223 Make the Investment in Yourself – Karen Litzy
16 Apr 2019

Confidence, Pitching, Relationships, Audience, Practice

223 Make the Investment in Yourself – Karen Litzy

Summary

Speaking success doesn’t come automatically. You may be known in your field, but you must start at the beginning when building a speaking career. Today’s guest shares her story of making the investment in herself and building her speaking career over a number of years.

Dr. Karen Litzy is a licensed physical therapist, international speaker, owner of Karen Litzy Physical Therapy, host of the podcast “Healthy Wealthy & Smart,” and the creator of the Women in Physical Therapy Summit. Through her work as a physical therapist, she has helped thousands of people overcome painful conditions, recover from surgery, and return to their lives with family and friends.

As a podcast host, she has interviewed influencers in the world of health, medicine, and entrepreneurship, including Gloria Steinem, Dr. Karim Kahn, JJ Virgin, and Professor Lorimer Moseley.

She has been a featured speaker at national and international prevents, including the International Olympic Committee, the Injury Prevention Conference in Monaco, and the Sri Lanka Sports & Exercise Medicine Conference.

We’ll explore:

  • The importance of becoming a student of speaking in order to get more stages.
  • Karen’s process for pitching herself as a speaker.
  • The importance of being yourself with your content and ideas when pitching.
  • Why you must build relationships over a number of years in order to be successful in speaking.
  • How setting an intention can help you accomplish your goals faster.
  • The importance of your community in helping you be more successful.
  • Why you must know the material inside out.
  • How speaking has increased Karen’s business by other physical therapists referring patients to her, and having the courage to branch out beyond the stage.
  • Karen’s tips for getting into public speaking.

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KarenLitzy.com

Healthy Wealthy & Smart Podcast

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222 Knowing & Owning Who You Are – Jazz Biancci
09 Apr 2019

Vulnerability, Authenticity, Identity, Connection, Collaboration

222 Knowing & Owning Who You Are – Jazz Biancci

 Summary

One of the most powerful questions you can ask yourself as a speaker is, “Who am I?” When you truly know and own your unique identity and perspective, you can powerfully impact an audience. Today’s guest shares her story, as well as practical strategies, for building your speaking business out of your true and vulnerable self.

Jazz Biancci, CAPP, is the founder and creator of Spiraling into Genius and The Consciousness Masculinity. As an author, speaker, and channel, Jazz sees the invisible influence and helps people discover what they don’t know, in order for them to have greater impact in the world.

We’ll explore:

  • Various ways to define monetization, and how Jazz has been able to monetize her message.
  • How Jazz had to get over who she was in the past, and why the gift of failure led her to greater opportunities.
  • Why everything is energy, and how we are a tower sending out radio waves into the world.
  • Possible resources you can receive from speaking: money, referrals, social media reach, connections and collaborations for the future, book sales, future projects and events.
  • The importance of aligning with people you want to be in business with.
  • How speaking has impacted Jazz’s life and business.
  • Practical tips for building your speaking business.

Interview Links

JazzBiancci.com

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221 Say Yes to Opportunities – Sharon Holand Gelfand
02 Apr 2019

Opportunities, Speaker Sheet, Mistakes, Negotiation, Confidence

221 Say Yes to Opportunities – Sharon Holand Gelfand

Summary

How are you compensated as a speaker? It’s not just about receiving money—it’s also about receiving experience, making connections, and getting referrals. Today’s guest shares her journey to the stage, and why you should say “yes” to the opportunities in front of you to begin, or build, your speaking career.

Sharon Holand Gelfand is a healthcare disruptor. As a certified functional diagnostic nutritionist, Sharon transforms women’s lives by healing their guts. She gets to the root of their most common health complaints by testing—not guessing—and incorporates lifestyle shifts filled with more energy and less stress.

We’ll explore:

  • Sharon’s journey to the stage.
  • How Sharon monetizes her speaking.
  • Strategies for making the transition from speaking for experience to speaking for fees.
  • Advice for negotiation a speaking fee and getting clear on what you want from a speaking engagement.
  • What a speaker one-sheet is, and why it’s important to your speaking career.
  • Mistakes Sharon has made in speaking, and what she has learned from them.
  • The need to spend time working on your speaking pitch.
  • How speaking has impacted Sharon’s business, and why Sharon believes that speaking is a core component of any business.
  • Sharon’s advice for taking the plunge to get started in speaking.

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SharonHoland.com

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220 Be Clear, Compelling & Convincing – Zach Messler 
26 Mar 2019

Audience, Energy, Business, Clarity, Communication

220 Be Clear, Compelling & Convincing – Zach Messler 

Summary

Speaking is just like any other communication in business: you must be clear, compelling, and convincing. Today’s guest shares practical tips for accomplishing all three C’s, and why each is vital to building your business.

Some of the greatest ideas to ever happen … won’t. Why? Miscommunication. That’s where Zach Messler comes in. Zach is the messaging guy, and he can help you know what to say and how to say it so you make a bigger impact on the world … and your wallet.

We’ll explore:

  • How Zach transitioned from the corporate world to speaking.
  • The three C’s of great communication: be clear, compelling, and convincing.
  • How effective communication drives business and helps you make money.
  • How speaking has impacted Zach’s business, and the value of being on panels or podcasts in addition to the stage.
  • Why people can’t feel the written word like they can feel your energy when you are speaking.
  • Practical tips to become a better speaker.

Interview Links

ZachMessler.com

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219 Be Confident in Your Own Story – Stephanie McAuliffe
19 Mar 2019

Story, Confidence, Fear, Relationships, Mindset

219 Be Confident in Your Own Story – Stephanie McAuliffe

Summary

How do you develop the confidence to build a speaking career? Today’s guest, who transitioned from a successful career on Wall Street, shares why it’s vital to lean into your own story, be vulnerable, and go deeper to make a bigger impact.

Stephanie McAuliffe is a speaker and guide. She’s the author of The Message in the Bottle: Finding Hope and Peace Amidst the Chaos of Living with an Alcoholic. Ex 27 years on Wall Street, she now is founder of Reclaiming Your Self, guiding people to heal body, mind, and spirit by unleashing the past and stepping into a clear future.

We’ll explore:

  • Stephanie’s story of working on Wall Street and making the transition to speaking.
  • How to bridge the gap of making a difference in the world but also being paid to do it.
  • How to monetize a speaking tour when you are not directly compensated for your talks.
  • The power of saying, “I’m not the right person to help you, but I know someone who can.”
  • Various ways you can monetize speaking.
  • How to get over your fear of asking for a specific number for your speaking fee, and why Stephanie rehearses asking for her number.
  • What Stephanie has learned from speaking mistakes she has made.
  • How becoming a speaker has impacted Stephanie’s business.
  • Practical tips on become a speaker.

Interview Links

StephanieBMcAuliffe.com

The Message in the Bottleby Stephanie McAuliffe

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218 Shift Your Mindset and Grab the Mic – Amina AlTai
12 Mar 2019

Wellness, Mindset, Resonant, Audience, Courage

218 Shift Your Mindset and Grab the Mic – Amina AlTai

Summary

What is standing between you and the speaking success you’d like to have? Today’s guest helps you see that the obstacle is not “out there”—it’s “in here.” She shares the importance of shifting your mindset so you can grab the mic and begin making growing your audience and business.

Wellness expert and business advisor Amina AlTai knows what it means to be a millennial on the move! She began her marketing career at Cartier and Vera Wang, then co-founded her own marketing agency and worked with clients such as Samsung and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. She later led the marketing teams of wellness leaders Bliss and Spafinder Wellness.

Amina speaks around the world, consults Fortune 500 companies, and shares her unique methodology for entrepreneurs to be what she calls “entreprenourished”—a term coined by Amina that refers to her key practices that nourish and nurture founders, their businesses, and their bottom lines.

We’ll explore:

  • Amina’s journey to the stage and why she decided to speak.
  • How Amina determined her speaking fee.
  • Why you must persevere, and why “no” means “not yet.”
  • The importance of finding the right stages—the people and places who will connect with your work.
  • How speaking connects to various other parts of Amina’s business.
  • What Amina has learned from mistakes she has made in speaking.
  • The shift from being “perfect” to being “resonant.”
  • The importance of clarity in building your speaking business.
  • Practical tips for becoming a paid speaker.

Interview Links

Amina AlTai

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217 The Genuine Art of Connection – Jenn Edden
05 Mar 2019

Humor, Networking, Connection, Audience, Money

217 The Genuine Art of Connection – Jenn Edden

Summary

The best way to make an impact on your audience and form a genuine connection is to be yourself. Today’s guest shares the secrets to building these powerful connections and staying relevant to your audience.

Jenn Edden is a sugar addiction expert, author and empowerment coach. Jenn healed herself of gastritis at 22 years old and survived a near death gas explosion at 28 years old. It became very clear at that point in her life that she had a calling to teach others the same techniques she used to heal her body naturally and break free from sugar addiction. Jenn is a certified health coach and for the past 14+ years she has been teaching others how to take back control of what they eat and drink without dieting, deprivation or denial.

We’ll explore:

  • Jenn’s journey to the stage.
  • The importance of not making the talk about yourself.
  • How to nurture relationships and create opportunities for yourself and your business.
  • The importance of giving potential clients the benefit of the doubt when you don’t immediately hear back from them.
  • What Jenn has learned from mistakes she has made in speaking.
  • How doing improv has impacted Jenn’s life and business.
  • Why it’s vital to learn the art of receiving.
  • Practical tips to learn the art of speaking and monetizing your message.
  • Why it’s more important to be relevant than being concerned with your exposure.

Interview Links

JECoaching.com

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216 Payment Comes in Many Forms – Todd Cherches
26 Feb 2019

Compensation, Audience, Communication, Relationships, Opportunities

216 Payment Comes in Many Forms – Todd Cherches

Summary

Speakers normally think of compensation in terms of money. Today’s guest shares how he has used the opportunity to be “paid” many different ways to grow his business and impact more lives.

Todd Cherches is the CEO & Co-founder of BigBlueGumball, a NYC-based executive coaching firm specializing in management training and leadership development. He’s also a two-time award-winning Adjunct Professor of Leadership at NYU and Columbia University. He is currently in the process of writing his first book, entitled Visual Leadership: Leveraging the Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and in Life.

We’ll explore:

  • How Todd began making a living at public speaking.
  • Why Todd keeps a snail shell in his pocket when speaking.
  • Various ways that Todd monetizes his speaking.
  • The value of doing unpaid speaking gigs to increase visibility and credibility.
  • Two questions every audience asks: 1) Why should I care? 2) What’s in it for me?
  • How becoming a speaker has increased Todd’s business.
  • How to filter opportunities through the lenses of visibility, voice, and value.
  • Practical techniques to improve your speaking and communication.

Interview Links

BigBlueGumball.com

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The Naked Presenter by Garr Reynolds

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215 Nailing Down Your Niche – Amy O’Neill
19 Feb 2019

Business, Networking, Resilience, Community, Practice

215 Nailing Down Your Niche – Amy O’Neill

Your message is not for everyone. While that goes against the conventional wisdom of seeking as wide an audience as possible, you will thrive as a speaker when you get specific about your message. Today’s guest shares her story of nailing down her niche and how it has impacted her speaking business.

A Boston Marathon bombing survivor and resiliency expert, Amy O’Neill MS brings a unique perspective to any environment and can provide employees or audiences with tools to overcome perceived adversity, reduce stress and thrive in the workplace or life. Amy can provide keen insight to assist in learning how to change undesirable obstacles into positive outcomes. Navigate through tough experiences to a better you! She believes you are capable of much more than you ever thought possible.

We’ll explore:

  • What Amy learned from surviving the Boston Marathon bombing.
  • Amy’s journey to speaking from the stage.
  • How Amy monetizes her message of resilience.
  • The value of getting specific with your niche.
  • Amy’s process for getting comfortable with asking for compensation.
  • The importance of selling yourself as a speaker.
  • What Amy has learned from mistakes she has made as a speaker.
  • The value of investing in practice.
  • Practical tips for becoming a more effective speaker.

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AmyCONeill.com

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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.

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DrKristinaHallett.org

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