Voices of Experience

Voices of Experience

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July 7, 2020 25 min
Setting up basic lighting for virtual presentations is simple, but how do you make sure you really stand out? Should you use a green screen or just your office? Do you need a huge lighting set up? Where should you position yourself on the camera? If you're feeling overwhelmed, we've got you covered. Speaker and photographer Jeffrey Shaw is with us this week sharing how you can set up your ideal background for your online en...
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June 30, 2020 19 min
Right now, most of us are learning the best ways to move to virtual presentations. While selecting and setting up your camera, mic, and lighting are usually straight forward, how comfortable are you with changing formats? Don't panic; you're not in completely uncharted waters. Audrey Thomas, CSP, is here this week to discuss everything from planning for the new format to setting up your pricing structure. Plus, NSA members ...
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June 23, 2020 22 min
Even if you're not a comedian or a humorist, adding humor to your presentations can be a powerful skill in connecting to your audience and keeping their attention. But using humor at the wrong time, or approaching the wrong subjects can have disastrous results. This week Avish Parashar, CSP, is with us discussing how to add humor to your presentations and how you can come up with more funny ideas and practice your humor right n...
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June 16, 2020 21 min
Are you unsure lately of what to say in your marketing materials and presentations in a rapidly changing environment? It's an important time to stop and consider everything you're saying. This week, Kim Davis, a former on-air news anchor and news manager of broadcast and print journalism, is on Voices of Experience to guide you through planning your communication strategy.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone....
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As speakers, we have the power and obligation to use the platform to help people. So how can you help right now? This week, Glen Guyton and Tony Chatman, CSP, join us on Voices of Experience to discuss how speakers can be thought leaders and offer clients solutions and ideas to lead them through this painful time.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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June 2, 2020 23 min
How do you keep your audience's attention, especially now that they have everything in their home to distract them (hello pets, laundry, kids, the comfortable chair that's great for naps)? It's time to introduce some games to your presentations to keep everyone on their toes and off their phones. This week's episode features Rob Ferre who brings a wealth of knowledge about keeping your audience engaged and entertain...
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May 26, 2020 16 min
Are you good at talking to strangers? As a professional speaker, you'd think so, but do your clients and prospects clearly understand you? Do you have a goal and a plan to make sure you make your point and that the recipient clearly understands it? If you're not confidently answering yes, this episode is for you. Join Bruce Turkel, CPAE, and Ross Bernstein, CSP discussing concise communications leveraging testimonials.  Lea...
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May 19, 2020 23 min
You have years of experience, an important message, and excellent speaking skills. How do you convey that to your potential clients? How do you make sure you're still relevant and your visual brand accurately portrays what you stand for? Look no further than this episode of Voices of Experience with Marilyn Sherman, CSP, CPAE, and Sylvie di Giusto, CSP.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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May 12, 2020 18 min
We're all facing a lot of uncertainty right now. While we can't change what's going on, we can make a plan on how we can handle the challenges for our businesses and our lives. This week Jennifer Elder, CPA, CMA, CIA, CFF, CGMA, CSP, and Ann McNeill join us on Voices of Experience to discuss creating a strategic plan for your business (don't worry, it doesn't have to be as complicated as you think), and setting ...
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May 5, 2020 21 min
If meetings aren't postponed lately, they're moving online, but that doesn't mean you can't run a profitable event! This week, Ramon Ray, CSP, is back to discuss how he secured digital sponsors for his upcoming online event. Plus, Susan Frew shares about working in your speaking niche, and how your previous non-speaking careers can help you grow your business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adc...
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April 28, 2020 22 min
Even in the best of times, it's difficult to find your focus and come up with innovative ideas. Instead of struggling to find the ideas, take a moment to listen to how some NSA pros tackle the process. First, Erin O'Neil shares how she finds her X Factor (plus NSA members can access a handout on doing it themselves), followed by Bill Stainton, CSP, CPAE, discussing how he makes sure his presentations are innovative every ti...
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April 21, 2020 26 min
We're all switching to virtual events and recorded video right now, and you probably have a lot of questions. Instead of spending hours trying to find the best answers, take it from this week's guest Brian Fanzo who has delivered more than 3600 virtual presentations (don't you wish you could sleep as little as he does?). If you have questions about equipment setup, adjust your presentation to a virtual stage, and softwa...
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April 14, 2020 19 min
Your ideas are powerful. Your presentation skills are perfect. And your books are on point. But what physical products do you sell? (you better not say CDs)? If you have an inventor mindset, want create another revenue stream, or you're just tired of saying "I thought of that three years ago," this week's episode with Hey Mic! and SpeakerFlow creator Julie Holmes is perfect for you! Learn more about your ad choices....
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April 7, 2020 20 min
How can you partner with associations, especially right now during the uncertainty everyone is feeling during the COVID-19 pandemic? This week, Susan Robertson, CAE, who was recently appointed President and CEO of ASAE, is on Voices of Experience with so much knowledge and free resources to help guide you in effectively working with your association partners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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March 31, 2020 18 min
There are a lot of reasons to feel afraid right now, but how can you turn those fears into ways to do better in your business or at home? How are you strengthening relationships with clients and business partners? Michelle Poler and Matt Ward are on voices of experience this week with insights you need face your fears and create better relationships. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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March 24, 2020 33 min
Do you stand out from other speakers? Are you known for a specific topic that you dominate? Are your courses designed in a way that encourages success for your clients? If you can't answer "Yes!" to each of these questions, this week's episode is for you! Scott McKain, CSP, CPAE, and Simon Baily, CSP, CPAE, join us this week to share their experience on becoming iconic speakers and course-designing pros. Plus, Carol...
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March 17, 2020 22 min
How do you measure the success of each of your engagements? Is it the attendee evaluations? Comments from the meeting planner? For Andrew Davis, it's how many referral he got within 72 hours of his speech. This week, Andrew shares what he does to increase his referrals and why you should to. Plus, Beth Ziesenis, CSP, is back to share her association secret knowledge, and Jim Pancero, CSP, CPAE, shares how you can help the NSA F...
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March 10, 2020 21 min
Do you want to be an in-demand international speaker? Do you want to speak for associations, but are wondering if discounting your fee is the right move? Well this is the episode for you! This week, Helen Turnbull, PhD, CSP, Global Speaking Fellow, explains how she started her international speaking career and many of the factors you need to consider to starts yours. Then, Beth Ziesenis, CSP, sheds some light on the world of associ...
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March 3, 2020 20 min
Making time for yourself while you're on the road, traveling from conference to conference isn't always easy, but it's not impossible. Tracy Stuckrath and Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP, CPAE, are on VOE this week to discuss healthy eating tips for both yourself and event attendees, and how to balance your time between family, fitness, faith, and finances. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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February 25, 2020 19 min
What do you do when you're not selected for a speaking gig? Are you saving information about your prospective clients and setting reminders to follow up next year? What are you doing to provide greater value (and more money) from your clients after you get off the stage? If you're serious about the business of speaking, this episode is for you. First, Shawn Rhodes and Max Warren discuss how they manage thousands of leads, a...
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