Posts in Delivery Development
197: How to Speak our Stories with Authenticity (The Speaking Story course is open!)

IT’S OPEN! Ready to dive in to how you can speak your story with more authenticity, connection and courage? Together we’ll develop and deliver stories that will connect with your audience, catalyze your idea and business - and convert bystanders to believers. Stories can do that, so let’s do it together!

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196: Three Things You Need to Believe To Tell Your Story With Authenticity

If you want to get up and speak with authenticity, there are three core beliefs that we need to understand and feel to our CORE! And though there are days when we’re just not ‘feeling it’ - these life-long practices in belief will help us show up to speak with courage and authenticity!

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195: The Story Behind My Speaking Superpower

The focus on authenticity in speaking means that the door is open to anyone who can show up and share something real. And though the door is open wider - the bar is higher. So knowing what we specifically bring to the stage is not just wise - but if we can know it and utilize it, it can be your speaking superpower!

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194: Discover Your Speaking Superpower

The focus on authenticity in speaking means that the door is open to anyone who can show up and share something real. And though the door is open wider - the bar is higher. So knowing what we specifically bring to the stage is not just wise - but if we can know it and utilize it, it can be your speaking superpower!

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185: MMM - On Making the Point of Your Talk Crystal Clear

Articulating clearly the point of your talk is one of the most difficult areas for speakers to master. It is not uncommon to start your talk and pretty soon you have five talks within one actual talk! Sometimes the idea we are trying to articulate is complicated – our job is to make it easy for our audience. Keeping the audience in mind when narrowing the point of your talk is essential.

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184: Tony Loyd – On Becoming a Thought Leader

Tony Loyd – raido host, author, speaker and thought leader! – moves the world with his unique perspective on how to do well and do good at the same time. Like many of us may have felt at some point in our lives, Tony needed a change in his life. He decided to take the leap to go do what his heart was longing for – mentor others on how to live a life where profit and purpose are intertwined.

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173: Matt Abrahams - On Speaking Up Without Freaking Out

Matt Abrahams is a passionate, collaborative and innovative educator, author, and coach. He is a lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business where he teaches two very popular classes in Strategic Communication and Effective Virtual Presenting. Additionally, Matt is a professor of communication at De Anza College and an adjunct faculty member for Stanford University’s Continuing Education Program. Also, Matt coaches entrepreneurs from around the world on pitching their ideas as part of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business’s Ignite Program.

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166: John Bucher - On Telling Your Story With Passion

John Bucher - a very difficult to define man of many talents (and he likes it that way) - spoke at the STORY Gathering in 2017, where I saw him share his passionate voice about story and myth. What was so great about that whole thing was that even BEFORE I saw him speak, he had volunteered to be my guinea pig speaker at my live coaching workshop. I mean... who does that? Believe me - that's a rare thing, to vulnerably walk into that space with a coach you've just met. Well, movers, that act connected me and John for life!

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164: MMM - You Are Not a Writer

You are not a writer. You're a speaker! On the show today we're talking about how to successfully shift our focus away from the words - and more into the DELIVERY that comes more authentically from our bodies.

The words and content are often the 'safe' zone, and we can spend a LOT of time in there. Makes sense. Delivering it, especially in an "embodied" way, it becomes us more. It's a much higher-call, and it requires more from us.

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163: Gillian Ferrabee - On Speaking With Our Bodies

Gillian Ferrabee – performer, speaker, Cirque de Soleil alum and talent scout… Gillian is an experienced and wise stage presence! When I got to see Gillian speak at last year's STORY Gathering in Nashville, I was so taken at how grounded and giving she was as a speaker. There was no pretense. No ‘show' – even though she is such a skilled performer. She was present, in her body.

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Five Presentation Lessons I Learned Giving a TEDx Talk

I’m a speaker and presentation coach.

Most people assume that because of that, I don’t get nervous.

Ha. Of COURSE I get nervous!

If I’m not nervous, I get nervous about not being nervous!  Nerves tell me I care, that I’ve invested myself, that this matters.

And there’s probably nothing in the speaking realm that feels more like it matters right now than a TED (or TEDx) talk.

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5 Ways to Make More Time for Your Talks

n the past week:

  • I was rushing off to emcee an event, scrambling to gather my notes IN THE CAR, ON THE WAY TO THE EVENT.

  • One of my clients, so busy with other (also) important meetings, ended up giving 5 hours prep to a presentation that normally gets much more.

  • After I shared my feeling of overwhelm, someone suggested I check out Oprah and Deepok’s meditation on Time. Great idea… but you know what?  I HAVEN’T HAD TIME TO LISTEN TO IT.

Ha. (And, also: not ha.)

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