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 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...

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 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. 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