Ep47 Brian Smith of Ugg Boots – Branding and Marketing for Speakers

Ep47 Brian Smith of Ugg Boots – Branding and Marketing for Speakers
In this episode Cindy and Jason welcome speaker, author and founder of Ugg Boots, Brian Smith. They discuss the importance of branding and marketing, why speaking is like being in a band, continuous improvements, and more. Brian also tells both heartwarming and funny stories about his early days as a speaker. Continuing with the footwear theme, Cindy and Jason give tips and advice on how to choose the shoes you will wear onstage. Brian Smith is the f...

Ep. 46: Michael Kass – Audience Connection and Speaker Videos

Ep. 46:  Michael Kass – Audience Connection and Speaker Videos
In this episode Cindy and Jason talk to story expert and former actor Michael Kass. They discuss the dynamics of speaking and how to modulate your energy depending on the size of the audience and the room. They also talk about the power of stories and how to use them to connect with people on a human level. Plus thoughts on the future of speaking! Finally, Jason and Cindy tackle a listener question about what makes a great speaker video and what new spe...

EP 44: Dom Faussette On Vulnerability and Finding Your Voice

EP 44: Dom Faussette On Vulnerability and Finding Your Voice
In this episode Cindy and Jason talk to vulnerable leadership expert Dom Faussette. Dom talks about how he used speaking to improve his career, how he got into the speaking industry, and how he found his niche. He also discusses his remarkable journey from being a chronic stutterer, to his time in the military and law enforcement, to becoming a top leadership speaker. Jason and Cindy also tackle the issue of how many talks you should have listed in y...

Ep. 27: Sheryl Plouffe on Rocking Your Performance on Video, Plus How to Get Sponsorships

Ep. 27: Sheryl Plouffe on Rocking Your Performance on Video, Plus How to Get Sponsorships
Jason Reid welcomes a former long-time TV co-worker, Broadcaster, Coach and Video Consultant Sheryl Plouffe. Sheryl shares some of her years of TV performance wisdom with Cindy and Jason. They discuss speaking from the heart and the importance of knowing your message as opposed to knowing a script. Sheryl also talks about how to create videos to brand yourself as an expert and how to do it in an easy and authentic fashion. Cindy and Jason finish t...

Ep. 25: Melissa Krivachek & Sexual Energy

Ep. 25: Melissa Krivachek & Sexual Energy
On this episode, Jason and Cindy welcome top entrepreneur and transformation expert Melissa Krivachek They discuss the fundamental steps of personal transformation like being healthy, creating great habits and understanding your why. Melissa also explains the intimate connections between sex, sales and speaking. Melissa Krivachek has spoken in front of thousands of people around the world. She’s written six books and is a 4-time international best se

Ep 23: Top 5 Mistakes Speaking to Sell

Ep 23: Top 5 Mistakes Speaking to Sell
In this top-5 episode Jason and Cindy look at the five of the top mistakes that people make when they speak to sell. They discuss the concept of working backwards from your call to action, matching your content with your offer, avoiding audience overload, managing the energy in the room and how to practice. More than just a list of mistakes to avoid, Jason and Cindy give deep insights into creating and performing talks that are authentic, insightful ...

Ep 20: J Brett Abbey on Mastering Your Message

Ep 20: J Brett Abbey on Mastering Your Message
In this episode, Cindy and Jason talk to award-winning speaker, author and Message Master J. Brett Abbey Brett known for his  ability to help clients change their marketing and sales messages and ultimately change their success. With more than 25 years assisting entrepreneurs and major corporations, Brett is considered the expert in developing strategic and creative messaging solutions. www.messagemasters.ca Brett talks about how his marketing and

Ep 8: Wild Road Stories

Ep 8: Wild Road Stories
The podcast begins with Jason sharing an inspiring story about The Amargosa Opera House in Death Valley. It will make you believe that something can be created from nothing. Then Jason and Cindy share their best road stories including: A hilarious story when Cindy had a singing gig with 5 dogs and 2 monkeys. And how Jason got trapped in a women’s bathroom before a speaking engagement. Finally Jason and Cindy tackle a viewer question: How to k

Ep. 5: Music and the Stage

Ep. 5: Music and the Stage
What does being a musician have to do with speaking? In this episode, Jason and Cindy talk about how their experience playing music from the stage has made a huge impact on their speaking performance. They discuss how they’ve used those tools and insights to connect with and influence audiences they speak to. Jason talks about how to sell coaching and other “abstract” services and gives an example about how you can sell happiness – which he then trie...

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