Ep. 31: Top 5 Vocal Techniques

Ep. 31: Top 5 Vocal Techniques
In this latest “Top Five” episode, Cindy and Jason discuss the top five vocal techniques to magnetize your audience.   Cindy talks about the importance of breathing and physical relaxation as well as offering some practical suggestions on how to improve both.   We then move on to speaking about vocal vibrancy and word accentuation as well as varying the tempo of your speech as a way to captivate your audience and get them to 'buy-in' to anything you

Ep. 24: Davide DiGiorgio Creating an Experience

Ep. 24: Davide DiGiorgio Creating an Experience
In this episode, Cindy and Jason talk to the multi-talented David DiGiorgio about how to create an experience for your audience when you speak – as well as the influence of music and theatre on the speaking world. It will blow your mind to learn what it really takes from being a good speaker to one that is completely... unforgettable. Davide Di Giorgio has been a performer, theater producer, creator, educator and longtime audacious entrepreneur. He s

Ep. 21: Inspirational Holiday Episode

Ep. 21: Inspirational Holiday Episode
In this inspirationally-themed holiday episode we hear six amazing stories from the professional speaking world with messages of learning, hope, tolerance, and love. Cindy Ashton shares a beautiful Christmas travel story about meeting a crabby old woman with a sad secret. Sarah McVanel talks about the generosity of two fellow speakers and what it meant to her family. Halina St. James shares a story about a challenging speaking engagement and the...

Ep. 18: Jacqueline Walters

Ep. 18: Jacqueline Walters
Cindy and Jason welcome a guest who can really kick ass! – literally. Jacqueline Walters is not only a great professional speaker, but also a champion kickboxer. In our interview, she talks about the connection between top level athletics and professional speaking (think practice and discipline), as well as using the English language and the importance of knowing how you look and move on stage. She also shares a great true story about unknow...

Ep. 15: Dave LaFame on Info-tainment

Ep. 15: Dave LaFame on Info-tainment
So speaking isn't just speaking is it? It's a performance. Whenever you're in front of a crowd, the energy of the room changes and you have to change with it. This episode, Cindy and Jason welcome a guest whose life has been steeped in stagecraft - singer, speaker and tribute artist Dave LaThangue aka Dave LaFame (stage name). Dave discusses the bridge between speaking and entertainment in the conference and events industry. He gives great tips on ho

Ep 11: Bad Audiences

Ep 11: Bad Audiences
In this theme episode Cindy and Jason discuss bad, difficult, inappropriate and disruptive audiences. Hey, we all get them, and it’s important to note that these rough talks are not always the audience’s fault. So if you’ve ever endured a rough crowd or are concerned about how to deal with them, this show is for you. Highlights include stories about  a woman walking out of Cindy’s talk because she didn’t like Cindy’s introduction. Cindy also talks ab...

Ep 10: Teen Star Christine McGlade

Ep 10: Teen Star Christine McGlade
Jason and Cindy talk to former teen-aged TV star, and content marketing guru Christine McGlade. Christine discusses the skills she learned in television and how they relate to speaking to a live audience. Christine talks about the importance of knowing your audience, the value of improv, and shares some amusing stories about what it was like to do a live television program. Christine McGlade was only 14 when she began an 8 year run as a host of the I...

Ep 7: Mitch Harris, Samurai of Sales

Ep 7: Mitch Harris, Samurai of Sales
Cindy and Jason talk to Mitch Harris, the Samurai of Sales. He shares great insights into... How doing stand up makes your sales game better. Why Tony Robbins is the master at putting people through an energetic and mindset shift. What we can learn from Brian Tracy and Barbara De Angelis about presence and making an impact. Keys to creating an intimacy and connectedness with your audience. Strategy to improve your sales game. Plus Cindy...

Ep. 3: Gayl Murphy, Be a Celebrity

Ep. 3: Gayl Murphy, Be a Celebrity
Cindy and Jason talk to Gayl Murphy (AKA “The Celebritizer”). Gayl is a well-respected and award winning Hollywood correspondent who has interviewed over 15 000 celebrities. She is also a media and presentation trainer, speaker and the author of Interview Tactics: How to Survive the Media without Getting Clobbered! In this episode, Gayl shares how to be a celebrity, what makes a great message, how to deliver that message in soundbites and why the media