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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)!

iTunes Ratings

78 Ratings
Average Ratings
67
8
0
1
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!
Facebook for Dummies
SCORRE Conference use the promo code PODCAST to receive $100 off an Intensive Level registration!

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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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What do you think?
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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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Link to transcript:

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What do you think?
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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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Link to transcript:

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In your life, what aspect of the art and business of public speaking do you find the most challenging? Ask a question, leave us a voicemail, post a comment or share your response on Facebook or Twitter. You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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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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What do you think?
In your life, what aspect of the art and business of public speaking do you find the most challenging? Ask a question, leave us a voicemail, post a comment or share your response on Facebook or Twitter.You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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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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Link to transcript:
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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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Link to transcript:
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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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In your life, what aspect of the art and business of public speaking do you find the most challenging? Ask a question, leave us a voicemail, post a comment or share your response on Facebook or Twitter.You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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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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In your life, what aspect of the art and business of public speaking do you find the most challenging? Ask a question, leave us a voicemail, post a comment or share your response on Facebook or Twitter.You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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Aug 08 2017

39mins

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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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What do you think?
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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

33mins

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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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In your life, what aspect of the art and business of public speaking do you find the most challenging? Ask a question, leave us a voicemail, post a comment or share your response on Facebook or Twitter.You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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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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What do you think?
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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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