Featuring Joel Smith – Episode 082

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How to Film Yourself – Tips and Tricks for Beginners 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 082 Ken Davis talks to Joel Smith of Comprehensive Media, Inc. about video production. 

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • The minimum equipment you need as a speaker who is just starting out 
  • The importance of using landscape mode when filming with your iPhone
  • Minimizing distraction – keeping it simple in photography and videography 

Featuring Carrie Wilkerson – Episode 081

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How to Overcome Your Fears and Monetize Your Skills

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 081 Ken Davis talks to the Barefoot Executive, Carrie Wilkerson.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That you can be scared and broke, or afraid and well-paid
  • How Carrie learned to function fearful
  • That every decision is a positive or negative decision towards your goal

Featuring Daren Streblow – Episode 080

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Creating Comedy from Scratch

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 080 Ken Davis talks to friend and fellow comedian, Daren Streblow, about creating comedy from scratch.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • To take note of what strikes you, what stirs you.
  • Is it relatable? Is there an emotional connection?
  • That sometimes an everyday frustration can be the inspiration for a comedy bit.

How Do I Move from Where I am Now, to Where I am Going? – Episode 079

How Do I Move from Where I am Now, to Where I am Going?

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 079 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss a listener comment regarding making the transition from a full time corporate position to a full time speaker.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Start where you are – how can you leverage your current position?
  • Use the non-paying opportunities to craft your presentations
  • The vital importance of a great web presence as a speaker

How to See Your Audience

Episcopal priest Ian Cron proves an important point about people who preach:

Unlike speakers who give one speech, over and over, at locations all over the country, ministers of the gospel have to come up with something new each week.

The ones who do it well remember an important truth: greatness as a speaker doesn’t depend solely on the content you present. It depends, too, on whether we assess, diffuse, involve, and love each audience.

If we’re going to be great speakers, we’ve got to do what Ian does.

Featuring Bill Graybill – Episode 078


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How Communication is Vital in Conflict Resolution

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 078 Ken Davis talks to Bill Graybill of Peace Mentors about the importance of communication within your team.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How communication is essential to keep a team healthy
  • The most common source of conflict that breaks relationships
  • What causes resistance to work towards conflict resolution

Featuring Joshua Straub – Episode 077

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Balancing Your Work, Your Family and Your Soul

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 077 Ken Davis talks to Joshua Straub about how to balance your family life along with your work life.

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • The importance of inviting your spouse in to what you’re doing
  • Fame, freedom and finances – you cannot have all three at the same time
  • Being aware of who is giving you counsel, do their values align with your values?

Can You Hear Me Now?

I spoke once at a school in New York whose students were so misbehaved that the school hired guards to stand by during convocation programs.

The guards stood around the room, into which about a thousand students filed while I prepared to speak. The event host warned that an astronaut had spoken a couple of weeks earlier, and the students behaved so badly that he couldn’t finish his speech.

“Don’t expect great things here,” the host said.

Look! Listen! Like! The Importance of a Carefully Crafted Vocabulary – Episode 076

Look! Listen! Like! The Importance of a Carefully Crafted Vocabulary

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 076 Ken Davis and Matt Brady talk (read: rant) about why you should choose your words carefully.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • About words in our current culture that are barriers to good communication
  • That the misuse of the word “like” can be a major distraction
  • The cultural norms are not our measure of good communication

Featuring Derrick Tennant – Episode 075

Turning Obstacles into Opportunities and the Power of Generosity

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 075 Derrick Tennant joins Ken Davis to discuss how you can turn obstacles in business and in life, into opportunities.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How Derrick overcame major life changing brain trauma
  • That there is always someone who will be worse off than you, and someone better off than you
  • You don’t need money to be generous