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The Art of Communication: More than Just Words - Ep #09

 

When getting ready for a big talk, I bet you spend the bulk of your preparation time developing your content. Whether it's creating a mind map or an outline, writing a script to practice from, or jumping straight to it and creating a PowerPoint. 

Regardless, I bet you spend more time creating the content than practicing HOW you’ll deliver your message. 

But remember this: Your words matter (work on those), but how you deliver them matters far more. Because even when not speaking, you’re communicating to your audience. 

When you embrace this and get more intentional with how you communicate, you become far more influential. Learn how in today’s episode as I introduce my Delivery Core Four and share how you can elevate your skills.

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What’s the one Delivery Core Four area that you really need to focus on this week? Do you need to get better with your tone, slow down your pace, or practice using your hands? Whatever it is,...

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A Unexpected Lesson from Q&A - Ep #08

 

Last weekend I attended Amy Porterfield’s Entrepreneur Experience Conference. If you weren’t there, just let me tell you it was amazing. I learned so much and I get the opportunity to share a little of what I learned in this episode of the Finding Your It Factor Podcast. 

One of the biggest takeaways was my realization that sometimes we focus so hard on how we show up on stage, but we don’t put a lot of energy and attention into how we show up for ourselves. 

Are you guilty of that?

I loved watching Amy answer questions during Q & A time. She actually listened. She actually cared. She brought humility and passion and compassion and presence to each conversation. 

I bet if you thought about it, you do the same with your clients and followers, right? 

But what about you? Do you treat yourself the same way? Do you show up for yourself when no one else is around?

Take a listen to this off the cuff episode as we talk about how to...

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How to Get Unstuck and Achieve Goals that Actually Matter - Ep #07

 

Are you a self proclaimed personal development junkie like me? Podcasts, audiobooks, actual books, online courses… scrolling IG or FB for doses of inspiration? It can fuel you with ideas for an ongoing list of dreams and goals… but it can also leave you feeling, at times, less than enough.

It’s like those dreams and ideas become this looming to-do list of things you’ve yet to accomplish. And you realize that sometimes the goal you set for yourself isn’t the goal you truly want. 

It’s a terrible feeling to know that you could be making strides toward your big goal, but those other items on your list make you feel…stuck. And out of sheer stubbornness, you just don’t want to take an item off your to-do list. 

…and so, it sits there, week after week and month after month, making you feel guilty about the lack of progress you’ve made. Sometimes preventing you from working on the goals that really...

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The Business of Speaking: 3 Strategies to Monetize Speaking on Stages - Ep #06

 

If you want to crush your business goals, you've got to embrace speaking opportunities. Does that mean you need to jump on stage in front of 1,000 people right away? Heck no.  

When most entrepreneurs think of speaking, they think of either professional speakers charging a fee for their talk or speaking for free to get experience… to eventually command a fee. But this concept of trading money for time wasn’t why you built your business. And speaking for free without a strategy isn’t going to lead you towards the results you want. The good news is that these aren’t the only ways to speak to get results in your business.  

In this episode, I’m sharing three specific speaking strategies you can use in your business to achieve your revenue goals. We’ll talk about the similarities and differences between speaking for a fee, speaking to sell your programs, and speaking to grow your audience. 

We’ll also talk about...

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Lead with Compassion in Times of Uncertainty and Fear

You don’t need another COVID-19 update, so how about we skip to something I hope will be more contagious:

Kindness.

Our world needs us, now more than ever, to lead with compassion.

Monday night on my local community Facebook page, I witnessed 93 neighbors verbally attack a member of our town when she encouraged people to join an event happening at the local pub. 

Sure, it wasn't a brilliant idea.  Our governor is encouraging (not yet mandating) self quarantine. Eating dinner at a restaurant defeats that purpose.

But did it help the situation to call her a "f**king idiot" a "waste of a human" or question if she was "trying to murder us all"?

Of the 93 comments, at least 85 were just as harsh.

That woman is someone’s wife, mother and daughter.

You might be appalled.

You might be rolling your eyes agreeing that the woman is an idiot.

You might be reminded of other posts you’ve seen that got heated quickly (*ahem* pretty much all political convos or the...

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Why SPEAKING Should Be Your Next Marketing Strategy - Ep #05

 

Does the thought of speaking on stages get your excited or make you want to hide? As an online entrepreneur, you want to position yourself as an authority and speaking on stages is one of the fastest ways to establish yourself. But which comes first? Authority so you get invited to speak, or speaking to be seen as an authority? Many business owners sit on the sidelines waiting for the right moment in their business to step into the spotlight… and that’s a mistake. Finding the courage to get on stage, can be scary. And that’s why today I’m sharing with you 7 ways to incorporate speaking into your business besides a keynote (aka big stage) presentation. Listen in to learn how you can establish your authority and make a big impact while growing your audience.

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Elevating your confidence through your style with Melanie Kluger - Ep #03

 

If you want to elevate your personal brand, get super clear on your personal style and bring it every day to your business. Whether it's for a keynote talk, a Facebook live, or a zoom chat with a prospect, when you feel confident in what you’re wearing you naturally show with more authority.

In today’s episode, I’m welcoming my first guest, Melanie Kluger, to talk to us about the link between style and confidence (which of course is essential to becoming a magnetic brand).

Melanie is a personal stylist, best selling author, closet connoisseur and creator of THE CONFIDENT CLOSET. She believes that you can use your clothes as a tool to be seen the way that you want to be seen. But it’s more than how others perceive you, it's about you showing up for yourself. If you truly know your style and you feel confident in what you're wearing, you show up in the world in a very different way. And especially if you’re an entrepreneur with...

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Practice for Success: The 4 Levels of Rehearsing for Live Presentations - Ep #04

 

What comes to mind when you hear the words role play, rehearsal and practice?

Do you get excited? I bet not. You probably roll your eyes, become a little dizzy, and come up with a list of other things that are FAR more important in your business.

The saying goes, practice makes perfect? Well, SCREW perfect. Nobody wants to hear or watch perfect. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t practice. If you want to show up with confidence and authority on your videos, webinars, live presentations and sales calls, practice is a necessity. 

It’s how you show your audience that you value and respect their time. It's how you NOT show up like a robot. When you practice, you can become more intentional with capturing their attention at the right times so they’ll go running to sign up for your email list (and buy your programs).

But not all practice is created equal. In today’s episode I’m sharing my 4 Levels of Practice that you...

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How To Articulate Your Thoughts So They Make Sense To Others - Ep #02

 

Have you ever had an awesome thought, but when you open your mouth to speak it doesn't come out anything like in your head? Or worse, you held it in because you couldn’t muster the courage to try. 

When it comes to articulating our ideas, THE STRUGGLE. IS. REAL. 

Whether it's speaking up in a meeting, thinking on your feet during a Q&A or addressing a price question with a client, you've got to clearly and concisely share your thoughts and jump into the conversations that matter.

Check out today's episode of Finding Your It Factor and you'll learn:

  • Why so many of us struggle speaking up
  • The secret to becoming more concise
  • An exercise to externally process your thoughts
  • Sentence starters to get you into action

And hey, If you like today's show, hit that SUBSCRIBE button so you don't miss the next one.

Do you have a live presentation coming up? Get my Pro Speaker Planning Guide. It covers the things you didn't know you needed to. Hint... that...

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How To Be More Authentic with Your Communication - Ep #01

 

The secret to being authentic, is knowing exactly who you are and who you’re not. 

In this episode, I’m sharing 4 questions (plus a heck of a lot more) that will help you craft your brand persona so that you can make big strides in becoming a more magnetic communicator. 

Maybe you have a live presentation coming up or you're wanting to get better on camera. Or maybe you want to be more compelling and increase your conversion rates in your sales conversations. 

You can't make real progress in those areas until you’re clear on how you want others to perceive you-- here’s why. If you start trying to acquire those skills without having clarity on your brand persona, when you start learning from and modeling others, that modeling will quickly turn into mimicry. And soon enough you’ll be a tapestry of other people. It feels inauthentic. Show up as yourself (the ONE thing that makes your brand unique) by exploring some key questions...

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