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Where did the podcast go?

By Adele | Blue Thread Life - Sep 15 2018
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Did Matt & Ken stop making this podcast? I know there is a wealth of information in the archives but miss the regular posts. Please make new episodes!

Awesome show, highly recommend!

By J. Barshop - Jan 29 2018
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Ken and his guests share actionable and inspiring lessons on how to become a better public speaker and (more importantly) a better overall person. Highly recommend listening and subscribing to The Art and Business of Public Speaking if you want the knowledge AND mindsets to become the very best version of yourself (and reach all of your overall goals as a result)!

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78 Ratings
Average Ratings
67
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0
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2

Where did the podcast go?

By Adele | Blue Thread Life - Sep 15 2018
Read more
Did Matt & Ken stop making this podcast? I know there is a wealth of information in the archives but miss the regular posts. Please make new episodes!

Awesome show, highly recommend!

By J. Barshop - Jan 29 2018
Read more
Ken and his guests share actionable and inspiring lessons on how to become a better public speaker and (more importantly) a better overall person. Highly recommend listening and subscribing to The Art and Business of Public Speaking if you want the knowledge AND mindsets to become the very best version of yourself (and reach all of your overall goals as a result)!
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Rank #1: The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 1 – Episode 101

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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 1

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 101 Ken Davis and Matt Brady begin a new series discussing the content of our SCORRE Training.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • If you’re talk isn’t driving people to action, there is no reason to give the talk
  • You must figure out the “why” of your talk
  • If you aim at nothing you will hit it every single time, if you know where you are going, you can take everyone with you


If you’re talk isn’t driving people to action, there is no reason to give the talk” via @DCIspeak
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Apr 18 2017

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Rank #2: Episode 003 Featuring Amy Porterfield

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Finding Your Voice, Getting Your Name Out There and the Importance of Email Lists

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 003 Amy Porterfield joins us to discuss how social media can generate income for your business and keep you doing what you love.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • About finding your own voice
  • The importance of doing everything you can to get your name out there
  • Why your email list directly affects the energy of your business

Nurture your leads…consistency makes you a huge success via @DCIspeak
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Learn how to use Facebook for your business – click here!
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Jun 02 2015

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Rank #3: The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 2 – Episode 102

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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 2

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 102 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue the The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Series by discussing the power of focus and the importance of choosing an objective.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The importance of focus in preparing your message
  • Why you must choose an objective or an subconscious objective will be assigned to you 
  • Why you must chip away at all the information except what is most important 


Communication without focus is just entertainment” via @DCIspeak
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Apr 25 2017

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Rank #4: How to Use Humor Part 3 – Episode 071

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How to Use Humor Part 3

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 071 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue their discussion about how to effectively use humor in communication. Click here to listen to Part 1 and click here to listen to Part 2.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • To understand your own style of humor
  • How to develop a true story for maximum humorous effect
  • To understand the risk of humor


Humor is a double-edged sword – it can be used to destroy or to heal” via @DCIspeak
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Sep 20 2016

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Rank #5: The Qualities of a Good Opening – Episode 092

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The Qualities of a Good Opening 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 092 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss the qualities of a good opening and how it can affect the rest of your speech.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The opening is the only chance to make your audience want to hear what you have to say 
  • The purpose of the opening is to make a connection with the audience 
  • The opening is a chance for you to develop rapport 


An opening is a door you invite your audience into” via @DCIspeak
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Feb 14 2017

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Rank #6: Look! Listen! Like! The Importance of a Carefully Crafted Vocabulary – Episode 076

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Look! Listen! Like! The Importance of a Carefully Crafted Vocabulary

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 076 Ken Davis and Matt Brady talk (read: rant) about why you should choose your words carefully.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • About words in our current culture that are barriers to good communication
  • That the misuse of the word “like” can be a major distraction
  • The cultural norms are not our measure of good communication


Good speakers avoid the meaningless cultural word trends that are barriers to communication…
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Oct 25 2016

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Rank #7: Episode 004: Featuring Carol Kent

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Building Momentum and Creating Your Team

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 004 Ken Davis talks to Carol Kent about breaking into public speaking and building the momentum to grow your career.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The importance of referrals and how they can build your momentum
  • Why you must create your own market to even be considered by an agency
  • How and when to begin building your team

You build and own your own market via @DCIspeak
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Jun 09 2015

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Rank #8: Episode 005: Featuring Carol Kent

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Preparation vs Perfection and the Importance of an Established Platform

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 005 Carol Kent’s interview continues as she and Ken discuss the importance of good preparation.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How good preparation allows you to spontaneously react to the unexpected
  • Why you must practice on your feet out loud
  • Having an established platform is key to your speaking career

​Speaking and writing work hand in hand for growing your success as a speaker via @DCIspeak
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Jun 16 2015

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Rank #9: Featuring Comedian Mark Lowry – Episode 110

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Chasing Comedy: A Conversation with Mark Lowry

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 110 Ken Davis talks to singer, songwriter and comedian, Mark Lowry about getting started as a comedian and finding new stories. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That audiences have personalities and you have to get to know them
  • There is nothing funnier than the truth
  • How to find new stories


People love to hear your story – people are interested in people via @DCIspeak
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Jun 20 2017

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Rank #10: Episode 022: Featuring Patsy Clairmont

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Being Deliberate and Why We Must Leave Space to Learn More

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 022 Patsy Clairmont joins Ken to discuss the crucial steps you should take when you are trying to grow your career as speaker.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How Patsy overcame Agoraphobia and became a world renowned speaker
  • The importance of recording your own material
  • Why everyone must leave space to learn more

Every one of us has to leave space to learn more via @DCIspeak
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Oct 13 2015

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Rank #11: Watch What You Wear – Episode 074

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Watch What You Wear

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 074 Ken Davis and Matt Brady talk about the importance of your on-stage wardrobe.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why wardrobe matters
  • How your wardrobe affects your presentation
  • Always dress a little more formally than your audience


What you wear and how you wear it can be a barrier to your communication” via @DCIspeak
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Oct 11 2016

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Rank #12: Episode 014: Featuring Michael Hyatt

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Creating a Pre-Speaking Routine and Advice on Building Your Platform

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 014 Ken Davis and Michael Hyatt discuss how to create a pre-speaking routine, the importance of affirming yourself, and building your platform.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why and how you should affirm yourself in your speaking engagements
  • How to create a pre-speaking routine
  • If content is king, your platform is queen

If content is king, your platform is queen via @MichaelHyatt @DCIspeak
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Aug 18 2015

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Rank #13: Featuring Communicator Coach Sarah Beckman – Episode 114

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Why the Wait is So Important and How Writing and Speaking Work Together

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 114 Ken Davis talks to Author and SCORRE Coach, Sarah Beckman

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That sometimes you have to wait for the right time to launch
  • Creative ways to practice your craft
  • How the SCORRE process applies to writing 


Your leading, your calling, is more powerful than the opinions of man -via @DCIspeak
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Jul 18 2017

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Rank #14: Featuring An Expert In Eloquence Richard Allen Farmer – Episode 117

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The Importance of Using the Right Words and Speaking Deliberately 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 117 Ken Davis speaks to pastor, musician and motivator, Richard Allen Farmer

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why your listeners deserve to hear polished english language
  • That being self-correcting and self-editing is a gift to the audience 
  • Writing out your speeches ahead of time can help you fully flesh out your idea and thoughts


The ability to communicate is foundational across the board -via @DCIspeak
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Aug 08 2017

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Rank #15: How to Kill Your Career Part 1- Episode 066

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How to Kill Your Career Part 1

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 066 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss several things you can do that will be a surefire way to kill a career.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why you should never develop a “canned” speech to give over and over again
  • That you must really “see” people
  • Not to be insensitive even in the name of humor

Make sure the people who represent you represent your heart via @DCIspeak
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Aug 16 2016

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Rank #16: Principles of Preparing for an Interview – Episode 131

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Principles of Preparing for an Interview

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 131 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss important principles to remember when preparing for an interview. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why you should promote only your latest project
  • The benefit of sending information ahead of time to the host
  • How to keep the host from unintentionally hijacking the interview


How to handle unexpected inflammatory questions in an interview” – @DCIspeak
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Nov 14 2017

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Rank #17: Discovering Your Assets – Episode 120

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Discovering Your Assets 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 120 Ken Davis and Matt Brady talk about discovering your assets. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That you must identify what your passion
  • How to find the brand in your speaking
  • How to develop a product from your assets


Listen to what people are saying about you” via @DCIspeak
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Aug 29 2017

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Rank #18: Get Away and Get Ahead – The Importance of Preparation – Episode 129

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Get Away and Get Ahead – The Importance of Preparation

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 129 Ken Davis talks to us about the importance of preparation using a “get away and get ahead” philosophy. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why you must get away with the specific intent to prepare a presentation 
  • How to use your time away to get ahead by 3 or 4 presentations
  • That even if you’re not preparing a new message every week, you can still refine your existing content

When you’re in the idea stage write everything down – via @DCIspeak
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Oct 31 2017

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Rank #19: Episode 045 Featuring Michele Cushatt

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Learn Four Invaluable Steps for Making a Connection with Your Audience from Someone Who’s Life Has Been Undone and Put Back Together Again

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 045 the amazing Michele Cushatt joins Ken Davis to discuss how to connect with your audience.

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • Crafting a personal narrative into a powerful presentation
  • Connecting personal passion, story and experience with the real-time needs of an audience
  • Creating an emotional connection with your audience that translates into life transformation


There is a very big difference between creating a connection and creating a reaction via @DCIspeak
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Mar 22 2016

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Rank #20: The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 8 Episode 108

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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 8

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 108 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue the The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Series by unpacking the steps of the SCORRE Process. Click to listen to Part 1, Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6, and Part 7.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The “E” of SCORRE stands for Evaluation
  • Why you should evaluate your presentation during every part of the SCORRE process
  • Why you also must evaluate the audience to whom you’ll be speaking


Evaluation goes beyond your speech” via @DCIspeak
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Jun 06 2017

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Featuring Matt & Lauren Brady – Episode 137

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Four Areas of Focus that will Lead to a Well-Executed and Memorable Event

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 137 Ken Davis interviews Matt and Lauren Brady about their new venture, Bradymade Productions.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • About the key ingredients to a successful event
  • The most common mistakes made by event organizers 
  • How to create a memorable event without breaking the bank


Every single detail should lead toward the objective of your event” – @DCIspeak
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Dec 26 2017

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Featuring Lee Camp – Episode 136

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The Power of Public Speaking

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 136 Lee Camp, Professor at Lipscomb University and Executive Producer, Host and Writer of the Tokens Show, joins Ken Davis and Matt Brady to talk about the power and influence a speech can have on a community.  

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That the power of speech is incredibly influential 
  • That there is a time and a place to be straightforward
  • The balance of using complex terminology and layman’s terms


So much of speaking is painting a picture” – @DCIspeak
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Dec 19 2017

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Featuring Stu McLaren – Episode 135

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How Speakers Can Leverage a Digital Communication Platform 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 135 Ken Davis and Matt Brady talk to Stu McLaren about alternative streams of income for speakers. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How to generate even more revenue from speaking engagements
  • How to leverage a digital communication platform 
  • The difference between online training and membership sites


Ask yourself, how will someone’s life be better or different as a result of what you’re selling” -…
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Dec 12 2017

41mins

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Featuring Karen Anderson – Episode 134

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Understanding the New Publishing World 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 134 a very dear friend, Karen Anderson, joins Ken Davis and Matt Brady to discuss the new publishing world. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How the publishing world has changed so dramatically 
  • That there is something to be said for having a publisher behind you
  • The benefits of distribution connections 


Authors want to have impact and reach” – @DCIspeak
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Dec 05 2017

37mins

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How to Navigate Negotiation with Joy Groblebe – Episode 133

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How to Navigate Negotiation

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 133 Ken’s manager and long-time friend, Joy Groblebe joins Ken Davis and Matt Brady to discuss the art of navigating negotiation.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That most leads start from an email rather than a phone call
  • The importance of a well-crafted automated response from your booking request form
  • Key questions to ask during the first phone call


The more leads you have coming in, the more negotiating power you have” – @DCIspeak
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Nov 28 2017

41mins

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A Live Look at the Process of Writing Comedy with John Branyan – Episode 132

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A Live Look at the Process of Writing Comedy with John Branyan

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 132 John Branyan and Ken Davis work through an exercise from his comedy writing course, Comedy Creation 101

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The first three steps of John’s course, Comedy Creation 101
  • How to use words as placeholders for ideas
  • About the way a comic’s brain works

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Nov 21 2017

35mins

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Principles of Preparing for an Interview – Episode 131

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Principles of Preparing for an Interview

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 131 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss important principles to remember when preparing for an interview. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why you should promote only your latest project
  • The benefit of sending information ahead of time to the host
  • How to keep the host from unintentionally hijacking the interview


How to handle unexpected inflammatory questions in an interview” – @DCIspeak
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Nov 14 2017

33mins

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Generation Ziglar Featuring James McLamb & Matt Rush – Episode 130

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Generation Ziglar: Equipping Young Adults to Impact Future Generations

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 130 Ken Davis talks to James McLamb and Matt Rush about Generation Z – a program empowering youth to spread Zig Ziglar’s message of hope to their peers.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That youth are the best people to speak to youth
  • The crisis youth are facing today
  • The importance of having the ability to connect 

Good communicators know what to say, great communicators know what not to say  – via @DCIspeak
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Nov 07 2017

42mins

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Get Away and Get Ahead – The Importance of Preparation – Episode 129

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Get Away and Get Ahead – The Importance of Preparation

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 129 Ken Davis talks to us about the importance of preparation using a “get away and get ahead” philosophy. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why you must get away with the specific intent to prepare a presentation 
  • How to use your time away to get ahead by 3 or 4 presentations
  • That even if you’re not preparing a new message every week, you can still refine your existing content

When you’re in the idea stage write everything down – via @DCIspeak
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Oct 31 2017

36mins

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Comedy Creation 101 Featuring John Branyan – Episode 128

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Comedy Creation 101 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 128 John Branyan joins us to discuss his level one comedy writing course, Comedy Creation 101

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That words are placeholders for ideas
  • There is no such thing as a single idea
  • That thinking is the first step in writing comedy

If you think it’s funny, it’s legitimate – via @DCIspeak
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Oct 24 2017

40mins

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Featuring Paula Wallace – Episode 127

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Preparing with Purpose: Using SCORRE to Prepare for a Live Talk Show Discussion

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 127 Ken Davis talks to Author, Speaker, and Certified Life Coach, Paula Wallace, about using the SCORRE method when preparing for her live TV show, Bloom Today.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How to use SCORRE to prepare for a live Talk Show discussion
  • The importance of focusing on your primary message 
  • How knowing your one “ugly sentence” allows you to talk conversationally and still stay on topic

If you prepare on purpose you can deliver with power – via @DCIspeak
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Oct 17 2017

39mins

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Featuring Patrick Coffin – Episode 126

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The Importance of Reading and the Journey of a Speaker and the Audience

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 126 Ken Davis talks to Author and Speaker, Patrick Coffin, about the journey you as a speaker take and the journey you invite the audience to take along with you.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Sometimes the simpler the story, the longer the impact lasts
  • Strategies to help you move forward when discussing tough topics
  • The importance of reading

Logic, evidence and kindness are the keys to changing hearts & minds – via @DCIspeak
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Oct 10 2017

41mins

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Featuring Paul Johnson – Episode 125

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Taking Action During the Transitions in Your Life

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 125 Ken Davis talks to speaker, podcaster, and all around renaissance man, Paul Johnson of The God Zone Show.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • About navigating the changes of seasons in life 
  • Taking risks is necessary to experience new opportunities
  • How to not lose stuff when it’s in a bucket

So often it is persistence, not talent, that propels success. @DCIspeak
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Oct 03 2017

34mins

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How to Speak to Youth – Episode 124

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Effective Ways to Engage a Youth Audience

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 124 Ken Davis gives clues to speaking to youth effectively. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That speaking to youth is different than speaking to adults
  • Tips on structuring a presentation that will most effectively engage a youth audience
  • Practical ideas to keep the attention of youth

Youth is the only audience that can climb walls, hang from chandeliers & not miss a word you…
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Sep 26 2017

40mins

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Featuring CPA Professional Rob Corne – Episode 123

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Do Your Business Right: A CPA Professional Gives Practical Advice for Setting Up a Safe Business Model. 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 123 Ken Davis talks to CPA Rob Corne of Corne Jantz & Associates

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why getting the business and accounting side set up right from the beginning is essential for being successful in the long run. 
  • The importance of choosing the right corporate entity. 
  • Practical tips to avoid unnecessary attention from auditors

Do not fear the IRS, take advantage of all the resources they offer – via @DCIspeak
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Sep 19 2017

50mins

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Featuring Premier Storyteller Bob Stromberg – Episode 122

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Developing the Craft of Creativity to Catapult Your Speaking to New Heights with Premier Storyteller Bob Stromberg

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 122 Ken Davis talks to storyteller and comedian Bob Stromberg

In this episode you’ll see:

  • How finding your creativity relates to your gift, and your craft
  • Creativity isn’t a gift, it’s a craft you can hone, practice and grow 
  • A method to develop and grow stories and creativity

Creativity is not a gift, it is a craft. @DCIspeak
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Sep 12 2017

46mins

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Featuring Ramsey Solutions Personality Chris Hogan – Episode 121

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The Life and Work of a Speaker

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 121 Ken Davis talks to Ramsey Solutions Personality, Chris Hogan.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The four people you need in your life – a coach, a mentor, a cheerleader, and a friend
  • To think about the 2-3 things you want your audience to walk away with 
  • The importance of the art of storytelling


Every speaker must have, show, and deliver passion -via @DCIspeak
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Sep 05 2017

25mins

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Discovering Your Assets – Episode 120

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Discovering Your Assets 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 120 Ken Davis and Matt Brady talk about discovering your assets. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That you must identify what your passion
  • How to find the brand in your speaking
  • How to develop a product from your assets


Listen to what people are saying about you” via @DCIspeak
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Aug 29 2017

40mins

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Featuring Former Disney VP Lee Cockerell – Episode 119

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Bringing Disney Magic to Presentations

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 119 Ken Davis talks to Lee Cockerell, author, speaker and former Disney VP.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why time management is so important to your success
  • How being unique can help drive business
  • The importance of not being too reliant on technology while giving a presentation


Lee Cockerell – bringing Disney magic to presentations” -via @DCIspeak
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Aug 22 2017

34mins

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Featuring Ramsey Solutions Personality Anthony O’Neal – Episode 118

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How Hard Work and Authenticity Can Make All the Difference

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 118 Ken Davis talks to Ramsey Solutions Personality, Anthony O’Neal.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How mining what has happened in your own life can be your greatest story
  • Sometimes it’s not about being the best speaker, but being the hardest working speaker
  • The importance of being the same person on-stage and off-stage


My mouth always got me in trouble – now my mouth gets me paid -via @DCIspeak
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Aug 15 2017

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Where did the podcast go?

By Adele | Blue Thread Life - Sep 15 2018
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Did Matt & Ken stop making this podcast? I know there is a wealth of information in the archives but miss the regular posts. Please make new episodes!

Awesome show, highly recommend!

By J. Barshop - Jan 29 2018
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Ken and his guests share actionable and inspiring lessons on how to become a better public speaker and (more importantly) a better overall person. Highly recommend listening and subscribing to The Art and Business of Public Speaking if you want the knowledge AND mindsets to become the very best version of yourself (and reach all of your overall goals as a result)!