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.
You can prepare for a big talk, but what happens when the unexpected happens or you go “off book”? Today’s guest shares how she maintains a tension between preparation and living in the moment when speaking. You’ll learn how these strategies apply to your speaking as well as your life and business.
Dr. Kristina Hallett is a board-certified clinical psychologist, executive coach, and speaker who specializes in harnessing the positive power of stress, self-compassion, and radical self-care. She helps professionals develop skills to make stress work to their advantage to increase productivity and well-being through changes in mindset, perspective, and everyday practices.
When it comes to your platform, it’s easy to feel like the various pieces don’t connect together. Today’s guest shares how she has blended her storytelling, speaking, and leadership into a unique mix, and how you can do the same as well.
Mari Carmen Pizarro is the Founder of Whole Leadership Systems, a boutique consulting firm dedicated to developing high-performing executives and leaders. She has over 25 years of experience in leadership and human performance and is an expert at integrating emotional intelligence with sustained levels of high performance. A seasoned Keynote and TEDx speaker, Mari Carmen captivates audiences all over the world, bridging the multicultural and diversity gaps with her content. She is also the founder of the International Leadership Academy for Women.
One of the most important elements of becoming a daring speaker is to embrace who you are and become vulnerable. Today’s guest shares his journey of learning to claim his story and share it with the world.
Most speakers come to the stage having rehearsed from a script. However, today’s guest reveals her unique process for preparing for a talk and influencing the audience in an “invisible” way.
Where do inspiration and passion come from? Today’s guest shares her story of experiencing a “close call” in traffic, and how it prompted her to investigate a passion that she brought to her big talk. Her story will encourage you to begin investigating your passion as well, perhaps in unexpected ways.
On this episode, Tricia answers listener questions and offers valuable speaking tips you can put into practice right away.
You have honed and crafted your message, and you’re ready to share it with audiences. But how do you actually get booked as a speaker? Today’s guest shares loads of tips you can start putting into practice right away to start booking more speaking opportunities.
A key part of having a successful speaking business is targeting your ideal client with your message. In other words: Who needs to hear your message? Today’s guest will help you think strategically and hone in on your ideal client when crafting and pitching your talks. In addition, she shares many actionable tips for developing an effective speaking business.
People make the transition to public speaking in many ways. Today’s guest was a community college professor and used her teaching skills to add value to others through speaking. You’ll learn a variety of lessons on the business of speaking as she shares her story.
What is the end result of your speaking? Of course, making a living is very high on the list. Yet at the end of the day, our speaking is not only about us. It’s ultimately about empowering others and changing lives. Today’s guest will equip you to find your unique voice boldly empower your audience to take action.
The biggest opportunity you have today is leadership. But leadership doesn’t come from a position or title—it comes first from your identity. Today’s guest shares a process you can use to maximize your potential and become more focused and effective leader.
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.
The business side of speaking is not nearly as exciting as being on stage. However, it’s vital to have clear business systems in place if you are a self-employed speaker. Today’s guest shares how she determines (and increases) her fees, strategies for making connections that can pay off later, and advice for dealing with taxes and other business issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s easy to think of speaking as one-way communication. But great communication begins by listening first. Today’s guest gives you practical strategies for discovering what your client needs, crafting a talk that impacts the audience, and growing your speaking business.