A Live Look at the Process of Writing Comedy with John Branyan – Episode 132

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A Live Look at the Process of Writing Comedy with John Branyan

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 132 John Branyan and Ken Davis work through an exercise from his comedy writing course, Comedy Creation 101

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The first three steps of John’s course, Comedy Creation 101
  • How to use words as placeholders for ideas
  • About the way a comic’s brain works

Principles of Preparing for an Interview – Episode 131

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Principles of Preparing for an Interview

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 131 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss important principles to remember when preparing for an interview. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why you should promote only your latest project
  • The benefit of sending information ahead of time to the host
  • How to keep the host from unintentionally hijacking the interview

Generation Ziglar Featuring James McLamb & Matt Rush – Episode 130

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Generation Ziglar: Equipping Young Adults to Impact Future Generations

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 130 Ken Davis talks to James McLamb and Matt Rush about Generation Z – a program empowering youth to spread Zig Ziglar’s message of hope to their peers.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That youth are the best people to speak to youth
  • The crisis youth are facing today
  • The importance of having the ability to connect 

Get Away and Get Ahead – The Importance of Preparation – Episode 129

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Get Away and Get Ahead – The Importance of Preparation

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 129 Ken Davis talks to us about the importance of preparation using a “get away and get ahead” philosophy. 

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why you must get away with the specific intent to prepare a presentation 
  • How to use your time away to get ahead by 3 or 4 presentations
  • That even if you’re not preparing a new message every week, you can still refine your existing content

Comedy Creation 101 Featuring John Branyan – Episode 128

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Comedy Creation 101 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 128 John Branyan joins us to discuss his level one comedy writing course, Comedy Creation 101

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That words are placeholders for ideas
  • There is no such thing as a single idea
  • That thinking is the first step in writing comedy

Featuring Paula Wallace – Episode 127

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Preparing with Purpose: Using SCORRE™ to Prepare for a Live Talk Show Discussion

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 127 Ken Davis talks to Author, Speaker, and Certified Life Coach, Paula Wallace, about using the SCORRE™ method when preparing for her live TV show, Bloom Today.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How to use SCORRE™ to prepare for a live Talk Show discussion
  • The importance of focusing on your primary message 
  • How knowing your one “ugly sentence” allows you to talk conversationally and still stay on topic

Featuring Patrick Coffin – Episode 126

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The Importance of Reading and the Journey of a Speaker and the Audience

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 126 Ken Davis talks to Author and Speaker, Patrick Coffin, about the journey you as a speaker take and the journey you invite the audience to take along with you.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Sometimes the simpler the story, the longer the impact lasts
  • Strategies to help you move forward when discussing tough topics
  • The importance of reading

Featuring Paul Johnson – Episode 125

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Taking Action During the Transitions in Your Life

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 125 Ken Davis talks to speaker, podcaster, and all around renaissance man, Paul Johnson of The God Zone Show.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • About navigating the changes of seasons in life 
  • Taking risks is necessary to experience new opportunities
  • How to not lose stuff when it’s in a bucket

How to Speak to Youth – Episode 124

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Effective Ways to Engage a Youth Audience

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 124 Ken Davis gives clues to speaking to youth effectively. 

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That speaking to youth is different than speaking to adults
  • Tips on structuring a presentation that will most effectively engage a youth audience
  • Practical ideas to keep the attention of youth

Featuring CPA Professional Rob Corne – Episode 123

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Do Your Business Right: A CPA Professional Gives Practical Advice for Setting Up a Safe Business Model. 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 123 Ken Davis talks to CPA Rob Corne of Corne Jantz & Associates

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why getting the business and accounting side set up right from the beginning is essential for being successful in the long run. 
  • The importance of choosing the right corporate entity. 
  • Practical tips to avoid unnecessary attention from auditors