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

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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

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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

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255 Check Your Ego at the Door – Patty Lennon
26 Nov 2019

Speaking, Storytelling, Ego, Intuition, Structure

255 Check Your Ego at the Door – Patty Lennon

Summary

At its core, storytelling and leadership are not about you. They are all about impacting and serving your audience, team, or followers. Today’s guest will help every leader and storyteller check their ego at the door and risk the edge of their own vulnerability in order to become more effective.

Patty is a keynote speaker and best-selling author who inspires audiences to lead with passion and purpose. She is an expert business coach that believes our businesses are not only a way to make money and contribute to our fellow humans but are also a conduit for our soul’s evolution.

We’ll explore:

  • How an intuitive or channel can further hone their skills as a speaker.
  • The importance of checking your ego at the door as a speaker.
  • What makes a great storyteller.
  • Patty’s role models in storytelling and leadership.
  • How to use the persistent rejection of structures to your benefit.
  • Patty’s process of channeling as a speaker.

Interview Links

PattyLennon.com

The Wealth & Purpose Podcast

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254 A Great Speaker is Like a Surgeon – Johnny Wimbrey
19 Nov 2019

Storytelling, Authenticity, Leadership, Permission, Coaching

254 A Great Speaker is Like a Surgeon – Johnny Wimbrey

Summary

“A great speaker is like a surgeon: they can cut you open and then sew you back up.” That is one of the many amazing insights you’ll hear from today’s guest, who shares his powerful journey from a scarred past to taking big stages and impacting countless lives today.

Johnny Wimbrey began life in a battered women’s shelter with his single mother, was exposed to drugs by the age of 8, and was selling by the age of 14. He managed to not only turn his life around but create immense success for himself and others. Johnny’s published works include bestseller From the Hood to Doing Good, and he has sold half a million printed copies in a combined effort across the globe.

Johnny regularly speaks for non-profit organizations and reunites children with their mothers whom they’ve been separated from for years due to government powers. He and his wife, Crystal, are co-founders of the non-profit Wimbrey WorldWide Ministries, which has built six schools in Central America and helped fund water purification systems in Africa.

 We’ll explore:

  • How Johnny is using his personal story to impact others.
  • The value of having a coach in your life.
  • Johnny’s role models in storytelling and leadership.
  • What is means to craft an artful story.
  • The importance of getting permission from an audience.
  • Mistakes leaders make when telling their story.
  • Why you must have boundaries as a leader.

Interview Links

CoachJohnny.com

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253 Storytelling from the Heart – Robin Gelfenbien
12 Nov 2019

Vulnerability, Leadership, Storytelling, Heart, Audience

253 Storytelling from the Heart – Robin Gelfenbien

Summary

As a leader and a storyteller, the temptation is to project yourself as strong and invulnerable. Today’s guest reveals the power of speaking and leading from the heart. You’ll learn how to inject fun and creativity into your speaking and better connect with others as a human being.

Robin Gelfenbien is a NYC-based storyteller, writer and comedian whose told stories alongside luminaries like Hannah Gadsby and Trevor Noah. She’s also a two-time Moth StorySLAM winner who has performed on PBS, RISK! and Mortified.

Robin is the Creator and Host of the storytelling series and podcast, “Yum’s the Word,” that features her homemade ice cream cakes. The show has been named a New York Times Critic’s Pick and guests have included Tim Gunn, Joy Behar and more.

We’ll explore: 

  • What Robin calls herself the “Ambassador of Fun.”
  • Robin’s experience driving the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, and what she learned from it.
  • How speaking from the heart makes you a good storyteller.
  • Robin’s storytelling and leadership role models.
  • The difference between a story and an anecdote.
  • Mistakes people make in sharing their story.
  • The best narrative talks Robin ever heard, and what she learned from them.

Interview Links

RobinGelfenbien.com

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252 The Generous Storyteller – Antesa Jensen
05 Nov 2019

Leadership, Mindset, Storytelling, Generosity, Vulnerability

Summary

Storytelling and leadership are all about sharing—not only our stories, but who we are at our core. Today’s guest shares why this simple concept of generosity is so critical to great leadership and storytelling, and how to share more of yourself and your experiences with your audience.

Antesa Jensen is an emotional intelligence and human-centric innovation expert, specializing in evoking and conjuring the genius in others, potentiating personal and cultural entropy in organizations, and teaching leaders how to create brilliant teams through keynote speeches, bespoke transformational experiences, and 1:1 coaching.

We’ll explore: 

  • How storytelling can help us embrace our collective humanity and generate massive amounts of empathy.
  • Why great storytellers are generous.
  • The language of the body and vibration, and how it is related to storytelling.
  • How Antesa visualized her appearance on a TED stage.
  • What makes a great storyteller and leader.
  • How to reframe failure as learning and change your own story.
  • The difference between being vulnerable and being raw.
  • Why your thoughts are not the same things as your feelings.

Interview Links

AntesaJensen.com

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251 The Best Storytellers are the Best Listeners – Ann Kowal Smith
29 Oct 2019

Listening, Storytelling, Audience, Leadership, Vulnerability

Summary

Storytelling is not one-way communication. Instead, it involves a great deal of listening, whether you are telling a story on a stage or with your team in the workplace. On this episode, our guest reveals why listening is such a vital part of storytelling, and how to use it as a tool to invite people into powerful stories.

Ann Kowal Smith is the Founder & Executive Director of Books@Work, a workplace program that builds community and deepens social connection to support inclusive, productive, and collaborative organizations. Books@Work’s novel approach has been recognized in the Harvard Business Review and Forbes, honored by the National Book Foundation, and discussed on WBUR’s On Point.

We’ll explore: 

  • How to use stories to create opportunities for you and your team to see each 
  • How a story can trigger your own stories, and how your own stories and then in sharing your own stories, you begin to see things in your leadership style that needs some work.
  • Why listening is so vital to leadership.
  • How to be a great storyteller and leader in your everyday life.
  • Ann’s role models in storytelling and leadership.
  • Why vulnerability makes a great story.
  • The biggest mistake leaders make when telling their story.

Interview Links

BooksAtWork.com

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250 Audience-Centered Storytelling – Bill Carmody
22 Oct 2019

Storytelling, Audience, Engagement, Speaking, Vulnerability

Summary

Our stories and speaking begin with us, but they end with the audience. On this episode, we’ll explore how to powerfully impact audiences by focusing on their needs. You’ll also learn about the connection between storytelling and the right side of the brain, story archetypes, vulnerability, and much more.

Bill Carmody is the founder and CEO of Trepoint, a 22-year digital marketing veteran and TEDx speaker. His purpose in life is to be an inspirational leader who enjoys solving problems and creating breakthroughs for those brave enough to build a better future.

We’ll explore: 

  • How the right side of the brain is connected with storytelling.
  • How to become audience-centered by knowing where they are coming from.
  • The 5 story archetypes.
  • The value of asking open-ended what, how, and why questions.
  • How to use the 7-second rule to help your audience become engaged.
  • Why the greatest leaders are audience-centered, and how to use this principle in public speaking.
  • How to consciously weaving words together to make an impact on the audience.
  • Why vulnerability makes a great story.
  • How Bill prepared for this conversation with “I am enough.”
  • The biggest mistakes leaders make in sharing their story.

Interview Links

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249 Leadership & Storytelling: One and the Same
15 Oct 2019


Leadership, Storytelling, Speaking, Communication, Community

Summary

As a speaker, you have an amazing tool at your disposal. This tool can create community, inspire new ways of thinking, and help you make a powerful impact on your audience. On this season of The Big Talk, we’ll look at the power of storytelling and how it is an indispensable tool for leadership. In this episode, Tricia shares her story of taking stages, and why storytelling and leadership are one and the same.

We’ll explore: 

  • How Oprah Winfrey, Heidi Schreck, and Maya Angelou took the stage asked us to create new stories.
  • The story of how I took my first stages and my first audition with Lucinda Childs.
  • Why I said no to playing the lead role in “Einstein on the Beach.”
  • The importance of deeply understanding communication in order to be captivating.
  • Why we are all capable of having great impact on the world.
  • The power of stories to give groups a shared experience.

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