Becoming an authentic, powerful speaker is not easy. It requires you to verbalize what you want and take responsibility for using your voice in a positive way. Today’s guest will empower you to flex your vocal muscle and become the architect of your own life.
There is a fine line between being authoritative and vulnerable as a speaker and leader. Today’s guest shows us how the two are related. In fact, you’ll learn how becoming vulnerable and genuine in your message can lead to greater opportunities—even a talk show! You’ll also learn how to discover your voice, clarify your message, and get heard.
As a speaker, it is easy to try and fit yourself into what you believe others want from you. Today’s guest shares her powerful story of embracing her true voice, stepping into comedy, and learning to create her own stage.
When you step onto the stage, are you tempted to put on a persona? Do you feel pressured to be someone you are not? Do you allow fear to prevent your voice from having its true impact? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this episode is for you! Today’s guest shares her powerful story of dealing with fear and allowing her inner voice to shine through. You’ll be inspired to listen to your own inner voice, take action, and speak with greater impact.
What happens when you receive negative feedback from your talk? That is the situation today’s guest found herself in when giving a recent talk. She’ll break down what happened, what she learned from it, and how you can also become persistent and resilient as you speak and lead.
Sara Anna Powers is an online business mentor and expert copywriter. She's passionate about helping business owners learn to love themselves unconditionally.
Today’s guest brings a unique perspective as both a trial attorney and a speaker. You’ll learn the power of credibility and becoming an advocate in your leadership and communication. You’ll also be inspired to become a more authentic leader who owns up to your mistakes and listens more deeply to the people you lead.
Heather Hansen has her psychology degree, has spent twenty years as an award-winning trial attorney, and is a trained mediator. She has appeared on NBC, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, CBS and has presented in Kuwait, Ireland, Mexico and throughout the United States.
Are you operating at your full potential as a leader and storyteller? Today’s guest will challenge you to step up, embrace your potential, and choose to be powerful as a leader and speaker.
As a #1 bestselling author, highly sought-after speaker, and elite high-performance executive coach, Dr. Wayne Pernell has spent the last three-and-a-half decades bringing leaders on a breakthrough journey to their next level of having more and being more. He is known as “The Leaders’ Leader” for good reason.
At its core, storytelling and leadership are not about you. They are all about impacting and serving your audience, team, or followers. Today’s guest will help every leader and storyteller check their ego at the door and risk the edge of their own vulnerability in order to become more effective.
Patty is a keynote speaker and best-selling author who inspires audiences to lead with passion and purpose. She is an expert business coach that believes our businesses are not only a way to make money and contribute to our fellow humans but are also a conduit for our soul’s evolution.
“A great speaker is like a surgeon: they can cut you open and then sew you back up.” That is one of the many amazing insights you’ll hear from today’s guest, who shares his powerful journey from a scarred past to taking big stages and impacting countless lives today.
As a leader and a storyteller, the temptation is to project yourself as strong and invulnerable. Today’s guest reveals the power of speaking and leading from the heart. You’ll learn how to inject fun and creativity into your speaking and better connect with others as a human being.
Robin Gelfenbien is a NYC-based storyteller, writer and comedian whose told stories alongside luminaries like Hannah Gadsby and Trevor Noah. She's also a two-time Moth StorySLAM winner who has performed on PBS, RISK! and Mortified.
Storytelling and leadership are all about sharing—not only our stories, but who we are at our core. Today’s guest shares why this simple concept of generosity is so critical to great leadership and storytelling, and how to share more of yourself and your experiences with your audience.
Antesa Jensen is an emotional intelligence and human-centric innovation expert, specializing in evoking and conjuring the genius in others, potentiating personal and cultural entropy in organizations, and teaching leaders how to create brilliant teams through keynote speeches, bespoke transformational experiences, and 1:1 coaching.
Storytelling is not one-way communication. Instead, it involves a great deal of listening, whether you are telling a story on a stage or with your team in the workplace. On this episode, our guest reveals why listening is such a vital part of storytelling, and how to use it as a tool to invite people into powerful stories.
Our stories and speaking begin with us, but they end with the audience. On this episode, we’ll explore how to powerfully impact audiences by focusing on their needs. You’ll also learn about the connection between storytelling and the right side of the brain, story archetypes, vulnerability, and much more.
Bill Carmody is the founder and CEO of Trepoint, a 22-year digital marketing veteran and TEDx speaker. His purpose in life is to be an inspirational leader who enjoys solving problems and creating breakthroughs for those brave enough to build a better future.
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.