[Quick Tip] Commit to the Hook of Your Talk - 272

Quick tips to build your speaking confidence, skills, impact, business or engaging talk content - this one is about how to increase the impact of the start of your talk.

Nov 30, -0001

[Quick Tip] How to Downsize Your Keynote - 270

Quick tips to build your speaking confidence, skills, impact, business or engaging talk content - this one is about how to cut down your keynote.

Nov 30, -0001

Decoding Audience Sophistication: Tailoring Talks for Maximum Impact - 269

Like the sea, an effective talk should have an ebb and a flow, but why is this important and how do you leverage our human programming to do it? Find out here.

Nov 30, -0001

Increase Your Speaking Impact by Creating a ‘Push and Pull’ Talk - 268

Like the sea, an effective talk should have an ebb and a flow, but why is this important and how do you leverage our human programming to do it? Find out here.

Nov 30, -0001

How to Overcome Skepticism and Increase Audience Buy-In - 266

Here I’m sharing some tools to help you establish credibility for your message, overcome the skepticism so prevalent today, and get buy-in to your idea.

Nov 30, -0001

How to Write and Deliver a Eulogy - 263

How do you honour someone you cared for, keep your audience engaged and make it through without losing control? That’s what this show will answer.

Nov 30, -0001

[Quick Tip] Becoming a Thought Leader - 261

Quick tips to build your speaking confidence, skills, impact, business or engaging talk content - this one is on becoming a thought leader

Mar 24, 2023

[Quick Tip] Rant and Reverse - 259

Quick tips to build your speaking confidence, skills, impact, business or engaging talk content. This tip is all about Comic timing.

Nov 30, -0001

[Quick Tip] Comic Timing - 257

Quick tips to build your speaking confidence, skills, impact, business or engaging talk content. This tip is all about Comic timing.

Nov 30, -0001

The Four Steps to Standing Out in a Competitive Niche - 254

Are you struggling to stand out in a competitive niche? Help is here! Listen up to discover four things you need to do to become a thought leader in that space!

Feb 10, 2023

How to Build Rapport with an Audience and Why You Should do it - 253

Great content and strong presentation skills aren’t enough to get the results you want as a speaker. You also need something else and that extra ingredient is what I share all about here.

Nov 30, -0001

Can Meditating Make You a Better Speaker? - 252

More people than ever before are meditating, but I wanted to explore if meditation can make you a better speaker, and that’s what this show is all about.

Nov 30, -0001

The 12 Speaking Gems of Christmas (Treasure Hunt)  - 249

This episode is a speaking treasure hunt. Discover the 12 ‘gems’ located in previous Speaking Club shows, and you’ll uplevel your speaking and get the chance to win big!

Dec 23, 2022

Overcome Anxiety and Power Up Your Speaking with this Secret Weapon - 245

Want to know what can kick speaking anxiety into touch and supercharge your confidence and delivery. Then listen up to find out.

Nov 30, -0001

[Best of] Build Your Brand By Being an AWESOME Podcast Guest – 242

Being a podcast guest enables you to leverage one of the fastest growing mediums for sharing your message, and this show will help you do just that.

Oct 20, 2022

My Five in Five Discoveries for Success and Happiness - 241

The Speaking Club is 5 this month! So to recognise this milestone, I'm sharing some of the biggest things I’ve learned over the past 5 years in life, speaking & business. I hope they resonate with you

Oct 14, 2022

How to Share an Emotional Story Without Losing Control - 239

There are two questions that I get asked regularly about sharing emotionally charged stories. How much of the experience should I share, & how can I share it without losing control?

Sep 29, 2022

Vibrating at the Right Frequency When You Speak - 235

No matter how good your content or speaking skills are, without this one thing your talks will always lack the emotional punch needed to move your audience and get you results.

Sep 01, 2022

The Diamond Dozen for Developing Your Speaking Skills - 234

Speaking with impact is a combination of what you say & how you say it. Developing 4 core skills will help you deliver your message powerfully, these 12 ep's focus on the core 4 to help you be awesome

Aug 05, 2022

How to Harness the Power of Silence in Your Public Speaking - 233

I often coach clients on when, where, how & why to leverage the power of a pause in their talks. So, I'm sharing different ways you can use silence in your speaking to increase the punch of your talks

Jul 28, 2022

What is the Big Idea and Why Does it Matter for Successful Presentations? - 229

If your talk doesn’t have the ‘Big Idea’ it won’t have the impact you want. That’s why it’s a key concept in my talk framework. Here, I share what it is, why you need it & how you share it.

Jun 30, 2022

The Difference Between Inspirational and Motivational Speaking - 226

Many speakers confuse being ‘inspirational’ with being ‘motivational’. Being inspirational isn’t enough. you need to create the desire in your audience to do something. That’s what this show is about.

Jun 09, 2022

The Confidence Catch 22 for Using Stories and Humour in Speaking- 224

In this show I share the dilemma that trips up many people when they start using stories & humour to level up their speaking. Plus, I'll give you tips & ideas to make sure it doesn’t happen to you.

May 26, 2022

Why Employees Need Great Pitching Skills Too! - 223

Opportunities to pitch yourself, idea, or project can come anytime, anyplace or anywhere … networking, company meetings, social events, or around the water cooler. The question is ... are you ready?

May 19, 2022

Leading Successful Change Through Storytelling - 220

Most organisations struggle to implement change effectively. Leaders have a massive opportunity to influence successful change when they first communicate about it, and that’s what I share about here.

Apr 28, 2022

Tips for Creating a Talk and Using Speaking to Get More Book Sales - 219

In this show, I’m sharing tips for creating a talk about your book and how to adapt it to the different platforms for growing your audience.

Apr 21, 2022

How You Can Share Your Passion and Purpose on the Page with AnnMarie Wyncoll - 218

AnneMarie Wyncoll is here to help you decide whether you should write a book, and how to do it the right way.

Apr 14, 2022

What do TV Documentaries Have to Do with Whether You Should Use Slides in Your Talks? - 216

Should you use slides in your presentation? In this show, I’m sharing my answer and giving you the lowdown on alternatives.

Mar 31, 2022

Why You Should Always Lead with Emotion in Your Speaking and How to Do it - 214

How do you turn a series of events into an emotional story that inspires, lingers and leads to action? That’s what this show is all about.

Mar 17, 2022

Stimulating Serendipity: How to Be Luckier in Speaking and Business - 212

It’s easy to justify other people’s success & our failures by blaming them on luck. But what if you had the power to influence luck & get serendipity on your side?

Mar 03, 2022

Best of: Universal Themes & Story Plots for Powerful Public Speaking & Marketing Content

Universal themes and story plots are found running through the greatest talks, best-selling books, and highest performing sales copy. That’s why this episode has made it into my best of category.

Feb 24, 2022

Is Your Talk Speaking to the Right Audience? - 209

This show will help you avoid a big trap that many speakers fall into when they’re creating their talk that inevitably causes them lost sales.

Feb 10, 2022

‘KISS’… My Arse! How to Make Your Message Connect Better - 206

Struggling to connect your audience with your message in the way you want? Finding it difficult to make your topic sexy & accessible? Or succumbing to 1 of the biggest communication myths out there.

Jan 20, 2022

Why You Should PAT Your Audience! - 202

This business storytelling framework will make your content more engaging, save you time, build your confidence and grow your business.

Dec 23, 2021

The Biggest Barrier to Fulfilling Your Speaking Potential - 198

No matter how much you learn, unless you conquer this one thing, you will never fulfil your potential or get the results that you want.

Nov 25, 2021

No negative thought puts you in the corner! - 001

Whether you're just starting out, have some experience with speaking in public, or you make a living speaking professionally, there's will be something here for everyone.

Nov 02, 2017

How to Create a Killer Elevator Pitch - 003

I’ve written 100s of elevator/investor pitches for clients. On this show, I share some of my secrets. I talk you through my framework, & give practical examples of each step.

Nov 02, 2017

Secrets to Storytelling (Part One) - 005

I want to share why I believe stories are so critical to business & speaking success. I also give you the essential ingredients great stories must have and practical examples.

Nov 02, 2017

Secrets to Storytelling (Part Three) - 009

Whether you’re speaking, writing copy, or a book, this can help you create emotion and make it entertaining and engaging for your audience - this episode is for you!

Dec 07, 2017

Technically Speaking! - 011

This week’s episode gives you tools and techniques to use to make your presentations scintillating and accessible for audiences, even if the information you’re sharing is highly technical.

Dec 21, 2017

Making Your TEDx Talk Memorable with Orlaith Carmody - 013

Orlaith Carmody has a wealth of experience around TEDx and speaking generally. In this show, we get the low down on how to make any talk you do linger in the memories of your audience

Jan 11, 2018

What's Your Big Idea? with Terri Trespicio  - 014

Terri speaks all over the USA, at a range of conferences and events, and was rated the #1 speaker at How Design Live in 2015. She also performs comedy regularly at clubs in New York City.

Jan 18, 2018

My TEDx Talk – The Good, The Bad & What I’d Do Differently Next Time - 015

This week’s episode brings together all the insight from my guests, & my own experience of TEDx, to give you a massive leg up to making your TEDx talk & achieve the results you want.

Jan 18, 2018

What is so funny...with Ashley Frieze - 016

In this episode, not only does Ashley take us behind the scenes of the life of a gigging comic, but shares some absolutely golden tips for how you can bring humour into your toolkit!

Jan 25, 2018

Humour 101 for Public Speaking – 019

Using humour as a speaker, sets you apart, and can build your career. Here, I share foundations of using humour in your speaking, the ingredients all jokes must have, and lots more.

Feb 08, 2018

Using Webinars and Workshops to Generate Leads and Sales – 020

If you’ve been considering doing a webinar, but you don’t know where to start, then this show is for you.

Feb 01, 2018

The Business of Speaking with Warren Knight - 021

Former Hip Hop dancer, Professional Speaker and Entreprenur, Warren Knight has a vision is to help 100,000 global businesses successfully sell more products and services by 2020.

Feb 08, 2018

My 8 Hacks for Mental Resilience and Getting What You Want - 024

I’m sharing my eight hacks for staying resilient in a world where it’s harder than ever not to compare, where noise and distractions are invading our space almost 24/7

Mar 01, 2018

How to Make Your Content Funny Without Forcing the Gag - 028

Most people are worried that using humour is risky, that it will sound forced, and that if they do a ‘joke’ and the audience doesn’t laugh, it will undermine their credibility...

Mar 29, 2018

How to Find Stories to Share in Your Talks, Teaching and Marketing Content - 033

I’m giving you several techniques for exploring your life, & unlocking your memories. I’m also giving you some examples of stories from my own life, how I would use them from different angles.

Apr 26, 2018

Universal Themes & Story Plots for Powerful Public Speaking & Marketing Content - 037

I’m going to share what I know about universal themes and story plots, and some examples of how you can use them practically in your public speaking and marketing content.

May 31, 2018

Five of The Best - 043

In this show, I’m sharing some of my best literary discoveries in the hope they’re useful to you too. They just might give you some food for thought, and maybe help you move forward faster.

Jul 19, 2018

The Productivity Ninja Speaks with Graham Allcott – 044

After founding his company Think Productive, Graham went on to write Productivity Ninja, which is a worldwide best seller. Today his team works with companies all over the world,

Jul 26, 2018

Apps, Hacks and Miracles – 045

I’ve also been trying stuff out this month, and so I thought I’d share some of my recent discoveries, and some of my tried and tested aids to increased productivity in my speaking, life and business.

Aug 02, 2018

Lifting the Curtain on Me and Facebook Live - 048

I decided to ask Brooke Hender, a cognitive hypnotherapist, to take a look at this issue with me, and I’m sharing what happened in this episode.

Aug 30, 2018

Framing Your Talks for Bigger Impact - 050

‘Framing’ - This concept is used in many art forms, and is basically another story, situation or structure that allows the original story to be told, or better understood by the audience.

Nov 22, 2021

How to Generate Leads in Your Speaking without Selling - 062

It is likely that you have previously been speaking at networking or corporate event, where it's not allowed, tactically sensible/appropriate to sell ‘overtly’. That's where this episode comes in...

Dec 13, 2018

My Top 10 Tips for Public Speaking Success in 2019 - 064

My top 10 tips for public speaking success; from mindset to performance - I believe that if you use them in your public speaking to increase your effectiveness as a speaker significantly.

Mar 14, 2019

The Shocking Truth About How to Open and Close Your Presentations - 065

As a public speaker people might say you have an advantage because you’ve got a captive audience for your presentation, but I don’t think that is true.

Mar 14, 2019

8 Tips for Managing Anxiety Around Public Speaking - 067

Someone contacted me for help two days before they were going to speak at an international conference to over 300 people. They were very scared and asked if I could give them some last-minute tips

Mar 28, 2019

How Intentional Movement Can Power Up Your Public Speaking Part One - 069

In order to realise your full potential and impact as a speaker, it’s important that you understand and harness the power of your body language and movement in your communication with an audience.

Mar 28, 2019

How Intentional Movement Can Power Up Your Public Speaking Part Two - 070

In order to realise your full potential and impact as a public speaker, it’s important that you understand and harness the power of your body language & movement in your communication with an audience

Apr 18, 2019

The Secret to Becoming a Public Speaker that Changes Lives - 072

This podcast holds the secret to helping you become a public speaker that is able to reach people and influence them to change their lives.

May 02, 2019

The Map to Greatness in Public Speaking - 073

In this podcast I share what I believe could be the secret to how you move from being a good speaker to a great one.

May 09, 2019

The Truth About What Matters Most in Public Speaking and How Sexy Talk Titles Fit In - 075

Learn the number one measure of success in public speaking, and how to create presentation titles that grab attention.

Jun 20, 2019

Seven Deadly Slide Sins and How to Avoid Them - 082

So many people lose the impact and message of their presentation because of the mistakes they are making with their slides.

Sep 05, 2019

The 4 Steps to Framework Success in Your Public Speaking - 083

Frameworks are brilliant for helping people understand, learn & remember new concepts, skills & knowledge. They also make teaching them much easier for you as a speaker too.

Sep 12, 2019

Five Insider Tips for Adding Humour to Your Stories - 084

It’s not necessary for a story to be humorous for it to be powerful but adding humour in the right places will definitely increase the impact of your public speaking.

Sep 19, 2019

The Art and Science of Successful Conversations - 196

Successful speaking, networking & marketing is about having great conversations with your audience. But how? That’s what this show is about.

Nov 11, 2021

How to Find the Big Moments of Your Talk - 085

As a speaker, you are a writer, director and performer and all these roles help bring your presentation to life.

Sep 26, 2019

Become a Message Led Speaker not a Robot - 087

In this podcast I'm debunking some public speaking myths peddled by some well known organisations that might be harming rather than helping you become a great speaker!

Oct 10, 2019

When Should You Change Your Presentation? - 089

When is it time to change up your message and your presentation? I believe the answer to this question relates to you becoming an in demand speaker, and that’s what this show is about!

Oct 24, 2019

Event Promotion & Increasing Your Odds of Being Booked to Speak - 090

Get tips on maximising your chances of getting booked to speak and what you can do as a speaker to support the event’s success.

Oct 31, 2019

Breaking Free from ‘Bad’ Stories - 091

'Bad' Stories can stop you from achieving your goals and dreams. So I'm sharing examples from my own life, and what I’ve done to break free so you can do the same too!

Nov 07, 2019

The Biggest Mistake in Pitching and Presenting and How to Avoid it! - 093

Your ability to get & keep attention is correlated to your success in pitching & presenting. That’s what this episode is all about.

Nov 21, 2019

Build Your Niche, Not Your Brand! - 094

Follow the crowd and you will get lost in it. More people are speaking than ever before and the big question is...how can you find your niche and stand out?

Nov 28, 2019

The Lowdown on Using Webinars to Deliver Your Message - 096

Public Speaking is not restricted to the stage, and webinars are increasingly used by speakers. That’s why in this episode I’m giving you webinar 101.

Dec 12, 2019

Two Must Have Skills for Powerful Public Speaking - 098

There are two critical skills that we need for public speaking success. Find out what they are, why they matter, and how to get good at them!

Dec 27, 2019

Getting Your Public Speaking Persona Right! - 103

Where does your personality fit in to your presentation style and how do you find out what your persona is? Answers on this show!

Jan 30, 2020

Bring in the Funny For More Money! - 105

Discover the humour tricks used to propel Dollar Shave Club and Squatty Potty to exponential sales growth, and how to apply them to your public speaking.

Feb 13, 2020

The Speaking Techniques Author Verla Fortier is Using to Make Sales Soar - 108

Speaking is a powerful tool for selling your idea, product or message. Here author Verla Fortier shares the speaking techniques working for her.

Mar 05, 2020

The Obstacle is the Way - 110

You may be facing obstacles and challenges you haven’t come across before, whatever the source, here I give you tools, ideas & inspiration to get through.

Mar 19, 2020

Stop Expectations Sabotaging Your Success - 114

The distinction between what is probable vs what is possible, creates different paths. One sabotages us, the other is followed by those who achieve success!

Apr 16, 2020

Is Your ‘Content Flow’ Causing Your Audience to Switch Off? - 118

Whether you’re doing a Facebook live or keynote speech, to keep your audience engaged you need to care about content flow and that’s what this is about.

May 14, 2020

Build Your Brand By Being an AWESOME Podcast Guest - 121

Doing podcast guest interviews helps you leverage one of the fastest growing mediums for sharing your message, and that's whar this show will help you do.

Jun 04, 2020

The Secrets to Getting More Leads When You Speak Online (Part One) - 123

This show, (the first in a 3-part series) will help you stand out, build your tribe and get more leads when you’re speaking online.

Jun 18, 2020

The Secrets to Getting More Leads When You Speak Online (Part Two) - 125

Get all your story questions answered so that you can start using them to stand out, begin building your tribe and to get more leads.

Jul 02, 2020

Storytelling. The Long and Short of It - 194

You have a limited amount of time to get your story across before their attention starts to wander. Here’s the why and what of keeping it brief.

Oct 28, 2021

The Secrets to Getting More Leads When You Speak Online (Part Three) - 127

I’m sharing the secret credo handed down for centuries that gives the blueprint for selling when you speak and where different story types fit in.

Jul 16, 2020

How to Gather and Leverage Testimonials to Grow Your Audience - 129

Testimonials are a powerful tool for turning leads into customers, that's why I'm giving you the lowdown on how to get them and leverage them!

Jul 29, 2020

Are You Missing Out On This Incredible Opportunity to Build Your Brand? - 131

Podcast interviews are a powerful way to share your message and build your brand. Get the lowdown on how to get started here.

Aug 13, 2020

Why You Need a Mission Message & How to Find Yours - 133

If you struggle to articulate and share your mission message in a way that others can relate and buy into then this show will help!

Aug 27, 2020

Have You Got The Most Desirable Attributes of a Great Speaker? - 135

There are two attributes of a speaker most wanted by audiences and speakers alike. This show covers what they are and how to know if you have them!

Sep 10, 2020

The Keys to Becoming a Compelling Force When You Speak - 137

Speaking on stage/online, gives you a big opportunity to become an influencer & this show will give you tips on how to make the most of that.

Sep 24, 2020

Mind These Gaps to Avoid Losing Your Audience - 139

In this show I tackle some of the less obvious traps that you can fall into when you’re speaking, which can kill your presentation stone dead

Oct 08, 2020

Where are You on the Path to Speaking Success? - 140

Discover the assets, skills and experience you need to become a high impact speaker, to pinpoint where you are on the path to success.

Oct 15, 2020

Why You Should Stop Listening to this Podcast - 142

Learning can help you grow or can become a trap, deceiving you into thinking you’re moving forward when you’re just standing still!

Oct 29, 2020

How to Captivate the Room When You’re Networking on Zoom - 144

Networking on Zoom is here to stay, so it’s time to let go of the past, utilise some advantages Zoom offers & level up your online pitching.

Nov 12, 2020

Do You Need to KonMari Your Mind? - 146

Have you got the right things packed in your mind to help you successfully navigate to your desired destination... or are your beliefs holding you back?

Nov 26, 2020

Your Internal GPS to Success - 148

Quite often we’re unaware of why we’re stuck or struggling. But we have an inbuilt GPS to success, that’s will guide us to the right path.

Dec 10, 2020

2020 Top 10 Speaking Questions Asked and Answered - 150

In 2020 I’ve gathered your top 10 public speaking Q's & in this show I’m answering them. A quick fire overview to get you moving in the right direction.

Dec 24, 2020

12 Pitching Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them - 153

You often get just one shot at success with your elevator pitch. That's why in this show I'm sharing the potential pitfalls for you to avoid.

Jan 14, 2021

The Seven Sins of Storytelling - 155

Those who tell the stories rule the world’ - Here’s my take on the 7 storytelling sins, to help you wield this magical tool more powerfully.

Jan 28, 2021

Six Reasons You Should Make Speaking Your Number One Marketing Tool This Year - 157

The pandemic has changed the business landscape and to win in this new world you need to embrace speaking as your No.1 marketing tool.

Feb 11, 2021

Can You Make Boring Subjects Sexy? - 160

If you think your topic is too boring to share. Think again! Here I show you tools that will enable you to make boring subjects sexy!

Mar 04, 2021

The 4 Step Formula for Smashing Interview Presentations! - 162

If you want to climb the career ladder, you'll need these 4 steps that will show you how to prepare for interview presentation success!

Mar 18, 2021

Unblock the Dam and Set Your Stories Free! - 164

In this show I want to shift the barriers that stop you from leveraging the power of your stories in your speaking and marketing.

Apr 01, 2021

Stop Sabotaging and Start Soaring! - 165

Great speakers give talks that are natural, inspiring, compelling & engaging. Here I’m sharing what will hinder and help you do the same.

Apr 08, 2021

The Lowdown on Ums, Ahhs and Filler Words and Why Worrying About Them Could be Sabotaging Your Speaking - 168

In this episode I’m sharing why we use filler words when we speak, whether it matters & why worrying about them could be costing you a lot!

Apr 29, 2021

How to Avoid Drowning Your Future in the Well of Intention - 170

Are there areas of your life & business that make you unhappy? I hope to give you insight into what to change to make what you want happen.

May 13, 2021

Shifting from Awkward to Awesome in Public Speaking (Part 1) - 172

The brief - In less than 60 minutes, can you share ‘How to Nail Public Speaking’. The Result - this two-part series.

May 27, 2021

Shifting from Awkward to Awesome in Public Speaking (Part 2) - 173

The brief - In less than 60 minutes, can you share ‘How to Nail Public Speaking’. The Result - this two-part series.

Jun 03, 2021

The Key Thing You Need to Become an In Demand Speaker & Change Maker - 176

What have Brene Brown, Simon Sinek and Captain America got in common? Find out how to have the impact you want as a thought leader.

Jun 24, 2021

Why You Need to Go Beyond ‘Understanding’ Your Audience - 178

Want your audience to think, feel and/or do something different? You need your talk to get under their skin - that’s what this show’s about.

Jul 08, 2021

Tips for Remembering Your Talk - 180

Would you like your message to be more focused & remember your talks, webinar, podcast or ‘lives’ better? That’s what this show is all about.

Jul 22, 2021

Level Up Your Lives With These Nine Tips - 183

This ‘essentials checklist’ will help you go live with intention & impact, so you’re building followers, not aimlessly chatting to your pet

Aug 12, 2021

Why You Need A Signature Sign Off - 185

It’s important to have a powerful, punchy and memorable way of sharing how you add value and that’s what this show is all about.

Aug 26, 2021

Best Of: The 4 Steps to Framework Success in Your Public Speaking -  187

If you create a framework that underpins your product, idea or service, it can inspire you and accelerate your success.

Sep 09, 2021

The Cold Hard Truth About Becoming a Successful Speaker - 188

The benefits of becoming a successful speaker are massive, and in this show I want to share what it really takes to get there.

Sep 16, 2021

Why We Need to Treat Our Audience Like Ebenezer Scrooge -  189

Here, I’m sharing the dynamics of change and one powerful tool that will help you influence and lead change in your audiences.

Sep 23, 2021

The Top 5 Reasons Your Speaking Isn’t Having the Impact You Want! - 190

I’m sharing the top 5 speaking mistakes for you to avoid, and what you should be doing instead to create a signature talk that rocks.

Sep 30, 2021