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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 Webinar Episode (AKA Keynopes and Freenopes)

4/8/2020
On this week's special, COVID-19 -FREE episode of The Freenoter, we look at the next best thing to being there: webinars and virtual keynotes. Are they for everybody? Tom and Tamsen share their most carefully-guarded secrets for virtual success. And they also enjoy a plague-inspired cocktail that is seemingly keeping them healthy. Show Notes: The Foley: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foley_(filmmaking) Goodnight, Nurse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= _H2qI Hello, Nurse:...

Duration:00:45:42

Metaphors, Analogies, and Stories (AKA Feral Hogs)

3/24/2020
On this week’s episode of The Freenoter, we talk about examples, metaphors, analogies, and an introduction to stories—all of the rhetorical devices we use to explain our points. We also look at the work of Kindra Hall and the research she has done on stories. Finally, we enjoy a Vesper—the only cocktail James Bond himself ever invented. Show Notes: Make It Stick:...

Duration:00:40:11

To TED Or Not To TED? (AKA Injured By A Toilet)

3/10/2020
On this week's episode of The Freenoter, we look at TED/TEDx talks - are they worth it for freenoters? What makes a great TED-style talk, and why they may or may not be right for you. We also look at one of the TEDxCambridge speakers Tamsen worked with, Andrew Lo, and what goes on behind the scenes during a TEDx event. And we debut an original-ish cocktail, the tequila-based Spectre. Show Notes: Tamsen's TEDx Talk Flowchart ("Should I do a TEDx talk?"): https://tamsenwebster.com/tedx/ Andrew...

Duration:00:37:00

The Actionable Takeaway (AKA the VIGOROUS EPISODE)

3/3/2020
On this week's episode of The Freenoter, Tom and Tamsen take ACTION and discuss what every conference organizer loves to see--your actionable takeaways. We also celebrate the work of Brian Fanzo, who always leaves audiences with an actionable action, and we toast the week with a delicious bourbon concoction--the Paper Plane. Show Notes: Bloom's Taxonomy: https://tips.uark.edu/using-blooms-taxonomy/ Jen Montfort: www.jenmontfort.com Brian Fanzo: https://www.brianfanzo.com/ Fyre Festival:...

Duration:00:45:12

Getting The Gigs, Part Two (AKA The Anchovy Show)

2/25/2020
In this episode of The Freenoter, Tamsen and Tom revisit how to book speaking gigs as a Freenoter, and reveal some next-level ways to find conferences and events. They also look at the latest book from Grant Baldwin, and in the spirit of this show being a sequel, they share a cocktail "sequel," The Corpse Reviver #2. Show Notes: Nancy Duarte: https://www.duarte.com/ Shoutout to Anchovies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=becMIR7ZitA Tamsen's Gig Calculator:...

Duration:00:34:59

The Insights Show (AKA METAVELCRO)

2/18/2020
In this week's episode of The Freenoter, Tamsen and Tom look at how we make ideas stick as speakers--does every talk need a "big idea?" We also examine the work of Real Hero of Speaking Brene Brown, and how her approach to making ideas stick has given her two of the biggest TED talks of all time. And we will make this podcast stick with a classic cocktail from the golden age of newspapers, The Hearst. Show Notes: Sir Robin Bravely Ran Away: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZwuTo7zKM8 I'd...

Duration:00:49:22

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