Episode 001: Welcome to the Art and Business of Public Speaking!

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 001 we tell you what this podcast is all about. Ken Davis, your host, and Brian Scheer, your cohost, offer three takeaways that will take your next speech, or the next step in your career, to the next level.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why preparation is key, and why you absolutely must know what the first words out of your mouth will be and what the last words out of your mouth will be before ​you step on the stage
  • The importance of setting up the right speaking environment
  • Why a passionate stage presence is essential to your speaking career

Resources in this episode:

SCORRE™ Conference
Launch Conference

Link to the transcript:

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16 thoughts on “Episode 001: Welcome to the Art and Business of Public Speaking!

  1. AWESOME! I am very excited about this podcast. This is exactly the season of my life I am entering as I prepare to write and speak on the message I am preparing. Thank you so much for sharing your vast experience. Many blessings!
    Visalia, CA

    • Great to hear, Terry! We’re excited for you to listen to the show! New episodes will air every Tuesday so stay tuned! 🙂

    • Hey Brad! Sorry about that! It is going to take a little while to show up in iTunes. Our apologies! But you can listen to the episode right here in the post, download it or click on the RSS feed and listen to it in your podcast app on your iphone! Let me know if I can help in any other way! Thanks for listening!

  2. I cannot tell you how THRILLED I am to hear this. Dynamic Communicators has not only helped me, but has helped countless numbers of my students compete at the highest levels of speech competition. You’ve done great work, Ken, and I’m sure this will quickly be my favorite podcast. (And Brian sounds WAY better on a podcast than he thinks.)

    • Hi Scott! So glad to hear that! We sure will – the episodes will air every Tuesday. Episode 002 will air tomorrow!

  3. Excellent first offering Ken and Brian! Ken, I met you at Dan Miller’s Sanctuary in 2014. You gave us all a copy of Secrets of Dynamic Communications and you signed mine. I got a lot of great information from that book so I’m already a fan. Love this podcast so I’ll subscribe. I have a book and I have a message, I’m sure you two will help me deliver it to the world!

    • Clark – I’m so glad you enjoyed the first episode and how fantastic that you’ve already read Secrets of Dynamic Communication! Thanks so much for your comment!

  4. Hey guys, am I correct in thinking that you don’t stand behind a podium, but instead a lectern?

    Last thing, when you click on Brian’s link above, and it takes you to http://www.thefrontlinegroup.com, the site looks broken:

    [camera_slider wide=”yes” auto_advance=”no” navigation=”no” navigationHover=”no” loader=”none” transEffect=”0″ effect=”simpleFade”] [camera_slide image_url=”http://www.tflg.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/sioux_falls_diag.jpg” description=”Focus on what only you can do. We handle the rest.” effect=”moveFromRight”] [camera_slide image_url=”http://www.tflg.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/sioux_falls_diag.jpg” description=”Focus on what only you can do. We handle the rest.” effect=”moveFromRight”][/camera_slider]

    • Hey Joseph! Hmmm I think podium and lectern are synonymous. Tomatoes Tomahhhtoes. 🙂 Looks like you clicked on Brian’s link at the exact moment the site was being worked on. It is fully functional now!

      Thanks for commenting!

  5. As a missionary speaker who has spoken engagingly to groups of over 1000, I am thrilled to come across this series. I have had no coaching, done no reading, but I am hungry as a bear in April to learn. Moreover, I am totally clueless re the business side of things, having always spoken for a donation and the hopes of ongoing missionary support. Having accomplished part of my life’s mission in planting cross-cultural churches, I now look forward this new chapter, part of which includes an itinerant ministry to tweens, teens, and those who wish they still were. Thanks for being here. SCORRE is high on my goals list.

    • Manfred, Thank you so much for your comment – we are thrilled to hear this!! We would certainly love to see you at a future SCORRE™ Conference. Please contact us if you we can ever be of any assistance!