  • Turn a performance from good to epic with rehearsals. (26:46)
  • Use visual aids in your presentation. (41:33)

Find out more about Nancy Duarte and her upcoming events. Download Nancy’s Torchbearer Toolkit, a free presentation diagram and workshop, and a free copy of Nancy’s eBook: Slidedocs.

086 How to Have More Energy for Show Stealing Performances with Celebrity Trainer Todd Durkin

086 How to Have More Energy for Show Stealing Performances with Celebrity Trainer Todd Durkin

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Drop down and give me fifty reasons you can’t resist this episode.

Want to enhance your performance skills as a speaker?  Celebrity trainer Todd Durkin explains how.

Todd Durkin is an international recognized conditioning coach, motivational speaker, and author. Todd’s new book: The WOW Book includes 52 inspirational WOW stories and lessons designed to motivate and inspire your mind and spirit.

In this episode, we discussed how to:

  • Keep yourself motivated toward success, when you feel like “your day is dominating you.” (7:50)
  • Hold hold yourself accountable, effectively, each and every day. (14:01)
  • Take a particular word and apply it while performing in life’s high-stake situations. (33:12)

Find out more about Todd Durkin and his upcoming events.

As mentioned in this episode, sign up for Todd’s free weekly motivational text program.

You can also connect with Todd on Twitter and Facebook.

085 How to Facilitate Meetings, Design Conferences, and Moderate Panels with Past President of the NSA

085 How to Facilitate Meetings, Design Conferences, and Moderate Panels with Past President of the NSA

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Today, we feature a former president of the National Speakers Association, Kristin Arnold. A high-stakes meeting facilitator, conference designer, and professional panel moderator, Kristin is also the author of the award-winning book Boring To Bravo: Proven Presentation Techniques to Engage, Involve and Inspire Audiences to Action.

In this episode we discussed how to:

  • Facilitate meetings in high-stakes situations. (7:14)
  • Identify mistakes to avoid when designing conferences. (22:38)
  • Understand what makes a good panel moderator. (36:08)

Find out more about Kristin Arnold and receive a free video course for panel moderators.

084 How to Get Booked as a TEDx Speaker and Much More with Tamsen Webster (Executive Producer of TEDxCambridge)

084 How to Get Booked as a TEDx Speaker and Much More with Tamsen Webster (Executive Producer of TEDxCambridge)

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Ever wonder how people make it to the TED stage? Tamsen Webster, Executive Producer of TEDxCambridge, lets us know how others found themselves standing on the signature red circular area rug.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How TEDx speakers are chosen. (6:47)
  • Why you need to know the difference between topics and ideas. (22:54)
  • The 5 key elements of story structure. (30:15)

Find out more about Tamsen Webster and her upcoming events.

083 A Revolutionary New Experience in Public Speaking with Erik Wahl (World Famous Graffiti Artist and Celebrity Speaker)

083 A Revolutionary New Experience in Public Speaking with Erik Wahl (World Famous Graffiti Artist and Celebrity Speaker)

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Blast color in to your performance. Erik Wahl – world famous graffiti artist, celebrity speaker, and #1 bestselling business author – discusses a creative way to approach public speaking. Pulling from his experience as both a businessman and an artist, Erik has become one of the most sought-after corporate speakers today. By the end of this episode, you’ll want to grab your paintbrush…er, microphone…and discover new ways to engage your audience.

In this episode we discussed:

  • Unearth the artistic process of creating something out of nothing. (3:37)
  • Recognize the difference between winging a performance and creating a spontaneous performance. (7:28)
  • Identify cross-appropriating and how can it help your speaking. (28:41)
  • Understand the benefits of having a branded identity. (1:01:40)
  • Distinguish the connection between Erik’s paintings with live performances. (1:06:03)

Find out more about Erik Wahl and his book, Unthink.

082 Two Common Questions from Professional Speakers

082 Two Common Questions from Professional Speakers

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What if a company says: “You can only do this speech for our company,” or “We need your slides months before the event.” This episode answers these two questions from professional speakers.

081 Investment Performance: How to Retire Like a Star – Featuring Industry Great, Paul Merriman

081 Investment Performance: How to Retire Like a Star - Featuring Industry Great, Paul Merriman - Steal the show podcast

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Want to have a very comfortable retirement? Listen in as Paul Merriman discusses the essentials of a great investment.

Paul Merriman is a nationally recognized authority on mutual funds, index investing, asset allocation and both buy-and-hold and active management strategies.

In this episode we discussed:

  • How to choose the best investment advisor. (6:03)
  • How to manage your own retirement portfolio. (15:37)
  • How to calculate your savings for a comfortable retirement. (27:17)
  • The benefits of a three-fund portfolio. (54:30)

You can email Paul Merriman and find out more about his upcoming events.

Paul is also the author of the following books:

Also mentioned this episode was the book The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money.

080 The Former President of Starbucks Shares His Secrets for Stealing the Show

080 The Former President of Starbucks Shares His Secrets for Stealing the Show

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Want to know how Starbucks became a model of success? Listen in as the former president of Starbucks, Howard Behar, shares his secrets for stealing the show.

Howard Behar is a renowned business leader, author, speaker, and mentor. He retired, after 21 years, from Starbucks Coffee, where he led domestic business as the president of North America. He was also the founding president of Starbucks International.

Howard is the co-author of two books on leadership: It’s Not About The Coffee, and the newly released The Magic Cup.

In this episode we discussed:

  • The importance of being an influential leader. (2:43)
  • Building trust quickly and authentically. (4:35)
  • How to prepare for professional and personal high stake conversations. (8:40)
  • How to decide which stories to use to best illustrate your point. (12:36)
  • How to adapt to role changes in your life and career. (23:56)
  • The difference between working for results vs. working for approval. (30:36)

You can email Howard Behar and find out more about his books and upcoming events.

079 How to Make a Decision

079 How to Make a Decision

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Why is it so hard to make a decision sometimes? This episode highlights what to do to guarantee success in your personal and professional life.

078 Mark Bowden on Winning Body Language (Michael’s Favorite Episode)

078 Mark Bowden on Winning Body Language (Michael's Favorite Episode)

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Want to communicate with impact? Listen in as Mark Bowden discusses how to do so with winning body language.

Mark Bowden is an expert in human behavior and body language. He is the creator of TRUTHPLANE®, a training company that uses a unique methodology to teach people to communicate with impact.

Mark’s publications include the bestselling Winning Body Language, Winning Body Language for Sales Professionals, and Tame the Primitive Brain: 28 Ways in 28 Days to Manage the Most Impulsive Behaviors at Work.

In this episode we discussed:

  • How to create a compelling visual presentation with your body language. (5:02)
  • Authenticity vs. inauthenticity – the different impacts they can have on audiences. (19:31)
  • The creation of TRUTHPLANE®. (37:44)
  • How breathing can influence your presentation. (43:54)
  • The importance of “Yes, and…” in your personal and professional interactions. (52:27)

Find out more about Mark Bowden and his company TRUTHPLANE®.

077 Tucker Max on How to Write a Book Without Writing

077 Tucker Max on How to Write a Book Without Writing

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Can you publish a book without writing it? Listen in as Tucker Max, New York Times bestselling author, explains how it can be done.

Tucker Max is the co-founder and CEO of Book in A Box, a company that has turned book writing and publishing into a service.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The difference between using a ghostwriter and the  Book in a Box method. (27:22)
  • What matters most when it comes to writing a non-fiction book. (33:42)
  • How to decide if you have a book worth writing. (41:24)

Find out more about Tucker Max and receive a free PDF copy of his latest book: The Book In A Box Method: The New Way to Quickly and Easily Write Your Book (Even if You’re Not a Writer).

076 Thom Singer Part 2: Tips and Techniques for Being a Master of Ceremony

076 Thom Singer Part 2: Tips and Techniques for Being a Master of Ceremony

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This is Part 2 of my interview with Thom Singer. Listen in as he shares tips and techniques for becoming a successful master of ceremony.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Main responsibilities of a master of ceremony. (2:30)
  • 3 ways to better connect with your audience. (20:00)

Find out more about Thom Singer, his Conference Catalyst Program and his podcast “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do“.

Listen to Part 1 when Thom talks about building a successful network.

075 Thom Singer Part 1: Conference Networking Techniques and Attendee Experience

075 Thom Singer Part 1: Conference Networking Techniques and Attendee Experience

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Want to conquer the fear of networking in a large crowd?  Listen in as keynote speaker Thom Singer discusses how to build a successful network.

Thom Singer is a professional master of ceremonies, motivational keynote speaker, and the host of the popular “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” Podcast.

In this episode we discussed:

  • 2 tips on conquering the fear of networking in a large crowd. (2:34)
  • How to create a mutual connection by listening. (11:19)
  • The benefits of using social media to stay connected with your attendees before, during, and after the conference. (20:51)
  • The importance of following up with your networking connections. (30:49)

Find out more about Thom Singer and his Conference Catalyst Program.

074 How to Master Virtual Conversations (Skype, Conference Calls, etc.) with Facilitator Stacey Hanke

074 How to Master Virtual Conversations (Skype, Conference Calls, etc.) with Facilitator Stacey Hanke

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**Disclaimer: The audio on our guest’s end is horrible. However, the content is fantastic and worth listening to. Please don’t write in to comment about the audio quality–we already know.***

Want to feel more confident on your conference calls or Skype business calls?  Listen in as Stacey Hanke shares key points on how to master virtual conversations.

Stacey Hanke is co-author of the book, “Yes You Can!: Everything You Need From A To Z To Influence Others To Take Action.”

Throughout her career, Stacey trained over 15,000 people on how to enhance their influence, conquer public speaking fears, rid themselves of bad body language habits and choose words wisely.

In this episode we discussed:

  • How to be a better communicator in virtual conversations, webinars, etc. (6:32)
  • 3 ideas to improve your next virtual conversation. (8:36)
  • The importance of establishing ground rules at the beginning of each virtual meeting. (12:01)
  • How to boost your performance in a one-on-one or small group interaction if you’re not a high energy person. (17:16)
  • The advantages of audio and video taping yourself during virtual conversations. (22:15)
Find out more about Stacey Hanke and her upcoming projects.

073 The Most Important Questions to Ask in Any Conversation with Author Michael Bungay Stanier

073 The Most Important Questions to Ask in Any Conversation with Author Michael Bungay Stanier

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Listen in as author Michael Bungay Stanier and I discuss the most important questions to ask in any conversation.

Michael Bungay Stanier is the Founder and Senior Partner of Box of Crayons. Their focus is to help time-crunched managers coach their teams in 10 minutes or less.

Michael is also the author of a number of books, including: “The Coaching Habit” and “Do More Great Work.” However, the one he’s most proud of is “End Malaria,” a collection of articles about great work from thought leaders, which raised about $400,000 for “Malaria No More” and reached #2 on Amazon.com.

In this episode we discussed:

  • How to empower your audience by giving them control. (8:10)
  • Why sometimes we need to hold off on advice-giving. (12:02)
  • The importance of giving people the opportunity ask questions. (15:17)
  • The balance between giving advice and asking thought-provoking questions. (18:43)
  • Michael Bungay Stanier’s two useful phrases when offering advice. (19:47)
  • The two questions you can ask your audience, to help them reflect on the value of your teaching. (36:00)
  • How 10-minute coaching conversations can benefit all involved. (41:35)
  • Why it’s difficult to kick a bad habit, and a “new habit formula.” (55:04)

Find our more about Michael Bungay Stanier and his organization Box of Crayons.

072 Adam Grant vs. Brené Brown: What is Authenticity?

072 Adam Grant vs. Brené Brown: What is Authenticity?

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Recently Adam Grant wrote an article “Unless You’re Oprah, ‘Be Yourself’ Is Terrible Advice.” We analyze how Adam Grant and Brené Brown regard authenticity, and the role it plays in our everyday lives.

Adam Grant is a professor of management and psychology at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the also the author of two #1 New York Times Bestsellers: “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move The World” and “Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success.”

Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.  She is also the author of three #1 New York Times Bestsellers: “Rising Strong,” “Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead,” and “The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.”

Articles referred in this episode:

Adam Grant: “Unless You’re Oprah, ‘Be Yourself’ Is Terrible Advice.

Brené Brown: “My Response to the Adam Grant’s New York Times Op-ed: Unless You’re Oprah, ‘Be Yourself’ Is Terrible Advice.”

071 Twenty-Nine Things NOT to Do When Giving a Speech

071 Twenty-Nine Things NOT to Do When Giving a Speech

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Get ready to fearlessly step on stage in front of an audience. This episode highlights 29 things NOT to do when giving a speech.

  1. “Let’s get started” (2:29)
  2. “Housekeeping” (3:04)
  3. “Happy to be here” (3:50)
  4. “Center stage” (4:49)
  5. “Great question” (5:52)
  6. “Wandering” (7:02)
  7. “Looking down” (8:30)
  8. “Sideways” (11:12)
  9. “Stand and land” (12:18)
  10. “Podium” (14:33)
  11. “Slow Down” (15:39)
  12. “Weak language” (17:17)
  13. “Can I tell you a story?” (18:12)
  14. “Details” (19:20)
  15. “Story teller voice” (21:16)
  16. “Unpack it” (22:31)
  17. “Flip your hair” (23:11)
  18. “Touch the mic” (24:27)
  19. “Curse” (25:11)
  20. “Point” (26:40)
  21. “Apologize” (28:10)
  22. “Sit back on your heels” (29:19)
  23. “Get off the stage” (30:02)
  24. “Speak to one section or a person” (30:38)
  25. “Turn your back on the audience” (31:05)
  26. “Overact” (32:15)
  27. “Run away” (32:58)
  28. “Touch yourself” (33:27)
  29. “Break the rules” (33:58)

070 The Business of Speaking for Women, Business Models for Speakers, and much more with Neen James

070 The Business of Speaking for Woman, Business Models for Speakers, and much more with Neen James

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Tips on how to price your speaking fee; and how to use social media for your business. Neen James and I also discuss the rewards and the challenges of being a woman professional speaker.

Neen is a published author of eight books, including “Folding Time.” Her latest book, “Attention Pays: Creating Moments That Matter,” is all about focusing on what’s important in our lives so we can create those moments that matter.

In this episode we discussed:

  • When and how to address “the elephant” in the room. (3:27)
  • Finding the balance between building relationships and nurturing financial goals. (10:50)
  • How to determine the right price for your speaking fees. (20:29)
  • How to make the most of your uniqueness as a woman speaker. (24:19)
  • The best ways to use different social media platforms for your business. (27:41)
  • Why you should stay in contact with your clients through “systemized thoughtfulness.” (38:31)
  • Neen James explains how she got started in the business speaking industry. (56:17)

Find out more about Neen James and her upcoming projects.

069 Bob Burg on How Being a Better Performer Makes You a Better Leader and Go-Giver

069 Bob Burg on How Being a Better Performer Makes You a Better Leader and Go-Giver

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How to distinguish yourself as a business person, and have effective leadership – Bob Burg joins me in the discussion.

Bob Burg speaks for corporations and associations internationally, including fortune 500 companies, franchises, and numerous direct sales organizations.

Bob was best known for his book “Endless Referrals,” but over the past few years it’s his business parable, “The Go-Giver” (coauthored with John David Mann) that has captured the imagination of his readers. You should also check out his most recent release “The Go-Giver Leader.”

In this episode we discussed:

  • Tips on successful selling – “The Go-Giver” style. (8:58)
  • How to distinguish yourself in today’s competitive marketplace. (14:39)
  • 5 Elements of Value: Excellence, Consistency, Attention, Empathy, and Appreciation. (15:43)
  • How to influence others – “pushing” or “pulling.” (32:52)
  • How to find and keep the right mentor. (40:43)

Find out more about The Go-Giver, The Go-Giver Leader, and The Go-Giver Podcast.

068 Scott Stratten – Confidence, Delivery, and Marketing for Speakers

068 Scott Stratten - Confidence, Delivery, and Marketing for Speakers

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Scott Stratten and I discussed what NOT to do while marketing on social media; and the best ways to capture your audience’s attention.

Scott Stratten is the President of Un-Marketing. He is an expert in Viral, Social, and Authentic Marketing which he calls Un-Marketing. Formerly a music industry marketer, national sales training manager and a Professor at the Sheridan College School of Business, he ran his “UnAgency” for a nearly a decade before solely focusing on speaking at events for companies like PepsiCo, Adobe, and Red Cross when they need help guiding their way through the viral/social media and relationship marketing landscape.

Scott now has over 175,000 Twitter followers and was named one of the top 5 social media influencers in the world on Forbes. He has written four best-selling business books, the newest being “UnSelling: The New Customer Experience,” which was just named “Sales Book of the Year” by 1-800-CEOREAD.

In this episode we discussed:

  • What captures your audience’s attention. (09:54)
  • Biggest mistakes people make while marketing on social media. (11:21)
  • The correct way to use social media groups to your advantage. (17:19)
  • How to choose the right members for your social media group. (21:21)
  • Why you should always be yourself on and off the stage. (37:13)
  • Effective speech delivery. (42:45)
  • The benefit of getting feedback from others. (45:06)

Find out more about Scott Stratten and his upcoming projects.

067 Creative Path to Successful Speaking with Mitch Joel

067 Creative Path to Successful Speaking with Mitch Joel

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Mitch Joel is an author, blogger, podcaster, and passionate speaker. He connects with people worldwide by sharing his innovation insights on digital marketing and business transformation. In addition to being the president of Mirum, a digital marketing agency, he is also the host of the podcast, Grove.

In this episode we discussed:

  • The different reasons why people become public speakers. (6:36)
  • Ways to reduce anxiety for speakers. (21:08)
  • Why professional speaking is a performance, not a presentation. (25:07)
  • The importance of adapting your speech to different audiences. (27:14)
  • Should your book topics be the same as your speaking topics? (36:44)

Find out more about Mitch Joel and his upcoming projects.

Mitch’s books, “Six Pixels of Separation” and “Ctrl Alt Delete” are both business best sellers. His next book, “Algorithm,” will creatively examine the future of business by blending data and creativity.

066 The Answer to the Question I’m asked Most Often

066 The Answer to the Question I'm asked Most Often

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What’s your biggest fear? In this episode I share my personal fear, how I overcame, and tips on how you can conquer yours.

  • The fear of rejection. (2:36)
  • The danger of living your life to get approval from others. (7:00)
  • My biggest fear and what I did to overcome. (13:35)

Encourage others by expressing your thoughts about your current fears, or the fears you have overcome on my Facebook page.

065 The Easiest Way to Demonstrate Credibility

065 The Easiest Way to Demonstrate Credibility

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Want to have a powerful bio to demonstrate credibility? What to do and what to avoid!

  • Why an effective bio should be short and simple.
  • How made-up credentials hinders your credibility.

064 What’s Important and What’s not as a Performer

What’s Important and What’s not as a Performer

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This episode highlights some key points from the Heroic Public Speaking Live Event on how you can improve as a performer and public speaker.

  • Why you don’t have to be an entertainer to be a performer. (2:19)
  • There is not one way to perform. (3:02)
  • What to do when you have a hard time connecting with your audience. (8:30)

063 Hug Your Haters – with Jay Baer

063 Hug Your Haters with Jay Baer

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Want to know how you can use customer complaints to strengthen your business? Listen in as Jay Baer explains the best way to talk to “haters” on social media.

Jay is a business strategist, and the founder of the strategy consulting firm, Convince and Convert.

Jay is also a New York Times best-selling author of five books. His latest book, “Hug Your Haters” helps businesses understand how to deal with unsatisfied customers, especially on social media.

In this episode we discussed:

  • Why instead of avoiding “haters,” you should connect with them. (2:38)
  • How negative feedback can make you a better speaker. (3:07)
  • The dangers of ignoring customer complaints online. (8:21)
  • The “Hug Your Haters Formula.” (11:53)
  • Why you should NEVER reply to a customer’s negative comment more than twice online. (12:38)
  • How to spend the appropriate amount of time and resources when responding to customers. (14:05)
  • How to avoid an argument when someone’s complaint is aggressive. (23:11)
  • Why empathy for your customers is important. (26:00)
  • How to manage your feelings when facing criticism, and a touching story you have to hear. (23:11)

Find out more about Jay Baer and his book Hug Your Haters.

062 Crushing Your Biggest Goal in 100 Days with Legendary Host of Entrepreneur On Fire, John Lee Dumas

062 Crushing Your Biggest Goal in 100 Days with Legendary Host of Entrepreneur On Fire, John Lee Dumas

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Want to crush your biggest goal in 100 days? Listen in as Legendary host of Entrepreneur On Fire, John Lee Dumas discusses how you can do just that.

John Lee Dumas is the founder and host of the Podcast “Entrepreneur on Fire.” John has interviewed over 1200 entrepreneurs and his Podcast generates over one million monthly listeners.

John’s latest project is The Freedom Journal. It is designed to guide you in setting and accomplishing your number one goal in  100 days.

In this episode we discussed:

  • The magic potion for entrepreneurial success. (1:02)
  • Why people have trouble achieving their goals. (2:13)
  • 5 important attributes of a SMART goal. (2:51)
  • Identifying the one big domino in your life to start your goal. (6:31)
  • How John accomplished his goal in 100 days. (7:22)
  • The benefit of having accountability partners. (9:27)
  • Resources provided from The Freedom Journal that can help you reach your goal. (12:38)
  • Traditional publishing vs self-publishing. (21:13)
  • What if your fear is greater than your desire. (22:39)

You can check out John at Entrepreneur on Fire, and The Freedom Journal.

061 Getting Booked to Speak (Two Podcasts in One: Michael Port and Grant Baldwin)

061 Getting Booked to Speak (Two Podcasts in One: Michael Port and Grant Baldwin)

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Want to know the secrets to getting booked to speak? Listen in as Grant Baldwin and I unite our two podcasts in one to show you how to be a successful speaker.

Grant Baldwin is a motivational speaker. He has given thousands of presentations in conferences, assemblies, conventions and other events all over the country.

Grant will be one of the panel experts on a pre-conference day at the upcoming Heroic Public Speaking Live.

In this episode, we discussed:

  • What Grant finds rewarding about public speaking. (4:26)
  • How Michael transitioned from acting to speaking. (6:13)
  • How confidence plays a key role in the success of your speaking career. (8:00)
  • Why it’s critical for the show to go on when unscripted situations happen during your speech. (9:22)
  • How finding the balance between preparation and improvisation plays a vital role to your success on stage as a speaker. (9:35)
  • Why you want to pay attention to not only the speaking side but also the business side of building your legacy. (11:41)
  • How Grant transitioned to public speaking. (14:43)
  • How to build relationships with decision makers in your target speaking industry. (16:38)
  • How Grant used Google to search for potential clients. (24:18)
  • 3 reasons why knowing your niche is important. (31:04)
  • Why you should not be afraid to use the same speaking material for certain clients. (39:21)
  • Why Michael views speaking as a performance. (41:43)
  • What you need to look out for in your event space, so that your speech is not effected. (56:00)
  • Why rehearsal time is vital before a speaking performance. (57:21)
  • How Michael dealt with a heckler in his audience. (1:03:14)

Find out more about Grant Baldwin and his Speaker Lab Podcast.

060 Hacking Your Way into Pro Speaking and Making Big Money Self-Publishing Books – with Mike Michalowicz

060 Hacking Your Way into Pro Speaking and Making Big Money Self-Publishing Books with Mike Michalowicz

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Want to learn how to hack your way into pro public speaking and make big money self-publishing books? Listen in as I interview Mike Michalowicz. He is a former MSNBC business makeover expert, and is currently a popular keynote speaker on innovative entrepreneurial topics.

Mike will be one of the panel experts at the upcoming Heroic Public Speaking Live 2016.

In this episode, we discussed:

  • Mike’s revenue from speaking, book sales, and other sources. (5:44)
  • The majority of authors hardly make any money from book sales. (6:35)
  • What Mike learned from Tim Ferriss about successfully selling books. (8:06)
  • How publishers decide who they would work with. (11:06)
  • 4 necessary things needed to have success as an author and a public speaker. (12:17)
  • Why Mike choose to self-publish and what kind of writing style is more popular. (17:00)
  • Should you do your own read for your audio book, and how to make the reading easier and authentic. (19:00)
  • Why you want to have “evergreen” success after the initial book launch. (26:03)
  • How Mike got started making money speaking. (32:40)
  • Mistakes business owners make while communicating with clients. (39:00)
  • How Mike transitioned to speak in larger platforms. (45:00)
  • Mike’s experience with bureaus and agencies. (51:49)
  • When and how to increase your fees. (53:28)

Mike Michalowicz is an author, entrepreneur, and lecturer. He wrote “Profit First“, “The Pumpkin Plan,” and “The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur.”

You can connect with Mike Michalowicz and find out more about his upcoming events.

059 You Can be Funny: Award Winning Comedian Ron Tite Shares Secrets of the Comedy Masters

059 You Can be Funny: Award Winning Comedian Ron Tite Shares Secrets of the Comedy Masters

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Want to know what makes someone funny, and how you can be funnier? Listen in as Award Winning Comedian Ron Tite shares secrets of the comedy masters on humor and public speaking.

Ron Tite has been an award winning advertising writer and creative director for some of the world’s most respected brands, including Air France, Evian, Fidelity, Hershey, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Intel, Microsoft, Volvo, and many others. He is founder and CEO of The Tite Group, executive producer and host of the Canadian award-winning show Monkey Toast. Ron is also a featured marketing expert on the new Mark Burnett produced business reality show, Dream Funded.

Ron’s upcoming book, “Everyone’s An Artist (Or At Least They Should Be),” will be published by HarperCollins in the spring of 2016.

Ron will be leading a special session on “How Everyone’s a Comedian (or at least they should be)” at the upcoming Heroic Public Speaking Live 2016.

In this episode, we discussed:

  • How to balance preparation and improvisation when you try to bring humor to some performance. (4:18)
  • How famous comedians find their “funny.” (8:02)
  • How to use “contrast” and humor to keep your audience engaged. (10:34)
  • Humor techniques of famous comedians, Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy and Dennis Miller. (13:19)
  • How rehearsals can actually add authenticity to your speech. (16:43)
  • Why humor matters in a performance, even if you plan to deliver serious content. (21:45)
  • How to use appropriate humor for your audience. (26:00)
  • The importance of timing when delivering punchlines in a speech. (36:09)
  • How to find the balance between being funny and being relevant in your speech. (51:25)

Find out more about Ron Tite and the Content Marketing Agency.

You can also connect with Ron on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

058 Speaker Agent Spills the Beans about What it Takes to Succeed as a Professional Speaker

058 Speaker Agent Spills the Beans about What it Takes to Succeed as a Professional Speaker

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Would you like to know what it takes to succeed as a professional speaker? Listen in as speaker agent Christa Haberstock shares industry insider secrets.

Christa Haberstock manages, consults, and represents a cadre of world class talent at the See Agency. It’s the industry’s fastest growing speaker management outfit. Prior to that, as vice president and top producer at a speaker’s bureau, Christa booked over $1 million dollars of talent annually into corporate and association events.

Christa will be one of the panel experts at the upcoming Heroic Public Speaking Live 2016.

In this episode, we discussed:

  • The difference between “speakers bureau” and “speaker management agency.” (6:46)
  • How management agencies help with speakers’ brand development. (8:35)
  • How agencies decide to bring a speaker on, even when they are not as experienced. (10:08)
  • What to do when you’re thrown curveballs during your speech. (21:06)
  • Why you should respect the event organizer and their time. (24:03)
  • Topic, platform, skill and professionalism – which one is more important to succeed as a professional speaker. (29:25)
  • 3 critical things that help speakers get more business – Video, Website and Testimonials. (33:04)
  • What you  need in your demo videos to increase your chance to get booked. (38:14)
  • Do you have to be an author to succeed as a professional speaker? (40:23)
  • How a genuine speaker can make a lasting impression on an audience. (45:00)

You can learn more about Christa Haberstock and the consulting services offered at the See Agency.

Read the Velvet Chainsaw report on “Conference Organizers Top 15 Professional Speaker Pet Peeves.

057 Seth Godin on Public Speaking and Performing During High Stakes Situations

057 Seth Godin on Public Speaking and Performing During High Stakes Situations

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Seth Godin is the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world, and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership, and most of all, changing everything. His newest book, What To Do When It’s Your Turn, is already a bestseller.

You can connect with Seth Godin and find out more about his daily blog and his bestseller books.

“Most of the important stuff we do happens in moments, when we don’t think it’s high stakes, but other people do.” – Seth Godin

  • Why we sometimes screw up high stakes situations. (2:47)
  • The truth and myth about true authenticity (3:43)
  • If approval is the result you are seeking, you might be confused. (6:39)
  • What it takes to have major achievement in life, business and leadership. (9:37)
  • Why mistakes or “productive errors” are not only unavoidable, they are essential. (12:39)
  • Seth Godin’s view on changing people’s lives with books and speaking. (16:46)
  • What to do when there are different levels of receptivity in the audience. (22:07)
  • Why it’s not possible to please everyone. (24:01)
  • How to rehearse – what Seth Godin recommends for speakers. (26:33)
  • How to persuade others in high stakes situations (33:16)
  • How to deal with fear in public speaking. (35:41)

056 Award Winning Professor on the Science Behind Deciphering Non-Verbal Cues and Performing in High Stress Situations

056 Award Winning Professor on the Science Behind Deciphering Non-Verbal Cues and Performing in High Stress Situations

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Would you like to learn the science behind deciphering non-verbal cues and performing in high stress situations? Listen in as Award Winning Professor Michael Bernstein discusses how you can improve your communication skills with non-verbal cues.

Michael Bernstein is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Penn State Abington. He received a National Science Foundation grant, and won several Penn State accolades, such as the Faculty Senate Scholar award, Faculty Senate Outstanding Teaching award, and the Public Scholar award.

Michael is also published and cited widely in psychology journals. He consults for Procter & Gamble and many other cooperate and non-profit organizations. He is the co-director and co-founder of ACCESS, which connects businesses and communities with faculty and student researchers.

You can email Michael Bernstein and learn more about his work and his organization ACCESS.

  • What is non-verbal communication. (1:40)
  • Why understanding non-verbal cues can be very important. (9:43)
  • What to do when you assume your message is not well received, judging by your audience’s body language. (13:00)
  • How to overcome objections and get audience buy-in. (15:42)
  • Why rejections can be difficult, and how can you learn to handle it. (19:06)
  • How to let go the “Impostor Syndrome” and perform with confidence. (26:46)
  • The difference between the performance voice and the conversation voice. (36:47)
  • How to naturally pick up on non-verbal cues from your audience. (55:28)
  • How you can use non-verbals in your speech effectively. (1:10:42)

055 Unlock Erotic Intelligence in the Bedroom and the Boardroom with Esther Perel

055 Unlock Erotic Intelligence in the Bedroom and the Boardroom with Esther Perel

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Want to learn how to unlock erotic intelligence in the bedroom and the boardroom? Listen in as I interview Esther Perel, who is an author and a couples therapist. She has been recognized as one of the world’s most original and insightful thinkers about couples, sexuality, and the peculiar paradoxes found in modern marriage.

Esther Perel wrote her first groundbreaking book called, “Mating in Captivity,” which introduced Americans to the inherent conflict between emotionally safe but boring intimacy, and thrilling but potentially risky eroticism, love, and lust.  She’s currently at work on her new book, “The State of Affairs: Cheating in the Age of Transparency.”

The New York Times, in a cover story, named Esther the most important game-changer on sexuality and relationships since doctor Ruth, and her two critically-acclaimed TED talks have reached almost 10 million viewers. And she’s been a guest on many radio and TV programs, including Oprah, the Today Show, and the Colbert Report.

Find out more about Esther Perel and her online relationship workshops and courses.

“In a relationship, there is often a tension between one person who is more in touch with the fear of losing the other, and one person who is more in touch with the fear of losing themselves. Some of us are more afraid of abandonment but some of us are more afraid of being obliterated.” – Esther Perel

“Seduction is that you make people want to be with you. You make people enjoy themselves in your presence. It’s not just that they enjoy you, it’s that they enjoy themselves with you.” – Esther Perel

  • The cause of performance anxiety in the bedroom. (4:00)
  • Why people have little understanding about their roles in intimacy and how to learn about it. (6:10)
  • Attraction + obstacle = excitement – an important equation for relationships in the bedroom and in the boardroom. (13:16)
  • How you can keep the erotic equation alive in a relationship when you already know you are committed to each other for life. (13:32)
  • How to go after what you want with more assertiveness. (16:52)
  • How the fundamental improvisation technique of “Yes, and” can be used in the boardroom and bedroom to help move your life forward. (23:23)
  • How do you know when the fit is not right, at work or in a relationship, and it’s time to leave. (28:09)
  • Do you tend to care so much and take too much responsibility? (29.54)
  • How to end a business and personal relationship. (33:07)
  • The paradox of life – security and adventure, and how it applies to your speaking. (40:24)
  • What you can do today in your relationship to create something actionable. (43:48)

Connect with Esther Perel on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Esther’s Ted talks:

The secret to desire in a long-term relationship

Rethinking infidelity … a talk for anyone who has ever loved

054 Finding Your Voice and Overcoming Resistance with Artistic Director Melissa Friedman

054 Finding Your Voice and Overcoming Resistance with Artistic Director Melissa Friedman

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Want to know how someone young or old can change how they behave, interact, collaborate, and even transform their lives as a result of learning performance skills? Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Epic Theatre Ensemble, Melissa Friedman will show you how to find your voice in an inventive way.

As an actor, Melissa has performed in numerous Epic Off-Broadway productions including Hannah and Martin, Einstein’s Gift, and A Hard Heart. As a Director, her credits include 13 Shakespeare remix productions for which, on behalf of Epic, she received the 2009 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House.

You can learn more about upcoming productions and events at Epic Theatre Ensemble.

  • How the theatre has the power for social change and transformation. (3:09,5:06)
  • What arts education teaches us that we maybe can’t learn from other subjects (5:45)
  • The different tools that we have, as performers, that allow for possible change. (6:56)
  • The phrase “I have stage fright” and the process of overcoming it. (7:46)
  • Moments to display courage when you are fearful on the stage. (10:25)
  • How to handle the fear of your peers laughing at you or the fear from receiving immediate negative feedback from others. (12:18, 12:53)
  • The benefit of having a full commitment to your speech or performance. (13:35)
  • How stage fright and fear can stem from being too focused on yourself – Where should your focus be redirected. (14:47)
  • Why is authenticity important in a public speech. (18:02, 19:29, 20:45, 21:11)
  • How your speech changes and improves when you pursue objectives for others. (23:40)
  • The importance of having “control” over the room to the best of your ability during your speech. (27:11)
  • Understanding balance between rehearsal and improvisation. (36:15)
  • How much rehearsal is necessary so that you can be in the moment and be spontaneous and authentic. (39:39)
  • “Amateurs rehearse until they get it right, professionals rehearse until they can’t get it wrong.” (40:01)

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053 Celebrity Voice Coach Ursula Meyer on How to Project a Powerful Presence with Your Voice

053 Celebrity Voice Coach Ursula Meyer on How to Project a Powerful Presence with Your Voice

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Would you like to captivate an audience with a confident and persuasive speech? Listen in as Celebrity Voice Coach Ursula Meyer discusses how you can use your voice to attract and hold the attention of your audience.

Ursula Meyer has been a voice coach for 30 years. She has taught at the Yale School of Drama and she’s currently teaching at UC San Diego. Ursula has coached voice, speech and accents extensively in regional theatres around the country. She has also taught voice for 15 seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Ursula has had the privilege of training and coaching actors such as Paul Giamatti, Blair Underwood, Liev Schreiber, Richard Thomas and Sanaa Lathan.

As mentioned in the episode, Ursula will also be at the Heroic Public Speaking live event in February teaching voice lessons.

“No speech really should be a monologue. It’s a dialogue where they are thinking and responding with the way they are leaning forward or back or breathing with you, that they are conversing with you.” – Ursula Meyer

  • What actors understand about voice that normal people don’t. (4:04)
  • Two Aspects of the Voice – Psychological and Technical. (8:12)
  • The effects of stress on your vocal cords. (11:03)
  • What you should do when you run out of breath while you are speaking. (16:39)
  • The power of pause – how to properly give your audience space to hear what you are saying. (20:48)
  • How you can influence how people feel with the way you speak. (23:03, 25:32)
  • The “gibberish game” and how it can help improve your speaking. (31:36)
  • What it means to earn the pause. (35:22)
  • How to improve on breathing from a technical perspective. (40:13)
  • How Ursula worked through a vocal challenge in her life and what she learned from it in the process. (56:45)

052 Part II: (Hysterical) More Jordan, Host of Art of Charm – How His Stolen Toilet Seat Ended up on NBC Nightly News

052 Part II: (Hysterical) More Jordan, Host of Art of Charm - How His Stolen Toilet Seat Ended up on NBC Nightly News

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What do you do when your toilet seat from Asia gets stolen? Jordan Harbinger, co-founder of The Art of Charm enlightens you on how he handled this unfortunate mishap.

Jordan Harbinger is also the host of the Art of Charm, one of the most popular podcasts in the world with over two million downloads, every single month. The Art of Charm has been covered by Forbes, NPR, the Today Show, Esquire Magazine, Saturday Night Live, and MSNBC.

Listen to Part I when Jordan talks about authentic networking. 

051 Host of Art of Charm, Jordan Harbinger, on Authentic Performance in Networking and More… (Part I)

051 Host of Art of Charm, Jordan Harbinger, on Authentic Performance in Networking and More... (Part I)

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Would you like to polish up on your networking performance skills? Listen in as the Host of Art of Charm, Jordan Harbinger, discusses ways in which you can make an authentic connection with others at your next networking event.

Jordan Harbinger is the co-founder of the Art of Charm, and the host of the Art of Charm, one of the most popular podcasts in the world with over two million downloads, every single month. The Art of Charm has been covered by Forbes, NPR, the Today Show, Esquire Magazine, Saturday Night Live, and MSNBC.

Also check out the blog, Translating Non-Verbal Communication Feedback, as mentioned in this episode.

  • Why it’s best to work with a coach even if you think you might be a “natural” in that area. (3:14)
  • “Unlearning stuff is so hard, that you might as well learn the right way before you’re thrusted into the limelight – Jordan Harbinger”
  • The difference between being a good podcast host and a good speaker. (6:25)
  • Tips for conducting a great podcast interview. (7:02)
  • How to be authentic and charming. (12:00)
  • The right way to achieve your objectives without being manipulative. (18:47)
  • How Jordan learned to network with new people in his younger years (27:00)
  • “You can either feel good and superior and above everybody else, or you can learn fast – Jordan Harbinger”
  • How Jordan’s extensive travel and learning of languages helped him make connections to people. (31:00)
  • Why you want to say “YES” to opportunities, and how to say it. (37:31)
  • What to do in networking event, especially if you don’t care for small talk (43:42)
  • Why putting friendships and relationships over immediate business needs is very important. (48:01)
  • Should we choose friends based on people we would do business with. (49:50)
  • What makes a great guest on a podcast, and do those qualities also make them successful professionally, or they be two different things. (53:14)

Don’t forget to check out his hysterical story on the stolen toilet seat in Part II of the interview.

050 On-Camera Techniques for the NON-actor – with Director Dan Cordle

050 On-Camera Techniques for the NON-actor with Director Dan Cordle

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Want to know how to look awesome on camera for your promotional videos, Skype conversations, Periscope, Blab, YouTube videos, or live streaming? Dan Cordle is the founder of The Film Practice and Scribe Films, and the director of the Chekhov Film Project. He’s taught improvisation for nine years at NYU’s graduate acting program, including his one-of-a-kind course, Improvisation for the Camera. Dan is also a teacher for Heroic Public Speaking. Listen to the Interview with Dan Cordle and learn on-camera techniques from professional actors. Come see us in the next live event!

  • Tips for looking awesome like a professional actor on camera [3:29, 16:11, 30:35]
  • How “cross training” can benefit public speakers [6:23]
  • How to rehearse your speech without losing spontaneity [7:53]
  • The Perfect Speech: How to Get it “Right” [9:14]
  • The difference between speaking on stage and speaking on camera [12:09; 57:27]
  • How to speak and connect to your audience on camera [16:55]
  • Tips for overcoming camera fright and putting yourself out there [18:10; 44:58; 55:37]
  • How to give an authentic performance on stage or on camera [26:33; 45:27]
  • How to influence an audience and achieve your objectives [30:00]
  • How to handle your nerves and act naturally on stage or on camera [33:38]
  • What to do with your hands and how to look natural on camera [36:25]
  • Public speaking: What to do when your mind goes blank… [44:20]
  • How to embrace life as a creative artist and performer [50:05]
  • Fun games you can try immediately to Enhance Your Performance Skills [54:00]

049 How to Stop Sweating, Shaking, and Breaking out in Hives

049 How to Stop Sweating, Shaking, and Breaking out in Hives

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What should you do when you get really nervous? How to stop sweating, turning red, shaking… What works and what doesn’t? Ideas discussed:

  • Should you imagine there are only friends and family in the audience?
  • Should you take deeper breath?
  • Should you drink ice water? How about drinking less caffeine?
  • And this is the cooling towel mentioned in this episode.

048 What a 10-year-old Can Tell Us about Performing

048 What a 10-year-old Can Tell Us about Performing

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What does my 10-year-old son know about communicating and performing? How does he think about his entrepreneurial dad? Interview with Jake.

047 Common Questions: Do I Need a Compelling Personal Story in My Speech?

047 Common Questions: Do I Need a Compelling Personal Story in My Speech?

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Do you need to share an “incredibly important” origin story to make your speech compelling? The answer might surprise you.

046 The Time I Bombed a Speech

The Time I Bombed a Speech

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There was a time I totally bombed a speech. The conference organizer was very disappointed. I share in this episode how I recovered from it, and how you can avoid it.
Watch an excerpt of “The Think Big Revolution” Keynote on this page or on Youtube.

045 Common Questions: The Podcasts I Listen to

045 Common Questions: The Podcasts I Listen to

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Here is a list of the top podcasts I subscribe to, with links to their iTunes channels. Listen as I explain why I love them, and how these podcasts might help you achieve your goals.

044 Common Questions: How to Take Feedback

044 Common Questions: How to Take Feedback

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How to know what feedback to consider, and how to purposefully ask for feedback to improve your performance. Public speaking and presentation tips.

043 Five Tips for Better Vocal Health

5 tips for better vocal health

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What to do when your performance is coming up and you don’t feel well, or you are sounding scratchy. Michael and Amy share 5 tips for better vocal health.

042 #ShowStopper: The 3 Public Speaking Habits that Turn Audiences Off

042 #ShowStopper: The 3 Public Speaking Habits that Turn Audiences Off

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Sometimes it’s the simple things that negatively impact your performance. Learn how to avoid the 3 public speaking habits that turn audiences off.

041 How to Feel Good about Your Work

041 How to Feel Good about Your Work

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Do you tend to comment, judge and apologize during rehearsal or performance? Tips on how to feel good about your work, and improve your presentation the right way.

040 How to be in the Right Emotional, Physical and Mental States When Performing

040 How to be in the Right Emotional, Physical and Mental States When Performing

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How to authentically create the emotional response in your audience, and not to take on any “negative energy”? Michael and Amy share public speaking tips.

039 How to Get Decision Makers to Say YES, Get Clients from Speaking, and Decide How Many Speeches to Give

039 Common Questions: How to Get Decision Makers to Say YES, Get Clients from Speaking, and Decide How Many Speeches to Give

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Common questions answered in this episode:

  • How to get decision makers to say YES, when you know they are skeptical. Learn the 3 questions they do not ask you, but you really need to address;
  • How to “Call-to-Action” without being perceived sleazy or pushy;
  • How many speeches to give to showcase your particular expertise.

038 Celebrate Your Wins and Have a Good Time

038 Celebrate Your Wins and Have a Good Time

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Want to have more joy in life while chasing big goals? This is an episode on why you need to celebrate your wins TODAY.

037 #ShowStopper: These 3 Public Speaking Habits May Put Your Audience to Sleep

037 #ShowStopper: These 3 Public Speaking Habits May Put Your Audience to Sleep

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There are 3 public speaking habits that may put your audience to sleep. The good news is, they can be easily changed once you develop the awareness.

036 What to Wear and What Not to Wear

036 What to Wear and What Not to Wear

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You can influence the way people think about you by choosing the right clothing. This episode provides practical tips for what to wear and what not to wear while speaking on stage.

Topic and tips:

  • How to dress so you look good and are consistent with your brand;
  • What to wear and what not to wear for men;
  • What to wear and what not to wear for women, and what hairstyles to avoid.

035 You Don’t Need to be Different to Make a Difference (AKA: How to Handle Negative Feedback)

035 you don't need to be different to make a difference (aka: how to handle negative feedback) steal the show with michael port

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Do you worry about criticism, and put off the release of your creative work? Learn how you don’t need to be different to make a difference, and tips on how to handle negative feedback.

034 Common Questions: To Use Slides or Not to Use (and How Many Should I Have?)

034 Common Questions: To Use Slides or Not to (and how many should I have)?

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Answer to common public speaking questions:

  • “Should I use slides or not to use during my speaking, and how many is a good number?”
  • “How much technology should I incorporate?”

033 How to Perform Authentically, Honestly, and Naturally

033 How to Perform Authentically, Honestly, and Naturally

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How can you have a compelling performance, and achieve your goals without appearing fake or manipulative? Tips on how to perform authentically.

032 #ShowStopper The Dangers of Cursing, Pointing, or Apologizing

032 #ShowStopper The Dangers of Cursing, Pointing, or Apologizing

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Learn how cursing, pointing or apologizing negatively impact your audience, and what you should do instead.

031 What Professional Speakers Do Differently to Make the Big Bucks

031 What Professional Speakers Do Differently to Make the Big Bucks

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Got talents but haven’t reached your potential? Whether you are a speaker or not, you want to know what professional speakers do differently to be on the A-list.

030 How to Have a Powerful Stage Presence (Even if You’re a Wallflower)

030 How to Have a Powerful Stage Presence (Even if You're a Wallflower)

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Whether speaking or leading a meeting, you want to have a powerful stage presence so you own the room, earn the respect even if you are nervous or stressed.

Topics covered:

  • Speakers or Leaders – how to own the room and control the energy;
  • How to get audience or your team member respect you;
  • How not to let your anxiety hinder your presentation;
  • How to manage your nerves, and make stress work for you, rather than against you- learn the secrets from professional actors.

029 Common Questions: How Can I Nail a Job Interview? How Can I Give a Killer Toast? How Can I Comfortably Talk to a Date?

029 Common Questions: How can I nail a job interview? How can I give a killer toast? How can I comfortably talk to a date?

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Common questions answered in this episode:

  • “There is so much competition out there. How can I use “Steal the Show” tips to rock a job interview?”
  • “I am good at delivering business presentations, but I am completely clam up on a date or giving a toast to my family. How can I steal the show in my personal life?”

028 Using Performance Skills to Lead Teams and Win at Anything

028 Using Performance Skills to Lead Teams and Win at Anything

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How to adapt to new situations, play different roles without pretending to be someone you are not. Use this little known technique to lead teams and win at anything.

Topics discussed:

  • Changing positions? How to play the right role and win at anything;
  • A common trait of the most successful;
  • From supporting roles to leadings roles, how to adapt and win.

027 #ShowStopper: Don’t Disappoint Your Audience By Forgetting This…

027 #ShowStopper: Don’t Disappoint Your Audience By Forgetting This...

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These 3 things during any presentation will disappoint your audience or affect the sound of your speech. Learn how to avoid these #ShowStoppers.

026 Three Techniques for Keeping Audiences on the Edge of their Seats

026 Three Techniques for Keeping Audiences on the Edge of their Seats

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What makes some performance fly high and others fall flat? You will learn 3 techniques for creating compelling content and keeping audiences on the edge of their seats.

Topics and tips

  • The secrets to creating compelling content and wowing your audience;
  • How to take your audience on an emotional roller coaster ride.

025 How to Improvise Your Way into the Hearts and Minds of the Toughest Crowds

025 How to Improvise Your Way into the Hearts and Minds of the Toughest Crowds

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Got a tough crowd? Need to conduct a meeting or have a difficult conversation? Learn how to improvise so you move forward and win the crowd. And don’t miss the 3 fun exercises!

You will also learn:

  • How to makes your presentation more relevant to the moment;
  • How to conduct a productive meeting;
  • How to bounce back after making a mistake in speaking;
  • Why improv gives you confidence to adapt to any situation.

024 Common Questions: How Do I Avoid Filler Words (Uh, Right?, So, etc.) During a Presentation?

024 Common Questions: How Do I Avoid Filler Words (Uh, Right?, So, etc.) During a Presentation?

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Answer to a common public speaking question:

“How can I stop my habits of using filler words?”

This episode explains why people use filler words and how to avoid them during your speech or presentation.

023 How to Handle Q&A: Tips and Traps

023 How to Handle Q&A: Tips and Traps

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Q&A session during your presentation can be helpful and tricky at the same time. You will learn when best to do Q&A, how to handle difficult questions and gain control of the room.

Topics and tips:

  • Why never say “That’s a great question”;
  • How to handle a heckler or disruptor;
  • How to gain control of the room during Q&A;
  • How to respond to tricky questions during Q&A;
  • When to do Q&A during your speech.

022 #ShowStopper: What NOT to Do While Telling a Story

022 #ShowStopper: What NOT to Do While Telling a Story

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Storytelling is powerful during a presentation. However, you need to learn the 3 things you should not say or do while telling a story.

021 Five Top Tips for Amazing Audience Interaction

021 Five Top Tips for Amazing Audience Interaction

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Need an icebreaker for your presentation? Want to engage your audience and gain control of the room? You will learn 5 techniques for amazing audience interaction.

Tips and topics:

  • Icebreaker techniques for speakers;
  • How to Build Trust and Intimacy with Your Audience;
  • 5 techniques for creating awesome audience interaction;
  • Audience interaction – what to do and what NOT TO DO;
  • Audience interaction techniques must be directly proportionate to the trust that you earned.

020 Crush Your Fears and Silence the Critics

020 Crush Your Fears and Silence the critics

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Worry about the critics? Wonder if you have something unique and original to share? Learn tips on how to crush your fears, find your voice, and be authentically confident.

Topics covered:

  • How to escape the perfection trap and share your voice with confidence;
  • What to focus on while presenting in front of others;
  • Why “thinking your audience is naked” is not good advice.

019 Common Questions: How Do I Wow My Audience from the Start?

019 Common Questions: How Do I Wow My Audience from the Start?

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Answers to a very common public speaking question:

“How do I wow my audience right away? or What’s the best way to create a powerful opening?”

018 The One Thing You Should NEVER Say When Giving a Speech

018 The One Thing You Should NEVER Say When Giving a Speech

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Do you know there is one thing you should never say when giving a speech? Speakers tend to use this phrase often, without realizing the negative effect on the audience.

017 #ShowStopper: Where Not to Stand and What Not to Say

017 #ShowStopper: Where Not to Stand and What Not to Say

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Normally, a show stopper is good, but in this case it’s not. These are the things that will stop your performances, speeches, pitches, negotiations, presentations dead in their tracks.

Learn where not to stand during your presentation (unless it’s a particular type of speech), and how to avoid some weak languages.

016 How to Pace Your Speech for The Best Possible Audience Experience

016 How to Pace Your Speech for The Best Possible Audience Experience

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Do others say you talk too fast? Learn why slowing down when speaking might be a bad idea, and how to pace your speech for the best audience experience.

015 How to Talk Funny: Simple Strategies for Bringing Humor into Your Speeches

015 How to Talk Funny: Simple Strategies for Bringing Humor into Your Speeches

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Want to use humor to connect with your audience? How to write a joke with a great punchline? You will learn tips on how to talk funny and make people laugh.

Topics discussed:

  • Should you try to open the speech with a joke?
  • How to make people laugh in your speaking;
  • Want to write a joke? Learn two exercises;
  • How not to kill a joke.

014 Common Questions: What If I Get Heckled or I Don’t Know the Answer to Their Questions?

014 Common Questions: What If I Get Heckled or I Don’t Know the Answer to Their Questions?

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Common public speaking questions answered in this episode:

  • “Audience hijacking microphone, what should I do?”
  • “What if I don’t know the answer to their questions?”
  • “What if I get heckled?”
  • “How to I gain control of the room? “

013 How to Open a Speech (the Answer May Surprise You)

013 How to Open a Speech (the Answer May Surprise You)

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A lot of speakers worry about how to open a speech. You will learn the phrases to avoid while beginning your presentation, and how to give your audience an amazing experience.

012 #ShowStopper: Avoid These Body Movements on Stage

012 #ShowStopper: Avoid These Body Movements on Stage

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Some body movements on stage can be confusing for your audience. You might be doing them unconsciously. Learn what to avoid for speakers on stage. Plus a bonus tip for lady speakers.

 

011 Why You Need to Write a Perfect Speaker Bio (and How to Do It)

011 Why You Need to Write a Perfect Speaker Bio (and How to Do It)

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Your bio sets the tone to your opening, and sometimes determines how the audience will listen to you. Learn the proven formula for the perfect speaker bio.

Topics covered:

  • Your bio is part of your brand – how to write it;
  • What to include in your speaker bio;
  • How to prep your presenter to introduce you well.

010 The 3 Essential Elements of Content Creation

010 The 3 Essential Elements of Content Creation

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Want to turn your ideas into a polished presentation? Learn 3 essential elements of content creation that demonstrates your expertise and connects with your audience.

You will learn:

  • How top performers write compelling content;
  • How to organize your ideas into a compelling presentation;
  • How to create content that persuades;
  • 5 Things to consider when you are getting ready for the presentation;
  • Proven steps from blank page to polished content.

009 Common Questions: My Mind Blanked During a Presentation. What Should I Do?

009 Common Questions: My mind blanked during a presentation. What should I do?

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Answers to common public speaking questions:

“How do I recover after my mind blanked during a presentation? Where do I look and what do I say when that happens?”

 

008 How to Close a Speech (without Collapsing in a Pool of Self-pity)

008 How to Close a Speech (without Collapsing in a Pool of Self-pity)

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How you close a speech, might be more important than the opening. Learn what to say and what NEVER to do or say, to ensure the best experience for your audience, as well as your host.

You will learn:

  • Tips on how to close a speech;
  • Want to get invited back? What to do and what not to for speakers;
  • When best to thank the hosts during your speaking;
  • What NEVER to do or say, at the end of your speaking.

007 #Showstopper: The Biggest Movement Mistake Most Speakers Make and How to Stop Doing It Today

007 #Showstopper: The Biggest Movement Mistake Most Speakers Make and How to Stop Doing It Today

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A lot of speakers might not be aware of these body movement mistakes on stage. Learn simple tips to improve your presence right away!

Bonus tip:

What not to say during Q&A.

006 How to Rehearse for World-Class Performances (Part II)

006 How to Rehearse for World-Class Performances (Part II)

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Want to know where to stand on stage and how to move? What slides or props should you use? You will learn 5 essential steps on how to rehearse for world-class performances.

Also discussed:

  • Mistakes amateur speakers make and how you can avoid them;
  • What to do with your hands while speaking;
  • How to get feedback rehearsing your speech.

005 How to Rehearse for World-Class Performances (Part I)

005 How to Rehearse for World-Class Performances (Part I)

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Nervous about your upcoming speech? How to rehearse for it? This episode teaches you the first 2 steps to successfully rehearse for world-class performances.

You will learn:

  • How to create meaningful experiences for your audience, every time;
  • What a professional actor wouldn’t do, and you shouldn’t do either as a speaker;
  • How to confidently deliver your message with less self-consciousness;
  • What to do with your nerves before high stake performances;
  • Why natural communicators may not become top speakers.

004 Common Questions: What Should I Do with My hands and Where Should I Stand?

004 Common Questions: What should I do with my hands and where should I stand?

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Do you feel lost sometimes on the stage? In this episode, we answer common public speaking questions

  • “What should I do with my hands?”
  • “Where should I stand?”

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