Listen To My Latest Podcast Episode:
How Speaking Helped a New Business Owner Launch Her Offer with Sarah VanHoose
Listen To My Latest Podcast Episode: How Speaking Helped a New Business Owner Launch Her Offer with Sarah VanHoose
A few years ago I had the joy of seeing someone I trained take the stage.
To be honest, I didn’t think there’d be a better feeling than standing in front of an audience, seeing their eyes light up, experiencing the adrenaline and high of speaking on a conference stage.
Until the moment I watched my first client take the stage. I imagine it’s like watching your kid perform the lead role in a school play (but more businessy).
Now my favorite moments in my week are reviewing our weekly wins report, where I scan through the notes, posts and wins of my clients.
So when one of my Speak Up to Level Up clients reached out and asked if she could share how she used what she learned inside my program to LAUNCH her business, I was thrilled.
Meet Sarah VanHoose, a Ramsey Preferred Finance Coach, mom and full time leader in a healthcare organization.
In this episode she’ll share with you how speaking helped her find her messaging, voice...
The words “selling” and “persuasion” illicit a visceral response from many.
When I looked up the definition on ye ole google months back, the Oxford dictionary defined it as:
I don’t know about you, but I don’t love the idea of being on the receiving end of that.
I’m reminded of the numerous political social media arguments between strangers who want others to believe what they believe so they scream louder with all caps.
Like if we just keep talking and pushing, we’ll wear someone down.
So when it comes to selling and persuading others to take action in our business, it’s no wonder that many shy away from it.
But what if I were to tell you that persuasion can be a good thing? That what I described below is actually a form of hubris and manipulation?
I love a good personality test. DISC, Enneagram, Meyers-Briggs, I say bring on self-awareness and understanding!
I think what I love most about them is the part that tells you how great you are ;), but I’d be lying if I didn’t find the weakness section to be a dead ringer.
So when I came across the book Strengths Finder 2.0, recommended by Michael Hyatt as few years back, I pounced.
But truthfully, I didn’t touch it until a few months ago when one of my Speak Up to Level Up clients (who happens to be a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach) delivered a pilot of her upcoming keynote presentation.
She kept talking about the term “superpower”.
I’d heard others in the online space use this phrase, and logically, I knew what they meant, but also I didn’t really know what they meant. As a business owner, we have to wear SO MANY HATS. How does one tap into their superpower to grow their business.
It sounds so good, but what does it mean?
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.
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...
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.
“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...
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 selling...
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...
I love shiny objects. I love a little glitz, a little sparkle.
When things become hard (aka every day as an entrepreneur) it’s easy to lose focus and want to move on to the next shiny thing. Yes, THAT NEW THING will become the secret to our success.
We both know that pushing through the hard stuff leads to break throughs.
The question is, how do you actually determine if you're getting caught up in shiny object syndrome, or if it's actually an incredible opportunity that you should say yes to that is going to help you further along in your business?
You must have a filtering system to keep a clear head and not get caught up in the marketing hype.
Say no to FOMO and hello to real growth.
I do this with 5 simple, yet powerful questions. So simple, you might laugh.
But remember, all you need is a good prompt to get your brain and your gut working in sync.
I often say that a stage is simply a platform to share your message. In this online world, especially during the pandemic, most have been surprised to learn just how many stages are readily available and are ready to start exploring.
Today we’re talking about live streaming, however the secrets I share are absolutely relevant to pre-recorded video or any other stage that you find yourself speaking.
Before we dive in, if fear of the camera is something that you’re struggling with, grab my Confidence Booster: 5 Hacks to Shake Your Fear & Kickstart Your Confidence. It’s a simple PDF guide to help you press LIVE, plus you’ll also get access to my recommended tech list, including the cameras, tripods, lights, streaming software and other misc tech I share with my clients and students. Grab it here.
Making the decision to start showing up on live stages can often be an emotional decision rooted in FEAR.
What will others think of me?
What if I make a...
It’s the dirty little secret we don’t talk about in online business.
We sneak it into the bathroom, hide under our sheets, or in the pantry pretending to find the kids snacks...
glued to our smartphones, “working”.
We have online businesses to run, so we have to be online, right?
A quick pop onto Facebook to check replies for that last post.
Then over to Instagram to see if any non-bots answered our question sticker (still nope).
Each grab of the phone starts the involuntarily, yet obligatory app circle:
All 3 accounts.
DMs. Stories. Feed.
Jump to Facebook
Notifications. Groups. Feed. .
Back to Insta.
Why am I here?
Maybe a little Slack, Vox + Marco Polo?
24 minutes later you have no clue what you just did for “work”.
Cut the crap, we can’t intelligently call this work.
For me, it became more of an escape.
From what? I do not know.
To where? Also not entirely sure.
Our smartphones take us to...