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Emily & Heather - The Making of Our Partnership - Ep #166

I finally get to introduce you to my new business partner, Emily Hall! She’s a THREE time guest of the show, but this is the first official appearance since announcing The Speaker Co this summer.

If you’re like me– super curious and intrigued by what other business owners think about– then you’re going to LOVE this unscripted convo where we take you behind the scenes to how we got here, where we’re going next and what YOU can expect moving forward.

Episode Highlights:

  • Why Emily and I decided to jump into a business bed together
  • How our communication differences work together (and how we’ve adjusted) 
  • The extremely unique superpower we share that most think would be a disadvantage
  • The 3 Cs that are fundamental to our business
  • Our Business Building Values
  • And what you can expect from The Speaker Co moving forward

 

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5 Ways That Live Video Will Turn You Into A Better Speaker - Ep #164

One of the best ways to get better at public speaking is to do it. But most people only practice when they are in front of a live audience (or are too terrified to get started). Wouldn't it be great if you could practice more often? Or find a low stakes way to build your confidence? Cue: live video.

Live video on social media is an unexpectedly useful tool for developing confidence and skill with public speaking. Not to mention video a fire strategy that connects you with your audience.

That is why in today’s episode I’m sharing with you the five ways that will help you redefine your leverage live video to become a magnetic speaker on any stage. 

Episode Highlights:

  • Why going live is the best move for any kind of speaker
  • How video accelerate your on stage skills
  • The difference between live video as a strategy versus a tactic for your business
  • Five specific ways live video can help you become a magnetic speaker (plus some tips to uplevel your speaking skills)

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What Visibility Means and Why It's Important for Your Online Business - Ep #162

Understanding the importance of visibility is crucial for an online business because it allows you to be found by people who are looking for the services you provide.

I’m sure that you want to get more eyes on your offers because you have something in this world that can help other people and you know that is up to you to be the advocate for that and to shout loud and clear to tell people about what it is that you do so that you can help them.

Episode Highlights:

  •  What exactly is Visibility 
  •  Does it really make a difference in your online business (aka should it be on your priority list?)
  •  WHY is showing up difficult for so many people?
  •  How personal do you need to get when you show up as a personal brand?
  •  Plus where should you start to gain some traction with it (check out my ORE Challenge)
 

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I launched a new business - Ep #161

 

 

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A year ago I connected with a presentation designer on Instagram. She had a successful design agency offering done-for-you webinars, keynotes and courses. We were both expanding our referral network and quickly realized that…

We lived just FIFTEEN MINUTES apart and shared the same “get out of the house and work in a cafe” spot. So obvi, we met up IRL!

We talked “Talk” shop and instantly connected over our shared path from corporate healthcare.

We both planned big ass conferences and seminars.

We both transitioned to creating stage content for those events.

Emily doubled down as a ninja designing presentations that got results.

And I stepped into the spotlight and became magnetic with a mic (you know how that’s been going )

At the risk of sounding super dramatic…

ONE FRIDAY BRUNCH CHANGED. IT. ALL.

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How to Nail Your First (or Next) Podcast Interview - Ep #159

Wooooo! You landed a podcast interview—congratulations! Whether this is your first podcast appearance or your 20th, you're probably wondering what you can do to maximize your ‘onstage’ moment and ensure you sound good in the interview! 

Or maybe you’re seriously freaking out with nerves wondering how you can gracefully cancel ← that’s totally normal if this is your first time, but don’t you dare decline that invite because I’ve got you covered!

Get ready for this masterclass of an episode! 

I’m sharing EXACTLY what to do before, during, and after every podcast interview to fully leverage this opportunity for your business (or at least calm your nerves so you can show up and deliver mildly coherent sentences)

 

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[Conference Debrief] Craft + Commerce Takeaways & What to Know About Live Events Post Pandemic - Ep #158

Live events are slowly making their return and business owners are also slowly integrating back in— but if you’re like me, you’re craving to be back in person to feel the electrifying energy and connection of a conference.

So the question is— are they still that? What’s changed with live events since the pandemic, what should you keep in mind when choosing events moving forward?

This week, I’m joined by my friend Emily Hall of E+M Creative (who attended the event with me) to answer these questions and share our biggest takeaways and insights from our first in person conference in TWO years– ConvertKit’s Craft+Commerce.

If you want to attend live events in the next year (or host your own!) this episode is for you :)

Episode Highlights:

  • A full debrief on Craft + Commerce Conference speakers, workshops and experience  
  • Smaller, curated events versus the giant conference— which is better for your biz?
  • How to choose and...
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Why to NOT batch your weekly content (and what to do instead) - Ep #157

You've most likely heard of the concept of batching (doing similar tasks together to free up time) and love the idea.  But if you can’t seem to make batching work in your biz, here's the secret spoiler – I discovered that NOT batching like the gurus glorified led to the most amazing momentum.

Curious to know more about this? Tune in to find out why I actually recommend you do not batch (especially when you're newer in your business) and what you should do instead. We're gonna dig into that in today’s episode and I’m sure you're gonna LOVE this one. 

 

Episode Highlights:

  • What is batching and why it’s valuable in some areas of your business
  • Things to be aware of when you do decide to batch
  • When batching can hurt your momentum and growth 
  • Plus what you can do instead to leverage batching in a way that works with your season and style

 

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How to Make Showing Up for Your Brand More Fun - Ep #156

Ok let’s get real this week— does visibility sometimes feel like a chore in your biz? Showing up consistently can start to feel draining and a lot of business owners are publicly sharing how “over” they are with social media, but the harsh truth is that if you’re feeling burned out or annoyed by “having to show up” for your business— your audience is going to pick up on your vibes.

Instead of fighting it— let’s make it ENJOYABLE. I’ll help you navigate just how inside this episode. These are reminders that I need to keep revisiting (and I need this message probably just as much as you do!). So it’s time to shake things up and get that magnetic groove back so that you can bring creativity in your business and inspire your audience. 

 

Episode Highlights:

  • How you can attract more people by showing up more vibrantly (and  how do you do so when it doesn't feel so fun)
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How to Gracefully Handle Unsolicited Feedback - Ep #155

When others have an opinion about the way you should be running your business, you might find yourself overwhelmed with feedback — both good and bad.  The question is what do you do with it, how do you handle these feelings and the weight of it when you're trying to grow a business? 

Whether it’s feedback about a presentation, a random internet stranger commenting on your content or a well intentioned family member offering ideas… knowing what to say and how to emotionally navigate these moments is a critical skill that you must master as a leader in your business. 

Tune in to this candid conversation and learn the four steps that you can apply to  filter out feedback to be able to determine if this is helpful or not so you can focus more on the work and less on the distractions.

 

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  • The why’s of unsolicited feedback
  • Anticipating and handling negative feedback
  • Being mindful around things that we allow into our life...
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Powerful Messaging Secret to Attract Clients You Actually Want to Work With - Ep #154

What if I told you that one overarching shift in your messaging could change the quality of the customers you attracted?

If you’ve ever found yourself frustrated because you’ve attracted freebie seekers, looky-loos or clients that are super draining— today’s conversation will be a game-changer. 

This episode is short and sweet - so tune in to hear this one thing that has made not only a tremendous difference in my business (and my career) and get ready there's going to be some Sager rants.

Episode Highlights & Key Takeaways:

  • How are you contributing to the conversation in your content
  • Stepping up and owning your role as a leader
  • Your audience is a reflection of you
  • Leaning into your positivity to inspire your audience
  • Plus the Confidence Challenge that I highly encourage you to do

 

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