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Ep #21: To Script or Not to Script?

How do we remember what we’re going to say when we know we have a lot of things to cover? It can feel like we need slides filled with bullet points, a script, or maybe superpowers of memorization. But the truth is you don’t need any of that. To script or not to...

Ep #20: When You’re Afraid of Being Judged

One of the things that I have learned over many years of speaking and trying so hard to do everything perfectly is that this goal creates nothing but angst and pain. Trying to control how you are perceived by certain people is...

Ep #19: Unleashing Your Own Natural Charisma

Being the most authentic and expressive version of ourselves is the best way to build a genuine connection with our audience. But when it comes to charisma, we often think of it as something that some people have and others don’t. So today, I want you to feel...

Ep #18: Not Funny? How to Be a Successful Speaker Anyway

We love to listen to people who make us laugh. Laughing feels awesome, no question. Yet, it's not the only way to make your audience feel awesome... or inspired, or inspired and motivated - whatever you want them to feel. The fact is, you don't have to be funny to be...

Ep #17: The Only Presentation Outline You’ll Ever Need

There is one resource in my ever-growing speaker's toolbox that I use every time I have to craft a talk, no matter the circumstances. Some of you may have already downloaded my get Started Speaking Guide, but this episode is all...

Ep #16: How to Stop the CEO from Interrupting Your Presentation

Picture this: You’re delivering a high-stakes presentation to a room full of high-level executives and potential clients. These are the kind of people who are going to earn you big money and change the trajectory of your career or business. It’s intense and...

Ep #15: Why Confidence Is Overrated

Feeling total faith in your ability to perform as a speaker is not easy. Even though I’ve been speaking publically since I was in high school, I still have to deal with the anxiety and anticipation of that moment when my name is called and I take to the stage. So, is...

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...

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