How does a person become an effective and influential speaker? Is it all about strategy? Connections? Authority? Popularity? Today’s guest reveals that the secret is much simpler: to become a speaker, you must first learn to be an audience. You learn why empathy, listening, and developing a touch-point with people are vital keys to becoming a great speaker.
Artists, speakers, and authors often battle the "resistance", the term author Steven Pressfield uses to describe the forces that work against our creativity. Today’s guest shares how he has taken action to overcome Resistance and build his speaking and writing career while impacting thousands of lives.
Success in writing a book or crafting a big talk doesn’t come by accident. Our guest today reveals tips and strategies for approaching your book or big talk in a structured process that will help you make purposeful progress toward your goals.
Your book or big talk won’t create itself — you must make time to bring it into existence. But with so many distractions in your life, how is this possible? Today’s guest reveals several strategies for being productive and protecting your most valuable asset: time. In addition, she shares how writing and speaking can impact your business.
Do you wait to take action until you feel completely ready? Today’s guest will challenge you to dive in and realize that taking action is the most important part of achieving your dreams.
In the push and pull of everyday life, and the endless choices we have as creative entrepreneurs, it's tempting to lose sight of your call. Today's guest will share her story of listening and staying true to her call, and challenge you to do the same.
It's easy to feel pressure to copy another author or speaker's success. After all those strategies worked for them - why couldn't they work for you? Today's guest reminds us that it's vital to be your authentic self and find what works for you instead of trying to be someone else.
As a speaker or writer, it's easy to be focused on the final product of a speech or book. But it's not only about the product, it's also about the process. Today's guest reveals strategies that have helped her practice ease and alignment, two qualities that have helped her connect with her audiences and grow her business.
What happens when life throws you a curve ball? Our guest today, shows us that you can not only learn to cope - you can thrive by rising to the occasion and helping others set extraordinary expectations for themselves. Speaking and writing can play a big part in this process.
What happens when you have a message burning inside you, but you don’t consider yourself a writer? How do you share your voice with the world? Today’s guest shows us that it’s possible to create a fantastic book by working with a ghostwriter. You’ll hear why she chose this method of writing a book and why it’s so vital to capture your voice in your writing.
It’s easy to find a stage or an audience if you are a well-known celebrity or a high-level leader. But what if you are not well-known and don’t have much social proof? Our guest today will share how he leveraged his book to build a business. These are principles you can put into practice to build your audience as well.
Writers and speakers pursue their craft for all kinds of reasons. Today’s guest will remind you of the most important “why”—connecting with an audience and changing their lives. She shares her speaking and writing journey, and will challenge you to go deeper with the process.
Some artists, like Picasso, create a masterpiece once and hang it on the wall. Others, such as public speakers, must create an amazing experience every time they give a talk. Today's guest breaks down his processes so you can see how he impacts audiences on both the page and the stage.
What is the secret to impacting audiences through writing and speaking? Is it confidence? Charisma? Eloquence? The answer may surprise you. Today’s guest reveals counter-intuitive wisdom, gained from decades of leadership, on how to impact your audience whether you are writing or speaking.
Is it possible to move from education to entrepreneurship—two fields with very different skill sets? Today’s guest answers an enthusiastic “Yes!” He’ll share how he overcame fear and is using speaking and writing to embark on a new career path that is changing lives.
With so many technologies and online tools available today, is it necessary to speak in order to grow your business? Our guest today not only believes so—he is living proof that speaking can form a great foundation for business success
How does a self-described “hermit entrepreneur” make the leap into giving a big talk? Our guest reveals how she worked through her fear and began speaking. You’ll also learn why it’s important to know yourself and forge your own path for success.
For thousands of years, people have told stories to relate their experience and influence others. On today’s episode, you’ll hear from a leader who continues this tradition by telling stories that impact his team, his live audiences, and his readers. You’ll also learn why self-awareness is such a key part of leadership and communication.
What do you want your audience to take away from your talk? That is the question on the mind of today's guest every time she prepares to speak. She reveals why she begins with the end in mind, plus other practical tips from her writing and speaking journey.
How can the philanthropy business help someone develop skills as an entrepreneur? Today’s guest shows you how. You’ll discover how to use your current setting in life to help propel you to greater success.
Do you feel too busy to write or speak? On this episode, you’ll discover how one doctor finds time to do both while running a successful practice and raising a family.
It’s the eternal question for speakers: Should I write a book before I begin speaking? Our guest today helps us see that the book and the big talk go hand in hand.
In this episode, there’s a wonderful surprise and examination of Suzie’s process, you don’t want to miss.
In this episode, Suzie and I talk about impact and leaving yours.
In this episode, Suzie discovers that she’s right where she should be.