142 Becoming Vulnerable with Your Audience – Adrienne Dorison

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What is the best way to connect with your audience? Our guest today shares an unconventional answer: becoming vulnerable with your audience helps you connect in a powerful way. She also offers tips to help you become more vulnerable and effective in your speaking.

Adrienne Dorison is the CEO of Lean Growth Group, a consultancy that helps businesses double their results with half the effort. She’s leading a movement called Good Businesses Do Good™ that focuses on helping entrepreneurs earn more to give more. Adrienne lives in St. Petersburg, Florida with her husband, Tyler, her Bernese mountain dog, Church, and their rescue terrier, Airy.

We’ll explore:

  • What Adrienne believe makes a good speaker.
  • The importance of vulnerability in connecting with an audience.
  • How Adrienne prepares for a talk.
  • Tips for finding out more about your audience.
  • Why winging it is selfish and doesn’t allow you to go to a vulnerable place with your audience.
  • Adrienne’s do-over moment.
  • How to be vulnerable with your audience without requiring sympathy from them.
  • What you can do as a speaker to guarantee that you will be heard.

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