Speaking Of Speaking

Speaking Of Speaking

This is Speaking of Speaking! The podcast giving you quick tips and tools to take you from stage fright to spotlight. This podcast gives you an inside look from the world of public speaking and the speaking secrets you need to be bold from the stage, no matter what business you’re in. Your host Carl Richards has spent more than 25 years behind the microphone entertaining and influencing audiences on various stages across north America. He's a best selling author, Podcast Strategist, a former TedX Speaker and emcee, and the founder of Carl Speaks. After generating over $1,000,000- from speaking, Carl helps entrepreneurs and influencers find their voice, speak with confidence and grow thriving and profitable businesses.


January 24, 2023 9 min

We kicked off a 5 part series based on the theme, 'I just got back from a trip to Cuba!' Last time we identified how people play an integral part of your stories. Some key key take aways were:

#1 Give a name (Don't know it, make one up!)
#2 Cite a real situation (needs to be believable!)
#3 Give a 'why'

In today's episode we continue the Cuban journey. And the story telling journey. It's all about History. T...

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Have you ever noticed how some speakers hit the mark every single time, while others struggle to make a point and gain the trust of their audience? Ever wondered why that is?

So much of what we do in the speaking world is share our ideas, thoughts, feelings. What we sometimes fail to share clearly is our stories. We water them down by leaving parts out, or just simply skim over and expect people to fill in the blanks. It would be l...

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What does it take to build a six figure business? Or nudge closer to seven figures? Well, courage, determination, systems, a team and, as we'll learn from Carl's guest today, a simple webcam. (Yes, you can do A LOT with just your webcam!)

Gary Rogers has been a professional speaker for over 50 years. He is also a former executive in the television production/motion picture industry. Gary has produced TV commercials, Infomerc...

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December 30, 2022 13 min

First off, I'd be remiss if I didn't thank my team. When this podcast launched back in 2019, I wasn't sure where it would take me. So, I, Carl Richards thank them for their support. I also thank YOU for being along on the journey. I'm so excited for where this show is going to go in 2023 and beyond!  And with that in mind,

You know, it's very cool to FINALLY be full time in my business. I get to choose the clien...

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As speakers and coaches we are often told to ASK QUESTIONS! Yet, there's a step missing. It's not the asking questions that's a crucial part of your presentation or sales call, it's asking the RIGHT questions!  Carl's guest today is leading expert in knowing how to assess what questions to ask to maximize sales and overall impact on yoru business! 

Catharine O'Leary is an economist, entrepreneur, and investor...

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Most seasoned speakers and speaker trainers will tell you, you only have 10-15 seconds to really grab the attention of your audience. The same is true with clients visit your website...you don't have much time to hook them! Carl's guest today shares his knowledge and expertise on how to engage your website visitors within seconds of them landing on your site...and why that's critical to your business! 

James is an accomp...

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There is a science to everything, and that includes business, marketing, advertising and speaking. Going agains the so called science can have an adverse affect on your success rate. But not everything can be put under a microscope and measured...or can it?  Carl's guest today has been playing with the 'science of business' using technology and for very good reason: to create a no fail way to kick ass marketing. He'...

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Speaking and Leadership go together like hand in glove. As a matter of fact many organizations offer training and facilitation in both as they are so closely paired. Today's guest has figured out a 6 step method to brining leadership to the for-front, but no just for leadership. For speaking and over all business development.

Rich Russakoff is an Internationally Renowned Speaker, Serial Entrepreneur, Author & Coach of 7 EY ...

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Carl's guest today has quite a story to share...it's not only helped speakers deal with anxiety, it's saved lives! 

As a suicide ideation survivor, over time and with the use of multiple resources, ‘The Butterfly Method' was created to take a person from feeling overwhelmed and despairing to hope in the time of a bathroom break. The Butterfly Method utilizes Stop Therapy, Deep Breathing, Mantra, Progressive Relaxatio...

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Have you ever noticed that the attitudes and communication styles of CEO's is different from most other individuals? It's not by accident. And most likely those same driven CEO's have been through the struggles and challenges that you have been through...or are going through!

The concepts today's guest will be sharing apply not only to business, but also to the speaking world as well. There is an old saying that say...

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Quite often people will joke about having a magnetic personality. Well it truly is a thing. We all have it. And it can serve us as much as it can harm us. Why is this important to your speaking?  At the end of the day, when we speak we want to not only win over our audience, we also want to influence in a positive way...and not just by chance. Not just once, consistently, every time you take the stage! So, how do you tap into that ...

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When speaking a lot of things matter:  Words, stage presence, gestures, body language, facial expressions and of course voice. One thing that's often overlooked by speakers and those who train speakers is energy, and how that energy can adversely affect the outcome of your talk. On today's show, Carl is joined by a fellow speaker trainer who reaches deep into that energy and highlights how to channel it to your advantage, e...

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It's our 100th Episode! 
Thanks for all of your support along the way! For this celebration, we follow up with a guest we met and chatted with last year...and get the update on his revolutionary audio platform!

Where do you go when you want to see a video tutorial on how to bake a cake? YouTube!
Where do you go to check out the latest video of your favourite band? If you said YouTube, you'd be right again!  Where do you go t...

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We've heard the expression that when you fail, fail forward.  For today's guest his belief is the word FAIL means For All I've Learned.  And in 49 years he's learned A LOT...and he's here to unbundle it with you to help drive your business and your speaking to higher levels. 

Robert Butwin grew up in a family of successful business people and self-made millionaires.  Early in his business life he made a crucial d...

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Difficult conversations are, well?...difficult!  Whether they are conversations you're having with family, friends, colleagues, employees, OR even talks you give on stage (virtual and physical).  What's the best way to go about having those difficult conversations? Today's guest has years of experience and shares her insights...and some success stories that stemmed from difficult conversations! 

Hilda Gan is the Founder ...

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We've all had to face some sort of adversity to get to where we are. Whether it's a stage or a podcast, it's a journey...and everyone's road is different. Today's guest is no exception. His journey has been the focus of podcasts,  talks on various stages as well as courses he's created. He's about to launch his book, and today Lance Essihos shares how to go from that place of adversity, step into authent...

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Speaking and stories go together link hand in glove. What is the story you're telling?  Are you pushing the envelope?  Are you telling the story that brings out your authentic self? Carl's guest today shares experiences that some speakers would shy away from...and it's massively impacted her business and her life!

Vasavi Kumar is the outspoken host of the Say It Out Loud Podcast, upcoming author of the Say It Out Loud b...

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The quickest, most effective way to grow your business, brand and elevate your credibility is to speak. Whether that be on stage, on podcasts, or in networking meetings, folks connect more with you when you share your message with them.  For a lot of business professionals, the fear of speaking or stage fright keeps them stuck...in some cases, paralyzing them from achieving their biggest business goals! Today's guest helps brea...

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In my career as a broadcaster, podcaster and speaker I've been blessed with the opportunity to have some amazing conversations with some very skilled and worldly individuals. They've all shared their stories, their passions, and how they're making changes to leave behind a legacy. Today's guest is no exception.  Eddie Rice has been speaking and helping people with their speeches for ages! One thing that I liked abou...

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So excited about this special crossover episode with Katherine Burrows to give you a sneak peek about the FREE collaborative workshop we're offering Tuesday, May 10, 2022, from noon to 1:30 pm eastern time!

Register here: https://e.sparxo.com/5-Myths-To-PodcastBook-Launch

Please reach out to either of us if you have any questions. Our contact info is below.

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