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This podcast teaches us how the words we choose create our circumstances. In this power-packed 30 minutes of wisdom, history, trivia and humor, we explore stories from both biblical AND non-religious encounters that started with something somebody said. Each episode features a Verbal Activity (things our words do... accuse, bully, criticize, defend, encourage, flatter, gossip; etc.) and real-life examples (from Biblical times AND modern-day nonreligious) of the difference these words made in ...
 
More and more women are making an impact by starting businesses, running for office, and speaking up for what matters. Whether you want to craft a business presentation, a keynote, a workshop, or a TEDx talk, you’ll learn how to create compelling content, pitch conferences and organizations, and persuasively communicate your message to your audience. Listen in as Carol Cox, entrepreneur, and speaker, and TV Democratic political analyst, interviews and coaches purpose-driven women to shape th ...
 
Interviews and curious discussions with creative people about the stuff they make and why they make it. "Here I Made This" deconstructs a guest’s creative process and are challenged to dig deep and discuss how they push through their own self-doubt, self-judgment, inner-critic, creative blocks and how they believe their work could connectswith people and contribute to the world, while attempting to find room for daily personal fulfillment and happiness in their life.
 
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Get ready for a fun episode where I share how I’ve been using A.I. tools like ChatGPT and image generators like Midjourney and DALL-E. You don’t have to be a techie or tech savvy to start trying them out. The key to thriving in the age of A.I. is to be proactive and adaptable. By embracing the technology, developing relevant skills, and staying inf…
 
This is the first episode in a new series I’m doing on A.I. (artificial intelligence) and what that means for us as entrepreneurs, content creators, speakers, and thought leaders. In the next few years, it’s very likely that up to 90% of the content we see online will have been artificially or synthetically created, from text to photos and images t…
 
In the trends for 2023 episode I did 2 weeks ago, trend #3 was about the return and resurgence of in-person activities and events, which means more in-person speaking opportunities. (Btw, if you haven’t listened to the trends episode 310 yet, definitely do so. I’ve received great feedback from listeners and I’m going to be talking about each of the…
 
If you’re a speaker who has in-person events coming up OR if you’re planning an in-person event, you won’t want to miss this conversation. We held our first in-person client retreat speaking intensive in Orlando, Florida, in April 2022 and it was incredible! We brought 12 women together to practice their speaking delivery skills (on a real stage!) …
 
Happy New Year! This is the 5th year in a row I’ve done a trends episode for the start of the year. This may be the most important podcast episode I’ve done to date, as the trends I’m talking about will impact every business and every industry in profound ways, including the rise of A.I. tools; the shift from mass audiences and the attention econom…
 
I’m taking you behind the scenes to share what worked, what didn’t, and what’s next for us in the areas of speaking, visibility, this podcast, and the business in general. 🎉 What we’re celebrating that went well this year ❌ Things we tried that did not go as well as we had wanted 💡 Larger lessons we’re taking from what worked and what didn’t 🎯 What…
 
This is a tour de force conversation about being a woman business owner and how to navigate changes in the economy that we’re all seeing and experiencing right now. My guest is Angela Guice, the founder of an Emmy-award-winning Los Angeles-based production company that has worked with clients like The Walt Disney Company, Netflix, Hulu, BET, Warner…
 
I’m joined in this episode by one of our Thought Leader Academy grads, Heather Hausenblas, PhD. Heather has an impressive background as a health psychology expert, an international award-winning scientist, and a professor of health sciences. We met at an event I spoke at earlier this year and it was perfect timing because Heather had been wanting t…
 
This is a fun and lively conversation about all things speaking, from what to charge to what makes a great TEDx talk to setting long-term goals. My guest is Dorie Clark, who is a keynote speaker, a top business thinker, and a bestselling author. Dorie has given 4 TEDx talks since 2015. Her most recent one this year currently has over 1.8 million vi…
 
This is the fourth and final episode in our series exploring the four speaker archetypes. (You can discover your archetype by taking our free quiz at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/quiz.) Knowing your archetype will help you to: Create more impactful and memorable presentations Market yourself as a speaker using your strengths Try our recommenda…
 
You know how important stories are in your presentations and content, but do you struggle with thinking of stories or worry that yours are not that interesting or relevant? Or maybe you have stories but you're not sure how to tell them in a compelling way and how to integrate them into your talks? This is where we come in! In our brand NEW hands-on…
 
This is the third episode in our series exploring the four speaker archetypes. (You can discover your archetype by taking our free quiz at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/quiz.) Knowing your archetype will help you to: Create more impactful and memorable presentations Market yourself as a speaker using your strengths Try our recommendations to ta…
 
This is the second episode in our series exploring the four speaker archetypes. (You can discover your archetype by taking our free quiz at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/quiz.) Knowing your archetype will help you to: Create more impactful and memorable presentations Market yourself as a speaker using your strengths Try our recommendations to t…
 
This is the first episode in our new series exploring the four speaker archetypes. (You can discover your archetype by taking our free quiz at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/quiz.) Knowing your archetype will help you to: Create more impactful and memorable presentations Market yourself as a speaker using your strengths Try our recommendations t…
 
You’ve most likely heard of “imposter syndrome” and perhaps you’ve experienced it yourself. If so, you’re not alone! I hear from women we work with that they sometimes suffer from imposter syndrome, especially as they think about putting themselves out there in a bigger way. You’re going to learn a lot in my conversation with Melody Wilding, who ha…
 
Do you know that one of the most powerful elements of your presentations is showcasing your own framework? Having your own framework differentiates you from others - you’re building your thought leadership and intellectual property. Having a framework is a tremendous asset for your business - you can use it for sales conversations, on your website …
 
If you already have a framework that you use in your business and presentations, you will get some new ideas in this conversation on ways to use your framework. If you don’t already have your own framework, you’ll be inspired to create one! My guest is Amber De La Garza, the Productivity Specialist. Amber has a unique framework she developed about …
 
You won't want to miss this powerhouse panel of women in STEM sharing how they use their voices to advocate for change and build their thought leadership. Whether you're a woman in a STEM field or not, does it sometimes feel like you struggle to stand out, get your ideas heard, and have a bigger impact with the work you do? You have all the credent…
 
Hi, I’m popping into your podcast feed to invite you to a brand new free live training I’m hosting on Wednesday, October 12 all about frameworks. I’m going to share with you How to Create Your Own Framework to Set Yourself Apart as a Speaker & Thought Leader. Go to https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/training and register today. Having a framework is…
 
How do you integrate your story into your talk and message? Which story should you choose? This is one of the main areas we work on with our clients in our Thought Leader Academy. Your personal story is one of the essential ingredients for your thought leadership and for your talks, whether you’re delivering a lead generation presentation, a keynot…
 
On the podcast this month, we’re exploring different ways you can channel using your voice and building your thought leadership platform. In this episode, we’re diving into the impact and legacy you can have by writing op-eds. Did you know that most op-eds are only 650-850 words in length? You can do this! My guest is Princella Talley, who is a wri…
 
On the podcast this month, we’re exploring different ways you can channel using your voice. Last week, we talked about building your personal brand. Next week, we’re going to focus on the impact you can have by writing op-eds for newspapers and magazines. In this episode, we’re taking a look at creating and leading a community-based non-profit as a…
 
I hit the “easy” button earlier this year. I say this not as an excuse but as a wake-up call for myself. It was May of this year and we had an incredible group of women join our Thought Leader Academy - and I couldn’t help but notice that almost all of them looked like me (white). This is in no way to discount how much I’ve enjoyed having each of t…
 
We’re continuing our podcast theme for this quarter on “Wealth” with this episode on the true value of your personal brand. You’ve most likely heard about the importance of understanding your personal brand and how you’re perceived by others. Your personal brand stays with you no matter if you change jobs, businesses, careers, or industries. The po…
 
This quarter on the podcast we’re focused on the theme of “Wealth.” We’ve talked about how to go from commodity speaker to thought leader (last week’s episode 291) to generating more leads from your presentations (on-air coaching call episode 290) to increasing your speaker fees (episode 289) to using our framework to create a signature talk for bo…
 
If I take a look at your slide deck or presentation outline and I can’t tell that the content is yours (vs. another speaker on your topic), you’re in danger of being a commodity speaker. Commodity speakers are undifferentiated and interchangeable. This means that, as a commodity speaker, it will be harder for you to attract higher-profile speaking …
 
One of the best reasons to be a speaker is to increase brand awareness for your business and to generate leads and clients. Especially as social media gets noisier and the algorithms make it harder for our content to be seen, being a speaker standing in front of an audience (whether in person or virtually), with the built-in credibility and authori…
 
We have a new free LIVE training happening on Tuesday, August 16! Register today for free at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/training/. If I take a look at your slide deck or presentation outline and I can’t tell that the content is yours (vs. another speaker on your topic), you’re in danger of being a commodity speaker. Commodity speakers are un…
 
If you’ve been getting speaking requests, but they’re free or low paid, or you’ve been charging the same amount for a while and aren’t sure if (and how) to raise your speaker fees, tune in to this episode. I share 3 reasons you *should* increase your speaking fee and how to confidently do so. I also go through specific dollar amounts of what you co…
 
Do you sometimes sit down to create a new presentation and stare at a blank document or slide deck, not sure where to start or you feel like you have so many ideas you don’t know which to include? Or perhaps you’ve been delivering your presentations for a while and they’re not quite as effective as they could be for lead generation? Or perhaps you …
 
What can you expect when you work with a speaking coach? What are the outcomes and results you get? In last week’s episode, we talked about what a public speaking coach does and when you need one. In this episode, I talk with one of our Thought Leader Academy grads, Dianna Deeney, on why she decided to invest in a speaking coach, including: What at…
 
What exactly do we do as speaking coaches when we work with our clients? When is the right time for you to work with a speaking coach? In this episode, Diane Diaz, our lead speaking coach, and I talk about: Different types of business and speciality coaches When and why we’ve hired coaches ourselves The purpose of hiring a coach What we do as speak…
 
What kind of speaker are you? How would you describe your style? I’ve always told our clients that we don’t want to fit you into some type of “speaker mold” that doesn’t feel natural to you. Instead, I encourage you to take your natural speaking strengths and amplify them. This also means adding to your speaking toolkit by taking some of the elemen…
 
Have you ever felt like you have a bunch of ideas and you’re not sure how they’re connected and how to get them into one message? You are not alone! Most of us struggle with this because we’re too close to our own ideas, expertise, and stories. Our guest, Cindy Rowe, owns a marketing agency that works with small businesses. Cindy also has a passion…
 
If you’re going to be speaking at an in-person conference, this episode has some excellent tips on how you can exceed expectations as a speaker to make it a win-win-win for you, the audience, and the event organizer. Our guest is Jill Janecke, who is a mental health counselor and has opened and operates 15 offices in South Dakota. Last year, Jill d…
 
Do you sometimes wonder how BOLD you want to be with your thought leadership message? You know you have something important and impactful to say, but you’re a bit uncertain on how it will be received and if there will be any backlash. I have definitely experienced this - and the benefits have far outweighed any negativity. My guest is Jodi Flynn, w…
 
How should you open and close your talk? When we work with our clients on their signature talks using our framework, we always make sure to have a strong opening and closing. In the beginning, you want to make a good impression and set the right tone. You may also be nervous, so feeling confident about how you’re going to open your talk can make yo…
 
Last year on this podcast, I did several episodes about the distinction between being an expert and a thought leader. As speakers, we often get stuck in what I call “the expert trap.” We get comfortable training and teaching in our area of expertise and we think that’s the only way to provide value to our audiences. The way out of this is to incorp…
 
Do you have an experience that happened to you that you’re reluctant to share with your audience? What would happen if you did? So often we feel like our stories are too uncommon or unrelatable or not interesting enough to include in our talks. What I see happen is that speakers generalize their stories - and by doing so they remove what makes a gr…
 
I took an improv class a couple of years ago and it has been incredibly helpful to me as a speaker, so much so that I had the attendees at our recent in-person client retreat do some improv games (they appreciated it, I swear!). Improv is not only useful for getting into your body as a speaker on a stage; improv is also a philosophy of engagement, …
 
I’m going to start this podcast with a bit of a controversial question: Why do we (and, yes, I said we) often feel much more uncomfortable having a woman in a position of authority than we do men? My guest Mary Ann Sieghart is a London-based journalist and broadcaster and author of the new book “The Authority Gap: Why women are still taken less ser…
 
I talk a lot about storytelling and the importance of integrating stories into your presentations and talks. Well, money has a story too. Your money story may be driving behaviors in your business. My guest is Melissa Houston, a CPA and Financial Strategist for CEOs. I’ve gotten to know Melissa over the past few months as she’s gone through our Tho…
 
If you plan on speaking in-person this year, you’ll want to listen to this entire episode. I'm sharing with you the 3 key skills you need now to: Get selected as a speaker Stand out by delivering the exact content your audience wants Make money, whether it’s from paid engagements or by generating leads and sales from people in your audience I recen…
 
Speaking opportunities are increasing as more events and conferences are returning to in-person and organizations are looking to bring in trainers. Now is the time to get prepared and take action. This is exactly what our guest, Sarah Lynn Wallace, has been doing as she’s been going through our Thought Leader Academy this year. Sarah has booked sev…
 
We have a brand new FREE live training happening on Tuesday, April 26! Register today for free at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/training/. After two years of virtual speaking on screens (and, let’s face it, virtual living), the old model of public speaking no longer works. Content dumps, information overload, and one-way communication don’t cut…
 
If you’re a speaker who has in-person events coming up OR if you’re planning an in-person event, you won’t want to miss this conversation. We held our in-person client retreat speaking intensive a couple of weeks ago in Orlando, Florida, and it was incredible! We brought 12 women together to practice their speaking delivery skills (on a real stage!…
 
As entrepreneurs, we have a lot on our plate and fitting in the time to build our thought leadership platforms, create presentations, and pitch ourselves can too often get relegated to the back burner. However, if you’re a service-based entrepreneur who is not a volume business (you’re not looking for thousands of clients at a time), you need speak…
 
Are you providing transformation or information in your presentations and talks? Whenever I work on a presentation or a keynote or even the agenda for the in-person client retreat we’re holding in April, my default is to think of all the information I want to convey to the audience. You may be the same way. We’re usually good at coming up with lots…
 
When you start putting your thought leadership out into the world, think of your overall message as the hub. You then have various spokes you can use to share the message and get others involved. These spokes can include your own podcast; a LinkedIn Live or Instagram Live show; a challenge; speaking (of course!); podcast guesting; and events you ho…
 
As you’re working on your keynote speech (or aspiring to one), there are key elements to include that make it different from a regular business presentation or training. Along with stories and audience engagement (always!), you can also create what’s known as a “bit.” This is a section of your keynote, usually just a few minutes long, that stands o…
 
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