Carol Cox on the Difficult Happens podcast with Lara Currie

Carol Cox on the Difficult Happens Podcast: Stories & Public Speaking

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This is a juicy episode filled with ways that you can use a story in your everyday work life, from the boardroom to the stage. Lara Currie, host of the Difficult Happens podcast, and I talk about everything from our personal struggles and successes to why it’s sometimes hard for women to speak out to what to do if someone …

Finding the Right Presentation Content for Your Business with Regina Byrne [Coaching] - Podcast Ep. 075

Finding the Right Presentation Content for Your Business with Regina Byrne [Coaching] – Podcast Ep. 075

Carol Cox Business, Podcast, Presentations, Public Speaking Leave a Comment

Do you feel like everything’s already been said about your topic and that your audience has heard it all before? Let me assure you that sharing your own experiences, knowledge, and examples *will* set you apart. The key is to have a unique angle and to align your presentation content with what you do in your business. In this on-air …

Using Podcasts to Connect with Your Ideal Clients with Nicole Holland: Podcast Ep. 073

Using Podcasts to Connect with Your Ideal Clients with Nicole Holland: Podcast Ep. 073

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Being a guest on podcasts is great for brand awareness, credibility building, networking, and lead generation. How can you pitch podcasters the right way so they want to have you on their show? In this episode, I talk with Nicole Holland of Interviews That Convert on: what to do and, just as importantly, what *not* to do in your podcast …

How to Speak Strategically for Better Business Results: Podcast Ep. #72

How to Speak Strategically for Better Business Results: Podcast Ep. 072

Carol Cox Business, Home, Podcast, Public Speaking, Signature Talk Leave a Comment

Have you been getting the results you want from the speaking engagements you’ve been doing? Speaking in front of the right audiences with the right message can position you as an expert in your field, showcase your business, build relationships, and lead to clients and referrals. What you need is a clear and intentional speaking strategy and a powerful signature …

Aligning Your Wardrobe with Your Brand with Jennifer Mackey-Mary: Podcast Ep. 070

Aligning Your Wardrobe with Your Brand with Jennifer Mackey-Mary: Podcast Ep. 070

Carol Cox Branding, Business, Home, Podcast, Public Speaking Leave a Comment

 How can your wardrobe align with and reflect your brand and make you feel confident, so that you attract your ideal clients, whether you’re speaking, on video, or at a networking event? My guest is wardrobe stylist Jennifer Mackey-Mary, founder of Apple + Pear Wardrobe. We talk about what you should wear on stage and how you can use …

What Event Organizers Look for in Speakers with Erin Smith: Podcast Ep. 069

What Event Organizers Look for in Speakers with Erin Smith: Podcast Ep. 069

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 Do you have your eye on a conference or event that you really want to speak at? How can you get selected? My guest today is Erin Smith, who runs the annual Entrepreneur Summit in Dallas, Texas. We go behind-the-scenes into how event organizers select speakers, who they choose to pay and why, and what *not* to do as …

Getting Paid to Speak and Negotiating Speaker Fees

Getting Paid to Speak and Negotiating Speaker Fees: Podcast Ep. 068

Carol Cox Home, Podcast, Public Speaking, Visibility 3 Comments

How can you get your first paid speaking engagement? How do you figure out what to charge and how to negotiate? In this episode, you’ll hear from 7 women entrepreneurs and speakers who share how they got their first paid speaking engagement. I also share how I got my first paid gig for Speaking Your Brand and how I got …

Mastering Your Speaking Style and Stage Presence with Carol Cox: Podcast Ep. 066

Mastering Your Speaking Style and Stage Presence with Carol Cox: Podcast Ep. 066

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I can remember talks I’ve given, especially ones on stages in front of large audiences, where it felt like an out of body experience. I gave my talk, it went really well, but it was a complete blur, like tunnel vision. It all happened so fast and I felt like I was observing myself rather than being truly present and …

[Coaching] Show, Don’t Just Tell, Your Audience How You’re Different with Kimberley O’Brien: Podcast Ep. 064

Show, Don’t Just Tell, Your Audience How You’re Different with Kimberley O’Brien [Coaching]: Podcast Ep. 064

Carol Cox Home, Podcast, Public Speaking, Signature Talk 1 Comment

Speaking at groups and conferences is one of the best ways to create awareness about what you do and how you help your clients. The key is to show, through the examples and main points you include in your presentations, how what you do is different from others. In prior episodes, I’ve talked about how to do this without “selling …

Five Mistakes You’re Making in Your Presentations that Turn Off Your Audiences with Carol Cox: Podcast Episode 063

Five Mistakes You’re Making in Your Presentations that Turn Off Your Audiences – Podcast Ep. 063

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Have you been to conferences and events and, during sessions, you see lots of people in the audience on their phones? And not using their phones to take notes, but to do other things because they’re not engaged with the speaker. How can you keep your audience interested and off their phones? In this episode, I share 5 mistakes I …

Why You Shouldn't Sell from the Stage - and What to Do Instead with Carol Cox: Podcast Ep. 059

Why You Shouldn’t Sell from the Stage – and What to Do Instead with Carol Cox: Podcast Ep. 059

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Have you heard the phrase “sell from the stage”? The idea is that you pitch your programs and products to the audience at the end of your presentations. If you’ve been doing speaking engagements, you know it takes time, effort, energy, and sometimes money (especially when travel is involved), so it’s understandable that you want to get a return from …

Using Your Strengths to Reach Your Speaking & Business Potential with Belinda Brown Podcast Ep. #58

Using Your Strengths to Reach Your Speaking & Business Potential with Belinda Brown: Podcast Ep. 058

Kaela Whitaker Business, Home, Podcast, Public Speaking Leave a Comment

How can you reach your highest potential in speaking and in your business? What does it take to be the best you can be? For many years, I felt that I had to learn and master anything I came across in my businesses, from coding and SEO to marketing and PR to graphic design, accounting, and contracts. Each of these …

How to Use Simple Story Structure to Create Compelling Content with Carol Cox Podcast Ep. #57

How to Use Simple Story Structure to Create Compelling Content with Carol Cox: Podcast Ep. 057

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Why use story structure? Simple: It’s what makes us human. You want to make sure the content you’re sharing is compelling, keeps your audience interested to the end, and invites them to take action, whether you’re hosting a podcast, being interviewed on one, or giving a presentation. Our brains are hard-wired to understand and respond to story structure. Think about …

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

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

Kaela Whitaker Events, Podcast, Presentations, Public Speaking, Storytelling, TEDx Leave a Comment

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 …

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

Kaela Whitaker Business, Events, Home, Networking, Podcast, Public Speaking, Thought Leadership Leave a Comment

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 …

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

Kaela Whitaker Home, Podcast, Presentations, Public Speaking, Storytelling 1 Comment

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 …

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 …