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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 43: Juliet Clark – Building an Expert Platform

Ep 43: Juliet Clark – Building an Expert Platform
In this episode, Jason and Cindy talk to Juliet Clark about how to build a platform (and not the one you stand on.) We tackle topics including building an email list, using facebook groups, bots, assessment marketing, the best way to become a self published author and more. Cindy and Jason also tackle the question, “How do you hook a meeting planner so that you can get yourself booked for a gig?” A veteran of traditional publishing and corporate a...

Ep 42: Alfonso Cuadra on Selling High Ticket Items from the Stage

Ep 42: Alfonso Cuadra on Selling High Ticket Items from the Stage
In this episode, Cindy and Jason welcome speaker, entrepreneur and author Alfonso Cuadra, a speak to sell master who regularly sells $20K plus packages from the stage at his own events. Alfonso talks about the importance of self development, creating rapport with your audience, and the process he uses to ensure highly qualified leads in every room. Alfonso also talks about the biggest mistakes people make when they sell from the stage as well as sharing...

Ep 41: John Fraser: A.V. Tips for Speakers

Ep 41: John Fraser: A.V. Tips for Speakers
In this special episode Cindy and Jason welcome audio-visual specialist John Fraser to talk about how to use technology to create more intimacy with your audience. We take an in-depth look at what you need to know about various types of stage audio - especially stick microphones, lavaliere microphones and headsets. We also talk about how to use Powerpoint or other visuals without them distracting from your talk, plus how to use lighting and music to ...

Ep 40: Michael Nir on Non-Verbal Persuasion

Ep 40:  Michael Nir on Non-Verbal Persuasion
In this episode Jason and Cindy welcome speaker and corporate consultant Michael Nir.   With a master’s in engineering and a background in Gestalt, Michael Nir has been leading change at global organizations for almost 20 years. Now he shows audiences how to lead teams and influence others, as well as sharing strategies to streamline projects and provide breakthrough customer experience in a competitive digital age. Michael talks about bot

Ep 39: State of the Industry Part 2 with Davide Di Giorgio

Ep 39: State of the Industry Part 2 with Davide Di Giorgio
In this follow-up to our state of the industry episode, we welcome unapologetic speaker coach and former podcast guest Davide Di Giorgio. David, Cindy and Jason talk about a number of recent trends and discuss going against conventional wisdom in several areas such as: How to use social media Speaking to sell How to create a great TED talk …and much more. If you’re looking to transform your TED talk, or workshop into a world-class exper...

Ep 38: Looking Back at the 2017 Speaking Industry & Trends for 2018

Ep 38:  Looking Back at the 2017 Speaking Industry & Trends for 2018
In this first episode of the New Year, Jason and Cindy look back at the speaking industry in 2017 and project some of the trends for 2018. The discussions include the rise of Facebook live broadcasts, and Internet television shows. They also talk about event fatigue and its impact on the speak-to-sell world. Cindy and Jason will also look at how the proliferation of inexperienced speakers are effecting business events, as well as the trend of experie...

Episode 37: Jill Lublin – Radical Influence & Speaker Stories

Jill’s topics include Radical Influence, Publicity, Networking, Kindness and Referrals. She is the author of 4 Best Selling books including Get Noticed...Get Referrals. Her latest book, Profit of Kindness, went #1 in four categories. In addition to speaking, Jill is a master strategist on how to position your business for more profitability and more visibility in the marketplace. She is CEO of a strategic consulting firm and has over 20 years experience

Episode 36: Unleash Your Inner Dominatrix On Stage

Episode 36: Unleash Your Inner Dominatrix On Stage
In this kinky and and extremely deep episode, Cindy and Jason are joined by award-winning speaker and former dominatrix Dana Pharant. Dana brings a powerful and engaging energy, delighting the audience with humours and playful stories from her background as a Dominatrix. She also brings 25 years of field experience working with clients to get them from feeling broken to owning their Inner Dominatrix to lead their businesses fearlessly. Challenging the s...

Ep 35: Unlikely Speaking Resources

Ep 35: Unlikely Speaking Resources
In this insightful and off-the-wall episode, Cindy and Jason look at unlikely resources that will make you a better speaker and performer. Discussion runs from observing people on transit, to personality assessments, books on old carnival performers, movies about religious evangelists and much more! Here are the links mentioned in the podcast The movie Marjoe is available on iTunes. There are also a few highlights of the movie and it’s key scenes a