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Ep #31: How to Start and Grow a Great Podcast with Angela Stoner

I promised a few episodes ago that I would do an episode all about podcasting, so here it is! There have been a lot of questions from listeners about how to start a podcast, the benefits of podcasting, and how best to serve your audience through a podcast. I'm joined...

Ep #29: How to Use Storytelling in Your Speaking

Storytelling is one of the most powerful things we do together as humans. Unsurprisingly, sharing stories on stage can also be incredibly resonant, helping us connect with an audience even though we may not get to meet each member individually. The holiday season...

Ep #28: How a Quiet Mind Can Improve Your Speaking and Your Life

This is one of the most important topics I've talked about on the podcast. Sounds mysterious, I know - but what I talk about today seriously has the power to change not only your approach to speaking, but to change the way you approach creativity and even the rest of...

Ep #27: When Your Presentation Slides Fail You

Recently, I was at an event where one of the speakers shared a story about an event he spoke at where he wasn't allowed to use slides during his talk. No big deal, right? Except this was two days before he was scheduled to speak to a room full of colleagues and...

Ep #26: Why “Failing” on Stage Isn’t that Big of a Deal

  If you’re a speaker, you’ve undoubtedly thought of (or experienced!) the following scenario: you’re on stage, looking out into the audience… and you forget everything you were going to say. Or this one: you’re ready to give the biggest speech of your career, and you...

Ep #25: Why Winging It Doesn’t Work for (Almost) Anyone

I'm so excited for Beyond Applause to become Speak So It Matters and to welcome you to this first episode! This shift really encapsulates what I hope the podcast achieves: Helping you change the world and serve others by sharing your message. On this episode, I'm...

Ep #24: Step Into Your Moxie with Alexia Vernon

Have you ever felt like you've really hit your stride with speaking - you're making eye contact, feeling prepared but not rehearsed, and truly connecting with your audience? Today's guest Alexia Vernon might tell you you've successfully stepped into your moxie. Lex is...

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