Episode 111 Why Not Me? – Naphtali Hoff
31 Oct 2017

Summary

Is it possible to move from education to entrepreneurship—two fields with very different skill sets? Today’s guest answers an enthusiastic “Yes!” He’ll share how he overcame fear and is using speaking and writing to embark on a new career path that is changing lives.

Naphtali Hoff, PsyD, is President of Impactful Coaching & Consulting. He is an accomplished executive coach, organizational consultant, and sought after trainer and lecturer. He holds two master’s degrees in education and educational leadership, respectively, and completed his doctorate in human and organizational psychology, which analyzes successful individual or organizational change and development. Naphtali is the proud author of Becoming the New Boss, a leadership book that seeks to help new leaders hit the ground running and enjoy sustained success.

We’ll explore:

  • Why the goal of Becoming the New Boss is to help people become the very best leader possible in the shortest amount of time.
  • Why Naphtali’s book came before his big talk.
  • How he uses the book to tell the story of his setback to comeback.
  • Why writing the book helping him grow as a professional.
  • How the book began as a series of blog posts.
  • The importance of real takeaways, key stories, and a core message to share with your audience.
  • How Naphtali prepares a book launch and a big talk very differently.
  • The value of asking, “What is the worst that can happen?”
  • Why speaking gives you a level of connection and depth that you cannot get any other way.
  • Why he continually asks himself, “Why not me?”

Interview Links

Becoming the New Boss by Naphtali Hoff
ImpactfulCoaching.com
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Episode 110 How to Structure Your Book or Big Talk – Dr. Angela Lauria
26 Oct 2017

Summary

Do you want to write a book but don’t know how to get started? Today’s guest reveals a simple and practical framework that forms the structure your book. You’ll also learn how to apply this same framework to your next big talk.

Dr. Angela E. Lauria is the founder of The Author Incubator™ and creator of the Difference Process™ for writing a book that matters. In 2017, The Author Incubator was ranked #285 on the Inc. 500 fastest growing companies and Dr. Angela was named by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 10 most inspiring entrepreneurs to watch—one of only 2 women on the list.

Dr. Angela hosts ^Page UP^ a podcast which provides inspiration and information for authors who want to leverage a book to reach more people with their message. She is the author of Make ‘Em Beg to Publish Your Book: How to Reach a Larger Audience & Make a Full-Time Income in the Extremely Overcrowded World of Personal DevelopmentThe Incubated Author: 10 Steps to Start a Movement with Your Message and The Difference: 10 Steps to Writing a Book That Matters.

We’ll explore:

  • Why Angela thinks of herself as a reader first.
  • Why you can speak first or write a book, depending on your calling.
  • How Angela narrows a book into a talk.
  • How to structure a book or talk using Angela’s three-part framework.
  • A strategy for applying the framework to each 6-minute segment of an 18-minute talk, and how to expand or contract those sections to fit the length of your talk.
  • How to turn an 18-minute talk into a bestselling book.
  • How Angela keeps her clients out of their own way during the book-writing process.
  • Why she named her company The Author Incubator.
  • How speaking helps build her business.
  • Why she loves writing more than speaking.
  • Angela’s advice for those just starting out.

Interview Links

TheAuthorIncubator.com
Make ‘Em Beg to Publish Your Book by Angela Lauria
The Incubated Author by Angela Lauria
The Difference by Angela Lauria
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Episode 109 Growing Your Business with a Big Talk – Gene Hammett
24 Oct 2017

Summary

With so many technologies and online tools available today, is it necessary to speak in order to grow your business? Our guest today not only believes so—he is living proof that speaking can form a great foundation for business success.

Gene Hammett turns everyday entrepreneurs into FORCES of nature in their market. He sorts through the complexities of business strategies to help you “be THE choice, not just a choice.”

Gene has been a business leader for 20+ years. He started and ran multiple million dollar companies. He succeeded, failed, reinvented himself, and succeeded again. On his podcast, Leaders in the Trenches, Gene has interviewed hundreds of world thought leaders and best-selling New York Times authors. Gene has been featured in Forbes, Success Magazine, Business Insider, and INC Magazine. Gene is also a regular contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine.

We’ll explore:

  • Why Gene creates the talk first instead of the book.
  • His process for turning the talk into a book.
  • Why Gene writes in the early mornings
  • Why he wrote the book in large blocks of time.
  • The importance of scheduling writing time on the calendar.
  • The difference between writing short form content (such as blog posts) versus writing a book.
  • Why it’s vital to get many sets of eyes on your book to clean up mistakes and give you a fresh perspective.
  • How speaking has become the #1 way Gene has grown his business the last five years.

Interview Links

The Trap of Success by Gene Hammett
Gene’s podcast: Leaders in the Trenches
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Tweet: On this episode, discover why #speaking is the #1 way @genehammett has grown his #business the last 5 years. https://ctt.ec/230qj+ On this episode, discover why #speaking is the #1 way @genehammett has grown his #business the last 5 years.

Episode 108 An Introvert’s Leap into Public Speaking – Morra Aarons-Mele
19 Oct 2017

Summary

How does a self-described “hermit entrepreneur” make the leap into giving a big talk? Our guest reveals how she worked through her fear and began speaking. You’ll also learn why it’s important to know yourself and forge your own path for success.

Morra Aarons-Mele is an entrepreneur, author, and a leading forecaster of business, politics, and culture in our fast-moving digital age. She is the founder of award-winning social impact agency Women Online, hosts the Forbes podcast “Hiding in the Bathroom,” and created the influencer network The Mission List. She was founding Political Director for BlogHer.com, and has written for the Harvard Business Review, the Huffington Post, MomsRising, the Wall St. Journal, New York Times, and The Guardian. Aarons-Mele is a graduate of Brown University and the Harvard Kennedy School, and lives in her pajamas in Boston, Massachusetts.

We’ll explore:

  • Why Morra wrote Hiding in the Bathroom.
  • The reasons her day job and book promotion are separate.
  • How her first keynote address hit a nerve with people and eventually led her to writing the book.
  • Morra’s writing process for the book, and why it took her six months to prepare a great book proposal.
  • Why it’s so important to get help with your work.
  • The importance of preparation before giving a big talk.
  • How Morra uses social media to enhance the impact of her speaking.
  • How often she likes to give big talks.
  • Why it’s important to know yourself and be honest with yourself.

 

Interview Links

Hiding in the Bathroom by Morra Aarons-Mele
WomenAndWork.org
Morra’s Forbes podcast: Hiding in the Bathroom
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Tweet: I was pursuing a dream of #success that was not mine. @morraam https://ctt.ec/0beW9+ I was pursuing a dream of #success that was not mine. @morraam

 

 

Tweet: You’ve got to know who you are and what you want. @morraam #identity #introverts https://ctt.ec/bradQ+ You’ve got to know who you are and what you want. @morraam #identity #introverts

 

Episode 107 Leading through Stories & Self-Awareness – Chris Cebollero
17 Oct 2017

Summary

For thousands of years, people have told stories to relate their experience and influence others. On today’s episode, you’ll hear from a leader who continues this tradition by telling stories that impact his team, his live audiences, and his readers. You’ll also learn why self-awareness is such a key part of leadership and communication.

Chris Cebollero is an internationally-recognized leadership specialist, best-selling author, coach and motivational lecturer. His dynamic and energetic speaking style has entertained, motivated, and educated individuals, groups and teams for over two decades. Chris is currently the Senior Partner of his own consulting firm that specializes in leadership development, individual and executive coaching, and organizational process improvement. Chris has been seen on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX. Chris has spent 30 years in the Emergency Medical Services career field and continues to be an advocate for delivering the best care possible.

We’ll explore:

  • How Chris’s experience growing up in New York and serving in the U.S. Air Force helped him develop a unique perspective.
  • Why he believes the big talk comes first, and how it can help you hone your message and skills.
  • The unique way that Chris defines leadership.
  • How the smaller talks on employee engagement he has given over the years helped him prepare to write a book.
  • The importance of including stories in your talk and book.
  • Chris’s process for preparing a new talk.
  • The role of performance in speaking, and why Chris loves the stage.
  • Why communication is so critical for leadership and organizational success.
  • The importance of maintaining your personal brand and polishing your persona.
  • Why you must be true to yourself and develop a healthy self-awareness.

Interview Links

ChrisCebollero.com
Ultimate Leadership: 10 Rules for Success by Chris Cebollero
Ultimate Success: Strategic Leadership Excellence by Chris Cebollero
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Episode 106 Begin with the End in Mind – Jenn Lederer
12 Oct 2017

Summary

What do you want your audience to take away from your talk? That is the question on the mind of today’s guest every time she prepares to speak. She reveals why she begins with the end in mind, plus other practical tips from her writing and speaking journey.

Jenn Lederer is a motivational speaker, leadership coach, and creator & host of the Weekly Alignment™ podcast. As a speaker, her quick comedic wit, irreverence, and no-BS authenticity make her message and the world of spirituality and wellness accessible to all. Jenn is an esteemed, and frequently published, member of the Forbes Coaches Council, a contributor to the Huffington Post Wellness section, and has recently taken the stage at Yale and Google Headquarters in New York to share her thoughts on conscious leadership.

We’ll explore:

  • Why Jenn has recently changed her podcast to take advantage of Facebook live streaming.
  • Why she prefers doing a big talk before writing a book.
  • The importance of finding 3-4 talking points you can always come back to, and how these points can impact your personal brand.
  • The value of determining the takeaways for your talk.
  • Why journaling is important to her writing process.
  • The similarities and differences between her process for preparing a talk and writing a book.
  • Why it’s important to remember that your book or talk is already within you.
  • Why speaking is the foundation of her business, and the ways that speaking helps her audience to know like and trust her.
  • Her advice for anyone starting out on their speaking journey.

Interview Links

JennLederer.com
Weekly Alignment Podcast
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Tweet: On this episode, @JennLederer reveals how to reverse engineer your talking points for different audiences. #speaking https://ctt.ec/vG9I_+ On this episode, @JennLederer reveals how to reverse engineer your talking points for different audiences. #speaking

 

 

Tweet: Everything we end up creating has been inside us all along. @JennLederer #creativity https://ctt.ec/2e41k+ Everything we end up creating has been inside us all along. @JennLederer #creativity

 

 

Tweet: I've always gotten stronger when I fall. @JennLederer #strength #attitude https://ctt.ec/2s1In+ I’ve always gotten stronger when I fall. @JennLederer #strength #attitude

Episode 105 From Philanthropy to Entrepreneurship – Nathan Chappell
10 Oct 2017

Summary

How can the philanthropy business help someone develop skills as an entrepreneur? Today’s guest shows you how. You’ll discover how to use your current setting in life to help propel you to greater success.

Nathan Chappell serves as Senior Vice President of Philanthropy at City of Hope, one of the nation’s top National Cancer Institutes. Nathan has dedicated the past 18 years serving at nonprofit organizations with philanthropy goals. As an industry leader, Nathan speaks frequently around the world on how nonprofit organizations must embrace data to succeed in an information economy. Nathan is currently co-authoring a book titled Precision Philanthropy –Solving World’s Greatest Challenges.

We’ll explore:

  • Why the big talk, instead of the book, comes first for Nathan.
  • Why he enjoys speaking at conferences.
  • The role of discipline in his writing routine.
  • Nathan’s process for testing material for a talk or a book.
  • How speaking impacts his business.
  • How Nathan’s philanthropy background helps him distill ideas when giving a presentation.
  • Why Nathan decided to write his book and how that decision has helped build his business as an entrepreneur.
  • Why Nathan prefers speaking over writing.
  • Nathan’s advice for someone starting on their speaking and writing journey.

Interview Links

NathanChappell.com
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Tweet: You have to know who you are and how you like to work. @nathanchap #speaking #writing https://ctt.ec/Mdm51+ You have to know who you are and how you like to work. @nathanchap #speaking #writing

 

 

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Tweet: How does @nathanchap use his philanthropy background to help him distill ideas? Find out on this episode. #speaking https://ctt.ec/2A0ER+ How does @nathanchap use his philanthropy background to help him distill ideas? Find out on this episode. #speaking

104 A Doctor’s Prescription for Writing & Speaking Success – Dr. Tasneem Bhatia
05 Oct 2017

Do you feel too busy to write or speak? On this episode, you’ll discover how one doctor finds time to do both while running a successful practice and raising a family.

Dr. Taz Bhatia, MD is a nationally recognized physician specializing in integrative and functional medicine. Founder of CentreSpringMD, an acupuncturist and nutrition specialist, she is an expert in women’s health and family wellness. Her expansive medical career includes over a decade in emergency medicine, pediatrics and prevention. She is the author of Super Woman Rx, What Doctors Eat, The 21-Day Belly Fix, and host of The Dr. Taz Show and Kitchen Cures. She has served as a medical expert for many media outlets including TODAY, The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, and LIVE! with Kelly & Ryan. She lives in Atlanta, GA, with her husband and two young children.

We’ll explore:

• How writing a book helps Dr. Taz prepare better talks and anticipate an audience’s questions.
• The biggest challenge that women face.
• Why Dr. Taz still uses pen and paper to write her book’s first draft.
• Why she likes to write in the mornings.
• The reason it’s so important for you to connect emotionally and relationally with an audience instead of just focusing on information.
• The questions Dr. Taz asks about her audience before she speaks.
• How she structures an 18-minute talk, her goal in the first 1-3 minutes of the talk, and why she always closes with a message of hope.
• How speaking impacts her business.
• Why it’s so important to be clear about your message.

Interview Links

DoctorTaz.com

CentreSpringMD.com

The Dr. Taz Show

Kitchen Cures with Dr. Taz

Super Woman Rx by Dr. Taz

What Doctors Eat by Dr. Taz

The 21-Day Belly Fix by Dr. Taz

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Tweet: The product, just like the rest of life, is only going to be as good as the #energy you put into it. @drtazmd #writing https://ctt.ec/1b8UX+The product, just like the rest of life, is only going to be as good as the #energy you put into it. @drtazmd #writing

 

 

Tweet: The stage is a gift because someone is recognizing you as an expert. @drtazmd #speaking https://ctt.ec/FMcHY+ The stage is a gift because someone is recognizing you as an expert. @drtazmd #speaking

103 Increasing Your Exposure through Writing & Speaking – Dorie Clark
03 Oct 2017

It’s the eternal question for speakers: Should I write a book before I begin speaking? Our guest today helps us see that the book and the big talk go hand in hand.

Dorie Clark is an adjunct professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine. She is also a former presidential campaign spokeswoman whom the New York Times described as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.” A frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, she consults and speaks for clients including Google, Microsoft, and the World Bank.

We’ll explore:

• Whether it’s better to do a talk or write a book first.
• Why a book is often necessary to get paid speaking gigs.
• Practical steps to turn a book into a talk.
• Dorie’s writing process.
• The biggest myth that writers have about the creative process.
• How to get over the fear of writing.
• Why practicing and visualizing can help you prepare.
• How speaking can lead to other types of business and exposure.
• Dorie’s advice for someone just starting on their speaking journey.
• Why content creation is the cornerstone for getting discovered.

Interview Links

Entrepreneurial You by Dorie Clark
Reinventing You by Dorie Clark
Stand Out by Dorie Clark
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Tweet: Your #message is important and it needs to be heard. @dorieclark #writing #speaking https://ctt.ec/2B426+ Your #message is important and it needs to be heard. @dorieclark #writing #speaking

 

 

Tweet: On this episode, discover how #speaking can lead to other types of #business and exposure. @dorieclark https://ctt.ec/MzH7q+ On this episode, discover how #speaking can lead to other types of #business and exposure. @dorieclark

 

 

Tweet: People are not going to know how good you are unless they can see for themselves that you are good. @dorieclark #speaking https://ctt.ec/Wlxds+ People are not going to know how good you are unless they can see for themselves that you are good. @dorieclark #speaking