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Dr. Edison Tucker is having a very weird life. Not being able to die tends to color things that way. Luckily, the strange and unusual is something of her speciality, and Ed’s set her sights and wunderkind grant money on the strangest town in America: Jerusalem, Oregon. She’ll certainly get her EMF Meter’s worth. Between an eccentric housemate, quirky townsfolk, and the mysteries lurking just beyond the tree line, Ed’s going to find the answers she’s been searching for. She just might not be ...
 
The Nonprofit Startup Podcast is a new podcast that documents the success and setbacks of launching a nonprofit. Chronicling Nerdy Media’s founder and executive, La Toia’s journey to become a social entrepreneur. There are many podcast that explore the stories of technology, clothing, or products startup, but what does it take to launch a non profit organization in the 21st century. Season one is a real-time story of how the 501c3 Chicago-based organization Nerdy Media evolved from a concept ...
 
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On this episode, we continue our master class about presentation skills. This week we cover one of the most challenging public speaking skills for most people which is how to speak off the cuff on an impromptu basis and still look poised and confident. If you have ever been in one of those situations where someone puts you on the spot and panic sat…
 
In this episode, we continue our master class about presentation skills. This week we take that presentation skeleton that you created a couple of weeks ago and show you 10 ways to add impact to it. Last week, we covered 5 of the items. This week, we finish up with the final 5 impact ideas. By the way, I have created a free downloadable guide for y…
 
In this episode, we continue our master class about presentation skills. This week we take that presentation skeleton that you created last week and show you 10 ways to add impact to it. If you recall last week, I mentioned that you want to only give a max of five key concepts per sitting. And for that reason as well as just for time sake, we will …
 
In this episode, we continue our master class about presentation skills. This is week 2 of a two-part series on how to design a talk to inform your audience. Here, I cover how to design an entire presentation. Last week, we covered how many bullet points should you create for your presentation. The answer by the way is that it depends on the type o…
 
This is part seven of the presentation skills master class. In this session, we talk about how to create a Talk to Inform (a speech designed just to get information across to your audience.) This session is broken into two parts and this is part one of the two-part series. Sometimes, we just need to get information across to our audience in a poise…
 
In this episode, we continue our master class about presentation skills. This week, I cover how to use your movement and gestures to reduce nervousness and create a more poised and confident appearance in front of a group. By the way, I have created a free downloadable guide for you. Just go to fearlesspresentations.com/audio-guide to access it. Ge…
 
In this episode, we continue our master class about presentation skills. This week, I cover how to be more persuasive when you present to audiences. I cover how to anticipate an audience's reaction based on human nature and also how to use that reaction to win people to your way of thinking. The common persuasion technique that speakers use in busi…
 
In this episode, we continue our master class about presentation skills. This week, I cover how to be a great storyteller and why stories should be the backbone of any presentation. Stories do five fantastic things in a presentation that every speaker (and every audience for that matter) wants. They also help you reduce public speaking fear dramati…
 
This is part three of our Fearless Presentations Master Class. In this episode, we continue our master class about presentation skills. In this master class, we are going to help you reduce nervousness, increase your enthusiasm and energy, help you become a great storyteller, become more persuasive, and help you design speeches in half the time. So…
 
The Secret to Great Presentations -- Enthusiasm and Energy! This is part two of our Fearless Presentations Master Class. In this episode, we continue our master class about presentation skills. In this master class, we are going to help you reduce nervousness, increase your enthusiasm and energy, help you become a great storyteller, become more per…
 
On this episode, I'm starting a master class about presentation skills. In this master class, we are going to help you reduce nervousness, increase your enthusiasm and energy, help you become a great storyteller, become more persuasive, and help you design speeches in half the time. This week, I cover nervousness and give you a step-by-step guide t…
 
You can learn a lot about history from the public speeches that shaped this great nation. Whether it is Dr. King encouraging the civil rights movement or President Kennedy inspiring the nation to reach to the moon, public speaking is an important part of the American experience. We will go in-depth from the fiery speech that started the revolution …
 
Short anecdotes for speeches are a fantastic way to end a presentation with a bang. These stories can be fiction, actual incidents from history, or even just funny stories from your own personal life. When you deliver them well, though, they have a lasting impact. I often use these short anecdotes for speeches when I’m trying to teach something mea…
 
Want to eliminate the fear of public speaking? Two decades ago, we created the Fearless Presentations ® class to help people eliminate public speaking fear. After training over 20,000 class members, our instructors have discovered a few simple truths about stage fright and speech anxiety. Once you understand these secrets, you too really reduce thi…
 
Want to eliminate the fear of public speaking? Two decades ago, we created the Fearless Presentations ® class to help people eliminate public speaking fear. After training over 20,000 class members, our instructors have discovered a few simple truths about stage fright and speech anxiety. Once you understand these secrets, you too really reduce thi…
 
When people ask me how many slides should I use in my presentation, I typically reply very cautiously. Most people make a huge mistake when designing a speech or presentation. They start by designing their slideshow. Then, later, they figure out what they want to say. This technique is backward. Instead, you want to figure out what you want to say …
 
The absolute best way to reduce the fear of public speaking is to just improve your presentation skills. Think about it. Anytime you get really good at doing something, your confidence in that area will soar. When we teach the Fearless Presentations course, we spend the first couple of hours helping the audience members get comfortable. Then, the r…
 
This week, I've got a guest interview with Elsewine Rietveld who is an expert on reducing nervousness when creating video recordings. Just so you folks know, I had been a professional speaker for over 20 years before I started this podcast. Even with that kind of experience, the first few recordings were nerve-racking. I wished I had known Elsewine…
 
Your host, Doug Staneart of Fearless Presentations explains what it means to Know Your Audience. Listen to any speaking coach, go to any Toastmasters, attend any presentation seminar, you will hear a single phrase over and over. “Know your audience.” Sounds really good too. When we hear the phrase, we think, “Well, of course. That makes sense.” But…
 
In this episode, host Doug Staneart interviews J. T. Compeau, CEO of The Content Interpreter. J.T. works with thought leaders, C-suite members, and entrepreneurs as a speechwriter and presentation consultant. Across industries, skill sets, and stories, he works with clients to extract their greatness and infuse it into their content. In the intervi…
 
Make Your Presentation Handouts Look Professional without a Graphic Designer Last week was part one of How to Create the Perfect Presentation Handout. In that article and podcast, I gave you three easy ways to create helpful handouts to accompany your in-person presentations. This week, I’m going to show you how to style your presentation handouts …
 
Have you ever wondered how to create the perfect presentation handout? You’ve been asked to give a speech, and you’re excited to give the best presentation possible. You put all kinds of preparation into putting together an amazing presentation and finding the perfect examples to prove your points. Your presentation is infused with memorable anecdo…
 
A Step-by-Step Process to Help You Answer Job Interview Questions When Under Pressure. The best way to answer a job interview question is to answer quickly, then give an example from your experience. Remember, you are the expert on yourself. In addition, the interviewer wants to see if you have the experience to help his or her team solve problems.…
 
Want to establish solid trust and rapport during a job interview. Prospective employers will first weed through a lot of resumes. Then comes the hard part. Because next, they want to see if the candidate is a good fit within their team. The job interview is the main way they determine this. In this session, I’m going to show you ways to relax and t…
 
One of the more challenging parts of any presentation is the very first part. If you are wondering how to introduce yourself before starting your presentation, you are in good company. For most of us, once we get the first few sentences out, our nervousness will diminish pretty significantly. So, this initial self-introduction is really important. …
 
Ed has a new project, but Lucy senses something fishy. Script available here. Intro theme composed by Tyler Petty. End credits theme composed by Newton Schottelkotte. Show art by Caitlin Hoilman. TW: Manipulation and deception, violence, choking, fire, ableist language, insects, gaslighting Support the show by joining our Patreon.…
 
This is part 2 of a 2-part series on how to use presentations and speaking to find new customers and clients. I know what some of you are thinking… “You said we would get new clients by speaking. However, very little of what you have covered so far has ANYTHING to do with speaking. What gives?” The often overlooked part of being a great speaker is …
 
Ways to Get Clients for Your Business by Speaking to Groups If you happen to be a great speaker, you have a number of ways to get clients for your business by speaking. (By the way, if you aren’t a great speaker yet, keep tuning in, because we can help with that.) The most important thing to keep in mind is that your goal is to build your authority…
 
This is a fun interview with Dr. Benjamin Ritter who started an entire consulting business from scratch using just seminars that were open to the public. If you want to learn how to use speaking and/or creating seminars to build your authority in your industry, make sure to listen to this episode! Connect with Dr. Ritter on his website at https://w…
 
This is part 2 of a 2-part series on Train-the-Trainer programs. In the first episode, we talk about how to uncover the quality of a train-the-trainer process before investing in it. On this session, we talk about the steps involved in training your trainers using the process. Train Your Trainers Using the Train-the-Trainer Model. That last story l…
 
The Train-the-Trainer Model is very common in the business world. However, many Train-the-Trainer programs have big flaws. A good analogy of what happens during this process is the old “telephone game.” Put ten people in a room. Whisper a phrase with more than 10 words into the ear of the first person. The second person then relays the message to t…
 
Amazing Persuasive Speech Outline In the post, How to Design a Speech Quickly, we gave a few tips to create a quick presentation outline. In this session, we add a little more detail about how to make your presentation more persuasive. This simple, three-step process will help you persuade event the toughest audiences. Change from Feature/Benefit t…
 
On this episode, I interview Cody Lowry who is a best-selling author and the founder of a successful advertising agency. However, Cody is actually more famous for being able to talk his way into meetings that are typically pretty hard to get. For instance, he tells us how he had a couple of extra days in New York, so he decided to audition for Satu…
 
“I don’t present very often, so how do I prepare for a presentation?” That is, by far, one of the most common questions that we get as presentation skills coaches. In fact, most public speaking fear comes from situations where presenters just don’t speak very often. They have a hard time building up momentum. For instance, if you only drive a car o…
 
This is episode #151, and this week, I interview Claire Chandler and Ben Baker. They are the authors of the new book Leading Beyond a Crisis. Ben's background is in creating a brand for yourself and your company, and Claire started out in human resources and has spent the last few years helping companies attract high-level employees and retain them…
 
6 Years to a Million Dollars & 6 Months to $2 Million In this episode, I’m going to pull back the curtain and show you a few of the key things that happened in the early years of my company. It took me six years of training and learning before I felt comfortable enough to start my own company. Then, my new team and I spent another six years buildin…
 
How do I build a million-dollar company? Better yet, how can someone build a multimillion-dollar public speaking company? Well, although I have done both of those things, I wouldn’t suggest anyone try to do what I did. I made every mistake in the book. In fact, every mistake showed me what “not to do.” Then, I’d use that lesson to get me closer to …
 
This is part 2 of a multipart series. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway — From Timid to Fearless in One Year Coach Dykes kept his word. I got an excellent education… And I had to pay for it myself. My college days often looked something like this… 4:30 AM in the gym lifting weights and running. 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Class. Since I was paying for my school…
 
Doug Staneart — President and CEO of The Leader’s Institute ® and Creator of the Fearless Presentations ® Public Speaking Training Programs. This is my story of triumph over public speaking fear. I overcame being an incredibly shy kid who got beat up and bullied in grade school to become an NCAA football player. My first formal presentation in the …
 
I interview Tiffany Foote, a public speaking coach who helps people reduce nervousness when they have to speak in front of groups. Tiffany specializes in helping Millennials who have to present in front of their bosses or executives. For many of us, when the pressure is on, we tend to feel more nervous and anxious. She talks about how real leaders …
 
Doug interviews Mike Acker author of the book Speak with No Fear. In the interview, Mike covers a few of his 7 strategies from the book. These strategies will give you a new perspective, they will prepare you, and they will give you actions to practice. As you implement these strategies, your fear will begin to fade. It can easily seem like everyon…
 
Doug Staneart has a fun interview with Jacqueline Wales who is the author of the book The Fearless Factor at Work. She offers a number of ideas on where fear comes from and how to deal with it. One of the most interesting things that come up in the interview is how there are many people out there, probably quite a few listening right now, who feel …
 
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