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4 Things to Do NOW to Prepare for Pitching in 2021

Listen To My Latest Podcast Episode: 4 Things to Do NOW to Prepare for Pitching in 2021

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.

 

Episode Highlights


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

 

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 on...

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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 business...

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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 to...

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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 own...

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Authentic Selling On & Off Social with Nikki Rausch - Ep #59

 

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:

  • What is Authentic Selling and why is it so important to have a selling process?
  • How to talk 'with' people instead of 'at' them on your social media platforms
  • Creating curiosity on social so you can begin moving people to the next step of your selling process
  • How to invite someone to that next step when they show interest
  • Phrases to avoid using because they can come off as condescending when you're really trying to build rapport

About my guest:

After 25 years of experience selling...

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How To Come Up With A Bank Of Story Ideas For Your Content - Ep #58

 

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.

Episode Highlights

MYTH: Your life is boring and you have no stories.

(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 shop,...

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Creating Story from Struggle with Stephanie McLarty - Ep #57

 

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...

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How to Position Your Offer to Serve Corporate with RJ Connell - Ep #56

 

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...

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