Edie Berg on the Speaking Your Brand podcast

Niching & Pitching for Business Success with Edie Berg [Coaching]: Podcast Ep. 005

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Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. It seems counter-intuitive, but it’s true: the narrower the niche for your business (or podcast), the more successful it will be. In this episode, I talk with my guest Edie Berg about her shift in focus from strong women to strong Jewish women, some of her concerns in making this change, and why she …

Deconstructing My Podfest Presentation on the Speaking Your Brand podcast

How I Created My Podfest Presentation [Training]: Podcast Ep. 003

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Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. In this episode of the Speaking Your Brand podcast, I’m taking you behind the scenes as I deconstruct the key elements of the presentation I recently gave at Podfest Multimedia Expo, which is a podcasting conference. I’ll do the speech for you (it’s less than 7 minutes) and then I’ll deep dive into why I chose this topic, …

Heather Ryan on the Speaking Your Brand Podcast

Getting Paid Speaking Gigs with Heather Ryan [Coaching]: Podcast Ep. 001

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Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Heather Ryan looks like an elementary school teacher, but for 14 years she served as a Special Agent with NCIS (no wonder she was so effective under cover and as an interrogator!). Now, she teaches effective safety techniques for women and offers innovative prevention education for men, from college campuses to organizations and corporations. …

Interview with A Well-Designed Business 140: Today We Celebrate the 1st Birthday of A Well-Designed Business! Carol Cox of Speaking Your Brand Interviews LuAnn!

Interview with A Well-Designed Business 140: Today We Celebrate the 1st Birthday of A Well-Designed Business! Carol Cox of Speaking Your Brand Interviews LuAnn!

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Today I have been invited to interview LuAnn Nigara, host of the podcast A Well-Designed Business, which is celebrating its one year birthday! LuAnn Nigara is an award-winning window treatment authority, author, host of one of the most popular podcasts for the design industry, and overall business dynamo.  Find the show notes and listen to the episode on A Well-Designed Business …

Chameleon vs. Peacock

Are you a chameleon or a peacock?

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Chameleons seem pretty cool. They’re brightly colored, adaptable, able to go with the flow and fit in regardless of the environment. I identify a lot with being a chameleon: I can jump from group to group and converse on any number of topics, from code and artificial intelligence to history and politics to business and marketing. There’s nothing inherently wrong …

Signature Talk Group Program

Big Changes + Announcement

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I made a pretty big decision a couple of weeks ago about my business. (Tbh, I’m hesitant to write and send this email because I don’t want it to come across as self-indulgent. The reason I’m sharing this with you is because seeing behind the scenes in someone else’s business has proven useful to me, so I hope it does …

Rumi quote

This will set you apart as a speaker

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I’ve been listening to TEDx talks by women to find potential guests for my new podcast. Their talks are well done – good delivery on important topics in women and leadership. But most of them are missing that X factor that makes them intriguing and memorable. They haven’t moved beyond the WHAT into the WHY, from platitude to provocative. And …

Stepping stones to get you to a Keynote or TEDx stage

Stepping Stones to Get You to a Keynote or TEDx Stage

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If you’re reading this, I know you’re interested in upleveling your speaking. You imagine yourself as the keynote speaker at an important conference in your industry or you’re standing on a stage giving a TEDx talk that blows the audience away. I know you’re fully capable of doing this. But, here’s the thing: to get to that destination, you can’t …

What was your favorite book?

My favorite books in 2016

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As I’ve been doing a recap of 2016, one of the things I like to do is look back at the books I read (I keep a running list in Evernote – I’m at 35 books so far this year). These are the books that had the biggest impact on me in 2016. What were yours? Share in the Facebook …

Where can you add your light?

Your voice is needed

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“Ha, you haven’t heard me sing,” I thought to myself as one of the Kirtan* musicians reassured the group of us that no one has a bad voice. We were sitting in a semi-circle on the floor in the yoga studio, the lights dimmed, candles glowing, cold air lightly seeping in on a brisk wintry night in Florida. The two …

Normalizing what leaders look like

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Here in the U.S., we’re on the eve of electing our first woman president. If you haven’t voted yet, stop what you’re doing, find your polling place, and go vote! Then listen to a special Election Day podcast episode I did with Casey DeStefano on her fantastic show called “Women with Balls…In the Air.” (Here’s the direct iTunes link.) We …

What's your twist

What’s your twist? Make your talk interesting, not just informative

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A couple of weekends ago, I sat staring at my computer. I was working on my TEDx talk about women in leadership and politics –  and I knew it was missing something. My first draft was good – about the benefits of having more women in elected office, the gender stereotypes female candidates face, and some stats thrown in for …

A shortage of women speakers?

A shortage of women speakers?

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I was surprised while I was listening to a podcast the other day when the hosts, who also run a pretty large marketing conference, said that 70-80% of the speaker submissions they receive are from men. They want to have an equitable lineup of men and women speakers, and they came pretty close at their most recent conference. But, they …