207 Connecting with Your Co-Speakers – Rabbi Elchanan Poupko
30 Oct 2018

Relationships, Speaking, Connection, Community, Preparation

207 Connecting with Your Co-Speakers – Rabbi Elchanan Poupko

Summary

There are many benefits to becoming a TEDx speaker: spreading ideas, connecting with an audience, taking your skills to another level, and many others. Today’s guest shares how he was impacted by an unexpected benefit: connecting with his co-speakers.

Rabbi Elchanan Poupko is an eleventh-generation rabbi, the founding editor of The YU Lamdan (The Wilf Campus Torah Journal), and the president of EITAN (The American Israeli Jewish Network). He also served as a Rabbinic Intern at Park East Synagogue in New York. He holds a Master’s degree in Jewish Education from Yeshiva University. Rabbi Poupko is a member of the Rabbinical Council of America.

We’ll explore:

  • Rabbi Poupko’s experience speaking at TEDx Lincoln Square.
  • The backstory of how Rabbi Poupko and Tricia connected.
  • The value of connecting with other TEDx speakers.
  • What Rabbi Poupko learning about himself during the TEDx speaking process.
  • What he would do differently next time.
  • The value of practice and feedback in the preparation process.
  • How being a TEDx speaker has helped Rabbi Poupko personally and professionally.
  • The most surprising thing about doing a TEDx talk.
  • Three suggestions for anyone planning to take the TEDx stage.

Interview Links

Rabbi Poupko’s TEDx talk: The High Price of Political Polarization

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Resources

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206 Becoming a Bridge-Builder – Mary Gauthier
23 Oct 2018

Music, Bridges, Relationships, Insecurity, Connection

206 Becoming a Bridge-Builder – Mary Gauthier

Summary

TEDx speakers not only use words to connect with an audience. They also use other art forms such as music. Today’s guest shares how she uses music to build bridges between people, as well as the role music played in her recent TEDx talk.

Mary Gauthier is known as a songwriter’s songwriter. Her latest release, Rifles & Rosary Beads, is a collection of songs she co-wrote with U.S. Veterans over the last five years through Songwriting With Soldiers, a non-profit that offers Veterans a chance to work with professional songwriters. The songs on Rifles and Rosary Beadstell the story of the affect war has had on the Americans who have served, as well as their families. It has been nominated for record of the year by the Americana Music Association.

We’ll explore:

  • The power of using story through song to create empathy.
  • How Mary is using music to build bridges during a divided time.
  • Mary’s experience as a TEDx speaker, and how it challenged her.
  • How TED talks are a unique art form.
  • What Mary learned about herself while preparing for her talk.
  • What she would do differently in the future.
  • The most surprising thing about Mary’s experience at TEDx.
  • How being a TEDx speaker has helped her personally and professionally.
  • Mary’s advice for potential TEDx speakers.

Interview Links

MaryGauthier.com

Mary’s TEDx talk: Saved by a Song

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Resources

FREE Ebook: 7 Step Formula for Fearless Speaking

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205 Leave Room For Flow – Jim Curtis
16 Oct 2018

Speaking, Fear, Flow, Impact, Audience

205 Leave Room for Flow – Jim Curtis

Summary

As a speaker, how do you balance the need to rehearse your talk while also leaving room for flow? Today’s guest shares his experience as a TEDx speaker and delivers valuable insights about going with the flow while also staying prepared.

Jim Curtis has had a prolific career in health publishing, serving as a key leader in the rapid growth of three leading national health sites, WebMD, EverydayHealth, and Remedy Health Media. Jim is the author of the new book, The Stimulati Experience, that curates transformational skills learned from twenty years of fighting a chronic health condition of his own while serving as a patient advocate.

He is the creator of the documentary series Elders, is an active public speaker, a TEDx speaker board member, and business coach to start-up entrepreneurs. Jim’s focus is on achieving health, happiness, and purpose through mindset, lowering inflammation in both the mind and body. He has been featured in The New York Times, Fox News, Elite Daily, The Daily News, Bloomberg, HuffPo, Thrive Global, Rodale Health, US News and World Report, and others. Jim lives in NYC with his son, Aidan, and rescue dog, Odie.

We’ll explore:

  • Jim’s new role as President and CEO of the company Modern Sanctuary.
  • His experience of being a speaker at TEDx Lincoln Square.
  • What it takes to craft your talk for maximum impact.
  • What Jim learned about himself during the process of speaking for TEDx Lincoln square, and what he would do differently.
  • The most surprising part of the experience.
  • Three pieces of advice for potential TEDx speakers.
  • The value of leaving room for flow in your talk.

Interview Links

Jim’s TEDx talk: The Cosmic Algorithm: Deciphering The Signs

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Resources

FREE Ebook: 7 Step Formula for Fearless Speaking

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204 Leave an Opening for Action – Janet Zaretsky
09 Oct 2018

Audience, Questioning, Relationships, Equality, Ask

204 Leave an Opening for Action – Janet Zaretsky

Summary

The end result of speaking to an audience is to bring about change. Today’s guest shares amazing insights that will help make your talk more actionable by making it relevant, simple, and inspiring.

Janet Zaretsky is a master professional coach, author, and speaker who helps people unleash their brilliance, confidence, and visibility in the world. Janet has worked with over 32,000 people in the past 22+ years. She is a powerful advocate for ending the gender gap, both in pay and influence. Her work with women has led her to be a frequent contributor to Forbes. She is also the author of Where’d My Confidence Go … and How Do I Get it Back?

She is an International Coach Federation member, Enhanced Conversational Intelligence Coach, Certified in Behavioral Style Instruments, graduate of Coach U, and former senior program leader for Landmark Worldwide.

We’ll explore:

  • Janet’s audience, and why she focuses on those committed to ending the gender gap.
  • How Janet uses inquiring and questioning to learn about her audience.
  • The value of videoing yourself, as well as the audience, during your talk to get helpful feedback.
  • Why it’s important to know whom you’re talking to.
  • What Janet wants from her audience, and why she focuses on making it relevant, actionable, and simple for people.
  • Janet’s strategy for pivoting when a talk is not going well.
  • Janet’s three action words in speaking: empower, inspire, be unmessable with.

Interview Links

JanetZaretsky.com

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Brilliant You Podcastwith Janet Zaretsky

 

Resources

 

FREE Ebook: 7 Step Formula for Fearless Speaking

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  • I want my #message to impact them in a way that positively impacts the quality of their life, and life itself. @janetzaretsky #speaking
203 Knowing Your Audience from A to Z – Vanessa Horn
04 Oct 2018

Marketing, Audience, Research, Sales, Business

203 Knowing Your Audience from A to Z – Vanessa Horn

Summary

Nothing is more important in the speaking process than knowing your audience. Today’s guest reveals her process for learning about her audience through a variety of strategies—all the way from initial research up to the second you walk on stage. You’ll come away with useful tips for speaking, sales, and business strategy.

Vanessa is the CEO of Vanessa Horn International, a global business and personal development company and marketing agency. She is a sought after speaker, business coach, and the author of the books I’ll Have What She’s Having!® and Profit With Honor.

She has worked with over 20,000 purpose-driven entrepreneurs to help them build successful businesses working just four hours a day. Her expertise is helping you create high-end clients and multiple six-figures online without having to blog, do social media, have a website or any of the traditional busywork most entrepreneurs think they have to do. She is all about creating big impact and income from a place of grace and ease.

We’ll explore:

  • Vanessa’s audience, and how she learns about them.
  • How Vanessa helps her audience and how she helps them use speaking to build their business.
  • Why it’s important to know whom you’re talking to.
  • The 3 key parts of the sales process.
  • The importance of market research.
  • What Vanessa wants from her audience, and tactics she uses to achieve it.
  • The value of reverse-engineering your talk so it builds to the audience take action.
  • The easiest way to be in the top 5% of earners in the speaking industry.
  • A time when Vanessa did not connect with her audience, and what she learned.
  • Vanessa’s three action words in speaking: inspire, empower, attract.

Interview Links

VanessaHorn.com

Elite Entrepreneurs Facebook Group

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Resources

FREE Ebook: 7 Step Formula for Fearless Speaking

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202 Getting Clear About Your Audience – Sophia Remolde
02 Oct 2018

Feedback, Audience, Clarity, Connection, Inspiration

202 Getting Clear About Your Audience – Sophia Remolde

Summary

What is the best way to identify your audience and get clear on whom you’re speaking to? Today’s guest talks about this process, which began by looking within herself and then getting feedback from others. Her process and strategies will help you get clear on your audience as well.

Sophia Remolde is the bestselling author of Phase Out: The Secret Guide to Finding Work that Frees Your Soul. Sophia believes creativity is the very spark of human enlightenment; her mission is to free that energy and awaken a wildfire of consciousness. Sophia guides spiritual creatives on pilgrimages so they can uplevel in their businesses, heal their lives, and change the world.

We’ll explore:

  • Sophia’s audience—spirit-centered creatives—and how she defines “creativity.”
  • How she discovered her audience by first looking within herself, then getting feedback from others.
  • Why it is important to know whom you’re talking to.
  • What Sophia wants from her audience, and how she goes about getting it.
  • How to pivot when you are using a tactic that is not working.
  • Sophia’s three action words in speaking: spellbind, enlighten, empower.

Interview Links

LobsterBird.com

Get your FREE copy of Sophia’s book Phase Out

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Resources

FREE Ebook: 7 Step Formula for Fearless Speaking

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