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Is Guest Speaking Wasting My Time? [My 2020 Speaking Recap] - Ep #68

 

What do you do when you feel like you've been doing a lot of work to put yourself out there speaking, but it's not actually driving leads? I recently got a question around whether or not guest speaking was a big fat waste of time.  Today, I answer this question head on and share insights on what I learned in 2020 (including how many guest speaking events I did in 2020). Plus share specific questions to help you troubleshoot when you feel stuck.

Episode Highlights

MYTH: Speaking has to equate to sales

I believe that speaking is far more than sales (though you DO want to ensure you have a clear path between speaking and revenue generating activity). But speaking is also about IMPACT.

You do not have to sell from the stage for a speaking event to be impactful, you don’t need 500 opt-ins for a guest lecture to be a success.  The beautiful part of running your own businesses is YOU define success. 

Speaking isn't always about directly driving leads,...

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4 Levers That Will Help You Become A Better Speaker - Ep #67

 

 

In today's episode, I'm going to teach you four levers that you can adjust to become a better speaker. Pinpointing exactly where to focus will allow you to self-evaluate so you can make quick progress with your development. I believe that when you are more intentional with your message, speaking can become your best marketing tool. 

 

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4 C's - Four Levers That Will Help You Become A Better Speaker

 

1. Clarity

Have you ever started talking and realized that you’re not entirely sure what point you’re trying to make? So you keep talking, thinking… it will become clear!

This is completely fine for everyday conversation (I mean, we all do it!), but when it comes to speaking on behalf of your brand clarity is critical.

Donald Miller, Author of Story Brand, says “When you confuse, you lose.” 

This is especially true with speaking.

Clarity is making sure that whenever you speak to an audience or a...

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How to Stay Engaged with Your Visibility Goals When You Feel Like You're Not Making Progress - Ep# 66

 

When people make a shift in their careers or in their business, typically, they aren't scared of the big goal they set out for themselves. They aren't scared of success. People are scared of starting off and being seen as small. <—- Brendon Burchard shared something similar to this last week during a training event and it really got me thinking about where many of my clients and students get stuck.

So in this raw, unplugged episode, I’m sharing tangible actions to take to stop the self sabotaging head game that happens when you start leveling up (especially when getting more visible).

This is a must listen for any Entrepreneur who’s working on a big level up in the next 12 months.

 

Episode Highlights


“People aren't scared of success. They’re scared of starting off and being seen as small.” Brendon Burchard

This is a reality. It's no wonder we think like this because in the Facebook groups and the programs we're in, we see the...

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How To Include Your "Why" in your Brand with Dawn Foster - Ep #65

 

Creativity is a gift as an entrepreneur.

But sometimes our creativity can overtake our decision making in business.

Like when we get a little too precious with that canva graphic, trying to make “just the right quote card” that perfectly blends our aesthetic while making a statement.

But it gets little to no engagement on Instagram.

Meanwhile, a screenshot of your notes app gets hearts for a week!

And let’s get real, sometimes we get a little too attached to our marketing creative and make emotional decisions, versus data driven ones.

That’s exactly why I brought on marketing strategist Dawn Foster to share her approach, which is rooted in data, helping you incorporate you and your WHY into your brand while being making strategic.

 Topics Covered:
  • How do design and communication show up in your business and what means to bring those two things together
  • Infusing yourself into your brand to connect more with your audience
  • Distinction between...
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4 Things to Do NOW to Prepare for Pitching in 2021 - Ep#64

 

What actions can you be taking right now to build momentum for pitching events in 2020? Today I'm sharing with you four specific actions to intentionally lay the tracks for visibility next year. We’re talking about your business, your message and your relationships. So if you want to pitch and land big stages next year (like podcasts interview, virtual summits and guest lectures) this one’s for you.

 

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4 Things you can do now to get your name out there and position yourself as an authority

 

1.  Create your stage wishlist with intention. (12:29)

Don't just randomly see something online and have just your go-to shows that you want to be a guest on. Don't make it a passive dreaming thing. You need to be clear. Here's what you can do:

  • Have an active session to make a list of the kinds of shows that (1) excite you, (2) share your ideal audience, the people that you actually want to connect with and serve with your...
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3 Ways to Elevate Your Authority By December 31st - BONUS Episode

online business Nov 15, 2020
 

With holiday season around us, many personal brands pull back over the holidays and lose traction on their visibility.

In this live session I share 3 specific things you can be doing over the next 6 weeks to boost your authority and start 2021 strong.

1. Commit to consistency. 

Pick one platform and get really consistent with it and show up with the best version of you.

2. Share shoutouts.

If you want to be seen as a credible authority in your industry, you have to tell people you are! This means when people tell something nice about you, market yourself and tell people about it. 

3.  Book yourself a guest talk.

You don't have to be on a big stage or have a fancy talk all designed right now to book your first guest talk, you just need to lose your guest-speaking virginity and just start doing it! The more you demonstrate you're an authorty by speaking on stages, the more stages you will book.

And for online entrepreneurs looking to speak...

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Pages of Notes to a Post it - Milan’s Speaking Story - Ep #63

 

In today's episode, you’ll hear from my Speak Up to Level client Milan Kowalewski, an online marketing strategist for aesthetic providers and MDs in New York City. As a marketer and podcast host, he has experience behind the mic, but found himself spending hours each week preparing notes before hitting record.  He wanted to find a way to prepare more efficiently while feeling confident that his message would have high value to his audience.

Listen in to learn the exact steps he took and how his speaking style has evolved over the last few months as he’s leveled up his speaking skills. 

A few of my favorite episode Highlights

Milan shares reaching a moment of plateau in his skill set and what was it felt like

“I came to this realization that I really plateaued in where I could take myself.  It felt like I was not able to produce fast enough and I was always catching up. I wasn't able to batch anything. I wasn't able to grow in my own...

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4 Tips to Influence when Speaking - Ep #62

 

In today's episode, I'm sharing with you my interview on the Power Your Purpose podcast with Megan Accardo. I share some of my best speaking tips, strategies and insights. Plus we get personal talking about my hearing loss and how that's affected my career, and core elements of my signature talk.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the topics we cover:

  • Why setting your intention before any important conversation will guide you toward greater success in communicating your message
  • How to use video to accelerate relationships, especially in this virtual working world (and how to get out of your own way and not focus on your own fears and insecurities while using said video)
  • The importance of practicing conversations, but why you should NOT write actual scripts (hint: use only bullet points!)
  • Why using storytelling is an incredibly important tool to show possibility and evoke emotion in those you are speaking to
  • And so, so much more!

My hope in sharing this conversation is...

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5 Ways To Be Featured As A Guest Speaker - Ep #61

 

When you picture a “speaker”, I bet you picture a conference with a big stage. Well, besides the fact that conferences are a no-go in a pandemic, even if the live event world were open for business, you’d still have choices for sharing your message.

Today, I’m sharing with you 5 kinds of stages that you could be speaking on as a guest speaker to grow your authority.

 

Episode Highlights

Before you jump to opportunities, make sure you have your strategy. Here’s a few questions to help:

  • Are you speaking to grow your business? 
  • Are you speaking to grow your list? Are you speaking to grow your authority?
  • Are you just looking to grow your confidence so that you can show up on stages with more confidence?

For more on developing your speaking strategy, grab my 5 step roadmap for speaking on stages here.

 

The power of positioning yourself as an expert

(03:40) I do think there's something to be said about identifying with this expert...

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How To Create Engagement with A Virtual Audience - Ep #60

 

Do you ever feel like you’re talking to an empty room when you present virtually? You’re not alone, many speakers have found the transition from in person speaking to virtual stages a bit rocky, not anticipating the lack of audience engagement.

But is it really possible to get virtual engagement or should you have to just accept the lackluster zoom stares?

In this episode, I’ll show you that it is totally possible and teach you how to drive engagement from your virtual platform. 

Episode Highlights

I often hear from aspiring speakers that they “thrive of off live engagement”, this made the transition pretty jarring when it came to transitioning to virtual. 

Ultimately, you should never rely on your audience as your source of energy.

 

So it starts with ensuring that you cut ties with that above narrative, and replace it with “I BRING MY OWN ENERGY”.

As Brendon Burchard often says, a power plant has to GENERATE its...

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