Beyond Busy Podcast: Telling Your Story with Sarah Archer - 204
This week, the tables have turned and I'm the one answering questions on Graham Allcott’s Beyond Busy podcast.
I was chuffed to be a guest on this great show and to share a bit more about my life and experiences relating to speaking, performance, storytelling and my time in the corporate world.
I talk about the time I was failing in my corporate job and the valuable life lesson I learned. How I manage my expectations around success for my comedy shows and plays.
The big mistake people make around selling a change, idea, products and services and what’s important for a great elevator pitch.
Plus I’m sharing my views on authenticity, overcoming fear, storytelling, and much more.
What you’ll learn:
- What it’s like taking shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
- What happened when I only had one person in the audience.
- How I deal with the nerves and feelings of vulnerability that can arise when I’m performing solo shows or my own plays.
- Why you need to detach your identity from your work.
- A process for looking and managing the thoughts that come up for us when we put ourselves and our ideas out there.
- Where the fear of public speaking comes from.
- What the ‘anxiety gap’ is and how we can manage it.
- Things you can do to increase your confidence around public speaking.
- What makes a good elevator pitch.
- The four questions people want answered before they will say ‘yes’.
- How to make mundane things exciting for people.
- The big mistake people make with their message.
- Why stories are so powerful.
- Why I thought authenticity was important enough to do a TEDx talk on.
- What you need to do when something unexpected happens when you’re speaking.
- What success means to me.
- Why it’s important to compartmentalize work and life.
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