International Keynoter, Certified World-Class Speaking Coach, and Story Strategist, Deirdre Van Nest is obsessed with helping financial professionals and entrepreneurs express themselves in a way that attracts and wins them more business. Each episode of the Crazy Good Talks Podcast is packed with actionable strategies to help you effortlessly make emotional connections with your ideal clients through the power of speaking, storytelling, and content creation. Come on this journey with her; when you use these strategies your influence and your impact are limitless!
Do you know that feeling when you take on too much at once and feel like you’re spinning a million plates that could fall and break any second?
Deirdre Van Nest knows this feeling all too well.
The way to get out of this chaos is knowing when to say NO. With this in mind, we have made the hard decision of temporarily pausing the Crazy Good Talks podcast.
In this episode, Deirdre explains why the Crazy Good Talks podcast is going on...
Humans have been using storytelling to communicate, pass on knowledge and connect for thousands of years.
But, did you know that when you share your wisdom and stories, and package them in the right way, your stories actually become assets in your business?
In this episode, Deirdre Van Nest has a conversation with John LoDuca, founder of Playbook Builder, to discuss the importance of storytelling, packaging your wisdom, and how th...
A ‘Thought Leader’ has the ability to transform people, industries, and sometimes even the world.
In order to be considered a thought leader you must voice (or pen) original ideas AND you must differentiate yourself through a unique process.
In this episode, Deirdre Van Nest speaks with John LoDuca, founder of Playbook Builder, about how to capitalize on your wisdom and be viewed as a thought leader.
Deirdre and John discuss:
Remote work has opened up a whole new world of opportunities.
But, there is still some resistance and fear from business owners who are not comfortable moving to this new way of working. The truth is if you’re not willing to provide at least some remote options, you will not be competitive when it comes to attracting and hiring top talent!
In this episode, Deirdre Van Nest sits down with Andrea Schlapia, founder of Ironstone Consul...
Most people think their presentation starts when they take the stage, but it actually starts at your introduction.
A Crazy Good introduction paves the way for you and is just as important as the presentation itself. Why? Your introduction needs to be compelling so your audience is primed and excited to hear what you have to say vs. looking at their phones or thinking about what’s on TiKTok!
In this episode, Deirdre Van Nest breaks ...
Just saying the word…Video. Strikes fear in hearts of even the most courageous advisors and entrepreneurs.
In addition to hearing your inner critic tell you how bad you look and sound, if you’re not a video expert, filming, editing, and producing a video can be really intimidating! Plus, it’s easy to make mistakes.
That’s why Deirdre asked Laura Garfield, the co-founder of Idea Decanter ,a video production company focused on help...
Would you believe that the subject matter of a great story is almost irrelevant?
What makes a story great and what can RUIN it… is all in the editing! Finding the right details in a story to capture the audience’s attention and relate to the presentation’s topic is much more important than having an action-packed story.
In this episode, Deirdre Van Nest reveals the importance of editing and why a great story is not what you leave i...
Do you want to know the secret behind the success of Michael Kitces, one of the most sought-after speakers and thought leaders in his industry?
Through consistency, practice, and following specific communication strategies, Michael has become the legend he is today.
In this episode, Michael talks to Deirdre and reveals the strategies he uses to improve as a speaker, the most powerful medium to establish yourself as a thought leader...
Imagine if one presentation could change your life forever.
That’s exactly what happened to Michael Kitces, one of the most sought after speakers and thought leaders in the financial services industry.
But if you’re an entrepreneur, don’t tune out. This episode is for you too because even though Michael’s an advisor, at his core, he’s an entrepreneur and someone every business owner can learn from.
In this episode, Deirdre Van Nest...
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 episode you will learn:
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