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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.
“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...
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:
My hope in sharing this conversation is...
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.
Before you jump to opportunities, make sure you have your strategy. Here’s a few questions to help:
For more on developing your speaking strategy, grab my 5 step roadmap for speaking on stages here.
(03:40) I do think there's something to be said about identifying with this expert...
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.
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...
As online entrepreneurs, selling often starts on social media, but many forget to include it in their selling strategy (or even have a strategy at all!) Let’s change that.
I had the pleasure of interviewing sales expert, Nikki Rausch, who teaches how to be authentic when it comes to selling using a step by step process.
In this episode, she teaches you how to guide someone from uninterested or unaware of your services, down the pathway to selling with ease.
Topics Discussed in this episode:
After 25 years of experience...
As the popular marketing saying goes: facts tell, stories sell.
Stories are incredible for connection and engagement, but what if you just don’t have any good ones? Or everytime you need one, you go blank?
You need a bank of stories to pull from that you can use over and over again. In this episode, I give you my 3 step process for documenting and organizing stories so you’re never caught trying to think of one on the fly, or worse, omitting it all together.
Storytelling should be fun, not stressful. Get ready to add more personality and power to podcast interviews, weekly content, emails and more.
(04:46) How we see the world is based around our own beliefs. If you tell yourself you have no stories, you're going to make that truth.
The reality is our whole life is a story. Every memory we have from our childhood, from our work experiences, waiting in line at the coffee...
We're talking about facing hard things today in business, pivoting when things don't go according to plan and how to make quick decisions as a business owner when you think everything has been lost.
To really make progress on your goals and your dreams and your business, you have to be able to be mentally strong, you have to be able to keep going no matter what.
Today’s guest, Stephanie McLarty, shows how she did just that when faced with the devastating reality that the business she worked tirelessly to build was in financial ruins.
Stephanie is Founder & CEO of REfficient, which provides a reuse and recycling marketplace in the Telecom sector. In the last few years, REfficient has ensured 150,000+ items were diverted from landfill annually and into productive reuse. After becoming a mom, Stephanie saw firsthand the power of entrepreneurship to provide freedom, flexibility and income for families. She created Wealth of Family to help moms start a business...
Have you ever wondered how some coaches and consultants land 5 to 6 figure corporate contracts?
Meanwhile, you might be sitting over here trying to up your prices or figure out how to make that little baby nugget offer work.
But what if YOUR offer could work for a corporate client?
Or what companies were looking for workshop speakers to teach on the EXACT topic that you are the expert in?
Open up your google docs and get ready to take ALLTHENOTES because this week’s guest is bringing the FIRE.
Meet RJ Connell.
She’s the CEO of RJC Consulting –– a corporate consulting firm that provides training for BIPOC entrepreneurs and allies to help them land their first, next, or biggest corporate contract. They teach scalable business systems, using research-based sales and business techniques, equipping entrepreneurs with the tools they need to navigate entrepreneurship successfully through a corporate lens.
When I met RJ last year I knew immediately...
If you plan on speaking on virtual or live event stages, you’ll inevitably face tech issues. The question is: will you handle them in a way that adds credibility to your brand or harms your reputation? Will you roll with the punches or waste precious time with a deer in headlights look?
Today, I'm sharing some real examples of speaking hiccups and teaching three specific steps to help you navigate them with grace, leaving your audience thinking, “dang, if she can do THAT, what ELSE can she do for me?”
(09:39) You have to have good content. You have to have a level of presence about you that elevates your brand. It's got to get people to connect to it. If you have poor delivery, it doesn't matter how good your content is, people are not going to remember it. They're not going to be engaged. You're not going to hold their attention. Your delivery has to be there, but your...
Two short weeks ago I shared about the moment I made a huge, unexpected pivot in my business and rebranded in less than 48 hours (learn all about that here).
Lesson learned, you don’t mess around when it comes to researching names for your business, podcast and programs. And even if you’ve think you’ve done your due diligence, if you don’t understand trademarks and statues and classes and *insert other legal mumbo jumbo here*, you’re most likely not protecting your intellectual property.
As an online business owner, you’ve got to cover your assets (namely, your content).
That’s why I interviewed my newly acquired attorney and am sharing with you my missteps (hello unexpected cease and desist letter leading to a podcast show name revamp), so that you can learn from my mistakes and we can all do better at this whole online business thing.
On this episode, attorney Paula Yost is answer these important questions: