How to Become a TEDx Speaker with Tamsen Webster Podcast Ep. #56

How to Become a TEDx Speaker with Tamsen Webster: Podcast Ep. 056

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If you’ve been wanting to do a TEDx talk, this episode is perfect for you. My guest Tamsen Webster and I talk about everything TEDx, including what are the 3 key elements that make a great TEDx talk and how to know if you have a TED-worthy idea (“an idea worth spreading”). Tamsen was the Executive Producer of one of …

Should You Give an Instructional or an Inspirational Talk with Carol Cox Podcast Ep. #55

Should You Give an Instructional or an Inspirational Talk with Carol Cox: Podcast Ep. 055

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 Should you give an instructional or an inspirational talk? You probably think I’m going to say that the answer is “It depends,” but I’m not. I think the real question behind this question is you want to know what kind of content to present to the audience. You’re not sure if they want to learn specific strategies and tactics …

Building a Culture of Trust with Your Team and Audience with Dr. Laura Gallaher: Podcast Ep. 054

Building a Culture of Trust with Your Team and Audience with Dr. Laura Gallaher: Podcast Ep. 054

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When you’re in a group dynamic, whether it’s during a presentation or at work with your team, how can you build real and deep trust and connection? It may seem like this could take days, weeks, or even months or years. But, during a recent workshop I attended that was facilitated by today’s guest, I personally experienced a profound sense …

What It’s Like to be an Influencer with Jeanette Johnson: Podcast Ep. #53

What It’s Like to be an Influencer with Jeanette Johnson: Podcast Ep. 053

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 What is it like to have over 1.25 million visits to your blog every year and over 250,000 followers on social media? My guest is well-known fashion blogger Jeanette Johnson, who started her blog way back in 2010, before influencer marketing was a thing. Since then, her business and brand have skyrocketed and Jeanette has done lots for visibility: …

Producing Live Events to Showcase Your Business & Brand with Renee Warmack: Podcast Ep. #52

Producing Live Events to Showcase Your Business & Brand with Renee Warmack: Podcast Ep. 052

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Have you thought about creating and hosting your own in-person event, whether it’s a monthly meetup, a panel discussion related to your industry, or a full conference? Or, if you’ve hosted your own event, but felt like your business and personal brand didn’t get as much exposure as you would have liked (probably because you were busy running around taking …

Marketing Trends You Need to Know for 2018 with Sandi Eveleth: Podcast Ep. #51

Marketing Trends You Need to Know for 2018 with Sandi Eveleth: Podcast Ep. 051

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There’s been a dramatic shift in online marketing in the past 1-2 years. What used to work doesn’t work anymore, or at least not the same way it did. My guest Sandi Eveleth, a digital marketing strategist, and I share strategies you can use now including: how to market to cold audiences vs. warm ones; the #1 reason to do …

Visibility: What It Takes to Get Known - Carol Cox on the Speaking Your Brand podcast

The 3 C’s of Visibility: What It Takes to Get Known – Podcast Ep. 050

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What does it take to get known? How can you become the “go to” person for what you do? You know you need to be more visible in order to grow your business and network and to achieve your goals. But, there’s a lot of noise out there: not only competition, but things competing for people’s attention AND people not …

This Surprising Element Will Make You a Better Speaker with Janice Rous: Podcast Ep. #49

This Surprising Element Will Make You a Better Speaker with Janice Rous: Podcast Ep. 049

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There’s something you can do as a speaker to connect with your audience and have an impact on them that goes beyond your content or the activities you have them do. It’s one of the four essential elements (fire, water, air, and earth), which is why I used the word “element” in the title. It’s your breath. The most powerful …

Pam Andrews on the Speaking Your Brand podcast

Strategies to Get Visible with Pam Andrews [Coaching]: Podcast Ep. 048

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How can you get more visibility for your business? In this on-air coaching call, my guest Pam Andrews and I discuss specific things she can do, from obvious ones like speaking to groups and going on podcasts to some less obvious ones that may be a good fit for you too. You’ll learn the questions to ask yourself to determine …

Amy Lang on the Speaking Your Brand podcast

Creating Better Audience Engagement and Learning with Amy Lang: Podcast Ep. 047

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As a speaker, you’re only one-half of the equation. The other half is your audience. Particularly when you’re doing workshops and breakout sessions with smaller groups, you want to make sure that the audience is engaged, interested, and learning. My guest Amy Lang is an experienced speaker and workshop facilitator and she shares with us strategies she uses, from stories …

Podcast Ep. 046: We All Need a Wingwoman with Mia Scharphie

We All Need a Wingwoman with Mia Scharphie: Podcast Ep. 046

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Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. As women, we walk a tightrope between needing to advocate for ourselves, yet not wanting to come across as braggarts or overly promotional (yes, it’s that pesky double bind). How can we make sure we’re getting the visibility and opportunities we deserve for the amazing work I know we’re all doing? We need …

Podcast Ep. #45: Your Visibility Roadmap: Build Your Business, Brand, and Influence with Carol Cox

Your Visibility Roadmap: Build Your Business, Brand, and Influence: Podcast Ep. 045

Kaela Whitaker Business, Home, Podcast, PR and Media, Public Speaking, Signature Talk, Thought Leadership, Visibility Leave a Comment

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. This episode is a mini-training to help you create your visibility roadmap and identify the areas you should focus on to build your business, brand, and influence. They’re not the same for everyone. I’m going to share with you 4 different visibility roadmaps depending on where you’re at in your business and what …

Jaime Slutsky on the Speaking Your Brand podcast

The Ins and Outs of Virtual Summits with Jaime Slutzky: Podcast Ep. 044

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Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Virtual summits can raise your visibility: whether you’re being interviewed on one or hosting your own. Being a part of a virtual summit can introduce you to a new audience. Hosting your own virtual summit can help you grow your email list, network, and revenue. My guest Jaime Slutzky is an expert on …

Podcast Ep. #43: How Speaking Can Grow (or Derail) Your Business with Amber De La Garza

How Speaking Can Grow (or Derail) Your Business with Amber De La Garza: Podcast Ep. 043

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Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Get ready for a fun and lively conversation! We get into the nitty-gritty of speaking in this episode: how to make sure that the speaking opportunities you say yes to are helping you reach  your goals and grow your business vs. derailing you. My guest Amber De La Garza is a productivity specialist, …

Podcast Ep. 042: [Coaching] Content Ideas and Strategies to Start a Movement with Marnie Clark

Content Ideas and Strategies to Start a Movement with Marnie Clark [Coaching]: Podcast Ep. 042

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Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. What kind of content should you create when you want to start a movement (or launch a product)? In this on-air coaching call, I help my guest Marnie Clark with ideas and strategies to generate awareness and interest in a movement she’s starting around premium, hand-crafted non-alcoholic cocktails. Marnie’s been frustrated that when …

Behind the Scenes of My Presentation at BizChix Live, From Content to Slides to Delivery: Podcast Ep. 041

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Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. In this episode, I take you behind the scenes of a presentation I recently gave at BizChix Live, a 3-day conference for women entrepreneurs. The title was “Your Visibility Roadmap: Growing Your Business, Brand, and Influence.” I talk about how I created the presentation itself, an overview of the content, how I prepared, …

Podcast Ep. #40: Why Women Need to Speak Up and Roar with Sophia Eng

Why Women Need to Speak Up and Roar with Sophia Eng: Podcast Ep. 040

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Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Have you ever felt scared to say or publish something, but you knew you had to do it? That’s what my guest Sophia Eng did a few months ago when she wrote and published “Hear Us Roar: A Manifesto for Women and Minorities in Startup, Tech, and Business Communities.” She knew that if …

Podcast Ep. #39: Using Personal Stories to Connect with Your Audience with Lisa Woodruff

Using Personal Stories to Connect with Your Audience with Lisa Woodruff:Podcast Ep. 039

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Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. What kinds of personal stories should you share in a business context? How personal is too personal when sharing stories publicly? How do you get past the fear that creeps up when you’re about to share something? My guest Lisa Woodruff, founder of Organize 365, and I talk about how and why she …

Podcast Ep. #38: Hosting Local Workshops to Reach Your Ideal Clients with Valentina Escobar-Gonzalez

Hosting Local Workshops to Reach Your Ideal Clients with Valentina Escobar-Gonzalez: Podcast Ep. 038

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Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Creating and hosting your own local workshops can be a great way to add a revenue stream to your business and reach prospective clients who get to know you as an expert and then want to work with your further. My guest is social media strategist Valentina Escobar-Gonzalez, who has built a good part …

Podcast Ep. #37: [Coaching] What to Include In Your Webinar with Samantha Agostino

What to Include In Your Webinar with Samantha Agostino [Coaching] : Podcast Ep. 037

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Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. We’re back with an on-air coaching call! Webinars are an excellent way to increase awareness of who you are, what you do, and how you help people, plus they’re a lot of fun (at least I think so!). In this episode, I help professional makeup artist Samantha Agostino with the content of her webinar. …