233 The Art of Invisible Influence – Jazz Biancci
25 Jun 2019

Connection, Influence, Audience, Energy, Channeling

The Art of Invisible Influence – Jazz Biancci 

Summary

Most speakers come to the stage having rehearsed from a script. However, today’s guest reveals her unique process for preparing for a talk and influencing the audience in an “invisible” way.

Jazz Biancci CAPP, is the founder of Spiraling into Genius. As an author, speaker, and channel, Jazz has spent the last five years helping Emmy-Award winning producers and thought leaders transform their connections to self and others through Invisible Influence. A former ghostwriter for Simon and Schuster, Jazz has been a speaker at the Fit, Feminine & Fierce Conference, Soul Clarity & Abundance Live, Speakers Salon and Speakers Who Dare.

We’ll explore:

  • Jazz’s unique form of presentation, which involves channeling energy.
  • The importance of connection in the speaking process.
  • What Jazz learned about herself during the “Speakers Who Dare” process.
  • Why it’s OK not to take things so seriously.
  • Jazz’s preparation process for speaking.
  • How she communicates what she does to event organizers.
  • The importance of taking risk in your preparation.
  • Tips for anyone who wants to do a big talk.

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Jazz’s talk: A Talk Happens

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232 Investigate Your Passion – Nydia Han
18 Jun 2019

Passion, Practice, Speaking, Daring, Audience

Investigate Your Passion – Nydia Han

Summary

Where do inspiration and passion come from? Today’s guest shares her story of experiencing a “close call” in traffic, and how it prompted her to investigate a passion that she brought to her big talk. Her story will encourage you to begin investigating your passion as well, perhaps in unexpected ways.

Nydia Han is an Emmy-award winning TV news journalist and creator of the documentary series, #ThisIsAmerica, where she invites us to get to know each other’s unique American stories, check our own biases, and act as positive agents of change and unity in our communities. Nydia earned her B.S. in Journalism with a focus on International Studies from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She’s focused her decades-long career in television news on investigative and solutions journalism aimed at protecting consumers and encouraging businesses as well as government agencies to do the right thing.

Nydia serves on the community advisory board for the Asian American Women’s Coalition in Philadelphia, advocates for lung cancer research, mentors aspiring journalists, and is trying really, really hard to teach her two young kids to speak Korean.

We’ll explore:

  • Why Nydia decided to step into the role of “Speakers Who Dare.”
  • A traffic incident that impacted Nydia greatly and gave her the inspiration for her talk.
  • What she learned about herself in taking the stage.
  • Nydia’s advice for sharing your passion through speaking.
  • Nydia’s rehearsal process.
  • The most surprising part of being involved in the Speakers Who Dare event.
  • Three tips for crafting an effective big talk.

Interview Links

Nydia’s talk: Label Makers

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231 Pursue a Greater Purpose – George Andriopoulos
11 Jun 2019

Audience, Speaking, Purpose, Communication, Community

Pursue a Greater Purpose – George Andriopoulos

Summary

Every speaker must focus on themselves to some degree as they prepare for their big talk. But in the end, it’s all about serving a greater purpose and reaching an audience. Today’s guest shares his story of how Speakers Who Dare impacted his speaking and helped him focus on a greater purpose.

George Andriopoulos is the award-winning CEO of Launchpad Five One Six. A creative disruptor and corporate turnaround artist, George inspires change for businesses and individuals stuck in the mindset of defining themselves by their mistakes. He’s taken his unique journey to the stage as a TEDx, keynote, and motivational speaker, delivering talks that spark change.

We’ll explore:

  • Why George’s speaking platform has been so important the last few years.
  • What George learned about himself while preparing for Speakers Who Dare.
  • The value of being open to constructive criticism.
  • Why it’s important to be part of a community.
  • How becoming a “speaker who dares” has impacted George personally and professionally.
  • A bit about George’s talk.
  • George’s suggestions for doing a big talk.

Interview Links

George’s talk: (Not Just) for Profit

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230 Ask Me Anything – Tricia Brouk
04 Jun 2019

Audience, Podcast, Tribe, Speaking, Communication

Ask Me Anything – Tricia Brouk

Summary

On this episode, Tricia answers listener questions and offers valuable speaking tips you can put into practice right away.

We’ll explore:

  • How to create a tribe when speaking is a solitary sport.
  • What makes a great podcast guest.
  • How to start a podcast.
  • How to choose podcast titles and episode titles.
  • Other valuable tips for becoming an effective speaker.

Resources

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229 Strategies for Getting Booked – Diane DiResta
28 May 2019

Sales, Marketing, Business, Training, Relationships

229 Strategies for Getting Booked – Diane DiResta

Summary

You have honed and crafted your message, and you’re ready to share it with audiences. But how do you actually get booked as a speaker? Today’s guest shares loads of tips you can start putting into practice right away to start booking more speaking opportunities.

Diane DiResta, CSP, is Founder and CEO of DiResta Communications, Inc., a New York City consultancy that serves business leaders who deliver high-stakes presentations, whether one-to-one, in front of a crowd, or from an electronic platform. Diane is the author of Knockout Presentations: How to Deliver Your Message with Power, Punch, and Pizzazz, which has been called the “Bible of Public Speaking.” With a client list that boasts companies and organizations
like Tiffany & Co., Madison Square Garden, NBA, Spectrum Reach, and L’Oreal.

A Certified Speaking Professional, Diane is one of only 12% of speakers to hold that designation. She was President of the New York City chapter of National Speakers Association and former media trainer for the NBA and WNBA. Diane has been featured on CNN and Bloomberg Radio, and quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Guardian UK, and Investor’s Business Daily. She currently resides in Staten Island, New York.

We’ll explore:

  • Why speaking is the new competitive advantage.
  • How Diane transitioned to a speaking career.
  • The value of speaking for free at the beginning of your speaking career in places such as Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, or libraries.
  • Strategies to book yourself on stages.
  • Why you should not be a “jack of all trades” when pitching yourself.
  • What Diane has learned from mistakes she has made in speaking.
  • The value of getting training in sales and marketing, and focusing on building your relationships and network.

Interview Links

DiResta.com

Knockout Presentations by Diane DiResta

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228 Who Needs to Hear Your Message? – Tara Bradford 
21 May 2019

Fear, Confidence, Communication, Storytelling, Pitching

228 Who Needs to Hear Your Message? – Tara Bradford 

Summary

A key part of having a successful speaking business is targeting your ideal client with your message. In other words: Who needs to hear your message? Today’s guest will help you think strategically and hone in on your ideal client when crafting and pitching your talks. In addition, she shares many actionable tips for developing an effective speaking business.

Tara Bradford is a Publicity Strategist and International Speaker. She is also the CEO of Rae Media Group, a PR agency that helps CEOs and Founders develop their personal brand and thought leadership. Her work has been featured in Forbes, HuffPost, Thrive Global, Bustle, and more.

We’ll explore:

  • How Tara transitioned from her role as a nurse to her current role in her agency.
  • Tara’s journey of overcoming her fear of speaking.
  • Thoughts on turning your speaking into a business.
  • Why you need to be strategic and speak to your ideal client.
  • How to use storytelling to speak to one person, but have it relate to many people.
  • How to pitch and land a paid speaking gig.
  • The power of labeling yourself as a “Keynote” speaker.
  • Why you should reframe “speaking for free” as “waiving your free” so that you always attach a value to your speaking.
  • How to use a speaking reel when pitching yourself.
  • How speaking has impacted Tara’s business.

Interview Links

TaraRaeBradford.com

Tara’s FREE video series and checklist to upgrade your online presence to be seen as an authority in your industry

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227 From Professor to Public Speaker – Dr. Lindsay Padilla 
14 May 2019

Relationships, Business, Teaching, Courses, Problem-Solving

227 From Professor to Public Speaker – Dr. Lindsay Padilla 

Summary

People make the transition to public speaking in many ways. Today’s guest was a community college professor and used her teaching skills to add value to others through speaking. You’ll learn a variety of lessons on the business of speaking as she shares her story.

Dr. Lindsay Padilla is the ex-professor-turned-entrepreneur behind Build a Better Beta, an online program that helps influential experts release courses to their audiences quickly and easily, so they can focus on theirs teaching. The Better Beta Framework was born out of her tenure-track years teaching adults online at a community college and the ridiculous amount of learning she’s done in all things education. With this unique background, she is also the rambunctious host of the Academics Mean Business Podcast and Community, which shares the journeys of other academics who have made the leap into entrepreneurship.

We’ll explore:

  • The differences and similarities between teaching and public speaking.
  • Lindsay’s journey from the classroom to the stage.
  • How Lindsay saw something missing in the business community and went after a need.
  • Why marketers and educators approach online courses very differently.
  • How to be altruistic and still ask for money.
  • Why a product should be a solution to a problem people have.
  • The value of structuring your business around your strengths, gifts, and calling.
  • Various ways you can use your talk and translate it to different mediums: podcast, Facebook live, small paid workshop.
  • How becoming a speaker has impacted Lindsay’s business.
  • Why authority is not something you assign yourself—it’s something people give you.
  • Tips for becoming a paid speaker.

Interview Links

LindsayMPadilla.com

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226 Use Your Voice to Empower Others – Robin Joy Meyers
07 May 2019

Fear, Audience, Connection, Empowerment, Business

226 Use Your Voice to Empower Others – Robin Joy Meyers

Summary

What is the end result of your speaking? Of course, making a living is very high on the list. Yet at the end of the day, our speaking is not only about us. It’s ultimately about empowering others and changing lives. Today’s guest will equip you to find your unique voice boldly empower your audience to take action.

Robin Joy Meyers is best-selling author, radio host, international speaker and a
molecular geneticist. Robin’s expertise in the fields of mindset, leadership, and transitions empowers women to give themselves permission to harness fear and pivot and speak their truths.

We’ll explore:

  • Why fear can be an advantage when you choose how you deal with it.
  • How Robin is using her upcoming international speaking tour to strategize more opportunities to speak.
  • Robin’s thoughts on the business of speaking, and why there is always the opportunity to monetize.
  • What Robin has learned from speaking mistakes.
  • How speaking has helped Robin’s business.
  • Tips for becoming a speaker.

Interview Links

RobinJoyMeyers.com

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Resources

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224.5 Becoming an Identity Leader – Stedman Graham
30 Apr 2019

Identity Leadership – Free Chapter Download HERE

Leadership, Identity, Growth, Change, Legacy 

224.5 Becoming an Identity Leader – Stedman Graham 

Summary 

The biggest opportunity you have today is leadership. But leadership doesn’t come from a position or title—it comes first from your identity. Today’s guest shares a process you can use to maximize your potential and become more focused and effective leader. 

Stedman Graham has built a strong reputation for helping corporations, organizations, and individuals succeed. His life’s work has been and continues to be focused on teaching the value and process of Identity Leadership. He is the author of 11 books, including two New York Times bestsellers, and is the Chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, a management and marketing consulting firm. He lives in Chicago, IL.

We’ll explore:   

  • What it means to be an “identity leader” and take control over your life. 
  • The value knowledge, information, and mindset, and changing your thinking on a daily basis. 
  • How to create your own personal learning system. 
  • Why Stedman believes so strongly in the concept of identity leadership. 
  • The importance of failure in the learning and growth process. 
  • Why we should anticipate and embrace disruption. 
  • How identity leadership helps you leave a legacy. 
  • Why changing your thoughts is vital to changing yourself. 
  • Why you must define yourself instead of letting others define you. 
  • Oprah’s example of being focused and consistent in becoming one of the world’s most effective communicators. 
  • The wide-open opportunity for leadership today. 
  • Why most people are afraid to dream today. 
  • The impact Stedman wants his book to have. 

 Interview Links 

StedmanGraham.com 

Identity Leadership: To Lead Others You Must First Lead Yourself by Stedman Graham 

FREE download: Chapter 1 of Identity Leadership 

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Resources 

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225 Do What You Do Best – Lee Jackson
29 Apr 2019

Problem-Solving, Mistakes, Vulnerability, Stories, Observation

225 Do What You Do Best – Lee Jackson

 Summary

There are many different models of public speaking: consulting, training, keynotes, workshops, and others. Today’s guest cuts through the clutter with a reminder to focus on the kind of speaking you do best. In addition, he offers lots of practical tips for improving your business and solving your clients’ problems through speaking.

Lee Jackson is an International Speaker, Presentation Coach, and author of 12 books. He works in businesses and education helping people to Get Good in challenging times. He is a past President of the Professional Speaking Association in the UK & Ireland. He lives with his wife and twins in Yorkshire, England. He loves good comedy, old school Hip Hop, and basketball. He doesn’t like gardening.

We’ll explore:

  • How Lee transitioned to speaking from the stage.
  • Why you should focus on what you do best.
  • The importance of making connections and joining communities.
  • Why Lee frames speaking as problem-solving.
  • Lee’s advice on the business of speaking, and why you must solve a problem that you enjoy working on.
  • Some of the mistakes Lee has made in speaking, and how he dealt with him.
  • The importance of listening to feedback and observing other speakers who are different than you.
  • Why you should make sure your slides are great if you use them.

Interview Links

LeeJackson.biz

Lee’s “Get Good at Presenting” Podcast

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