225 Do What You Do Best – Lee Jackson

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Problem-Solving, Mistakes, Vulnerability, Stories, Observation

225 Do What You Do Best – Lee Jackson


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


Lee’s “Get Good at Presenting” Podcast

Email Lee to get 50% off his PowerPoint Surgery online course

Connect with Lee on Facebook

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Lee’s YouTube channel


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