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Very few people feel like ‘natural’ networkers and most people feel uncomfortable in business networking situations. Part of that discomfort stems from how we position ‘networking’ in our minds, and a lot of it is down to how we prepare for the event. Networking, just like speaking, has never been bigger. Online networking is still as popular as it was during the pandemic for many reasons, and now in-person networking is back in play.  And regardless of how you feel about it … the bottom line is that if you want to grow your career or business then you must build relationships and grow your network. If you know that you’re avoiding networking or you want to get better at it so that you can rock 2023, then you’re in the right place.  That’s because my guest on this show is Charlie Lawson. Until relatively recently, Charlie was the UK head of one of the biggest networking organisations, BNI. On top of that he has written two books of networking - ‘The Unnatural Networker’ and ‘The Unnatural Promoter’, and he is also an international speaker on the subject. He is on a mission to show people and organisations how to generate more leads and grow their profits through networking, and he is here to share some great tips with you!  Enjoy!   What you’ll discover: Why Charlie calls himself an unnatural networker.  How his feelings about networking used to impact his networking success.  What he did to go from feeling uncomfortable about networking to leading the BNI in the UK 13 years. How Charlie prepares for a networking event. What being a networking superhero looks like. Why and how you should lead the networking conversation with differentiation. The ingredients of a good elevator pitch. How to use stories in networking. How speaking has helped Charlie build his brand and business.  The big mistakes people making when they network. Tips for getting more referrals and business.   All things Charlie: Website: www.unnaturalsuccess.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/charlielawson The Unnatural Networker by Charlie Lawson The Unnatural Promoter by Charlie Lawson   Books*: Start With Why by Simon Sinek The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni   Resources: Want to get better at finding and sharing your stories then check out our FREE Five Day Snackable Story Challenge Practice your speaking & test your content in a safe space in The Speaking Club ‘Live’ Membership Want to create a signature talk that sells, then check out our Nail Your Signature Talk in 60 Days programme.  Want to find out about working with me 121 then book a call here. https://www.saraharcher.co.uk   Thanks for listening!   To share your thoughts: Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. To help the show out: Leave an honest review at www.ratethispodcast.com/tsc. Your ratings and reviews really help get the word out and I read each one. Subscribe on iTunes. *(please note if you use my link I get a small commission, but this does not affect your payment)
What if I told you there was something you could do with your presentations, that would dissolve your anxiety, supercharge your confidence and power up your speaking impact … Would you be interested in finding out more? Well you’re in luck because in this show, I’m going to share this secret weapon with you. Enjoy!   What you’ll discover: The secret to increasing your presentation confidence and impact How the actor, Kevin Kline changed his approach and increased his success The most precious gift you can give your audience Why it’s so powerful The ways it affects your speaking confidence  How to build this into your presentations     Leave a rating or review for The Speaking Club (Take a photo of your review and get a free e-copy of my book Cracking Speech Mate - How to Use Humour to Make You an Amazing Speaker!)   Books: Grab your copy of Straight to the Top - How to Create and Deliver a Killer Elevator Pitch Grab your copy of Cracking Speech Mate - How to Add Humour to Make You An Amazing Speaker   Resources: Live Masterclass - 6 Step Blueprint to Creating Talks that Engage and Sell (without selling) Nail Your Signature Talk Programme Take the Snackable Story Challenge The Speaking Club ‘Live’ Membership https://www.saraharcher.co.uk https://lemon-squeeze.co.uk/crunch-the-play Thanks for listening!   To share your thoughts:   Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. To help the show out:   Leave an honest review at https://www.ratethispodcast.com/tsc. Your ratings and reviews really help get the word out and I read each one.    Subscribe on iTunes. *(please note if you use my link I get a small commission, but this does not affect your payment)
Susie Carder started business life as a hairdresser working for someone else, but she knew that she’d only realize her dreams of wealth, security and success if she started her own business.  Even though she was a single mum with 2 little girls to support, she went on to create, not one, but two $10 Million companies! Speaking mixed with her super power of implementing simple systems have created growth for her own business and many clients too.  She has helped over 100,000 entrepreneurs increase their revenues by more than 3000% and worked with top business moguls including John Assaraf, Lisa Nichols, Steve Harvey, Doug Carter, and Paul Mitchell. Her newest book (number 10) ‘Power Your Profits' is a bulletproof start-to-finish plan for taking your business from startup mode to the multi-million-dollar mark. And even with all that success she is down to earth, generous and authentic and I know you’re going to get so much value from this interview. Enjoy!   What you’ll discover: Why Susie credits speaking for getting her hair salon to a quarter of a million turnover when the industry average was $30,000 How she approached her talks initially and how that has changed over the years.  How Susie uses stories to share her message. The impact that ‘coming from a culture of lack’ had on her business and how she changed things.  Her secrets to building multimillion dollar companies. The one thing every business owner must do to build a company. Her biggest lesson in growing and building a business. What she would do differently if she had to do it all again.    All things Susie: https://www.susiecarder.com susie@susiecarder.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SusieCarder/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/SusieCarder/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susiecarder/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/susiecarder YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/bootstrappassion8   Books*: Power Your Profits by Susie Carder The E-Myth by Michael Gerber   Resources: Want to get better at finding and sharing your stories then check out our FREE Five Day Snackable Story Challenge Practice your speaking & test your content in a safe space in The Speaking Club ‘Live’ Membership Want to create a signature talk that sells, then check out our Nail Your Signature Talk in 60 Days programme.  Want to find out about working with me 121 then book a call here. https://www.saraharcher.co.uk Thanks for listening!   To share your thoughts: Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. To help the show out: Leave an honest review at www.ratethispodcast.com/tsc. Your ratings and reviews really help get the word out and I read each one. Subscribe on iTunes. *(please note if you use my link I get a small commission, but this does not affect your payment)
If you’ve listened to many episodes of The Speaking Club, you will no doubt have heard me share that a talk should be planned and scripted, but that at the right time you should let go of the script to bring the talk alive for you and your audience. That is what this episode is all about.  As you know, I teach a talk structure that I developed to make it easy for you to engage your audience with stories, whilst also moving them onto the same page as you, so that they are more likely to buy into your idea, change, product or service emotionally and logically.  But, as I always say, the content is only half of the equation to becoming a great speaker, and the other half is about how you deliver the message and those stories.  It’s important that you’re able to lift the content off the page, and breathe life, personality, emotion and performance into it, so that it becomes compelling for your audience and exciting and easy for you to deliver. What I wanted to do in this show, is share an excerpt from a coaching session with Catherine Weetman, one of my Nail Your Signature Talk clients. Catherine is an expert, advocate and thought leader in the circular economy space and she has a difficult path to tread with her message, so that she brings her audience with her. We talk about how she can do that, and some ways to add the spice and seasoning into her talk! Enjoy!   What you’ll discover: Why it’s important to share your opinion. How to be a thought leader and keep your audience with you even when you need to be critical The ‘push’ and ‘pull’ of the audience journey.  How the performance of a talk can make it so much more powerful. Why it’s important to be playful in rehearsal. How you can add more humour to your talk by changing perspectives.     Leave a rating or review for The Speaking Club (Take a photo of your review and get a free e-copy of my book Cracking Speech Mate - How to Use Humour to Make You an Amazing Speaker!)   Companion Episodes: Vibrating at the Right Frequency When you Speak - 235 How to Share an Emotional Story Without Losing Control  - 240   Books: Grab your copy of Straight to the Top - How to Create and Deliver a Killer Elevator Pitch Grab your copy of Cracking Speech Mate - How to Add Humour to Make You An Amazing Speaker   Resources: https://www.rethinkglobal.info https://www.rethinkglobal.info/circular-economy-podcast/ Nail Your Signature Talk Programme Take the Snackable Story Challenge The Speaking Club ‘Live’ Membership https://www.saraharcher.co.uk https://lemon-squeeze.co.uk/crunch-the-play   Thanks for listening!   To share your thoughts:   Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. To help the show out:   Leave an honest review at https://www.ratethispodcast.com/tsc. Your ratings and reviews really help get the word out and I read each one.    Subscribe on iTunes. *(please note if you use my link I get a small commission, but this does not affect your payment)
There are so many people starting podcasts these days. That’s because the evidence that podcasts are one of the best ways to get your message out there is undeniable.  Over 62% of the US population has listened to a podcast, 38% in Canada and nearly 20% of people in the UK listen to a podcast every week. The statistics also show that of those people that listen 60% are likely to buy what was advertised on the show. The Speaking Club is proof of the huge global growth of podcasts and podcast listeners. At the time this episode was originally recorded the show was in 159 countries and now is in 192.  But starting a podcast is a lot of work and a big commitment, and if you don’t fancy that, then finding podcasts to be a guest on is another great way to leverage this platform to grow your brand, audience and business.  That’s why I’ve pulled this episode from the archives.  I’ve seen so many people make mistakes in how they approach podcast hosts and miss out on making the most of the opportunity if they do get on.  In this show I help you avoid the pitfalls and become an AWESOME podcast guest so that you can get get your message out there further and faster  Enjoy!   What you’ll discover: Which podcasts to approach. How to approach podcasters. What you need to have prepared for the interview. How to add value to the podcaster and set yourself up for success. The double win that will grow your audience and strengthen your relationship. The importance of sharing to your own audience. The AWESOME framework that pulls this all together.    Resources:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/thespeakingclub/ https://www.facebook.com/SarahArcherSpeak/ https://www.saraharcher.co.uk https://www.standoutpitch.com   Thanks for listening!   To share your thoughts:   leave a comment below.   Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. To help the show out:   Leave an honest review at https://www.ratethispodcast.com/tsc. Your ratings and reviews really help get the word out and I read each one.    Subscribe on iTunes. *(please note if you use my link I get a small commission, but this does not affect your payment)
Five years ago, I launched The Speaking Club and it’s been an interesting journey. From me talking to myself in a little cubby hole, wondering if anyone would listen, to the show being downloaded in over 190 countries and it becoming a top 1% podcast, regularly in the charts. To recognise this milestone, I decided that I wanted to share my biggest learnings over the past five years, some of which I’ve already covered with you in podcast episodes and some which haven’t.  I hope that some of the aha moments I’ve had and share with you here, will help you too. Maybe as a new concept that gives you insight and shifts something that might be holding you back, or as a reminder for something you know but has bobbed below the surface. Where there is a companion episode, I’ll point you to it in case you want to dig deeper.  Enjoy!   What you’ll discover: The counter intuitive positioning for growing your audience Why letting go of what you want is the best way to get it. The critical distinction between intention and attention. The concepts of hot and cold cognition. When being competitive can lead to less not more.   Leave a rating or review for The Speaking Club (Take a photo of your review and get a free e-copy of my book Cracking Speech Mate - How to Use Humour to Make You an Amazing Speaker!)   Companion Episodes: How to Avoid Drowning Your Future in the Well of Intention - 170 Getting Results with the Law of Attraction… Whether You Believe it or Not! With Andrew Kap - 166 The Biggest Mistake in Pitching and Presenting and How to Avoid it! - 093 Build Your Niche, Not Your Brand - 094   Books: Grab your copy of Straight to the Top - How to Create and Deliver a Killer Elevator Pitch Grab your copy of Cracking Speech Mate - How to Add Humour to Make You An Amazing Speaker Play Bigger by Christopher Lockhead et al Niche Down by Christopher Lockead Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff    Resources: Nail Your Signature Talk Programme Take the Snackable Story Challenge The Speaking Club ‘Live’ Membership https://www.saraharcher.co.uk UNICEF UKRAINE AID RED CROSS UKRAINE AID https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org Thanks for listening!   To share your thoughts:   Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. To help the show out:   Leave an honest review at https://www.ratethispodcast.com/tsc. Your ratings and reviews really help get the word out and I read each one.    Subscribe on iTunes. *(please note if you use my link I get a small commission, but this does not affect your payment)
A lot of the heavy lifting for your brand is done by the image you present to your target audience offstage.  People not only look at your credentials and experience, but also your photo to gauge how you come across and whether you’ll be a right fit for them or their audience.  That profile picture of you is often the start of the ‘know, like, trust’ journey and it’s important that you don’t fall at the first hurdle. So, as well as investing in developing your content and speaking skills, you also need to pay attention to your photo as another marketing asset.  That’s why I’ve bought Marcus Ahmad onto the show. He started his career in fashion photography leading shoots across the globe, including Paris, New York and London. From there he became a professor of photography, teaching today’s hot shots how to capture the ‘hot shot’!  More recently, he has switched into working with speakers, coaches and businesses, specialising in commercial branding shoots. He is here to help you nail your brand photos and more! Enjoy!   What you’ll discover: How Marcus ended up doing what he does today. Why he believes that the single image is more powerful than the moving image. How your marketing plan should influence the way your branding shots are taken. Why you should pay attention to the background in your headshot. What storytelling photography is. How Marcus approaches photographing speakers, and why it’s a bit different to normal brand photography. Tips for making sure your branding photos and linkedIn profile give you the best chance of standing out visually. How Marcus has used speaking and storytelling to grow his business.   All things Marcus: www.marcusahmad.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcusahmadphotography/    Book*: Ikigai - The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Hector Garcia and Francesc Moralles   Resources: Want to get better at finding and sharing your stories then check out our FREE Five Day Snackable Story Challenge Practice your speaking & test your content in a safe space in The Speaking Club ‘Live’ Membership Want to create a signature talk that sells, then check out our Nail Your Signature Talk in 60 Days programme.  Want to find out about working with me 121 then book a call here. https://www.saraharcher.co.uk Thanks for listening!   To share your thoughts:                                                       leave a comment below.     Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.   To help the show out:     Leave an honest review at https://www.ratethispodcast.com/tsc Your ratings and reviews really help get the word out and I read each one.     Subscribe on iTunes. *(please note if you use my link I get a small commission, but this does not affect your payment)
As Brené Brown pointed out, there is power in being vulnerable. I believe there is even more power in showing that vulnerability through a story about a personal experience. BUT … if that story is emotionally charged then there are some additional things you need to consider before you share it.  That’s because it can be done badly, and when that happens you can make your audience feel uncomfortable, distract them from your core message and undermine your impact.  So, in this show, I’m going to be giving you the lowdown on what you should consider before you use an emotionally charged personal story in your talk and some tips for managing your own emotions when you share it. Enjoy! What you’ll discover: The big mistakes people make when sharing emotionally charged stories. How to decide whether to use a painful personal story. What factors to consider when choosing how much to share.  Managing your audience’s emotional journey through your talk. How to manage your own emotions when you’re speaking. And more!! Leave a rating or review for The Speaking Club (Take a photo of your review and get a free e-copy of my book Cracking Speech Mate - How to Use Humour to Make You an Amazing Speaker!) Books: Grab your copy of Straight to the Top - How to Create and Deliver a Killer Elevator Pitch Grab your copy of Cracking Speech Mate - How to Add Humour to Make You An Amazing Speaker   Resources: Nail Your Signature Talk Programme Take the Snackable Story Challenge The Speaking Club ‘Live’ Membership https://www.saraharcher.co.uk UNICEF UKRAINE AID RED CROSS UKRAINE AID Thanks for listening!   To share your thoughts:   Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.   To help the show out:   Leave an honest review at https://www.ratethispodcast.com/tsc. Your ratings and reviews really help get the word out and I read each one.    Subscribe on iTunes. *(please note if you use my link I get a small commission, but this does not affect your payment)
Phil Coley started off his business journey as a sports psychologist working with olympians, world and european champions in a variety of sports and disciplines. Phil’s ability to influence team performance in the sports arena was spotted by a business leader, who wanted to achieve the same success with his sales team. This led Phil to train 100 sales managers and initiated his switch from sports to business performance.  He started his own consultancy in 2007 and after initial success ended up losing everything, and having to start again… teaching him some of the most critical business lessons of all.  Today, Phil has a number of successful business interests including a sales & marketing agency, accountancy firm, recruitment company, digital publishing and wellbeing business. He and his business partner Phil and Mark have also developed their ‘SIMPLE’ programme which helps business owners have their own 'playbook' based on 6 key pillars. He is on the show to share his sales, business and speaking tips to help you grow your brand, audience and success. Enjoy!   What you’ll discover: The difference between sports psychology and sales psychology The work Phil did with high performing sports teams and athletes Why Phil switched from sports psychology to sales The biggest mistakes Phil has made on his business journey and why. The constants for sales success despite the ever changing landscape The levers that business owners should focus on to generate the biggest sales results. How Phil uses speaking to grow his business. How stories fit into the sales equation.   All things Phil: https://www.phil-coley.com  https://www.businessplusgroup.co.uk    Book*:Tackling Life: Striving for My Type of Perfection by Jonny Wilkinson   Resources: Want to get better at finding and sharing your stories then check out our FREE Five Day Snackable Story Challenge Practice your speaking & test your content in a safe space in The Speaking Club ‘Live’ Membership Want to create a signature talk that sells, then check out our Nail Your Signature Talk in 60 Days programme.  Want to find out about working with me 121 then book a call here. https://www.saraharcher.co.uk Thanks for listening!   To share your thoughts:                                                       leave a comment below.     Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. To help the show out:     Leave an honest review at https://www.ratethispodcast.com/tsc Your ratings and reviews really help get the word out and I read each one.     Subscribe on iTunes. *(please note if you use my link I get a small commission, but this does not affect your payment)
Over my career, I’ve worked with lots of scientists, IT specialists and engineers, and I know that sometimes it can be challenging to communicate complicated concepts and ideas in a way that’s simple enough for your audience to understand. However, those people who can do this successfully stand out from the crowd and are sought after as speakers and leaders.  That’s why in this insights episode, I’ve reached into the archives and picked extracts from my episodes tackling this issue, alongside those from other experts spanning the disciplines of science, engineering and law who have developed a reputation, or had success in making the complex compelling to the layperson. You’re going to get ideas, tools and techniques for making your presentations scintillating and accessible for audiences, even if the information you’re sharing is highly technical. Enjoy!   What you’ll discover:  Karin Layton: How facts and technical details can get in the way of the message. What Karin did differently to prepare for her presentation. How stories and metaphors can work in a technical presentation. Why you’ve got to  kill your darlings.    Sarah Archer (Technically Speaking!): Tools that you can use to present your data in a way that engages your audience. Malcolm Gregory: Why stories are vital to make difficult content engaging. Why keeping detailed notes in a separate handout can help audiences to engage with your content in the moment. Why you should aim to be able to summarise your content in a sentence. What makes a great speaker. Katherine Brooke-Mackenzie: The importance of having a structure, frameworks and stories How humour can help with taboo topics. Why you need the loo before a big talk.   Sarah Archer (Can You Make Boring Subjects Sexy?): Why there are no boring subjects How you can make ordinary extraordinary The three laws involved in making a message go viral and how they apply to your speaking The three tools you can use to make any topic sexy   Guest Links: All things Karin: https://www.mimicid.com https://www.facebook.com/karinklayton Books*: Life of Pi by Jann Martel   All things Malcolm: http://www.roydswithyking.com email: Malcolm.gregory@roydswithyking.com Resources*  Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill (Original)   All things Katherine: https://www.thehealthygutclinic.co.uk https://www.talkingaboutthebrownstuff.com https://www.facebook.com/talkingaboutthebrownstuff/ LinkedIN   Books and resources*: The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton https://www.standoutpitch.com https://www.saraharcher.co.uk https://www.thespeakingclub.com/speakingcourse   Sarah’s Books and Resources: Framing Your Talks for Bigger Impact - 050 My Snackable Story Challenge The Speaking Club ‘Live’ Membership Grab your copy of Straight to the Top - How to Create and Deliver a Killer Elevator Pitch Grab your copy of Cracking Speech Mate - How to Add Humour to Make You An Amazing Speaker Canva - online graphic design tool The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell Framing Your Talks for Bigger Impact by Sarah Archer - Episode 50   Full Episode Links Episode 011 - Technically Speaking! By Sarah Archer Episode 030 - The Natural Law of Good Public Speaking with Malcolm Gregory Episode 074 - How a Self-Proclaimed Geek Ditched the Facts and Turned Public Speaking from a Waking Nightmare into a Golden Opportunity with Karin Layton Episode 079 - Tips for Good Health and Tackling Taboo Subjects in Your Talks with Katherine Brooke-MacKenzie Episode 160 - Can You Make Boring Subjects Sexy? By Sarah Archer Thanks for listening!   To share your thoughts:                                                       leave a comment below.     Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. To help the show out:     Leave an honest review at https://www.ratethispodcast.com/tsc Your ratings and reviews really help get the word out and I read each one.     Subscribe on iTunes. *(please note if you use my link I get a small commission, but this does not affect your payment)
Shrenik Shah has been described as the ‘Yoda’ and ‘Mr Myagi’ of cancer.  At the age of 44 he was working in marketing to support his family, when he started to get unwell, he lost weight, began to lose his voice and after about six months of deterioration he decided to go to the Doctor.  The diagnosis was stage four vocal cord cancer, and he was given an ultimatum by a cancer surgeon … lose your voice or lose your life.  When he heard this he felt like his world was crashing down around him, but he trusted the surgeon and clung to hope. It was 26 years ago this week that Shrenik beat stage four vocal cord cancer, and although he lost the physical ability to speak, he was determined not to lose his voice. He felt compelled to share his story, so that others with and without cancer around the world could be inspired to find the courage to keep fighting for what they want. His work has benefited so many people in the field of laryngeal cancer and has motivated all the laryngectomees across the globe to never give up. Cancer has destroyed Shrenik's body. The treatment had a profound effect on his health. But it couldn't touch his will to win. I hope you enjoy his story.  What you’ll discover: How Shrenik remains so cheerful The story of his cancer journey and how he found his voice.  How he made the mindset shift to beat the odds.  What happened after he got the all clear 26 years ago. Why he felt compelled to share his story. How he felt before his first speaking gig after the surgery. How he keeps the audience engaged even though he can’t use pitch and tone.  What he plans to do next.  All things Shrenik: https://shrenik-shah.com http://www.shrenikshah2110.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/shrenik-shah-influencer  https://facebook.com/shrenik.shah.355  http://facebook.com/cancerwinnershrenik  https://twitter.com/shrenikshah2110    Resources: Want to get better at finding and sharing your stories then check out our FREE Five Day Snackable Story Challenge Practice your speaking & test your content in a safe space in The Speaking Club ‘Live’ Membership Want to create a signature talk that sells, then check out our Nail Your Signature Talk in 60 Days programme.  Want to find out about working with me 121 then book a call here. https://www.saraharcher.co.uk Thanks for listening!   To share your thoughts: Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.   To help the show out: Leave an honest review at www.ratethispodcast.com/tsc. Your ratings and reviews really help get the word out and I read each one. Subscribe on iTunes.
In the last episode of the show I shared 12 podcasts that could help to level up your speaking skills. I also told you that my intention is that anyone I work with, through my programmes and this podcast has compelling content AND charisma as a speaker.  Speaking skills and delivering your message confidently are a big part of that, but there is one thing that separates the speakers you remember from those you forget. The speakers whose message lands with your heart as well as your head, and that thing is what I want to talk to you about today.  Enjoy!   What you’ll learn: What made the difference between a four star and five star show review and why it’s relevant to your speaking. The missing ‘thing’ that will make audiences remember you and your message. What might be stopping you from achieving this.  How Jackie discovered the ‘thing’ and the difference it made. The route to access your power. And more!!   TED Talk Link: Why My Identity is a Superpower Not an Obstacle - America Ferrera TED Talk   Leave a rating or review for The Speaking Club (Take a photo of your review and get a free e-copy of my book Cracking Speech Mate - How to Use Humour to Make You an Amazing Speaker!)   Books: Grab your copy of Straight to the Top - How to Create and Deliver a Killer Elevator Pitch Grab your copy of Cracking Speech Mate - How to Add Humour to Make You An Amazing Speaker   Resources: Nail Your Signature Talk Programme Take the Snackable Story Challenge The Speaking Club ‘Live’ Membership https://www.saraharcher.co.uk UNICEF UKRAINE AID RED CROSS UKRAINE AID Episode 224 - The Confidence ‘Catch 22’ for Using Stories and Humour in Speaking Thanks for listening!   To share your thoughts:                                                       Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. To help the show out:     Leave an honest review at https://www.ratethispodcast.com/tsc. Your ratings and reviews really help get the word out and I read each one.     Subscribe on iTunes.
To be a great public speaker you need substance and style. I’ve seen many speakers who are very showy, but their content completely misses the mark, and I’ve seen speakers with a great message to share, but who fail to communicate it in a way that engages their audience. I want anyone I work with, through my programmes and this podcast to have compelling content AND charisma as a speaker. I want you to have a talk that you’re excited to share and the confidence in your own speaking skills that means you step ‘on stage’ with power.  In this show, I want to focus on the second half of the speaking equation, supporting you with the delivery of your message. In my opinion there are four core speaking skills, mindset, storytelling, performance and humour, and that’s why I’m sharing a dozen episodes that really zero in on helping you develop these, so that you can get ready to rock after the summer break. Enjoy! What you’ll learn: The four core speaking skills you need to develop Tips to help you with managing your mindset Ways to develop your storytelling Insight around using your voice. How to power up your performance Tips for using humour in your talks. And more!! Links to Episodes: Mindset Mastery: Episode 24 - My Eight Hacks for Mental Resilience & Getting What You Want Episode 164 - Unblock the Dam and Set Your Stories Free! Episode 177 – Taking Back Control of Your Future with Tim Box   Storytelling Mastery: Episode 155 - The Seven Sins of Storytelling Episode 9 - The Secrets to Storytelling Part 3 Episode 036 – The Keys to Compelling Storytelling with Margot Leitman  Performance Tools: Episode 85 - How to find the Big Moments of Your Talk Episode 116 – Setting Your Authentic Voice Free for Great Public Speaking with Kristin Linklater Episode 039 – Body Language Secrets for Speaking and Sales Success with Shelly O’Donovan   Humour Episode 019 - Humour 101 for Public Speaking Episode 084 – Five Insider Tips for Adding Humour to Your Stories Episode 049 – How to Make Clever Funny with Dr. Steve Cross   Service Dog For Orion https://www.gofundme.com/f/service-dog-for-orion    Leave a rating or review for The Speaking Club (Take a photo of your review and get a free e-copy of my book Cracking Speech Mate - How to Use Humour to Make You an Amazing Speaker!) Books: Grab your copy of Straight to the Top - How to Create and Deliver a Killer Elevator Pitch Grab your copy of Cracking Speech Mate - How to Add Humour to Make You An Amazing Speaker   Resources: UNICEF UKRAINE AID RED CROSS UKRAINE AID Nail Your Signature Talk Programme Take the Snackable Story Challenge The Speaking Club ‘Live’ Membership https://www.saraharcher.co.uk https://www.ratethispodcast.com/tsc   Thanks for listening!   To share your thoughts:   Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. To help the show out:   Leave an honest review at https://www.ratethispodcast.com/tsc. Your ratings and reviews really help get the word out and I read each one.    Subscribe on iTunes. *(please note if you use my link I get a small commission, but this does not affect your payment)
I can’t think of one person I’ve worked with, whom I haven’t had to coach on using more pauses in their talks. That’s because most of us are uncomfortable with silence even in 121 conversations, so throw an audience into the mix, plus nerves, and passion, and you have a recipe for speedy speaking. The trouble is that the pause is a powerful speaking tool that you want to be able to wield to make your public speaking more impactful and keep your audience with you. That’s why in this show I want to persuade you to be bold, commit and give it a try. Enjoy! What you’ll learn: Why the pause is so powerful. Why finding the big moments and pivot points in your talk is a vital part of the preparation process. The four reasons silence is your friend as a speaker How using a pause can build your confidence Why the pause is so critical for building connection with your audience How to use the pause to build emotion and grab attention  Why silence tells your audience to laugh And more!! Leave a rating or review for The Speaking Club (Take a photo of your review and get a free e-copy of my book Cracking Speech Mate - How to Use Humour to Make You an Amazing Speaker!)   Books: Grab your copy of Straight to the Top - How to Create and Deliver a Killer Elevator Pitch Grab your copy of Cracking Speech Mate - How to Add Humour to Make You An Amazing Speaker   Resources: Nail Your Signature Talk Programme Take the Snackable Story Challenge The Speaking Club ‘Live’ Membership https://www.saraharcher.co.uk UNICEF UKRAINE AID RED CROSS UKRAINE AID Thanks for listening!   To share your thoughts:                                                       leave a comment below.     Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. To help the show out:     Leave an honest review at https://www.ratethispodcast.com/tsc. Your ratings and reviews really help get the word out and I read each one.     Subscribe on iTunes.   
Many people suffer from performance anxiety and it can get in your way if you want to speak to grow your business - but stage fright can have a whole other level of impact if your business is performing. That is the situation that singer-songwriter Elisa De Napoli found herself in. She spent a number of years trying a number of different remedies to overcome her fears, but none of them worked. In the end, she found the answer right in front of her nose!  Now, Elisa is a best-selling author of the book, online course, and podcast ‘Dare to Be Seen’, which helps artists command the stage, magnify their presence, and defeat stage nerves so they can share their gifts with their audience and shine their light on the world. She is an artist coach, hypnotherapist, and multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter. Under the stage name Elyssa Vulpes she has produced 12 albums, with a focus on inner transformation through sometimes dark and atmospheric sometimes comedic storytelling. She has been featured on radio, podcasts, blogs, and online magazines and today she is a guest on The Speaking Club. Enjoy! What you’ll discover: Elisa’s journey as a singer song-writer. How her stage fright manifested itself and the impact it had on her music and performing. What it was that finally made her do something about it. How she overcame her stage fright and how she knew she’d beaten it. Why she has a different stage name. Elisa’s three big tips for managing stage fright. Her biggest tip for how to show up authentically when you perform. How Elisa uses storytelling in her songs and business. Why it’s important for musicians and artists to be confident communicators.   All things Elisa: https://elisadinapoli.com/speakingclub https://elisadinapoli.com/stage-fright-3/ https://elisadinapoli.com/how-to-overcome-stage-fright/ https://www.facebook.com/MindsetCoachWellington https://www.instagram.com/elyssavulpes/ Music: http://www.elyssavulpes.com  Book: A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle   Resources: Want to get better at finding and sharing your stories then check out our FREE Five Day Snackable Story Challenge Practice your speaking & test your content in a safe space in The Speaking Club ‘Live’ Membership Want to create a signature talk that sells, then check out our Nail Your Signature Talk in 60 Days programme.  Want to find out about working with me 121 then book a call here. https://www.saraharcher.co.uk   Thanks for listening!   To share your thoughts: Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. To help the show out: Leave an honest review at www.ratethispodcast.com/tsc. Your ratings and reviews really help get the word out and I read each one. Subscribe on iTunes.   *(please note if you use my link I get a small commission, but this does not affect your payment)
Most of us human beings are weird. We make these declarations about what we want, then when it comes to taking the steps necessary to make that happen, we do everything we can to avoid them. And the longer we do that, the bigger the task seems to be and the more we beat ourselves up for not doing it. If you have behaved the same way, or you’re stuck at the moment, then take solace from the fact that you aren’t alone. All of us do it, and more often than not for the same reason. In fact this situation came up recently in a coaching session with one of my Speaking Club Live members, Donna Ferenth, who has kindly agreed to let me share our discussion with you. Donna is the owner of a multiple taste award winning artisan tea company called Unravel Tea, based in the highlands of Scotland. She first came into my world through my Snackable Story Challenge and has carried on working with me on her talks and content over the past couple of years in The Speaking Club. Following our session Donna took action and I hope that listening in on our discussion may help to get you unstuck too. Enjoy! What you’ll learn: What’s getting in the way of Donna taking action The important distinction I discovered around the age of 40. Who Arnold and Betty are and where they get their power from.  How you can manage your version of Arnold and Betty. Why you can be sorted in one aspect of your life but issues can resurface in business.  The double-edged sword of procrastination. What the most successful people do in relation to completing tasks that move their business forward. And more!! Leave a rating or review for The Speaking Club (Take a photo of your review and get a free e-copy of my book Cracking Speech Mate - How to Use Humour to Make You an Amazing Speaker!) All things Donna: https://unraveltea.com https://www.instagram.com/unraveltea/ Books: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle Grab your copy of Straight to the Top - How to Create and Deliver a Killer Elevator Pitch Grab your copy of Cracking Speech Mate - How to Add Humour to Make You An Amazing Speaker Resources: Want to get better at finding and sharing your stories then check out our FREE Five Day Snackable Story Challenge Practice your speaking & test your content in a safe space in The Speaking Club ‘Live’ Membership Want to create a signature talk that sells, then check out our Nail Your Signature Talk in 60 Days programme.  Want to find out about working with me 121 then book a call here. https://www.saraharcher.co.uk Thanks for listening!   To share your thoughts: Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. To help the show out: Leave an honest review at www.ratethispodcast.com/tsc. Your ratings and reviews really help get the word out and I read each one. Subscribe on iTunes. *(please note if you use my link I get a small commission, but this does not affect your payment)
Dre Baldwin has approached his life as if he is the exception to the rule. He has achieved what some people would have deemed impossible … becoming a pro basketball player without playing for his college basketball team. His story is fascinating as is the way that he thinks about what’s possible for him, and the way that he views obstacles that others would see as insurmountable. Today, Dre is the CEO and Founder of Work On Your Game Inc. He has given 4 TEDxTalks and has authored 31 books.  Hi Youtube content has been viewed over 73 million times. His daily Work On Your Game Podcast has over 2,200 episodes and over 4.5 million listeners.  If you feel that you’re not achieving your potential, and you want to get some inspiration, new ways of thinking alongside practical tips for managing your life and business goals to fulfil your ambitions then do check this interview out. Enjoy!   What you’ll discover: How Dre overcame the odds and went from having no varsity experience to becoming a pro basketball player.  Dre’s view on hard work versus talent.  The highs and lows of being a professional basketball player The ‘aha’ moment Dre had that set him on the path to what he does today. Why he made the switch from basketball to mindset tips in his videos. The right balance to get between sharing successes and failures and why. The significance of ‘The Third Day’ in achieving your goals. Why Dre believes there is no such thing as overconfidence. How being shy affected Dre’s speaking. Dre’s strategy for getting TEDx talk spots.  How he uses stories in his talks and videos. The part that speaking has played in growing his audience and business. All things Dre: Website - http://DreAllDay.com/ http://ThirdDayBook.com http://Instagram.com/DreBaldwin http://YouTube.com/Dreupt http://Facebook.com/WorkOnYourGame http://LinkedIn.com/in/DreAllDay http://Twitter.com/DreAllDay http://clubhouse.com/@drebaldwin And here's a link for the FREE 30-minute "Game Session" specifically for The Speaking Club listeners: http://www.WorkOnYourGameUniversity.com/speakingclub And Dre's text number to get his FREE #DailyMotivation text is: 1.305.384.6894 Books*: 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene The Third Day by Dre Baldwin   Resources: Want to get better at finding and sharing your stories then check out our FREE Five Day Snackable Story Challenge Practice your speaking & test your content in a safe space in The Speaking Club ‘Live’ Membership Want to create a signature talk that sells, then check out our Nail Your Signature Talk in 60 Days programme.  Want to find out about working with me 121 then book a call here. https://www.saraharcher.co.uk Thanks for listening! To share your thoughts:                                                       leave a comment below.     Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.   To help the show out:     Leave an honest review at https://www.ratethispodcast.com/tsc Your ratings and reviews really help get the word out and I read each one.     Subscribe on iTunes.   *(please note if you use my link I get a small commission, but this does not affect your payment)
We all want our talks and messaging to have punch, to take our audience closer towards saying ‘yes’ to our idea, change, product or service. But that won’t happen unless we understand and include what I call ‘the big idea’. When I’ve taught this concept to people I’ve seen the lightbulb go on, and it helps them to shape not only their talk, but the other messaging around what they do.  That’s why I wanted to share it with you.  Enjoy!   What you’ll learn: What the ‘big idea’ is. Why you need to get clarity on your ‘big idea’.   The big problem with the big idea. How you solve the big problem. The three audience segments you are communicating with. Where you should use the ‘big idea’. And more!! Want to get better at finding and sharing your stories then check out our FREE Five Day Snackable Story Challenge Practice your speaking & test your content in a safe space in The Speaking Club ‘Live’ Membership Want to create a signature talk that sells, then check out our Nail Your Signature Talk in 60 Days programme.  Want to find out about working with me 121 then book a call here. https://www.saraharcher.co.uk Thanks for listening!   To share your thoughts:                                                   Leave a comment below. Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. To help the show out: Leave an honest review at https://www.ratethispodcast.com/tsc Your ratings and reviews really help get the word out and I read each one.  Subscribe on iTunes. *(please note if you use my link I get a small commission, but this does not affect your payment)
Everyone, to some degree, has anxiety around speaking, and it can affect us all in different ways. Maybe it affects your ability to relax, try new things and show your personality when you speak, or maybe anxiety is paralyzing you, and keeping you stuck and small.  That’s why in this episode I’ve gathered together insights from experts with different perspectives on managing anxiety and fear, and thrown my own two penneth into the mix for you to consider. What Mark, Clare, Tim, Colette and I share will give you some new ways to look at anxiety and tips for managing it, so that you can begin to fully step into your speaking power.  If you want to start speaking, or feel more at ease on stage, so that you can be fully self expressed … sharing your passion, purpose and personality with more impact then listen up!  Enjoy!   What you'll discover Mark Visser: The mind-body connection and the sequence in which our bodies shut down because of fear. How Mark nearly blacked out with fear the first time he spoke! Mark’s tips for managing future based ‘imagined’ fear.  Tim Box: A new way to frame anxiety. Tips for managing anxiety. Tips for managing anxiety related to public speaking.  Dr Clare Roberts: The different mental and physical aspects of anxiety. The physical symptoms of public speaking anxiety and how to minimize them.  Using graded exposure to overcome fear and build confidence. Techniques to get you into your ‘speaking’ performance state. Colette Etheridge: Whether anxiety is an illness or a state of mind. The difference between types of anxiety and phobias. How fear of speaking on stage or on video is driven by our beliefs. Sarah Archer Tactics for tackling ‘bad’ stories. What we’re really scared of. The two most powerful tools you can deploy in your life to become unstoppable.   Guest Links: All things Mark: Website(s): https://www.theoceanwarrior.com https://www.markvisser.net Facebook: @MarkVisser   Books*: The Big Wave Method by Mark Visser   All things Tim: www.thecontrolsystem.co.uk https://www.podbean.com/pu/pbblog-akeh4-a50450 https://www.youtube.com/c/TimBoxMindCoach  @timboxmindcoach (Instagram) https://www.facebook.com/timboxhypnotist (Facebook) TEDx - How to Stop Feeling Anxious About Anxiety by Tim Box   All things Clare: https://www.generationcalm.com https://www.youtube.com/c/GenerationCalm https://www.facebook.com/Generationcalm https://www.instagram.com/generationcalm/   All things Colette: https://smallstepscounsellingservice.com https://www.facebook.com/SmallStepsGlos/ https://childbehavioursolutions.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/ChildBehaviourSolutions/   Full Episode Links 141 - Wave Goodbye to Your Fears with Mark Visser 177 - Taking Back Control of Your Future with Tim Box 208 - Overcoming the Different Dimensions of Public Speaking Anxiety with Dr Clare Roberts 113 - Understanding Anxiety and how To Beat It with Colette Etheridge 91 - Breaking Free From ‘Bad Stories’ by Sarah Archer   Want to get better at finding and sharing your stories then check out our FREE Five Day Snackable Story Challenge Practice your speaking & test your content in a safe space in The Speaking Club ‘Live’ Membership Want to create a signature talk that sells, then check out our Nail Your Signature Talk in 60 Days programme.  Want to find out about working with me 121 then book a call here. https://www.saraharcher.co.uk   Thanks for listening!   To share your thoughts:                                                   Leave a comment below. Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. To help the show out: Leave an honest review at https://www.ratethispodcast.com/tsc Your ratings and reviews really help get the word out and I read each one.  Subscribe on iTunes. *(please note if you use my link I get a small commission, but this does not affect your payment)
If you’re anything like me at the moment, you may feel torn between wanting to be a global citizen and keep up with the news, and wanting to forget about it all and bury your head in the sand. Our world is facing multiple challenges and at a time when we should be joining together to overcome them, we seem more divided than ever. All of this can make you feel helpless and hopeless.  That’s why I wanted to bring this show back to the top.  Devin Thorpe believes that we do have hope and one person can make a difference. He has a huge mission and a big message because of a promise he made to himself at the age of 11.   After spending many years in a corporate career within the finance function, he pivoted after taking a long hard look at his life, and set out on a new path.  Today, Devin speaks all over the world, sharing his mission and training companies on crowd funding and corporate social responsibility. He is also a regular writer for Forbes magazine and a podcast host.  In this ‘best of’ episode he shares how he got into paid speaking, how it enables him to fulfill his mission and what he does to put his talks together. We also consider how Devin uses humour in his writing and speaking to increase the impact of his message.  Enjoy!   What you’ll learn:     How losing something you care about can be a catalyst for a bigger life.     Why it’s important to be conscious of our bias in life.     How Corporate Social Responsibility can increase profitability.     Why it’s good to be polarising to increase the impact of your message and reach the right people.     How Devin transitioned from Finance to paid speaking.     Devin’s process for creating his talks.     Why it’s important to watch yourself back as a speaker to improve your craft.     How you can tell if you’re a good speaker.     Why you should always make it easy for people to give you money.   All things Devin: https://www.devinthorpe.com Barry Manilow Blog @devindthorpe   Books by Devin*: 925 Ideas to Help You Save Money, Get Out of Debt and Retire A Millionaire: So You Can Leave Your Mark on the World Adding Profit by Adding Purpose: The Corporate Social Responsibility Handbook Crowdfunding for Social Good. Financing Your Mark on the World Building Wealth for Building the Kingdom: A Financial Planning Guide for Latter Day Saint Families Don’t Just Build a Network, Build a Movement Your Mark on the World   Resources: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thespeakingclub/ https://www.saraharcher.co.uk/challenge  https://www.facebook.com/SarahArcherSpeak/ https://www.storyledmarketing.com  https://www.saraharcher.co.uk https://www.standoutpitch.com   Thanks for listening!   To share your thoughts:                                                   leave a comment below. Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.   To help the show out: Leave an honest review at https://www.ratethispodcast.com/TSC Subscribe on iTunes. *(please note if you use my link I get a small commission, but this does not affect your payment)  
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Oleks UA Kozak

I would like to say thank you for your podcast. I have learnt and listened to all of them. I and my friend run a public speaking workshop in London and this episode gave us huge insight. thank you again

Aug 22nd
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