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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...

The moment I knew I was the one in my way

Our own stories of transformation can be scary to tell. Actually, this whole business of taking a stand as a leader through your stories and expertise can be pretty intense. It was for me, anyway. In this video, I share with you the story behind one of the...

Beyond Applause Book Trailer (Down Home Style)

Some of us are called to share our stories and lessons learned in service of others. I know this deep in my heart - and it's the cornerstone of my work in the world. It is my mission to help those who feel this call to step into powerful and high-service leadership...

Great News – It’s Not About You (Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!)

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the U.S. and I loooove everything about it. The fall air, the cozy-up-and-watch-a-movie-feel - and the reminders everywhere to celebrate our blessings. This life path we’ve chosen as thought leaders is pretty amazing. From the ways it...

Speaking to Serve Your Audience Above All Else

My favorite thing about public speaking is the power it has to change people’s lives, During talks and trainings I deliver, as part of my intro I always say something like: “What I love most about speaking is that there is no more powerful way to serve a lot of people...

What if someone else is taking my stand?

One of the things speaking clients worry about is how to be distinctive. They see and hear people sharing a similar message and expertise and think that the problem is already being solved - their message isn’t necessary. Ah no! This is so far from true. In fact, that...

What do I do if I get confronted about my stand while speaking?

Highlights Covered in This Video: The time I was confronted repeatedly while speaking and how I handled it (not ideal!) My favorite first step in any tricky situation and my friend’s fabulous analogy for it The best way to handle confrontation while building...

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