260 Aligning Your Voice with Your Message – Jenn Lederer
31 Dec 2019

Voice, Message, Comedy, Authenticity, Power

260 Aligning Your Voice with Your Message – Jenn Lederer

Summary

As a speaker, it is easy to try and fit yourself into what you believe others want from you. Today’s guest shares her powerful story of embracing her true voice, stepping into comedy, and learning to create her own stage.

Jenn Lederer is the Motivational Comedian & Founder at Jenn Lederer Productions [JLP]. Jenn’s signature brand of motivational comedy harnesses the power of laughter to help her audience laugh their way to a breakthrough. JLP works with entrepreneurs to strategize, optimize, and repurpose their Podcasts, YouTube channels, FB Lives, blogs and more. Jenn’s work has been featured by Forbes, Huffington Post, YALE, Google Headquarters, Inspiring Lives Magazine & comedy clubs around NYC.

We’ll explore: 

  • When Jenn realized she had to start using her voice.
  • The power of using your voice for yourself and others at the risk of criticism or failure.
  • The responsibility we have in using our voice.
  • Why you should not take a stage needing to be “saved” by the audience.
  • Jenn’s process for being “uniquely herself” when walking into a room.
  • Jenn’s secret for networking as an introvert.
  • How Jenn became involved in comedy, and why all comedy that is done well is motivational comedy.

Interview Links

JennLederer.com

Ageless Adventures YouTube channel 

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SPECIAL GIFT: Email Jenn (jenn@jennlederer.com) with the subject line “Big Talk Present” to receive a free 30-minute strategy session with her. (Only 5 sessions available.)

Resources

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259 Listen to Your Inner Voice & Take Action – Emily Williams
24 Dec 2019

Heart, Voice, Action, Impact, Transformation

Summary

When you step onto the stage, are you tempted to put on a persona? Do you feel pressured to be someone you are not? Do you allow fear to prevent your voice from having its true impact? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this episode is for you! Today’s guest shares her powerful story of dealing with fear and allowing her inner voice to shine through. You’ll be inspired to listen to your own inner voice, take action, and speak with greater impact.

Emily Williams is a success coach, entrepreneur, and author with a seven-figure business who, at one point, couldn’t get a job at Starbucks. After experiencing a quarter-life crisis, she moved from Ohio to London (where she knew no one!) and in 2014 launched her business, I Heart My Life. She made $442 in her first month—and then went on to hit six figures in six months, before her 30th birthday. She grew it to seven figures in under eighteen months.

Today, she works with female entrepreneurs all over the world, helping them bust through the obstacles that hold their dreams and goals hostage so they can free themselves to live the lives they want, build their own online business, and hit their money goals. She’s been featured in Money, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Forbes and Success Magazine.

We’ll explore: 

  • When Emily realized she had to begin using her voice.
  • The moment everything changed for Emily.
  • How Emily went from an “intuitive hit” to putting a voice to everything she wanted to create.
  • Emily’s thoughts on designing your messaging. 
  • How Emily uses her voice to inspire others.
  • The importance of owning your desires and being aligned with your calling.
  • Emily’s advice on dealing with fear.

Interview Links

IHeartMyLife.com

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Special offer for The Big Talk listeners: Tickets to “I Heart My Life Live” for only $97. Please contact Tricia for more information. (Only ten tickets are available at this special price.)

Resources

The Big Talk Academy Membership

FREE Ebook: 7 Step Formula for Fearless Speaking

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258 Consistent, Persistent, Resilient – Sara Anna Powers
17 Dec 2019

Speaking, Resilience, Consistency, Feedback, Leadership

258 Consistent, Persistent, Resilient – Sarah Anna Powers

Summary

What happens when you receive negative feedback from your talk? That is the situation today’s guest found herself in when giving a recent talk. She’ll break down what happened, what she learned from it, and how you can also become persistent and resilient as you speak and lead.

Sara Anna Powers is an online business mentor and expert copywriter. She’s passionate about helping business owners learn to love themselves unconditionally.

Show up as you

A Willingness to “go there”

Open to the feedback

Consistent, persistent, resilient

We’ll explore:

  • How to allow the fullest sense of yourself to come through.
  • Anna’s story of “ruffling feathers” with her recent talk.
  • The importance of being open to feedback.
  • How to be more consistent, persistent, and resilient.
  • The importance of loving yourself unconditionally.
  • Anna’s role models in leadership and storytelling.
  • Anna’s process for giving birth to a talk, and the importance of giving yourself margin.
  • The biggest mistake a leader makes when they share their story.
  • The best narrative keynote Anna has heard.

Interview Links

SaraAnnaPowers.com

Faith Forward Online Business Podcast

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Resources

The Big Talk Academy

FREE Ebook: 7 Step Formula for Fearless Speaking

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257 Advocate for Your Story – Heather Hansen
10 Dec 2019

Credibility, Advocate, Storytelling, Leadership, Influence

257 Advocate for Your Story – Heather Hansen

Summary

Today’s guest brings a unique perspective as both a trial attorney and a speaker. You’ll learn the power of credibility and becoming an advocate in your leadership and communication. You’ll also be inspired to become a more authentic leader who owns up to your mistakes and listens more deeply to the people you lead.

Heather Hansen has her psychology degree, has spent twenty years as an award-winning trial attorney, and is a trained mediator. She has appeared on NBC, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, CBS and has presented in Kuwait, Ireland, Mexico and throughout the United States.

Heather is the author of the best-seller The Elegant Warrior: How to Win Life’s Trials Without Losing Yourself, which Publishers Weekly calls a “template to achieving personal and career success.” She is also the host of The Elegant Warrior podcast.

We’ll explore:

  • Why it’s not enough to tell you story—you must advocate for it.
  • The crafting of a story, and its relationship to credibility and being an advocate.
  • The importance of owning up to your mistakes.
  • How Heather, as an elegant warrior, shows up as a storyteller and leader.
  • Heather’s role models in storytelling and leadership.
  • What makes a great storyteller.
  • The challenge of allowing yourself to be vulnerable in the courtroom.
  • The biggest mistake leaders make when sharing their story.

Interview Links

HeatherHansenPresents.com

Queen Elizabeth I’s Tilbury Speech

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Resources

The Big Talk Academy

FREE Ebook: 7 Step Formula for Fearless Speaking

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256 Step In & Step Up as a Leader – Dr. Wayne Pernell
03 Dec 2019

Leadership, Relationships, Influence, Legacy, Speaking

256 Step In & Step Up as a Leader – Dr. Wayne Pernell

Summary

Are you operating at your full potential as a leader and storyteller? Today’s guest will challenge you to step up, embrace your potential, and choose to be powerful as a leader and speaker.

As a #1 bestselling author, highly sought-after speaker, and elite high-performance executive coach, Dr. Wayne Pernell has spent the last three-and-a-half decades bringing leaders on a breakthrough journey to their next level of having more and being more. He is known as “The Leaders’ Leader” for good reason.

We’ll explore:

  • The connection between the responsibility and the opportunity to speak.
  • Wayne’s pizza story, which illustrates the power of a simple story to powerfully impact you and others.
  • The three C’s of leadership: clarity, communication, curiosity.
  • Why influence and leadership are two different things.
  • The importance of the “little things” in relationships such as smiling and making eye contact.
  • The biggest mistake leaders make in sharing their story.
  • Some of the best talks Wayne has heard, and how the talks impacted him.

Interview Links

WaynePernell.com

Download Wayne’s FREE book The Significance Factor

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Resources

The Big Talk Academy

FREE Ebook: 7 Step Formula for Fearless Speaking

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