Ep 32: Five More Ways To Tell Better Stories

Ep 32: Five More Ways To Tell Better Stories
Our Top FIve Ways To Tell Better Stories episode was a big hit, so we decided to do a sequel, including more advanced tips on telling great stories within your talk. Cindy and Jason discuss the importance of story arc, and the four point story structure. They also discuss how to spice up stories with scenes, dialogue, and tension, plus how to introduce time travel into your stories for maximum effectiveness. Whether you do keynotes, breakouts, or

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 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. 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. 4: Trey Anthony, Award Winning Playwright

Ep. 4: Trey Anthony, Award Winning Playwright
Cindy and Jason talk about speaking heroes, dealing with rough audiences and how to get speaking gigs with Trey Anthony. Award winning playwright, executive producer, actor, creator, and stand‐up comedian Trey Anthony, is known for the ground- breaking television and theatrical  production ‘da Kink in my Hair. Critics have referred to Anthony as The Oprah of the Canadian theatre scene! Trey was also the executive producer, co‐creator and writer of th...

Ep. 2: First Time Speaking … the nutty and the crazy

Ep. 2: First Time Speaking … the nutty and the crazy
Cindy and Jason discuss doing your first ever speaking gig. Cindy shares the story of her first time on stage singing, and Jason discusses being called on to do a talk at a big conference on the fly when he was a TV news director. Jason talks about the importance of knowing your audience when speaking to sell and tells a story about a banker who wasted an opportunity to get 300 leads. Finally Cindy discusses valuable strategies that will get you spea...