Posts in Leadership
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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171: AmyK Hutchens - On Delivering a Leadership Message Your Audience (Actually) WANTS

AmyK Hutchens is a speaker, teacher, trainer, entrepreneur and business strategist - and spends most of her year traveling around the globe speaking about leading a more productive and profitable life. She's a business and life coach whose job is to teach from the stage! She's got dozens of impressive accolades that clearly state she is a powerhouse - both on and off the stage. But I love that AmyK came to me from a referral from my friend and guest here on This Moved Me, Jenny Evans. Jenny insisted that AmyK would be great - and she was!

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What Speakers Can Learn from Oprah's Golden Globe Speech

There's a lot of talk about Oprah's Golden Globe speech. And well there should be! Sunday night I actually sat down to watch the Golden Globes. Truth be told, I haven't been into award shows lately, probably because I haven't been into movies lately (see also: I have three kids and no time).

But, there was something that drew me in Sunday night.  And that something was Oprah Winfrey.

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158: Colin Stokes - On Why Talks Can Save the World

Colin Stokes - TED speaker, communications and marketing professional, proud Dad, and fellow high school speech geek - sat down with me to talk about the powerful platform of speaking as perhaps THE way we might be able to create change in this world.  

That's a big statement, but I happen to believe that speaking has a very specific potential to create change.

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Presentation Gifts to Fuel Your Creativity and Content

On the 12th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…Presentation Gifts!

It's T-12 Days (ok, it's 10... ) until Christmas, and if you're anything like me, this is a great time to take stock of the past year, and think about the year ahead.

And this past year, I've come across some amazing creativity and every-day tools that have helped me fuel my content and delivery. So, if you're looking for something to give a speaker (and hey, maybe you want to just forward this to a friend of loved one? - I know, super subtle!), or even if you want to gift yourself (you deserve it)...

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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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Josh Shipp: How to Challenge Your Audience (Without Being a Jerk)

Today’s post is from a speaker I worked with: Josh Shipp. Josh is an excellent speaker for kids and parents who has been highlighted on Oprah, CNN, Lifetime – and many other places. It was an honor to help him prep for his TEDx talk – AND – he brings to us today some insight into the process of bringing your voice to the stage in a way that both challenges your audience, and brings them along with you.  

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5 Must-Read Articles on our Beloved TED Talks

TED (and his talks). Do you love him as much as I do? (Don't tell my hubby.)

  • I got word that I'm giving a TEDx talk in October. I'm thrilled!

  • Last week I was helping a client refine his old TEDx talk, and turn it into new content. So fun!

  • I'm working with a new client who's giving his 2nd TEDx talk soon... exciting!

  • And, tickets are selling fast to the TEDx in my community that's just a few short weeks away. Aw yeah.

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154: Brett Trapp: On Excruciating Vulnerability (and Sharing Anyway)

Brett Trapp of the online memoir/story/audio story Blue Babies Pink is a writer, speaker and marketing consultant whose story took my heart by storm this past spring. Brett's “Southern coming out story” has been described as the “Netflix of blogs” – and is the epitome of Brené Brown's “excruciating vulnerability.” He risked a lot to tell his true story. And it's awesome.

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