When we think about sharing our story with an audience, it’s tempting to focus on the “successful” parts. But today’s guest helps us see that sharing our whole selves, and our whole story, is the best way to impact an audience.
What is the best way to connect with your audience? Is it by promoting yourself as an expert and master of our topic? Our guest today will help you see the counter-intuitive wisdom of impacting your audience by being vulnerable and sharing your story
We often think of public speaking as delivering information to our audience. But it’s much more than that. Today’s guest will help you understand how to give more generously to both your audience as well as those in need.
We know that success doesn't usually come quickly or easily. But what does it actually take to create a thriving business based on your passion? Our guest today reminds us that success involves a lot of hard work, but it's also a lot of fun if we approach it correctly.
Many people believe that success happens only when you can present a perfect version of yourself and your content to the world. Our guest today, shows us that the opposite is true. He reveals how we rob ourselves of our best work, and what to do about it.
You've written, rehearsed and prepared to give a big talk. But delivering your talk is not the end, it's just the beginning. Today's guest reveals how to leverage your big talk to create multiple income streams and accelerate your success.
Although a book and a big talk are two different ways of reaching people, a great outline can make both easier and more effective. Today’s guest will show you how to use an outline as the basis for each one. You will also learn why both a book and a talk are so vital for building your platform.
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.