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Public Speaking with Peter George

Do you want to be a better speaker? Do you want to know how to deliver a talk that connects with people on all levels? Do you want to be calm, confident, and credible every time you speak?Then tune in to Public Speaking with Peter George, the only public speaking show that has two helpful episodes per week -- one with a guest expert who shares with you tips, techniques, and ideas; and one QuickBites episode where Peter gives a specific tip in 5 minutes or less. Each of these is designed to help you develop superior public speaking skills so you can increase your impact, influence, and income -- whether you're speaking on stage, presenting in meetings, or selling to prospects.

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Do you want to be a better speaker? Do you want to know how to deliver a talk that connects with people on all levels? Do you want to be calm, confident, and credible every time you speak?Then tune in to Public Speaking with Peter George, the only public speaking show that has two helpful episodes per week -- one with a guest expert who shares with you tips, techniques, and ideas; and one QuickBites episode where Peter gives a specific tip in 5 minutes or less. Each of these is designed to help you develop superior public speaking skills so you can increase your impact, influence, and income -- whether you're speaking on stage, presenting in meetings, or selling to prospects.

QuickBites: Discover the Many Benefits of Eye Contact

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Do you want to engage your audiences? Of course, you do! And this QuickBites episode will help you increase the level of engagement -- for your audiences and you!

Eye contact is one of the most important and powerful tools when it comes to engaging your audience. A form of communication unto itself, it provides many benefits. Tune in and discover the more significant ones.

Jul 14 2022

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How Body Language Affects You and Your Audience with Natasha Bazilevych

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Do you want to know how you can make a significant connection with your audiences? Have you thought about how body language affects both your confidence and that of your listeners? Listen in as my guest Natasha Bazilevych guides you in the top three ways to use your body language to support and convey your messages. Make that three ways and a bonus.

Takeaways

- How body language can change your mindset and character

- Working on your body language as a daily routine

- How body language affects your brain

- How your mind affects your body language

- How gesturing can help deliver messages and persuade others

- Self-awareness is key

- What does your face say when you’re speaking?

- Although small, micro-expressions say a lot

- Using vocal variety is the bonus

- How your audiences react to your confidence

Resources

- NatashaBazilevych.com

Jul 11 2022

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The Speaking Superpower You Never Think About with Kym Dakin

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Have you ever felt like you weren’t being heard, or that others in the room seem to command more respect than you? Well, my guest Kym Dakin, says the reason just may be the way you use your voice.

Listen in and learn how you can use your voice -- and other techniques -- so you can connect with your listeners.

Takeaways

- How to use your voice as a source of power

- Why we don't think vocal quality, vocal tone, and the words we use impact us.

- How others' vocal quality, vocal tone, and words impact us when we're listening.

- The key to a strong pitch.

- How to implement the 5-4-3-2-1 method.

- The key to having fun.

Resources

- KymDakin.com

Jul 05 2022

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QuickBites: It’s Time to Come Out From Behind the Lectern

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Have you ever seen speakers who appear almost grateful to stand behind lecterns? It’s fairly common because many speakers believe lecterns -- no matter their size -- shield them from their audiences. Yup, it’s another security blanket.

Tune into this brief QuickBites episode and learn how you can make a greater connection with your audiences by coming out from behind the lecterns.

Jun 30 2022

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How to Add a Few Simple Ideas That Build a Solid Speaking Career with Curt Tueffert

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If you’re an aspiring speaker, would you like some advice on getting more gigs. If you’re an established speaker, how about some ideas for working closely with others and following up. If any of these topics sound good to you, stay tuned as I speak with Curt Tueffert.

Takeaways

  • The importance of having a hook
  • What passion gets you
  • How niching down grows your business
  • The values of networking
  • Speaking for free before speaking for fee
  • Contacting prospects
  • How bartering gets you in the door
  • Where the fortune is
  • Serving a baker’s dozen

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Jun 27 2022

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What Professional Actors Can Teach You About Using Stories in Your Presentations with Kerri Garbis

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Where do you look to find great storytellers? As a speaker, it wouldn’t be unusual for you to look to other speakers — those who have become very adept at the art. But have you looked to actors?

Think about it. Actors are in stories. And how they deliver their every word has an effect on how that story is consumed and interpreted.

Tune in as Kerri Garbis, a professional actor and CEO of Ovation, provides numerous tips on being a more effective storyteller.

Takeaways

  • The advantages storytelling provides for speakers and their audiences
  • When to include stories in your presentations
  • How much to share in your stories
  • How to get help when searching for stories
  • The #1 thing you’re probably leaving out of your stories
  • The biggest mistake you make when telling stories

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Jun 20 2022

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QuickBites: Do Your Talks Transform or Merely Inform?

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When a client is developing a new talk, what do you think I ask them? Actually, there are several things, but the one that matters to me most is, "How will your audience be transformed by the end of your talk?"

New clients tend to answer with something like, "I’m going to talk about X, Y, Z.” Although I would never say it like this to them, at this time, I don’t care what the topic is. I want to know how their audience is going to be transformed.

The reason I’m so adamant about this is because ...

Jun 16 2022

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Grounding Your Speaking in Contribution to Others with Robert White

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Where are you on your journey in public speaking? Are you just starting out? Are you hitting your stride? Are you ready to further refine your skills and craft and deliver even more engaging and compelling talks?

No matter where you are, listen in to Robert White describe his journey, complete with trials and triumphs. What he has to say just might resonate with you and give you that boost of encouragement you’ve been looking for.

Takeaways

- How you can have the largest radio show in Wisconsin and still get a C in speech class

- Robert's impetus to self-exploration

- The 4 levels of learning

- Preparing for speaking

- Being vulnerable

- Building report with the audience

- Using humor vs jokes

- The value of improve

- First have something to say

Resources

- ExtraordinaryPeople.com

Jun 13 2022

29mins

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QuickBites: How Dress Rehearsals Can Help You Avoid Stress and Embarrassment

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I can’t overstress the importance of a dress rehearsal. A dress rehearsal uncovers things that may might otherwise go unnoticed until the day of your talk. 

For instance, you may find that your clothes are too tight or too loose, your sports jacket has a stain, or your shirt has a missing button. 

You’ll discover if the microphone picks up on your bracelets making noise or if you can comfortably stand in the shoes you intend to wear for an extended time. 

If you can do your dress rehearsal in the space where you’ll be speaking, you might even find that the room you’ll be giving your talk in is a lot warmer than you anticipated, so you’ll want to rethink your wardrobe entirely.

You might not think all of this is necessary, but believe me, you don’t want to worry about clothing problems before or during your speaking engagement. And I know from experience.

Listen in and find out how.

Jun 09 2022

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Alex Sanfilippo, Founder of PodMatch, Joins Me on My 100th Episode

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Can podcasting help you grow your speaking business? Yes, it can. 

Through podcasting, I’ve gained new clients as a speaker and speaking coach. And that’s fantastic. But the best part of being both a host and a guest is the people I’ve met and gotten to know.

Some of these people are even in my new book, The Captivating Public Speaker. And others have become valuable resources. One of these people is Alex Sanfilippo, the founder of PodMatch and other services designed to help podcasters in a multitude of ways.

In this episode, Alex tells you how PodMatch came about and how you can use it to build a show, be a frequent guest on shows, and the value of doing either or both.

He and PodMatch have been instrumental in the success of this show, and it’s a pleasure to have him join me for my 100th episode.

Takeaways

- Podcasting (hosting and guesting) is another stage

- How podcasting helps you speak with people who know what your listeners (and you) want to know

- How to overcome the common hosting problem of locating valuable guests

- How podcasting helps you build your personal brand

- Why many podcasters stop podcasting and how PodMatch is helping overcome it

Resources

- PodPros.com

- PodMatch.com

- Podcasting Made Simple

Jun 06 2022

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QuickBites: What Are You Going to Do When the Inevitable Happens?

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As the saying goes, it’s not if something will go wrong, it’s when something will go wrong. So, what are you going to do when something unexpected happens while you’re speaking? Have you ever thought about how you might respond to the inevitable? If not? You should.  

Now, you can’t be prepared for every conceivable instance because you won’t think of all the possibilities ...

Jun 02 2022

4mins

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How to be Found on Linkedin for the Right Opportunities with Donna Serdula

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As a speaker, you’re also a business owner, salesperson, and marketer. And as a marketer, you must present yourself in a way that inspires, impresses, and establishes confidence in others for your abilities, products, and services.

Today, social media is one of the places that many people turn to in order to achieve this. And of the various social media platforms, LinkedIn has proven to be a solid choice for many speakers.

In today’s episode, Donna Serdula lets you know how you can most effectively represent yourself and connect with others. So listen in, take her suggestions and ideas and see if they can help you market yourself on the platform more effectively and grow your business.

Takeaways

- How Linkedin has taken the place of the watercooler

- How to stand out from everyone else

- How to use Donna's SOAR method to succeed on Linkedin

- How to take advantage of Linkedin's database

- How Linkedin's robust platform helps you promote your personal brand

- Why following someone might be the better choice over connecting with them

- Whether you should be using Linkedin to generate leads

Resources

- DonnaSerdula.com

- Linkedin-MakeOver.com

- Donna Serdula on Linkedin

May 30 2022

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QuickBites: Getting Into Character Before Getting Onstage

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Imagine being at a Broadway show, and the lead actor is playing a character who’s heartbroken by the sudden death of her only child. As she enters the stage, just for a moment, she is nonchalant, jumping into character only after she is within full view of the audience. Even if you don’t consciously see this, you still might feel that something is off.

The same is true when you, as a speaker, appear in front of a crowd. Within a few seconds of seeing you, the audience decides whether or not they have confidence in you and, accordingly, whether or not they should have confidence in the information you share with them. The fascinating thing is that, for most people, this evaluation is made at the unconscious level.

Consequently, to connect with your audience and instantly demonstrate confidence, you, like an actor, must be in character before your audience sees you. You can’t wait until you’re walking on stage to have energy. Nor can you wait until you begin talking to employ the body language that aligns with your message. If you do, you’ll run the risk of not connecting with your audience from the very first moment.

If you’d like to see a clip of Jack Nicholson getting into character before filming a scene in The Shining, click on the link in the show notes.

https://youtu.be/Qu3xxq5F3Gw

May 26 2022

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How to Stay on Track While Delivering an Emotional Message with Tricia Roos

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Do you find public speaking to be mentally and physically exhausting? I know I do. After I speak, I’m happy to go to my hotel room and relax for a while. And I speak about public speaking!

How draining is it for those speakers — and maybe you’re one of them — who speak about topics and experiences that carry a great deal of emotional weight? How do you keep your emotions in check?

Well, Tricia Roos is with us today to help answer these and other questions. Tricia built a winning career in sports and high school admissions but found her greatest victory in loss. 

Author of When Wishes Change, she now makes her living by speaking about her baby daughter, who died shortly after birth.

Listen in as she shares how she learned to make her presentations powerful and genuine while ensuring that she doesn’t break down in tears due to the emotion attached to her story.

Takeaways

- The importance of preparation

- How to be professional while including the emotion of your story

- How to deal with your audiences' reactions to your story

- How to deal with the weight you carry before, during, and after your talk

Resources

- WhenWishesChange.com

May 23 2022

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How to Build Your Business by Building Your Personal Brand with Tonya Eberhart & Michael Carr

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Do you think that, as a speaker, you need a brand? You bet you do. In fact, if you know it or not, you already have one — whether or not it’s the one you want is entirely up to you.

So, as you listen to this episode, ask yourself if your brand strategically supports your efforts to grow your business, if others view you as you view yourself, and if you live up to your brand.

My guests, Tonya Eberhart & Michael Carr of BrandFace, will help you answer these questions and more. First, here are. A few things you should know about Tonya and Michael.

They are international bestselling authors, hosts of the Be Bold Branding Podcast, and partners in BrandFace, the only comprehensive personal brand-building system across the globe.

They have helped and inspired authors, podcasters, coaches, real estate agents, and business owners in 5 countries and 43 US states to stand out and become authorities in their markets through the power of personal branding.

Takeaways

- Learn the difference between marketing and branding and how each helps you succeed

- Understand the difference between branding a company and an individual

- See how three simple steps help you develop your personal brand

- Hear 5 critical questions you should ask when assessing your personal brand

- Determine if you are living up to the expectations you've established

- Discover the importance of your commitment to authenticity

- Hear how brand leads to confidence which leads to success

Resources

- DiscussYourBrand.com

May 16 2022

21mins

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QuickBites: Be a Guest on Podcasts to Help Build Your Speaking Career

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It's simple. The more you speak, the more you'll speak! And a way to speak more, is to be a guest on podcasts. You might be thinking, “You know, that’s a fantastic idea.” But, before you start lining up possible shows that you can be on, please realize that there's more to appearing on a podcast than showing up and answering questions.

To help with this, here are several things you want to do.

Resources:

- Podmatch.com

May 12 2022

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Harness Your Walk-On Mindset with Jim Roddy

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Are you where you want to be as a speaker — not only in your speaking skill set but also if you’re looking to make speaking a career?  

If not, take the advice my mentor, Dick Herron, is quick to remind me — success is a choice … your choice.

You can also take that advice from today’s guest, Jim Roddy. Jim says that we’re in complete control of our career trajectory, and he’s done the research to prove it.

Jim has studied walk-ons. If you’re not familiar with the term, a walk-on is an athlete who wasn’t recruited nor received a scholarship to play their sport. Yet, these athletes do what it takes to achieve success.

Jim is here to share how we, as ordinary people, can accomplish extraordinary feats when our energy is properly channeled.

Takeaways:

- 5 Steps of the Walk-On Method

- Preparing for your audience

- Enhanced Perceived Competence

- The value of being an excellent communicator

- The benefits of rehearsing

Resources:

- JimRoddyCBA.com

- The Walk-On Method

- Mastering Executive Presence

- Do You Talk Funny?

- I'd Love to But I Have a Game

May 09 2022

23mins

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How to Use Improv Activities to Boost Your Self-Confidence & Engage Your Audiences with Izzy Gesell

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How good would it be if you could add a tool to your speak toolbox that helps you add more value to your clients? And at the same time, it would equip you with the ability to be more comfortable when dealing with unexpected situations, help you turn negative self-talk into positive action, and even more focused listening skills, which is extremely valuable in speaking. It would be pretty cool, wouldn’t it? In this episode, Izzy Gesell shows you how you can use this powerful tool to be a more connected, engaged speaker.

Takeaways

- The benefits of structured practice

- The application of the principles of improv

- Where the laughter is in improv

- How improv helps you provide what most clients are looking for

- The effect improv has on leadership capabilities

- The benefits of being vulnerable

- How to implement this technique with no real-world implications

- The 3 keys to applied improv

- Hear a live example of applied improv

- The difference between improvisers and others

Resources

- IzzyG.com

Feb 07 2022

27mins

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How Not to Commit Death By PowerPoint with David McBee

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Do you use PowerPoint or similar software when delivering presentations? Are your slides enhancing your talks or making people wish they were somewhere else? Are you unsure how to use slides so they help, as opposed to hurting your message?  

In this episode, David McBee shares how you can avoid the most common mistakes speakers make when including slides in their presentations and how you can use slide decks to help deliver more compelling messages.

Takeaways

- How you can keep your audiences in the present

- How many slides you should have in your deck

- How to stop wasting your time and that of others

- How to effectively use the slides in your deck

- What's more powerful, stats or images?

- How not to clutter your slides

- Do you even need slides?

- How to know if you have too much info in your slide deck

Resources

- DavidMcBee.com

- https://www.youtube.com/c/DavidMcBee

Jan 31 2022

24mins

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Learning to Love Public Speaking with Ruth Rotkowitz

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You may have loved public speaking from a young age. But it’s more than likely that you learned to love it over time. Of course, you may still be at the liking stage with loving it still a ways off. In any case, you’ll understand and appreciate my guest’s journey from hating public speaking to embracing it. Tune in as Ruth Rotkowitz talks about her experience and shares tips about preparing to deliver engaging messages.

Takeaways

- Go from fearing to embracing public speaking

- The number one thing to keep in mind

- A different use for index cards

- How music speaks to people and can help you connect

- Use speaking engagements to promote your book

Resource

- RuthsWhale.com

- Ruth's books, Escaping the Whale and The Whale Surfaces are available at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/ruthrotkowitz

Jan 24 2022

21mins

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By Chrisbatz - May 15 2019
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Very informative, interesting listen with top notch guests!

BNI Executive Director

By BRenda88418900 - May 09 2019
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Predictable results... what a concept! Excellent podcast, Peter. I truly enjoyed every minute.