The Qualities of a Good Opening – Episode 092

The Qualities of a Good Opening 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 092 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss the qualities of a good opening and how it can affect the rest of your speech.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The opening is the only chance to make your audience want to hear what you have to say 
  • The purpose of the opening is to make a connection with the audience 
  • The opening is a chance for you to develop rapport 

Featuring Brian Holmes – Episode 091

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The Four Stages of Successful Transition 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 91 Ken Davis brings back Brian Holmes from the Strategic Leader podcast to discuss the strategic point in his life that he met us and to describe the four stages of successful transition.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The four stages of successful transition – discontent, disconnect, reconnaissance, re-engagement 
  • How discontent allows us to recognize that something new is available
  • That transition is a long process that can be painful, but necessary

Featuring Kathy Koch – Episode 090

Affirming Your Audience and How to Create Effective Presentation Notes

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 090 Ken Davis talks to Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., Kathy Koch.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why you should complement your audience for being attentive and making eye contact
  • The four questions you should always ask yourself about your audience
  • About half the audience thinks first – the other half feels first 

What You Need to Know to Negotiate – Episode 089

 

What You Need to Know to Negotiate

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 089 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss negotiation and the importance of believing in the value you put on your speaking. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • To put a value on your product and believe in it’s worth
  • That you must be willing to say “no”
  • The importance of having a buffer between you and the negotiations

Featuring Cliff Ravenscraft – Episode 088

Why Every Speaker Should Have a Podcast

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 088 Ken Davis brings back Cliff Ravenscraft to explain why every speaker should have a podcast.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why a speaker should utilize a podcast to continue using their voice to communicate their message
  • That 1/3 of the adult American population listens to podcasts
  • How a podcast creates exposure for you and builds trust with your audience 

Notes Part 2: An Outline Overview – Episode 087

Notes Part 2: An Outline Overview

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 087 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue discussing the role notes should play in your speaking career.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • An overview of how your outline should look 
  • A breakdown of the components of your outline
  • The incredible importance of practicing on your feet out loud

Notes Part 1: Should You Use Them? – Episode 086

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Notes Part 1: Should You Use Them?

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 086 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss the role notes should play in your speaking career.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • When you should “manuscript” your talk
  • What notes you should bring on stage
  • How an outline can sharpen your focus

How to Handle the Unexpected – Episode 085

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How to Handle the Unexpected

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 085 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss how to handle the unexpected in your speaking career.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How to avoid a distracting background
  • How to handle disruptive people in the audience
  • What to do when technology glitches

Featuring Kristi Overton Johnson – Episode 084

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Being Faithful in the Little Things and the Importance of Authenticity

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 084 Ken Davis talks to world-famous water skier, Kristi Overton Johnson.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The valuable lessons she learned water skiing at such a young age
  • The importance of continuous learning – constant improvement
  • Be faithful in the little things – take every opportunity you’re given

Featuring Michael Hyatt – Episode 083

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Learning How to Clarify Your Priorities and Live the Life You Want

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 083 Ken Davis brings Michael Hyatt back to discuss Michael’s latest book, Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That you’re going to leave a legacy, you just have to decide what kind of legacy you’re going to leave
  • To decide what is most important to you – you must have a clear set of priorities
  • When you say yes to something, you have to say no to something else