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The Art and Business of Public Speaking

For over 30 years, Dynamic Communicators, producers of the SCORRE Conference, Launch Conferences and The Art & Business of Public Speaking have helped speakers, authors, and aspiring communicators learn how to prepare with focus, deliver with clarity, and speak with power. Our acclaimed conferences and podcast featuring industry-leading presenters have helped thousands build their businesses and become the speakers they've always wanted to be.Hosted by Ken Davis, author, speaker and communications trainer, the Art and Business of Public Speaking is a podcast designed to provide rich resources empowering public speakers to construct and deliver exceptional presentations that will lead people to action and powerfully impact lives. In addition, it will reveal strategies and creative ideas that will jumpstart a speaking career or catapult an existing career to the next level. If you speak, if you write, or if you perform in public, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome!

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For over 30 years, Dynamic Communicators, producers of the SCORRE Conference, Launch Conferences and The Art & Business of Public Speaking have helped speakers, authors, and aspiring communicators learn how to prepare with focus, deliver with clarity, and speak with power. Our acclaimed conferences and podcast featuring industry-leading presenters have helped thousands build their businesses and become the speakers they've always wanted to be.Hosted by Ken Davis, author, speaker and communications trainer, the Art and Business of Public Speaking is a podcast designed to provide rich resources empowering public speakers to construct and deliver exceptional presentations that will lead people to action and powerfully impact lives. In addition, it will reveal strategies and creative ideas that will jumpstart a speaking career or catapult an existing career to the next level. If you speak, if you write, or if you perform in public, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome!

140: How Do You Get Started in the Art and Business of Public Speaking

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“Every Adventure requires a first step” -  Unknown 

This week Paul and Ken are back and ready to discuss one of the most important steps you have to take as a public speaker! On this episode Paul and Ken discuss how they got into speaking and most importantly the first steps you need to take to get started! 

On this episode Paul and Ken discuss

  • Paul’s  speaking background
  • Ken’s business background 
  • Imposter Syndrome and how to deal with it
  • The importance of humor 

Links: 

SCORRE™ Speaker Academy

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Mar 18 2021

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139: Two Steps In Becoming A Better Communicator

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“If a person has a good message anything that distracts from it is bad.” - Ken Davis

Do you know what behaviours or distractions could be stifling your message while speaking?

Even the best speakers in the world run into obstacles that detract from their message. On this week’s episode, Ken and Paul are back to discuss the two steps you need to take to overcome such obstacles and be the best communicator you can be while speaking! Tune in for this and more! 

On this episode Ken and Paul discuss: 

  • The importance of your message while speaking
  • How identify what’s taking away from your message
  • The two steps you can take to becoming a better communicator
  • Details on the upcoming Scorre Academy 

Join us for a FREE SCORRE™ Refresher and Speaker Training Event:

Out of Quarantine and "Back To The Stage"

Mar 16, 2021 10:00 AM Central Time (US)

Register Here

Links: 

SCORRE™ Speaker Academy

Pricing Is Positioning Podcast

Mar 11 2021

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138: Out of Quarantine and "Back To The Stage"

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With 2020 over and as life begins to open back up, what will public speaking look like in a post-pandemic world? 

How does one operate between virtual speaking and live speaking? 

We’re excited to announce Ken Davis is officially back on the mic alongside Paul Klein!  On this week's episode they discuss the future of public speaking, some tips on how to move forward and the importance of communication! Tune in for this and more! 

On this episode we discuss: 

  • Ken’s return to podcasting
  • The benefits of virtual speaking vs live speaking. 
  • The importance of communication while speaking
  • What public speaking will look like moving forward. 
  • The importance of feedback in public speaking

Join us for a FREE SCORRE™ Refresher and Speaker Training Event:

Out of Quarantine and "Back To The Stage"

Mar 16, 2021 10:00 AM Central Time (US)

Register Here

Links: 

SCORRE™ Speaker Academy

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He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world.

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Mar 04 2021

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137: Four Areas of Focus that Will Lead to a Well-Executed and Memorable Event

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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."

Dec 20 2017

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136: The Power of Public Speaking

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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”

Dec 19 2017

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135: How Speakers Can Leverage a Digital Communication Platform

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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.”

Dec 11 2017

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134: Understanding the New Publishing World

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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."

Dec 05 2017

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133: How to Navigate Negotiation

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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”

Nov 28 2017

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132: Writing Comedy

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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 "Creativity is visual."

Nov 21 2017

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131: Preparing for an Interview

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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.”

Nov 14 2017

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130: Generation Ziglar

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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."

Nov 07 2017

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129: Get Away and Get Prepared

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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."

Oct 31 2017

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128: Comedy Creation 101

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n 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.

Oct 24 2017

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127: Preparing with Purpose

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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."

Oct 16 2017

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

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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."

Oct 09 2017

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125: Taking Action During the Transitions in Your Life

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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."

Oct 03 2017

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124: How To Speak To Youth

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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 say."

Sep 26 2017

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123: Do Your Business Right

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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."

Sep 18 2017

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122: Developing the Craft of Creativity

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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."

Sep 12 2017

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121: The Life and Work of a Speaker

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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."

Sep 04 2017

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