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...

Ep #69: From Zero to Millions by Writing Books with Dr. Angela Lauria

Ep #69: From Zero to Millions by Writing Books with Dr. Angela Lauria

There’s a stat out there that says that 91% of people want to write a book. But did you know that there is a right way and a wrong way to write a book that makes a difference - and build a thriving mission along the way? The truth is that writing is an amazing way to...

Ep #68: Lit Up On Stage: Where Your Most Impactful Speaking Comes From

Ep #68: Lit Up On Stage: Where Your Most Impactful Speaking Comes From

Do you wonder what it is about Brené Brown, Sir Ken Robinson and other relatively low key yet powerful speakers like them that makes their talks so captivating? It’s hard to analyze their talks to fully explain how they’re creating the kind of impact that makes...

Ep #66: Lit Up On Stage: Staying Connected to Your Audience and Message

Ep #66: Lit Up On Stage: Staying Connected to Your Audience and Message

The desire to speak can feel so powerful and certain… until the questions start filing in. What if I forget what I’m going to say? How do I deliver my message in a way that keeps their attention? What if I lose my train of thought while I’m speaking? So many feelings...

Ep #65: Lit Up On Stage: The Inner Game of Great Speaking

Ep #65: Lit Up On Stage: The Inner Game of Great Speaking

It’s hard to describe that feeling while delivering a full-out, heart-centered talk, isn’t it? For me, it’s so full of love and connection, and there this overflowing fullness in my heart. My mind is calm but my energy is on fire. I did NOT always feel this way. And...

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