Crazy Good Talks

Crazy Good Talks

In this podcast we help growth-oriented financial advisors, leaders, sales professionals and experts stand out and own the room every time they speak. Deirdre will empower you to grab and keep the attention of any audience, live or virtual, make emotional connections with your listeners, and inspire them to take action. Join us on this journey where Deirdre will empower you to become a more confident presenter and knock it out of the park when you speak.

Episodes

September 22, 2021 22 min
During a virtual presentation, one of the most difficult tasks can be keeping the energy moving and your audience engaged throughout the entire presentation.  It’s time to relieve yourself of “virtual fatigue”; keep your audience AND yourself energized during your next presentation! In part two of this mini-series, Deirdre Van Nest reveals the rest of … Continue reading 18. Got “Virtual Fatigue”? A 4-Part Formula for Keeping Your A...
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Energy and the internet can be a tough combo for any speaker.  That’s why keeping the energy moving during your virtual presentations is THE key to engaging your audience. In this episode, Deirdre Van Nest reveals her go-to formula for getting and KEEPING an audience’s attention during virtual presentations. Use this formula so that YOU … Continue reading 17. Got “Virtual Fatigue”? A 4-Part Formula for Keeping Your Audience AND You...
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Are you struggling to create a clear brand message? One a 10-year old can understand?  No matter how long you’ve been in business, messaging is tough! Especially if you’re not a professional marketer.  In this episode, Deirdre Van Nest gets solutions from Casey Fuerst, the owner of Tic Tac Toe Marketing and a StoryBrand Certified … Continue reading 16. 7 Steps To Creating a Clear Brand Message That Turns Prospects Into Clients With...
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Do you have a book inside you that’s aching to get out? Of course you do! Well, you’re in luck because the Crazy Good Talks® Blueprint will give you the guidance and structure to write it. In this episode, Deirdre Van Nest is joined by Ross Marino CFP®, the founder and chief executive officer at … Continue reading 15. Writing a Book Using the Crazy Good Talks® Blueprint With Ross Marino →
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When you’re presenting, do you feel pressured to fill every space with words? A lot of professionals feel this way. They believe that if they pause, they’re giving the audience “nothing.” In this episode of Crazy Good Talks®, Deirdre Van Nest explains why the opposite is true. You will discover why taking a  pause is … Continue reading 14. How to Master the Power of the Pause in Your Presentations →
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What’s the difference between a good speaker and a Crazy Good Speaker?  In this episode, Deirdre Van Nest shares four trade secrets that Crazy Good Speakers use to stand out and own the room every time they speak. Whether you’re a new speaker, seasoned speaker, or somewhere in between, these are tips you can use … Continue reading 13. So What Does It Actually Take To Be a Crazy Good Speaker? →
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“To script or not to script?” Do you ever ask yourself this question as you prepare for a Crazy Good Talk®? In this episode, Deirdre Van Nest helps you decide which approach to take for your next speaking engagement –– and why (hint: It’s all about keeping your audience’s attention!). She also dispels the myth … Continue reading 12. To Script or Not to Script? How To Know Which Approach Will Keep Your Audience’s Attention →
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Have you ever had tons of people register for your event, but then, only a few people actually show up?  It’s frustrating. Especially when you’ve prepared a Crazy Good Talk®.  Help is here! Whether you’re an advisor, thought leader, or executive, this episode is for you. Deirdre Van Nest talks with Brad Swineheart, senior vice … Continue reading 11. 5 Strategies To Get More People To Attend Your Events With Brad Swineheart →
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Did you know that breathing is a secret weapon for decreasing anxiety and increasing your effectiveness as a presenter? In fact, when used daily, this secret weapon will give you more peace of mind and help you be more successful in all areas of your life. In this episode of the Crazy Good Talks® Podcast, … Continue reading Episode 10 – The Secret Weapon for Decreasing Your Speaking Jitters — with Jesse Tordsen →
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Contrary to popular belief, one of the ways even the best presentations can be derailed is by closing with a Q and A session. If you are presenting like this, it is absolutely time to make a change! In this episode of the Crazy Good Talks® Podcast, Deirdre Van Nest shares why it’s a mistake … Continue reading Episode 9 – Never, ever end your presentation with a Q & A session. Never! →
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What if you could become one of the best professional keynote speakers in the entire world? What would that journey look like, and how would you want to be remembered? In this episode of the Crazy Good Talks® Podcast, Deirdre Van Nest sits down with Craig Valentine, MBA, an award-winning professional speaker, and speech coach. … Continue reading Episode 8 – Speak To Be Remembered — with Craig Valentine, MBA →
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Your ability to build trust and emotional connection may not be as easy to quantify, but research shows, to the consumer, these qualities are MORE important than competency. In this episode of Crazy Good Talks®, Deirdre sits down with Joey Davenport, International speaker and president of Hoopis Performance Network. Joey and Deirdre share the top … Continue reading Episode 7 – The Blind Spot of Building Trust — with Guest Joey Dave...
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Creating a real connection with your audience through a “Why Story” is like adding lighter fluid to your presentations, conversations and marketing tactics. In this episode of Crazy Good Talks®, Deirdre delves into more detail on Why Stories. You will learn why this type of storytelling is so powerful and how to communicate your story … Continue reading Episode 6 – Is Storytelling in Your Sales & Relationship Building Toolkit? ...
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Did you know that human brains are ideally set up to understand and learn from a story? In this episode of Crazy Good Talks®, Deirdre will go over three types of stories every business professional MUST have in their tool kit. You’ll learn that stories are an extension of your sales and relationship building team, … Continue reading Episode 5 – Is Storytelling in Your Sales & Relationship Building Toolkit? →
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One of the biggest challenges a presenter has is grabbing the attention of your audience from the first words out of your mouth.  In this episode of Crazy Good Talks®, Deirdre will teach you how to inspire your audience and hook them at the beginning of every presentation both virtually and in person. In this … Continue reading Episode 4 – How to Grab Attention from the First Words Out of Your Mouth →
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Are you treating your presentations like any other meeting? You may not realize the work you need to put in before you step on stage. In this episode of Crazy Good Talks® Deirdre Van Nest, discusses how to discipline yourself and put the audience’s needs before your own. Deirdre explains ways you can empower yourself … Continue reading Episode 3 – How To Prepare Before You Step Out on Stage →
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In this episode of Crazy Good Talks®, you will get to know Deirdre Van Nest. Why is this important? Deirdre believes if you are going to follow her advice you need to feel confident she knows her stuff! Deirdre is passionate about helping and mentoring people to success, she has powered through her own challenges … Continue reading Episode 2 – Why I Left The Stage for 24 years with Deirdre Van Nest →
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Welcome to Crazy Good Talks® podcast! In this debut episode of Crazy Good Talks®, top-rated international keynoter and trainer, Deirdre Van Nest discusses her approach to improving your speaking skills, so you can stand out and own the room every time you speak. Deirdre, highlights a couple of success stories and how she helped others … Continue reading Episode 1 – Why You Must Be a Crazy Good Speaker with Deirdre Van Nest →
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