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The Freenoter

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Introducing The Freenoter! There are lots of resources out there on how to become a paid speaker or keynoter, but what if you speak to build your business, as a FREEnoter? Each week, join Tamsen and Tom Webster as they cover all the angles of how to profit from speaking for free. If you are looking to grow your business from the stage--without "selling from the stage," this is the show for you. We will cover EVERY aspect of building your business through speaking, and even share a different craft cocktail recipe every week, just because.

Introducing The Freenoter! There are lots of resources out there on how to become a paid speaker or keynoter, but what if you speak to build your business, as a FREEnoter? Each week, join Tamsen and Tom Webster as they cover all the angles of how to profit from speaking for free. If you are looking to grow your business from the stage--without "selling from the stage," this is the show for you. We will cover EVERY aspect of building your business through speaking, and even share a different craft cocktail recipe every week, just because.

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United States

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Introducing The Freenoter! There are lots of resources out there on how to become a paid speaker or keynoter, but what if you speak to build your business, as a FREEnoter? Each week, join Tamsen and Tom Webster as they cover all the angles of how to profit from speaking for free. If you are looking to grow your business from the stage--without "selling from the stage," this is the show for you. We will cover EVERY aspect of building your business through speaking, and even share a different craft cocktail recipe every week, just because.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Slides Episode (AKA "The Slidecar")

2/11/2020
On this week's episode, we talk about slides! We love them, we hate them, we need them. And we look at the work of Joey Coleman, who has a unique take on using slides in his talks. And finally, we rename a classic cocktail: The Slidecar! Bob Hope and Bing Crosby's "Road" movies: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_to_... The Road to Hana: https://roadtohana.com/ Chris Anderson: https://www.ted.com/speakers/chris_anderson_ted Edward Tufte: https://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/ Joey Coleman:...

Duration:00:47:14

Listener Grab Bag (AKA WHAT Narrative Arc???)

2/4/2020
On this week's episode of The Freenoter--it's a LISTENER FIESTAVAL. A grab bag of excellent questions about staying in touch with the audience, selling without sounding like a jerk, and even where Tamsen and Tom disagree! Plus we look at how Drew Davis stays engaged with his audiences after the event, and we reveal our take on the classic gin martini--with a literal and figurative twist. SHOW NOTES Our friend Chris Farias, who did our logo and branding! https://www.theunicornrebellion.com/...

Duration:00:52:12

Performance (AKA Tom and Tamsen Acting Badly)

1/28/2020
This week, Tom and Tamsen address the finer points of performance--actually delivering your talk. Are speakers actors? We also celebrate the work of Eva Kor, who taught us that content trumps performance. And we celebrate "dry January" with our favorite non-alcoholic cocktail. SHOW NOTES (all Amazon links are affiliate links): More on the "white lab coat effect": https://beyondphilosophy.com/dress-success-white-lab-coat-effect-subconscious-experience/ Journey, "Separate Ways":...

Duration:00:44:24

The Problem of The Problem (AKA The Duckbunny)

1/14/2020
On this week's episode of The Freenoter, Tom and Tamsen dissect the problem of...the problem. As speakers, we hope to solve a problem for our audience--but often, their version of the problem and our version of the problem are different! This episode will teach you to reframe, adapt, and deliver true value. Show notes: Tamsen's post on reframing the problem: https://tamsenwebster.com/what-is-your-problem-or-rather-what-is-theirs/ The "duckbunny":...

Duration:00:33:01

Speaking Rituals (AKA These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things)

1/8/2020
On this week's episode of The Freenoter, we ring in 2020 with a look at some of our favorite speaking rituals--the things we ALWAYS to do be ready for a gig. We also talk about a few of the books that have helped us get better at the craft, and answer a listener email about video. Show Notes: “We are what we repeatedly do.” https://medium.com/the-mission/my-favourite-quote-of-all-time-is-a-misattribution-66356f22843d Jerry Seinfeld on Pop-Tarts:...

Duration:00:54:36

The Audience (AKA The Thing That Keeps You From Crazy Talking To Yourself)

12/17/2019
In this week's episode of The Freenoter, we examine one of the most important aspects of freenoting: the audience, and how much you should tailor your talk to each event. We also spotlight a speaker who always customizes for her audience, and we ring in the holidays with the most festive of beverages, the Champagne Cocktail. Note: The Freenoter is taking a holiday break! Look for our next episode on January 7th. Show Notes: A Flock of Seagulls - "I Ran"...

Duration:00:39:16

The Three Types of Talk (AKA 10 Yard Penalty: Excessive Football Analogies)

12/10/2019
On this week's episode of The Freenoter, Tom and Tamsen tease out the goal (yes, singular) of a great Freenote, and how to get clarity on a practical outcome from any talk you give. They also examine the three broad types of talk to achieve that goal, celebrate the "original" Freenoter, and ring in Winter in the most appropriate means possible--a craft cocktail designed for the season. Have questions for the show? Email them to: thefreenoter@gmail.com and we might answer them on a future...

Duration:00:40:29

Getting the Gigs (AKA, the Outbound of Inbound)

12/3/2019
In this episode of The Freenoter, Tamsen calls in from her speaking engagement in Dallas to chat about how to get gigs as a Freenoter: the craft of writing speaking proposals, enlisting the help of clients, and even when it makes sense to create your own event. Tom talks about how he used to write proposals, and how he changed, while Tamsen shares her own best practices for compelling speaker proposals from her previous experience as an event organizer. We also take some listener mail from...

Duration:00:38:22

What Makes a Great Freenote? (AKA Reliable Narrators)

11/26/2019
On this week's episode of The Freenoter, Tom and Tamsen look at what makes a great Freenote, and where they can go wrong. No one loves the feeling of being sold to from the stage, and this show is all about recognizing that fine line between being helpful, and being seen as simply a shill--and how you can tell the difference when you walk off the stage. They also celebrate Real Hero of Speaking Sylvie di Giusto and revisit a grand old cocktail from the pre-prohibition era, the Last Word....

Duration:00:30:57

The Case for Freenoting (AKA, I'm A Crap Networker)

11/18/2019
In the first episode of The Freenoter, Tamsen and Tom make the case for speaking for free, why it is a great way to succeed at networking, and how freenoting is the most efficient way to win over prospects without selling. They also doff their caps to this week's Real Hero of Speaking, Mitch Joel, and reveal their own not-so-secret Manhattan recipe, the T&T. RESOURCES: The Freenoter: https://www.thefreenoter.com Tamsen Webster: https://www.tamsenwebster.com Tom Webster:...

Duration:00:29:20

The Freenoter Trailer Blooper Reel

11/11/2019
It may have taken Tom and Tamsen between 100 and 200 takes to record their first 2-minute trailer for The Freenoter. Luckily, some of their greatest "misses" are captured here, in the inaugural Freenoter Blooper Reel. You'll hear some cringeworthy singing, meet Phlegmmy, and hear Tamsen call Tom a giant LIAR.

Duration:00:02:10

Introducing The Freenoter

11/11/2019
Introducing The Freenoter! There are lots of resources out there on how to become a paid speaker or keynoter, but what if you speak to build your business, as a FREEnoter? Each week, join Tamsen and Tom Webster as they cover all the angles of how to profit from speaking for free. If you are looking to grow your business from the stage--without "selling from the stage," this is the show for you. We will cover EVERY aspect of building your business through speaking, and even share a different...

Duration:00:02:10