Sell Your Talk (without selling)

Sell Your Talk (without selling)

"Most people think "selling" is the same as "talking". But the most effective salespeople know that listening is the most important part of their job."


– Roy Bartell



Who's ready to jump into Chapter 6 of the SPEAK With Confidence podcast series?! Did you already finish Chapter 1: Brainstorming Like a Boss, Chapter 2: Just Be Yourself (but better), Chapter 3: Organize Your Talk (for maximum impact), Chapter 4: Getting It Together (just don’t get too attached), and Chapter 5: Memorizing (without memorizing)? (Go listen if you haven't before you jump in here.)

 


DELIVER YOUR TALK: SELL Your Talk (without selling)


THIS EPISODE SIMPLIFIED: Now that you have your talk written – how do you get the right people (conference organizers AND attendees) to listen to your talk?



Let’s jump into Chapter 6: Sell Your Talk (without selling). Few are great at selling their talk in a way that gets the right people to want to listen to them. In this chapter, I’ll explain how best to write your talk title, talk description and speaker bio in a way that will get them to want to listen. I’ll give you tips & tricks on how to make sure your audience knows this talk is all about them. Catch an organizer’s attention – and write a readable speaker bio so the person announcing you will get the audience AND you pumped to go on stage!



Start with your talk description, THEN create a kickass title. Once those two pieces are done, we'll rip apart your boring bio & why you SHOULDN’T include your family in it. Don’t worry, I’ll talk you through it.



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Get more tips on how to get paid to speak with my 20-Point Speaker Checklist or dive even deeper with my actual booking manager, Michelle, at the SPEAK With Confidence Accelerator.



As I mentioned, stay tuned to hear Colin's incredible story after this October's SPEAK With Confidence Accelerator.



SPEAK With Confidence: Stop wishing you were on that stage & write the dang talk: ispeakwithconfidence.com I'll even send you the fancy-schmancy workbook you're hearing about.



SPEAK With Confidence CLUSTER: Listen to this Cluster of Awesomeness here


 



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Memorizing (without memorizing)

Memorizing (without memorizing)

"Memory is the diary we all carry about with us."


– Oscar Wilde


Who's ready to jump into Chapter 5 of the SPEAK With Confidence podcast series?! Did you already finish Chapter 1: Brainstorming Like a Boss, Chapter 2: Just Be Yourself (but better), Chapter 3: Organize Your Talk (for maximum impact) and Chapter 4: Getting It Together (just don’t get too attached)? (Go listen if you haven't before you jump in here.)



For week 5, we’re finally jumping into Module 2: Delivering your talk.


DELIVER YOUR TALK: Memorizing


THIS EPISODE SIMPLIFIED: Once your talk is written out, you can break it down into easy-to-remember steps that will make sure you never forget where you are – even if you go off on a tangent.



Let’s jump into Chapter 5: Memorizing (without memorizing). One of the scariest thing about being a public speaker comes after you’ve brainstormed your big idea, figured out your dictionary, created a beautiful outline and wrote out a fantastic talk – it's memorizing! If you’re freaking out about remembering a 45-minute keynote – don’t. I have a simple method that you can use for everything from your short demo video to a full day workshop.



This simple method includes a 20 Points breakdown along with a Take 5 breakdown to get you to remember the basics – because you already know your content. Memorizing isn't memorizing if you already know what you're going to say – so let's hack the system and make sure you know what you're going to say next without sounding like a robot.



We even go through everything “demo video” – why you should have one, how to get one, and how the hunt for creating a great demo video for my speaking career led to building SPEAK With Confidence.



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Since this is also the episode of #alltheshoutouts – I’ll let you meet all the fantastic people that have helped make SPEAK With Confidence what it is.



Patrick Frank of Patchbay Media and his team have been a part of the process from the start. They’ve made all the fantastic videos in the course and make the demo videos from our yearly live event.



Dan Russell is an amazing neuromarketer, founder of Speaking of Brilliance, my boyfriend, and has been essential to developing the online portion of SPEAK With Confidence.



Lisa Hoover is the ah-mazing designer behind my personal brand. She’s worked with companies huge and small and is absolutely incredible at what she does. If you like my brand, she's the reason.



Mindy Black is an Air Force Intelligence Briefer, all-around incredible woman, and the one of the best storytellers I’ve ever met. She also has a special magic for helping others share their story.



Sarai Johnson is a best-selling author, sought-after speaker and creatrix coach. She lives boldly and is amazing at getting people to share those tough, but important stories.



Gisell Paula is the helpful human who keeps everything moving (and is NOT for hire!)



These incredible humans (and more) will be working with you at the SPEAK With Confidence Accelerator! ispeakwithconfidence.com



SPEAK With Confidence CLUSTER: Listen to this Cluster of Awesomeness here



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Getting It Together (just don’t get too attached)

Getting It Together (just don’t get too attached)

When President Woodrow Wilson was congratulated on introducing the vogue of short speeches and asked how long it took him to write them, he said:



“It depends. If I am to speak ten minutes,


I need a week for preparation;

if fifteen minutes, three days;

if half an hour, two days;

if an hour, I am ready now.”


 


Who's ready to jump into Chapter 4 of the SPEAK With Confidence podcast series?! Did you already finish Chapter 1: Brainstorming Like a Boss, Chapter 2: Just Be Yourself (but better), Chapter 3: Organize Your Talk (for maximum impact)? (Go listen if you haven't before you jump in here.)



For week 4, it’s all about outlining and writing your talk.


CRAFT YOUR TALK: Outline & write your talk


THIS EPISODE SIMPLIFIED: Before you can write your talk, give yourself an outline. My outline method isn’t meant to be super specific or word-for-word your talk, but it’ll give you a general outline for where things will be. Then we’ll use the outline to write your talk.



Let’s jump into Chapter 4: Getting It Together (just don’t get too attached). Now that you have your IP all in one place, know your brand, and understand The DISH Method inside & out, we’re going to organize it all in an outline. This outline will help you memorize your talk and will give you a way to see all the parts of your talk, make sure they fit and allow you to move things around before you write it all down.



You can grab the outline template here and use it to write a kickass talk.



Then you’re going to write out your whole talk. Yes, word for word. But don’t get too attached! You won’t be memorizing your talk word for word – or you'll sound like a robot. If you try to, I’ll tear it up for you – seriously.



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Check out Julie Lopez and David Rendall’s talk below for great examples on how to help your audience remember your message:




SPEAK With Confidence: Stop wishing you were on that stage & write the dang talk: ispeakwithconfidence.com I'll even send you the fancy-schmancy workbook you're hearing about.


SPEAK With Confidence CLUSTER: Listen to this Cluster of Awesomeness here.



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Just Be Yourself (but better)

Just Be Yourself (but better)

“Some people won’t like you

& you’re going to have to be OK with that.” 

 


Who's ready to jump into Chapter 2 of the SPEAK With Confidence podcast series?! Did you already finish Chapter 1: Brainstorming Like a Boss? (Go listen if you haven't before you jump in here.)

 


For week 2, let's find out who you REALLY are.


CRAFT YOUR TALK: Just Be Yourself (but better)


THIS EPISODE SIMPLIFIED: Everyone has a personal brand. It shows up before you even walk into the room. It’s the way you speak, what you wear, how your hair looks, and just who you are.



Now that we have that out of the way, let’s jump into Chapter 2: Just Be Yourself (but better). The first step to being yourself is learning about your brand. In this episode, I go through everything in the SPEAK With Confidence workbook about branding. I'll cover why you even need a brand as a public speaker (or even just as a human), how to find it, and – once you find it – how to define it.



I’ll even take you through my personal brand journey and how I became an Approachable Badass. Listen to the podcast here:





As we cover chapter 2 of the SPEAK With Confidence course and workbook: Just Be Yourself (but better), think about what you want your personal brand to be and how you best show up as yourself. Then let us know more about your personal brand in the Kickass Humans Club.

 




 


SPEAK With Confidence: Stop wishing you were on that stage & write the dang talk: ispeakwithconfidence.com I'll even send you the fancy-schmancy workbook you're hearing about.


SPEAK With Confidence CLUSTER: Listen to this Cluster of Awesomeness here



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Brainstorm Like A Boss

Brainstorm Like A Boss

"I like a good story well told. That is why I am sometimes forced to tell them myself." – Mark Twain

 


If you haven't heard of SPEAK With Confidence yet, you've taken the summer off from the internet. Good for you! To catch you up, we're getting ready for our October Accelerator and not only is it BIGGER than before with a super fun 3-day 4-night agenda, I’m giving more of it away to you before it even begins! You are entering a 7-week podcast series on the 7 chapters for the SPEAK With Confidence workbook and online course – and you get it all FREE – right here on the podcast.



Warning: If you don't want to get better at facilitating workshops, giving presentations, asking for a raise, or giving talks on stages, skip this series altogether.



If you want to rock your talks, the next 7 weeks will give you everything you need.



For week 1, let's get all of your ideas out of your head.


CRAFT YOUR TALK: Brainstorm Like A Boss (but not your boss)


Most people jump right into writing their talks when they’re building one out and so many jam-pack it with all sorts of things that aren't necessary just because they have something to talk about. Dumping out your brain allows you to see all of your stories and ideas for what they are and where they fit. Let's start by getting your ideas and stories organized, let's look at your intellectual property (IP) in a new way, and remember the great stories and data that can help you support the big idea you’re sharing on stage.



After we get it all organized, we'll look into finding your niche, creating a methodology, and establish yourself as an expert – all before you even start crafting your talk. Yup, Chapter 1 of SPEAK With Confidence is FILLED with information! Listen to the podcast episode below:






As we cover the first chapter of the SPEAK With Confidence course and workbook, think of all the places your IP comes from & let us know if you make any fun discoveries in the Kickass Humans Club.




THE DISH METHOD: I mentioned it in this episode so go check out dishmethod.com to get started.



SPEAK With Confidence: Stop wishing you were on that stage & write the dang talk: ispeakwithconfidence.com I'll even send you the fancy-schmancy workbook you're hearing about.


SPEAK With Confidence CLUSTER: Listen to this Cluster of Awesomeness here



Podcast production by Javy Espejo



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