214 Valuing Yourself as a Speaker – Kristina Hallett
12 Feb 2019

Relationships, Business, Rejection, Preparation, Practice

214 Valuing Yourself as a Speaker – Kristina Hallett

Summary

The vast majority of speakers only focus on the altruistic side of speaking. While an attitude of service is vital, it’s also important to grow your business and be paid what you are worth. Today’s guest shares practical tips to help you value yourself as a speaker so you can impact even more lives.

Dr. Kristina Hallett is a Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor at Bay Path University, Executive Coach, Author, and Speaker who specializes in harnessing the positive power of stress, self-compassion, and self-care for deeper connections. She helps driven professionals develop skills to make stress work to their advantage to increase focus, productivity, and overall well-being. She shares an approach to living through changes in mindset, perspective, core beliefs, and everyday practices that enhance resilience, relationships, communication, and performance.

We’ll explore:

  • How Kristina learned to be comfortable in speaking, as well as how to monetize her speaking business.
  • The value of doing things that scare you.
  • Why you can make money and serve others well at the same time.
  • How to sell yourself as a speaker and get comfortable with rejection.
  • The importance of forming and maintaining relationships as a speaker.
  • Kristina’s best advice about the business of speaking, and why you should not take rejection personally.
  • What Kristina has learned from her mistakes as a speaker.
  • How speaking has impacted Kristina’s overall business.
  • Four keys that make a difference in your life and speaking success: practice, perseverance, positive connections, play.

Interview Links

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Resources

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213 Listening to Your Client – Michael Parrish DuDell
04 Feb 2019

Communication, Clients, Business, Listening, Needs

213 Listening to Your Client – Michael Parrish DuDell

Summary

It’s easy to think of speaking as one-way communication. But great communication begins by listening first. Today’s guest gives you practical strategies for discovering what your client needs, crafting a talk that impacts the audience, and growing your speaking business.

Michael Parrish DuDell is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and the bestselling author of Shark Tank: Jump Start Your Business and Shark Tank Secrets to Success—the official business book series from ABC’s hit show Shark Tank.

Ranked as one of the “most popular business authors” by Amazon.com and named “one of nation’s leading Millennial voices” by IBM, Michael is a recognized industry expert and television commentator who is regularly featured across numerous media outlets, including CNN, CNBC, Fox News, Fox Business News, Bloomberg TV, NBC News, and many more.

We’ll explore:

  • How Michael made the transition to speaking from bigger stages.
  • What it means to make 80% of your revenue from speaking.
  • What an audience is actually looking for in a keynote speaker.
  • Michael’s transition from speaking for free to being paid as a speaker.
  • The importance of understanding your client.
  • Why it’s important to be easy to work with, and always be on time.
  • How to ask for what you think you are worth.
  • The power of thinking long term.
  • What Michael has learned from some of the mistakes he has made.
  • The importance of zeroing in on a specific topic.

Interview Links

MPDhq.com

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Resources

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The Most Important Thing to Do Before Asking for a Raise
10 Jan 2019

When you’re planning to ask for a raise, the most important thing to rehearse is not what you think.

You’re probably obsessing over talking numbers with your boss, but how you begin the conversation and establish your case is far more important — and often less stressful to prepare for.

I’m a passionate producer, and I’m often asking for funding or development deals from places like Comedy Central and HBO — and I always lead with what’s amazing. For example, “I know this film is a going to be a hit and the talent we have attached will insure it. I am also fully committed to getting it into theaters around the country. Distribution is key and we are good to go. And I can see us on the red carpet together.”

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212 What You Share is So Much Bigger Than You – Sarah Montana
04 Dec 2018

Forgiveness, Speaking, Audience, Impact, Preparation

212 What You Share is So Much Bigger Than You – Sarah Montana

Summary

It’s vital to have enthusiasm and passion as a speaker, but your message must ultimately serve others. Today’s guest shares her process of taking the TEDx stage and how she crafted a message that impacted her audience in a big way.

Sarah Montana is a screenwriter, playwright, and writer. She is currently writing two movies for the Hallmark Channel. Her most recent play,The Girl, The Ghosts, and the Minotaurwas selected for a staged reading at Life Jacket Theater Company’s 2017 Proof of Concept Reading Series in New York City. She is currently working on her own memoir and has ghostwritten book proposals for celebrity experts, some of which have been sold to publishers for six figures. She creates and shapes content for authors and business owners, including ebooks, articles, memoirs, and marketing copy.

We’ll explore:

  • Sarah’s experience as a TEDx speaker.
  • Why people don’t necessarily want to hear about your book or business at a TED talk … they want to hear about something that comes from a very personal place.
  • How being a TEDx speaker has helped Sarah become a better writer.
  • Why some people were resistant to her topic of forgiveness.
  • What Sarah would do differently next time, and what she would repeat.
  • Why you should not dress for a photo shoot when presenting a TEDx talk.
  • The most surprising element of the TEDx experience.
  • Three pieces of advice for potential TEDx speakers.

Interview Links

Sarah’s TEDx talk: The Real Risk of Forgiveness–And Why It’s Worth It

SarahMontana.com

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Resources

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211 The Story Underneath Your “Why” – Jeffrey Shaw
27 Nov 2018

Speaking, Why, Audience, Why, Fear

211 The Story Underneath Your “Why” – Jeffrey Shaw

Summary

We often hear that speakers must determine their “why.” Today’s guest will challenge you to dig deeper and explore the story beneath your “why.” He will also share his fascinating journey to the TEDx stage.

Having a keen eye isn’t just for what one sees, but also for what one senses. Having been one of the most sought after portrait photographers in the U.S. for more than three decades, Jeffrey Shaw, a.k.a. the Lingo Guy, uses this honed intuition to teach entrepreneurs how to attract their ideal customers by speaking their Secret Language. Jeffrey is host of the popular business podcast Creative Warriors, a nationally acclaimed keynote speaker, a TEDx speaker, a business coach for entrepreneurs, and author of the bestselling book, LINGO: Discover Your Ideal Customer’s Secret Language and Make Your Business Irresistible.

We’ll explore:

  • Jeffrey’s experience as a TEDx speaker, and his perseverance in applying 13 times to be a TEDx speaker before he was accepted.
  • The value of finding the story underneath your “why.”
  • What Jeffrey learned about himself during the process of preparing his TEDx talk.
  • The importance of finding a balance between being prepared and rehearsed.
  • Why “extemporaneous” rarely looks as good as we think it does.
  • The value of getting to know your fellow speakers.
  • What was most surprising to Jeffrey about the process, and why a TEDx event has its own vibe.
  • How being a TEDx speaker has helped Jeffrey personally and professionally.
  • Three pieces of advice for potential TEDx speakers.

Interview Links

Jeffrey’s TEDx talk: The Validation Paradox: Finding Your Best Through Others

JeffreyShaw.com

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Resources

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210 Be Clear on Your Takeaway – Pamay Bassey
20 Nov 2018

Takeaway, Clarity, Audience, Speaking, Communication

210 Be Clear on Your Takeaway – Pamay Bassey

Summary

You may have a lot of different ideas you want to communicate in a talk. Today’s guest talks about the challenge of identifying your big idea and gives practical strategies for getting clear on your takeaway.

Pamay Bassey’s superpower is that she’s always learning! She loves laughter, words, big ideas and serving her community. She is an executive, entrepreneur, educator, world traveler, comedian, speaker, and author of My 52 Weeks of Worship: Lessons from a Global, Spiritual, Interfaith Journey. She serves as Chief Experience Officer of the My 52 Weeks of Worship Project and Global Head of Professional Development at BlackRock.

Pamay earned a B.S. in Symbolic Systems with an Artificial Intelligence concentration from Stanford and a M.S. in Computer Science from Northwestern. She is also a graduate of Second City’s Conservatory program in Chicago.

We’ll explore:

  • Pamay’s experience as a TEDx speaker.
  • How Tricia and Pamay connected.
  • How Pamay figured out the big idea for her talk, and the value of being clear on what you want the audience to take away from it.
  • What Pamay would do differently in her talk.
  • How she dealt with fear during her talk.
  • The most surprising thing about Pamay’s TEDx experience.
  • How being a TEDx speaker has helped Pamay personally and professionally.
  • Three pieces of advice for potential TEDx speakers.

Interview Links

Pamay’s TEDx talk: Navigating Sacred Spaces

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Resources

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209 Speak from a Place of Love – Antuan Magic Raimone
13 Nov 2018

Vulnerability, Relationships, Audience, Connection, Love

209 Speak from a Place of Love – Antuan Magic Raimone

Summary

Speaking from a stage can represent power, authority, and leadership. Today’s guest shares a powerful reminder that love is also vital part of the speaker’s equation for connecting with an audience and spreading great ideas.

Antuan Magic Raimone is an actor, TEDx speaker, and activist with twenty years of experience in musical theater who is currently a Universal Swing for Hamiltonon Broadway. He was also the Vacation Swing for In The Heightson Broadway and has performed at Radio City Music Hall and the Grand Ole Opry in Tennessee. As a speaker, he most recently gave a keynote speech at the SPECTRUM Conference in Albany, NY. He also spoke at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) and is a member of the OVS Advisory Council.

We’ll explore:

  • Magic’s current role as a “swing” in Hamilton.
  • What Magic learned about himself during the process of being a TEDx speaker.
  • What he would do differently as a speaker, and what he would repeat.
  • The value of rehearsing so that you can connect with the audience.
  • What was most surprising about Magic’s TEDx experience.
  • Three pieces of advice for potential TEDx speakers.
  • How being a TEDx speaker has helped Magic personally and professionally.

Interview Links

Antuan.org

Magic’s TEDx talk: Soldier of Love: My Survivor Story

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To Give a Great Presentation, Distill Your Message to Just 15 Words
07 Nov 2018

Fearless public speaking is about more than combating nerves. It’s about knowing the technique, the art, and the business of public speaking.

In my two years working as a TedX producer, and my 27 years working in film, television, theater, and events production, I have worked with hundreds of speakers, and with actors including Kate Winslet, Christopher Walken, Susan Sarandon, and the late James Gandolfini. All of the speakers and actors I’ve worked with rely on technique when they walk on to a stage or a set. They don’t simply hope they will connect with the scene or with their scene partner. The same applies to anyone who’s public speaking. While you may not deliver a captivating talk every time, you can learn to apply technique, and in turn, become a fearless speaker every time. But your nerves are not the only thing you have to master. You must also:

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208 Breaking Down Your Ideas – Madison Campbell
06 Nov 2018

Science, Space, Speaking, Ideas, Audience

208 Breaking Down Your Ideas – Madison Campbell

Summary

One of the hallmarks of an effective TEDx talk is connecting with an audience and spreading your ideas. But if you are not careful, you can overwhelm your audience with unnecessary details related to your topic. Today’s guest shares her experience as a TEDx speaker and how she broke down the ideas of a complex topic.

Madison is a Researcher, Data Scientist, and Medical Program Director. She is also the Chapter President for Young Americans for Liberty. Her research on neurodegenerative diseases has been published in 12 studies. She discovered creative expression at a young age through dance and as a young adult devoted her education to ballet and musical theater. Her life took a drastic turn when she received a diagnosis of “Thoracic Outlet Syndrome” as a freshman in college. Despite her low energy levels, she was determined not to let that hold her back from enjoying college. After being told by her surgeon she was not allowed to have a summer job, she found herself immersed in recovery so her illness would not hold her back. Little did she know, this restful recovery would soon encourage her to a new line of work. Her illness pushed her to seek more knowledge in the scientific field of infectious diseases, epidemiology, and neuro-epidemiology.

We’ll explore:

  • How she has blended her interests in epidemiology and space travel.
  • Madison’s experience being a TEDx speaker.
  • What she learned about herself in the process of preparing her talk.
  • What Madison would do differently next time.
  • The surprising aspects of doing a TEDx talk.
  • How being a TEDx speaker has impacted Madison personally and professionally.
  • Three pieces of advice for potential TEDx speakers.

Interview Links

Madison’s TEDx talk: Viruses in Space, Cancer at Home

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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

RabbiPoupko.com

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