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World of Speakers E.53: Your message is your platform | Kenyon Salo

Your message is your platform. Ryan Foland speaks with Salo… Kenyon Salo (aka. The James Bond of speaking). Kenyon is a high-voltage speaker who takes audience engagement to the next level. His years of experience as one of the Denver Broncos Thunderstorm Skydiving Team gives him a unique perspective on living life to the fullest. Ryan and Kenyon talk about how speakers can set themselves apart from the crowd by looking for opportunities to do things differently and channel their inner...


World of Speakers E.52: Using Twitter to make more connections and get hired | Samantha Kelly

Using Twitter to make more connections and get hired. Ryan Foland speaks with Samantha Kelly, otherwise known as the Tweeting Goddess. Samantha is a Twitter expert, with over 46k engaged followers, and is founder of the global Women’s Inspire Network. She is a master of social media engagement. Ryan and Samantha talk extensively about how to use Twitter to make connections. As well as being a speaker, Samantha runs two international conferences each year, and in this interview she shares her...


World of Speakers E.51: Marketing with meatballs, marinara, and psychographics | Susan Izzo

Marketing with meatballs, marinara, and psychographics. Ryan Foland speaks with marketing specialist Susan Izzo. Sue became an expert in marketing from bootstrapping her own sports agency. Today she shares her unique perspective on how to market yourself both to audiences and event organizers. Ryan and Sue explore many aspects of professional speaking, including how to make meaningful connections with your audience and potential clients by figuring out what would appeal to them, then...


World of Speakers E.50: The philosophy of speaking and living authentically | Michael Levy

The philosophy of speaking and living authentically. Ryan Foland speaks with Michael Levy, a philosopher and poet. We have had experts from all walks of life with all sorts of expertise come on the show, but this philosopher will rattle your worldview and hopefully give you some new perspective on what it means to not only be an authentic speaker, but how to live an authentic life. Normally, when we are writing about the interviews, we like to give you a healthy list of the reasons you...


World of Speakers E.49 Finding your essential message | Interview with Greg McKeown

Finding your essential message. Ryan Foland speaks with Greg McKeown, a thought leader on the concept of essentialism. Essentialism is the idea that there is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so speakers can make the highest possible contribution towards topics that really matter to event organizers and audiences alike. Ryan and Greg discuss why essentialism matters, and how getting too caught up in too many topics...


World of Speakers E.48: Level-up your speaking business | Josh Linkner

Level-up your speaking business. Ryan Foland speaks with Josh Linkner, a high-level speaker, jazz musician, tech entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author. Get ready for a whirlwind of tips and tricks for building your speaking business. Ryan and Josh dive right into some high-level advice for emerging and mid-level speakers. This interview is jammed packed with advice that speakers at all levels can start using immediately. The advice will make an impact on your business and help...


World of Speakers E.47 Creating value and connections with your talks | Drew Dudley

Creating value and connections with your talks. Ryan Foland speaks with Drew Dudley, a dynamic and fascinating speaker whose viral TED Talk has been voted “one of the 15 most inspirational TED talks of all time.” Ryan and Drew cover a wide range of fantastically helpful topics in this podcast that range from how to effectively tell stories that connect with your audience, to how to get more bookings and become a highly-valuable speaker. Listen to this podcast to find out: - A practical guide...


World of Speakers E.46: Use brain science to boost your confidence | Interview with Alyssa Dver

Use brain science to boost your confidence. Ryan Foland speaks with Alyssa Dver, an author, speaker and Chief Confidence Officer at the American Confidence Institute. They dive into the neurology and psychology of confidence. What does real confidence look like? We often think it is simply the opposite to acting insecurely, but Alyssa gives us a new perspective in this episode—real confidence is the ability to stop making everything about you—you are secure and able to go make change happen...


World of Speakers E.45 Learning to drive your talk | Interview with Cathey Armillas

Ryan Foland speaks with Cathey Armillas, a marketing strategist, speaker, and TED Coach who helps speakers figure out what their core idea is, how to package it as a message, and how to market that message. Ryan and Cathey dive into why the TED format works, and why finding your core idea is essential to finding the right audience and getting that audience on board with your message, and take action. Listen to this podcast to find out: - How to figure out your core idea and how this can...


World of Speakers E.44: Consciously creating how you feel on stage | Cameron Brown

Consciously creating how you feel on stage. Ryan Foland speaks with Cameron Brown, a truly inspiring musician, networker, speaker and coach who believes in the power of building relationships when networking before trying to build your business. Ryan and Cameron dive into a number of topics, and give great insights on how to use psychological hacks to both build your business and overcome nervousness on stage. Cameron also gives advice on how to maximize your networking effectiveness on...


World of Speakers E.43: Don’t be afraid to muss it up | Sally Zimney

Don’t be afraid to muss it up. Ryan Foland speaks with Sally Zimney, a professional speaking coach, podcaster and trainer. Sally’s expertise lies in helping speakers connect on a deeper, more human level with their audience. In this fun and fast-moving talk, Sally and Ryan explore what to do when things go wrong on stage—and how it can ultimately work to your benefit when they do. Listen to this podcast to find out: - The 3 things you need to do when things go wrong. - Why being perfect and...


World of Speakers E:42 Leadership and speakership | Vince Molinaro

Leadership and speakership. Ryan Foland speaks with Vince Molinaro, a top business strategist who specializes in speaking, and writing, about leadership. Vince has spoken in 70 cities over the past 2 years about what he has learned about how to lead, and in this conversation Ryan and Vince look at the similarities between being a speaker and a leader. The key topic in this interview is the “contract” speakers sign up to when they decide to become a speaker: while it might seem like a...


World of Speakers E.41: A supportive network of speakers | Lance Miller

A supportive network of speakers. Ryan Foland speaks with Lance Miller, an award-winning speaker and leadership and communication coach, Lance has spoken as a guest on over 150 television and talk radio shows and delivered over 5,000 presentations in more than 55 countries. Ryan and Lance explore what it means to be a successful speaker, and the route that Lance took to get there. They cover important topics like audience engagement, getting paid, and the importance of have a strong support...


World of Speakers E.40: The keynote is the key with Manoj Vasudevan

Ryan Foland speaks with Manoj Vasudevan, the 2017 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking. Manoj is an introvert who has used his engineering background to analyze top speakers, ultimately leading him to be one of the world’s best speakers. Ryan and Manoj talk extensively about how to go from good to great, and why you need to perfect your keynote if you want to take your speaking to the next level. They also discuss audience engagement, and how to build your influence effectively...


World of Speakers E.39: Giving audiences what they want | Mitch Jackson

Giving audiences what they want. Ryan Foland speaks with Mitch Jackson, a mastermind when it comes to law. He is a lawyer, speaker and consultant who has been awarded the California Trial Lawyer of the Year. He shared insights on how to win over audiences and communicate effectively. Ryan and Mitch cover a handful of great topics, and Mitch provides great advice on many areas of audience engagement, presenting skills, and how to master social media. Listen to this podcast to find out: -How...


World of Speakers E.38: Build a thought leading blog | Neil Patel

Build a thought leading blog. Ryan Foland speaks with Neil Patel, the founder or co-founder of Quicksprout, Crazy Egg, Hello Bar and KISSmetrics. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 online marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies in the world. Ryan and Neil talk about how to get noticed by audiences and grow your business through content marketing. Specifically, how building a...


World of Speakers E.37: Gaining confidence to get on stage and get paid | Angela Lussier

Gaining confidence to get on stage and get paid. Ryan Foland speaks with Angela Lussier, an author, podcast host, and award-winning speaker. Angela is the founder of the Speaking School for Women, as well a the CEO of the Speaker Sisterhood, an organization aimed at helping women find their voice and confidence, both on and off stage. What happens when two expert speaker podcast hosts get together? A lot of laughter and a lot superb advice for speakers of all levels. In this podcast, Ryan...


World of Speakers E.36: Influence as a currency | Teresa de Grosbois

Influence as a currency. Ryan Foland speaks with Teresa de Grosbois, co-founder of the Global Influence Summit and a bestselling author on how local word of mouth can suddenly turn into an epidemic. Teresa specializes on the topics of influence and success. As the Chair of the Evolutionary Business Council, Teresa leads an international, invitation-only council of speakers and influencers dedicated to teaching the principles of success. In this podcast interview, Ryan and Teresa explore...


World of Speakers E.35: Telling stories that stick | Ivan Misner

Telling stories that stick. Ryan Foland speaks with Ivan Misner, is the founder of BNI, the world's largest business networking company, which has over 8,000 chapters throughout every populated continent of the world. He has amassed a wealth of knowledge about what works, and what doesn’t, when networking. Ryan and Ivan dive into what makes some stories stick with their audiences, and how to use sticky stories to network more effectively, offer better presentations, and engage your audience....


World of Speakers E.34 Audience-centred presentations | Rebekah Radice

Audience-centred presentations. Ryan Foland speaks with Rebekah Radice, the author of “Social Media Mastery: A Comprehensive Guide to Strategic Growth,” and recognized digital marketing expert. Rebekah has trained thousands of growth focused leaders on how to build a purpose-driven marketing system. Ryan and Rebekah discuss extensively how audience-centred presentations work to spread your message effectively, build your speaking brand, and help keep pre-performance nervousness at bay....