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If you want to have a laugh whilst learning how to increase your confidence and public speaking skills, for personal or business growth, then you have come to the right place. Discover tips, tricks and strategies on how to speak and pitch using humour and performance. Find out how to better connect with people’s pain points in a way that they will want to talk about and share, and get the low down on powering up your mind set. Sarah Archer, is a stand-up comedian, playwright, speaker and business woman. She is also author of ‘Cracking Speech Mate! – How to use humour to make you an amazing speaker’, and ‘Straight to the Top – How to create and deliver a killer elevator pitch’. Communicating with authenticity and power, influencing through copy, spoken word and body language, managing negative thoughts and anxiety, building authority and trust, story-telling and comedy secrets...oh and we’ll also cover focus and time management ‘cause Sarah has a mind like a butterfly! Join her for fun and aha moments.

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If you want to have a laugh whilst learning how to increase your confidence and public speaking skills, for personal or business growth, then you have come to the right place. Discover tips, tricks and strategies on how to speak and pitch using humour and performance. Find out how to better connect with people’s pain points in a way that they will want to talk about and share, and get the low down on powering up your mind set. Sarah Archer, is a stand-up comedian, playwright, speaker and business woman. She is also author of ‘Cracking Speech Mate! – How to use humour to make you an amazing speaker’, and ‘Straight to the Top – How to create and deliver a killer elevator pitch’. Communicating with authenticity and power, influencing through copy, spoken word and body language, managing negative thoughts and anxiety, building authority and trust, story-telling and comedy secrets...oh and we’ll also cover focus and time management ‘cause Sarah has a mind like a butterfly! Join her for fun and aha moments.

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Actionable tips for all kinds of speaking

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19 Ratings
Average Ratings
17
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Sarah is a great host

By devinthorpe - Oct 11 2018
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Sarah is a great host, with great guests whom she gently pulls great information. Subscribe today!

Actionable tips for all kinds of speaking

By nikastew - Oct 05 2017
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... and really pleasant to listen to!
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The Speaking Club: Mastering the Art of Public Speaking

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Rank #1: Humour 101 for Public Speaking - 019

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If you want to get better as a speaker, being able to make your audience laugh, will help increase the power of your message, and will set you apart from the crowd.

I’ve been writing and performing comedy for nearly 16 years. I’ve performed all over the UK, including solo shows in Edinburgh. I’m an international playwright, and my comedy drama ‘Dearly Beloved’, published by Lazybee Scripts, has been performed in the UK, Japan, and Canada. With a long background in business, I also know when and how to use humour appropriately in that environment, and as a Speaker, humour is one of the most important tools I have. In this week’s episode, I’m sharing the foundations of using humour, so that you can start to experience the power and joy it brings into your public speaking.

What you’ll learn:

  • What makes something funny
  • The THREES formula and the ingredients every joke should have
  • Where to find ideas for material
  • How to create material
  • Where you should use humour in your talks
  • My top three comedy performance tips
  • My Golden Rules of Comedy

Resources:

Seth Meyers Golden Globe Opening Monologue

Ken Robinson TED Talk

Cracking Speech Mate – How to use humour to make you an amazing speaker

Comedy Writing Exercises: 

Rant and reverse

  • Rant
  • Pick something that winds you up, (it could be related to your speaking topic, or something completely different).
  • Write or rant for five minutes on that subject, make sure you record yourself if you’re talking.
  • If you start to dry up, use these statements to keep going:
    • It’s not as if…
    • If I were in charge…
    • I’d be lying if I said…
    • The real challenge here is…
    • It would serve them right if…
    • In another universe…
  • Reverse
  • Now talk about the same subject for five minutes as if you thought it was the best thing since sliced bread and all the reasons why.
  • Here are some ideas for statements that will help you with this part:
    • I get tingly all over thinking about it because…
    • If it didn’t exist then…
    • I love it when…
    • If I were in charge…
    • People who don’t understand should…

Questions are the Answer

  • Take a specific topic
  • Ask questions to start looking at that thing in new ways.
  • How would you describe the thing to an alien – remember they won’t know our language, so you may need to explain a lot. You might find some new things about your topic which are absurd, that could be mined further for a joke.
  • Find an analogy – what are other things this thing could be like in different industries, countries, cultures, professions etc. If you go off at a tangent that’s fine, going down rabbit holes when you’re writing comedy is just the right thing to do.

My Comedy Golden Rules:

  • Jokes must always go from good to bad, or bad to worse
  • Be Specific – the comedy is in the detail
  • Apply attitude to everything you write
  • Write as you talk
  • Leave a beat before you deliver the punchline
  • Don’t talk over the laughter
  • If you are ‘it’ you can talk about ‘it’
  • Use the THREES formula

Thanks for listening!

To share your thoughts:

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  • Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and review really help get the word out and I read each one.
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Jan 25 2018

27mins

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Rank #2: Body Language Secrets for Speaking and Sales Success with Shelly O’Donovan – 039

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Shelly O’Donovan has spent many years in the public policy arena, working with corporations to shape their strategy and building bridges between the commercial interests of organizations and government affairs. During her time working in government relations, public policy, lobbying, grassrootsadvocacy, legislative and regulatory processes, and policy maker engagementshe has seen the gamut of body language dos and don’ts. It was in this arena she noticed some of the brightest people weren’t having the impact they deserved, yet others with half the substance and potential were having great success.

After studying the arts of body language, personality types and lie detection, not only did Shelly see her own status and influence increase, but she was able to discern why others were successful or not. Today she speaks, coaches and trains on increasing the impact of your body language for speaking, confidence, gravitas, and sales, and we are lucky enough to have her on the show sharing what she knows to increase our success in these areas.

What you’ll learn

  • What charisma is and how you can increase yours.
  • The secrets of Bill Clinton’s charisma.
  • What body language cues are, and which ones are critical for a powerful first impression.
  • Why your ‘nod’ gives your thoughts away.
  • The different types of gaze and how you should use them.
  • How you can get people to notice you.
  • Why you should adapt your body language to fit the environment you’re operating in.
  • How being intentional with your body language can increase your confidence.
  • The body language signs that give nerves and anxiety away and how we can lose them.
  • What micro-expressions are and how you can use them to better relate to and influence others.
  • What body language cues we can adopt to increase our chances of winning the sale.
  • Why you have to take environmental factors into account when reading body language.
  • The negative impact incongruent body language cues can have on our relationships and career.
  • The big five personality types and how you can use them to improve your negotiation skills.
  • The cultural differences of body language.
  • Gender specific issues around body language.
  • Common misperceptions about body language.
  • What a non-verbal brand is and how Donald Trump uses his.
  • Three top body language tips for speakers and winning sales.
  • Why it is crucial to use body language skills authentically and for good!

All things Shelly O’Donovan:

http://www.illuminatethemessage.com

Twitter / Linked In: @shellyodonovan

Other Resources*

Essentialism by Greg McKeown

Success is Yours by Shelly O’Donovan (and others)

Tickets to See Sarah in the comedy, ‘The Amours of Lilie Langtry’, at Edinburgh Fringe – Aug 3 – 25 2018

Thanks for listening!

To share your thoughts:                                                 

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To help the show out:

  • Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and review really help get the word out and I read each one.
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*(please note if you use my link I get a small commission, but this does not affect your payment)

Jun 14 2018

1hr

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Rank #3: Four Tools to Help Avoid Being a Dull Speaker - 053

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One of my previous guests said that dull people should try something other than public speaking, and I have a slightly different view. I believe that being dull doesn’t have to be a permanent thing, I believe that you can learn and do things that will make you more engaging, entertaining and interesting as a speaker, and in life.

One of the things that plays a big part in achieving that is how you use your voice when you are speaking…and the tools that you can use to make you sound better are pitch, pace, tone and volume. That being said, I thought I would do an episode on what those things actually are and how you can use them, not just to become less boring, but to make you a high impact speaker that gets results.

I hope you enjoy the show!

What you’ll discover:

  • How you can tell if you’re a dull speaker.
  • What your options are if you are a dull speaker.
  • How you can influence the emotional state of your audience
  • Why pitch is important
  • The impact of a high pitch or low pitch voice
  • Things that can affect the pitch of your voice as a public speaker
  • Tips for getting more pitch variation
  • Why varying your pace is so powerful
  • What normal conversational speed is
  • Suggestions for varying your pace
  • The importance of congruence in body, message and tone
  • What our tone tells the audience
  • Things that can negatively impact our tone
  • How you can positively impact your tone
  • The magic of silence
  • When to use silence in your public speaking
  • Why energy is critical in your presentations
  • The Q&A conundrum
  • The influence of language in better voice work
  • How it all comes together in one of the greatest speeches of all time!

Thanks for listening!

Resources:

Leaving a review:

http://www.saraharcher.co.uk/itunes

http://www.saraharcher.co.uk/stitcher

https://www.imore.com/how-rate-or-review-podcast-your-iphone-or-ipad

The consonant scale warm up:

Ba ba ba bee, ba ba ba baa, ba ba ba, bee, bee, bee, baa, baa, baa, boo, boo, boo

Ca ca ca cee, ca ca ca caa, ca ca ca cee, cee, cee caa, caa, caa, coo, coo, coo

And so on!

To share your thoughts:

  • leave a comment below.
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To help the show out:

  • Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and review really help get the word out and I read each one.
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See you next time.

Sep 20 2018

29mins

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Rank #4: The Keys to Compelling Storytelling with Margot Leitman - 036

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Margot Leitman is the founder of the storytelling program at Upright Citizen’s Brigade, five-time winner of The Moth, and a winner of the Moth GrandSLAM. She is also author of ‘Long Story Short – The only storytelling guide you’ll ever need.’ Given that the best stories are personal ones, it seemed like a no brainer to get Margot on the show to share how she creates and tells award winning stories.

In this show she shares ideas for where you should get your stories, how you should structure them to connect with your audience, how to start off, the way to add pace, humour and emotion to keep people engaged…and what happened when she started bleeding on stage! It’s a must for speakers, leaders, entrepreneurs and anyone who wants to get better at telling stories to grow their business or brand.

What you’ll learn:

  • How you can find stories to share
  • Why your story should be in the ‘storyzone’ and how to do it
  • How you create your story so that the audience feel like it is about them.
  • Why your story should contain universal themes and multiple points of access for your audience.
  • Tips for starting stories.
  • How to avoid your stories sounding overwritten.
  • The critical elements of a compelling story.
  • When you shouldn’t tell a personal story.
  • Tips for adding humour to your story.
  • How to describe the characters in your story.
  • Tips for being authentic in your stories.
  • The process Margot goes through to prepare a story versus a speech
  • Tips for using stories at networking events.
  • Ideas for managing anxiety

All things Margot Leitman:

FaceBook / Twitter / Instagram: @MargotLeitman

Margot’s website

Long Story Short by Margot Leitman

Margot’s Winning Grandslam Story

Other Resources*

Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill (Original)

The Amours of Lillie Langtry – Edinburgh Fringe

*(please note if you use my link I get a small commission, which helps to keep the show going, but this does not affect your payment)

Thanks for listening!

To share your thoughts:                                                 

  • leave a comment below.
  • Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

To help the show out:

  • Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and review really help get the word out and I read each one.
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May 24 2018

44mins

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Rank #5: How to Make Clever Funny with Dr. Steve Cross – 049

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Steve Cross began his career as a scientist, but soon left the lab to pursue his calling of making science more engaging. He shifted into communications, which led him to start the Bright Club, a project to make scientists funny. Today, alongside his more serious work with Universities and other institutions, who he helps with communication and engagement policy, he is also regarded as a Prince amongst Nerds! He has created a geeky comedy empire teaching all sorts of clever people how to make themselves and their content more engaging.

In this show Steve gives us some brilliant tips for making our content funny, whether we’re a speaker looking to up our audience engagement, or a business owner looking for ways to build our brand and business. Steve is also keen to share why we should let go of the concept of a ‘great speaker’ and follow our own path in business.

Enjoy!

What you’ll learn

  • Why learning comedy is one of the quickest things to learn to make your content more engaging.
  • The power of comedy and humour in improving your public speaking, raising your confidence, and growing your career.
  • How to moderate your style for your audience.
  • What an ethnographer is.
  • How emotionally engaging with your own work makes it funnier.
  • Why being funny is a learned, rather than natural skill.
  • How comedy comes from detail and specificity.
  • Ways in which you can make your content engaging across various communication channels.
  • Why the tools and techniques of comedy are effective in building your social media profile and following.
  • The importance of designing your own visual identity as a speaker.
  • Why we should let go of the concept of a ‘great speaker’
  • How critical it is to adapt your style for the audience you’re speaking to and what they need.
  • Why doing stand-up comedy is the most effective tool for teaching you to read an audience.
  • The benefits of trying new things rather than sticking with the same talk.
  • How to handle difficult questions.
  • Why it’s important to choose the way you run your own business, rather than trying to keep up with the latest trends.

All things Steve:

Clever Make Funny Website – https://clevermakefunny.com

Chaotic Adequate Podcast - https://chaoticadequate.wordpress.com

Steve’s Own Website - https://drstevecross.wordpress.com

Steve’s FB Page - https://www.facebook.com/SteveCrossComedy

Science Showoff – http://www.scienceshowoff.org

Books mentioned in the Show with Amazon Link:

Impro by Keith Johnstone

Teach Yourself Stand Up Comedy by Logan Murray

Resources*

The Museum of Rural Life in Reading Twitter Account

Titter Comedy Course - Online:

Sarah has been running comedy courses for a number of years, and she is now taking her flagship live course ‘Titter’ online. If you would be interested in learning how to make your presentations or content Funnier – then you join the Titter online waiting list here.

Thanks for listening!

To share your thoughts:                                                 

  • leave a comment below.
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To help the show out:

  • Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and review really help get the word out and I read each one.
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*(please note if you use my link I get a small commission, but this does not affect your payment)

Aug 23 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #6: The Wedding Speech with Andy Merryweather - 010

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Andy Merryweather is an extremely talented piano player and singer, who is also practically a professional best man. He’s been given the honour of being Groomsman for five and a third weddings so far. His wedding speeches have plenty of wow moments, and he shares some of the details, plus his best tips if you’re asked to do a wedding speech. He also has a knack for getting influencers and celebrities to do things for him and he shares how he makes the magic happen!

What you’ll learn:

  • Andy’s 10 top tips for wedding speeches
  • How to relax yourself and get a first laugh from your audience
  • How to build social capital and make big things happen
  • How to approach starting your wedding speech (or any speech)
  • Ideas for wowing the wedding party

Thanks for listening!

To share your thoughts:

  • leave a comment below.
  • Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

To help the show out:

  • Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and review really help get the word out and I read each one.
  • Subscribe on iTunes.

See you next time.

Resources:

Cracking Speech Mate – How to use humour to make you an amazing speaker

Andy’s Wedding Videos

‘Not Gonna Sing’ song

The first dance celebrity surprise + the 'if i had time' song

Tom Baxter – pre wedding song practice with Andy

Where to find Andy and Hamiljam:

Instagram and Twitter - @amerryweather10

https://www.youtube.com/user/mezza711/featured

@HamilJam on Instagram

@TheHamilJam on Twitter

https://m.facebook.com/HamilJam-1369162339784048/

Nov 23 2017

58mins

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Rank #7: Two Must Have Skills for Powerful Public Speaking – 098

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Whether you’re a storyteller, salesperson, marketer, leader, entrepreneur, coach, consultant or public speaker in order to be successful you have to be an effective communicator. You have to find a way to get your audience to pay attention and persuade them to act. Whether that action is changing their perspective, buying into an idea or project, or purchasing your product or service.

To grab attention and persuade people to act, you need to understand what they want, what they don’t want, and what matters enough to move them into action. To gain this knowledge there are two skills we need to master, and in this episode, I’ll be sharing what they are and what could stop you or get in your way of leveraging their power in your communication. 

Enjoy!

What we’re going to cover:

  • The two critical skills every effective communicator needs to master
  • Why these skills are important
  • The human psychology traps that sabotage our success
  • What the ‘Backfire effect’ is and how we can combat it.
  • A trick for managing ‘haters’
  • How to ‘ask’ effectively
  • The ‘bad’ advice given about listening
  • Tips for having better conversations

Thanks for listening!

To share your thoughts:

  1. leave a comment below.
  2. Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

To help the show out:

  • Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and review really help get the word out and I read each one.
  • Subscribe on iTunes.

See you next time.

Resources:

Brainpickings Article by Maria Popova

You Are Now Less Dumb by David McRaney

10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation – Celest Headlee

https://www.standoutpitch.com https://ww.storyledmarketing.com

https://www.thespeakingclub.com/masterclass (please note if you use my link I get a small commission, but this does not affect your payment)

Dec 27 2019

24mins

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Rank #8: How to Make Your Content Funny Without Forcing the Gag

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In episode 019, I gave you what I believe are the essentials for humour, and in this show, I’ve got some more of the good stuff for you.

Most people are worried that using humour is risky, that it will sound forced, and that if they do a ‘joke’ and the audience doesn’t laugh, it will undermine their credibility. That’s why in this show I’m sharing tools and techniques that you can use in a very low risk way, in other words, it won’t matter if the audience doesn’t ‘get it’. Even if you don’t think you’re funny, I believe you will be able to use these tips to make your content funnier and more engaging, which will help you grow your brand, career or business.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to recognise and use your creator and critic modes effectively.
  • The Rule of Three and how you can use it to make people laugh without forcing the gag.
  • Why it’s important to keep things brief.
  • How getting specific will crack people up.
  • Why you should use characters and get personal.
  • How using dialogue will bring your characters to life and make them funnier.
  • How you can get more comedy mileage by using topical and local references.

Thanks for listening!

To share your thoughts:

  • leave a comment below.
  • Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

To help the show out:

  • Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and review really help get the word out and I read each one.
  • Subscribe on iTunes.

Resources:

Episode 019 – Humour for Speakers 101

Jon Acuff Speech

Jon Acuff Website

Sensational Speaker Rehearsal Blueprint

Cracking Speech Mate – How to use humour to make you an amazing speaker

Mar 28 2018

23mins

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Rank #9: Become a Message Led Speaker not a Robot - 087

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My mission is to help people overcome any fears they may have about public speaking, using stories or adding humour to their talks, so that they get to share the message they’re passionate about in the most powerful way.

My focus in my 121 coaching and courses is on teaching my students to be the vehicle for their message that could change lives. Everything I do is aimed at landing that message in the most engaging and compelling way and helping them to get out of their own way to achieve that.

Now I’m not saying that my way is the only way, far from it…there are many other great speaking coaches and companies out there…but when I hear things shared or taught that will undermine people’s confidence or speaking impact, or turn them off public speaking altogether then I feel compelled to debunk those things, and that’s what this episode is all about!

Enjoy!

What you’ll discover:

  • Why you need to focus on outcomes not perfect delivery
  • Three myths about public speaking success
  • The upside of filler words
  • What the seven most popular TED talks have got in common
  • Why being ‘over produced’ as a speaker will turn your audience off
  • The power of detachment and letting go
  • Why you need to instigate an identity separation
  • Three truths about public speaking success

Thanks for listening!

Resources:

The Story Led Speaking Program

https://wwwstandoutpitch.com

Ted Talks:

Ken Robinson – Do Schools Kill Creativity

Amy Cuddy – Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are

Brene Brown – The Power of Vulnerability

Mary Roach – 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Orgasm

James Veitch – This is What Happens When You Reply to a Spam Email

Cameron Russell – Looks Aren’t Everything Believe Me I’m a Model

Dan Pink – The Puzzle of Motivation

To share your thoughts:

  • leave a comment below.
  • Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

To help the show out:

  • Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and review really help get the word out and I read each one.
  • Subscribe on iTunes.

Oct 10 2019

20mins

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Rank #10: The Secret to Becoming a Public Speaker that Changes Lives - 072

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Regardless of whether you’re a motivational speaker who wants to inspire people to take action, an educational speaker that wants the audience to think in new ways, a corporate leader who wants their employees to buy into change, or someone who uses speaking to sell their products or services… to achieve your goals you need to understand how to reach people and how to influence them.

In most scenarios when we speak, we will be trying to convince people to take a different view of their life, their business, their health or something else. To do this we will need to overcome the beliefs that our audience is likely to be holding about the topic, themselves and a myriad of other things, that get in the way of them seeing new possibilities.

To overcome these beliefs, you have to engage your audience in a way that shows them that what you’re offering is possible and possible for them. In this episode I will be sharing the most powerful tool public speakers have in their arsenal for changing beliefs, which can in turn change people’s lives.

Enjoy!

What this episode covers:

  • What might get in the way of your message landing.
  • What you need to think when you are preparing your talk if you want to have maximum impact.
  • Where objections come from and how to overcome them.
  • How our beliefs get shaped.
  • The most powerful tool a speaker has for changing beliefs.
  • The real business that speakers are in.

Thanks for listening!

Resources

https://www.storyledmarketing.co.uk/podcast

https://www.standoutpitch.com

https://www.thespeakingclub.com/speakingcourse

Leaving a review:

http://www.saraharcher.co.uk/itunes

http://www.saraharcher.co.uk/stitcher

https://www.imore.com/how-rate-or-review-podcast-your-iphone-or-ipad

To share your thoughts:

  1. leave a comment below.
  2. Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

To help the show out:

  • Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and review really help get the word out and I read each one.
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See you next time.

Apr 18 2019

22mins

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Rank #11: Build Your Niche, Not Your Brand! – 094

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In business today, it’s a fairly established principle that you have to start small in order to grow big...that you have to find a ‘niche’. But that rule doesn’t just apply to business, it applies to anything you want to build a business or movement from. Whether you’re a speaker, author, expert, inventor or charity founder if you don’t find a way to be different, you’ll get lost in the crowd.

In this show I want to share about what a niche is, and how you can create one. I often talk about helping you stand out and whilst storytelling and humour will certainly separate you from the crowd, your message needs to do the same. I’m hoping this episode gives you more food for thought and another angle to come at this from.

Enjoy!

What we’re going to cover:

  • The two traps we can fall into as speakers and business owners.
  • Why being ‘better’ is bad.
  • Why you should actively try to alienate people with your message.
  • How going for a thin slice could end up giving you a bigger piece of the pie
  • Why articulating the problem best makes you a winner.
  • The different types of ways you can niche down.
  • What tennis and niching have got in common!

Thanks for listening!

To share your thoughts:

  • leave a comment below.
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To help the show out:

  • Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and review really help get the word out and I read each one.
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See you next time.

Resources:

The 100 True Fans article - http://kk.org/thetechnium/1000-true-fans/

https://www.thespeakingclub.com/masterclass

https://www.standoutpitch.com https://ww.storyledmarketing.com

Nov 28 2019

17mins

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Rank #12: Getting Your Public Speaking Persona Right! - 103

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There are a lot of organisations, coaches and possibly even people you know with opinions and advice about what makes a good speaker. There are probably also lots of speakers you admire. All of this can sometimes lead people to develop a presentation style that isn’t in line with their natural way of being and personality.

I have some strong views on persona and in this show I’m taking a look at persona, what it is, how important it is in public speaking and even how you can find out what yours is.

Enjoy!

What you’ll discover:

  • Whether you should develop a different persona for public speaking
  • Why you, your message and your audience need to be in alignment
  • Why I disagree with Roger Ailes
  • What a vitamin brand can teach us about how we need to be on stage
  • How you don’t need to lose yourself even if you want to be funny
  • How you can discover your persona
  • The difference between me and Gary V
  • Why you are absolutely enough!

 Resources:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/thespeakingclub/

https://www.facebook.com/SarahArcherSpeak/

https://www.saraharcher.co.uk

https://www.thespeakingclub.com/masterclass

https://www.standoutpitch.com

Thanks for listening!

To share your thoughts:                                                 

  • leave a comment below.
  • Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

To help the show out:

  • Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and review really help get the word out and I read each one.
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Jan 30 2020

17mins

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Rank #13: The Biggest Mistake in Pitching and Presenting and How to Avoid it! - 093

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Getting and keeping attention is something we all want to be good at, but for many of us it’s a necessity for our career or business growth. The problem is there are some fundamental principles about attention that we need to be aware of to avoid some massive mistakes with our pitches and presentations.

If you want to make sure people pay attention to your message when you’re speaking, pitching or marketing, then you’ll want to listen to this show.

Enjoy!

What you’ll discover:

  • The gatekeeper you have to get past for your message to be heard
  • Why you need to keep things simple
  • The chemical cocktail that creates attention
  • What triggers you need to pull to keep your audience alert
  • How to pull each attention trigger
  • The most powerful attention grabber you can use

Thanks for listening!

To share your thoughts:

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Resources:

The Story Led Speaking Program

https://wwwstandoutpitch.com

https://www.thespeakingclub.com/masterclass

https://www.crackingspeechmate.com

Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff

Episode 065

Nov 21 2019

15mins

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Rank #14: The 10 Steps to Unlocking the Sensational Speaker Within - 080

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I have a weird background that mixes a long corporate career with speaking, stand-up comedy, theatre, content marketing and coaching. Over the past eight years I’ve been drawing on that unique blend of experience to teach and coach people to connect with and captivate audiences through storytelling and humour.

Throughout that time, I’ve learnt what works best to get results for people and now I’ve captured that success path in my 10-step Story Led Speaking system. In this show, not only am I going to share those 10 steps with you, but I’m also going to signpost you to previous podcast episodes that are relevant for each step.

This system includes the four core ingredients you need to become a sensational speaker and the six-stage process that you must go through every time to get consistent and powerful results with your public speaking. So, whether you’re looking to motivate, educate, sell, pitch, or get stakeholders to buy in I promise this episode is going to be golden for you!

Enjoy!

What this episode covers:

  • The secret to unlocking creativity even if you are a left-brainer.
  • The four core ingredients you need to become a sensational public speaker.
  • The 6-stage process for getting results in your speaking every time.
  • Where to get the low down on the core four from previous episodes.

Thanks for listening!

Resources:

To find out more about my Story Led Speaking Program click the link below.

https://www.thespeakingclub.com/speakingcourse

https://www.storyledmarketing.co.uk/podcast

https://www.standoutpitch.com

Mindset Mastery:

https://www.saraharcher.co.uk/thespeakingclub/001

Story Mastery:

https://www.saraharcher.co.uk/thespeakingclub/005

https://www.saraharcher.co.uk/thespeakingclub/007

https://www.saraharcher.co.uk/thespeakingclub/009

Performance Tools:

https://www.saraharcher.co.uk/thespeakingclub/038

https://www.saraharcher.co.uk/thespeakingclub/047

Humour 101:

https://www.saraharcher.co.uk/thespeakingclub/019

https://www.saraharcher.co.uk/thespeakingclub/028

Leaving a review:

http://www.saraharcher.co.uk/itunes

http://www.saraharcher.co.uk/stitcher

https://www.imore.com/how-rate-or-review-podcast-your-iphone-or-ipad

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See you next time.

Aug 08 2019

18mins

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Rank #15: The 4 Steps to Framework Success in Your Public Speaking - 083

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Last week I was in Boise, Idaho attending a conference called ‘Offermind’. It was primarily about marketing and how to create an irresistible offer, but there were lots of golden nuggets that applied to speaking too!

As you may know I coach and consult on marketing and speaking with a specific focus on storytelling and humour. That’s because I believe that the two are so closely linked AND as well as educating and motivating your audience speaking is also one of the best ways to market and sell your products and services.

All of the speakers who were on stage at the conference were amazing and I was particularly chuffed to be able to see one of my marketing heroes in action. This guy is also one of the highest paid speakers in the world, so when he talks, I listen. He gave away many value bombs during his keynote including the one I’m going to be sharing with you today!

Enjoy!

What this episode covers:

  • Why frameworks are important
  • How to make your audience engage with the framework before you even share it with them
  • How the same teaching framework will enable you to flex your talk to fill five minutes or five hours!
  • When you should stay at the strategy level and why.
  • The one thing you should always do with your framework to get your audience motivated to implement what you’re sharing.

Thanks for listening!

Resources:

https://www.storyledmarketing.co.uk/podcast

https://www.standoutpitch.com

https://www.thespeakingclub.com/speakingcourse

Leaving a review:

http://www.saraharcher.co.uk/itunes

http://www.saraharcher.co.uk/stitcher

https://www.imore.com/how-rate-or-review-podcast-your-iphone-or-ipad

To share your thoughts:

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See you next time.

Sep 12 2019

23mins

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Rank #16: The After-Dinner Speaker is Served with Jeremy Nicholas - 035

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Jeremy Nicholas gave up on a career in engineering before he’d even started, choosing to pursue his passion for radio, (even though his Mum said he was boring). He spent many years in broadcasting, also doing voiceover work, (you will recognize his dulcet tones if you are a FIFA Football video game fan), and trying his hand at stand-up comedy, before transitioning to a career in speaking. He is known for being a funny story teller and has many tales to draw on from when things went wrong on broadcasts for the Beeb.

In this show he gives the lowdown on the different types of speaking and talks us through how he prepares for each. He shares how he uses stories and props in his talks and how he teaches corporate clients how to be more engaging. You will also find out about his upcoming one man show, and his comedy trousers.

What you’ll learn:

  • The difference between being an MC, After Dinner Speaker and Keynote.
  • How Jeremy prepares for the different types of speaking.
  • How Jeremy built up his after-dinner material.
  • The way that Jeremy uses stories in his keynote.
  • Why you should keep a story diary.
  • How developing your comedy and performance muscles can improve your speaking.
  • What parts of your speaking you should develop for success?
  • Should you specialize in a type of speaking?
  • How Jeremy makes his talks more engaging and tips for you too.
  • How to get more attention after a speech!
  • Why it’s important to stick to your guns if you charge a speaking fee.
  • Why you should make sure the clothes you speak in fit!
  • What you can learn from Churchill’s speeches.

All things Jeremy Nicholas:

FaceBook / Twitter: @jeremy_nicholas

Jeremy’s Website

Tour Dates for Jeremy’s Edinburgh Fringe 2018 Show: 

After Dinner Stories from my Disastrous Broadcasting Career. 

June 15   Rad Fringe, Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire

June 21   Museum of Comedy, Holborn, London

June 26   Hen and Chickens, Islington, London

June 30   Quay Theatre, Sudbury, Suffolk 

July 4      Turk's Head, Twickenham, London.

July 26    Bread and Roses, Clapham, London.

Aug 1-27 Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh Fringe

Other Resources*

Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill (Original)

Hey Mic – Amazon

The Speaker’s Handbook – Bob Monkhouse Stewart Lee & the Top Gear Presenters Stewart Lee and Café Nero

The Amours of Lillie Langtry (the comedy play I’m in at Edinburgh Fringe)

Thanks for listening!

To share your thoughts:                                                 

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*(please note if you use my link I get a small commission, but this does not affect your payment)

May 17 2018

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Rank #17: The Natural Law of Good Public Speaking with Malcolm Gregory - 030

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Malcolm Gregory hasn’t always been a confident speaker, and in his early days he was keen to avoid doing presentations because he didn’t feel that he fitted the mould. Eventually, he discovered the secret to unlocking his confidence as a speaker and has used speaking to stand out and win business ever since.

Malcolm has developed a reputation known for his ability to “dispel complexity and reduce challenging scenarios to simple and ordered next steps”. Within the legal profession he is recognised as a leader in his field of employment law, and he can often be found in court arguing cases for his clients. As a Speaker he is sought-after because he is able to make employment law engaging and is in demand as much for his presentations and training, as he is for advising on difficult cases. In this show he is sharing the secret he discovered to make him a successful speaker, alongside some great tips for making mundane content memorable.

What you’ll learn

  • Why the more you understand your subject, the simpler you can make it.
  • How important it is to bring your personality to speaking.
  • The link between preparation and anxiety.
  • What you should do if your mind goes blank.
  • What to say to encourage questions.
  • Why stories are vital to make difficult content engaging.
  • How stories can help you memorise your content.
  • Why keeping detailed notes in a separate handout can help audiences to engage with your content in the moment.
  • How using humour and stories in your speaking can help you to win new business.
  • Why you should aim to be able to summarise your content in a sentence.
  • What makes a great speaker.

All things Malcolm:

http://www.roydswithyking.com

email: Malcolm.gregory@roydswithyking.com

Resources*

Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill (Original)

Thanks for listening!

To share your thoughts:                                                 

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Apr 12 2018

37mins

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Rank #18: Event Promotion & Increasing Your Odds of Being Booked to Speak - 090

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In the last show I told you that as a speaker you are also a marketer of your message. That’s when you’re on stage, but in order to get to that stage you’re going to have to learn how to successfully market yourself as a speaker. A big part of that includes showing promoters how working with you will help make their event a success.

That’s why in this episode I’m going to share the key things you need to demonstrate to be attractive as a speaker, and the things that will separate you from the herd in an event promoters’ eyes.

Enjoy!

What you’ll discover:

  • Why getting the right speaker is so important to the success of an event
  • The nine ingredients of a highly bookable speaker
  • The importance of being ‘easy to work with’ and what that means
  • How to become the promoter’s dream speaker

Thanks for listening!

To share your joke go to https://www.thespeakingclub.com

To share your thoughts:

  • Leave a comment below.
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To help the show out:

  • Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and review really help get the word out and I read each one.
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Resources:

https://www.storyledmarketing.com

The Story Led Speaking Program

https://wwwstandoutpitch.com

Oct 31 2019

16mins

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Rank #19: Taking the Fear Out of Successful PR with Angharad Massie – 106

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Made redundant from her dream PR job at 40, instead of becoming a victim to uncertainty and fear, Angharad Massie grabbed them by the horns and pulled them along in her wake. Now she owns Fearless PR and works for some of the biggest and littlest brands in the UK and Globally.

I asked her onto the Speaking Club to breakdown the myths and misunderstandings about what PR really is, so that you can begin to use PR as a tool to help you build your brand, spread your message and increase your impact. Angharad didn’t disappoint and shares brilliant strategies, tools and tips for creating your PR content, developing your network and influencing stakeholders to become advocates and fans.

Make sure you listen to this show if you would like to get more people shouting about what you do!

Enjoy

What we talk about:

  • How life events that seem devastating can be the biggest gift if you can just stay strong.
  • The definition of successful PR
  • How storytelling and humour influences PR success
  • Balancing the different stakeholder interests in PR and how to do it.
  • The difference between PR and advertising
  • Why it’s important to find the right angle for your message
  • What comedians, actors and performers have in common with PR agencies
  • Why you should lead with a negative
  • How McDonalds and Greggs have built brand respect by not taking themselves so seriously
  • Why speakers should consider developing brand personality
  • The importance of building a network of relationships and superfans to share your message
  • Tips for building your network with authenticity
  • How to develop relationships with influencers and journalists
  • The top 3 strategies for running a successful PR campaign
  • How to mine the golden content that’s already around you
  • Why you shouldn’t let fear stop you from living your best life

All things Angharad:

https://www.fearlesspr.co.uk

Other Resources*

Jane Eyre by Jane Austen

Trust me I’m Lying by Ryan Holiday

https://www.saraharcher.co.uk

https://www.mystorywizard.com

https://www.standoutpitch.com

https://www.thespeakingclub.com/masterclass

Thanks for listening!

To share your thoughts:                                                 

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To help the show out:

  • Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and review really help get the word out and I read each one.
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Feb 20 2020

47mins

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Rank #20: The Map to Greatness in Public Speaking - 073

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There is something that gets in the way of a lot of speakers having as much impact as they would like. This thing is stopping them from delivering their message with power, authority, passion and personality. I know this because I’ve had the same issue…I couldn’t stop trying to be ‘perfect’.

In this episode, I’m pulling back the curtain in the hope that seeing my challenges and mistakes will help you either pat yourself on the back if you don’t have them…or see that it’s not just you, and there is a way to overcome them. 

Without us being our most uninhibited, authentic and present selves when we talk, our message is going to be diluted. To achieve this state, we need to ‘let go’, but that is often easier said than done. Letting go has been very hard for me and in this show, I am sharing what was underneath it all and the new strategies and beliefs I used to find myself.

Enjoy!

What this episode covers:

  • What was underneath my resistance to letting go of perfection.
  • What speakers can learn from the top 1% of tennis players.
  • What can make the difference between a good speaker and a great one.
  • Why we need to learn the map not the words.
  • How the search for significance will trip us up.
  • The leap of faith that will lead to success.

Thanks for listening!

Resources

https://www.storyledmarketing.co.uk/podcast

https://www.standoutpitch.com

https://www.thespeakingclub.com/speakingcourse

Leaving a review:

http://www.saraharcher.co.uk/itunes

http://www.saraharcher.co.uk/stitcher

https://www.imore.com/how-rate-or-review-podcast-your-iphone-or-ipad

To share your thoughts:

  1. leave a comment below.
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To help the show out:

  • Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and review really help get the word out and I read each one.
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See you next time.

May 02 2019

21mins

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