Episode 153 Interpret Your Personal Journey – Mandy Antoniacci

What does an audience truly want? Do they come just for information or to hear a speaker read from notes or slides? Today’s guest offers a powerful reminder that an audience wants you to interpret your personal journey. By stepping into the shoes of the audience and understanding what moves them, you can create a voice that makes people want to listen.

Mandy Antoniacchi is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, columnist, and activist. Her body of work has earned her global recognition and exclusive discussions with elite sport figures and social leaders around the world (such as Pittsburgh Steelers’ Owner Art Rooney, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, and Mark Cuban), covering topics such as equality, globalization of sport, technology, entrepreneurship, and the progression of youth leagues, to name but a few.

Mandy’s work has been featured and discussed in Sports Illustrated, Business Insider, Forbes, Huffington Post, Yahoo Finance, and as curriculum at academic institutions nationwide. Her passion and activism make her an in-demand speaker on topics such as social enterprise, women in tech, leadership, and culture. She regularly appears on radio networks such as WGN, ESPN Radio and various sports and business podcasts. As a former collegiate athlete, Mandy can usually be found training for her next marathon along the Hudson or writing her first, soon-to-publish book in NYC where she resides.

We’ll explore:

  • What Mandy believes makes a good speaker.
  • Mandy’s advice for anyone wanting to make a career out of speaking.
  • Why Mandy presents her talk in front of three different types of people, and how those types are connected to your audience.
  • The first thing Mandy does when she is asked to speak.
  • Why it’s important to do an honest valuation of your narrative.
  • Tangible strategies for structuring your talk for maximum impact.
  • Why you should never deliver a memorized script, and what to do instead.
  • The importance of interpreting your personal journey.

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