Our sweet spot as speakers can come from surprising places. Today’s guest shares her story of blending humor, public speaking, and acting in order to deal with the “heavy” topic of mental illness.
Marla Schultz is a headlining stand-up comic, speaker, and actress. She has guest-starred in numerous films and TV shows, been a regular on Sirius XM Radio, and performs in clubs, theaters, and on cruise ships nationwide.
She never imagined that her years making people laugh would provide critical skills needed when communicating with doctors and insurance companies, as well as helping keep loved ones alive. Since becoming an Accidental Advocate, Marla has proven that laughter really is the best medicine. She uses her engaging sense of humor to connect, entertain, and make a difference.
Almost every speaker deals with nerves or stage fright. But what if you could develop the confidence and mindset to own the stage? Today’s guest shares her amazing story of learning to lean into her fear and develop greater confidence as a speaker.
Theresa is an Intuitive Coach, certified in Dragon Reiki, Angel Card reading, and channeling. She is the founder of More Time More You, which is focused on aligned purpose. Theresa and her husband, Eddie, are the hosts of the podcast "The Theresa and Eddie Show", helping to humanize the immigrant and refugee experience.
Every speaker must focus on themselves to some degree as they prepare for their big talk. But in the end, it’s all about serving a greater purpose and reaching an audience. Today’s guest shares his story of how Speakers Who Dare impacted his speaking and helped him focus on a greater purpose.
You may have a lot of different ideas you want to communicate in a talk. Today’s guest talks about the challenge of identifying your big idea and gives practical strategies for getting clear on your takeaway.
In order to have the biggest impact possible, we must tailor our message to the audience. Today’s guest shares her process for learning about her audience, including key questions she asks about those who are listening.
How does a speaker reach that sweet spot between giving the audience too much and not giving them enough? Today’s guest reminds us that while our objective doesn’t change, our action must change depending on the situation and the audience. She will encourage you to find the sweet spot by understanding your audience and knowing what they need … and always leave them wanting more.
Speaking is more than just transmitting information to an audience. In order for the audience to receive your message and act on it, they must also trust you. Today’s guest shares how she builds trust with her various audiences in the dental field, and how this enhances her communication with them.
What does it take to be a successful speaker? Preparation? Appearance? Experience? Today’s guest reveals the single most important key to giving a successful talk, and it surprisingly does not begin with the speaker.
We all have obstacles. Many times we need another person’s perspective to clearly see the obstacle and how to overcome it. Today’s guest shares how she helps her clients and audience identify their obstacles, take action, and stay curious.
Speaking is not just about a transfer of information. It’s about helping an audience take action and change their lives. Today’s guest reveals how she educates, inspires, and entertains her audience in order to help transform their lives.
Today’s guest shares her story of helping and inspiring women in business. As she shares the wisdom she has learned, you’ll come away knowing how to elevate and engage your own audience by listening to them and inviting them to tell a story.
There are so many things to think about as a speaker that it’s easy to feel it’s all about you. Today’s guest will give you a powerful reminder that it’s all about the audience. She will also reveal practical tips for discovering who you audience is and what they need.
What do music, workouts, and public speaking have in common? Today’s guest has the answer. He shares how his unusual background and uncommon approach helps him equip his clients and audience members to get past their blocks.
As a speaker, you are not only asking people to listen to your ideas. You are ideally inviting them to join something much bigger than one person. Today’s guest shares how he invites his audience to join a movement that has grown exponentially over the years, and how you can put these strategies into practice.
TEDx events have a global impact since the speaker’s talks can be viewed online. However, the events also have a local impact by influencing their communities in surprising ways. Today’s guest is the organizer of TEDxPittsburgh, and he shares how the event helps people become ambassadors to the community
Do you want to write a book but don’t know how to get started? Today’s guest reveals a simple and practical framework that forms the structure your book. You’ll also learn how to apply this same framework to your next big talk.
Listen for a special announcement about Season 5 of The Big Talk.
Speaking can take the same mental preparation as an athlete, so why prepare like one?
What you’ll come away with.
Athletes and speakers are not that different.
What you can do to prepare for your life-changing talk.