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Ep #77: Surrendered Speaking

Ep #77: Surrendered Speaking

The tech didn't work for Steve Job's 2007 iPhone launch.  Chris Brogan once forgot his notes for a $25,000 talk.  My client's slides wouldn't work when she went to speak.   It's a given that sometimes in the life of the speaker tech failures and mishaps will happen.  ...

Ep #76: How I Deal with Speaking Anxiety

Ep #76: How I Deal with Speaking Anxiety

In this week’s The Thought Leadership School Podcast episode, we’re diving into one of the most common topics among speakers: Speaking Anxiety. As a speaking coach, I get asked by some people, what do I do with speaking anxiety? Others will ask, how do I know what I...

Ep #75: Taking a Stand for Being a Shameless Mom with Sara Dean

Ep #75: Taking a Stand for Being a Shameless Mom with Sara Dean

In this week’s The Thought Leadership School Podcast episode, I’m speaking with Sara Dean of Shameless Mom Academy.  Sara is on a mission to inspire women and moms, in particular, to live bigger, bolder, and braver #everydamnday and I'm thrilled to have her on the...

Ep #74: The Fast Track to Great Stages with Elisha Alcantara

Ep #74: The Fast Track to Great Stages with Elisha Alcantara

In this week’s The Thought Leadership School Podcast episode, I’m talking with my friend, colleague and client Elisha Alcantera who definitely took the fast path to thought leadership. Elisha is an amazing example of someone who just followed her intuitive hit that...

Ep #73: Drop the Mask On Stage

Ep #73: Drop the Mask On Stage

If you listen to The Thought Leadership School Podcast you've heard me talk about how I believe surrendered speaking is where I think our greatest impact lives.  Because as speakers who are out to serve and share our curiosity, enthusiasm and passion with our...

Ep #72: The Time I Blew it Before I Even Started My Talk

Ep #72: The Time I Blew it Before I Even Started My Talk

My heart was racing as kind people in the audience dug through their laptop bags, trying to find an adapter we needed to hook up my laptop. This had never happened before and I was at a loss for what to do to stop the mayhem.  “It’s really fine,” I said. “I don’t need...

Ep #71: Want to Land a TEDx Talk? Here's What You Need to Know

Ep #71: Want to Land a TEDx Talk? Here's What You Need to Know

Giving a TEDx Talk is a bucket list item for so many speakers, but how to land one feels like such a mystery. But here’s the thing: it works like pretty much everything else.  People have to know about you, they have to trust you, they have to believe what you have to...

Ep #70: Does Thinking Bigger Really Work as a Speaker?

Ep #70: Does Thinking Bigger Really Work as a Speaker?

Do you HAVE to think bigger in order to be successful as a speaker?  And if so, where DOES thinking big fit into this whole speaking and business growth path we are on?   Does it activate some kind of magic in the universe?  And what happens when your big vision or...

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