[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

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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

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

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

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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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 …

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. #35: How to Rock a Panel as a Moderator and Panelist with Natalie Eckdahl

How to Rock a Panel as a Moderator and Panelist with Natalie Eckdahl: Podcast Ep. 035

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Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Moderating a panel, or being on one, can be a great way to increase your visibility at an event or conference. People in the audience see you as an expert and you get to know and network with the other panelists. But, as the moderator if you’re not careful, panels can quickly become unruly …

Podcast Ep. #34: Relationship Selling with Nikki Rausch

Relationship Selling with Nikki Rausch:Podcast Ep. 034

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Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. How do you approach selling, whether it’s your product/service or yourself for speaking engagements? Do you schedule time and make it a priority or do you tend to procrastinate on it because you don’t like “sales” and you’re not sure what to do or say? In this mini-training, my guest Nikki Rausch, founder of …

Podcast Ep. 31: [Coaching] Narrow Your Niche and Your Offer for Better Results with C S Wurzberger

Narrow Your Niche and Your Offer for Better Results with C S Wurzberger [Coaching]: Podcast Ep. 031

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Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Creating your signature talk can lead to clarity and better results not only for your presentations but for your business model, product offers, marketing messaging, and speaking strategy. In this on-air coaching call, I talk with my client C S Wurzberger about how our work together to create her signature talk (using my storyboard …

Podcast Ep. 30: How to Become a Sought-After, Stand-Out Speaker with Carol Cox

How to Become a Sought-After, Stand-Out Speaker: Podcast Ep. 030

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Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Here’s the problem I see with many of the presentations and workshops I attend: Too much impersonal information and data, not enough personal stories and connection. Or, to put it even more simply: Too much Wikipedia, not enough people. In this episode, I share examples of how you can create presentations that are personal …

How to Become a Sought-After, Stand-Out Speaker Webinar

Free Online Training: How to Become a Sought-After, Stand-Out Speaker

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How can you become a sought-after speaker, someone who’s invited to speak at events and becomes known as the go-to person for your area of expertise? In this free training, I’m going to walk you through the 3 C’s of Stand-Out Speaking. You’ll learn: how to build your brand reputation through content the kinds of stories to share in your …