118: John Zimmer - On Cross-Training Your Speaking


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thismovedme/John_Zimmer_Podcast_Session_mixdown.mp3" title="118: John Zimmer - On Cross Training Your Speaking" social="true" social_twitter="true" social_facebook="true" social_gplus="true" social_linkedin="true" social_pinterest="true" ][/vc_column_text][prkwp_spacer][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]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 breadth of experience - and how he brings these skills to so many arenas. As he says, "The more ways you can speak, the better the speaker you can become."

(Check out John's amazing website with tons of speech analysis - and, his wonderful TEDx talk!)[/vc_column_text][prkwp_spacer size="50"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="8705" img_size="large" alignment="center"][prkwp_spacer size="50"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][prkwp_styled_title prk_in="SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: ON CROSS-TRAINING YOUR SPEAKING" font_type="custom_font" font_weight="300" title_size="h4"][prkwp_spacer][vc_column_text][tweetthis] "Toastmasters is a laboratory; you won't know what works until you try it." @ZimmerJohn @Toastmasters [/tweetthis][/vc_column_text][prkwp_spacer][vc_column_text]On the show, we talked about:

  • John's journey from law to speaking
  • The value of narrative in persuasion
  • Toastmasters and the power of a willing and eager audience for experimentation
  • Your Key Message - and the role of "why"

[/vc_column_text][prkwp_spacer][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text][tweetthis] "Audiences are really interested in the 5 F's: firsts, fears, failings, frustrations and fiascos." FUN! @ZimmerJohn on @ThisMovedMe [/tweetthis][/vc_column_text][prkwp_spacer][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][prkwp_styled_title prk_in="RESOURCES & LINKS" font_type="custom_font" font_weight="300" title_size="h4"][prkwp_spacer][vc_column_text]

[/vc_column_text][prkwp_spacer size="75"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_text_separator title="THIS MOVED ME MOMENTS" border_width="5"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][prkwp_styled_title prk_in="SALLY:" font_type="custom_font" font_weight="300" title_size="h4"][vc_column_text]As many of you know, I was in the Listen To Your Mother Twin Cities show in May (and just last week I shared some behind the scenes conversations here).

Have you seen the LTYM YouTube channel? So many great talks!

[/vc_column_text][prkwp_spacer][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][prkwp_styled_title prk_in="JOHN:" font_type="custom_font" font_weight="300" title_size="h4"][vc_column_text]John shared about leading a workshop in Barcelona - and watching one of his participants go from afraid and awkward to vulnerable and powerful. Love this story![/vc_column_text][prkwp_spacer size="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text]

Grateful,[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="7889"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][/vc_row]