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Angela Lussier is an award-winning speaker, founder of Speaking School for Women, author of three books, speech coach and host of Claim the Stage podcast. Recently, I had the pleasure to be a guest on her podcast (Episode 23 called “Hairy Authenticity” – I know, I love the title too!). Angela’s mantra is “Stop waiting. Start creating.” She inspires her listeners to take the most important, often-feared, first step …

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Vikas Narula – an entrepreneur, influencer, and owner of Keyhubs. He has perspectives on life that helps others see things that are most important. We talked about how speakers can overcome the disconnect between themselves and their audience by understanding the power of influence and connection. We shared our thoughts on the importance of creative expression and the core concepts that transform speakers to influencers. Vikas, thank you for sharing …

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John Zimmer – lawyer, Toastmasters master, speaker, improviser and communications coach – joined me for a conversation about how we can bring the art of communication to ANY opportunity you have. Whether you’re in a courtroom, or giving a TED talk, doing improv, sitting in an interview, or standing in front of your coworkers for a meeting – these skills are essential to moving your audience. I love John’s …

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Vanessa Van Edwards – scientist and speaker – joined me for a conversation about how to present yourself… or, as I almost titled this episode: How Not to Be Awkward. Why is Vanessa the expert on this topic? As a “recovering awkward person” herself, she approached the soft skills of presenting, love, and influence – studying it like she studies science. And through that she has been able to …

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Joel Boggess – author, speaker, broadcast journalist – and host of the highly-acclaimed podcast “Re-Launch” with over 200,000 listeners – joined me for a conversation about how to build your influence, whether in front of an audience or over the airwaves. Joel is a generous spirit – giving so thoughtfully of his expertise in the podcasting community, which is where I met him! Together we talked about the growth of …

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This Moved Me is a podcast and blog about the art of public speaking. As a speaker and presentation coach, there's nothing I love more than to dig into how we can move an audience. Because I believe that a good talk can move the world. If you do too - you're in the right place! If you want to create a talk that will move the world - welcome! And if you want to join in the conversation on how we can do this more and better - I'm so glad you're here. Learn more →

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