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Post Presentation Syndrome

In this video, I share: A story of a client who was absolutely certain she had bombed her talk - when in fact, she had nailed it! But her brain was telling her a totally different story… How to recognize post-presentation syndrome and what to do...

How to Get the Attention of Meeting Organizers

In this video, I share: How to empower friends or colleagues so they can introduce you to people they know who run events Ways to approach event organizers to make a meaningful connection that might lead to a speaking opportunity Why you don’t...

What Makes a Great Speaking Gig?

In this video, I share: About a time when my speaking style just wasn’t a great fit for the audience (I survived but it wasn’t easy!) What is a “Story in your pocket” and when to use it How to assess whether a speaking opportunity is a good one...

Should I Speak for Free?

Main points in this video: The two conditions under which I believe it's a good idea to speak for free How speaking naturally inspires awesome new clients to seek you out to hire you The specific questions you want to ask yourself to decide if speaking for...

How to Connect with Your Audience on Video

In this video: About one of my awesome clients who was so passionate about her message, until video stripped her of all of that expressed passion (before she knew how to not let that happen) How to connect with that same energy and connection...

What to Do if You Make a Mistake on Stage

In this video: The time I made TWO very public mistakes before I even began speaking - and the meeting organizer pointed them out as an example of what not to do What I did to recover from these mistakes so we could have an awesome session (which we did)...

The Magic of Glorifying Others

Adapted transcript of video: Hi there. Michelle Barry Franco here. I want to talk with you about the magic of glorifying others. Earlier this week on the blog I talked about the fear of being judged, and how judging is our brain's job. We know...

The Fear of Being Judged

Adapted transcript of video: Hi there. Michelle Barry Franco here. Let's talk about the fear of being judged. Because that fear of being judged is at the heart of pretty much everything that blocks us from making the biggest difference with our speaking....

Loving Your Audience for Maximum Impact

Adapted transcript of video: Hi there. Michelle Barry Franco here. I want to talk with you about one of the most powerful elements that you can bring to any audience, to any speaking opportunity. That element is deep and powerfully expressed love for your...

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I am a speaking coach who helps mission-driven leaders, coaches and creatives say ‘yes’ to their calling, step into their expert selves, and serve others through sharing the stories only they can tell.

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