I've found so many wonderful connections through this podcast – and I'm so excited to introduce you to another one here:
Lea Pica – a digital marketer, data viz expert, performer and presentation coach. She reached out to me on social media, and I was really intrigued by what I saw. She is a total pro, doing great work. I also found this awesome video of her singing for Pat Flynn, and it sealed the deal. I decided to invite her on to the show – and I'm so glad I did. She is a GEM!
Lea focuses her work on bringing the feel of a TED-talk into non-TED arenas… meetings, reports, pitches, conferences, workshops – about stuff that most people assume will bore us to death. Her mission is to transform the tendency to “data puke” into a presentation with impact.
I am totally on board with this mission. And I totally believe that if anyone can make data interesting and fun – it's Lea!
Listen to the podcast
Show highlights: On Not “Data Puking”
- Lea's story – from performer to business woman – and then bringing them together as a presentation expert
- The power of speaking for your career development
- How feedback changed her trajectory as a speaker
- And how Lea translates information to real people and makes it meaningful.
- Lea's website – Presentation/Visualization
- Lea's podcast, the Present Beyond Measure Show – check it out!
- Presentation Zen, by Garr Reynolds
- Slideology, by Nancy Duarte
- Brain Rules, by John Medina
SALLY: I watched Unbroken last weekend, and it sort of stuck with me. As a whole, I am baffled at how much suffering exists – and has existed – and will probably always exist. I'm so grateful for my little bubble of just general life-suffering, avoiding any major crisis/wars that are so prevalent in that film. It was a heavy movie from start to finish.
LEA: Lea shared with me a favorite talk – a friend's TEDx talk, Vinnie Brand from the Stress Factory in New Jersey. So funny, and so serious. Sweet, and sad. A release. “Exemplary storytelling.” Check it out:
Thanks for joining me on this journey. Good talks can move the world – so let's make them good!
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