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Ep #14: How to Design Your Q&A for the Biggest Impact

Facilitating a Q&A can be a pretty anxiety-ridden experience and approaching it in a way that is impactful for everyone participating, as well as your general audience, can be tricky to achieve. As thought leaders and speakers, I think I speak for all of us when I say...

Ep #12: Making a Meaningful Impact with Shannon Stowell

On the podcast this week, I am so excited to share a truly delightful conversation I had with Shannon Stowell. Shannon is the CEO of the Adventure Travel Trade Association and I had the pleasure of working with him on his TEDx talk. As a thought leader within his...

Ep #11: Processing Negative Feedback with Care

The more we put ourselves out there to serve others, the more feedback we get; and, of course, not all of that feedback is positive. No matter how much praise we receive, it always seems that the criticisms and the hard-to-hear feedback are what impacts us the most. ...

Ep #10: How to Ensure Your Audience Is Never Bored

One of the most regular concerns I hear from my clients and other speakers is that they are afraid that they're going to bore their audience. On this episode of Beyond Applause, I'm going to help nip that fear in the bud by sharing with you a (pretty much) failsafe...

Ep #9: Sharing Your Message with Conviction with Susan Hyatt

This week, I am so excited to be talking to the one and only Susan Hyatt, Master Certified Life and Business Coach and all-around badass. Susan specializes in helping women get more of whatever they want – whether it’s more money, more media recognition, more...

Ep #8: How to Delight Your Audience

The difference between a good, useful talk and one that is absolutely jaw-dropping is a juicy little element that is rarely directly addressed or intentionally created in a talk. This element that makes talks so much more captivating and exciting for an audience?...

It’s Not Public Speaking That Causes Anxiety, It’s This

In this video I share: My new clearer insight into what really creates our speaking anxiety Why speaking anxiety is so common What you can do about the nervous feelings that show up Adapted transcript of video: Hey. I'm Michelle Barry Franco. I...

Ep #7: Taking a Stand for Motherhood with Megan Flatt

This week, I am thrilled to bring you a conversation with the brilliant mama CEO, Megan Flatt. Megan is a business growth strategist for mom entrepreneurs who want to lead thriving businesses while remaining present for all the other important things in their lives....

Ep #6: How to Share Your Personal Story in a Way that Serves

Many of my clients and audience members are driven to get out there and share their expertise by their stories. They want to talk about how they got past a difficult, transformative experience in their life or business; however, they find it incredibly scary to share...

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